Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas ....

Wishing all of my very dear bloggy/crafty/cross stitchy friends the very Merriest of Christmases and a safe and Happy New Year.

I would also like to thank you all for your friendship, support, advice, encouragement and kindnesses to me over the past year.  This Prairie Schooler SAL blog,  fuels one of my many passions, and thus means a lot to me and while, posting on it has been erratic of late (as my Christmas stitching hotted up) it still gives me great pleasure to know that this blog has, just maybe, been of pleasure to you, too.

All the best for 2017 and I hope to see you all back on this SAL blog in January.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Christmas Tree Farm

Hello Dear Friends,

I hope my post finds you all, happy and well!!

🎅🎄 I have a small finish to share with you! 🎅🎄

♥♥ Hope you like it too !!! ♥♥

Happy Stitching

Christmas Tree Farm

Designed By Pamela Byrd Smith

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Black Cat

I stitched this from Boo to You (156) for a themed Halloween sal blog (theme black cat).

Santas for Decoration ♥

New look of  2014 Santa!

It was stitched two years, and once, made a cushion for a wreath (as shown above)!

We were truely not satisfied the result at that time! Hence, it's been taken from that silly wreath and redecorated for this year's door decoration! It is looking much more beautiful, isn't it?! 


St.Nicholas from Book No:20

♥ Happy Stitching ♥

Sunday, 16 October 2016

A (wonky) finish and a new Prairie Schooler start...

Well, this is actually an old post from JULY, that I started and somehow abandoned! Please forgive me.

This was Finish #2 on my Road Trip to Roma stitching (way back in July) - you can read all about my trip to Outback Queensland on my main blog, starting with this post, if you are interested.  

I am not overly thrilled with how it has turned out - not the design's fault but mine!  I made an error somewhere near the start, didn't pick it up until it was way too late, so had to ditch the idea of a border and create this snow "hill" instead - now it is a bit of an odd shape - may have to make it a bell-shaped ornie, I think, when I Finish Finish it.  Although, some other interesting shapes have been suggested to me, as well.

Prairie Schooler Book #150
28 ct Ivory linen
Suggested DMC floss

I also finally finished the Train Sampler (as the baby was born).  His name is Joseph Fxxxx, so I added those initials to the coal carriage.  I am really thrilled with how it turned out and the new mother was pleased with the baby gift, too.

This is from Book #69, Prairie Village I.

Anyway, off to kit up some more PS designs to take on the road trips I have coming up soon (Ballarat for a weekend and then in a week or two, a week on Kangaroo Island).  I find their designs are so perfect for travel.  Not too many colour changes and so satisfying to stitch.

hugs, Kaye

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Santa Rides

Hi  Everybody,

After a very looong break, I am here again, with a coal train which Santa rides!

It is from  Book No:47! 

While stitching it, I've changed train's color and sewn  deer buttons on empty part of the wagoon  (hope you like it)

So, I simply love those Santas and planning to stitch at least one more from them!

Happy Stitching😘😘😘

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Now it's a waiting game ......

I have been working on a Prairie Schooler piece for a new baby that is on the way (the son of one of my dearest friends is expecting his first son, any day now).

It is the train from Book #69, A Prairie Village I.  As they are a hipsterish couple, I thought that the understated vintage aspect of the design would appeal to them.

I am very pleasde with how it is looking so far....

The empty space in the coal carriage is for the baby's initials, when I know what they are - he is due any day now.

So, as I said it is just a waiting game.  I will show you the finish when I can.

Hugs, Kaye