Sunday, February 27, 2011

Placemat to pillow?

I found this cute placemat at Big Lots this morning and it was just calling to me to make it into a spring pillow.  What do you think?  A little stuffing, some rick rack, etc....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Nap

Everyone is gone to church and I just want to take a nap!  These people really wear me out.

Ah, this is the life!  I wonder if mama will get mad since I messed up her quilt on the couch...I don't think so since she loves me so much!

I wish this couch was a little wider on the back...

Maybe if I just ignore the camera, it will go away.  That paparazzi is really beginning to annoy me....

I'll just ignore the whole thing and sleep.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Home is....

My friend, Gail, recently cleaned out her craft basket.  She gave me this cross stitch that she had bought in 1983.  It was a complete kit with cloth, pattern, and floss.  She had stitched part of the H in home.  I took that out, centered it, and started all over again.  It did not take long to stitch and I love what it says.  I think I will finish it as a wall hanging.  This is a large piece measuring 12x18 (cloth) and 7x14 (design).   

Tonight I want to start on a Christmas ornament.  My goal is to make one ornament per month.  I had better get busy if I want to make one for February.  

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Finishes

 I had finished this little cross stitch way back in January but never got around to doing anything with it.  This afternoon, I decided to make it into a tiny pillow - just in time for Valentine's Day.

And, Wednesday, I finished stitching my little Quaker Acorn.  
Now, I need to finish it into a pillow or wall hanging.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Stitching

I like to spend Sundays relaxing.  You more than likely will find me stitching or with a cat in my lap (which makes it hard to stitch!)  Sam of course is always handy to take a picture of since he is always by my side.  Have I mentioned that Sam weighs 20 pounds?!  He is huge!

This stitchery is the Quaker inspired acorn that I won a few weeks ago over at Linda's blog.  I am stitching slow on this pattern.  I did change to a bigger hoop (that I bought for $1 at a thrift store).  I am not sure that I like the bigger hoop but it does make it easier to stitch on the whole section at one time. I will show you my progress next week.  Happy Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Bird has landed!  I finished this sweet bird a few days ago and framed him myself.  I discovered (although I already knew) that professional framing was very expensive!  I picked this frame up at Goodwill for $1.50!  I think I like it just as well considering the cost!  After Valentine's Day, I will spray paint it black, but for right now it's fine.  You will notice that I got my tail feathers right this time!  Also, the pattern called to sew the button on upside down but I just couldn't do that. 

I love these little birds.  I have the Spring Bird ready to stitch.  I still have a few weeks to get him ready.  


Thank you for looking.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!