Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A Little Progress on Santas

I've been absent from blogland for awhile; our house has been the infirmary lately. All four of us have been sick at least once in the last six weeks. I managed to put a few stitches into each of my two Santas.
Where I was last month:
Where I am now:
A little bit more green on the coat
Finished the pant legs
Thanks for reading and looking.
Happy stitching :-)

September Prairie Schooler Update

September 30, 2015
I guess it's time to update my Prairie Schooler I've been working on.  I have made quite a bit of progress on it since last month.  I've been trying to work at least an hour a day on it but more often than not I'm still spending way too much time on the ipad.  I have deleted most of the games on it and have been trying to limit the amount of time I've been playing the few that are left.  Also I've been spending a lot of time stitching my daughter's wedding sampler.  I've made really good progress on it and I can actually see myself finishing it by the time the wedding rolls around next year.  So I guess I'm okay with the way this one looks right now.  It is a fun piece and is working up rather quickly.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

not going to make it

I just am not going to make September's deadline.  I have started a new PS Santa but all I have done is his boot so far (and only one boot).  I'll get a photo of the progress in a day or so.  I know that I will have two nights of tv watching to stitch thru.  Meanwhile I thought I would share some of the PS nutcrackers I did earlier in the year that I plan on making into ornaments.

Actually the big Santa in the middle photo is one of the early PS Santa series.
Sorry the photos are so great.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Rita's small finish

I just put in the last few stitches on this one from Book 198 Christmas Tree Farm.  I hope to make it into an ornament.

A small finish and a new start

Happy Autumn, everyone (well, at least to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)! Things have turned a bit cooler here, but, what a gorgeous September we've had. In keeping with the season, I have a couple of fall-themed pieces to share with you today.

The first is simply called "Autumn" and is from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine. I stitched it over one on 28 ct. black Monaco using the suggested DMC threads.

To finish it off, I simply "framed" it with some rust colored ric-rak and used the acorn strewn fabric as the backing.

My second PS piece is a larger sampler from the Band Samplers book (no. 42). I just loved the saying on it "Tall trees from little acorns grow." I hope to have it completed soon, but here is a peak at my progress so far.  If you would like any more information on these, I just posted about them on my blog, Stitching Dreams, this morning.

Wishing you each a pleasant day--hope it includes some stitching time!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Carmie's update post..... UPDATED!

Hi everyone, Carmie has asked me to post a progress pic on her behalf as she is in the process of entering the exciting new world of owning a tablet and hopes to be able to post pics herself soon.

It is a PS Santa, not sure which year - 2006.

Great finish, Carmie.

hugs, Kaye

Free Finish

A pretty poinsettia for the holidays free from Prairie Schooler.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Summer start....

.... for an exchange (shhh!) I have started on this Summer piece from Book #138 "Measure of a year".

I am just stitching the block with the word "Summer" and the block next to it with the beehive.  Not sure how I am going to finish it yet but I am surely open to suggestion.

Have a great week, everyone.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Queen Bee

Hi all.

I'm in the midst of stitching gifts right now and this one will be a gift. It's from the unnamed card

On 32ct black linen. Hard to stitch on black but after awhile I got the hang of it. I will be making a few more of these since it didn't take me long.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Autumn Leaves.

Prairie Schooler
Book 132: Autumn Leaves

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

A Prairie Garden started

Hello friends,

last week I wanted to start something, so I pulled out A Prairie Garden that I kitted up quite a while ago and that I wanted to be my first project for this SAL. As always I started in the center and stitched the first two blocks to the left.

Let me tell you, it was a lot of fun to stitch these flowers. Does anyone know what flower the pink one on the right hand side is?

I know that I will get back to this project very soon.


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Giveaway winner!

I am so sorry, I am very late with the drawing for the 2015 Santa chart .......that's what happens when you put the date right in the middle of a road trip!  Anyway, home now and without more ado.......the winner is

Ariadne in Greece!

Congratulations, Miss A!  Please send me an email to britstitchatgmaildot com with your street address and I will mail it to you!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Small fall ornament

I made this for a Fall/Halloween ornament exchange in one of my groups.  I'm "finishing challenged" but I'm calling this finish "prim".  ;-)  The design is from the "October" leaflet.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A Little Bit of Progress

September 1, 2015
It doesn't look like much but this is the progress I've made so far on my Prairie Schooler design.  I only had about an hour or so last Saturday to work on it so this was all I was able to get done.  I figure if I can work on it for an hour a day, I might be able to make good progress on it.  I did find there was an advantage to stitching these as individual designs.  I am able to choose the design I most want to work on and stitch that one before any of the others.  This is the Autumn chart.  I figured it would be appropriate to stitch it since fall is fast approaching.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's progress.