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!

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WIP Wednesday: Thanksgiving Blessing designed by Heart in Hand

Thanksgiving Blessing by Heart in Hand

Thanksgiving Blessing by Heart in Hand

Yesterday, I decided to start ‘Thanksgiving Blessing’ designed by Heart in Hand. Normally, this isn’t a project I would pick to do but Embroidery Central has Projects of the Month (POM). Last year, they decided that anyone who spent over $50 on a double punch day would be put in a drawing. The winners would be able to pick out the POM’s for 2015.

My name was chosen and I decided to do the POM for October. Keep in mind that the POM’s are discounted during that specific month only. Felicea, an employee of Embroidery Central, suggested I do a thanksgiving project. We narrowed it down to two patterns but we both liked this one.  Of course, being the creative people that we are, we changed a few things.

The start of my project

The start of my project

First, we choose a different fabric called Mummies Curse by Pol Stitches. The fabric looks like falling leaves and matches the required hand dyed threads. Second, there is going to be four bronze tinted charms added in place of some of the stitching – two leaves and two medallions. I’m not stitching the turkey after follow or the bright orange floral between filled and with. The medallions will be place in those locations. One of the leaves will be by the pumpkin and the other will be at the bottom where the flower and heart are.

Anyway that’s my WIP for today. Happy Stitching!