Monday, October 21, 2013

WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING...

I want to thank everyone for the kind comments on the stitch gifts in the exchange. Terri - Dixie Samplar has posted on her blog a link to each person.. I have been like a kid on a sugar high this past weekend.  I delivered this gift to The Grands this morning...

That is the curio shelf I bought at the thrift store a while back. I kind of jazzed it up some for the kiddies. I left them some holes to put some of their things for Halloween.
 This is my stitching on Paulette's (PSS) Free 9 Pt. Mary's Sampler.
I had Joseph and Mary stitched. I had to catch up yesterday with the Sheep, Baby Jesus, the Angel and Star. I'm stitching on Antique White linen with DMC threads.

 I finally started the A & E - Primitive Needle. The silks are wonderful. No snagging on dry hands... lol The colors are so bright. The picture does not do them justice. I will be stitching on this during tonight's Sleepy Hollow episode.

I finished this morning Lori's (NFF) Bing Cat. I call him BOO. He had been laying around the craft room. I finally attached him to the box. That was a quick needle punch. I need to get me a bigger hoop to finish Fancy Blackett Bag that I'm needle punching. I don't want to mash the threads down with to small of a hoop. I love the wooden squares that Lori uses. The side thingies ( don't remember what they are called) that hold the fabric are so expensive. I thought about having hubby made the frame, then I seen how much the grabbers were. That blow that idea out of the water. I will just get a bigger Morgan Hoop.

 This is the first pumpkin I have done. It was easier than I thought. Instead of putting a pumpkin stalk, I put a button. This is another pattern that was in Brenda's (WTN&T) Autumn Splendor Booklet.

Boy, I think I spent all day Saturday at the sewing machine. I finished this older Prairie Schooler squirrel. I picked out my own colors for the project. The trim matches better in True Vision than in the picture..
That is what I did this past weekend.... I'm loving this new Fall TV lineup. That is how I stitched some many things... I watch Sleepy Hollow, Reign, The Millers, The Goldbergs, of course The Middle, Modern Family and The Walking Dead. I'm waiting on The Vikings, Downton Abbey, Grimm and Longmire to come back on. No Reality TV for me! So many better things to watch. Oh!! I forgot the new series Dracula starts next week!!!!
I see a lot more stitching while watching TV in my future!
Till Later.......

10 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

Everything looks so good April! Love the "cat box" finish, LOL! I bet the grans loved their gift too...and your pumpkin and squirrel finish are just too cute. But, I really love the start on A&E...can't wait to see how it progresses, along with the PSS freebie sampler. I have been printing my charts, but won't begin stitching it until after Halloween. Yours is beautiful!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Whew! You have been busy! All great finishes and great WIPs, too! I can't wait for Downton Abbey to come back on!

cucki said...

Aww everything is so sweet..
Big hugs x

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I LOVE SLEEPY HOLLLOW!! What channel is Dracula coming on?
I don't watch reality TV either, or at least not much...
I watch Ghost Hunters, their new season is on SYFY now...
Your sweet curio cabinet...gorgeously done April! And I love, love your punch needle project! I just can't do that right for some reason...
And love your start on A&E :)

pam said...

You have really been busy! Keep up the good work.

Chris said...

wonderful finishes! Your pumpkin finish is so sweet.

Barb said...

So many wonderful projects. I love your finishing, that's something I always put off! Bet the kids love the little Halloween curio box.

Linda said...

Everything looks great April. I love all your finishes.

Linda

Wendy S. said...

Awesome projects! =)

Catherine said...

Love your projects!