Sandra Longan Designs (Items For Sale)

Friday, April 30, 2010

My First Strawberry Pinkeep

I have wanted to make this little pinkeep for the longest time and I've finally gotten around to doing it.
I just love this one and it's Quaker theme. It was supposed to be filled with either sand or emery, but since I lacked either one I used fiber-fill.

Design: Strawberry Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs
From the 2006 Just Cross Stitch Special Christmas Issue
Stitched on 32ct. Lambswool linen using DMC Variegated thread #115

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate the lovely comments you all leave behind.

Take Care & Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, April 19, 2010

More Pin Pillows & Hearts

Pin Pillows & Hearts, Pin Pillows & Hearts.
I'm starting to notice a trend in my stitching and if I'm not careful I'll end up with so many smalls I'll have no place to put them.
Time to start scouting around for baskets and boxes to arrange them in so they don't get out of control.

Here are the latest finishes in my variegated thread, pin pillow & heart fetish.

Design: Bridegroom's Heart
This is a freebie from the Needleprint website.
Stitched on 28ct. white linen using DMC variegated thread #99.
I changed the initials to mine & hubby's.
Finished: 04-12-2010

Design: French Inspired Heart
A freebie from Cross Stitch Treasures.
You should be able to find it at one of these links: or
Stitched on 28ct. cream linen using DMC Color Variations #4130.
This one's not so small finishing out at about 12"
Finished: 04-14-2010

Thank you all for stopping by and having a peek at my latest finishes, each and every comment you leave behind means so very much to me.

Take care everyone.
Hugs & Stitches ..... Sandy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some Patriotic Heart Finishes

I'm still in a HEART mood so here are two more pieces of the Heart Shapey variety.
I found this pattern as a freebie somewhere, sorry but I can't remember where.

Design: "4th of July Quaker Style"
Stitched on 28ct linen 1 over 1 using DMC Color Variations threads.
Cording and tassel made from DMC solid color threads.
I about went bonkers doing this 1 over 1, but I made it through with most of my sanity in tact.

Design: "4th of July Quaker Style"
Stitched on 28ct linen using DMC Variegated threads and white. I added the words myself they were not part of the pattern.
Now I have to figure out how to finish this piece, maybe a no-sew cube since I've never made one before and I feel the need to expand my finishing knowledge.

Thank you all for stopping by and having a peek into my stitching life, all of the comments you leave behind are greatly appreciated and help keep me stitching along.

Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with love and stitches .... Sandy

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My Latest Pin Pillow Finish

Here is my latest pin pillow finish, it also has the honor of being my first piece using silk threads. BIG mistake on my part, because I just adored using them and now I want more. Oh well, maybe some day.

This is the front.
This is the back.
Design: Quaker Heart (Freebie from Piecemakers) I changed the design around quite a bit again.
Stitched on 28ct. white linen from Zweigart using Caron Waterlilies in Pistachio Nut and Kreinik Silk Mori.

This wil be sent to my Mama for Mother's Day along with a pillow that I'm working on.

I'm close to finishing two other pieces and will post photos when I'm done.

I just want to thank all of you for the wonderful comments that you leave for me, they mean so very much and keep me stitching.

Take Care Everyone & Happy Stitching To All
Hugs .... Sandy