Thursday, November 20, 2014

secret stitching revealed....

these little pine trees got stitched during some free moments and were gifted to my retreat pals in october, so i can show them now.  have made a lot of them over the years for little momento gifts...i think they are adorable!  can be pin cushions or ornaments, depending on your preference.  i still do some cross stitch occasionally but have had to abandon 18-ct due to "aging eyes"....same reason i have mostly given up quilting on black fabric.  *** it's my weekend and despite a slow start to the day, have every minute mapped out between quilting the amish and finishing borders on shenandoah.  the scrap basket is once again full as i've been cutting out triangles for the "wildest dreams" antique repro, which i am itching to start, but must focus on some finishes.  *** now, tho, have to locate my winter scarf and rev up energy for the day....keep warm and keep sewing!   


  1. Wow!! Love these, Grace! How delightful! I'll bet your retreat friends were thrilled.
    Have you shown this "wildest dreams" project you are tackling? Sounds intriguing!

  2. Nice job Grace and I'm sure your retreat pals loved them.

  3. Keeping warm is certainly the mantra here today. The wind is just howling out side . Love the trees, such a cute gift.