This is a place for me to share my love of needlework as well as my own needlework designs. You'll also find bits about my life and my family adventures.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Can you believe that it's Friday again, already? The Summer is flying by at record speed, I hope that you are enjoying some sort of Summer fun where you are. We made it through dance camp and boy scout camp (different kids, same week, same town, fifty miles from home, one day camp, one overnight). Dale took boy scout camp duty and I took dance camp taxi duties and fun was had by all. Tennessee USA is still running at the Playhouse and the kids do several shows a week, they love seeing the reactions from the various audiences. And, since sleep and I have been strangers lately, I have some finishes to show you.
First, I stitched up Blackbird Design's quick little monchromatic design. I finished it as pin pillow, with a bit of antique lace and a few antique bakelite buttons.
Next, another Blackbird Designs piece, this one their little Souvenir freebie. I used two Crescent Colours silks on a hand dyed piece of 40 count and it stitched up quickly. I finished it as a pillow with a bit of hand crocheted lace and a seed bead trim. I'll stitch this again, someday, for Di, in a bright turquoise, and finish it with a great piece of turquoise eiffel tower fabric that I have in my stash. She loves all things French, but this isn't bright enough for her room.
And, finally, my favorite pillow finish, a Carriage House Samplings design, stitched in silk on a 40 count handdyed linen. I finished it with a couple antique buttons and added a jute rick rack trim which I beaded with seed beads to add a little color to the trim. It may end up on my dresser as a place to display my antique pins.
I also did a little stitching this week. I was feeling nostalgic and did a little poking around in my stash, mainly my old magazines, and I found this little design from Birds of a Feather. It's just so cute that I had to stitch it. I will probably finish it into a little patchwork tote for my niece Vivian, the design suits her.
I also finished another piece for Just CrossStitch but I can't show you that yet. I have to say that I really enjoy reading the stitching blogs and am in awe of the true talent of the many needleartists out there. I don't comment all that often, but do know that I always feel rewarded when I take a moment to see what my fellow stitchers are creating. Thank you for sharing!
I am a needlework designer, and have been doing business as M DESIGNS for the past 14 years. I am blessed with a loving husband and two wonderful children, who understand my obsession with all things stitchy. Most days, I can be found with my kids and the dogs, creating all manner of things and enjoying our busy life.