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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Stitcheries

Wow! I could get used to only posting just a few pics, as opposed to the 50 million I usually do, LOL!! This will be another quickie, so be prepared...HA!

Here's just a few things I've been working on lately...now remember, these are a bit more darker tea-dyed than what it shows here, cuz of my wonderful flash again... these are adapted from a Chestnut Junction pattern. I added a little bit of lace to this one and some buttons.
A little birdie w/X's and O's around the bottom. I used an old piece of Debbie Mumm fabric on the bottom to give it a little more color. Sorry it looks a bit washed out.
Here is a cross stitch from the very talented Christine of Preferably Prim, which she designed herself and gave out as a freebie. I loved the way it turned out. I used 18 ct. linen, worked over two threads and # 8 pearl cotton for the thread and if you look closely, I used 2 ivory heart buttons, which don't show up too well in this pic, but thought it needed something on both sides to even it out.

Thanks again Christine, you did a wonderful job designing this one!

And to keep w/the Valentine theme, I recently made this Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake. It was a little sweet for hubby's and my tastes, but oldest son loved it! But then again, he'll eat almost anything. LOL I found the recipe over at Mommy's Kitchen on my sidebar.

Well, I'll be back w/a few more Val. things to show ya real soon. I've got a candle mat I designed and a few more stitchy things that are almost finished to share w/you, so don't forget to come back and check them out.

Here's your quote for today: "Happiness is.....opening the door to see the smiling face of an old friend."

**P.S. Just a reminder ~ don't forget to contact me if you want to be included in my RAK's this yr. The info is on the previous post. I've already sent out a couple of things and I plan to send out several more, plus a give~away coming up soon!



Myra said...

All of these are such sweet finishes. I really like the heart buttons.

Sheila said...

Very cute there Ms. Tanya! I've been working on a few stitchy's myself-you know, that keep your hands busy work while watching tv with the hub!
Have a great week~

Catherine said...

Very cute things! And that cake - yummy!!
Thanks for the link to the freebie!

Country Prims said...

Lovely work again Tanya!

Christine's pattern turned out lovely-love how you finished it off.

That dessert sounds yummy-don't think I have ever come upon anything too sweet!lol!

Have a great week,

Shazy x

Christine said...

Beautiful work once again, Tanya! I love the fabrics you used!
And thanks so much for the sweet comments on my freebie - it looks great with the buttons! Do you mind if I use your pic of it on my blog?

Carol said...

I'm still eyeing that gorgeous coffee cake of yours, Tanya! Yummmm....

And each of your little pillows is so cute--wonderful work :)

Becky said...

Very nice work on all. That coffee cake looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow

Angie Berry said...

Cute little pillows Tanya! I love Christine's design! It is so simple, yet so neat. I printed it out twice but it was too distorted so I'm gonna have to have my tech guy (hubby) figure it out for me, hehe. I love the way you added the buttons, fabric, and lace to it. Very cute!

Yum! The sour cream cherry coffee cake looks delish! I'm gonna have to find that recipe.

Stay warm and cozy~

Elaine said...

Tanya all your pillows are just gorgeous! I love the lace edging on them. Look forward to seeing your Vals stuff. Happy Stitching!

Prim n Raggedy said...

Your Valentine pillows are beautiful Tanya and I love the fabrics you have used! Just spotted your Valentine Ginger as well...she's adorable (I just love any Gingers!) and I think you may have inspired me to make up seasonal gingers, when I'm back to full working action again! Have a lovely weekend x