So, this only took me two years to complete…
Trying to complete my outstanding WIPs – happy with this one!
Archive for the ‘Cross Stitch’ Category
Poor, poor neglected blog.
I wanted to show off some projects. I might not have been bloggin’, but I have been stitchin’ when I can.
I finished my cross stitch piece:
Pattern can be found here. Patterns such as this are a great way to play around with floss – I chose a variegated blue.
I stitched some leaves for a shirt for the Bear’s fall party:
It’s my own pattern, which I might share later. Interested?
And just in time for Halloween:
And yes, I know that Day of the Dead is most definitely not Halloween. Pattern found in the Halloween/Thanksgiving issue of Just Cross Stitch.
Just finished a feather & fan dishcloth; pattern here.
I really like this pattern and think it would be lovely in another type of yarn as a scarf.
And I have a little peek at a x-stitch WIP:
Hmmm…what could it be?
Yesterday, BHE and I celebrated 8 wonderful years of marriage.
Cupcakes were made in celebration, in addition to a wonderful meal of steak and roasted asparagus and red potatoes.
It’s OK to drool. I won’t tell anyone.
The vanilla cupcake is an OLD family recipe that, I’m sorry, I won’t share. The frosting is my mom’s chocolate frosting recipe.
My icing skills aren’t the best (see my buddy at Family Bites for that), but I think I do simplicity well. My tip for simple icing? Take a spoon, put a dollop in the middle of your cupcake, and carefully spread with the dull side of a butter knife. It’s not fancy, nor involved exceptional skill, but your cupcakes will look nice and neat.
In other news, my mom has a renewed vigor for sewing, and has taken up bag-making. Bow down to her sewing prowess:
The bag fits a ton – two cross stitch projects – one a decoy, the other I’m doing on the sly as a gift – and my knitting project:
My blogroll listing has been outdated for some time. I just overhauled my blogroll, and you might note that it’s gone – totally removed from the sidebar. I’ve instead added a new page – craft & food resources – you can find the link up at the top. It’s a little more organized, and a little easier to navigate. There you’ll find resources for food, embroidery & cross stitch, knitting, sewing, and general crafts. Enjoy!
The other day BHE asked when I last used my sewing machine. And the guilt, oh the guilt! I had such lofty goals – no Project Runway, mind you, but I had serious plans to become a sewing machine goddess.
But I busted it out yesterday and completed some projects. Witness:
The intended recipient – newborn member of our extended family – will actually get the burpclothes before they’re too old to use them. Score one for me! This project was not without its errors, but I’m happy with the results.
And for me, a sweet little pillow:
You might remember that folk art flower from a previous post on using waste canvas. I recently got new bedding for our bedroom, and that flower just fit perfectly. Please note that the blanket stitch around is handsewn, but this was largely decorative and was machine-sewn to ensure it was good and stitched-up.
I’m pretty happy with my amateur sewing endeavors.