Treasures & Trash

Treasure

My husband really pissed me off last night. I don’t know if I will ever forgive him. I still love him but right now forgiveness is not even an option.

Because of what happened, I am selling anything and everything that is mine that I no longer want or use such as books, needle work leaflets and supplies, clothing, and household decorations. I am doing it all through a Facebook group that I am setting up right now called Treasures & Trash.

Of course, nothing I’ll sell will actually be trash but you know ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’

Anyway, I hope you all stop by and check it out.

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WIP Wednesday: Curiosity by Heaven and Earth and Amy

Curiosity

I know I missed posting for WIP on my blog. However, I did post an update on Facebook so I didn’t totally skip out.  I took a me day and then I watched one of the grand babies while his mommy did some photo editing for a client. I got some stitching done Curiosity both Wednesday and Friday. I also plan on getting some done today as well.

For those of you who don’t know, Heaven and Earth (HEAD) patterns are generally huge. They are usually stitched with one thread such as DMC over 1 fabric thread. The starting point for these designs is supposed to be the top left hand corner. Most people will use a white linen or aida to stitch these designs because most of the time the fabric doesn’t show.

Unless, you are the crazy one in the group who decides to do everything differently just because you can.

I am using a hand dyed fabric from Polstitches Designs called Dusk through Embroidery Central. I can’t remember the thread count but I can find out if you are interested. I am using two DMC threads over 1 fabric thread which is why its a pain in the ass and taking me a little longer to complete. You know, this wasn’t enough of a challenge so I started in the middle which happens to around the dragons nose.

I have the legs of the fairy completed and part of the belly which equals about three pages of a HEAD designs. Three pages out of like 60 pages with so many more to go. The part I stitched this week is the blue right above the needle but only about 2o squares so two inches worth of stitching in about five hours. Yeah me!  Anyway, that’s my update, Happy Stitching!

curiosity 2

WIP: The Musician by Joan Elliott

I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything but I had to deal with some health issues. Thankfully, I have found a doctor willing to listen to his patients. I am on medication and a diet to control blood pressure, tremors, and to kickstart my thyroid. Plus, my husband has been working over in Bear Lake so we’ve been on several mini-vacations.  Currently, my health is improving. However, I just found out that my father was admitted to the VA hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and might go in for heart surgery within a week. My fingers are crossed.

Anyway, let me show you what I’ve been working on the last couple of weeks. It is called The Musician and it is by Joan Elliott. It is in a series of three with The Reader which I have already done and The Gardner which is in my stitch stash waiting patiently.

The musician 1

That was last week’s picture and this is this week’s picture:

JE 1

As you can see, I have accomplished quite a bit.  That’s it for now, Happy Stitching!

Project of the Month: Land of Liberty

Okay, I know it’s one day late but here is Embroidery Central’s Project of the Month, Land of Liberty designed by Miles to Go, selected by local Stitcher Carrie Dabb. Here is an image of how she stitched it.

As you can see, Carrie used a different fabric. I don’t know what else she changed but if you are interested just let me know and I will find out.  Now, this POM comes with the pattern and I believe the fabric; although, I am not positive on that. However, that is generally how most of their POM’s work. Sometimes it’s your choice and sometimes it’s not.

What I do know is that this particular POM is only $19.99 during June only. After that, the price goes up to $23.99.  It’s a great little project to stitch to celebrate the Fourth of July here in the states. In order to purchase this POM from Embroidery Central click here, Land of Liberty.

Happy Stitching!

1 Finish and 2 WIP’s

Candlewick Pillow

This was a candlewicking kit that I picked up from Desert Industries, a second hand store,  awhile ago. I actually stitched this up last year but I am notorious for not getting anything framed or finished. However, I have been trying to rectify that by finishing what I can by myself. Framing is still left to professionals.

This pillow was actually put together by Jennifer G. Soosay. Thank you Jennifer! She does quilts for the local fabric store, Suppose, and she is going to teach me English Piece making. It’s a type of hand quilting. Sorry, sewing machines and I just don’t get along. Mine is still in time out after our last misadventure.

Now, for the two WIP’s.

Thanksgiving Blessing

Thanksgiving Blessing by Heart in Hand is almost finished, There is just a space at the bottom in between the leaf and acorn charm that need something. I am going to take it to the ladies at Embroidery Central to see what they would recommend. Remember, this is the model for the October Project of the Month from Embroidery Central.  Honestly, it was really easy to stitch up even with all the changes. Yes, I will be posting all the changes as soon as it is finished.

The Second WIP:

The Letter J

The Mermaid Letter J by Nora Corbett. Okay, so I haven’t really worked on this one as much as I should have. I went camping in the rain with my hubby and even though we have a camper, rain and mud is not good for hand dyed fabric. Then, I went into a reading frenzy. I read three or four books by Nora Roberts, 4 by Johanna Lindsey, and 2 by Catherine Coulter, and 1 Mercedes Lackey. I do have a small library in my house with easy access to these authors.

I am trying to get back on track but rain always calls for a good book and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Happy Stitching!

Finish: Two Ornaments from The Night Before Christmas

Sleigh full of toys away to the window

The stitching and sewing was actually finished awhile ago. I was just really sick of doing Christmas ornaments so the cording and the ribbon had to wait for awhile.

This is in a set of twelve and I have three totally finished so far. These two have already been donated to Embroidery Central for their Needlework Angel Tree.

Embroidery central started the Needlework Angel Tree for November fest in Logan, Utah. Ornaments are donated to Embroidery Central from local stitchers and then people can buy them. The money goes to a local charity like Toys for Tots or Sub for Santa.

This year, Embroidery Central will not be hosting a booth at November Fest. However, they are planning to do Christmas in July. They will have the Needlework Angel Tree set up with all of the available ornaments. The prices range from $1 to $10 dollars depending on the size of the ornament. Remember this is a first come first serve type of thing so be prepared to be there early to get the ornaments you want.

Project of the Month: The Little Stitching Fairy

The Little Stitcher by Joan Elliott

The Little Stitcher by Joan Elliott

For May, Embroidery Central has chosen a design from the one and only Joan Elliott called The Little Stitcher. It costs $32.99 and comes with your choice of hand dyed fabric. The price is for the pattern and fabric only but while you are ordering this why not order the threads too so you can get started right away.

Now, if you have a mom or grandma who stitch, this would be an awesome gift to send to them for Mother’s Day. That is a great big hint to my children and husband.

Don’t forget that Embroidery Central still has their Spring Cleaning sale going on with up to 80% off of patterns. You can buy the POM and grab a few more goodies to go into your stash. Happy Stitching!