Monthly Archives: January 2009

SpiraLbre – Second version

As it says in the song ‘Oops I did it again’
I love this design so much that I just had to stitch it again. And I am quite sure I will do it at least one more time. It is definitely a favorite. And I seem to have inspired some of you to stitch it too! Now that is great! Can’t wait to see all your versions :o)

Pattern: SpriaLbre freebie (link in previous post)
Fabric: 32ct Gray Linen from my stash
Thread: DMC variations 4045

Now I am going to do some secret stitching, some finishing, some SAL stitching and other things. Hopefully I can share at least some of it soon.

We are going into a very busy season at work. Trying to finish the books on last year. So that means I will be working even harder then usually, and some Saturdays also. So there will not be as much time for stitching in the near future.


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SpiraLbre freebie – FINISH!

Low and behold. My first finish for the year.
I found this gorgeous freebie on Monday and promptly printed it out and started it yesterday. I have been staying home both yesterday and today with Sumarrós since she has had a fever and a bad cough. She is getting better though so she will probably be going to school tomorrow. So I have been using the time stitching and watching old Tom & Jerry cartoons with her.

Spiral Lbre
Pattern: SpiraLbre freebie found here
Fabric: 32ct Grey Linen from my stash
Thread: Needle Necessities #103

I love this so much that I am going to stitch another one in a different color. I am thinking about using the same fabric but a different thread. But who knows what I will do. I am going to go browsing my fabric stash and see what jumps out at me, begging to be stitched on.

Thanks for all your visits and wonderful comments! They mean a lot to me!


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Another weekend away.

A part of my stitching group went away last weekend to the same cabin that we have been to twice before. As always, it was great to get away in good company and have good food and do a bunch of stitching! Sleep late, eat candy and have a little wine. Top of the world. Guðbjörg made great soup on Friday night for dinner, and I made great lasagne on Saturday night. We bought cheesecake for desert, but we forgot to eat it! LOL! All of my pictures can be viewed here.

I spent most of the weekend working on Flea Market Souvenir Sampler by Blackbird Designs. I had done a little stitching on it before I left, but had hardly had the time to do much stitching in the past few weeks. But this is how my project looks like today after the weekend. I am doing this as a SAL with Rósa and the wonderful Anna Stitch Bitch.

Flea Market Souvenir Sampler
Flea Market Souvenir – Blackbird designs
Threads: GAST & WDW as recommended
Fabric: R&R 30ct La Crosse Blend and Kansas City Blend

I have also finished the knitting of the neck warmer and just need to finish off the ends and do the crochet part. I am going do do it a little different from the pattern though. I always have to change things to my liking.

I also started a HAED project! HELP! LOL! It is all Rósa’s fault. She showed me a pattern and then my daughter Sumarrós saw it and she kept begging me to stitch it for her and I ended up saying yes. You can see a picture of what I have done here.

My new WIP
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 28ct Rose Lugana

Well. I have company so I am going to go and stitch some more on my Flea Market Souvenir.

One more thing. While driving to the cabin, we passed this house. It reminded me so much of the houses in the LHN charts that I just had to drive up to it and snap a picture of it! It is now officially my dream house!



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Something old and beautiful – lots of photos

I meant to blog ages ago! Things got crazy, busy, fun and all kinds of other things since my last post but know that I am happy and stitching! I can’t really show anything yet, but soon I can post pictures. I have also been knitting on my neck warmer that I linked to in my previous post. I only have about 12 rounds to go and then the crocheting and then it will be done! It looks great, and it is much easier than I thought it would be. I even have my next knitting project picked out! More on that later.

The title of this post is ‘Something old and beautiful’. Well, today at my lunch break, me and some co-workers went to a thrift store where you can buy almost anything. I found a tin that I wanted to get (I want to do more tin finishing and this was a nice size tin) so I went to pay for it. When I was paying for my tin my eye wandered to the side of the table and there it was! An old Necchi sewing machine that was just shouting my name! It was C H E A P so off course it came home with me!
It doesn’t work or anything, but it is just so beautiful! I have always wanted an old sewing machine like that, just for decoration. And now it is sitting on top of my stash cabinet and I can’t stop looking at it. I just adore it!








As you can see from the pictures it is worn and not in the best of conditions, but I still just adore it. I think it has so much character! Now. If anyone has any tips on how to clean it and make it shiny again, I am all ears! I was wondering if it would be OK to use car wax on it to make it shine again? But off course I would have to get it clean first! So, any tips out there?


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Two new starts!

I hope you are all enjoying the new year. And thank you for the wonderful comments on my last posts! I am very happy about my finishes! I went through some of the unfinished ones yesterday and thought about ways of possible finishing. At least I have some ideas now for some of them, now to just find the time.

