Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2012 Craft Fairs

The 2012 Craft Fairs have begun. For the first time I participated in the Fall Craft Fair in Shipshewana. It was a great success. Lots of people. I really enjoyed myself.

My next craft fair is the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the Westfield High School and then the next Saturday in Noblesville at the Hamilton County Fair Grounds.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another addiction

Okay, I admit it. I have managed to combine all of my addictions by getting hooked onto blogging. I am following bloggers interested in stitching, vintage crafts and decorating, collecting and antiquing. I have enjoyed getting new ideas and following some really creative people.

I want to thank everyone who is sharing their ideas and creativity on their blogs.

I also want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

WIP Update

Hello, I hope everyone is having fun stitching and spending time with your family and friends. These are certainly two of my favorite things to do.

I wanted to post an update on my Works in Progress. I just posted two small projects that I just finished, but I have some others that I am currently working on. I recently spent some time organizing my work room and found that I had more material than I thought I had. I was able to start some new projects using material that I already had. That is always a good thing!

This first project is for my nephew's wife, Michelle. She loves Halloween. This is a Pumpkin Farm bell pull. I wanted to have it done last October, but she should get it by next Halloween.

Here is a picture of the finished project.

And here is my progress so far. I'm almost done!


My next project is called Teensy Weensy by Keslyn's. I am working this on 28 count fabric with one strand of floss over one fabric thread. I chose my own fibers using Thread Gatherer and Weeks Dye Works Threads. Each motif is stitched with a different color of varigated fibers. This has been fun to work. There will be a total of 16 designs in the finished project.

My final project is a Needle Roll & Needle Case from JDW Designs. This is another project that I purchased at the Celebration of Needlework. The pieces were pre-sewn. (Yeah!) I have already stitched the Needle Case. I really like the colors in this project.

The Needle Roll is almost finished.

Have a wonderful week.

Keep Stitchin'


First 2012 Finishes

I have two finishes for 2012. The first finish is a project by Hinzeit called Charmed Shuttle: Blessings. The shuttle piece is made by Kay's Frames. I bought this project when I attended the Celebration of Needlework Show near St. Louis last fall. We took a bus tour there with stitchers from the Indianapolis area. We had a great time. Here is the link if you are interested in attending the 2012 Shows. http://celebrationofnw.com/

And here is my finish!

My next finished piece is a heart pincushion project by Country Stitches - With thy Needle & Thread. The project is called Love Bird Pincushion.  Here is their website: http://www.countrystitches.com/

I really liked their projects on the website.

Also included are instructions for a Needle Keep and a Sewing Box created from a Whitman's 3 oz. box of chocolates. I plan to do both of these projects too. 

This pincushion will be given to a very special friend of mine for Valentine's Day. I'll make another one for myself later.

I hope you all have a very wonderful Valentine's Day full of love and encouragement.

Keep Stitchin'.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Fiestaware - I love it.

I'm going to show you some of the Fiestaware that I own. My wonderful husband has taken me to the the Homer Laughlin China Company Factory and we have taken the tour and watched Fiestaware being made. Then of course we go to the warehouse where they sell Fiestaware (and seconds too!)

So here are some of my dinnerware. I have also decorated my kitchen with some vintage pieces of Fiestaware. I'll have to show you these later.

I mix and match colors when I set the table. I love all of the colors. It makes me happy to see all of bright colors.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

2011 Craft Fairs

I haven't been here for awhile. Where has this year gone? I participated in 7 craft fairs in 2011. I made some new items from yardsticks. They were fun to make and also I really enjoyed hunting down the yardsticks.

The yardstick crafts elicited lots of smiles and comments from people who stopped by my booth. Even the gentlemen enjoyed browsing my creations.

The cupcakes and spool ornaments were another hit. Amy and I had made these last year too.