Friday, December 31, 2010

December Hardanger Card


This is December's Hardanger Card from Nordic Needle's Hardanger card of the month club. I must admit this one is probably my favorite. The colors are a real pretty pink and greenish grey. The pattern was fun and the whole card came out really nice. I had a lot of fun with all these cards and when Nordic Needle has another hardanger of the month that I like I will do it again. They are doing a bookmark of the month in 2011 and I'm not into bookmarks.
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November Hardanger Card


This one is November's Hardanger Card from Nordic Needle's Card of the month. This was very dense stitching and it took quite a bit to stitch it. Very pretty with the colors though.
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October Hardanger Card


This is the October Hardanger Card that was from Nordic Needle card of the month. The card is in a very pastel yellow and the thread is a cream.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scissor case and fob


This came as a kit (scissors not included) with ribbon, and beads. I have not done any beading like this and I enjoyed doing this. It was fairly simple and came out very nice. Now I won't lose my scissors at the next retreat or stitch-in.
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Last ornament for this year

This is my last ornament for this year. This one is for my daughter and I wanted to make it into a flat-fold but, I was in a hurry and didnt' read the instrustions so it turned out to be a door hanger. After thinking about it I'm glad I did it this way because she has more door knobs in her house then places to set things. This is from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue this year.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Ornament for me


I found a really nice ornament in this year's Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament issue. I decided to do it for me, there wasn't a lot of stitching envolved but, the finishing was more difficult then I wanted to do for a give away. It's actually a little box pillow and there is a stitched back to it. I have posted a picture down below this of the back. It really turned out cute but, the next time I will use ribbon for the bow on top.
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Christmas ornie for me

Here is the back of the Christmas ornie. I decided to just put the year on it.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Witch Parking by Glendon Place


I am a member of The Stitchers Village and over the Halloween weekend Cheryl Granda was visiting and we could chat on line with her. She designed this free design and I loved it so I put it together as a flat fold. You can see in the next picture that this was the first time I ever did this. I stitched this on a opalecent and it really came out cute.
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My First Attempt


This is my first attempt at a stand up. I used some directions on a couple of web sites. I am really very happy with the way this came out.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Jenny's ornie

My daughter just moved into her new home. She has all blues and greens with a ocean theme through out. I found this cute pattern by Sweetheart Tree and decided it would fit in perfectly.
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First Christmas Ornie

Here is my first Christmas ornie, I'm very happy at the way this one has turned out. I've learned a much nicer way to mount these little ornies. My cording needs some practice but, on the whole I am very pleased. This one will probable be given away at my EGA chapter's holiday brunch.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Card of the Month

Here it is, September's card. It is a really pretty purple and green fiber. This is Dinky Dye p.c. #8 Day Dream. The pattern had greek crosses and back stitching. All in all a very pretty card.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Strawberry Band Sampler

This is a little sampler with a lot of cute different stitches. It was really fun to put together and it has a really cute strawberry button in the middle. I got creative with the tassle. I found a pretty tassle that was already made but, decided it wasn't big enough so I added a floss tassle around it. This is Strawberry Band Sampler by Hillside Samplings. An oldie but goodie.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Iowa State Fair Winnings

I picked up my entries yesterday and these two won awards. The bottom one was a class that I took at one of the last Cross Stitch Festivals. This one is by Stoney Creek, the technique was filet and ribbon.

The top one won second place in multiple techniques. There is drawn thread, hardanger and pulled in this piece.

Not sure I will ever enter again but, I've learned never to say never. You just never know.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fun Project

This is such a fun project and I can keep it up all year. How true, how true!!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Last pictures


The top picture is of me when I found out that I won two ribbons at our Iowa State Fair for my needlework entries. The bottom picture is of just one of the fabulous sunsets that I see every year at the retreat.
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Retreat


The top picture here is of the beautiful banister and steps leading up to the dining room. The next is of the one of the dining rooms that is the biggest. The next two pictures are of a very long hall that leads from one section to another. You can get to most places just by taking this long hall.

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Stitching rooms


Here are two of the main rooms that are full of stitchers. The top is called the Garden Room and the windows are all tall and looking over the lake. The bottom picture is of the room where all the gals from Iowa (including me) stitched. This room is called the Red Room
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Retreat

This is where I go to call hubby and just relax, this over looks the lake. As you can see there are rocky cliffs in the back as you walk down to the chairs.
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Pictures of Buffalo Lake




These are some pictures of Lake Buffalo where the retreat house is sitting. You can look out and look at this beautiful scenery.
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