Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I've been stitching

Coyote and hawk over one. 
OK so as I said blogger is weird right now but here goes ...Maybe I've just forgotten how! LOL.
Cirque de Carreaux
My how I love this Carrie creations Jelly fish so bright .The photo doesn't do it justice.the fabric is Black

Mirabilia Sand Castle
This is what I've been working on while I'm nursing a cold ..what a fun stitch!
I bought this chart in Plymouth Ma. when I was on holidays in the spring!

Flannel quilt

This quilt is so warm and comfy ..I'm pretty proud of this. I decided to do this for Christmas and yes it got done 2 weeks before... so now I'm cuddling up under it.

New stash  
Ann had a 25% sale Boxing Day.
Bonnie came to visit and we went to see her shop and this is what I found..I hadn't seem it there before so I had to have it for my stash!
Desert Mandala
I've been plugging away on this piece too. Tons of back stitching! Isn't it pretty?

Close up!!!
I wanted to let you know I'm still around. Don't know why I've lost a bit of my Blogging Mojo..
So My New Years Resalution is...
I'm blogging at least once a week.
Wish me Luck on that.
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year
Stitch with happy fingers

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas to you all and the best of the Holiday Season

Mom snd I wish you a Very Merry Christmas..and all the best in the New Year!

My blogger seems to be messed up..must be from lack of use.
Any way just want to share this RR with you,
Bonnie added her piece to it...I love it .Thank You Bonnie!!
Stitch with happy fingers!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sewing and Stitching

I saw the neatest little project bag on the weekend and thought...hmmm... I can make that and make one I did!
It's a little smaller then it should be but it will work for a small project!

See it works

I have bought all kinds of fabric and will make a few more!

There is one letter left to will be done tonight!  55cnt over 2!

There was snow in the air yesterday...sure enough woke up to it this morning!

I'm glad to be home today it's been a busy week singing at the festival of trees in Picton,On. yesterday and so it begins ...we have 7 gigs booked for Christmas!
Nursing homes and retirement homes also  a Winery and festival of trees in Trenton at the Air museum.
We are booked for a variety show as well!

Stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gosh.. time flies !

 The week has gone by and I haven't updated the Ornie exchange at the retreat.
So ... here a few of the pics.
The ornaments were all beautiful and everyone put in a lot of effort to make them so!

I stitched this from the ornie mag 2008

I received this stitched by Judie

 Here are a few more that were exchanged ..

There were 16 in total.




Rebecca and Mom Sylvia

The ornament tree with all the exchanges

Hmm Dani ..not stitching???

Anne and Mom Nan

Beatrice (me) and Barb.

The exchange was a secret one we didn't know what we were getting from whom.
It was so much fun.
We see a lot of each other and have all become good friends!
I wish you could have all been  there, but I know you are in spirit!
Until next time,
Stitch with happy fingers!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend stitching

I'm going to show you the updates on my stitching I did at the retreat.

I finished my Nantucket sampler, Yippee!!!!!
I bought this chart on my holiday to Cape Cod in the spring..I love  it
55 cnt linen from France that Clare gave me in the summer. I had run out of thread so now I can finish it up thanks to Clare again! The thread is very fine silk. I did put in the row of P,Q,R, just the O left in this row.then on to the next one!

 I know I hear it all the time.. I'm crazy!!!! (1 over 1 on 32 cnt Lugana  JBW Angel! ) But tell me this isn't just adorable!

Cirque des Cercles

 My framer got it done in time for the retreat for show and tell. It's a brushed gold..hmmmm the blue in the corner must be a reflection. Guess I have to take a better photo of it in the daylight!

Inky Dinky Blackwork

Finished with some real sweet snowman fabric.

Well  I'll  show some of the rest of the photo's on my next post.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a Weekend

First of all I must say  Thank you Dan ( and Bruce and Lucy) for the wonderful lunch at Chez Dan aka Knowledge and Needles. Just look at this.  
He cooked for 16 hungry stitchers for lunch on Sat.

