Monday, November 1, 2010

Been Busy Stitching and Knitting

Well it's been a while since my last post but I'm alive and well.  Here are just a few pics of 'my world'.  Life is GOOD.


 Joan's darling punchneedle heart she finished and mounted on a very unique oil can.


More Blackbird Design stockings stitched.  Let's see...12 completed, 14 more stitched and 10 to go.


Can't forget my progress on Molly.  I love this cat.


And my start on 'An All Was for an Appil'.  This one has been fun.


Stash enhancement of Boris and Olga.  I'm going to stitch these on 40 count, Vintage Magnolia from Lakeside Linens.


One of Bella's Mittens I'm knitting up for my niece.


I had to get the drool rag out when this piece arrived from Attic Needlework.  It's Jean Lea's adaptation of The Garden Glade.  The colors are to DIE for!  I've already plied some thread on this one and I can't stitch fast enough.


And last but certainly not least, my darling sisters...I miss them so.  This pic is from our Sisters Stitching Retreat in Park City.  These are the gift bags we put together for all of our new friends.  We had such a fabulous time.  I think we should get together once a month!!

Happy Needlework !

19 comments:

Loraine said...

What a fabulous post! You have been really busy, girl! Love all of your projects. Those stockings are going to be so darling!
Are you ready to start Angel Song? So sorry for my delay in getting to you. Vacations, and company has put me way behind!
Hugs to you dear friend. Missing our fun time together!

Kim said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!!! Cari!! WOW! Okay...the stockings...stop with the taunting. I've resisted these so far, but every time I see them stitched up..they are so CUTE! Molly's looking great! LOVE the mitten...AWFAA is in my pile somewhere..I love it! Jean's adaptation...DROOOOOOOL! LOVE it! I may have to do that!! I love those colors!! And that tealish green linen!?!? *SIIIGH* Fabulous!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! What a feast for the eyes this post is! You are amazing with all you do! I love all your projects so much! I think I'm going to regret not getting Jean Lea's conversion for Garden Glade. Especially if you start showing yours off. lol! I know it will be beautiful! And can I say it again? You 3 sisters are so lucky to have each other!

Giovanna said...

Wow, what a load of lovely projects! Well done to you!

Stephanie Crandall said...

Love them all! Looks like you have been having fun~! X♥X♥X

Deborah said...

You have beeen one busy girl!! Love all the finishes and the WIP'S.

KAREN said...

some much stitching-so little time
What are we to do??? Suck it up and get busy I say!!!
You are doing a great job and making me spend more $$$. We do have fun Don't we??

Cathy Lloyd said...

You are just the Project Princess! Such a busy bee you are with all your fun projects. Never a dull moment at your stitchy house. I showed Christy the mitten...she loves it and love you too! XOXO ~♥~

Siobhan said...

Ummm, WOW. Your post makes me want to (a) run and get stitching, (b) hyperventilate, and (c) remember my resolve to spend less time on the computer. SheDANG, you have gotten so much done!! I am so impressed. All of your projects are things I'd love to do or have already started. I can't believe you have so many stockings finished! I really need to get my booklets out and get some more done. Actually, I have November's somewhere, maybe I could find that... Everything is just amazing. I am most envious (but so happy for you) at the fact that you get to share your life and love for creativity with two sisters. :)

Katrina said...

OMG, what eye candy!!!! It's all gorgeous. I am with you on the Garden Glade piece, yummy. The color changes are fabulous. The punchneedle piece is so pretty and the stockings are wonderful. I need to get back to mine.

I am anxiously waiting on your next framing party post :-). I am so sorry I missed you at the retreat. I was so looking forward to meeting you and Joan and seeing Cathy again.

Glenna said...

Where do I start? The stockings! The Garden Glade-to-be! Molly (and I agree about the cat)! Bella's mitten. You are a multifaceted crafter extraordinaire and ALL your projects are drool-worthy.

Julie M said...

Goodness Cari! You've been busy! Love love love the stockings! Great stash and how lucky for you that your sisters share your love of stitching and crafting. I'm it in my family. Nice to see a post from you I had been wondering what was going on in your world! Stay in touch!

Nicole said...

Oh wow Cari!! I LOVE everything!! I wish we were neighbors right now!! I would come over and drool on everything in person! :) I really love that Garden Glade conversion by the Attic. It's so pretty!!

Ranae said...

Wow! You have been a little busy bee. Everything looks super great.

woolwoman said...

What a post Cari ! WHEW - I'm breakin into a sweat here over all the gorgeous stuff you have shown us - You've been one busy chickie since you got home from Utah. Don't you just adore the bluegrass linen Jean picked out for Garden Glade - I am just enchanted with mine - It's coming along and I ordered the NPI silks but am adding in a few BS and Gloriana colors choices of my own. I normally NEVER do that but why not! I'm loving your stockings and the knitted fancy mitt - you are one talented knitter Cari ! Molly is darling - I ran across the two "girls" that I had on hand not long ago - they are sweet charts. and when can I find time to start AAWFAA??????? Take care Mel

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, what a post. You've been so busy and you've some great things on the go - the BBD stockings, Molly, teh A&E sampler ... I just get envious and will go and think about what project(s) I could start stitchin g today, or which of my UFOs I could revive ... you are very insporing ...

Littlebit said...

Oh my..all of your work is fabulous! You have really been busy! I love, love, love the way Garden Glade was stitched! I did it the original way and gave it to Paulette for Christmas a couple of years ago..makes me want to stitch it all over again just looking at it. Beautiful work!

Kerry said...

You were in Park City? Only 20 minutes from my home. Oh, how I wish I could have stopped by to meet you in person.

Sherry :o) said...

You certainly have been busy! Beautiful stitching and love the projects you are beginning!