Monday, May 5, 2008

Yankee Doodle Went to Town...

I certainly wasn't riding a pony but I sure do feel dandy! I finished up my first ever over 1 stitching. I love the way it looks, but not sure how much of it I'll be doing :) Another first is the round pinkeep shape.


Blackbird Designs Souvenirs of Summer:
Summer Song
fabric: 28 ct evenweave remnant

fibers: WDW and GA



back


vintage ric-rack


After Oldest's xray, I ran into a Joann's that was conveniently close to the Dr's office and scored myself some 30% off Freedom courtesy of Gingher :) And then after Hubby's ortho visit, we ran into Michael's (quite close to his Dr's) and I found a little Uncle Sam. Then checked out Ross next door and found the Hershey Tins! There were only 2, and one was missing it's chocolate so the manager marked it down to $1! (the stars are just a few from my rather large collection and it's all sitting on my $3 garage sale chair, lol!)



So the silver lining to all the recent Dr visits is STASH, lol!!!

42 comments:

Lelia said...

Very nice Blackbird Des Pinkeep!! Job well done.

Woot, nice tins & scissors, too :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! Your first experiences are a great success! Designs stitched one over one always look fabulous, you might get addicted to o/o stitching very soon.

Stephanie said...

I'm totally loving your doctor/stash visits :) Well done on your round pinkeep, it looks gorgeous! Over 1 is beautiful to look at, but, um, difficult to do (or maybe that's just me and my finger-dobbed glasses, ha ha!). I find I have to concentrate on my stitching totally (normally I'm also listening to something or watching telly) and need to take my glasses off, and have the most powerful light in the house trained on my stitching. Is it worth it??? :)

Kim B said...

I love your round pinkeep! And you are so thrifty it's inspiring!

Lee said...

Great job on your round pinkeep! Really, really impressive. I love the design, too. It's perfect.

Jill said...

Nice job on the pinkeep! I am a great fan of Patriotic stuff. Love all of your stash.

Julie said...

Beautiful Pinkeep Staci! I love that its round.
So, are you planning to finish those tins some how, or just collecting them?

Mel in Dubai said...

Your BD pinkeep turned out beautifully, Staci!

Anonymous said...

love those scissors!!!! everything is cute!

Gayle~~~flosswoman11@yahoo.com

Angela said...

I love the round pinkeep, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing, now I am inspired to try something new.

Daffycat said...

A MOST excellent pinkeep~well done!

Annie said...

Very patriotic entry today and fun to look at. A round pinkeep is an interesting idea and yours came out so good. I may have to give that a try, but definitely not on over-1! I'll leave that for the ladies with good eyesight.

Michele said...

wow! I'm drooling! That is a great round pinkeep!! and what a fun find the hershey tins :)

cathymk said...

Beautiful work! It's gorgeous!

Paisley said...

Your pinkeep looks fabulous! And I love all your patriotic goodies!

Twana said...

I like how you coordinate your doctor visits. How is everybody?

Sandra Ree said...

Staci, awesome stitching! Really love the sissors for personal reasons. :)

Sandra Ree said...

I meant scissors, see like Michele said you got me drooling! lol

Carol R said...

A perfect round pinkeep - well done
Great stash haul

Myrna said...

Your pinkeep turned out great! I managed to snag one of those tins last year for my sister! And you found the scissors!!! What a great day!

Jennifer said...

Wow - what a perfectly finished pinkeep! Nice job!

Lillie said...

A truly perfect pinkeep with matching theme fabric and a wonderful square exchange you got there !

Sharon said...

Staci it's lovely! Beautiful job!

Susimac said...

I love your pinkeep, what great staash buys too.

June said...

Beautiful Pinkeep - well done! Love your Freedom Ginghers and the little Uncle Sam. A very aptly named post!! :)

Sally said...

I love your round pinkeep Staci. Beautifully finished:)

Rima said...

Hi Staci,
Thanks for stopping by! What a beautiful pinkeep.
You have such a great blog too. I am going to add it to my blog reader, so that we can keep in touch.

Rima

Kathy said...

Love the little pinkeep. Over 1 is not my favorite either. Been doing a little, but rather do other stuff.

You ended up with quite a stash. I have the "Freedom" scissors too. I love them. They cut my silk very nicely. Was out today looking for the "emma" ones. They are purply lavender. Just my color. could not find them.

~Julie~ said...

*thud*!! I AM SO glad I clicked on your blog link! I saw it in Daffycat's blog post about her yummy salsa, and I decided to be nosey and click on yours!

That pinkeep is AMAZIngggggg. I haven't seen a round one before, and I really like that! I have not done any as of yet, but I plan to eventually get gutsy enough to try. Yours is just lovely, and your stitching is top-notch. Thank you for sharing!


~Julie~

Wanda said...

Super job on the pinkeep! Over one stitching is fun love those tins.

NIKY said...

It's my first time visiting your blog. I would like to tell you that you're a very talented stitcher and finisher. Congratulations.

Brigitte said...

This Blackbird Design picture looks just gorgeous. First I thought, huh, a Blackbird Design that I don't know? But of course I know it, it just looks so very special over one. I'd be glad if I liked stitching over one better.
Great job, Staci!

Heather said...

Staci, that is just stunning!! Fabulous!! I think the finishing compliments the design so well, and your stitching is beautiful.

Elaine said...

Just found your blog via Lisas. Your pin-keep and other finishes are beautiful.

Hugs
Lainey

Glenna said...

Whoa! Over one! It is absolutely gorgeous and so worthwhile but I can feel my eye muscles tense up just at the thought of it. And what great stash you scored!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your pinkeep is gorgeous. I hope your DH heals quickly.

Yuko said...

Hi Staci,
Your BBD round pinkeep is gorgeous!
1 over 1 is very beautiful!!
I think it's perfect!!

Teri said...

Love the design and your finish. The one-over-one is beautiful!

tkdchick said...

Congrats on the two firsts! YOu did a great job!

Jennifer/OH said...

What a gorgeous patriotic display! Isn't it great when things all come together like that...so rare in Life. I love the stitching over-one. I haven't dared to try it yet.

Lelia said...

staci: In response to your comment, it is possible these might be at other bead &/or craft stores. I haven't been to JoAnn's or Michael's lately. I thought they were pretty & at 50% off, a bargain compared to other thread winders available.


staci has left a new comment on your post "Q & A":

Adorable needlebooks :) And love your clever idea for the thread winders...I may have to search out hobby lobby!

Vonna said...

Waaaayyyyy down here on the bottom I am saying! THANK YOU For stitching this...I had forgotten I had this pattern! ;) Your rendition is GORGEOUS and I may COPY ;) Which seems to be a current theme between myself and your ideas!