Sunday, November 29, 2015

Three Smalls And Some Book Binding

It's November check in time for the 2015 Smalls SAL and I have 3 little pieces to share….

First, I stitched this little needle book:

2015 HOE Autumn Exchange
Design: Quaker Pumpkin (partial)
Angel Stitched for: Nicole S.

Finish: Needle Book

Second, I stitched this little ornament:

2015 HOE Prairie Schooler Ornament
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Snowman Mini Card (freebie)
Stitched for: Lee F.

For the finishing I used a small tin, that looks much like a mini bundt pan, and sprayed it black.

Ornament Back

Third, I stitched this little Santa ornament:

2015 Ornament Exchange
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Design: A Good Night Santa 04 (partial)

I used another small tin for the finishing.

Not only did I sign up for a photography class, I also signed up for a book making class.  I have always been interested in learning how these little books are constructed and was very please with the one day class.  Here are the two books that I completed…

When life gets a little less hectic I plan to make more of these in various sizes.  

We were fortunate to have my DS/DIL (from NYC) AND my DS/GF (from Colorado) spend Thanksgiving with us.  We spent the holiday with my relatives and had a great time. Everyone left today, including my DH who will be spending the week in Budapest, so it is very quiet at my house now.  I have six more Christmas ornaments to stitch/finish and  am hoping to complete them and mail them out before we head to CA on 12/21. Time to put down the laptop and pick up my needle.

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time…

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Completed Some Finishing

I participated in the HOE Autumn exchange and had the pleasure of stitching for Edgar.  Here is what I  stitched of for him…

 2015 HOE Autumn 
Fabric: 32 count linen

I decided on a needle book finish for this piece…

And what did I receive?

I received this beautiful Autumn exchange from Maggee…

2015 HOE Autumn Exchange
Stitched by: Maggee S.

This is such a great design and a wonderful finish.  Maggee used wool in the finishing of this little pillow, something I have never done but will try in the future.  In addition she stitched these tiny little buttons on the back, so cute!

Thank you, Maggee!

My work on Black Horse Inn was minimal this month.  Actually, I pulled it out a few nights ago so that I could post on this months Gifted Gorgeousness progress. I stitched the small roof section, that all!

November 2015 Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

What kept me from stitching on Black Horse Inn?


I purchased three boxes at Hobby Lobby and stitched these three designs to mount on the top…

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32 count linen
Floss: DMC
Stitched for: Thanksgiving gift for Karen C.

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Autumn Band Sampler (partial)
Fabric: 32 count linen
Floss: DMC
Stitched for: Thanksgiving gift for Lynda R.

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Autumn Band Sampler (partial)
Fabric: 32 count linen
Floss: DMC

Stitched for: Thanksgiving gift for Tricia B.

I attached this cute acorn charm to the corner…

In addition, I stitched/sent Christmas ornaments for two exchanges plus I "angel stitched" an autumn design for a fellow exchanger. I'll show pictures of those when I know they have been received. 

Thanks for stopping by…
Until next time…