Friday, June 14, 2013


Hi every one. Early update for me! Have joined the Turtle Trot SAL. Which is a sal for people who have 13, or more WIP's, including long term projects . This is the link if you would like to join and see what projects others are working on.
Work has picked up and stitching time has been limited this week. Only progress, I did make, is on my HAED 2013 SAL. Nearly finished the bottom page that was sent out early.

Some years ago, we had to pack up everything, and store in a barn, for a move. Some things were water damaged as the barn leaked. This is a rescue project. The cross stitch fabric was stained. How it missed the design it self is a mystery to me. Am grateful for that! I cut away the stained fabric and appliqued the corners to even out the design. Machine embroidered snowflakes over more fabric hole damage.

This is what I ended up with. A wall hanging. Work has been saved.
This is another damaged piece. Washed and cut away damage. Then washed again to try to get more stains out.

 There are some stains, too close to the design, that I just sewed over. Also cross stitched, a small flower, over another stain at the bottom. Added a machine embroidered design, on one side and a strip of cloth on the other.

 Framed in for a pillow.
 Have a few finished sewed up.
 Autumn Pantry from Brooke's Books
  Jbw French Country Pumpkin ready for fall.
 For those of you who know me, this was a\ very short update. Promise, I will do better on the first saturday in July. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy stitching, Deb


Maxine said...

I love the two finishes you did on the saved pieces from the barn leak they look great! Good progress on your HAED too :)

cucki said...

Beautiful finishes...
Great progress on your haed..
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Great progress on the HAED. You did an awesome job of saving the pieces. Would never have know there was any damage to them. Love the ornament finishes.


Anonymous said...

Your grand-daughter is so cute. Love what you did with the stained pieces and lovely finishes.


Joyce Clark Frank said...

Happy Birthday to a real cute Granddaughter. Enjoy them as they grow up so fast. Love your stitching and the finishing is so good.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see that you have saved your amazing cross stitches . you are so clever . they are perfect .
We wish an happy birthday to your cute Lily

Grit said...

Wow, your stitching looks so wonderful. Great work all of them. My favorite is your haed.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes, your stitching projects are adorable! That little girl is so cute...

SoCal Debbie said...

I admire your crafty talent to cut and sew and embellish to save the stained pieces. Great work! I love all your finishes. I'll have to try that some day.

Brigitte said...

Your stitching and finishing is just gorgeous. I love the ornaments you made. And you were so creative to save the stained pieces.

Meari said...

Great saves!! Ingenious. :)

Cute finishes, Deb.