Monday, 15 December 2014

"Scarlet Lips" FINISHED!


I have finally finished "QS Scarlet Lips" by Heaven and Earth Designs!   I had started stitching her in 2011, and worked on her on & off for 3 years!  Here she is:

"QS Scarlet Lips"
2 over 1 on 25 count Lugana
Started sometime in 2011
Finished December 15, 2014

Here are some detail pics:

This is the first QS piece I finished from HAED, and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Annie <3

Monday, 25 August 2014

FINISHED "French Lavender Pocket"!


I have finished my "French Lavender Pocket".  I needed to find the buttons, ribbon, and cord I needed, so it took a bit longer to finish.  Here it is!

"French Lavender Pocket"
2 over 2 on 27 count Linen banding.
Started August 17, 2014
Finished August 24, 2014.

Here are some close-ups:

I don't have any lavender at present to put in it, but when I do, I will take another picture!

Annie ^_^

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"French Lavender" WIP


I finished the cross stitch part today!
It was so easy & fast to stitch up!  Very lovely!

Here is the entire band:

And now I will need to add the buttons, stitch it up into a pocket and add the handle.  Then I can stuff it with some lavender!

Annie ^_^

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

NEW START! "French Lavender Pocket"

Yesterday I started a new cross stitch that I had purchased a long time ago.
It's called "French Lavender Pocket" by The Sampler Girl.

It's going to be a pocket, so I purchased a 27 count Linen Band in Natural color.  The band is 7.8 x 18 inches.  I will be folding it to make a pocket:

I am using The Gentle Art in Lavender Potpourri for the lavender flowers.  For the rest, I chose some colors I liked in DMC.

Annie ^_^

Saturday, 16 August 2014

FINISHED! "Home of a Needleworker (too)"


It has been a few months since my last post... I finished this piece in June of this year, but I completely neglected to put it in my blog.  So here it is now:

"Home of a Needleworker (too)"
by Little House Needleworks
 2 over 2 on 28 count Linen with Crescent Colors thread.
Started November 2013
Finished June 2014

I haven't been stitching a lot since June.  I don't know why, I seem to be in a rut...
I am sure I will snap out of it soon, and get back to stitching fun!

Annie ^_^

p.s.  I didn't wash this piece because I was scared the colors would run, since it's hand dyed.  Does anyone know if I can wash this or not?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Scarlet Lips WIP Update


It has been 2 and a half months since I last posted.  In all this time, I have been stitching on "Scarlet Lips", but I have also finished a few paintings, read a few books, etc.  Been keeping busy!

Here is an update on my WIP of "Scarlet Lips" QS from Heaven and Earth Designs:

As you can see, the left side is completely finished!  I just have the bottom right left to stitch, and the lace on her gloves and top (which I have been avoiding, cause it has SO much graffiti!  But the effect is gorgeous, so worth it!).

I hope I will be able to finish her before end of August so that I can send it in to HAED!

Here is what she looked like during my last WIP update:

It looks so much better with the bottom left completed!
OMG!  Can't wait to finish this!  It is going to look so AMAZING!!!

Annie ^_^

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

"Sea Captain" Finished and Framed!


I am happy to post that not only did I finish my cute little Sea Captain, but I framed him as well! Here he is all finished!

I am so happy with the way he came out!  The stars are a little too pale though...
Now with the frame:

My mom found this old round frame she had, and I think it looks perfect! I was so excited to frame him that I forgot to put in a felt cushioned layer between the fabric and the cardboard I used for the backing.  Maybe I will redo it at a later time...

Some close-ups:

I hope you guys like him!  Here is the link to the shop on Etsy again if anyone would like to stitch him, too.  You can always email me ( if you would like to stitch him with the same colors I used!

Thank you again for all the amazing support from my followers!
Big Hugs,
Annie ^_^

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sea Captain WIP

Hi everyone!

I want to start off by saying "Thank You!" to all the lovely people who left such sweet and thoughtful comments on my last post about the Sea Captain!  I feel like the cross stitching community is exceptionally kind and supportive, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it! <3

I have been continuing my embroidery stitching with the "Sea Captain".  Like I said in my last post, I wanted to make his hat red.  So I ordered what I thought was a perfect red thread online, "Blaze" by Week Dye Works.  It arrived looking orange... So I decided to use the DMC 817 which is a very nice red, but stitched some of the stitches in Blaze orange.  It came out really nice!

What do you guys think of the detail on his shirt?  I decided to add a big contrast by using the orange "Blaze".  I would love to hear some suggestions of other colors if you think the orange is too much! :)

Here is a close up of the hat with mostly red but a few orange stitches in there:

 I also stitched the pipe in a cute mahogany:

 So I will be stitching the stars next, and finish up with the waves.  The stars will be in yellow!

Have a great Valentine week end!
Annie <3

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New Start "Sea Captain" Printed Embroidery


I have started a new project, because I honestly believe I have ADHD! It's a printed embroidery I found on, and I just thought it was so CUTE! The seller & designer had stitched it up all in blue, but I decided to stitch it with colors instead.

It is called "Sea Captain" from the shop Cozy Blue (click on the link to take you to the page at and so you can see it stitched all in blue by the designer!).

Here he is:

Here is what I have stitched so far.  I am not very good at embroidery, but I am having so much fun stitching this, that I don't care! :D

I decided to give him a blue beard + hair! I will make his hat red!  Here is a close-up:

He is so cute!

Annie ^_^

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Finished Christmas Banner!

Last night, I finished the Christmas banner.  I only had the backstitching to do.  I will need to sew this up, but since I get lazy about doing that... Anyway, I have until next Christmas to do it!  Here it is:

I find the penguins' eyes look weird...

Annie ^_^

Monday, 3 February 2014

New Start Xmas Banner & Scarlet Lips WIP Continued


I have been working on a couple of projects lately.  First, I have been continuing on my "Scarlet Lips" QS from HAED.  I love working on this one!  I wasn't able to finish a page, though.  But I still got to do quite a bit:


Compared to the last wip:

And I started a new cross stitch 2 weeks ago.  It's a Christmas banner from Dimensions. It's really cute!  It will be ready for next Xmas:

I stitched the whole thing without the backstitching.  I made an error on the top where it says :Welcome Friends.  I stitched 3 extra rows (miscounted).  I like it though.  I also eliminated the orange squares; made them red instead:

Next I will be doing the backstitching!

Have a great week!
Annie ^_^