Monday, January 20, 2014


I'm so sorry it has taken me this long to post. I finally got my cameras to work and then blogger would not upload pictures. I'm trying again today!!!
I have been so busy. Been doing a little spring cleaning in the middle of winter. I have stitched some. I got out the Heirloom 80's Afghan and stitched some on it this last week.
I will stitch some more on it tonight. See mom.. it is being stitched.
I do have some things I stitched at the first of January. I just need to finish them out as ornaments.
 This one is a little freebie.. I can't remember who is the designer. I will use the print on the back and the off white as the trim. It will go on my Valentine Tree.

These are some embroidery designs from Hudson Holidays Designs. I will make them into little bowl fillers. Still looking for fabric to back it with.
This is my little Valentine Tree. I put my candy box, pinkeep, needle keeper designed by Brenda ( WTN&T) by my tree.
 This is one of the areas I did some spring cleaning. See that pile of stuff in the chair... That is my get framed or finish on sewing machine pile. Here are some...

 Birds Of A Feather - No Bees and Shepherd's Bush - Dancing Lamb. I need frame both of these. I had stitched these years ago. Maybe this will be the year!!  lol

 Shepherd's Bush - Stockings. I stitched Hannah's the first year after she was born... She is now 13... I then stitched Raeanne's the next year. I have the charm packs for these too. I just need to put the charms on them and make into the stockings.

These are mine and the hubby's stockings. I do have to still put my name on mine and put the charm packs on them both. Since these have been stitched years ago, we have added Raeanne's husband and the two Grands. I have the charts to stitch them. I have started my son in laws. 
My plans are to take my mega pile of finished stitching and finish out at least 3 to 4 things a month.  These are my starts for finishing in January and February.
I have finished my January stitch along for the Snooty Parrots. Will post a picture tomorrow with the pin cushion I made to go with it.
I started back stitching on my Blackbird Designs Anniversaries Of The Hearts. I'm stitching the block for my dad, whick is the May block. That was his Birthday month. I did change some of the colors. I chose a blue for the house instead of gayish green. The Lexington Green was not showing up good on the natural linen color. Instead of Fool's Gold, I chose Grecian Gold.  I do like it better now with the fabric color.
I sat down the other night and figured out the rest of the blocks and who they would be for. I have blocks for my mom, hubby, my brother, Zoe and the Missouri block. I hope it will tell the story of MY family.
That's what's been going on in my life since the last post. Today I cleaned out from under both carports. We enlarged the back carport. So more renovations are going on with the Single Wide.  Stay turned for pictures of that.... Till later.......


wilma b said...

Lovely stitching.

Weird about not being able to upload photos... I can't do it on my desk-top suddenly, but can do it on the laptop. I haven't been able to figure it out...both are the same windows and IE11

xstitchatoz said...

I love the Valentine`s tree and all your gorgeous finished projects - what a huge pile! I wonder, how do you motivate yourself to sew up Christmas stockings in January? ;) Blogger`s been acting funny for weeks now, although I can upload photos but when I go to send a link of my blog post to my Facebook page, it attaches someone else`s photo to it, usually from a random blog I follow... why?!? I think I`d better stick to stitching, lol! Good luck with the 4 finishes a month project! :)

Rachel S-H said...

You have been busy! Such wonderful finishes!

Mouse said...

ooo you certainly have been busy .. good luck with your finishing goals ... I need some doing too can I add them
love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Great update April! I love you Valentine tree. What a huge pile of finished items. The stockings are so wonderful. What a joy it will be to use them at Christmas.
The afghan is looking great too.
Happy Wednesday!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I just love your Valentine Tree and all of the little things that you have hanging on your Valentine Tree. That is a really cute idea is to have a Valentine Tree. I never thought of that.

I love all of your finishes...that is a good idea to finish 3 or 4 of them each month.

Your Afghan is so pretty. I love those colors.

I am glad that you are posting again on your blog because I just dearly love seeing all of your photos and I just love reading your Blog.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Barb said...

You have done some great stitching!

Catherine said...

Fabulous projects!!