Friday, January 12, 2018

A reusable finish....

Greeting friends…… 2018 has started out like gang busters in the Carolina Stitcher finishing studio~ I hope your New Year is beginning nicely and you’re managing to stay warm.... We, like so many, have had crazy winter weather since Christmas ~ My Hands have been busy as have the finishes I’m creating for others.... I’d like you to take a look....

I felt like this sweet Stone Street Stitchworkes coffee mug design needed a special touch.... 

It’s a flat back round finish with mini Pom-Pom trim.... Hanging from a small nail on the wood&metal tabletop envelope I found at Michaels...

I tucked a few sprigs of greenery and an old crochet doily inside.....

The Stitch itself has detachable ribbons.... A subtly primish look.....

You simply hang your Stitch on the little nail.... Reusing the hardware and simply replacing with seasonal stitching makes this type of finishing very attractive to me..... My customer is thrilled!

It’s free standing, can be leaned on an easel or hung on the wall.... A very versatile finish! I can see a Patriotic Stitch hanging with geraniums and small vintage flags popping out of the “envelope”.....

I liked it so much that I make 2.....  So, there you have it! Thinking a little outside out of the box with a Carolina Stitcher spin on things……… 

I’ll end with a picture walk of finishes I completed in Dec,  but was asked to not put on my blog until after gift giving season... 

Little House Needlework “Tree Lot”.. (portion of the chart)

......with a tiny stitched tree and ribbon on the back...

Heartstring Samplery~ Coffee Quaker made into a flatfold....

Prairie Schooler Annual Santa 1989

An awesome collection of Littlehouse Needleworks pin pillows for her doughbowl... all edged in Dames of the Needle mini Pom-Pom ~

Lizzie Kate Very Merry Santa Kircher... I added the piped edging and fully lined it....

Well, that’s it for now…… soon I’ll post about my current large Sampler Stitch, meeting Nicola Parkman, my nieces new sweet baby and a couple finishes from the heart.... Until then, stay warm, grateful and stitching ~


Friday, January 5, 2018

Quilt Time Sampler

Little House Needleworks

Quilt Time Sampler

Finished in January 2018

Stitched using dmc threads as stated in the pattern.

Home of a Needleworker (too)

Loving this finish, the colours are so pretty!

Little House Needleworks

Home of a Needleworker (too)

Stitched using the Crescent Colours Threads as stated in the pattern.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"My House" Hometown Holiday Series

I have now finished the 3rd Hometown Holiday piece, My House.
MY House, Toy Store, Sweet Shoppe
Stitched by Joyce
25 ct Pewter Laguna Fabric
DMC and Classic Colorworks Floss
Finishing in a cube, tutorial by Vonna @ The Twisted Stitcher

Saturday, June 4, 2016

2016 Finishes

 Sleigh Bells Ring ornament from the 2012 series
May Calendar Girl

 Ding Dong merrily on high ornament from the 2012 series
April Calendar Girl made into a pillow and given to my niece for her April Birthday
Stitched by Joyce

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Toy Store and The Sweet Shop - The Hometown Holiday Series

Yes, The Hometown Holiday Series is a favorite of mine. I have all of them so far to stitch and have completed The Toy Store and The Sweet Shop.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tree Farm ornament

I have stitched The Tree Farm ornament from the 2012 series, It will be a Christmas gift. My family and friends enjoy my stitched gifts.

Monday, May 25, 2015

March Calendar Girl and Blessed ornaments

I have now stitched the March Calendar Girl and stitched and finished the Blessed ornament-2012 #1 series.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Sampler lady

I finished The Sampler Lady. I changed some of the colors, because I wanted to use almost the same colors as I used on Home of a Needleworker (too!). I'm going to hang them together in the hallway.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the Pure in Heart is the first I made from the Saltbox Scripture series by Little House Needleworks. 
This is a 4 part seasonal series and this one represents Spring.