Monday, June 18, 2012

My 1st Hermit & Stitch Weekend

Hello!  :)

I participated in my 1st, of many, International Hermit & Stitch Weekends this past weekend. It was lots of fun!  :)  I really enjoy sitting back and creating with floss and fabric. It's so relaxing and rewarding. I started & finished this on Friday . . .


I've been working on all 12 of these Lizzie Kate Stamp Flip-It's for the last month. I began with June and
on Saturday I started and finished the last one, May. Yea!  :)


 Now I just have to decide on fabrics and make each month into a little pillow. I can't wait to see how they all turn out!  :)

On Sunday I began some patriotic projects. I need to complete one for an exchange I'm participating in and want to make others for myself. This one is for me . . .


I love the way it came out! I'm not sure if I'm going to add more to it or not. The pattern calls for a tri-colored border with stars but I don't think I'm going to add it. It also had the words, "Love for Liberty" but I'm not sure if I want to add it or not. I'm leaning towards adding a button to the blue field and then leaving it as is. What do you think I should do?

All in all I had a great stitching weekend! I will definitely be joining in again next month! Now I'm going to go check out what everyone else worked on!  :)

Until next time . . .


24 comments:

Zora said...

I would love to start that series of Lizzie Kate, it is soo cute, but I have so many projects ongoing, that I don't have a heart to leave them for this LK:) But it is on my list.
Greetings

Jan said...

Such sweet stitchibg

Melissa said...

Glad to hear you had fun on your first IHSW! April and May turned out great :) Lizzie Kate designs are so cute.

Bea said...

Welcome to IHSW! It's a great way to spend a weekend and then get inspired by everyone else's projects. Those are terrific finishes. Personally, I think your flag looks great as it is.

Karen said...

It's all so cute! I think the button on the blue would be cute. Maybe a star button? Either way, totally awesome job!

Angie Clare said...

Such sweet stitching. If i could get past all my unfinished projects, I'd love to pick up a needle and give it a go.

Connie said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing.
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Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

You did a great job! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party!

April said...

Cross stitching is so fun. For me it brings back such good memories of childhood and Mama trying to teach us to be little ladies which included sewing and cross stitching along with cooking and cleaning! :)

Kat said...

These are adorable! I think a star button on the blue (flag) would look great. Sometimes simple is better... I think it looks great without borders or any other words.

Linda said...

Those are all so pretty!

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

Aww how fun! I wish I knew how to do this!! I love all of them.. the April one is so cute!! Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday this week!!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Adorable. Look forward to seeing the little pillows you create from your needlework.

Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.
Debra

Sarah Craig said...

I love all your little cross-stitches! Whoop whoop!!

Pam said...

April and May are lovely!! I especially like the bird house with the three birds.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Cherise, I can't wait to see your series after you have made them into a pillow or framed them. Each one is so sweet. I love anything Americana and your flag is darling. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Leah H. said...

Impressive, so cool!



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AshTreeCottage said...

Great job! I must learn cross stitch.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Snap said...

I love cross stitch and am enjoying your projects. Lots of fun here!

♥ Nia said...

Love your LK stamps! Congrats on your finishes :)

Diann said...

Wonderful job! I like the flag just the way it is. It is a beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

Six Sisters said...

We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

Austine Etcheverry said...

I like the flag, it is pretty on it's own or more. Happy Pink!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! I just gave it a Google plus 1!

This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Natasha in Oz