Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Its a mad house around here! In spite of that I manages to get some stitching in this past weekend. Made two snowflake biscornu. Even got them sewed into a finish.

Some of the pattern is parts of a freebie that was too big for a biscornu. Altered parts of pattern to fit what I needed and designed the small snow flakes to fill in the gaps. Used Kreinik metallic for the cross stitch.
Hope everyone is getting their holiday stitching done!
happy stitching

Monday, October 14, 2013


Happy october! Hope everyone is well! Most of the stitching I have done was at the end of september. Our new grand daughter decided to make an early entrance! So it was a 1000 mile drive to see her.
Before I left for my long drive I saw these on a magazine cover. Bought some artificial pumpkins, cut some felt eyes, nosees, ears and voila! Pumpkin kitties!
Here are the projects I have been working on. Finished my page goals on this one.
 This is the precious moments butterfly fairy that is to be Penny's birth announcement which will have to be a christmas gift.
 One of Brooke's Books angels on 14 count perforated plastic canvas.
 And this... My TUSAL. I faithfully add my thread scraps and then forget to take pictures. Many pretty threads!
 My trip to TN had 2 highlights. One was seeing the kids and meeting our new grand daughter. I got to play grandma and had great fun! Please meet Penny Rose!
We also had a day at the park! Lily showed no fear and climbed the steps to the slide.
Another highlight was meeting designer Brooke Nolan of Brooke's Books. We met at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Was wonderful meeting Brooke for lunch. In fact we spent the whole afternoon talking, laughing and having a great time. Brooke is so involved with her designing and it was fun to see her eyes light up when speaking about new patterns and great ideas for additions to her new lines. Thank you so much for lunch and an all too short of a visit. Think we could have talked for days.  I hope to be able to meet again.
Brooke has a number of downloadable charts,  on craftsy, for a very reasonable price. One is the Little Woman stitch a story line. Here is the link if you are interested!
Brooke Nolan's Pattern Store on Craftsy | Support Inspiration. Buy Indie.
I had a great time in TN. But, it was good to get home, clean house and get back to my daily routine. Thank you for stopping by and happy stitching!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October YOTA, not....

This has not been a good month for my SAL  's... Many unusual things have diverted my stitching time. Nothing done on Joan Elliott's Wizard. The one bright spot, this month, is a new grand daughter. Lily has a new sister.  I am visiting with the kids and, as all grandmas think, the cutest grand baby on the planet!
Hope to get caught up with all my SAL' s next month.
Hope you are getting more stitching done than I am!