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Monday, September 28, 2009

Strange Finish ?


I finished the pink poinsettia this morning. I like the altered art that is done with paper so I figured I would try a little with some stitching. I just typed in my word document "Seasons Greetings". Cut the words out sprayed with coffee to color, dried with the blow dyer and glued down on top of wool with the glue gun. I also used some greens that I had from my stockings. I did mount the poinsettia on a 4X4 mounting board, pinned it all around and hot glued some green wool leaves that I cut out. Then glued that in the frame on top of the black wool. I tried for a little primitive look. Not sure what I think but its an idea that I can take and try with some other designs too.
have a good day
donna

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New colors for the Poinsettia


Good morning, I finished the poinsettia in other colors and changed the leaves to have some veins. Here is a quick picture of it finished. I thought I would make a pink one. Well I tried to just frame it but my imagination in asking to make something different with it. So off I go to put on my thinking cap.
Good Day
donna

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My New Project





Well i spent some time yesterday picking one color of each of DMC. Here is my photo. I am going to put them in a binder with the floss pages. I went to a show a long time ago and saw that someone else did this and she had it on display, I just loved it. I tried the fishing tackle box's but I share my floss with my daughter, she makes bracelets and the floss never gets back in the correct place. So this project is just for me, I'm not sharing these (Shame on Me) but a girl has to have her own stuff sometimes. We've been watching football and I have been stitching, a finish for the "Poinsettia" release. Well I have to go I think I smell chili in the air!!!mmmmm.......
donna

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Finish For An Old Stocking

I finished the new do for last years stocking. I used a corduroy fabric with small green dots, and an 8X10 frame just like the poinsettia.
The poinsettia will be released in a couple of weeks. I have one model to finish that will go along with it.





I also finished the pocket too. I used a plaid background for the pocket with a different shaded frame. The frame was also an 8 X 10.





Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope these finishes give you ideas to finish some of your other projects.

Have a wonderful day, donna

Monday, September 14, 2009

Poinsettia Finish and oh my what to do about silk?

Wow , thank you for all your opinions, My dilemma is that my design is called "The Silk Road". It will picture mulberry bush's, homes, camels, roads, mountains, birds, etc, and will tell the story behind the silk road. So of course it should be stitched in silk (But we can do anything we want) I have much to check out, thanks to everyone that replied to my question. I appreciate your time.

And I finished the framing for my poinsettia. I love shopping for things to use.
I found mostly everything at "JOANNES" again. Thank goodness for fabric stores.






I did find some very small pomegranates to use for finishing my other stocking. Here's a picture of what I will use.



But it will have to wait until Wednesday, I have to work tomorrow so no time for finishing projects.

Once again thanks for your input it means alot to me.
donna

Sunday, September 13, 2009

i need your opinion

I hope you can help me. I am planning on releasing a design in February and I have to design and stitch it. Which its just an idea so far but I do not stitch very much with silk. I usually use DMC to keep projects more affordable and I do love their shading. But this project must be silk, so here goes. What silk should I use?. Many people use Needlepoint Silk, some use Au Ver A Soie. Is there something else that people like? Or if not which one of these do you like better. I just need some opinions to set me in the right direction. Thanks for your input and I hope the design will be a surprise. Maybe I can give hints along the way but February is a way off. donna

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One More Small Design



Happy Saturday, Its a rainy day here, and I like it. I always loved rainy and windy days. I'm working on finishing up a small design that I made. Still figuring out a way to finish it, but here is a picture of it. And I still haven't found any small pomegranates yet, but I'm still looking. Oh the fall is great, I feel like cooking again, it's not to hot for the oven to be on for a few hours and I think I can smell the roast and potatoes, with carrots. Oh its just my imagination because nothing is cooking today, maybe tomorrow. Have a good night, donna

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Good Morning


What a cool New England fall morning. Just sitting here having some coffee waiting for my daughter to head of to school. Here are a couple more pictures of my finished "Winter Stocking". I named it that because it leaves me room for a Spring Summer and Fall stocking. It was fun going to "Joann Fabrics" and picking out fabric for the background. It might have taken me an hour but it was fun. Then there were the greens, well its fall and not to many stores have any winter greens or berries out yet, but I found some. Then the frame was a challenge too because I wanted a dark wood but didn't want to pay too much and it had to be big enough for the greens. So off I went to "Michaels" with my 50% off coupon. So here is the picture of my stocking.



