May 09, 2015

Shepherds Bush Peace and Plenty

The beautiful Shepherds Bush pincushion I got at the guild party today!!! 

March 05, 2015

My WIP Elizabeth Bechtel by Margaret Hogue-The Essamplaire . Top

Last Sept. Kathy Lesieur came to your Sampler Guild meeting and gave a lecture on Pennsylvania Dutch Samplers. I fell in love with the clox design and the colours. The story of  Sarah Boone travels and teachings intrigued me and I knew I just had to have a couple in my collection. This one I got from The Essamplaire The other I got was a Sarah Boone sampler.
 The reproduction designer Margriet Hogue of  The Essamplaire will be coming to our guild in April and I hope I have alot of this completed by then.

This was a sampler taught by Sarah Boone to Elizabeth.

Bands 1-3


Close up of strawberries 

Close up of a few clox

February 10, 2015

Dishtowel Angel

I found a poem online and glues the back to the pot holder for security

accordian fold pot holder and tie appx. 18 inches of ribbon around it and knot.

accordian fold dish towel and center over center of pot holder and tie ribbon over it.

accordian fold dish towel

fold in half and center over ribbon and tie

fold dishtowel arms to front and sew or hot glue down

Thanks to Bella Crochet for this lovely pattern

                                                    Beautiful Free Irish Blessings Doily Pattern

December 25, 2014

Denver Broncos crocheted hat

Free pattern here using Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in gators colours. 

December 24, 2014

Shepherds Bush Hark

From Just Crossstitch 2014 ornament issue. 

December 16, 2014

Plum Street samplers ornament

My ornament received at our guild exchange

December 10, 2014

NikyCreation Primitives Greetings.

from Dec 2014 Just Crossstitch magazine. I substituted the DMC with asst Weeks and GAST threads.

December 08, 2014

Nikycreations finishes

Noel. A ornament designed for the Sampler Guild of the Rockies. 

Angel Kit

Faith. Just Crossstitch magazine ornament issue 2014
Substituted colours: 
Weeks Pelican Grey
GAST Gingersnap
Weeks Peach
GAST Cinnamon
Weeks Tin Roof
GAST Cranberry

With Thy Needle and Thread A Winters Skate

December 07, 2014

Ornament received. Cherished Stitches

From Meari. 

Strawberry and Pineapple Christmas Welcome

Olde Colonial Designs  in Just Crossstitch 2014 ornament issue. 


November 28, 2014

November 21, 2014

Jacks Bash WIP

Thought I was about finished when I realized my wording is off. Time to start ripping ugh

October 11, 2014

Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler by Shakespeare Peddler

A fun stitch but I had a time sorting the threads that came with the kit. They were special limited threads by GAST and no names were on them. The colours were really close on a few so I just winged it by what I thought looked good.

Pay close attention to the number 8 symbol and the letter B

A Theresa Venette Design

September 08, 2014

1837 Crown Sampler by Plum Street Designs

A wonderful sampler by Paulette Stewart.

Stitched on 32 ct Vintage Examplar. I used the Weeks threads called for. The original had alot of errors and Paulette left them in the design. I left some, some my OCD kicked in.

August 26, 2014

Tea at Jane Austin house in Bath UK

or stitch

My daughter Katrina and I enjoying lunch.