At the end of 2016 I was asked if I would be interested in doing some model stitching for my newly reopened LNS, The Stitch Niche. The new owners are working hard to get some new models up in the shop, which I thought was a wonderful idea. They asked me to stitch on of Paulette’s (Plum Street Samplers) new designs, Mermaid Fraktur. They had chosen 36 count Earthen by Picture This Plus, which I think was a brilliant choice, and the called for threads.
My finished And They Sinned by Examplar Dames in all its glory! Sharing the long journey from starting this to its epic finish in 2015.
Sharing a birthday gift I stitched for a friend – Wee Wooly by Heart in Hand stitched on 32ct Vintage Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linens with my own conversion to the color palette I wanted.
Sharing the second project in Project Roulette, my progress so far, and what happens when you mix coffee and stitching.
Hello, friends! Thanks so much for your comments on my last post! For those of you who saw that post pop up on your blog feed and noted how glad you were I was back to blogging, I wanted to fill you in on what happened. Last December I migrated my blog from Blogspot over […]
Hi, all! I hope you had a very merry Christmas. Today I want to share the EGA holiday party from earlier in the month. For this ornament exchange I decided to stitch a portion of the pattern Blessings Be Thine by Blackbird Designs. I loved the little sprig of holly and the stars. I stitched […]
Thanks so much for the comments on my last couple of posts. I still can’t believe that I never posted about the guild holiday parties from last year! And I definitely appreciate you all stopping in to visit my blog. I know it’s been sorely neglected this year. I’ve enjoyed doing the video podcasts and […]
Thanks so much for checking out my last post, I have really missed blogging. The podcasting is fun, but I really love sharing photos and writing posts too. I am hoping to post something, either a written post or a podcast episode much more frequently. So, as promised in my last post I wanted […]
It’s that time of year again when the holidays roll around and I am furiously trying to finish up my exchange ornaments for the guild holiday parties. In all the flurry I realized today that I never shared last year’s fun here on the blog. Gah! So, let’s pretend for a moment that it’s December […]
Hi, everyone! Wanted to let you know that the big destash I alluded to in my last podcast episode is getting started tomorrow. Sylvia and I have created a group on Facebook where the destash is going to happen. You can search on The Great PIC Stash BlowOut or you can find it here. We […]
I’ve been meaning to share with you a little bit of seasonal stitching I worked on in the fall (which really wasn’t that long ago, although now being full on in Christmas mode it seems like forever ago). Back in the fall of 2012 I was invited to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for a long weekend […]
Today I wanted to share a stitch along I started back in February with my friend, Sylvia. We wanted to choose something to start while we were in Paris as a remembrance of our trip. After looking at a few options, we decided to go with Le Marquoir de Justine. Sylvia had some lovely 40ct […]
I have a confession. I have a very bad habit of taking classes/workshops and then the project never sees the light of day again. Maybe. Ok, yes, seriously I do. It may be a problem. There is more than one instance where the only stitches I have in some pieces are the basting stitches. Anyone […]
Thanks for all the comments on my last post. It’s been fun working on some summery projects while the mood strikes. Although I haven’t worked on it in awhile, I thought I would share my latest progress on And They Sinned. The photo above is basically the middle (the fold) on page two. I’ve been […]
Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer. I’ve been working on a couple of projects that just seemed like the perfect thing for summertime. You may remember a while back I started the Tula Pink Hex on the Beach quilt. It was an English Paper Piecing (EPP) kit that was offered at […]
I’m so bad at keeping up with SALs, I really am. And yet, each and every time I’m presented with one I leap right in with both feet. Hope springs eternal. So, at the beginning of the year, a SAL began in one of the Facebook groups to stitch the Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara […]
Every year for the past several years I have started a new stitching project on New Year’s Day. And somehow giving a piece that distinction makes it special to me. I suppose for me it’s a way of celebrating and honoring the new year. Some of my past New Year’s starts have been Mystery IX […]
I appreciate you all being patient while I play post catch up here. This post though, as you can tell from the title, is the last of things I wanted to share with you from the end of 2013. I was very excited when Paulette announced she would be doing a Sunday Mystery SAL back […]
Thanks for all the compliments on my ornament in the last post. I agree with you – the guild members are a talented group of stitchers! As you know, I have been attending the Tudor Rose guild’s annual holiday party since I became a member. I decided this time that I would also attend the […]
The past few months it seems I’ve been stitching on a series of things that I couldn’t share – but now they can be revealed! In early December, I attended the annual Tudor Rose Sampler Guild holiday party. I’ve enjoyed attending each year but always find that I’m down to the wire getting my ornament […]
I’m back with some fun things to share with you today from when Eric and I went to the State Fair back in October. You know seeing the Creative Arts and Textiles building is always high on my list and it’s always fun to see the pieces people have entered. I hope you enjoy getting […]
Thank you so much for all the comments on my John Reed finish. And apologies to those of you who wanted to leave comments, but couldn’t. It seems to be some sort of hit or miss thing with either blogger or this template I’m using since some people could leave comments and some couldn’t. So […]
I barely know where to begin. I’m so happy to finally be posting photos of this finish, but at the same time it’s a little bittersweet. You may remember that I lost my dad last year, February of 2012. And there have been a couple of pieces stitched in his honor, one by my sweet […]