I went to Yankee Cross Stitch and picked up my other models from last year of "Outline Christmas Art #1".





I have some fabric for those and plan on framing that stocking the same way. My "Christmas #1" has pomegranates in it and roses so I plan on hunting for some small dried pomegranates and old looking baby roses to put in it.I already have a plaid fabric with the same colors. I will post some pictures when its done.

Have a great day
donna

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Good evening


hi, bill is finally home. hanging out on the couch and taking it easy. waiting for results and more doc appointments, but at least he is home. i never made it to meet my mother for lunch yesterday but we made it for breakfast today. picked up some last minute things i needed to frame some stitching. i never got to take photos either of me finishing my stocking, maybe next time. so here is a peek of the stocking. i will post the finished picture tomorrow as soon as i pick which one i like the best. i do like the way i finished the stocking, its nice to have an alternate way to hang them and it looks like a piece of art or a decoration. have a quiet evening, donna

Monday, September 07, 2009

Today 9.7.09

I thought I would tell everyone that Stitches N Things will be hosting a trunk show with my models at Camp Stitch A Lot. The dates of the event are Oct 16, 17, and 18th 2009. So if you are in the Davison MI area please stop by to visit Deb. She would love to see you.

While my husband is in the hospital I decided that it was a good time to go to the book store, take my time (a long time) and look for books. This is my list:
(Full of Halloween treats) Art Doll Quarterly,
(features Mary Engelbreit)Where Women Create,
(Full of inspiration for stump work and raised embroidery) Embroidered Flora & Fauna,
(Love to applique) William Morris In Applique,
and for reading(An inspiring story of faith and the human spirit) Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza.

Well today is a day off so its a good day to super clean my bedroom, finish the model for my Winter Stocking, finish stitching some ornaments, and visit my mother and take her to lunch.
I figured while I was finishing the stocking I would take pictures as I did it so I could make a small tutorial for the blog on how I finished it. That should be a challenge.
My husband looks better but still no results yet, they said he should be home in a couple of days. His spirits are good because he is getting better care and more concerned doctors.
Have a good day and thank you for your prayers,
donna

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thank you every one for your prayers and kind words. I told Bill you were praying for him. My husband decided that his care was not very good at the hospital he was at and checked himself out Wednesday night. His primary care doc told him to decide between Mass General or Maine Med, I brought him to Maine Med. He has seen at least 8 different doctors and they seem to be getting to the problem. There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Still working on my winter stocking and a small ornament. Have a glorious holiday weekend. and thank you again it is comforting, donna

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

First Day of School


Well it's my daughters first day of school. A junior in high school, oh my, how time flies. My husband had to go back to the hospital on Monday, he had just gotten out on Thursday but the doctor said to go back. He's not doing well, to much infection in his body, to many antibiotics for to long. He's having a hard time fighting it. He's trying to sound optimistic but I know he's getting very discouraged.
Well I always hear about things in 3's and I feel that it should mean something to me. I went to the library the other day and they have used books for sale. There was one about heaven and I got it, I watched TV this morning and the preacher was talking about heaven, and then I logged on the computer and read a scripture message that I receive an email for everyday and it was about heaven. Well I always get teary eyed when I see the same message again and again but it gives me comfort.
That's what happened when I stitched "In My Fathers House", I found those scriptures every where.
Well I'm off to live life
have a good day
donna

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