December 08, 2013

Sampler Guild Holiday gathering

Got these adorable things today. The floss keeps we made. The little book and Adam and Eve needlebook my friend Susan gave me. And the others were prizes.

December 06, 2013

Amy Mitten Tudor Rose Sampler Band Two Ch 3

Chapter the Third and Seventh

Chapter the 3rd
detached buttonhole stitches, tent stitch, chain stitch



Chapter the 7th

November 16, 2013

Crowning the Tree by Blackbird Designs

Finished stocking I'm going to use in an ornament exchange.

October 16, 2013

WIP Jenny Bean Halloween...need tip on thread sorting

I'm going to stitch this wonderful sampler.

Its a great piece not just for Halloween.


Here's my fabric and threads.

The threads on the left I had no problem with.

Nightmare, Dried Blood, and Sarcophagus were pretty easy to tell.


These were the ones I can't figure out.

They are: Coffin Lid, Witch's Wort, Swamp Water,

Zombie Flesh and Burial Ground

yet they all look so much alike.


October 04, 2013

Finished A Multiplication Table Examplar by With My Needle.

I coffee dyed the fabric and stitched over one on 28 ct linen using GAST threads.

August 16, 2013

Link to Berlin Woolwork sampler

August 15, 2013

Berlin Woolwork Pt 2 motif 12

Part 2 motif 12

Our new house

I normally only post my needlework here but I'm so excited about the new house were having built. We get the keys Aug 30.

July 28, 2013

Reframed Love by Cross n Patch

I stitched this years ago and the old frame broke I finally got it reframed 

July 16, 2013

Finished Amy Mittens -With the Same MO- victim # 7

This was a perfect piece for me. I have a passion for Queen Stitches. 

July 10, 2013

Scarlett Letter SAL project: Ann Kirby progress

I stitched the eyelet border top and sides to establish my boundary. I found it easier to count then the vine.  I changed the colour of the berries to the darker shade of pink since the Ivory didn’t show up well.

I still used the Ivory for the name part even tho' it doesn't show up well.

I will finish the year when I finish the sampler. Hopefully it will be in this decade.

June 15, 2013

This was the 2nd project. A Pinberry.

I changed the colour of  the pattern to match the wool. 

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers retreat project #1

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers was at our Sampler Guild retreat last Sat and brought us some wonderful pieces to make. This was one if them. Isn't it wonderful

June 08, 2013

Sampler Guild Retreat

Me and Paulette Stewart from Plum Street Samplers who brought us some wonderful designs I'll be stitching soon! Had a wonderful day stitching eating and chatting.  

June 05, 2013

Class with Ellen Chester from With My Needle Designs

Two wonderful days we had. A wonderful person as well as a great teacher. If you ever get the chance, do take one of her classes. You will not regret it!

I took the Needleworker's Sampler Huswife class. I just love how she assembles her kits. She has everything you need in them plus has these cute hornbook thread holders all labeled and strung in advance for you. I am about half way thru mine and it is a pleasure to stitch. I can't decide if I am going to frame it or make it into the huswife. Guess I'll come to that conclusion upon completion.