Wanderer's to the Cabin

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another Christmas Gift

Thought I would share one more Christmas chart for you to stitch.

"Silent Night"
Designed by: yep you guessed it, Me.

I'm trying to come up with a Hardanger design to share, but don't have the ability to show how-to's for the different stitches, so it would be for those experienced with Hardanger. 
So many designs swirling around in my head, I almost don't know where to start. 

On a more irritating note we got this, when the Weather Channel said "Only 1 inch"
 That ended up being 5 inches more than their 1 inch. Yeah right, when it was all over and done with we ended up with 10 inches total of that fluffy white crap beautiful snow. Monster loved it and wanted to go outside every half hour just so he could eat some and lay around in it, crazy German Shepard.

Here he is, in the house pouting cause Mom said he had to warm back up, he is it least 14 years old and on glucosomine and baby aspirin for his joints, but does he care, heck no, all he wanted was to spend the day out in it or on the back porch with the outside door open so he could watch it snow. He just loves gettin' his chilly on.

Well that's all for now everyone. So until next time, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts behind.

Take Care and Happy Stitchin' All
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Just Showin' Em Off

Some of my fellow stitcher's have stitched up my free designs and have kindly shared their amazing results with me, so I thought I would share them with all of you.

Was stitched by Julie Mudd

Was stitched by Mare

Was stitched by Robin Brown

Was stitched by Kate at By the Babbling Brook

Was stitched by Denise at Country Stitcher

If you have stitched one of my designs just let me know or send me a pic and I'll do another post in the near future to showcase your stitching. So until next time......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Smalls SAL

It's a day past time for my 2014 Smalls SAL, so here it is ......

"Silent Night"
Designed by me, stitched on 28count hand-dyed Evenweave using DMC threads.
This will be made into an ornament for the tree or wreath. Which ever get's put up this Christmas.

I've been in a very "Primitive Backwoods Cabin" kind of mood as of late so most of the pieces I'm designing and stitching are in that mode. I have been enjoying coming up with all of the Pine Trees, Pine Boughs and Cones and Cabin's though and it does help that our home is a Log Cabin.

Well that's it for today friends. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time ......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Show Your Stash: Patterns

 Anna over at Stitch Bitch is having another Show Your Stash questionnaire, which I am very late in posting for.

When you shop for patterns, do you buy on impulse or do you buy only what you need?
I only buy a pattern  if I truly love it and know I will stitch it. Otherwise it's just a waste of money.

How do you sort your patterns—by designer? theme? Season?
Some by designer and some by Season.

How do you store your patterns?
Just a 3-ring binder. I only have one at the moment. But I have a whole shelf of Cross Stitch magazines.

Which designer do you own the most patterns by?
Lavender & Lace by the late Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. I just adore her Angels and Christmas designs.
"Santa of the Forest"
By Lavender & Lace

Which designer have you stitched the most patterns by?
Me ;}  I have Pattern Maker Pro, so I design most of my own Cross Stitch and Hardanger charts.
By Sandra Longan Designs (that's me)

What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash?
Only buy what you know you will stitch in a certain amount of time or that you truly love. Other wise your tastes will change and you'll end up with the "What Was I Thinking" pile.

When do you say enough is enough?
I don't have a lot of patterns, so when I don't find any that I love that'll be enough.

How do you whittle your stash down when it's gotten too large?
Give it away to friends or second hand store.

Do you have a current favorite in your stash? Let’s see it!
No current favorite.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another Give-A--Way at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy is having another Give-A-Way at the  Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for her lovely prim Christmas charts. Click on one of the links to find out more.


Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TUSAL for October

It's that time of the month again, time for my TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long) update for October. So without further ado, here it is.......

My jar is getting so full I decided to take a picture of this months offering before I put it into the jar.

This is Hamilton "Hammy" my craft room companion. And just so everyone knows, no part of the Snake plant/Mother-In-Laws Tongue gets into his cage.

Well, that's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by. So until next time........

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy