Wanderer's to the Cabin

Friday, January 19, 2018

A Couple of 2018 Stitchy Finishes

Hello Everyone, hope your staying warm if it's winter in your neck of the woods. We still have some snow on the ground here, but warmer temps this week and rain today has melted a fair bit id it. Of course, since Mother Nature has a sick sense of humor, we are supposed to get more snow next week. Y'all know how happy that makes me, but I won't complain about the temps being the 40's and upper 30's. 

   Like I promised, here are the two older pieces that I just had to add a few stitches to so I could have completed stitchy finishes.

"Quaker Snowflake"
 
I started this back in I have no idea when and only needed to add part of the center border to finish it off after I figured out which thread I had used.
I have a nightstand with a drawer next to my side of the sofa and was cleaning out the drawer when I found it at the bottom folded in half and dirty.
I have the pins in it trying to figure out just how big of an ornament I want to make it in to. I know it will be a diamond shape with cording trim when I'm done.

"Welcome To Our Cabin"
 
I designed this piece in June or July of 2015, I started stitching it in August 2015 while on a camping trip to the Big Horn Mountains and did a bit after we got home from the trip. 
All that was left to stitch was our names and the Est. date and finish the area under the trees. It started out with white under part of the trees, but I didn't like the look so that was the first frogging I did this year and replaced it with a combo of two greens and a brown to look like grass and pine needles or dirt.
I want to turn this piece into either a pillow or a wall hanging with fabric strip border.

Well that's it for this post, so until next time........

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stitchin' In The New Year

Yep stitcher's, you heard right, I have started stitchin' in JANUARY of 2018. I finished off two smaller pieces and stitched new two other small's all of which I designed.

But for today I have my TUSAL update for January. 
You can click the TUSAL link above or the link on my sidebar to join in the fun.

 Threads in the jar.

Threads in all their glory. 
It's surprising how many threads one can accumulate when you try to stitch a piece three different times and hate it on the first two tries. 

I'll post two of my finishes in the next couple of days, but am saving the new finishes for my 2018 Smalls update later in the month. 

So until next post......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' Everyone
Hugs, Sandy



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Blessed New Year

Where did the year go? It seems that I just turned around and the whole year is gone.
So good bye to 2017 and hello to 2018.

I'm going to try and work on me this coming year, more exercise, getting organized, blogging more, start stitching, crafting and sewing. The hubs already has quite a few camping trips and day trips planned for 2018 starting after the snow melts, so that will help with the blogging part..

To give myself a little stitchin' motivation I've joined Heather over at Stitching Lotus 
for her Smalls SAL 2018. You can click on the highlighted link or on the Smalls SAL 2018 on my sidebar. Maybe I can at least get a few Christmas ornaments stitched up for the Christmas tree. 

We got just about a foot of snow out of this last storm and with single digits for the highs and below zero for the lows we had a couple of unwilling vehicles yesterday. The cold drained the battery on our Jeep so it needed the charger and our Dodge needed the charger and a jump start helper from the Jeep to get it running. Now our Jeep has an electric battery blanket and the Dodge has a block heater and an oil pan heater. They both started like champs this morning. 
According to the news it's supposed to get back up into the 20's and 30's in the coming days, I sure hope so. 

That's it for today, so until 2018.......

Wishing all of you a Blessed New Year. May it be filled with all that you want and more.

Hugs, Sandy

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday's.
May your day be filled with wonderful memories, Love & Laughter.

Hugs, Sandy & Robert



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice also known as the first day of Winter, so in celebration I'm sharing a winter themed chart.




The colors I used are:
Heart - DMC 803 also first backstitched border
1 - DMC 334 second backstitched border
0 - DMC 3756 third backstitched border
Dot - DMC 3865 and backstitched snowflakes
The gray dots can be either French or Colonial Knots or Petite Seed Beads

Stitched size is 4" x 4"
Two strands of floss used.

Hope you all enjoy the chart, and as always if you happen to stitch one of my designs I would love to see a picture.

Take Care & Happy Winter Solstice
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Stitchin' Gift for You

I haven't been in the designing mood here lately, but last night and then this afternoon I started and finished a little Christmas ornament design for all my stitchin' followers.

It is done in: 
DMC 498 for the heart symbol and lettering
DMC B5200 or white for the dot symbol
51 x 53 or about 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" (3.68 x 3.72) on 14/28 ct.
Stitched with two strands of floss.



Do Not Stitch the black line ;}
I included the numbers in case anyone wanted to add a wedding date or birth date in place of Christmas. 

Hope you all enjoy stitchin' this little ornament and if you do stitch it up I would love to see a picture.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
Hugs, Sandy