Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nordic Yuletide


I finished one of the Nordic Yuletide ornament

By Summer House Stitche Works

I'm stitching all the ornaments on 28ct Natural linen with silver from Fabric Flair with the champagne ice mill hill beads. I'm using the same linen for the back.

Here's an actual better picture of it and also my start on another one

I love everything about these and won't stop until I stitched them all.
There are 7 designs in the chart and two more in the 2014 JCS ornament and JCS preview issues.

Take care and be safe this holiday season

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Angels

Happy Friday!!

I finished stitching my Christmas Angels ornaments

by Birds of a Feather, not sure what the linen is, threads are GAST w/Kreinik metallic gold thread

I really wish it would snow, so I can start my shopping :(

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Garden

Happy holidays!!

I finished Christmas Garden, yay for me,

Blackbird Designs, stitched on 40ct. w/GAST threads
As you can see I stitched the alphabet instead of Christmas Garden. I most likely will leave it on the wall all year.

And here are a few WIP's I've been stitching on

Baby, Its Cold Outside

Turkey Troy

Nordic Yuletide, ornaments, set of 7 or 8

That's all for now...
I did finish Christmas Angels by Birds of a Feather, I will get that photo up, when I get home. I'm visiting my mom in the nursing home and taking her for lunch in the cafe.

Have a warm, safe and joyous holiday season from my family to yours

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I have a couple Halloween treats to share with you
I finished these the day before Halloween and forgot to share with you

The ghost are from this years JCS Halloween issue, stitched with DMC glow-in-the-dark thread and the Casting a Spell is by Homespun Elegance
And here are the backs..

So many was interested in this design, I'm sorry for not posting my start sooner then this

I love the Quaker tombstones

I did want to start this Mr. gobble Mustard Sewing Clamp kit by The Hearts Content

I'll save it for next year now, time is getting away from me

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Count Me Inspired #2

I'll show you the Count Me Inspired Retreat goodies

My wood collection from the last three years of my attendance, minus a couple I forgot.

I did the small exchange, I picked a Halloween package, of course, what else??!!

I forgot to take a pic of what I stitched, but here is the design, Summer Saltbox. I used a ribbon for the necklace

The end.
Have a great stitchy weekend

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