Sunday, November 20, 2011

Peppermint Lane

Well construction at Peppermint Lane is complete and just in time for Christmas! Now I just need to pack up and move into one of those cute little cottages! ;o) I am such a sucker for anything with a cottage or a house, especially if pink is involved. I am so glad that I met my deadline to get this finished so we could turn it into tomorrow while I am picking up my mom. I finished most of the stitching last night with watching BBC's North and South (not the American one about the Civil war). LOVE that movie!

I am going to start LHN's Winter Band Sampler here in a little bit and work on some more ornaments. I have two that are almost finished.

I probably won't be on much for the next two weeks, since my mom will be sleeping in our office/craft room but I wanted to wish all of my American friends a blessed Thanksgiving. We all have so much for which to be thankful! One of the things I am thankful for, is the friends I have made through my blog! ;o)

Peppermint Lane: stitched on 28ct. Autumn Fields with called for threads.

Don't you just love my pink polka dot ironing board cover! ;o) My husband says it lowers his testosterone every time he looks at it! ;o)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Autumn scissor fob and card

Hi! Just a quick post to show you a scissor fob I made for a friend. She admired mine, so I decided to make her one too. This is from the design Autumn is in the Air by Brittercup Designs. I stitched it on 32ct Cream Linen with the called for threads. I also made her a card to go with it. I used PTI's Leaf Prints and their Wood-grain Impression Plate. I LOVE that impression plate! ;o) I sure hope she likes it! ;o)
Welcome to all my new followers! I am always so blessed that you take time from your lives to stop by and say hi!!!

Here is a close up of the wood-grain impression plate.


Monday, November 14, 2011

1st Christmas card for the year...

Hi! I thought I would pop on here and post my first Christmas card for the year. One down on 59 to go!! ;o)

Betsy Veldman's card was my inspiration. I used PTI's Bells and Boughs, and their musical background.

I REALLY have to get busy and start cranking out some Christmas cards! Welcome to all of my new followers!!! I am blessed to have you stop by my little corner of the blogosphere! ;o)

Love, Heather

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumkins 4 Sale Framed and some progress

Hi!! I hope y'all are having a lovely November day! I picked up my Pumpkins 4 Sale from the framers. I really like how it turned out. It is sitting in a frame easel on my entry way table in my sitting room. I am done with Autumn stitching for this year. I had thought I might try to stitch a few smalls, but I am ready to move on the Christmas stitching.

I have been working on ornaments so I haven't made to much progress on my Peppermint Lane, but there is some progress. I am hoping to having this finished by the 16th to take it to the framers in Tucson when we go there for a doctor's appointment. If not then, by the 21st when I go to pick up my Mom at the airport. ;o)

Peppermint Lane progress picture.
I finished my Merry Christmas ornament on Saturday. I am going to use the rickrack as part of the trim. I dislike *finishing* ornaments so it will probably be awhile before I show the finished product! ;o)

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkins 4 Sale and a few new projects....

Little House Needleworks Pumpkins 4 Sale

Country Cottage Needleworks~ Peppermint Lane

Country Cottage Needleworks Merry Christmas Ornament

Hi! I hope y'all are having a lovely day! It is a beautiful day here in Southern AZ. It is supposed to be 84 degrees and sunny! ;o)

I finished LHN's Pumpkins 4 Sale a couple of weeks ago and it is at the framers. I hope to get a call that it is finished sometime this week or early next week. I have started CCN's Peppermint Lane and CCN's christmas ornament from this year's Just Cross~Stitch ornament issue.

I joined the 2011 Christmas Ornament Challenge. I am going to start LHN's Joy and Peace tomorrow for it. I just need to cut my fabric sometime today. I will be sure to post pictures.

I am really going to try and be a better blogger. ;o) I have been stamping a little so I hope to have a post about that up in a few days.


Monday, October 24, 2011

A friend's give~away

Hi all! Sorry for the absence again, just going through some major health trials. I just wanted to pop on here and let you know that one of my new blog friends Kathy at the lovely A Stitcher's Heirlooms is having her first give~away and it is a lovely one! Head on over there and check out her beautiful blog and lovely stitching!

I hope to be back later today with a post on what I have been stitching.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Back from the framers.....

Pumpkin Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks

Hi y'all! Sorry I just dropped off for a while! I am having some health issues. Anyway, I got my pictures back from the framers this week. I am happy with them. I need to get better about stretching them. You can see that Acorn Hill is a little squiggly as my 7 year old would say! ;o)
Autumn Harvest by Little House Needleworks
Acorn Hill by Little House Needlworks
You can see where I have put Pumpkin Cottage for now in this picture. This view is from my couch in my sitting room. I am going to paint the easel that it is on as soon as it cools down a bit here. (It is 94 degrees out!)

Since I last posted I finished The Rose in the Morning by LHN and I am currently working on Pumpkins for Sale by LHN and the ornament that CCN designed for this years Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine. I will hopefully post pictures soon! ;o)

Happy stitching!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Acorn Hill

I put the last stitches in Acorn Hill this afternoon!!! I love how this one turned out! The stitching went a lot faster than I thought it would! I stretched it this evening and it is headed to the framers tomorrow! I am taking a small break from Autumn stitching. ;o) I have a couple of things that are close to being stitched, so I am going to finish those and then I have a gift I want to stitch. But after that I will pick my Autumn stitching back up. ;o)

Acorn Hill was stitched on 28ct. Vintage Lentil from Lakeside Linens. LOVE this fabric. I love the mottled green! ;o) I did use the Crescent Colours Conversion. And if you are thinking of stitching this yourself. I needed two skeins of Brown Sugar and I came close on Bramble Bush and Weeping Willow. ;o)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A finish and a new start...

I have a new finish! I started Autumn Harvest by Little House Needleworks on Sunday August 7th and finished it on Sunday August 14th. I stitched it on 28ct Tea dyed Irish Linen with the recommended DMC threads. It was a very fun and fast stitch. I am getting it ready to be taken to the framers this weekend. I will show it when I get it back.

I have already started a new Autumn stitch. It is Acorn Hill by Little House Needleworks. I am stitching it on 28 ct Vintage Lentil by Lakeside Linens with the Crescent Colours substitution. I took this picture yesterday and I have already made a lot more progress. This one is going to take me a lot longer, so I will be sure and show updates.

Sorry the pictures are so dark, it is Monsoon season here in Arizona so we have been having storms every day! YEAH!

Welcome to all of my new followers! ;o)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Previous Stitching Part 1 - LHN & CCN

Hi! I thought I would share some of my previous stitching. These are my Little House Needleworks and my Country Cottage Needleworks pieces. These are two of my favourite designers.
Cottage Flowers by Country Cottage Needleworks
Summer Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks
Gingerbread Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks
A terrible photo, but it helps you to see most of my pieces. Also you can see two of my pieces that I do not have individual photos for, I will have to fix that soon and edit this post. They are:
Home Sweet Home by Country Cottage Needleworks and Rose Garden by Little House Needleworks.

Ladybugs and Bumblebees by Country Cottage Needleworks.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pink & Brown Happy Birthday

I made this birthday card for me sweet friend Jenn. She and I share a love of pink! ;o) I love these sets from Papertrey! I stamped BB Sheet Music on some pink patterned paper I had in my stash. I love Make a wish and Make a wish Additions. Of course I had to add a little bit of Stickles to the top of each layer. ;o)


Pumpkin Cottage

I finished this piece on Sunday afternoon. It took me right at about a month to stitch it. It was delightful to stitch. Country Cottage Needleworks is one of my favourite designers. I stitched it on the recommended fabric and used the recommended threads. I stretched it today and will take it to JoAnn's to be framed this weekend. I will show it again when it is framed. I can't wait for Autumn!!

Happy stitching!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-faire challenge #5

Papertrey has been having challenges all day. Here is my entry for challenge #5. All of the supplies I used except ink are from Papertrey. I love this colour combo!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A cupcake birthday

Here is a card that I made for my friend that I gave the rose pin pillow to. I love cupcakes!!! ;o) The cupcake stamp is from PTI and it is paper pieced. I love to paper piece. ;o)Fleur de lis embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. The scrunched seam binding is from Bluebird Lane .


A Rose is a Rose....

Here is a sweet little pin pillow that I made for my friend for her birthday. It was a freebie from La-D-Da but I can't find it on the web anymore. I want to make one for me soon. ;o)


A gift for a friend

Prairie Schooler Leaflet #24 Prairie birds

Debbie Mumm fabric from JoAnns

Here is a pincushion and scissor fob that I made for a dear friend that shares my love of birds and cross-stitch. This was a fun stitch. I want to make one for myself.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sympathy card

Here is a card I made for a friend who had lost her 2 year old daughter. I love Hydrangeas and this one is so easy to colour. I just stamped it with Versa Mark and then used chalks to colour it in. The tag is Papertrey's Tiny Tags and the sentiment is from PTI's Birds of a Feather set. The background is SU's French Script.


I'm back...

Wow!! Little did I realize when I posted that I would be taking a short break that it would last 7 months! I also didn't realize there would be 3 surgeries in that 7 months!

But I am now back to crafting. Yeah! I am cross-stitching right now with a little bit of stamping and scrap booking thrown in here and there! My next post will be some pictures of some stamping and cross-stitching.

See you soon!