Thursday, July 2, 2009

I finally have some pictures

to share with everyone. I thought I would share pictures of the bookmarks I sent to Regina. I guess things got ahead of her as I did not receive one from her. I am disappointed but will continue in the exchanges as I enjoy stitching so much I want to share with others.

The dyed material was my first attempt at dying my own and I wanted something very bright as Regina said she really liked bright colors. The bear was an original that I came up with when she said that she liked bears. I will adapt the bear to a dragon for another bookmark for Christmas. I really enjoyed making these.

Here is a picture of the components for my very first no sew cube. I will be completing it this afternoon and will take apicture of it. The blue is for the no sew for another baby shower.

Here is a project I am making for a friend that graduated this year. Her party is July 11 and I am find that i have to frog alot of the project because I don't like the spacing. I was so close to being done but I just wasn't happy. I know she would have loved it but because I wasn't happy with it, I rip it, rip it, rip it!
What does everyone think. You can see where I frogged "School and Class of 2009" I am going to move that all up about 6 rows. I am also going to frog "don't tell me" and move it over about an inch and up about an inch. I hope that will make it look better. Opinions?????

Here is my progress on Snad Castles. I am about 85% done. Just a little filling in (now that I have more of the color I needed), and the water on the right side. I think I will definitely have this done for Christmas.

And here is the progress on my Ink Circles. I did do alittle change up so the tile with the 2009 appears in the tile where the needle is. I am really liking this project but i think I will go back to the smaller projects when I am finished. Although I would love to do this one again in pastel colors. I think it would be beautiful. Well, maybe one day.
Now, I have to thank everyone that sent me ideas for getting rid of the ants that were driving me to distractions. I got some Grant Ant Traps and put them all over (of course nowhere the cats can get into them and I had a very long talk with Gabbie about staying away from them). With in 24 hours the ants are gone. I can again go into my kitchen with out fear. I don't have to clean up ant carcasses any more. WOO HOO!!!!
So today, Thursday, I will spend my afternoon frogging the graduation project and working on it again. I intend to relax and stitch as much as possible and of course making the no sew cube.
Happy stitching!!!


  1. I just noticed the pic of yourself. Gabbie looks a lot like you! Look at all those stitching projects... you go girl! I know I'm not going to be much help with your frogging project, and all I can say is if it bothers you, rip it out. Good luck on the no sew cubes!

  2. The bookmarks are great, love the bright colored aida that you dyed, did a great job. Don't have any suggestions on the graduation present except to maybe brush away the colors that was left behind when you frogged. Looks good to me.

  3. I am sorry that you haven't received your bookmark from the bookmark exchange. Hopefully you will get it at some point. The bookmarks you made are really nice.
    I like the pieces you have ready for the no sew cube. I am going to have to try that some time. The graduation piece will look nice with your changes. Tightens things up a bit.

  4. all of your pieces look great. i can't wait to see the finished products!

  5. All your stitching looks fantastic.

  6. Nice projects. If you don't like the spacing, then fix it, it would bother you if you didn't. After you frog it all and before you start restitching....take some tape and pat it to get the loose threads out. It should look much cleaner that way.