Chicken cutlet with a wonderful layer of cheese and tomato, Garlic broccoli,  Squash  cooked in Apple cider liqueur,& rice.

Black forest Cake. To die for!

 I managed to get a few pics of the setting. The girls are having fun.
 They can seat 16-18 easily in the stitching room. probably more!

Dani, Clare and Chef Dan

We were at a retreat at the Timberhouse Inn in Brighton. And having lunch and going to the store is part of the tradition!
I will post all of the retreat photo's over the next day or so..We had sooooo much fun!
Take care and keep stitching with happy fingers.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 more sleeps!

I'm really looking forward to our annual stitching retreat at the Timberhouse Inn.
It's always a wonderful weekend of sharing, eating, stitching and enabling .

China Blue..Landmark designs
I will be taking this finish for show and tell.
Stitched on Butter Cashel linen and DMC threads.

This is a piece I've been working on.

Nantucket Sampler
I hope to get this done over the weekend..Just the bottom and backstitching left to depends on how many distractions I have!
We'll be taking lots of pictures on the weekend and will post them next week!
Stitch with happy fingers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I feel honored!
If you go to this link Tracy Horner has posted my CdC on her blog
I'm just thrilled.
Thank you Tracy!!

I've been working on this JBW on 55ct linen over2 and silk thread from France(thanks to Clare)sorry no blog.

OH my it's sooo tiny look at the needle it's the smallest piecemaker! 28

 This sampler is almost finished. I'm enjoying it.
I loved it when I was in a small stitching store in Plymouth Mas. and now  I'm still reminded of my great holiday to Cape Cod, while I stitch it.
It's a little bigger...yup 28 count..I'm not completely crazy..55 cnt is not something I work on every day...LOL!

I hope you all have a good night and stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I have been stitching!

 First of all I went out for lunch and dressed for an early Halloween party.. this is not really the Phantom...It's ME!!! !lol! ( second prize)

 I'm enjoying this little stitch..a gazillion 1/4 stitches but the results are wonderful!
"Nantucket Sampler" Medeiros needlecraft Designs. on evenweave.

 This  is Ink Circles ..Cirques des Carreaux on black evenweave 32cnt. using Carrie's creations " Jelly Fish" is so much brighter in RL ..I'll have to try to get a daytime photo.

This a little SAL by Sanman.Inky Dinky Blackwork.Such fun!
So there you have it..I have a few other UFO's that have been put away for now.
You know how that goes!

Have a great day and Stitch with happy fingers

Monday, October 18, 2010

Well.. here I am !

I haven't been on the blogs for 2 months...I've been stitching and keeping very busy with my new way of life and getting  used to living's working out quite well for me.
My friends are keeping me busy and that's a good thing.

Now I must tell you.... Ann of Knowledge and Needles put together a day for my Mom to showcase her stitching and boy oh boy was it nice!! We had a GREAT turn out and I would suggest you have a look at her blog so you can see all of the beautiful work Mom has done over the years.
I was pretty busy for the days before gathering all I could get my hands on..And today I picked up almost all of the rest of it to return. I'll get the remainder on stitching day Thursday!

                         I took a few pics before the croud came but Ann's are much better.
 Mom turned 94 in August and still stitches every day..when she isn't playing cards or reading . She lives in a retirement home and keeps very busy!
 Ann was the hostess for the day and she and Mom are very close! She is a wonderful friend to both of us!
            Rebecca had a stitching weekend and took time out to come and see Mom.
                       Some ladies Mom plays cards with!
         HENRY   the youngest of the Great Grand children
I think the pics tell it all. All in all it was a VERY GOOD DAY .
Thank you Ann and Dan for opening your home to soooo many people!

To all of you out there that have sent greetings to Mom and those of you that took time out  to visit with her and see her works of art..WE THANK YOU!
PLEASE have a look at Anns blog!
Stitch with happy fingers!
I will see you again soon!