Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

Technically it is after midnight so I guess it is Thursday but I wanted to get in a post on Leslie's Whatcha Working on Wednesday. It has been forever since I have gotten a Wednesday update in - I barely made it this week!

I have been stitching a lot lately - I enjoy that because I an sit in the living room with the family and stitch while they are watching TV. I hate being in another room sewing but then, of course, if I move it into the living area, they can't hear the TV! I am trying to work on some Spring items for my booth but, it is hard to think of Spring, blooms, and flowers when we woke up this morning to SNOW! I apparently hadn't been paying attention to the Weather Channel because I had no idea it was on it's way! The kids got up for school today and the phone rang. It was the School System calling to let us know that school was cancelled. We looked outside and there was snow all over! Talk about a shock. We all just went back to bed. Nobody even felt like taking pictures or going out to play. We have all been passing around the flu for the past few weeks so we are still trying to recover.
The first item I finished was a Spring Pitcher stitchery. I added a few buttons for flowers and lightly colored in the pitcher with a dark blue colored pencil. It reads "Bloom Where You Are Planted" along the bottom. I am working on sprucing up the frame but it hasn't dried yet. So far, this is what I got . . .
I have had this two part frame since last summer. I picked it up at a yard sale along with a bundle of wooden frames. I finally decided to stitch something just for this frame. I found this stitchery and thought it would be perfect!
It reads: "No matter what, no matter where, it's always home when love is there". I just stitched a Saltbox house to go on the other side. Added some prim to the frame and viola . . .
I also worked on a few hearts for Valentines. I had some red ticking left over from Christmas and thought I would use some of that. I picked up a wooden box with an iron gate like backing to it at a thrift store. I filled it with some white pip berries and my grungied hearts.
It turned out to be perfect for the space I needed to fill!
I am just glad I got to share in the WWW this time. It may be months before I get to do it again they way my memory is!
Nicole

16 friends had to say:

This Country Girl said...

I love all of your stitcheries, Nicole! I'm back in the mood for stitching and I do love it because I can sit in the living room with everyone and stitch and still enjoy a movie with them.

Have a great Thursday!
Tammy

Suzie said...

The stitcheries are lovely! And the hearts for Valentine's Day looks so nice! A pretty decoration!

basketsnprims said...

Nicole,
I love your stitcheries and your hearts. The flu has been going around here, too, luckily we haven't gotten it. Take care.
Pam

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I love your new header pic...that is a great building! I took pictures of it when I first moved here.
Have a great day!
Beth

Artsy Fartsy said...

You have been busy, I can't even sew a button!!! It all looks great. Hopefully I will see you at the Market this weekend for the Events center open house.

Many Blessings,
Janna

Kath said...

Hi Nicole!
Love your stitcheries!
Your hearts are great too!

Hugs-Kath

Angie said...

I just love your new layout and banner! Very cool and inviting! Great projects! Blessings, angie

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Your stitcheries are just lovely! What a clever idea to color the pitcher with a colored pencil ~ I've never seen anything like that but I really like it.

Smiles,
Lea

Shellmo said...

I adore your stitcheries! And I love that quote "bloom where you're planted!" All lovely!!

Raymonty said...

Back in the days: What major event in your life changed the way that you do things? . . . My divorce changed the way I live my life.

Melissa said...

I recently inherited my grandmother's embroidery goodies, now I just need to learn what to do with it all. These things are so sweet, you can tell you put your heart in your work.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Nicole sorry to hear you all have not been feeling well..I do love your pitcher stitchery..here is another saying you can use..."Gardening...Just another day at the plant"...have a good one..
Gina :) p.s..which fabric were you interested in...

Jazy said...

Hi Nicole,
Thanks for visiting my little blog!
Isn't that recipe lovely?? I'm still not over the 4 hour cooking in summer just to have a nice summer meal if you add a salad! We've been having very hot weather here (around the 111F) and in those days there was no a/c!!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Great stitcheries! I've been working on some heart pillows and have been looking for some pip berries, but can't find any in the local stores. Going to a wholesale place tomorrow and hope to find some there.
Cindy

Shanda said...

I love your sticheries. I need to pick that back up again. I have so many little signs tore from mags and things. I always want to make them and think someday I will. You do beautiful work.

Artsy Fartsy said...

Oh my gosh Nicole, I want that box. I am loving it!!!!
Have a good day !!
Janna