This little hornbook has been a hit at my retreat that I went to at Myrtle Beach so I decided to post it here. Several have asked about it. It is stitched from the pattern book 2012 Stranded Jacks by Plum Street Samplers and my husband made the Hornbook. They have I think 4 hornbook patterns in this booklet and since it is October and we were at the beach, I thought it would be fun to do this one. Our shirts had a mermaid on them too so doing this seemed fitting. I am so glad everyone has liked this as I enjoyed making it too.
Time to load up my fabric on my frame and start a new project. I love With Thy Needle and Thread designs but have yet to actually stitch one of them. Queen of Harvest will be my first stitch by this incredible designer. I also got Where the Bittersweet Grows too. I had many exchange gifts to finish before going to Myrtle Beach and now I can do this one for me and relax. The colors are so pretty and are done with Sampler Threads and a few Weeks Dyeworks. I will post progress photos as I stitch this one. Thank you to all who come into my blog as everyone is welcome! :)
We were able to have Praiseworthy Stitches come to our retreat and they brought these new designs to sell. I just loved these as they caught my eye right away and I got them to stitch. The first one is Pumpkins and the second one is called The Visit. Pumpkins is stitched on the color Swamp by Picture this plus. Their table was filled with beautiful things and it is always so nice to see things actually stitched as photos don't always do them justice. The Visit was done by these two women who are Praiseworthy Stitches as an honor to their longstanding friendship. I got several other things from other designers too who were also at our retreat and these two were very favorites. I was also able to buy some fabric too. It was the most fun time ever and I hope to be there again next year.
Introducing the new Micro stitching frame. Thank you to those who have contacted us expressing interest in this new smaller frame. It is great for stitching smaller items and can either be held in hand to stitch or can be used on the table top stand and lap stand with either the clamp or side arms. I am using mine to get ready for a trip I am taking this month and it will be nice to take with me for stitching. Shown here is a small ornament I cross stitched for an exchange I am participating in. If anyone else has any questions about this new little Micro Stitching Frame, you can go to Wooden Treasures and contact my husband Jerry. I welcome all who come here and just want to have a look and share stitching on their blogs as well. Comments are welcome and appreciated if anyone might like to say something here.
To the nice person who commented on this blog and would like to find out more information, you can contact my husband Jerry and he will be glad to help you. The link will automatically put up a page to his email address. Thank you for letting me know and I will be glad to also answer any inquiries you may have if I can as well. Jerry has contacted his web page provider too and any problems anyone may be having are now resolved.
I really appreciate your kind words concerning some issues we have been experiencing for much too long now. Wooden Treasures is "extant" as Jerry says lol and is ALIVE AND WELL. We are very confident that things are going to work out well! I agree with all you had to say and it means a lot to both of us! Debby
These photos are of my wonderful retreat that I went to. The stitched pieces are not yet stitched by me but I got them to stitch and loved the models I saw. The Visit was done as a tribute to the longstanding friendships of the two women who are Praiseworthy Stitches and I got to meet them. The photo is nice but it is even prettier than the photo here when you see it stitched. Pumpkins is very striking on this fabric. I look forward to stitching both of these!
This is a Blackbird Designs sock I still need to finish up for an exchange I am doing with other stitchers. The corn background fabric is actually a smaller print than it looks here but I loved it. I am now working on a small Christmas ornament for the exchange as well.
I really love this project and need to work on it once again. It has the prettiest colors in it and it is stitched on 40 ct. Sand Dune by Lakeside linens with NPI Silk threads. I got sidetracked and put this one away but it will be coming back out to be finished hopefully sooner than later. I put this up for the time of year we have and it is not forgotten.
Just a small finish to have helped restart my stitching mojo. I am also working on some exchange pieces that need to get done as well, but I thought I would make this small post. I do love our chickens!!! :)