Friday, December 31, 2010

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Wishing everyone a healthy and wonderful New Year filled
with an abundance of happiness.
Blessings to all of you,

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

* Christmas Pics to Share *

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
What a whirlwind it's been, but such fun too.
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I wanted to share some Christmas pics with you now that the
holiday is over and I have some spare time.

Of course I love handmades, so the tree is mostly decorated with those and my collection of kugels, another love of mine.  I made a fabric garland  a many years ago that we put on the tree every year.  It's simple and prim and I love the casual look it gives.

Here is our prim feather tree with more handmade ornies, most of these I cross stitched years ago.

I love to hang this coverlet on the pie safe for a splash of red.

We usually have the fireplace going on these cold winter days.
We got about a foot of snow here in Philadelphia during that last storm.
Everything is covered in white.
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I'm excited to say I've been doing some designing and should have a few new patterns out by the end of January.  I've also been stitching to my hearts content and will post pics of the finishes as soon as they're all done.
Stay warm friends and enjoy this beautiful season.
Happy stitching,

Friday, December 24, 2010


Wishing all of you much love, laughter and happiness this holiday season and though out the coming year.
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Merry Christmas. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Xmas Swap

As most of you know, I am a member of a group called To Dwell In Primitive Times or TDIPT.  We do a Christmas swap every year, but this year we decided to have secret swap.  We would all make a handmade and add in a few goodies.  I didn't know who had my name until the box arrived the other day.   It was from Annie of Chickadee Primitives.   When I opened the box and saw what was inside I almost screamed, so I had to show all of you my beautiful gifts.
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Annie gifted me with her wonderful handmade button snowman. ( Click to enlarge the pics for a closer look)   His eyes and mouth are little buttons and I love his rosy cheeks.  He is just adorable.  She also made a prim fabric covered box filled with xmas potpourri and a handmade baby doll ornie holding some prim candy canes.  I love TDIPT swaps.  They are so exciting and I know all of us in the group are always thrilled with our gifts.  It was so wonderful to see what everyone got.
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Thank you so much Annie for all the love and time you put into making my swap presents so special.  I love it all !
Enjoy this winter day.

Monday, December 13, 2010

At Last Some Finishes

It seems like forever since I've posted.  So much to do with Christmas just around the corner.
I'm so happy everyone enjoyed seeing the freebie finishes.  There are so many talented stitchers.  I love to see all their creativity.
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Well, I was finally been able to finish up some pieces that I stitched awhile back.   It wasn't easy between work, shopping for presents and decorating, but I can now say I'm ready for my TDIPT listing on Tuesday night.  Yeah !
Here is St. Noel.  With Thy Needle and Thread.

I cutout a frame of black wool, laid it over the stitched piece and then attached them together with a blanket stitch.  A lot of precise measuring, but I like that the  wool on the front is not pieced together.  It's stuffed with 100% cotton batting.   I love this stuff.  I can't tell you how much I hate polyfill.  It's backed it with the same black wool.
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Next I finished the Merry Christmas pinkeep by La D Da.
It's backed in a beautiful dark wine overdyed wool and stuffed with sawdust.

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I also made a few little hanger ornaments from the Pineberry Lane freebie, Xmas.
They're stitched on Willow Linen with overdyed floss and stuffed with cotton.  They each have a rusty wire hanger,  bells and homespun tie.
I hope to be listing these in my Etsy Shop.

But for now it's the start of another work week, so off to work I go.
HiHo, HiHo, HiHo :D
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Freebie Finishes

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving.
 I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for the  wonderful  responses I received on the Merry Christmas Freebie.  I appreciate all the comments that were left and got some wonderful pictures of some very creative finishes, that I really want to share with everyone.
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First is a fabulous pinkeep by Karen
I love the extra details she puts into her finishing.  Isn't is just gorgeous?
I love it !

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Next we have Faye's finish that she made into an adorable bell ornament.
How creative is that?  Now that is thinking outside the box !
Great job Faye.

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Angela sent me a picture of the finish she made.
It can be used as a gift tag or floss tag.  Wow!
Wouldn't you love to see that gift tag on your present?
It's a present in itself.  Just Beautiful.

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And just in are 2 more beautiful finishes from Aubree.
The first one is finished on a tin.
and the next is a pillow ornament.
Both are just so pretty. 

Well, all I can say is, fabulous stitching girls and such creative thinking.  Thank you for sharing your finishes with me.  I was very excited to see them and they all put a big smile on my face.
Happy Stitching, until next time.