I can't believe Christmas is only 8 days away. I had so many things I wanted to stitch..but orders kept me from doing what I love. In Oct I had a Heart Attack,and that in itself took a toll on what I could do.
but I am sewing like crazy now to try to get a few gifts stitched,before I wrap gifts,shop,and get my tree ready...Not enough hours in the day for sure. I did finish two prim ornies,and this piece. I found this wonderful "freebee"design on Cross Stitch Happy
Using white 32 ct opalescent fabric and
Threadworks Blueberry...I added the blue crystals to the sides. I think it came out so pretty...
I hope she likes it.. Lots of love went into Stitching it...
I just ordered a bunch of patterns from Nicoletta~ Nikyscreations.. Love her designs. I will put some pics up when they arrive.
I hope everyone is ready for Christmas...hopefully I will be by Christmas Eve...lol
Just finished this with a wonderful design by Betty of PrimitiveBettys. Its such a nice crisp design..
Done on cream monaco cloth,using dmc and dinky dye silks 2 over2. Finished the bottom of the pillow and back with a tiny blended check in oranges,rusts and black,and then added a Large Vintage Button from my collection. Thank you so much Betty for the wonderful design!
In between orders, I am also working on a UFO I started last fall by Blackbird Designs..Maybe I
Wow time is flying by..have not posted in a bit. I started some Fall stitchery and have lots more I want to do.Thankfully I have been Very busy with Etsy and Website order...Just wish tho that I had more time to just Stitch. That is my true love..and relaxes me so much. It has been so hot here that I have spent more time doing just that...too hot to be outside! I Finished a Prim Stitchery and working on a Witch Hat.Once the hat is complete I will post it here.
Just finished this sweet "vintage" Strawberry piece by Nicoletta Farrauto..love how it came out. Its stitched on 32 count ivory linen,which has been "aged" I will be putting it in my etsy shop later today.
Finally sorted some of my lace and Trims.....and put them on holders. I still have lots more to do
but at least finished these...so much neater than having them in a plastic box..
And some of my Scissors...I can not get enough of these...love them all
I have been slowly healing from eye surgery on both eyes...It is a little hard to stitch because
I can see fine at a distance but close is a problem. Using drug store cheapies for the time being. I get my eyes examined this coming week
to get corrective glasses for close work. Hope you enjoy some of my collections and have a Blessed
I finished my Blackbird Design "Remember Me" Pin Cushion. Aged with Antiquing Mediums..to give it a Vintage Look..it is filled with Walnut shells for a truly Olde Look and Feel...I have it for sale in my Etsy shop I really wanted to keep it..it looks so vintage...but will have to make another when I can.
And I also added these Decorative Pins and Marking Pins to the shoppe..
We have a Winner for our Bunny Drawing! With 323 entries!Sometimes being the last one does work lol
After using Random Org to draw the winning number our winner for the
drawing is :
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Danielle is our winner! Congratulations Danielle on the Drawing!
Danielle said:Oh I hope I am not too late to enter. I just found this beautiful bunny. I love bunnies and I love cross stitch,so she is perfect! We
spend our Easter with family. Its a joyous time!
I love your blog,and thank you so much for the chance to enter this drawing! I do not have a blog but you can reach me at
**Please send my your addy so I can mail your sweet bunny right out to you!**
a Special Thanks to all my Blogging friends that entered,and for all the nice comments about the giveaway! Your the Best!
I will be having another drawing soon so check back!
..(With Thy Needle and Tread).Its done on 32 count Platinum Linen,with DMC floss...Linen cross sttches all around the border of the egg..with aged Vintage seam binding tie and lavender sprigs...Its so pretty in person! Also in the picture are my New Cross Scissors from Anita's Little Stitches
Remember my Beautiful Just Nan enamel Owl box..with the mouse to put in its tummy? I sat him on the top shelf of my puter desk and made sure he was back so he would not fall. My grand daughter came to visit and was on my puter...and I guess she must have knocked it down,it broke,and then she got rid of the broken branch..and set it back on the shelf with only two legs...and needless to say soon as I sat at the puter it came tumbling down.(I could not understand why...cause I was so careful of where I put him) I thought I did it...til I tore my puter room apart looking for the missing branch that broke off..and then it hit me.Hubby said she must have been afraid to tell me...but....at least I could have tried to fix it. I even went through the trash thinking she threw it there ...no branch...So there went $65.00 down the drain.Not to mention the fact of the hours I wasted tearing everything apart looking for the missing piece...I ordered another one,but it makes me upset that she felt the need to hide the fact it was broke...accidents happen...I would have been frustrated,but It would not have been the end of the world....GRRRRRR New ground rules for her in this room from now on...:-(
On a Happier note...got some new silk floss,My "Flowers" by NIcoletta Farrauto came,as well as my charts for the little House needle book that goes with the pincushion set
I also purchased this beautiful Mother of Pearl Thread Winder from Italy
at Silver Needle.com
And New Vintage Reproduction Silver Witch Scissors for my Halloween Stitching
At least these pretties arrived to lift my spirits...I am finishing a large order
from my website...and then I plan on doing nothing but stitching for the next week...Orders are nice and I am glad I am busy..but I need stitching time
First my Beautiful Enamel Owl Box from just Nan...with the tiny Minerva Mouse pattern.The picture does no justice to this piece...its gorgous! I hesited to buy it because of the cost..but am so glad I did! When the mouse is stitched he fits in the Owls Tummy.....
Just a few of the patterns...I am waiting on Little House Needlework
Fresh From the Garden patterns so I can do my Needle Book to go with the set I purchased....and Nicoletta Farrauto's New flowers Book..they should be coming any day now..
Owl Winder and pattern for its holder...From Just Nan..
the Owl winder is just beautiful...always did love anything
Thistle pattern and new Thistle Needle Keep...
And finally new Linens for the pieces I bought..and some wonderful
Silk floss for the Thistle pieces...
I just had to have these things...Now I need to start stitching them...
Yes...I am obsessive about Cross Stitch Goodies...lol