Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a wonder Easter!  May your day be filled with family, friends, love and happiness!

And, to entertain you a bit this morning, here are a few jewelry photos!

The charts for Mary Cotton are ready!!  I'll be picking them up from the printer tomorrow and listing them in my Etsy shop too.  Yay!

Happy Day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mary Cotton

Here's Mary!

And here are her vital statistics:

Stitch Count:  213 wide by 195 high
Linen:  40-Count Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens
Frame:  Valley House Primitives
Needlepoint Silk:  132 142 187 202 204 206 252 304 513 543 568 587 673 692 712 714 715 742 751 861 924 925 932 961 993

I'll be take the charts to the printer's tomorrow and should have them back either late this week or early next week.  I'll let you know!
Monday, April 14, 2014

Magnolia Tree

In my unattractive backyard, I have a magnolia tree.

It's the yard's saving grace.

It peaked yesterday and today it's raining pink petals!

We're supposed to have rain and high winds tonight and tomorrow, so I would imagine the tree will be naked very soon.  And I'll be raking pink petals!  

An update on Mary Cotton tomorrow!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Preview

I've got a new design coming soon....

 It's called Mary Cotton.

This is Mary.

And this is her beau.

He's bringing her a gift!

She's bringing one for him too, but I'm going to make you wait to see what it is!

Lots of flora...

and birds.  I would guess by now you all know how I feel about birds!

There is the occasional wild animal as well!

Lots to see, lots to stitch, a fun project!!

Should be available in a couple of weeks.  Yay!

My heartfelt and enormous thanks to Beth Wiksen for stitching the model.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Charts are Ready!!!

The charts for Pennsylvania Fraktur are ready!  YAY!!  I'll be loading them in my Etsy Shop in just a few minutes.  They will be sent to my distributors in a couple weeks.

It occurred to me that I haven't been sharing many jewelry photos recently (and I'm SURE you really missed them - ha!), and I didn't want you to think I haven't been making jewelry, so here are a few photos of my most recent projects.

I've definitely been on an earring kick which is very unusual for me.  My ears aren't pierced, so it's kind of hard for me to get really excited about them.

If you'd like to see more photos of any of these pieces, please go here!

I'm off to put my newest charts on Etsy.  Have a good one!
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Fraktur in Needle & Thread

New design coming soon!  

Pennsylvania Fraktur
in Needle & Thread

Just took the paperwork to the printer's today and will have the charts back next week.

My thanks to Carol Sims for her help with this design.  Not only did she stitch the model, but she gave me designing advice as well.  I can't imagine what I'd do without Carol!

The model was stitched on 40-Count Butter Cream from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Silks in 993, 902, 243, 693, 721, 911, 772 and 967.  A conversion to DMC is provided.

The incredibly beautiful frame was made by Valley House Primitives. 
Saturday, March 22, 2014






affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood.
causing melancholy or sadness; saddening: a melancholy occasion.
soberly thoughtful; pensive.
I love the word melancholy.  It's almost musical.  
Today is a melancholy day.  I feel soberly thoughtful and pensive (see #3 above).  It's not horrible, it's just melancholy.  Today I said goodbye to an old place, an old way of life, old friends, old memories. Saying goodbye can be hard.


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