Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hey, Friends!

Really this is June and have just finished the July Word Play by With Thy Needle & Thread . These are being switched in a frame on the door to my office at work.  That’s not such a great finish – but it is how these are being treated.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Mary Gibson is framed!  They always do a very fine job at my LNS, Stitch and Frame.  Are you familiar with her?  Her origin is from Haslemere Educational Museum, and I got the chart from Needleprint.  I think she turned out beautifully and she will hang proudly along with the other (much smaller) A&Es!

Needle in Hand

Friday, April 5, 2013

April Showers?

Hey, Friends!

Here is the April Word Play by With thy Needle & Thread, framed and now hanging on my office door.  Not a great pic taken with my phone! 

I finished stitching the design that was a gift from The Scarlett House at the PALS conference last year.  Thanks Tanya!  It was a fun stitch!  It’s in a small shadow box that sort of reminded me of barn (drift) wood and added some shells around to keep the shore attitude.  It’s stitched on 28ct Tea Linen over one.     

Hope everyone has a wonderful spring weekend – with a bit of time for stitching and finishing!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Finish

 Celtic Inspiration Ornament
TW Designs

I failed to post this in March, but it's my March finish! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Frosted Berlingot

Frosted Berlingot
Nancy Pederson
The Gift of Stitching
Issue 59 December 2010
 I was supposed to stitch a snowlady/gent for February's ornament in Themalicious but got permission to stitch a snowflake instead as I hate stitching with white. Liz, bless her, found this in blue which was brilliant. I added a silver thread to the blue which really makes it sparkle! Somehow this got into the 3D requirement for March as well so I am technically behind a month!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Never Too Late For Hearts!

This is a belated posting for February.  I'm trying to both stitch and FINISH according to the season so even though I stuck to a heart for February, I think this heart can easily go from spring through summer.  It's meant to be scissor fob but I would rather hang it as an ornament!
Safe Keeping designed by Shepherd's Bush
My other FINISH was both stitched AND finished in the month of March. 
Imagine that ~ stitched & FINISHED in the same month!  YAY!

Gentle Stitches designed by Shakespeare's Peddler

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jumping to July

This Blackbird Designs piece was stitched a couple of years ago, and finally finished this morning.  I used some handmade Russian dowry linen, stitching over 1 with Belle Soie silk.

What should have taken 45 minutes stretched into several hours, and reminded me why I usually procrastinate on finishing.  My lovely piece of blue herringbone felted wool I picked up from some random quilting shop in Sedona, AZ ended up being 2 piece, with moth holes in parts.  I adapted to that, but then had to put up with the sewing machine having a temper tantrum.  Oops, it was operator error.  The final mistake was realizing as I was clipping corners just prior to turning was I had sewed the 2 pieces together wrong, so the "right" side would be turned in.  Rip out seams, pick off thread scraps, re-pin, and re-sew.  Its done now, and it will probably be another month before I get brave enough to explore my "needs to be finished" pile.