Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday Manifesto Progress Picture...

Well, I stitched most of the day Sunday, but I was distracted by the end of that NASCAR Race in California!  Wow, that was exciting!  I hope Denny Hamlin is doing okay!

I have a bit more to do on the background before I can finish up my second page!  Only working on Sunday, I don't progress as quickly as I like, but I am steadily moving along!

Here is my progress, to date:

Also, the NCAA Tournament is a bit of a distraction, as well!  You gotta love March Madness!

Until next week......

Happy Stitches,


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wool Felt Embroidered Pincushion

My guild, The Virginia Guild of Needlewomen, had a wonderful program this past Thursday afternoon.  Shelley Anderson instructed us on making an embroidered wool felt pincushion.  We had a choice of background felt; pink or blue. I choose blue!

We stitched on the fused circular quilt design. Then we were off to embellishing our panel with spider web roses!

Here is a picture of my top:

Now, I am to make a 4 inch muslin bag and fill it with crushed walnut shells.  When that is complete, we insert it into the pincushion and blanket stitch it closed!

It was fun, fun, fun:)

Happy Stitches,


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Manifesto Update!

Sunday is my Manifesto Day!  I did do some filling in today.  I didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped, but it is coming along. It is going to take me about 4 to 5 weeks to complete each page. I promised myself I would not skip ahead without completing each page! As tempting as that is, I am sticking to the plan, for now!

Here is a progress shot:

Happy Stitches,


Saturday, March 16, 2013

As promised.....

....from my previous post...

Here is an update of my progress on Ann Bowers Sampler:

I am slowly moving on the over one cross stitch portion of words.  I like that each word is a different color:)

My progress may be slowed on this...I promised a designer to do some model stitching on a very large sampler.  I'm really excited about it!

Until, tomorrow...I will post my Manifesto progress picture at the end of the day.

Happy Stitches,


Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Sunday WIP Picture of The Manifesto

Well, Sunday arrived and it was a sunny day!  Great for stitching on silk gauze....nice and bright!  Just the way I like it.  I was able to get a bunch done today to my surprise!

I am happy to be working on the flower part.  There are a few discrepancies between the photograph and the chart. I just stitched those parts the way I thought they looked the best.

Here goes:

I will post a progress picture of Ann Bowers later in the week....

Happy stitches,


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Manifesto - Sunday #4

Well, I am finally getting around to posting my progress picture of Sunday #4's "The Manifesto Sampler".  I am about to finish page #1 one!  Yeesch, this is very slow going.  I am loving the effect, but it is going to be a year of Sundays before I finish this bad boy!

After I completely finish page #1, I am going to start the page immediately below it.  The third page I will do is the page to the right of page #1.  BUT, I am getting ahead of myself!

That's all for now....I really need to get Emma out again!

Happy Stitches,