Thursday, December 30, 2010

TUSAL & Winter Box & Up for the Challenge

I'm posting from DH's computer because mine is still at the puter Dr. I was careless and acquired a scam program I couldn't get rid of so off he went to someone more qualified to cure him.

I've joined the TUSAL. I must find a new container as my last one is full, full, full. However I'll have a good start by January 4, 2011.

I've finished the top and sides of Winter Box but no pictures as my camera does not interface with DH's computer.

My other commitment for 2011 is " Up for the Challenge" I've picked my 15 UFO?WIP's to finish stitching for 2011. As follows:
  1. Lavender and Lace, Fairy Grandmother, designer: Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
  2. Victoria Sampler, Winter Box, designer: Thea Dueck
  3. Little House Needleworks, State fair, designer: Diane Williams
  4. Just a Thought, Mary Wigham 1790, Wardrobe, designer: Judy Odell
  5. With My Needle, Mrs. Waddelow’s Needlework Basket, designer: Ellen Chester
  6. Cross-Stitch & Needlework, Patriotic Angel Tote, designer: Joan Elliott
  7. The Stitching Parlor, Liberty Tin Sewing Box, designer: Clara L Blalock
  8. Little House Needleworks, Traveling Stitcher, designer: Diane Williams
  9. Raise the Roof Designs, Christmasland (5parts), designer: Theresa Venette
  10. The Prairie Schooler, Christmas Eve, designer: Pamela Byrd Smith.
  11. Lee Albrecht Designs, Beautiful Bag, designer: Lee Albrecht
  12. Portarrollos, designer: Mamen Carpacar.
  13. Brooke’s Books Publishing, Hannah The Happy, designer: Brooke Nolan
  14. Black Bird Designs, Wild Rose Journal, designer: Alma Allen
  15. Les grilles de Maryse, Stitcher’s Tray, Maryse

I hope everyone has a wondrous great New Years Eve and a Happy New Year.

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Happy Stitching


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Victoria Sampler Winter Box SAL

This is a new release by Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler has inspired a new Stitch-A-Long on her Yahoo Group.

It starts 11/26/2010 but the schedule is pretty lose.

It includes all the neat stitching tools.

More pictures are on the Victoria Sampler web site below

I started stitching on the way home from San Diego, CA. This is my progress so far, I've had a great time with the silks and will start the metallics and beads this weekend.

If you would like to join go over to the Victoria Sampler Yahoo Group and sign up.
I purchased my chart and supplies from Anita's Little Stitches.
Just a satisfied customer.
Happy Stitching
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Give Away at Lotetta's Stitching ** Last Day Last Day**

Oh! I almost missed it.. look at this great give away all my favorites, especially the PS Santa and a JCS 2005 Ornament issue I don't have.
Good Luck to me!!

Thanks Loretta for your generous give away.

Warm Stitching Hugs

Friday, September 10, 2010

TGIF & Giveaway @ So many quilts, so little time

I think I"m finally getting better!! At least I don't think I'd have to die to get better anymore. I hate the med.s thought. They make my diuretic act over time and I've had to go to de-cafe coffee (yuck) but I need to feel like I'm normal so pretend it's the real stuff.

Now you know I don't quilt but I do love to work with felt. So have a look at this!! It a give away over at So many quilts, so little time.

Isn't that the cutest thing you've seen for fall?? If I don't win it I'm going to ask for the pattern. It looks like WDW wool or close enough and I have all those zinc jar tops to use up it just might fit.

Thanks for visiting. Pleaseee leave a message !! I just love 'em.

Warm almost fall Hugs

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Give Away by Lee Albrecht

Look at these beautiful kits from a new too me designer, Lee Albrecht, in Brazil. This is just the best give away I have seen in a long time.
Here is the sign up site. While you are there go look at all her lovely designs. There is a Google Translate on her blog so it is easy to understand her posts.

