Monday, 26 October 2015

I did it!

I finally finished my Santa's 12 Days of Christmas!

Now, the earliest post I can find on my blog, Kitten Stitching, which features Santa's 12 Days of Christmas is on May 21, 2012 but I suspect that I started the SAL a few months before that - so this project has taken me over three and a half years to complete.  I must admit there were (quite) a few times where I lost interest, lost faith in my ability to finish but I overcame those times and here we are:

 I just need to decide now how to Finish each one - any suggestions?

Now, as I am pretty certain that I won't be tackling this project again in a hurry, I want to gift my lightly-used design booklets (three of them, with all twelve designs) to one of you lovely stitchers.

But, I am going to make you work for it!  Ha! Ha!

You have to decide which of the 12 days is my favourite - which may be hard as I do love them all but there is one which I particularly love!

So, please leave a comment with your guess either on this post or on the corresponding post on my blog, Kitten Stitching and on Monday, 9th November, I will draw a winner from the correct guesses.

Have a great day, everyone, 

hugs, Kaye

P.S. Love to Linda who started me on this journey.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

And onto Day 12

... well, for IHSW, I thought that I should continue on with my PS 12 Days of Santa as I am finally getting so near to finishing the series.  Yay!

So, here is Day 12 so far....

... and while these are nothing to do with Prairie Schooler,  here are some of the lovely roses from my garden (I had a play around with the special effects on the Aviary app on my iphone to get the photo looking like this).

Some wonderful PS stitching happening all around on this blog, I am so pleased that so many of  you seem to be inspired by this SAL blog.

Have a great rest of the week - today is Hump Day, hurray!

hugs, Kaye

Prairie village

Houses are a subject I like to stitch...
here is half Prairie village, togheter with
small rounds laces on the go

happy week to everyone!.

Tall Oaks finish

Good morning, everyone! I finished this Prairie Schooler sampler a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to post it here! This is from the Band Samplers booklet (Book No. 40) and I call it "Tall Oaks," even though it has no formal name. Filled with all those great fall colors, it was the perfect piece to stitch this month...

Don't you love the little squirrels? I did make a couple of changes in the colors--the main being I changed the color of the acorns to DMC 3045. 

I still can't believe that October is half over... Soon, the little squirrels will be hiding their gathered acorns in preparation for a long winter!

Hope your day is going well so far! Happy Stitching!

Monday, 19 October 2015

A Gift Bag

"Snowman and Bunny"
Prairie Schooler "Santas and Snowmen"

The first trial of my twin sister with burlap! It is not a failure, I dare say....

It is also hand sewing! Because, we both do not know how to use a sewing machine :((((  

♥ Have a fruitful and happy new week ♥

Halloween stitching

I was stuck inside this past gorgeous weekend because of peaking ragweed pollen so I took advantage of my "misfortune" by stitching these little Halloween designs.  The batty one is from Bump in the Night and the other is from Trick or Treat.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Needle book

this in my first post.
My name is Sanae. I'm from Japan.
I am glad to be able to join in this blog.

Prairie schooler
Book 168
Excerpt of part

Have a happy day!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Day 11 finished... Finally!

Well, I am pleased to announce that as part of Friday Frolics  and FNSI last night, I finally managed to finish Day 11 of Santa's 12 Days of Christmas.  Woo Hoo!

I especially love Mr Fox in the bottom right hand corner.

On to Day 12 now, very excited, nearly there!

Have a great weekend,


Monday, 12 October 2015

Whoo's There?

Why, me!

I don't believe I have shown what PS I'm working on after the Queen Bee so here it is..
This is Whoo's There. The fabric is called Stormy or something like that! I've stitched more on it since this photo was taken August 15th. Whoo's There is also a Gifted Gorgeousness stitching. Doing the two birds with one stone thing! 

Prairie Fairie 1995 Edition of "The Prairie Schooler"

Hello Everyone,

 I've been in intense and fast-paced agenda since last two months. It' s kept me from both my own blog and blogosphere.

In this context, I could not find the opportunity to comment on your previous posts as well as your beautiful finishes and progresses of each other! I'm so sorry!!!

  In fact, the density of the agenda will last until December. Until then, I hope I can find sometimes to visit here more often.

As per my post;
Last night, I made a small pouch with "Prairie Fairie" and found an opportunity to photograph   today.

I hope you'll like this version too.
(It was framed once before - pls see below)

♥ Happy stitching ♥

Monday, 5 October 2015

A giveaway win and some stitching!

Due to a kitchen renovation and everything that followed after it I haven't stitched much lately I am sorry to say.
Some time ago I won Gillie's PS giveaway.
Here's what I received generously and beautifully sent by Gillie.
Gillie and I decided to stitch along on Sundays and call it Sunday Santas but I can't say I managed to do much.
And I only stitched only one Sunday!
Anyway I'd love to thank Gillie who even sent me the threads to start the stitching at once!

Friday, 2 October 2015

A bit of stitching from.......

........ marina.
I'm Italian, living in a small country town in Northern Italy.
Widow,mom to two grown sons. Of course I love cross stitching
and,once in a while, some knitting and crocheting too.

Thanks so much to Kaye who has been so kind to accept my
request of joining your Group : I'm very pleased getting to
know cross stitcher friends from around the world!

Here is my first Prairie  Schooler. I adore Nancy and Pamela:
they are incredible and their designs so enchanting and stunning.

Book 90 - Spring and Fall
Thanks for reading and looking,

Have a great weekend. Hugs.