Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another Small Halloween Gift

I designed another small Halloween gift for all of my wonderful followers.

This one is only 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" so would make a cute little scissor fob or ornament.

"Stitchin' Halloween"
Designed by Me

It would make a cute companion to "Spooky Nights"
The littlest ghost from Spooky makes an appearance in this piece to help scare away all of those frogs that we tend to suffer thru. 

As always, I would love to see your finished versions of my designs, so give me a shout when you have a finish so I can stop by and take a peek or send me a pic if you don't have a blog. You can find my email addy on my profile page.

Until next time

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Smalls SAL Update

Here is my 2014 Smalls SAL update for August. 
I seriously can not believe the year is over half-way over, where dose the time go.

I have two stitchin' finishes for August.

First Up:

"Sunflowers & Daisies"
 Designed by me and shared here on my blog. 

I did make a few changes from the original pattern, which is par for the course for me. I back stitched all the flower heads in dark brown and used an olive gold/green to back stitch the centers of the sunflowers {doesn't show well in the photo). I also added one stitch to the daisy stems and added another row of dirt plus altered the size of the "S's" and the word Daisies. 
Yep, all my charts are a work in progress while I'm stitchin' em'.

Next Up:

"Bee's & Sunflowers"
Designed by me as a companion piece to "Sunflowers & Daisies"

Both pieces are stitched on 14 count Aida hand-dyed by me with a light blue and stitched with DMC threads.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by and possibly leaving your thoughts behind. Each and every one of them mean so very much to me.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TUSAL for August

I'm a day late, I'm afraid. 
We got back from a camping trip Saturday evening and I couldn't find the camera until late last night. Oh well, better late than never.

I have quite a bit more in the jar than the last time. 
I've stitched and sewn this time so there are a few fabric snippets and sewing thread, as well as DMC bits.

That's it for today, I'll post a few snaps from our soggy camping trip later on.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, August 18, 2014

I Won A Contest!!

I entered a contest to win three sewing/quilting books at Seams and Scissors
which is the blog for All Free Sewing and I won these three Leisure Arts books. 

All Free Sewing has tons of free sewing patterns, e-books and lots of info on sewing. If you like sewing you might want to stop by and check em' out.

 Beginner Friendly Quilts - The Best Of Quilty

 Basics & Beyond: Simple Embellishments

Sew It All: Quick Projects

Each one has at least one or two interesting things I might like to try.

That's it for today my stitchin' friends, thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave behind.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Actually Using My Sewing Machine

Since the Big Guy is jonesing for a camping trip, seeing as how he got zero camping trips in 2013 and only one in 2012, I know he'll want at least two trips this season. 
Of course with putting a new bumper on the back of the Jeep and then the air conditioning going out on our Jeep (that should get fixed Monday or Tuesday, fingers crossed) his beloved camping season is getting off to a slow start. 
So I thought I would use my beautiful new Singer I got last year and stitch up a caddy for his wallet, cell phone and keys, after all, he's only been asking for one for two years.

Designed by me, it was simple and easy (after I wrapped my mind around it), it has two 6" wide pockets and two D-rings. It attaches with three Velcro tabs so it can hang from the back support of our Pop-Up trailer or from the shelving unit the Big Guy made for inside.
You can see the Singer I got last year here .

That's all for today everyone.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' 
or Sewin'
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Obsessed with Sunflower's

NOTE: I just changed out the picture and chart as the word Daisies was missing the first "i".
Thanks go out to Marion Susanne Fuchs for pointing this out for me.
Thank you so much

I have been obsessed with the beautiful Sunflower as of late. 
So much so that I am trying to get the "big guy" to let me make sunflower curtains for our pop-up trailer, it is yellow after all and I reason "if I have to go camping with him to make him happy, I at least need to like where I'm staying" ;)
I want to plant sunflower's in our yard next year, and find some nice artificial ones for decorating around the house. I even changed my blog background, because of the sunflower.
I have also been designing Sunflower themed cross stitch charts, at least a dozen so far.

So because of my obsession with the beautiful Sunflower, I thought I would post a cute little gifty for you all to stitch.

"Sunflower's & Daisies" in full color so you know what it will look like.

"Sunflower's & Daisies"

Hope you all enjoy this little design and again let me know when you stitch it up, so I can have a peek at your creation.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts behind, I truly do appreciate each and ever one of them.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy