Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Log Cabin Needleworks "Noel"

Hello Friends!

Stitching & finishing ornaments are one of my favorite things to do!  So this year I decided to host my first Hooked on Stitches Ornament exchange.  I sent my exchange to Lynda Ruth at Purple Pixie Dust.

28ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC 321, 500 and B5200

I will have a few more ornaments to share with you soon, I am just waiting to hear if they have arrived at their destinations :)

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament Exchange Mailing Date Reminder

Hello Friends!

Just a reminder to everyone participating in the Christmas Ornament Exchange that the mailing date is quickly approaching.  All exchanges need to be in the mail by Monday November 24th.

Please email me when you have mailed out your ornament at apxstitch at gmail dot com.  Any questions please email me asap.

Thanks for stopping by today~

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lap Blanket Plan

Hello Friends

I believe I have come up with a "plan" for my very first lap blanket.  I made some notes and I think it's going to work :)  This is all new to me so I'll have to do a bit of trial and error as I go along.

I'm going to use 3 colors (purple, yellow and cream/white) and knit 4 squares each of the 6 designs for a total of 24 squares.  Gosh, I hope that makes sense!

I finished a 2nd square, the Amish Diamond which I'll share with you when I have a few more squares knitted.  I am using the Berocco Vintage Yarn" in the colors "Aster" & "Banane" so far.  Each square is knitted with 5 mm needles and measures about 7.5 inches by 9 inches.

I seem to be on a bit of a knitting thing again :)  I picked up my One Row Handspun Scarf and hope to finish that within the next day or so.

I'll have a stitching update towards the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by today~

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cherry Blossom

Hello Friends!

My Mom has another finish, Nora Corbett's "Cherry Blossom" stitched on 32ct White Lugana.  Isn't she pretty?  I think this one is my favorite.

And a closer view, see all the pretty beads...........

I recently took a trip to my LNS which is about a 30 minute drive from my home and I found some fabric that I thought would work for September Sapphire Fairy.  

It looked great in the store but when I started stitching on it, it didn't take me long to realize I HATED it!  It's my first time with Cashel Linen and the thread count is all over the place and very difficult for me to see.  I'm so upset, it was expensive, I could have bought a piece of hand dyed Lugana for almost the same price but I wasn't sure what color to order.  

BTW, if anyone is interested in this 18x27 cut of 28ct Cashel Linen (Ice Blue) please let me know, I'd be willing to trade or sell it $15 US plus shipping.

I also bought the new Lizzie*Kate Tiny Tidings chart, can't wait to start these! 

I'll leave you with another picture of Ben, who's decided this whole blog thing is not so bad after all!

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Knitting Update

Hello Friends!

I thought I should post to let you all know that I am still knitting!  Even though the stitching bug came back full force, I still enjoy a few minutes each day with my knitting :)  I have found a routine that seems to be working for me that includes time each day for both crafts.

I got this lovely book for my Birthday and was issued a challenge to knit enough squares to create a lap blanket.  I have until the end of 2015 to complete it.  I have finished my first block, so only what.....20 or so more to go :)  

These are some of the other designs........

I'm not sure yet if I'm only stitching a few of them (and repeating) or all of them and make my blanket random.........

I bought some yellow yarn to compliment the purple and I might add a few more colors (blue, pink, cream) to make a colorful blanket.  I'm not sure yet because I can't really "see" my finish.  I do know that I really enjoy knitting with this yarn (Berocco Vintage), it has fast become a favorite!

Just to show I haven't abandoned my scarf WIP, here is my One Row Handspun Scarf by the Yarn Harlot...................

And the final prize I am donating to Gale's Breast Cancer fundraising is this lovely pink scarf, knitted by my Mum.  This is folded over so it's double this size.

And a close up of the cables..........

You can visit her sponsorship page to donate and to see all the wonderful prizes you can select from if one of your raffle tickets is chosen, go here.

Thanks for stopping by today!