Sunday, January 29, 2012

A is for Altemeyer

Greetings Friends,

Yesterday was a glorious day...14 hours of peaceful stitching. 
I took my dog to the groomer at 8:00 a.m. was home by 9:30 and parked
my caboose on the couch until about 11:30 last night. 

During my marathon stitching session I finished the "A" from M Designs.

I was inspired to stitch this piece after seeing Yvonne's "S"
This piece was one of my many starts in 2011.  Deciding to dedicate some of my time to finishing those "starts" I decided to tackle this one first.  I really love this design and have a perfect place in my living ready to display the finished product. 
The problem is...............Now that it is finished I'm not so sure I like the colors. 
Has this ever happened to you? 

I think my problem is the fibers I chose.  All the color variation makes an already busy design TOO busy.  The picture tones it down a bit but the gray variations run rampant.  When I finished I held it up for my husband to see and asked him if he could tell what it was.  He looked intently begging for an imagine to appear before his eyes so he wouldn't have to say he couldn't tell what it was.  Bahahaha!  Poor man.  I finally cracked up laughing and let him off the hook. 
Now my dilemma is whether to frame this piece.  I'm hoping it will grow on me....

M Designs "A"

I hope everyone is off to a great start in 2012. 
It is hard to believe that January is almost over.
Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments.  Hearing from you makes my day :-)
I did want to let you know that I try very hard to respond, thank or just say hi to anyone who comments on my blog posts.  If you don't hear from me that means your reply is set to "no reply blogger" and if I don't already have your email address I can't reply back. 
Regardless, please know that I appreciate the time you take to stop by. 

Keep on stitchin,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Look Out.....I'm on a ROLL!

Happy Sunday Friends!

I finished stitching this cutie patootie JBW design last night. 
It was a quick stitch and turned out super cute (I think ;-)
I'm on a stitching and finishing roll this weekend.  If only I could stay this motivated. 

JBW Winter Collection
Snow Hats
28 ct. White Jobelen
Suggested Fibers
I added the pom poms on the top because these hats
remind me of one a had when I was little. 
My hat had a sparkly ball on the top. 
I hated wearing that hat when I was little but it brings back fond memories now.

Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments. 
I love hearing from you and appreciate you allowing me to share my stitched pieces with you.  Have a great week and I'll be back soon, assuming the stitching mojo continues.

Keep on stitchin'

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Finish

Greetings Fellow Stitchers,
I have my first finish for the new year! I've noticed this design on many blogs and I'm delighted to share my version of it with you.  I've decided to stitch the series separately and can't wait for each new month.  I've already kitted February and can't wait to see March. 

I'm sitting here in a quiet, peaceful house this evening so I decided it was a perfect time to work on finishing this piece.  I cut fabric, ironed, adhered batting to the cube and sat down to start pinning.  Wouldn't you know it.....I had about 10 pins, it usually takes about 25 for a cube this size.  So, I called my neighbor who sews and has a craft room to die for.  Surely, she would have some pins I could borrow, nope.  So she called her mom, nope.  Her sister, nope.  I couldn't stop now so I hopped in the car and trekked the 15 miles to the nearest wal-mart.  I went directly to the pins and picked up all 5 containers of satin pins on the shelf.  No way I'm running out of pins for a very long time.  As I turn to go, low and behold......the fabric got me.  Of course you can't go into the fabric dept. and not look.  So in the process of picking up pins I also found some finishing fabric I liked even better.  (I also picked up some Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day fabric while I was at it. ;-)
While I was on a roll I decided to cruise the ribbon selection.  I found the cutest sparkly snowflake ribbon to finish off the design.  I guess my trip to wal-mart was worth it after all. 
I like this finished product better than what I had planned on using. 


Now, I need a good camera.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  I hope the new year is off to a great start for you.  Next weekend I am off to a stitching retreat in Ohio. 
I can't wait to see the girls and spend some time stitching and stashing.  Until next time......

Keep on stitching,