Sunday, January 4, 2009

Busy needles!

I have been a stitching fool I tell ya! This is what I've accomplished so far this year:


Hands to Work Pinkeep Pillow by
Stacy Nash Primitives
fabric: 28ct Irish Linen
fibers: DMC

I'm planning on stitching SN's Early Style Alphabet Pillow and Seek Joy in All Things Pinkeep patterns. And then framing all three to hang as a group on the wall.


Pinkeep Janvier freebie by
Maryse found here
fabric: 32ct lambswool linen
fibers: DMC

I left the backstitching off the windows and doors. I may go back and add it, but then again, maybe not.


Quaker Scissors Pinkeep by
With My Needle
JCS 2006
fabric: 32ct cream belfast linen
fibers: DMC 115 and Carrie's Creation in Gator Green


These are the kids' 2009 Christmas ornies. I've stitched their first name initial in green (thank you Heather for the thread, it was perfect!) Maybe I'll have time to get them *finish* finished before Dec 25th???

Well, now I need to become a finishing fool :)

51 comments:

Donna said...

Great job. Please post them when you finish them. I can't wait to see how nice they will be then. Keep on stitching you "fool".

Irene said...

Wonderful stitching !!

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

happy New Year & beautiful work!

DonnaTN said...

I love the Hands to Work piece. That has always been one of my favorite sayings.

Rachel said...

Great finishes, cant wait to see how they are completed.

Nic said...

Gosh, you've been busy - love all your finishes!

Kathy A. said...

wow, that is quite the accomplishment. Good for you.

karenv said...

Wow, everything looks fabulous! Congratulations Staci!

Daffycat said...

Holy smokes, Staci, that's a lot of stitching!

Love the sampler ornaments for the kids...clever idea with the initials!

Nancy said...

Wow Staci! Everything is so beautiful! The Stacy Nash grouping will be amazing, and I love how you stitched your kids' initials in green on the ornaments. I'm doing the Pinkeep SAL too! I just pulled my threads today. Can't wait to see your finishes on these.

lynda said...

You really have been busy! These pieces are beautiful.

Laura said...

You have many wonderful finishes in this post! Congratulations! Yours is the first finish I have seen of Maryse's Janvier pinkeep and it is beautiful!

mainely stitching said...

WOW! You're on fire!

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

I love that one by Stacy - it's on my todo list that never ends. LOL Your stitching is always such a treat to see.

Tanya

tkdquintmom said...

They all look great! Can't wait to see them finished.

Carol R said...

Wow you have been busy Staci!
Love your Stacy Nash piece and the Maryse pinkeep. A great way of personalising the kids ornies - can't wait to see them finished. I have personalised a lot of samplers by stitching the C and R in a different colour too!

~Judy~ said...

OH MY GOSH! You have done ALL of this in 4 days!!??!! I feel like such a slacker! Love all your work...they look great. Can't wait to see them finished.

Ranae said...

We should call you Smoking Needles Staci, lol
Everything is fabulous.

Michele said...

woo hoo! you go girl :) I adore the Stacy Nash idea! The ornaments for your kids are perfect! Mind if I steal your idea? Would make fun ornaments for friends :)

Ohhhh and I love you red scissors!!!

Carolyn said...

Look at you go girl!! You have some majorly smokin' needles!! I love everything and yes ma'am, you will have your ornies finished in time for Christmas next year. Knowing you, you'll have them finished by the end of the week! LOL

Everything is great! Keep up the great work. You are such an inspiration to me. BTW, I bougth knitting needles and thread yesterday. See what you've started??? LOL

Hugs,
Carolyn

Beatrice said...

Lots of wonderful stitches there.
Happy New Year!

Ginny said...

Whoa! I don't think busy quite describes it. Amazing how much you've accomplished, and each project is great.

Julie said...

All your pieces are spectacular! That Stacy Nash is so sweet and your idea behind the green initials is perfect. Where did you ever get those nifty black scissors accompanying the SN piece?

You've accomplished so much! I can't wait to see more.

Jurga said...

Wow, you are SO fast! All your works looks very beautiful, especially I like "Hands to Work".
Can't wait to see them finished :)

Brigitte said...

Wow Staci, you're stitching up a storm. So many finishes already! I have fallen in love with Stacy Nash's designs lately. The more I see them stitched the more I feel the urge to buy some of them.

I love the pictures of the mountains in your sidebar. Are they from where you live?

Sally said...

Wow you have been busy Staci! I love all your finishes but especially the January pinkeep. I've just been and downloaded that one.

Svenja said...

Beautiful stitching! And I'm very impressed how much you accomplished in only a few days! :)

Paisley said...

My goodness! You have been busy! Everything is beautiful!

Lee said...

Ooooh, you HAVE been busy! Yours is the first Monthly Pinkeep I've seen stitched up. Very nice!

Redwitch said...

Wow! That lot would take me about 4 months! ;) It's all lovely and I really like the idea of the initial in a different colour too.

Paula Nunes Lima said...

How lovely! And a lot of work to do too.
Happy New Year and thanks for being a part of your stitchy list.

Hugs

WendyJo said...

Great stitching Staci! Congrats on a great start to 2009!

doris said...

Woo, Staci, you're amazing!! I especially love the Hands to Work. You make me wanna get busy.

Candi said...

Oh my you have got a lot done! Holidays really put a halt on my stitching but that is now over and Im picking up the pace again. Lovely work
~*CAndi*~

Lelia said...

Goodness! Did you ever accomplish a lot : ) Awesome projects

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous, I especially love the Stacy Nash piece!

Ruth said...

Staci I just found your blog and have really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful stitching. Seems like we have some things in common. I love stitching and love knitting socks too. As for your home in Colorado my son and his family live in Boulder and I visit several times a year (from Rochester, NY). Magnificent scenery out there.

Rima said...

Lovely. I am almost jealous that you do so much :)

And your blog looks like one big present! Love it. Perfect for this time of the year.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Staci!! Happy New Year! :)

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful pieces!! Good work Staci:)

RobinPich said...

Staci, I just LOVE your blog. I stumbled on it from someone else's and now I can't remember who's but I have read it from beginning to end and your stitching has inspired me! You are so funny/comical and I've really enjoyed reading.
I do have one question...where did you get the deer ornie pattern with the scrolly antlers? I found the other 2 but can't find this one. I'd love to stitch this one for DH. Thanks and please keep the posts coming; they are wonderful.
Robin/AL
www.robinpich.blogspot.com

Milly~ said...

Wow you been one busy gal! Nice job!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Staci, each project is just as pretty as the next! I am especially fond of the "Hands to Work, Hearts to God" ~ its a lovely design.

Blessings,
Lea

Connie B said...

Nice work!

Vonna said...

Very nice finishes Staci! I especially love that Hands To Work one...and I printed off Maryse's freebie on Jan. 4 to do as well...I'm excited that she's going to have this year's SAL as small pinkeeps...KEWL!

Angela said...

Wow! All are amazing finishes, congratulations :)

Lennu said...

Happy New Year! Oh you have lots of beautiful stitching here, you've been busy! Lovely work!

Sonda in OR said...

You are a stitching fool indeed! I'm jealous! It's all beautiful!

DovilÄ— said...

so great job! your needles were realy busy, enjoy finished.

Lei B. said...

I just love the Hands to Work Pinkeep Pillow and your plans for it. Very nice. And the ornaments are too cute. What a neat idea to put their initial in each one.

Dragonflymystic said...

dont know how you get it all done! I love the freebie by Maryse! I just copied it yesterday, and I see you have already finished it... wow...
lol...
Happy Stitching, friend... My bean bag is my favorite thing right now!
Laura