Monday, September 15, 2014

See You In September Blog Hop

It is the final day of the See You in September Blog Hop and I'm still fighting with Windows 8.  It seems when I try to leave comments on blogs my computer does not like that...and then I get messages in my email saying that I was unable to leave a comment.  Progress right?  I beg to differ at times.

I've been busy all summer stitching things up and sharing them.  I couldn't wait to show my work, but I decided I would save a few for now, and I'm so glad I did.  As the weather cools down I'm looking forward to the holidays more than I was back in June when I was sewing away in the heat.


This punch needle snowman was made from a pattern by The Talking Crow.  It was such a fun pattern to make, and of course I chose the hottest day of the summer to do it.  I'm so excited to put him on display for the winter season.



This embroidery pattern is by Once Upon a Vine.  I added french knots to the sheep and the star and I decided to finish it so it accented the stable outline.  My husband LOVED the idea, especially when he was cutting the matte board for it.  Seven or eight tries later we had it.  I think it will make a lovely addition to our Christmas tree this year.


Finally, is there anything more fun than using the many colors of Riley Blake gingham?  I think not!  I added a little Riley Blake pink (which matches the large gingham on the back) and I have a happy summery pillow.  I know it will bring a smile to my face when it finds its way to my couch next spring.

Thank you once again Madame Samm for the wonderfully fun and creative blog hop.  I have enjoyed seeing what everyone has been working on, even though I am unable to leave a comment.  Here are today's participants:

Tuesday, September 16

51 comments:

Judy B said...

Your snowman is sew cute! I leave my snowmen out till Valentine's day in hopes that it might snow, lol! Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

You have a jump on the holidays with such cute projects. Love the dresden pillow.

Anita said...

Love the snowman and the other projects, too! Cute, cute!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the snowman! Wonderful dresden pillow to brighten any room.

Heleen Groot said...

The snowman is really cute! So is the stitchery. But that pillow is amazing. It screams summer! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Such adorable Holiday Projects!! Love the Stitched Manager and I can only imagine how much punching went into your Snowman!! The colors in your dresden look so yummy all together!! Thanks for sharing your Summer Creations with us!!
Huggs, Nancy

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

The snowman is wonderful and will last all winter. The stable is great but my favourite is the flower, I have a template and love your idea of summer cushions.

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Cathy said...

That is a handsome snowman. The handwork in your stable is lovely. Your gingham Dresdan pillow is sweet and cozy. I love it all.

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice. I love the little cross stitch pieces. I do a lot of cross stitch and those small little pieces are so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Your pillow is adorable.

Jeanie said...

That snowman just grabs my heart! I've never done needle punch and this makes me want to get started. Love the little stable and the Dresden pillow. Lovely projects all around!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your snowman and stitchery projects! And the pillow is pretty and cheery, and a great use of gingham.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh Kristen ...love that snowman!! he is just so unique, the rest of your projects ar wonderful too.

Needled Mom said...

They look wonderful. The needle punch is so cute as is the little ornament. I love the Dresden pillow too.

krislovesfabric said...

That snowman is just gorgeous, great projects and I love the colorful gingham!

Dorian said...

What cute projects, love your dresden pillow!

Shari said...

Wow, love your snowman. Great ornament too. Now that gingham cushion is very pretty...all the colours of a rainbow!

The Slow Quilter said...

Snowman is a great project, and I love dresdens and the gingham fabrics just make it look even better.

Thearica said...

LOVE that punchneedle snowman! he is adorable! and the gingham dresdan is so pretty!

Linda said...

Kristen, you have made some things this summer! Love the needle punch snowman! How adorable! The embroidered ornament will be beautiful on your tree and the dresden pillow done in gingham will brighten up your space! Great job!

Lana said...

WOW! Your stitching is perfection!!! Your additions to the ornament for the tree are perfect! Some people just have that talent to see what's missing...you made it beautiful!

