May's Totally Useless SAL

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here is my ort jar for Yoyo's TUSAL for May 24th. I looks really full because of the angle I took the photo. I'm just sticking to thready things and frogging fluff. I hope to get back into the groove and really work on filling up the jar for June!

Create Beauty,

TW Cross Stitch Pattern Giveaway!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lily Maiden

by Teresa Wentzler

from the April 1993 issue of
"Just CrossStitch"

The stitch count is 120H x 96W

28 count: 8-5/8" x 6-7/8"

This is the perfect project for the TW beginner.

If you would like this pattern, just leave a comment on this post (before June 1st) letting me know.
I'll pick the winner on June 1st - Good Luck!

Create Beauty,

Lily Maiden

Lily Maiden
by Teresa Wentzler

This was the first (and so far only) TW project that I completed. It's hard to get photos with the glass glare, but I tried my best.

As you can see, I had the project triple matted with a special cut top mat. I had it done at The Rag Shop and was really pleased with how the framing turned out!

You really can't tell by the photos, but there is translucent blending filament used, especially in her wings. She is sparkly and really lovely. Click photo for detail.

I took a shot of border and my signature (KIM 94) to show more detail. There is also blending filament used on the Smyrna Crosses.

This may have been my first linen project. I had started (and abandoned) "Rapunzel" before this project on aida and was frustrated poking through the cloth, so I learned to stitch on linen mainly to stitch TW's designs.

I entered it and won a ribbon in my LNS show. Another older, but proud finish.

Yes, I am a TW pattern collector. Time for a giveaway . . .

Create Beauty,

Another Giveaway Winner!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lynn B

You are the winner of
"Picking Wildflowers"

I just need you to email me your info.

Thanks to all who entered!

Yesterday (5/15) was my 12th Wedding Anniversary and here is a pic of the flowers I received:

We plan to celebrate with dinner at the Melting Pot (fondue) tonight. Our favorite courses are the cheese & chocolate! Yum! I can't wait!

I'll post my next giveaway tomorrow - get ready all you Teresa Wentzler fans . . .

Create Beauty,

New Cross Stitch Giveaway & Winner

Friday, May 1, 2009

... bring May flowers

Picking Wildflowers

by Angela Pullen

Forget-Me-Nots by Just CrossStitch

The stitch count is 148w x 90h

14 count: 10-1/2" x 13-1/2"

From the leaflet:

Sweet Flower
Oh! When I gaze upon
that flower;
I deeply feel thy love's
sweet power;
Subduing charms that
love has got;
Sweet flower then say,
"Forget me not."

It's from my original stash. I love it, but if it hasn't been stitched by now (17 years), sadly I'll never get to it.

If you would like this pattern, just leave a comment on this post (before May 15th) letting me know.

I'll pick the winner on May 15th - Good Luck!

is the winner of the Marjolein Bastin pattern "Spring Joy"

I just need you to email me your info.

Thanks to all who entered!

Create Beauty,

"Present" Projects

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm sure you all have had one - a project you need to get done that is going to be a gift. On a deadline. One that you are not necessarily all 'that into' stitching. Ugh - how do you do it? I need help . . .

This is for a Golden Wedding Anniversary in June. I truly love my Aunt and Uncle, and I'm sure they will love the piece, but I have spent too many years as a GA (graphic artist) and doing cross stitch type makes me CRAZY. I have to have it all line up exactly perfectly and look flawless. Right now I'm wrestling with graph paper trying to figure it all out.

AND there really isn't much cross stitching to be done in the piece at all - most of it is backstitching of the leaves. I usually pick designs with minimal BS! This is another reason why I love HAED and Mirabilia.

Yes, I chose the design from my LNS, but mainly it was because it will look good as a pillow (it was square). That's my Mom's job, getting it made into the pillow, and she's going to have her friend do it! Talk about easy - and the gift will be from both of us.

To add insult to injury, then I have to redo this design as a SILVER Anniversary design for my cousin (Mom's idea). Their anniversary is also in June.

I definitely need to start this by the weekend - tomorrow is my HAED SAL day and I'm not sacrificing that! And as another way to procrastinate, I started yet ANOTHER stitch blog!

(the other is Stitch-mas)

And I really need to get going on those projects too! Boo hoo! (get it - boo?)

Peace, Love & Happiness!

Totally Useless SAL - April

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This is my first posting for the Totally Useless SAL. I did an extreme close-up on my jar because I've just started this month. My orts so far are from Mirabilia's "Gathering Eggs" and the HAED freebie "Bunny on Path". I have a new project I need to start this week, but I'll leave that for another post!

Peace, Love & Happiness!