Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scroll Bar Problems ;(

I need some advice - I purchased a scroll bar today. (I have never used one)  I am finding that when I use it the fabric is very loose in the middle - I like my fabric to be taut when I stitch.  Am I doing something wrong or have I purchased an inefficient scroll bar-

Any suggestions or links to a wonderful scroll bar or any ideas for stitching with a larger piece of fabric would be highly appreciated !!!! My "The Flood" piece is on hold until I can find something suitable - The fabric is too big for me to hold comfortably while stitching -

Thanks for your time
Happy Stitching


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Plum Street Samplers - "The Flood"

Firstly, A Rose from my Garden:
And Secondly,
I have started on one of my bigger projects -
Take a Look at my progress so far:
Design: The Flood
Designer: Plum Street Samplers
Fabric: 36 Count Vintage Buttercream
Threads: Recommended Needlepoint Inc Silks

I have to tell you - I love this silk floss - It just glides through the fabric so beautifully.  I can't believe I have been missing out on this !!!! I will be using more in the future - that is for sure.  And I must admit I am loving this pattern as well.  It's one of those that you think you won't like when you start it because you are working all of the brown in the Ark - But as you add each part of the design & pick up another color it becomes very enticing.  It is a truly unique & creative design - Well worth the time and the effort as far as I am concerned.  I can't wait to get to the 2x2 critters !!!!

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garden Photos

I am so excited that the water lily I bought for my pond is finally blooming :)  I just had to share a photo because it is sooooo beautiful & it didn't do a thing last year:


 And another one of my water plants is trying to bloom - But I don't know what this one is called:


Have a Wonderful Day !!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Humbled

I was so excited to find a  special surprise in my mailbox today - A GORGEOUS & wonderfully finished needlebook from my blogging buddy Gracie - Such a thoughtful & absolutely charming gift for my birthday - I am speechless & in awe of Gracie's beautiful work !!!!!!

She included some extra goodies as well, And what I believe to be the most beautiful card I think I've ever seen - And so perfect for me because I adore hummingbirds !!!!!!

Such Lovely detail:
Thank you so much Gracie-

Wishing you all the best
Happy Stitching
PattyC

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Bluejay Is Ok -ROFLOL

To all of you who are worried about the little bluejay in the last post - He was just in the birdbath before the photos were taken - Here is another  photo to put you at ease- ROFLOL

All is well;)
Enjoy your weekend & Happy stitching  !!!!!

Bluejays and Bluebirds

Take A Look:
Design: Bluebird Alphabet
Designer: Just Nan
Fabric: 32 Count Attic Lace
Fibers: Recommended DMC   
Fibers: Gentle Art Sampler Threads
7013 Green Apple, 7050 Baby Spinach

Happy Stitching

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Gift has arrived

I have received my swap from Margaret of The French Bear - So creative & such beautiful colors !!!!
What lovely  goodies  ;)

Thank you so much Margaret !!!
I am thrilled ;)
Happy Stitching

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tickled Pink :)

I was tickled pink to have recently been in an exchange with Gracie from Needles Pins and Dragonflies.  I previously posted my gift from Gracie - And now heres a look at my exchange for Gracie:


I used Nina's Hand dyed Thread Cherry Coffee
To stitch a freebie Found here: Swappons
Isn't it beautiful !!!
(I added the word PINS to the bottom of the pattern)

And her favorite color is lavender,  so I had to include a mini BBD pincushion:

And lastly, a photo of a Rose from my garden :)
Isn't pink a lovely color!!
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Butterflies in my Garden !!

I recently participated in a private exchange with Margaret from The French Bear. She enjoys white, black, and gray as you can see by her beautiful blog.  It is so creative and well worth a visit !!
Here are some photos of  her surprise:



Happy Stitching

Friday, April 8, 2011

BBD Peacock Pinkeep / Needlebook

Accessories for my stitching box:
A Needlebook:


 I still need to make the tassle for the spine of the needlebook but I ran out of that color thread -
I guess it will have to keep until Monday
And a Pinkeep...
that fits nicely on a mason jar lid:
Enjoy your weekend
Happy Stitching

Thursday, April 7, 2011

TUSAL Update And More Mail

Here is my TUSAL update for April
And...
I received another Birthday surprise in the mail.  I am so excited.  I don't know how this month long birthday thing started, but I am certainly glad it did !!!!!
I have really wanted to do a larger project, and  the Plum Street Samplers Design "The Flood" is Awesome.  I received the pattern, the silk floss, and the fabric - Now all I need is more time - lol
This has certainly been a great mail week !!

Wishing you a wonderful Weekend
Happy Stitching,

I Am Thrilled !!!

I recently participated in some private exchanges.
  I received this particular exchange from Gracie of  Needles Pins and Dragonflies:
The Scissors are too pretty, and have a cute little cactus charm attached.
The buttons are the perfect color & match the beautiful paper that wrapped my gifts!!
There was chocolate - repeat there was chocolate included - No photos available :)
And ....
Gracies Finishing on this pin pillow is flawless !!!!!!!
Thank you so much Gracie - Your gift is quite Charming & absolutely perfect !!!!!!!
And of Course - I will always remember you :)
Hugs,
Your Friend
PattyC

Friday, April 1, 2011

Little House Needleworks Ornament 2011


Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Bringing Home The Tree
Fabric: 32 Count Straw
Fibers: Recommended DMC
And Crescent Colors

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