It really feels great to be moved into our new house. It took for ever it seemed at the time. We ran into some difficulties along the way and we got through them. I promise to have before and after pictures soon.
During the moving process I did take a day to sit and stitch a little something. I will be donating this item to Attic Needlework's Silent Auction for Breast Cancer Research. For more information click here. You can also find information on Cathey's other blog Pumpin Patch and Co Breast Fund. Sometime ago I purchased a kit by The Stitching Bear. The kit is Love You Thru It. It came with the pillow, 14 count aida, two small yellow buttons. I decided to add the charm. It only took me a few hours to get it done.
Speaking of Cathey I finished my first Flat Fold and I used a pattern she designed some years ago. Cathey inspires me with her courage and determination. I will donate this to the Silent Auction along with the pillow. I hope this will show my love and support for all those who are effected. This cancer needs to know it is unwanted!
I've must have been in a kit buying kind of mood because I purchased this kit from Just Another Button Company called A mini pumpkin pincushion kit. It took me a few hours to complete. The other item that I got involved in is also from the same company called Eugenia Tuffet. Have you seen this cute sheep? Seriously for the past year I've been in a sheep loving mood. My love was bears of all kinds still love them but the sheep caught me by surprise. Anyway I purchased her through a Auto Ship program as she travels the world. You can just purchase the sheep kit and not do the whole auto ship program. I had a blast putting her together. I mean I actually had to use a pattern and do some hand stitching. Here is Eugenia and Pumpkin hanging out together.
Last month my best friend from High School came to California for a visit with her family. We hung out for a few days. I was showing her all my stitching. I asked her to look through some of the Cross Stitch Christmas Magazines to see if there was something she wanted me to stitch for her. Christine told me she likes Snowmen. I found the one I will be stitching up for her soon. Christine also mentioned that she was looking for something that she could hang in a spot at her business. I found exactly what I wanted to do for her and finished it.
I used Vonna'sThe Mounted Flat Ornament Tutorial. I used felted wool in place of the fabric. I love Vonna's tutorials. Thank you Vonna!
Do any of you know Gaynor of Stitchers Anon? Gaynor is a very talented designer when it comes to crafts. I love her work and she now has her own website to sell her awesome patterns and crafts. Go see what she has to offer. Gaynor is also a supporter of Breast Cancer. Go to her blog and see how you can support her. A few weeks ago Gaynor was asking if anyone would be interested in stitching up a few patriotic designs for her website. I let her know I was interested and I am currently stitching a Patriotic design. Here is what I have currently stitched. I'm stitching this on 32 Count Fabric over 2 and using DMC threads. Thank you Gaynor for letting me take part!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my stitching. I appreciate your comments and support. Until next time keep those needles moving.