Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My April Finish!

Happy Spring Ladies!!

Just want to share my finish for April! I chose to pick from my stash and it still has a basket! I just love the bright colors.

Here is my March finish as an Altoids tin. I LOVE it and it is my first!

I am off to work on Rose Quaker while I wait a few days for the May announcement. I wonder what it will be??!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Smalls giveaway....

Just to let all my fellow 'year of smalls' bloggers that I am giving away 2 needlebooks I made on my blog.   All you have to do is leave a comment on the post and you could be a lucky winner. 


Friday, March 23, 2012

Two Finishes

Hi all, I wanted to share with you the final version of the two shop-model smalls that were just returned back to me from my finisher. I am so happy with them both.

You may remember the photo I posted previously of this ornie. It was stitched on 28 count Jobelan over one thread with the as-charted threads.

This pincushion is filled with Walnut shells. Stitched on R&R 35 count Cafe Kona linen with as-charted threads.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

I got Mail

I went out to the mailbox just now and was so surprised to get the April small kit

Does this look familiar??

Tisket A Tasket

great choice! Laura

Small Token

by Blackbird Designs

mystery linen w/ CC threads filled with crushed walnuts

Now to get my April small kit from Cathy, Fun! Fun!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Enjoyed This Stitch

12 Hours total and it was very enjoyable to work up.  Loved the colors and will be picking up some pink cotton lace this weekend.  Thank you for a great blog.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

April 2012 Small

It's my turn!!!  Here is my selection for the Year of Smalls.  This is Tisket A Tasket designed by Little by Little.  I fell in love with this the minute I saw it.  It is so vintage and sweet.  Above is my finished version.  I am totally in love with this dear little small.

Above is a picture of the kitted version from Inspired Needle.  So sweet!
You have three fabric choices this month, I did mine on 32 count cream Belfast linen.
However, the chart calls for R & R Dye Pot Blend.  

As you can see each look is totally wonderful....it just depends on which you prefer.  We will soon have a picture of a finished project that Pat stitched using 30 count R & R Dye Pot Blend.  

Here are the prices for the kits:

Laura’s Version (32 count Cream Belfast), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $17

Pat’s Version (30 count R&R Dye Pot Blend), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $17

Aida Version (16 count  Parchment), includes fabric, thread pack and pattern $15.50

Here is a link to Inspired Needle:  Link!

Our friend, Karin, is from Holland.  She had never heard the phrase Tisket A Tasket.  I wonder how many of us remember the little song?

According to my research on Wikipedia the rhyme was first noted in the United States in 1879 as a children's rhyming game. It was sung while children danced in a circle. One of the group ran on the outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would then pick it up and chase the dropper. If caught the dropper was either kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart. An early noted version had the lyrics:

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it,
I dropped it,
I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cool Small Weekend Project

I ran across this free chart and fell in love with it!!!  What a great weekend project!  This picture is from Nina's entry on the Freebie Gallery blog and the chart is from Ravenelle.  

Here is a link to Nina's blog entry.  Click Here

Here is a link to the Ravenelle blog where you can print the chart.  Needles Chart Link

Please post if you stitch this!  I should go start it right now; but I have been instructed never to start a project after 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Joy's (TBS) Finishes!

Hello Everyone!
I finished my Poinsettia House in January while visiting and helping my parents...you can read about that on my blog. I didn't do the January selection, as I have lots of smalls in my stash, so I did Leggy Snowman by Heart in Hand. Enjoy and waiting for the April selection!!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I finished Garden of Love on Friday night - only a few days late.  This was a fun stitch - I used the recommended Belle Soie colors which were yummy by the way and the called for 36ct vintage meadow rue linen.  I don't know exactly what I will do with it but I think a cube might be nice.

A month or so ago I was discussing the hornbook project by With My Needle with fellow "smalls" blog member Jeanne ( Willow Tree Stitcher) and we decided that we needed to finish up this "small" project.  Well she finished hers and errrr - well - I have almost finished mine.  Just one more 1/2 medallion and an initial and the finishing and I'll be done with mine too.

I was working on the Poinsettia House which was the first monthly project for the "smalls" blog however I ran out of steam ( or time) and now that the holiday season is over.  I will have to put it away till next fall.  I am one of those people who likes to stitch in the season.

While I love the BBD chosen for the March - I was pretty sure I  had all those Reward of Merit pieces and I can't seem to locate this one.  I'm undecided if I am going to purchase one if I can't find mine so I might end up skipping the March small.  I will look forward to seeing what everyone else is doing.

So here's hoping there is lots of bunnies in your stitching future.
Melody aka Woolwoman