I have been discussing the option of a ‘Finishing Weekend’ in my Icelandic stitching group. The idea is that each person brings a finished stitching project and all the supplies needed to do the finishing on it that she has in mind (I will send them a list of what they need for each kind of finishing, at least the basics). And they come here and get the help they need to get their project finished. Off course I do not know every finishing technique in the book, but with the help of the internet and the blogging world I have gotten some great ideas and help in doing my own finishing lately. There are quite a few members in my stitch group that are excited about this idea and so am I so now I just need to find the perfect time for it. This would also inspire me to do some finishing on my own projects. I am thinking about having an open house for a whole weekend so people can just show up whenever and stay for as long as they want. I can even house about 2-3 people if someone is coming from far away and want to have the option of spending the night 🙂

Well. This post was supposed to be about my two new starts, got a little side tracked there! Since I finished two projects I decided to start two new projects. These were both projects that I didn’t need to buy anything for and I had everything in my stash so all is good.

Trousse aux Fleurs Bleues
Design: Trousee aux Fleurs Bleues by C’mon Monde
Fabric: 32ct Off white linen from my stash
Threads: DMC

Come Tarry
Design: Come Tarry by Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric: 32ct Dark Espresso Linen
Threads: Threadgatherer, Soie D’Alger and Gloriana Silk

I am thinking about going to a knitting store today because I want to buy some yarn for this project. I haven’t knitted in a LONG time and I miss it. I often get the urge to knit something in January/February and I love this project. It is so me!


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Happy New Year – Gleðilegt ár

I hope you are all leaving the old year with joy in your heart, ready to embrace the new year. I have a good feeling about 2009, I like odd numbers 🙂

I wanted to make a list of what I finished in 2008. It is listed as design – designer – how finished. Unfinished means I haven’t done the finishing for the piece yet.

2008 Finished by Linda LitlaSkvís

Spring Keep – The Drawn Thread (finished as a scissor fob)
Wildflower Hearts – Indigo Rose (finished as a scissor case)
Four Little Hearts (pink) – Indigo Rose (finished as a biscornu)
Four Little Hearts (blue) – Indigo Rose (finished as a biscornu)
All You Need Is Love – The Drawn Thread (finished as a tin)
Pearl Drops – Judy Dixon ( finished as a biscornu)
Freebie from My Aunts Attic (finished as a biscornu)
Curly Q Ewe – Little House Needleworks (finished as a pillow)
Freebie from My Aunts Attic (finished as a biscornu)
Eeyore as a bib on a pre-finished teddy bear
Barbapapa on a shirt for myself
Schoolgirl Lessons – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Buzzz – Bent Creek (finished as a pinkeep)
Bee – freebie from Kissy Cross (finished as a biscornu)
Spring Spell – Just Nan (finished in a Whimzi frame)
Faith – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Stitcher Hornbook – A Mon Amie Pierre (finished as a pinkeep)
Stitcher’s Roll – Shepherd’s Bush (unfinished)
Nature’s Beauty – Little House Needleworks
Freebie from My Aunts Attic (finished as a pinkeep)
Night and Day – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Wool Needlebook (small poriton) – Little House Needleworks (finished as a mattress pincushion and a scissor fob)
Freebie from here (finished as a scissor case and fob)
The Rain Fell – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Strawberry Emery – Anita Diamond (finished as an emery)
Friendship Grows – Lizzie*Kate (finished as a floss ring tag)
Sweet Biscornu – Periphaeria Designs (finished as a biscornu)
Little House Neighborhood – Little House Needleworks (framed)
Ladybugs and Bumblebees – Country Cottage Needleworks (unfinished)
Halloween Exchange for Amanda – Pinkeep and a Floss Ring Tag
Alphabet Tree – Blue Ribbon Designs (finished as a mattress pincushion)
Folk Heart Needle Roll – Shepherd’s Bush (unfinished)
Mini Cottages Four – Michael Powell (unfinished)
Pink Ribbon freebie – Romy (finished as a biscornu)
Quilting – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Gardening – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Reading – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)
Holly Berries – Cherished Stitches (finished as a biscornu ornament)
Snow – Barbara Ana (finished as an ornament)
Sapin d’Elisa – Elisa (unfinished)
Baking – Little House Needleworks (unfinished)

Looking back on this list, I am happy to see how many pieces I have actually done the finishing on. I didn’t realise this until now when I sat down and made the time to make this list. So I am quite happy with last years stitching, even though the last 2 months or so have been rather slow in the stitching department.

As for goals for 2009, there are few.

  1. Stay on the wagon!
  2. Stitch form my stash!
  3. Do more finishing!
  4. Start a HEAD piece!
  5. Do one ornament each month!

I think that’s it. I am also going to be a little selfish when it comes to my stitching. I am going to take part in some exchanges, do some random draws on my blog, send out some goodies to stitching friends and stuff, but on the whole I want to make the year 2009 a little more about me 🙂

Last but not least. Thank you all for visithing, for your sweet comments, support, e-mails, gifts, cards etc. Your friendship means so much to me! Thank you, from the botton of my heart!


Sumarrós on New Years EveSumarrós on New Years Eve 2008



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