Thursday, June 27, 2019

A few June fully finished strawberries

I haven't made great progress this month on my Stitch from my Stash,
 but I did fully finish a few items that I stitched in years past.

"From Me to Thee Strawberry Pinkeep"

I stitched this back in 2015 when it first came out.

Why did I wait so long to fully finish it?

I love the large size and the sweet charm that came with the kit.

 The kit also included the ring and ribbon.
So happy to finally have it on display.

"The Strawberry Queen"
(accompanied by strawberries that I have made over the years...)

I stitched this last year - the moment that it arrived.
I love the little pom pom trim - a perfect match and oh so sweet.

Mom and I just arrived home from a trip to Iowa.
I'll be sharing that soon!

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, 
watching over them—not because you must, 
but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; 
not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 
~1 Peter 5:2-3

Blessings, Patti

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