Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Playin' With Threads

Since yesterday brought some very sad news about a dear friend in my ILCS yahoo group, I thought I would try my hand at dyeing some threads as I couldn't concentrate on stitching.

My first try was tea-dyeing one skein of ecru and two of white.
I loved the aged effect that the tea had on the threads.
It's easier to see the shading in the first picture.


Next up I made up nine small batches of dye.
Country Blue, Tan, Scarlet, Navy Blue, Wine, Yellow, Denim & Black.
I was going to do a bit of color mixing, but ran out of white thread, oh well tomorrow is grocery shopping day and Michales is close by.


I really love how these turned out and it helped to lift my spirits for a bit.

I also made my first online order (not ebay) of hand-dyed threads on the 11th, they came in on the 18th, not bad for the holiday season.
I ordered from Nordic Needle since they were having $2.99 flat rate shipping and I received an on-line coupon for $5.00 off my order of $30.00 or more.
I picked out 22 different threads from The Gentle Art, 8 Simply Shaker Threads and 14 Sampler Threads.



Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled Family, Friends & Love.
I also want to send a very heart felt Thank You to all of you for your wonderful comments that you leave behind, I cherish each and every one, they help to keep me motivated.

Take Care Everyone & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bless Your Heart

I have finally been stitching again and have a finish to show for it.
I have one more to finish, hopefully before Christmas.


"Bless Your Heart"
Designer: Sandy in Montana
Log Cabin Needlework's
Copyright 2010

Stitched on 32 count cream Linen using DMC threads.
Finished as a small pillow.

This will more than likely be sent to my dear mama for Christmas since she keeps saying she has no more wall space left to hang things.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching Everyone
Hugs' Sandy

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tis The Season



Merry Christmas, Everyone !!!

I love this time of year with all of the decorations and such.

I have never been one to care if there were presents under the tree or not,
I have always loved seeing all of the lights, Nativities, and other
decorations so much more.
I feel the True meaning of Christmas is much more important.

But I do love to give to others, so here are a couple of quick to
stitch
Christmas ornaments just for you.

I hope you have as much fun stitching them as I had designing them for you.
All threads are DMC but feel free to change the colors.
I would love to see what you stitch up,
so drop me a line if you finish one so I can have a peek.
My e-mail address is in my profile.



NOEL

Designed By: Sandra Longan Miller

Company: Log Cabin Needlework's
Copyright: Copyright 2010, Log Cabin Needlework's. All Rights Reserved.
Stitches: 47w X 33h
Size(s):
14/28 Count, - 3-1/4w X 2-1/4h in
16/32 Count, - 2-7/8w X 2h in
18/36 Count, - 2-1/2w X 1-3/4h in

Full Stitches:
DMC
500, Blue Green-VY DK - Leaves and stems
728, Topaz - L
780, Topaz-UL VY DK - N
782, Topaz-DK - O
783, Topaz-MD - E
815, Garnet-MD - Berries




Merry Christmas

Designed By: Sandra Longan Miller
Company: Log Cabin Needlework's
Copyright: Copyright 2010, Log Cabin Needlework's. All Rights Reserved.
Stitches: 54w X 54h
Size(s):
14/28 Count, - 3-3/4w X 3-3/4h in
16/32 Count, - 3-3/8w X 3-3/8h in
18/36 Count, - 3w X 3h in

Full Stitches:
DMC
319, Pistachio Green-VY DK - Leaves and stems
644, Beige Gray-MD - Border squares
783, Topaz-MD - Merry Christmas
815, Garnet-MD - Berries


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
with all of Love and Joy that this Holiday Season brings.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy