Saturday, December 24, 2011


This is the final posting of orts for this year. I have almost filled the jar.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stitching Room


Design by Maryse Dupont

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Needle Book
        Desigh by Mare-Anne Re'thoret-Me'lin                                                                                                                                                                                    

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glittering Globes

is another ornament I've just finished. It is done in right angle weave, fringe and netting,This was my first time trying right angle weave, I don't know why I didn't try it before. It wasn't as hard as I imagined. It is designed by Cathy Lampole. 

I have another ornament started , that one consists of six panels. I'm about half way thru with them so stay tuned to see that one.
I have a couple of pieces I need to do the finishing on then I'll take pics of those.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Friday was the new moon and time to post the orts, but with Thanksgiving  and company I totally forgot all about it. So I'm a few days late but here it is.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another Ornament

Here's another ornament I finished. This is also from Bead & Button magazine. Cathy from That Bead Lady designed it. I really like this one and may make another in different color scheme.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beaded Ornament

I've been doing a little beading lately and finished this ornament over the weekend.
It was in the August issue of Bead & Button magazine and designed by Deb Moffett-Hall. I have made other ornaments that she has designed and really like them.This is called European Motif.

I bought a new ornament stand that holds 16, so I have alot of ornaments to go.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ALL That Jazz

All That Jazz is the name of the pattern, and when I saw it I had to do it because it reminded me of little Sophie. It is beaded with peyote stitch and done with delica beads. It is  designed by Deb of the beadcoop.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tree of Life SAL

I've finished the SAL for The Tree of Life. Yiota hosted the SAL on Facebook. I like how it turned out. I'm finished with all my SAL's except for one and I get the last part next week. I can now get back to my basket  full of projects waiting to be stitched.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Today is the new moon and time for the orts. I've been adding all the orts from the beginning  so it's hard to see the difference from month to month. It is filling up.

Also I have completed part 7 on the istitch mystery sal, only 1 more part to go. I have the box for it  stained but haven't lined the inside. I have picked out fabric, but I'm thinking I may want something different now. Anyway, I like how it's coming along.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Romantique Sampler

I have finished the sampler and love how it turned out.I haven't had it framed yet, not sure how I want to do this, I do know where I will hang it once it is framed.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Star Sampler Finished

Well, I have finished the sampler. I like how it turned out, now to decide how to frame it.

I'm got part 6 finished of the mystery SAL with Carol , it's coming along good. I need to stain my box and decide what to do on the inside as far as finishing it.  Here it is so far
The Tree of Life SAL is coming along as well, I've completed three pages and getting ready to do page 4.

That's about it for now. I'm ready to start page 4 and am working on the last two parts of the Romantique Sampler. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TU SAL & Progress

Today is the new moon and time for the orts. So here is mine so far,

This is my progress on Carol's mystery SAL, I've finished part 5
And here is the Romantique Sampler so far. I think there is only two parts left.

That's about it for now. I'm stitching a couple other things but haven't gotten any pics yet.

Monday, September 12, 2011

SAL Progress

I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted, but I guess with having internet problems time got away.
Anyway I got part 3 of  the iStitch Mystery SAL and finished it, Carol says if enough finish this part she will release the next part over the weekend instead of in 2 weeks. I think it is coming along very nice.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Yesterday was the new moon and time to post my orts, but it was a very busy day and it just got away from me. So I will post today, here is the jar so far.

 This is the iStitch Mystery SAL that I'm doing, I have parts 1&2 done so far. I think it's coming along pretty good.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SAL & Mail

Well, I have finished the next part of the Romantique Sampler, it took a little longer this month because of all the other things I'm stitching. I participated in a exchange with the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group and the biscornu I sent off never arrived at its destination so I stitched another one and hopefully it will make it. Here's the sampler up to date, just overlook the hoop marks and wrinkles. I was in a hurry to take a pic.
  Then a week ago I won a giveaway over here and won the punchneedle and my choice of pattern. She had alot of nice patterns but I settled on the Purple Coneflowers. It's been a long time since I did any of this, hopefully I can squeeze some time out and give this another try.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

iStitch Designs Mystery SAL & Other WIP

I have joined another SAL, this makes about 4 now. Will I ever learn. Anyway this one is a mystery and when all stitched will be finished onto a box top. You can read about it here . I'm stitching it on Newcastle 40ct antique white and using Valdani Hand- Overdyed Floss in Mauve Orchid. The pic makes it look dark.

This is another SAL, called The Tree of Life by Klimt. I'm doing this one on Facebook through Yiota'sCross Stitch. I just have page 1 done so far and have page 2 to start .

 This is the  Star Sampler so far
Now I need to work on the Romantique Sampler before the next part comes.
Wish there was m ore time to stitch and had a couple more hands.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Biscornu Exchange

I participated in a Biscornu Exchange with the Friendly Stitcher's yahoo group. This is the biscornu I received from Denise in Saudi Arabia and I sent one to her. It doesn't look like Denise has received hers and it was mailed in July, so I am stitching her another one.
The biscornu is beautiful and so delicate looking, I just love it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TU SAL & Birthday Present

I've been out of town and busy, so I'm just now getting around to posting my Tu SAL jar.I've had a little more progress in filling it up.

 Also my husband surprised me with this  crazy quilt door pillow for my birthday. It is made by Pam over at Kitty & Me Designs. I think she has some beautiful things.
Anyway this was one of my gifts and I just love it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Crazy Quilt Block

I don't quilt or I should say know the right way to do it and I've always liked the look of crazy quilting. So yesterday, I took a class from Cindy who owns Hooked On Quilting here in Fayetteville. It was a little easier than I thought it would be, but I'm not finished yet. It is an 8 1/2" block. This is it now before the stitching and embellishing.

 I need to go thru and see what I have in the way of trims and laces, then get my threads and beads out to start stitching.I may leave this as a single block and finish it off or frame it. Time to decide that when it is complete.
Cindy suggested I go home and make another block while it was fresh to me but Sophie wanted my attention the rest of the day.

As far as the stitching is going I've been working on my SAL's. I have next parts to the  Romantique Sampler so I'm doing that and I've just got the July block for the 12 of Hearts BOM. The SAL with Yiota's Cross Stitch on Facebook is going slow , not even thru page 1 yet.
I did another ATC swap for July, I have it ready to mail, I haven't received mine from June yet. I was told it was on its way but Canada was having a postal strike. Will have to wait and see.
Well, I have to pick up my granddaughter, she's going to visit for a couple of days.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Star Sampler Part 6

I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July. Hubby and I are having a nice quiet day at home. I've been stitching and he's been grilling and working on landscaping the front of the house.
I was a little late in getting part 6 of this, but it went very fast today so here it is,
 I got started on another SAL, the other day but no pics yet. It is The Tree of Life by Klimt. Yiota's cross stitch on Facebook is hosting that one.
I'm also waiting to get the next part of the Romantique Sampler, probably next week. I also found another SAL today, reading blogs lead me to it.This is it  SAL Guimauve et Violette and you can find it here.
I may start it. I really need to stay off the computer. LOL 

Friday, July 1, 2011

This is the Life....

What better way to spend a hot afternoon, lounging on the love seat on the porch.



Time for the TU SAL pic, so here it is,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pics from Yesterday's Post

These are the ATC's from yesterdays post, I was finally able to load them. I have one more but the recipient hasn't received it yet and I don't want to post it yet.I'm undecided about doing another ATC swap, I have a couple of days left before I have to decide on the next one.

Also here is my progress on the Romantique Sampler SAL that I'm doing,its coming along and I'm really liking this.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sometimes I get myself into trouble or think I do.I joined a ATC swap with a group. I had not ever made one before, but they assured me I could do it. So I panicked a little while then went ahead with it. I ended up making 4. I won't post a pic that I ended up sending to my partner until I know it has been received, but here are the others.
    Well, it looks like I'm having problems again, its not letting me upload pics. I'll try again later.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Finish

This is from the July issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine. It is called Land of the Free. By Alma Allen and Barb Adams of Blackbird Designs. I can't remember what fabric it is, something I had. I used hand dyed cotton floss in place of Bell Soie threads.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

TU SAL & Finish

Due to internet and computer problems I'm late in posting my TUSAL. Hopefully  the computer and blogger will hold out long enough to post.
This is my orts so far, coming along well.
    And here is a little biscornu I finished up. I was reading a blog that lead me to this blog , and she was doing  a SAL. I couldn't resist stitching it since I love biscornus.I haven't added a button to the center yet, haven't found the right one.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Finish

I finished Summer Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks and decided to finish it as a pillow.I like how it turned out, my sewing skills could use some improving though. I used the pillow tutorial I found here to finish it. 

Finally Pics .......

Romantique Sampler   

I'm finally able to download my pics that I couldn't post last week. Either blogger is having issues or my internet connection is. Things still seem to be a little slow so maybe its on my end.
Anyway this is the sampler so far and the blocks for the quilt. I'm going to try to start cutting the fabric for it and the holidays.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Progress of SAL's

I have finished another part of the Romantique Sampler and am loving it, can't wait to finish.That will be several more months, thou. I'm using the recommended colors  of threads, which goes well in the room I want to put it in.

In another one I'm doing 12of Hearts BOM, I've finished the May block. I picked out fabric to start trying to put it together, but afraid to jump in and do it since I haven't quilted before.  

I seem to be having trouble, can't get the pics to work right. Hopefully I can add the pics later.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Michelle's Giveaway

Michelle  is having a give away on her blog for an adorable little bear named Rosebud. You have to check it out.  Isn't she precious?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Well, I'm a day late in posting my jar of threads. I  have had my daughter-in-law and granddaughter visiting and then there were the storms. We only had a tree limb fall in the yard, but my daughter lives in Huntsville and they didn't have power so she and her family were with us for a few days.Everyone is ok and power is restored and in there own homes. Back to the peace and quiet. And stitching!!
So here is my TU SAL for May,
I did do this block for April from Shell but haven't had a chance to post it til now.I found fabric but haven't started it yet

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CQ Giveaway

Pam has reached 400 followers on her blog and she is having a giveaway for one of her Crazy Quilt Cat Dolls. Go take a look. She does awesome work in crazy quilting. You will love her blog and also check out her boutique . Crazy Quilting is on my list of things I want to learn to do,I have purchased several books but haven't got up the nerve to start.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back From The Framers

I got the wedding sampler back from the framers yesterday. I think it turned out good. I didn't get a good pic, maybe hubby can take one for me later when he gets home.  Hopefully the kids will like it. It will be a couple of months before I see them to give it to them.

 I've been stitching on the Romantique Sampler and will post when finished with this part. I stitched this small 4x4 charted canvas called Spring Flower Garden. It was a freebie on this site. I haven't decided how I will finish it. Any ideas?