Thursday, June 4, 2009

Since this is a stitching Blog

Maybe there should be some stitching pictures?! :) Every once in a while, I get caught up in stitching little things. I love the big projects, but not so much lately! All of these will be made into floss tags, or scissor fobs, or a needlecase, or something! (realistically, they'll just go in a box under my bed)

This is Hocus Pocus by Lizzie Kate. I saw it on a blog somewhere, and the person made it into a two-sides floss tag, one word on each side! So that's what I'll do with mine, some day!

This is another LK. It's part of one of her Halloween double flip-it charts. When it grows up, he wants to be a fob! (oh, and he needs his button eyes of course!)

This is another LK! (Can you see I'm on a pattern here!) It turned out bigger than I expected, so now I'm not sure what to do with it! But he sure is cute!

And last but not least, another LK! This is part of a much bigger pattern, but I saw it on a blog somewhere and it was a fob, one on each side of the fob! Don't you love the witch's green face and those tights are awesome!

This is an itty-bitty Prairie Schooler pattern. There were 3-4 larger patterns in the leaflet, and this tiny one stuck in there too. When he grows up, he wants to be a floss tag too. (it's less than an inch tall, and less than 2 inches long)

Remember my monthly PS I was stitching over 2 on 50ct fabric? Well here is Spring! I worried excessively over that dumb tulip. I changed it a little bit and just stitched it! I think it looks fine!

And winter is done too.

Now for you all to see how my random mind works! :) I squeezed all four onto the same piece of fabric so I wouldn't waste any! Thinking I would cut them all apart and make something out of them! :) Now I wish I would have stitched them in order and a little closer together, I think they'd be cute all framed as one piece! Oh well, too late!

I have no idea who this is by, but it's a little name tag. It's only about 2 1/2 inches tall. I stitched it on a little bitty scrap of fabric. Each line is a different specialty stitch, I thought it turned out cute!

The acorns are my favorite!

Way back when I first started reading blogs, I stumbled upon Vonna's blog. She had just finished doing the stitching and finishing for this LHN pattern. And I LOVED it! All my favorite colors. Well, I have been wanting to stitch it ever since. Finally, the other night, I just sat down and stitched it.. and guess what!? I don't like it! I LOVE the pattern, but don't much like it at all! Another reason, is because there is one major mistake, and it will drive me NUTS for the rest of it's life! I think I'll take off my initials and put somebody else's on it!

To match, the pattern says to stitch part of the pattern over one, to make a little fob, and instead of the word Needlebook, it says scissors. Well, I started stitching it, and I LOVED it all over! So instead of using it for a fob, I finished it just like the first one.. and will some day make a little needlebook out of it. I like it much better stitched over one!

So there it is! :) I did most of the LK and the PS santa on the car ride to and from Florida when DH and I went on our cruise! The PS seasonal ones were stitched here and there, and they turned out adorable, but I don't love stitching on 50 ct! ha

So that's it for now! We leave a week from tomorrow to do mission work with teenagers until August 15th. We'll work with about 1,700 teenagers once the summer is over. We'll travel with our whole family, changing locations every Saturday. And we'll have four more kids with us. Okay, well, they are paid college interns, but they seem like kids! I gues that means I'm old. They call me Mama Sara, so I can call them kids, right? We'll work in a different town each week, with different youth groups, with different job sites, and different local people too. Last summer was our first year doing this, and it was awesome!

So I have a million things to do before we leave. And pretty high on the list is kitting up some more small stuff to take! You know what the problem with small stuff is??? It makes your finishing stack HUGE! I could employee somebody for a year, if it wouldn't send me to the poor house!

Thanks for looking at my pictures!
p.s. Good Golly, those pictures are way too close! Don't inspect my stitching too much!


Lisa said...

My goodness you have been busy stitching up a storm. I love all the L*K, PS, etc that you have done! Will you have any access to internet/blog while you are gone doing mission work? Thought it would be interesting to read about your experiences. BTW, read the earlier blogs about Luke's long hair. We had that experience here several years ago with my oldest son...he was growing his "hockey hair". It looked fine, but he wasn't taking care of it and finally got sick of the tangles and his 5th grade teacher making snide comments about it. And you are right, things always seem worse when you are in the thick of it and sometimes you just have to relax and kind of step out of the situation in order to see that it isn't as bad as you think it is. Take care!
Lisa in CA

Kathy A. said...

Love, love, love all the stitching photos. You have indeed been busy.
We will miss you over the summer as you travel with your missionary work.
Please take care and enjoy.

Julie M said...

Great finishes! I love the seasonal ones the most though.

Shelleen said...

All of your stitching projects look great!

mainely stitching said...

WOW that's a lot of stitching! I love the idea of the double-sided fobs/tags. I'll have to keep that in mind for future use! ;)