Sunday, March 31, 2019

ISHW Update A Finnish and a Completed Project

Thank-you for visiting my last post, to those of you who do not have emails, thank-you for your comments.
It has been so busy here, Mike fell and almost took out an eye, I need to wrap him in bubble wrap, I have finally gotten over  my cold, I did do some ISHW stitching last weekend, on my Easter Stitch by Brenda Gervais.
I have been doing some finishing in between home things, I have been clearing out closets and cabinets, what a great feeling.
The snow is almost gone just snow in the parking its where it was piled high.
I hope it gets warm enough to get plants.
I am a geranium lover, the hummingbirds love them, so do bees, its fun to watch them be busy eating.

So this is what the fabric looked like before using the spray stain I used, the lighting is not the best today, it does give a better look in better light, I did not use a lot of the stain I just wanted a little color. I do need to press it, I am out of pressing cloths, maybe I will pick them up Thursday.
This is the spray, dries fast.

I stitched this pattern and finished on February this year, I love Brenda's designs.

I was going to make it into a pin cushion but decided on this finish instead, wood can be found in wood section at JoAnn's,  I like to have all my threads ready for stitching a design, I will be finishing ore that way I when I kit up a design I will have the threads ready, if I have a couple of kitted designs that use the same thread I put a little note saying which kit the needed thread is in.
I stained this wood with a gel paste you rub on and let sit for a little and wipe down, it has a bit of a satin finish.

Its Sunday a day of rest, I will be drinking my latte and stitching and maybe another finish or two, until next time, Gods Blessings To You.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Little Update

Thank-you to all who have commented on my last post, I will send email thank-you's tomorrow.
To thoise of you without email address thank-you and I hope you continue to stop by.

I have been able to stitch a little, I had planned to have this design finished by last evening, we had a call that my cousin had a stroke so family comes first.
I am so happy to be almost finished I will have this done by Easter, yahoo.
I am noy happy with the color thread for his vest, I bought the right color thread, it looks rather like a patch work vest, I am not going to frog it Mike likes the way it looks I guess that is okay.
I hope to have it finished by tomorrow evening, I am not sure I want to finish it into a pillow just yet, maybe a stand-up fold, I am loving him he is so cute.

My wonderful husband has bought me a gazebo for part of the deck, we have 52 feet of deck on the back of the house, i just want someplace to sit out of the sun and bugs, he has the rest of the deck opened for tanning.
It has been warm here I know some of you think 35-40 degrees is not warm but after the winter we have had  it is like a tropical heat wave for us, snow is melting way to fast some areas have been evacuated, it just breaks my heart to hear this, we are lucky our sump pump has never been used, the neighbors on each side have had theirs going, we had extra drainage done when we built this home.
It is time to stitch.
Have a great week

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Some Stitching

Hello my dear friends: I have had a busy week, we are putting in new cabinets in my sewing room, my beading supplies and fabric along with everything else has a new home, I just need to get the rest in order.
I had a ball  at retreat, I sat with three ladies who were a hoot.
I finished the Brenda Gervais designs I was working on, I will show photos after ironing them.

I started a new Brenda Gervais design it is the Easter Parade design.

See how light mine looks, I could not figure this out so I studied the above photo, I used the called for fabric and threads, the photographer took the photo in the shade, see the light on the left of the ducks face, I feel much better now about the colors, however I will be doing a tamp dye, I will use a cloth to just dampen the fabric and tamp onto the finished piece, of course I will try this on and different piece of fabric and thread first.

I see a designer pattern going on here do you? I love here designs and love the new ones out, she is doing a series, I am not sure I will do that myself.

We will be getting rain here today tomorrow and Thursday, however that means flooding, when will it just be a normal winter and spring, of course we have not had a winter or spring like this in years.

Just a couple of photos found on Pinterest to make you smile, I hope .

 This would be my dog we have so much snow I will have to take a photo of her out in the snow before it melts.

This is what we will look like after all the melting happens, of course my dog is a lot larger and I am oh so much older then this little sweety pie, giggles.

I hope your week is a great week
Thank-you for stopping by