Sunday, June 24, 2018

Arithmetic Book


Introducing Arithmetic Book - a brand new design!  It is actually three designs in one.  I loved the bird so much, I just had to keep using it!

And, I'm sorry to say, there is an error on the color list of the chart.  It seems the solid circle symbol is missing from the color list and is used in the Bird Cage model.  That color should be the same as the "-" (dash) symbol on the chart, which is Silk N Color's Captain's Sea Chest or DMC 451.

I try so hard to get it right, but sometimes I just blow it.  I'm very sorry for any inconvenience.

I just got home from the antique markets in Pennsylvania and am looking forward to making some jewelry this afternoon.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oh the Torture!


I found this sweet home in York in January.  While I've never pictured myself in a bungalo-style home, I was instantly intrigued with this house.  And when I walked inside, I was instantly sold!  It was recently renovated top to bottom and done oh so well.  Built in 1935, it is certainly one of the newest houses I've ever owned or even lived in.  


When I was born, my family lived in an 1800's Victorian farmhouse in Frederick County, Maryland.  When I married, my husband and I bought an 1800's Victorian farmhouse in Frederick County.  Which we renovated, top to bottom.  Fast forward to my second marriage when my husband and I bought an 1800's home in Carroll County, Maryland.  Which we renovated top to bottom.  When that house was finished, we bought a stone home in York, Pennsylvania.  Which we renovated top to bottom.  

And here I am buying a house in York, Pennsylvania.  And it's already renovated.  Completely.  One hundred percent!  YAY!!!!!!  

It's a very small house - only 1200 square feet.  But I'm just one girl, I no longer need a huge house.  It has a fenced in back yard for Bella.  (My poor, sweet, wonderful dog Rosie, passed away recently.  She was 13 years old and lived a wonderful life in many of the homes listed above.  She is sorely missed and will never be forgotten.)  Anyway....the house has two bedrooms and an office.  And the dining room will be my jewelry studio.  Being a 1935 house, it has some wonderful features that were common in those days....two built in china cupboards, arched doorways, wonderful window moldings, a tiny built in linen closet.  I couldn't resist.

The next steps involved setting up the loan and packing.  Packing I can do!  I'm very experienced at it!  The loan process is where the torture comes in.  The contract was written in January with a February 21st closing date.  Ha!  Here it is March 15th and I still haven't closed on the house.  I thought closing was going to happen while I was in Nashville for Market, so I got a Power of Attorney so Anne could go to closing for me.  That was a waste of time!  Then closing was supposed to be as soon as I returned from Market.  That didn't happen.  Finally it seemed that this Tuesday was going to be the day.  I purchased a refrigerator, washer and dryer and scheduled deliver for this morning.  I set up lots of help with moving.  I have covered Anne's house in boxes of my stuff.  And it didn't happen.  So, my fingers are crossed for this Friday, but realistically I know that it won't be until next week.  

My jewelry bench is all packed up, so no jewelry making for me.  Every book I own is all packed up, so no reading for me.  I'm determined not to spend money, so no shopping for me.  I am going nuts!!  Fortunately, I have my computers still and can post lengthy blog posts!  And I can design.  Yay!  I've been designing like a girl possessed. And that's a good thing!  My creativity is a bit weird from all the stress, but I've been working around that.  I have no idea where my boxes of linens and silk threads might be, so nothing will be stitched until after I move, but in the meantime, I will design.  And go nuts.

I'll keep you posted!
Have a great day everyone!



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Three More Goode Huswife Designs





Three more of Anne Brown's reprints have been added to her Etsy site today!

Check them out at:  www.goodehuswifedesigns.etsy.com

Happy Wednesday!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Nashville Market 2018 Preview of New Designs


Here are my new designs for Nashville.  I hope you like them!
Above is Garden Vegetables.


 And this is Strawberry Blossoms.

 This one is Pennsylvania Fraktur Heart.

 Above is Crow No. 5.

 This one is Miss Mary Hadley

 Above is Bearing Gifts

And this one is Courage Deer Heart.

All information has been sent out to shops today so that they may take pre-orders for Market.  Please contact your local needlework shop to order if you would like any of these charts.

Thank you!
Saturday, February 3, 2018

New Goode Huswife Designs Released!!

I am very happy to announce four more designs have been added to Anne Brown's Etsy Shop!

Above is The Pennsylvania Beehive Sampler.

This is 1798 Quaker


And "With My Needle."


Polly Mumford

We've got several more in the works which will be added very soon.

Here is the link:



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry, Merry!!


Wishing you all the most wonderful Christmas!


May your hearts be filled with happiness, joy, family and love.


Peace on Earth,


Goodwill to Men.

Friday, December 22, 2017

New (old) Designs Just Released from Anne Brown, The Goode Huswife!


We've just listed two more of Anne's design in her Etsy Shop!

The first one is Ida Mae Crow


And the second is Ira Ray Crow.

Here's the link:


Happy Holidays Everyone!

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