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.

June 03, 2013

My Favorite Things Stitching Basket from With My Needle Designs completed

A Lovely Ellen Chester design. Will be my Favorite Stitching basket!


I sewed the lining as one whole piece so I could take in and out

I took the padding and sewed it to the liner

Pocket attachment

Pincushion completed

Verse insert

Insert with stitched Verse

Padding for inside bottom piece

padded piece for inside bottom

Inside Bottom

Stitched bottom piece I used to cover the padding piece.

Scissor fob and Waxer case and Needlecase



Needlebook finishing

Needlebook stitched piece

I ironed light wt interfacing over the stitching area.

Warm and Natural used for the padding

Needlebook stitched


June 02, 2013

My Favorite Things Stitching Basket Needlebook completed

I added a crochet button and loop for closure
back side

I fused a small piece of Warm & Natural over the back side of the stitched part to hide the rough.
I sewed lining over the back of the right stitched side.

stitch down the center

A Needles Prayse Treasured Friends

This Darlene O'Steen sampler was stitched by a dear friend Beverly Hamer, who passed away on Feb. 4, 2013. She had the most wonderful cross stitch shop in Nashville called Cross Stitch Corner. It was inviting and cozy and I spent many hours there browsing and chatting. I was lucky enough to acquire this sampler upon the shops closing this year. It will be a wonderful reminder of such a beautiful person and the  beautiful stitching she had done.

Blackbird Designs Tiny Basket from The Gift is Small