Lee is a very gifted designer. I am stitching the free design on her blog and have just received the kit for her Beautiful Bag. Hope you enjoy her as much as I do.
Warm Hugs

Monday, August 9, 2010

Amazing needle work

Jeanine over at Italian Needlework Blog has posted the most beautiful needlework and needlelace. She has the link to "I merletti di Antonilla Cantelli" then go to the Gallerie to be amazed by the beautiful needlework.

Happy Stitching

Ann's Give Away

New Blogger Ann Noble is having a beautiful give away. Check out her blog at

The dead line is friday Aug 13th so hurry.
Be sure to check out her blovely scissor fobs.
Happy Stitching

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Biscornu for Gillie

Gillie posted that she has received her biscornu in the Please Pass the Biscornu exchange. I is a hardanger on I designed for her with petite blanket stitch, kloster blocks, Algerian eyelets, woven bars with picots and square filets done in light and dark peach on white.

Gillie was pleased with the biscornu and unfortunately I will be dropping out of the exchange group as I have to slow down on my stitching and do some Physical Therapy for my back.
Please leave a comment. I really like hearing from my readers.
Happy Friday

Mountmellick Lilly progress

I started the blanket stitching on one of the two lilies and soon found it will take longer than the cable stitching used to pad it. Wow I don't feel like I've made much progress. Not to say I'm getting bored this is still exciting that I'm finally making a project instead of just playing around.

Of course I'm still behind but that means I can go look at the real thing to make sure I'm doing it right.

I do have another project I will have to get back to. I took Options in Hardanger last year as a Group Correspondence Course (GCC) with my chapter of the EGA (Embroiders Guild of America).
It's an online chapter "Cyberstitchers" I didn't finish the course or submit the piece but this time I'm going to combine the two pieces and submit them together. So watch for this big, humongous Hardanger piece I'm be pulling out of my UFO some time soon.

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Happy Thursday & Mountmellick SAL

I have decided to stitch the table runner because I have the perfect place for it on a vintage library table in the living room (that we never use). The table sits in front of the picture window with some of my Precious Moments collection and a few mementos from my grandmother.

I have dabbled with Mountmellick embroidery for several years but have never had chance to make sure I was doing the stitches correctly. This is a really privilege to see them done by Yvette and follow along. She and her sister Prue authored Mountmellick Inspired by Nature..

I purchased it and a kit ….hmm I don’t remember how long ago but never started because I needed more than a book to get started. Now I’m really jazzed with a real SAL.

I received the purchased the design in PDF format, from Yvette on Tuesday, then traced the design and started the chain stitch padding for the lilies that night. I tried to take a picture for the whole project but there was too much shine off the material for it to come out.

Last night I finished the chain stitching and started the blanket stitching but no picture of it yet. Any way I realized at 5:30 am that I started the blanket stitch wrong on the second part of the leaf so I will have some fogging to do when I get home tonight. Oh well I seem to have acquired a resident frog from some where so I’m just learning to live with it.
Even if you don’t want to stitch the design sign up for the mails so you can watch the progress of this lovely project.

This weekend will be very again so I’ll be indoors stitching most of the time. A little time must be spent on balancing the check book this month. It’s Stitchaholics (cross stitch) Friday night and Sit ‘n Stitch at Fiber Circle (knitting) on Sunday afternoon, good stitching friends and lots of temptation at the Fiber Circle.

Please leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you.

Have a really good Thursday


Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm going to try again to be a blogger!

I have received three wonderful exchanges over the weekend and will post the pictures and info tonight. "Sorry I forgot to bring them to work with me". I've also sent my two Easter exchanged a little late but I'm have a problem with sciatica and it just saps my strength so I've not been able to do my finishing like I want.
Then there was the 3" to 4" of snow that was a surprise on Sunday morning. Dallas has not had more than an 1" at a time since I moved here 20 year ago. So this year has been amazing to me.
I'll get the picture posted to night.

I've added Debbie's Giveaway to the side bar so please go sign up. Well I thought I was going to add it but blogger doesn't like me right now so I'll try again late.