Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Count Me Inspired


This post is all about the Count Me Inspired Retreat held this past weekend in Shipshewana, Indiana

Cathy set up shop

Big room with lots of lighting,

Hi Barb, this was my table with some very lovely ladies, it's always so nice to see them all again

My purchase... The Threads, apple cider and shaker white are for the ornaments from Summer House, Nordic Yuletide. I love the frame for Last Stitch Cemetery.
I plan not to stitch the border or the bottom portion of The Ghoultide Welcome, I love that scene.

The next purchase shown is from House of Stitches in La Porte, Indiana on the way to the retreat, always a must stop

The linen is tarnished silver, its for Halloween Resurrection by Lone Elm Lane and will fit in a 8" round shaker box. And a few threads that I needed and kitted already.

That reminds me.... We stop at a couple antique/ junk store down the road every year. I found these.... an 8" box for 1/2 off at 6.00.

I know the square box isn't too charming, right now, but it will be. For 4.00 I can recycle that in no time

Oh! And these scissors were 2.00

I stitched a little here and a little there on these three things

Christmas Angels by Birds of a Feather, Casting a Spell by Homespun Elegance and finished Things That Go Bump in the Night by Angel Stitchin, found in the 2014 JCS Halloween issue. I stitched it with the DMC glow in the dark thread, spoooooky!!! I'll most likely make it into a flat fold easel.

Ugh! Since I had a really long pictureful post and lost some, I will have a part two with what we received and my exchange piece and whatever I forgot in this post.

Be back soon....

Monday, October 13, 2014


This last weekend, Anna, Lois and I made a trek to St. Charles, Mo. for the Celebrations of Needlework. This was our third year attending

My purchases... I bought most of it at The Inspired Needle and The Silver Needle and then some

I take the Round Robin classes every year, but this year only 1 session. Here are the four kits I received.

I started Quaker Gone Spooky, when I got home, so I need to take a snap tonight, to show my start progress, I can't put it down. I'm stitching it on 36ct flagstone linen with recommended silks

It's such a joy to talk and meet, old and new stitchers and the shop owners

In a couple weeks I go to The Inspired Retreat in Shipshewana, In. I can't wait

Happy haunting stitching!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thine is the Trick...

Happy Friday!!

I have a finish..

This one is by Prairie Moon

"Thine is the Trick and the Treat"
Stitched on 32ct Eek linen with black silk

Have a great stitchy-filled weekend

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's all spooky

Happy Fall ya all,

I have two fast finishes I finished today/tonight. I believe both kits were from the round robin class at St. Charles, Missouri, Celebrations of Needlework last year or possibly the year before.

The first up is a Rosewood Manor design kit " Crows Feet Quilt Block"

I love it, when everything is kitted up

Next is...
Just Another Button Company, pumpkin pincushion kit, again everything to finish it

Is anyone going this year to Celebrations in St. Charles?
I will be there again this year

Barb commented on my last post about my Halloween stuff, well here you go,

That's just some of it, lol

Good night!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Happy day!!

I finished Fancey Blackett~Shoo!

By Pineberry Lane
Stitched on 35ct linen w/WDW and GA

Off to finish another bigger spooky WIP
Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boo! Jack o Lantern Watch

Not exactly boo! I exchanged the words for autumn

Time For Halloween by With Thy Needle & Thread
Stitched on 40ct w/ GA threads
This one I used matching chenille for the necklace.

To find out where and what to purchase, look in my previous post.

The cat design is Oct 31 - Black Cat Watch 
I love these, they are super quick to make and perfect for gift giving.
You can use your own design for personal pleasure, as well
Now to stitch the witch, then the saltbox

Happy stitching!!!!
P.S. Thanks for the wonderful comments and visits
I'm so excited I have just over 500 followers, yipeeee
Tata for now

Monday, September 15, 2014

Time for Halloween

Happy Monday,

I finished another stitch and put it together as a necklace

Time for Halloween by With Thy Needle & Thread

You can buy the Jim Holtz idea-ology pocket watches at Michaels, hobby lobby or your local needle shop, not sure where else. I didn't buy a chain, I used cheap black ribbon, I think it looks better. You can use any color, you can even change out the color to suit your blouse, ect. to match. Also make them any length you want. The designer has other ones to stitch too, so you could change out the stitchy design and change the ribbon to the season
Now off to make the other two, what fun and it doesnt take long at all, it's a fast happy dance

Happy stitching!!
Happy fall!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Away We Ride

It's done

Away We Ride by Blackbird Designs
Stitched on 30ct cocoa linen with over dyed threads

Check out Barbs, the wicked stitcher,  http://primpair.blogspot.com/2014/09/two-finishes.html
She finished hers too
Thanks for the fun ,Barb, so what's the next SAL, lol 

Good night!!