Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pumpkin Blossoms are blooming

Greetings all!~ Pumpkin blossoms are blooming here in the Ozarks! Well , blooming in stitches that is! LOL! I borrowed the pattern from Catherine and she sent some fabric , floss , and beads , along with it! Wasn't that sweet?! I already had some fabric in mind for it so I will use that other linen on another project. I am excited that I have all of the stitching done. Now I just need to finish sewing on the beads and get it finished into a needlebook. Sorry the below pictures aren't that great. I think we are in desperate need of a new camera.

I have the stitching all done on the bellpull and also have the innerfacing ironed in place. I will get the finishing done it on either today or tomorrow. I'll post a picture of that when I get that done.


I recently asked on another blog if they kept a stitching journal. Do any of you? I am thinking about doing so. I have certain things that go through my mind while working on a piece. Things like maybe what that particular piece reminded me of, what I was thinking of at the time, you know those things. I do keep an exchange journal. What I stitch for someone and what I receive back. I include all details like fabric and fibers used as well as the goodies if there were anything. I am quite a newbie when it comes to exchanging. I haven't even done it a year. I am coming up on my 14th and contenplating what I will do. Hopefully I can find something that that certain someone will like.


Well dear friends and blogging buddies.... this post finds itself coming to an end. I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments that keep me going in this blogland of ours. Thanks for your visit today. Please do come again!

'till next time,

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  1. Your WIP is gorgeous, Sharlotte! I love the colors :)
    I started a stitching journal, and then I realized that my blog is a stitching journal in itself, as I post what fabric and floss I am using. I keep track of my stash in a 3 ring binder, especially my floss. :)
    Your blog always makes me smile and feel like I am in the home of someone special...thank you for that.
    Ma TK

  2. This is lovely Sharlotte. I keep a separate photo section for my x stitch but have never kept a journal of the projects . I wish I had.
    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's day.

  3. Lovely pumpkin blossom!

    I use my blog as my stitching journal. I did have a paper one to write the number of hours spent on a project, but I don't bother with time keeping any more.

  4. Ahhh, what a wonderful piece. I once received the finished needlecase in an exchnage and it looks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing yours finished.
    Yes, I also have a stitching journal and write about everything I stitch. Sometimes it's a lot, sometimes just a line. And I keep track of all my finishes, finishings, exchanges, gifts etc. in there. I love it.

  5. It looks fantastic Sharlotte!! You are one speedy stitcher! Can't wait to see it all finished up along with your bell pull!

    I have a notebook in which I jot down the year finished, the name of the piece and the name of the person it is going to. I hope to one day print it all nicely into a journal that I purchased last year. Since I have found the blogging world, I have started a second list of the wonderful goodies that have come my way through the generosity of others. That too will be added to the journal.

    I wish I was more organized in keeping the names of fabrics/threads/etc. that I used, but I haven't. Guess I should start that!

    Hope you have a stitchy day!

  6. Love is wonderful. Makes me dream of fall! Dianntha

  7. I can't wait to see these finished- so pretty and welcoming.

    I do keep a little log of what I stitch, on what, with what, and if I made any changes. I keep it all in a binder. It's helpful in case I ever have to make a repair, which I have had to do before.
    I've never done an exchange, but now is that the season of life for me to do that! When the kids are in high school I would love to join a group. It sounds like tons of fun.

  8. I love the colors in your Pumpkin Blossoms piece. I try to keep a journal of my stitching but often forget to write in it.

  9. I love this to me. Can't wait to see it finished...just love the colors.

    I do keep a calendar (on my 10th year) and record when I started/finished a piece, exchanges etc. I also note what I stitched each day. It's fun to look back and see which months were good for stitching and which weren't.

  10. Sharlotte, this is just lovely! :D

  11. I have a knitting journal. I keep notes on the project, changes I made to the pattern, who it was for, etc. I should probably have one for stitching too....that would make too much sense, right? lol


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