Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Ok..I've seriously become a blogging SLACKER!!   

I'm combining a little of this and a little of that in this post...because I'm late on my postings!  (knowing me, I'll miss the date for WIPocalypse again and post November's in December!)

Warning - Lots of pictures....this is what happens when my lazy butt only posts about once or twice a month!!

November Thanksgiving TUSAL:

November IHSW:

Before the weeekend, my QS Dream of Dahlia by Heaven and Earth Designs

After the weekend:  Finished! :)  This is stitched on Brandied Apple dyed fabric from Silkweaver Fabrics.  Had to get this one done so I had time to have it framed and shipped for a Christmas gift.

Other Updates:

Before IHSW, I was able to finish another one of my pieces, Blue Lanterns.  This is also going to be a Christmas gift:

I am SOOO happy with myself that I made my Christmas gift goals this year!   Now I can focus on ME ME ME stitching!  :)

I also wanted to share my "secret stitching" from last month.

 I stitched and finished this little needlework travel kit for Ewa using the beautiful silk floss she sent me.  Here's some pictures:

the Front

the Back

and the Middle! :) 

I think Ewa and I are in a gifting war...which is WONDERFUL!  And...we shall see who wins! 

She soon followed the receiving of this gift with RAKing me this fantabulous HAED chart, Paradise Found by Janelle Nichol:

I've already purchased all the floss and put  my order in for some Magic Guide.....I plan to start this baby SOON!    It's so different from anything I've stitched and I love love love the colors!!

I was also recently gifted the adorable QS Dragonflies also from HAED by Ching-Chou Kuik.  A generous stitcher from FB, Margo, sent it to me.:

With the stash I've developed from my new found love of dyed fabric, I'm very sure I have something perfect to stitch this piece on!

For those of us in the US....WHO'S READY FOR BLACK FRIDAY!?  I'm ready!! 

I've taken the day off from work and I have my stitching ready for me to sit and enjoy all day while the crazy shopping takes place without me!!    I do plan to do some online shopping, because of some dyed fabric sales <sigh, addict addict addict>  and some stocking stuffers for the family.

As always, a huge thank you to all of you that take the time out of your day to read my LONG posts!! 

This has been a wonderful, wonderful stitching year for me, and I couldn't have enjoyed it like I have without all of your support!



Nicola said...

In the last week I have discovered that at least six blogs I followed disappeared from my reader, it seems that your blog was one of them.

You are back on my reader so I should not miss a post.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and good food

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Lesli. They are beautiful. Great new HAED charts. Where do you order the magic guide fabric?


Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

some lovely finishes - i think blue lantern looks amazing and your needlebook is so cute - have to make myself one of those in the near future instead of drooling over everyone elses - good luck with your "Me" stitching time : )

sharine said...

Beautiful finishes. A gifting war.. I like it:)

Bev C said...

Hello Lesli,

Now a stitching war, that sounds fun. Good luck with all your projects.
Happy days.

Melinda said...

Brandied Apple dyed perfect fabric for your HAED project.

Looking forward to watching your WIPS of Paradise Found by Janelle Nichol, and reading how the stitching goes..

Your posts are wonderful reading

Katie said...

Love your TUSAL.

Wow the finished HAEDs are gorgeous. Is the Dream of Dahlia just an outline? Beautiful. I've never saw a HAED like that. Your kit is gorgeous. Congrats on the finish.

Monique said...

Such a nice way to wind down the year. Finishes and gifts (both giving and receiving) would put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your two finishes and getting them done for Christmas. They are both lovely. Gorgeous new stash. A beautiful gift for Ewa. Enjoy your stitchy day.

cucki said...

wow beautiful finishes..very sweet.. lovely new stash..
enjoy your happy stithcy time.
hugs x

Holly said...

Blue Lanterns is absolutely gorgeous! I would so love to have my snowman and bunny done by Winter! Your work is wonderful!

Julie said...

Beautiful Christmas gifts, a lot of work in those.
Your TUSAL looks nice and full

SoCal Debbie said...

Those are gorgeous Christmas gifts and will be treasured forever! Your new dragonflies chart will look great on hand-dyed fabric. Happy Black Friday Stitching!

Jennifer M. said...

I just love all of the projects you are stitching. Congrats on making your goals. :)


The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Lesli, great post.
Congrats on your 2 magnificent finishes. They look amazing!! Ewa is very lucky to receive the sewing kit from you, it's beautiful.

I love your new chart by Nichol. I'm glad you're gearing up to stitch this soon as I can't wait to see how it looks. It's very different, I think it will be fun to stitch.

As I'm from the land down under I obviously don't celebrate thanksgiving, but it sounds like its a manic time for everyone according to all the blog posts around about it. I hope you have an lovely thanksgiving and share some memorable times with your family.

Take care stunner
xox Alicia

Emma/Itzy said...

Great work - you might not of blogged much but your needle and thread have kept you busy!

I really like Paradise Found by Janelle Nichol too, I added it to my wish list along with the other two which were added the same day, I look forward to your updates.

Have a great Thanksgiving, I'm in the UK so don't celebrate, but when I hear about this holiday I know we are well and truely on our way to Christmas :D

Valma said...

gifting war, hehehehe, I love the idea =D
Ho my ! the person who will receive blue lantern as a Xmas gift will really be blessed ! this is a wonderful piece you made !
and the little needle work is superb, very great job
and it's without speaking about QS dream of Dahlia ! woooo ! a drawing...
you shared so great stitchings sweetie, wonderful =)
big hugs

Anonymous said...

How wonderful this looks =) I love the goodies and your stitching =)

♥ Nia said...

I'm loving your first wip, that HAED is so pretty :) Well done sweetie, great progress on your stitching :D
Happy thanksgiving to you!!
hugs&smiles :)

Patches said...


Anne said...

Oh wow Lesli! Your progress on all your projects is amazing! Grats on finishing Blue Lanterns! It's stunning! Ooooh Ewa's little needlework kit is GORGEOUS! So perfect and pretty!! I hear you about being a bad blogger...trying to catch up!!