Friday, September 18, 2009

Nautical Lighthouse Cross Stitch Picture

This is a piece I did last month for a customer. It is done in counted cross stitch and features a lighthouse, sail boat, coastline and water. I was very pleased at how this one turned out. I used DMC floss for all cross stitching.

It is framed and matted in a 8x10" wooden frame and signed and dated by me. I have to make 2 more of them within the next few weeks as everyone loves this design.


Primitive Crafts

I have been busy crafting again for some of my local customers. The holiday season is approaching so requests are rolling in.

The following picture is of a primitive snowman that I stitched on tea-stained muslin (to give it an aged look) using DMC floss. I then matted and framed in in a barn red frame under glass. The piece measures 5x7" not including the frame so its a little larger than that.

The next item is a primitive pillow. It is of some primitive raggedy friends and says BEST FRIENDS and was stitched on tea dyed muslin using DMC floss. I framed the stitchery with 2" wide hunter green check pattern homespun fabric and the backside of the pillow is a solid piece of hunter green homespun fabric. I will finish the pillow later today with some cotton stuffing. The pillow is your classic standard throw pillow or accent pillow size. I think it came out beautiful.

I will be a busy crafter from now and up until Christmas doing orders so I will share some pictures and craft projects every week with all of my blog readers.

You can find FREE Crafting Patterns and Projects over on my official crafting blog at Passionate About Crafting ---> HERE


Monday, September 14, 2009

Just got back from vacation...

We just spent a week down at the Jersey Shore....half of our vacation was just me (Shelly) with my hubby (The Bee) and my mum....the other half of our vacation our daughter J and Baby G joined it was a nice family vacation in North Wildwood NJ.

The weather was terrible for most of our vacation as a lower pressure system storm came up the coast and then parked itself right on top of us for 4.5 days. We suffered with 5" of rain and winds of 40+ mph for 3 days. Talk about bad hair days! I ventured out one evening to just go sit on the beach and look at the angry ocean. Trust was pretty upset and the waves were crashing to the shore.

We always stay at our favorite hotel...its beachfront in North Wildwood NJ. We have been going to the same place for 10 years and stay in the same room. Our room is like a, dining room, living room, large bedroom and a bathroom. It comfortably sleeps 6 adults. Our dining room wall is all tinted glass and faces the ocean. The hotel has a large heated pool, sundeck that faces south, a game room and a coffee shop.

On our second day at the beach, I got up early (6am) just so I could enjoy this beautiful sunrise, I love watching the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Can ya believe we are at the beach and all dressed in heavy fall clothing? Oh my, the wind was strong, you definately had a bad hair day and the sand pellets stung your face. I was not too impressed with having to wash my hair 3 times a day to get the sand out as every time I went outside, I got blasted by blowing sand. We decided to hop onto the sea wall and grab a quick family pic in the high winds!

Another day, my mom and I ventured out into the light rain and took a walk down the beach. We decided to be silly and try out the lifeguard's chair :) Okay...where is the hunky lifeguard you might ask? LOL We don't know!

In a few days I will post some more pictures of our vacation. Even though the weather was terrible, we did have a great time.