Leah said...

Love your Christmas projects. All those french knots are superb. Great decision on that. Love your dresden too, it looks fabulous in gingham.

Carol said...

I love how cute the French knots make that little lamb...the whole thing is beautiful! Sweet, sweet gingham pillow!

Joyce Carter said...

Kristen, your embroidery projects are so adorable. They are just perfect for the sooon to be coming up season. I love the pillow, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

Mary said...

Love your needlework. It is beautiful.
The Dresden plate pillow in gingham is so pretty. Great job.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lots of pretty projects and your pillow is fabulous!

Joan Kawano said...

Oh my goodness, I do love your Christmas cuties! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who was stitching for the holidays already. I love your Dresden too!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Somehow I have missed some of your posts - your metro quilt is gorgeous. I love theses makes too, the snowman is really cute.

Julie in WA said...

Gingham in a Dresden plate...what a wonderful combo!

LJ said...

I love dresdens and your pillow dresden in gingham is totally wonderful!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Kristen! First of all, I must be living under a rock...I had to go online and look at a YouTube video about needle punching because I didn't have a clue what you made. Wow! That is a lot of work with a very sharp object ( I am thinking of potentially of stabbing myself...eek! ) anyway, it is totally cute and now I am well educated :) obviously, you love handwork, because your embroidery is just lovely and the paper piecing on that Dresden plate pillow is just wow! Well done!

Laney said...

Your dresden pillow is so colorful and sweet!

Jane's Quilting said...

What beautiful needlework you do. I am jealous! Great projects.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Cute Christmas projects and I love your gingham pillow, beautiful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kristen I love every one of these projects! The snowman is adorable and made me want one.....the embroidery, well I love embroidery so much but took it a step beyond. The addition of french knots was brilliant and to put it on a stable shape board was so perfect. And of course, who doesn't love gingham. :) blessings, marlene

gpc said...

Adorable snowman! Love the embroidery and pillow, too!

Cindy said...

You are set for Christmas with two new projects. They are beautiful!

madebymeinred said...

What a keen idea making your sweet embroidery project shaped so perfectly. That's a wonderful touch. It's just darling. But I love embroidery and respect the time invested. Love the pillow with all the colors.

Mara said...

Great Christmas projects finished and your gingham pillow makes me happy just looking at it.

Judy said...

Kristen, your projects are lovely and even if you did them in summer for x-mas, at least, you have something done for the end of the year... and I started my x-mas quilt as well some weeks ago, good planning is very important, LOL!
I never tried punching, is is difficult to learn?

Susie Q said...

Hi I love your Christmas projects and so in time. Hugs, Susie x

Rhonda R said...

I love all your projects and couldn't even pick a favorite. The Dresden pillow is perfect with the gingham.

Janarama said...

Your stitchery is fabulous and your gingham dresden pillow is so very colorful and very pretty.

Brandy Pettit said...

I *heart* your projects, they make me smile! Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy

Linda J said...

You are a pro at the needlework, Kristen. I think my fav is the stitchery piece. The gingham Dresden Plate is very pretty!

Theresa said...

Love your snowman and stitchery. Just lovely. Cute dresden pillow too.

Amy said...

They are all just lovely! That snowman is too cute.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love your punch needle snowman and that pillow is so pretty!

Suze said...

Wow! The punch work snowman is amazing! Then the embroidery is over the moon. All those French knots are wonderful and take patience, patience, patience. Your Dresden pillow will brighten the room anytime. You've had a busy summer with your other projects. Thanks for participating in the hop and sharing your amazing projects.

Karen Thurn said...

Very cute pillow. I've never seen punch needle before.

Quilt n Queen said...

Kristen...of course I love your embroidery and your snowman...sweet!! I have not done any needle punch...makes me want to give it a try. Your gingham dresden pillow...so bright and cheery, perfect for summer!! Thanks for sharing your summer sewing...a treat indeed!!