December 03, 2011

Shepherds Bush Santa and Bethlehem Christmas

Finished these two now waiting on the frames to arrive. I couldn't get them to scan completely but hopefully will get a better picture after its framed.

Nutcracker completed -A Stitchworks Design

I got the complete kit at Fancimats in Littleton. He stitched up really quick.
I finished this last year but never posted him on my blog. One of Stitchworks wonderful Stand ups

November 27, 2011

Louisa F Pesel Historical Designs for Embroidery: Linen and Cross Stitch

Louisa F Pesel Historical Designs for Embroidery: Linen and Cross Stitch

I manged to find a Issue 1 to add to my collection. The one in front is a newer version good for working with.   Several of Pesel's "notebooks" are here brought together in a single volume. It consists of hundreds of embroidery patterns and motifs charted from historical samplers and other articles and annotated to aid the embroiderer. The main chapters are: double-running or backstitch; cross-stitch; canvas embroidery; leaves from an embroidery notebook. Louisa Pesel was a well-known embroiderer and designer who died in 1947. She was the author of several embroidery books, many published by Batsford   


This is the inside of the cover and back of the cover. The designs inside are like this. Just pages of wonderful bands and charts.


November 23, 2011

November 05, 2011

Margaret Cottam Sampler from Clitheroe Lancashire England

I was so excited when this sampler was announced. Even more when Pt 1 arrived!
My husbands family was from Clitheroe before moving to Accrington. The pictures below are from our visit of the town & the Clitheroe Castle before they moved. When we return in July I plan to go back and see it again.

October 16, 2011

Ornament for Exchange

From the Just Cross Stitch Ornament preview issue 2011.

October 08, 2011

Finished Margaret Matthews Sampler

Margaret Matthews sampler by Sheepish Designs from Sampler and Antique Needlework Summer 2000

Halloween Tall Bird

Halloween Fairy

Started this last October so was easy to finish this Oct.

October 05, 2011

October 02, 2011

With Thy Needle & Thread Pumpkin Patch

A quick but cute design. Stitched it up in a weekend. I used a real pumpkin stem like my last stitched pumpkin.

September 28, 2011

September 24, 2011

Updated Sale Blog

I updated my Sale Blog. Hope to add more soon so be sure to follow.

September 05, 2011

Margaret Matthews in progress

Finally got a chance to pick
this back up after trying go get the last 3 samplers completed before Sept. All the border and saying is finished. The rest should come easy.

August 20, 2011

The Sampler Lady by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

One of the year long projects of the Sampler Guild of the Rockies. I loved stitching this and was pleased how quickly it stitched up.

Toni Gerdes Orchid Needlepoint

Janet in my Sampler Guild group gave me the privilege of helping her finish this lovely design. I almost forgot how much fun needlepoint can be.

August 02, 2011

Lap tray

Found this wonderful computer laptray at Costco for under $12. My chart sits on it and has padded pillowy bottom. The padded front ridge holds my pencil and serves as a pin cushion also. A great addition to my sewing "tools".

Birds of A Feather Mystery sampler finished

Just loved stitching this. The fabric and colours were wonderful.