Monday, June 12, 2017

Wonders Never Cease

Hello Lovely Stitching Friends,
Yes I am back and have some stitching projects to share with you. It's been over a year since my last post.
Lord knows how I truly miss all of you.
Major reason is that the day after I posted on May 30 2016 my Aunt Shirley passed away. It was so hard losing her. Oh the stories I could share of her. She was such an inspiration through my whole life. I will miss her and still love very much. The love does not go away. When I would talk about my stitching or show my magazines she would say I love all you do but Please NO!!! LOL!!! We would both laugh. She absolutely LOVED beautiful linens, china and stitched projects. She just didn't want to hear me talk about fabric count or threads - LOL!!!! Anyways Honestly that was a huge mental block for me (even tearing up right now) because she was my moms sister and the last female blood relation to my mom (I do have my sweet sister).
Thank you Vickie for asking my about blogging again. YES its time. I'm on Instagram regularly. It's been fast easy and didn't have to admit my aunt was gone. But I have missed my blogging friends.

So even though I may not have posted I sure have been stitching all this time.

I Finished Celtic Autumn all the stitching but in this photo the beading wasn't done yet.

 Here she is all framed by me. 32ct Lambswool Jobelan DMC threads.This is a conversion charted by Janet Granger on her blog.

 Winter Rose by Lavender & Lace - chart gifted to me from Lee! 18 ct Aida & all DMC threads. 

 From 2016 JCS Christmas Ornament magazine (pg 30)- Gingerbread House by Shannon Wasilieff.
I had bought candy gum drops strand from Hobby Lobby and added them on top of the lace of the roof.
Added lots of beads, heart & gingerbread man buttons. To the left do you see the gorgeous embroidered "A" ? It's a beautiful mini book made for me by Lee (was a birthday gift last year) and I love it.

 Also from 2016 JCS Christmas Mag I stitched "Blessings" by Hand on Design. "Yuletide" also by Hands on Design chart was published in JCS mag but it was a regular issue not the Christmas one. I had the red white tree and star buttons in stash (gifted from my sister a few Christmas's back) and thought those were perfect to add. 28ct linen & 14ct black aida.
 "Merry Little Birthday" by Sam Sarah Designs Studio. Goodness I had bought this chart like 3 years ago always knowing I wanted to stitch it for Lee and last year - it got made & sent. Buttons from Michael's. 32ct purple peonies linen, silk threads, GA & DMC threads. I looved stitching this. The soft silks and the colors were so lovely to work with. And I think its a FUN piece!!!

2016 stitched projects!
Thank you for stopping by and I do plan now to be back with blogging.
With my love and appreciation Annette