Thursday, June 20, 2019

FFO's ~ Fully Finished Objects


I haven't made much progress on my June Stitch from My Stash projects.
It's been a busy month at work and at home,
but I did find some time to fully finish some projects that I stitched in May.


"Fresh Eggs Farm"
by Hands On Design and Priscilla Blain

The truck is just an excerpt from the full pattern and is my third seasonal truck that I have mounted on an antique granite ware container. 


I'm having a lot of fun with this series!


"Ode to the Ort Number Two"
by With Thy Needle and Thread


I was nervous about finishing this one,


but the directions were very well done and it was completed quite easily.
I decided to add a second teeny strawberry as they are so sweet!


I have my hand in the photo to give it some scale.


Here you can see how tiny the stitched piece is.

And finally the finish that really terrified me:


"The Budding Twigs"
by Blackbird Designs
from their book "Oh La La"


I've made drums before, but never one this tiny.


I was so happy that my border met up when I sewed it together.


I stuffed it firmly with sawdust.


And used French General fabric for the top and bottom.


I am so happy with these tiny treasures!

Who can detect his own mistake?
    Cleanse me from hidden sin.
~Psalm 19:12

Blessings, Patti

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 21


Mom had so many finishes in the past year that we didn't have time to photograph them all.
This is just a selection of the favorites.

"Tulip Row"
by Granny's Legacy Patterns 


Aren't the details lovely?


"Rambling Rabbit"
by Crane Designs


I love the patterned daffodil-colored background.


"Garden Hearts"
by Rebekah L Smith


The colors show brighter than reality here, but I wanted to show the beads that Mom is fond of using rather than french knots. 


Folk Hearts for Home
by Rebekah L Smith


Sew sweet! And again, see the beads...
There is another heart in this pattern that Mom is working on now...


White Flower Table Mat
by Primitive Gatherings

Mom started with the single pattern and then made a set to coordinate in different locations in her home. I think that she really out did herself with this amazing set!


The details are so lovely!


I think that this was a fabulous idea!!!

The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring life.
The testimony of the Lord is steadfast, making foolish people wise.
The precepts of the Lord are upright, making the heart rejoice.
The commandment of the Lord is pure, giving light to the eyes.
~Psalm 19:7-8

Blessings, Patti

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pennies from Heaven is back!


For the past few years, Mom and I have spent a day over Memorial Day weekend making pincushions together. This year we made tomatoes designed by Maggie Bonanomi.
Originally from the 2016 Maggie Girls' Club at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin 
and now in her book "Pure & Simple".

The tomatoes pictured above are Mom's.


And here are mine.


It was a delightful way to spend the day together!


Mother-daughter bonding - doing what we love :)

It's hard to believe that Mom has been in her new home a year.
And during that year I haven't posted any "Pennies from Heaven" creations by Mom!

So, while Mom was sewing buttons on tomatoes, I took pictures of some of her many finishes.


This was Mom's first finish in her new home.
How appropriate! And she has a tag sewn on the back commemorating the occasion.
Aren't her stitches amazing?!


And here is a close up of the center.
I believe that "Home" is a Buttermilk Basin pattern and I think that her "O" is an original.


Isn't this a lovely holiday finish?
"Christmas Goose" 
by Country Ramble


I love how Mom added beads to the oranges and the wreath.


And finally:
"Sweet Spring" #294
by 1894 Cottonwood House

I have so many more finishes of Mom's to share, but I will save some for another day...

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.


Day after day they pour forth speech;

    night after night they reveal knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Stitch from my Stash projects ~ June


My projects this month are all about finishing WIPs.
“Bountiful Harvest Sewing Tray and Sewing Basket”
Designed and kitted by Stacy Nash
These projects were from Boxwood and Berries 2016 
at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

I have a good start on both projects and it’s time to finish them up!


“Hanging Sewing Pocket and Chatelaine”
Designed and kitted by Stacy Nash
This was a project from Stitch Camp 2018
At Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin

Once again I have a good start, but I want to finish it up and enjoy the final product.


I also have these two strawberry projects all stitched, but they need to be fully finished.
I’m oh so close!


I do have a wool project that is close to finished.
"Step into my Garden"
design by Maggie Bonanomi
originally from the Country Sampler 2016 Maggie Girls Club
and now available in Maggie's book "Pure & Simple"

I did a lot of this last year on our "unplugged" vacation week in the north woods.
I just need to finish some decorative stitching and small wool details.


Speaking of finishing -
I have three cross stitch projects that I stitched in May, but didn't fully finish.

Here's hoping that June is a month of finishing with many fully finished projects!

 and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. 
Then, having been rooted and grounded in love, you will be able to understand, 
along with all the saints, what is wide, long, high, and deep - that is, 
you will know the love of the Messiah - which transcends knowledge, 
and will be filled with all the fullness of God.
~Ephesians 3:17-19

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nesting Time Table Mat


"Nesting Time Table Mat"
design and kit by Primitive Gatherings

Another Stitch from my Stash finish!


I am so happy with the way that it finished up.


So sweet and perfect for the month of May!


 I knew just where I wanted to display it.
 

I think that I will enjoy it for the month of June as well 
before I  pack it away and decorate with patriotic items.

Only one more day in the month of May!
I still have three cross stitch projects that I was hoping to fully finish and one wool project too. LOL! Wish me luck ;)

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me
the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
~Acts 20:24

Blessings, Patti  

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Egg Gatherer Sewing Basket


 Those of you that follow me on Instagram have been watching me stitch the sides of 
"Egg Gatherer Sewing Basket"
by Stacy Nash 

The bottom was supposed to be a mustard print cotton, 
but I thought the chicken and chicks needed a little rooster ;)

The mustard print that came with the kit would have worked fine for the outside of the basket as well,
but I remembered a fabric in my stash that I thought I would like better.


So sweet, but it was white and bright red.
It definitely would not go well.


So I aged the fabric with walnut crystals until it matched the linen and threads better.
It doesn't look very aged here.


 But here you can see the difference.


I think they go together pretty well now.


And here is the basket all put together.


I am pretty happy with it, if I do say so myself.
It's not perfect, but it's done!
(My mantra!)



And it looks sweet with my Shooner Pottery chicken


And with this little vintage pair. 


Another Stitch from my Stash project completed!
On to the next!

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8

Blessings, Patti