Styling with Stitches Project
Question of the day
Today, I went to write the post and I found out the hard way that Blogger had changed everything. So I've been fighting with the computer for hours to no avail. I give up...blogger has won! Did anyone else have a hard time just figuring out how to single space? Why change something that is not broken is my question???
Has Fall come your way? Are your evenings getting cooler and are leaves falling in your area? I love Autumn weather but here in Florida it will stay warm and humid until December. So, I miss the crisp Autumns that I remember so well. I know Mary will have a gorgeous Fall in New York and she will really enjoy her hikes. I wonder if she would like a good friend to make a trip north.
Styling with Stitches
September is our friendship month when Mary and I show you gifts we have given each other or other friends. And, we would like to thank all of you for the friendship you share with us. Your visits mean so much to us. We also have two extra features. Memory Lane is a new addition that we hope you will enjoy. And we haven't had a Question of the day in awhile so we thought we would add one of them too.
RJ's Styling with Stitches Project
My gift to Mary was a set of three stitches in a kit by Lizzie Kate called Busy Bee. The patterns all centered around a bee theme which we both enjoy. The first little stitch was honeycomb and your initials which they showed in a round box. I saw alot of ladies doing them in a Tim Holtz pocket watch locket and loved how that looked so I gave it a try. It was hard stitching on 32 ct. over one but I love how it came out. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I made six of them for gifts.
The second stitch was a busy as a bee stitch that I put in a chippy black frame. It was a lucky find in Hobby Lobby. I don't know exactly what it is made of but it is very heavy and had alot of space in it for framing.
And, the third pattern I really thought was cute. They had this one framed too but I decided to put it on matboard and then attach it to a bigger piece of matboard covered with black ticking. Then the whole thing was attached to a white washed plaque. I changed BE to BEE yourself and I bought a cute little bee button and forgot to put it on. The yo yo is the cutest bee fabric but it is not showing up too well in photos. And, it sits on top of black ribbon with a large black button in the center.
I love this set from Lizzie Kate. It was really fun making all three and I really want to stitch them again sometime.
|Busy Bee set|
By Lizzie Kate
40 ct. Platinum Linen
called for overdyed floss
Tim Holtz pocket watch
Mary's Styling with Stitches Project
While on vacation in Vermont with a friend, we stopped at a small quilt and needlework store. Diane William's "Needleworker" was on display and I immediately knew I had to stitch this for RJ. She is the one that got me so interested in this pastime we both love so much.
I had it put in this beautiful frame and I love how it is displayed on her bookcase.
by Little House Needleworks
Country Mocha linen
called for floss