Sunday, August 30, 2009
Have you seen this new Gingerbread Stitching House from Victoria Sampler? Plus - there's a coordinating scissor pocket design that will be in the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue.
This is definitely on my list of must haves. Of course, I stitch so slowly that I wouldn't have it done for this Christmas - but I could have parts of it done. Even just the scissor pocket for the JCS Ornament issue is adorable.
Merry Christmas to me!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I took these pics with the cover on a different book so I could press it without melting anything important. This project definitely made me appreciate having a great iron and a great little detail iron. On the real journal, the cover fits more snugly and everything blocks out a little better.
This is the cover on the "pressing book". So, off I go to press it off one last time and then get it wrapped up for the birthday party (nothing like finishing at the last minute).
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Friday, August 28, 2009
This is the Boo! Club series from Lizzie Kate. Each design seems easy to stitch. Once I have them all stitched, I'll finish them into a banner.
Tonight I need to finish up the finish work on my Letter J. I'll be making a journal cover and using the Letter J on the front of it. The stitching is all blocked and stabilized and has its border applied. The rest should go pretty quickly. Pics tomorrow.
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Monday, August 24, 2009
In the last few months I have been to countless Little League games, practices, fund-raisers and other baseball-related activities. I have driven to and from various camps on countless days. And I have stitched.
Also, I have worked on the website (no, don't rush over there - you can't see the changes yet). I've been working on new navigation, new color scheme, and just overall update. I'll be making those changes live in just a few weeks. Be sure to stop by when they go live - I'd love to hear your feedback and there will be a celebratory sale as well!
I have also started a blog entirely dedicated to the New and Newsworthy at Needlearts Gallery. It will be updated with some of our most popular new releases. Be sure to stop by or subscribe in your RSS reader -
As far as my stitching goes - you know what they say about the best laid plans ...
Hopefully, I'll have my Halloween project stitching completed in the next week so I can get it finished. I've already purchased the fabric for the backing, I just need to finish the stitching.
First, I need to finish a birthday present before this weekend. The stitching is finished, I just need to get into the finicky, thread-counting part of the finishing, and then the rest of it should go pretty quickly.
I don't remember taking the picture at such an extreme angle - but apparently I did.
So welcome to my stitching blog. Thanks for visiting!