I had knee surgery on the 20th of October so between physical therapy I have had time to finish a few unfinishes. The Haunted Wool is by Kit & Bixby. The sampler is Woodland Sampling by Little House Needleworks and the 15 sided biscornu is a download by Jardin Prive'
I purchased this pattern from the Floss Box, they have great biscornu patterns that are very cheap to download. Its a large pincushion too. The fabric is a deep chocolate lugana (my fav fabric to cross stitch). I used Threadworx thread. I have just discovered their floss and love it. The colors are so vibrant! I filled it with crushed walnut.
Got a call tuesday that my mom had won a prize on the shop hop we did 2 weeks ago here in Michigan. They didn't give us details so we were surprised what was inside the bag!!! I hit the jackpot! Thank you to all the shops and designers that participated!!!
Introducing Drew Thomas, my second grandson! This one is my daughters, its alot different watching and participating when your daughter is having the baby! They put those little hats on them when they are born, of course grandma got bored and had to embroider his name on his. lol.
I finished a couple new altoid tins as well as a pin cushion. The pin cushion is filled with lizard liter, or crushed walnut shells. It feels like emory, very nice and it was easy to work with. I bought a huge bag at the pet store for about $9.00. The shop hop was fantastic, I spent about $230, my goal was $200. Oh well whats a bit extra when dealing with cross stitch stash? Here are a few pics of my goodies I got and the completed altoid tins I finished. We did 3 shops on saturday and the last 2 on Monday then went out to the lighthouses along Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful day!
I love this pattern from Blackbird. Since it is getting close to fall I had to get out my autumn silk thread this weekend. I had it laid out on the bed while I tried to decide what color to use that would contrast with eachother. Even though I have tons of started projects I couldn't resist starting one more, but this one will be finished by this weekend.
I just downloaded this pattern on Thursday and I am full addicted. You always know when a great project comes together, you love the feel of the fabric, the constant up and down motion of the stitches and you can't seem to put the project down. I think I did pretty well considering I worked about 20 hours this weekend to at joanns. lol. I am using lavender lugana, 16 count i think. The tower is being made with Waterlilies sable and i have choosen DMC 3041 & 3834 for the contrasting areas. Now I told myself i would NOT start a new project til' others were done. I am a liar and its only January 25! ah well...pardon the fuzzy pics, i used my cell phone.
I am addicted to crafts of any type. I knit, cross stitch, quilt and will try just about any type of crafty thing at least once. I'm married and have 2 grown children. I am currently working on a quaker carnation sampler and about 4 other samplers also.