Sunday, July 28, 2013

A little bit of stitching resumes...

Finally!  I've been doing a little bit of stitching and have something I can show you.  I've pulled out my Jane Austen sampler that I started back in March of 2012.  You can see that post HERE.
This is what it looked like back then. 
Sometime between March '12 and now, I stitched the trees and the roof with windows, probably last winter.  I've picked it back up with starting the brick work.  Not a ton of progress but progress nonetheless. 
See the coral brick area between the three windows?  Had to undo all that and re-stitch because I miscounted in stitching the first window.  See what happens when you leave stitching for a really long time?  Would have had much more progress had I not had that snafu.  There really was no other way but to redo it to make it look right.     
Now that I've gotten the stitching bug again, I'll continue on it some more.  I really am enjoying this piece right now.  Perhaps a bit of Jane Austen on the TV and a pot of tea will keep me going on it today?  
Hope all is well in your part of the world.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Treat & some decluttering

As usual, time is just flying by especially summer break.  
Had my stamp group a couple of weeks ago and here are a couple of projects I had them make; a birthday card and matching cupcake box.   The card uses SU! last year's Sale-a-bration stamp called Outline Occasions and the Create a Cupcake Punch.  I can't remember the designer series paper's name but I believe it was last years Sale-a-bration offering as well.  Colors used:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade.
I followed this tutorial HERE and was inspired by this project HERE.


I have not been stitching much lately, just a few stitches in a Jane Austen inspired piece.  I'll show you progress in a different post.  I have been organizing my needlework patterns though and have a few I'm selling on eBay, all individually.  If you'd like to take a peek at each one, here's a link to my items for sale:

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!