Sweet Shoppes


Today I will share the only other afghan in my possession.  I stitched this one up quite some time ago also.

This one was also stitched from a series of magazine patterns, but I’m sorry to say that I can’t remember which magazine.  I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the afghan fabric either, but I can tell you that it was stitched entirely with DMC Flower Threads.  I’m not sure why those threads were discontinued as I enjoyed working with them.  I still have a bunch, if not all of the colors left over.  Here is a close up of the cross stitch shop:

And here is my favorite shop:

Of course I would love to eat at this shop, but I love the colors; Pink and blue.  Again, this was one of those afghans that had a different shop each month and I think I really enjoy working on projects in this way.  I must take another look at the current Stoney Creek Christmas afghan that is running in their magazines right now…Thanks for stopping by.

Snowmen Afghan


I stitched up this afghan quite some time ago and finally took a photo so that I can share it with you.

It is Stoney Creek’s Snowmen of the month afghan.  When I stitched this ( and it took me a long time) it was offered in their magazine each month or every other month.  I can’t remember.  But I think that you can now  purchase a book of all of these adorable snowmen.  The afghan started out as a piece of sparkly fabric and I had to block off and stitch in the silver thread separating each block.  But it was well worth it as I love this afghan.  I don’t use it much.  It sits on the back of my rocking chair. Occasionally I will throw it over my lap if I get chilled.  What about you?  Have you stitched up any afghans and do you use them?  Here is my favorite block on this afghan:

I love the witchy snowman and that penguin disguised as a tiger is too stinking cute!  Here is the November block since it is reminding me that I need to get my leaves raked up. Hehe.

I think I like patterns that I get to keep adding to each month (or when I can).  Like on an afghan.  I have made quite a few afghans in my time, but this one and one other (I will share that one tomorrow) are the only 2 that I own now.  I hope to add more afghan’s in the future.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have been up to.

November Pillow


I stitched my November Pillow over the weekend.  It turned out pretty cute and was a pretty quick  stitch.

I am so proud of myself for stitching this up before picking up August Fairy again.  If I can get the December pillow stitched before December, I will really be doing great.  I already have Jan., Feb., and March stitched.  I will show those each month when I pull them out.   Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

Halloween Stitches


I have only 2 Halloween finishes to hang in my home for the holidays.  Pretty weird since Halloween is my favorite holiday. The first one is Bugs and Kisses from Lizzy Kate:

I couldn’t resist stitching this one up back in 1998. She is stitched on a Purple 10ct fabric using Sampler Threads from The Gengle Art.  Sorry about the photo.  I took it last week on a cloudy, dreary day.

The second piece is from Stoney Creek.

I remember stitching this from a magazine quite some time ago, but I believe that it  is available as a chart from Stoney Creek as I have seen it or something similar advertised in magazines.  This was a fun stitch as I used the Glow in the Dark threads for the pumpkins, grass and the Trick or Treat.  I stitched it on white 14ct Aida and framed it in a wooden hoop.  I made a ruffle from the pumpkin fabric and glued it to the back of the hoop and glued some black lace trim on the top of the hoop.  A shimmery crinkle bow was the final touch.

Besides my October pillow, that is all the Halloween stitching I have.  I’ll have to work on that for next year.  Especially since there are so many cute Halloween patterns out this year.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherry Blossom


I finished my block on Johanna’s Round Robin over the weekend.

I chose to do Cherry Blossom on her piece.  Here is the completed piece:

Isn’t it just gorgeous?  It is now complete and I am thinking of keeping it for myself.  Ha! ( I know you are reading this, Johanna.)  I will send it on.  It is so beautiful.  She is going to be thrilled with it when she gets it.

October 2nd and not too late and a Fairy update


Since my kids are not so little anymore, I kind of procrastinate when it comes to decorating or getting into the season.  Today is just October 2nd and I am on the ball!  I already have my fall wreath on the front door and yesterday I added this little stitched item to my living room:

I purchased all 12 of these cute “All Tied Up” pillow shams from Pine Mountain Designs back in 2007 and have only completed January, February, March, and October.  I would like to finish all of them this year so that I can put them out each month next year.  Then I think I will remember to put them out the first of every month instead of remembering mid-month.  The fabrics on these shams are so adorable.  Unlike any fabrics I see in Joannes.

I received my latest Round Robin piece in the mail last week and started on it over the weekend.  So August Fairy has been put aside for the time being, but here is my progress on her so far:

I am at the lower portion of her dress and she is coming along nicely.  I will pick her back up after I finish the block on Johanna’s RR which should not take too long as I have already stitched quite a bit this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  Happy Stitching!