Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2015 Smalls SAL Update

Time to post my February 2015 Smalls SAL update. 

I designed this piece for Valentines Day.

"Love & Roses"
Designer: Sandra D. Longan
Stitched on hand-dyed 28 count Lugana using DMC threads and Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads. It will eventually be framed or made into a pillow, just need to find a frame or coordinating fabric.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long) Update

It's that time of the month again, for the 2015 TUSAL update of course. And I'm on time believe it or not.

So here are my threads for this month.
Some fabric and batting snips along with the threads.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, February 01, 2015

So Very Late

Seems this is the month of being extremely late for me.
First I forgot to post about two give-a-ways I won, then I forgot to post about my January Smalls SAL and lastly I failed to post a Valentines gift I've been working on for ya'll.

So, I'll start with the give-a-way's.

Back in June I won these hand-dyed Cluny Lace trims from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe love the colors. Then in December she was having her 25 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way and I won a trims package.  I got hand-dyed buttons, loads of metal charms and some hand-dyed Chenille trim. Just love it all.

 Lots of brass charms.
Little button charms.

On to the second forgotten item on the list. My January 2015 Smalls SAL entry.

Stitched up this freebie from Samplers and Santas she has so many cute primitive designs.
I used 28 count evenweave and DMC threads, still need to add my initials and the date. I coffee stained the piece after stitching. Might turn this one into a pillow or small hanging pouch, don't know yet.

And finally the last item on my list of forgot to's....

"Valentines, Wedding, Anniversary Heart"
Designer: Sandra Longan (ya, that's me)
Size: 51 x 40 stitches or 3.64 x 2.86 inches

Pick your own colors, I only designed it with two, it's charted for 14/28 count. The black lines are for word or name/initials and month placement and should not be stitched. I put the Valentines sentiment there for the holiday and added an alphabet so you can add your own. You can add "Love One Another" that fits nicely for a wedding or anniversary. Would make a cute first Christmas ornament for newlyweds or baby too.

Still slowly working on the kitchen. I've gotten a new range, range hood/exhaust fan and dishwasher. I was so happy when the range got here I sat in front of it and cried. 
It's been almost a year since I had a properly working oven, that when it came on without being lit by hand and actually stayed on and would relight, that simple little thing we usually take for granted just made me extremely happy. 
The hoods great, no more smokey house and it has a light so I can see what cooking, and the dishwasher is great too, but I miss doing most of my dishes by hand, strange I know, but it was just calming in a way for me with the hot water. At least I'll still get to was the cast iron by hand. Well, that's it for now, so until next post.......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy