.....it all began with one thread....

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Garden

Here's a little design from Shepherd's Bush. It came with the hand-painted mat. And the best part is, I got this one for half price!
My Garden

It's not framed just yet. I put the mat over the piece to see what it would look like.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Here's a little freebie I just finished.
Mistletoe Ornament

Sunday, November 25, 2007

...a tin....

Look what I found at the grocery store...
whitman tin

very pretty...silver and red...about 8" x 10". I wonder what I can put in it?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

...gobble, gobble...

Happy Turkey Day! Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Done, done and done!!

Finally!! The Christmas stitching I was working on is finished! But, since it is a Christmas present, no picture:( I still have to do the finishing on this one, too. I am hoping that it will be done quickly!! Yeah!!!!

And just for fun...here's a picture of a cupboard from the Shepherd's Bush store in Utah that I noticed when browsing through their on-line tour.

I just think this is so nice! I love the beehive!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Miss Hannah's House

Mis Hannah's House Here it is!! The Miss Hannah's House kit that I purchased from Ann on the Legacy Board. This picture shows the contents of the entire kit. Everything you need to stitch and to finish it. I organized all the threads yesterday onto the thread card. The stitching for this seems pretty straightforward. I can't wait to start....

but I still have a bit more to do on my Christmas "project." Once that is done,well, it will probably be Thanksgiving. No time to stitch but after is another story! Of course, the first of the month, all the new parts of the Chatelaine Designs will be released. I do want to try and finish Mystery X when the last part for that on comes out. Maybe it won't be too large!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Gotta have it!

Love the mermaids!! Isn't this great? This is one of Ellen Chester's (With My Needle) new designs, Maidens of the Sea.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Stitchin...

Yep, that's what I'm doing....so, no pictures right now.:(

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"My Little Girl"

Harmony, that is....Harmony with her"smiley face" bandage.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Workshop

OK, here's my Just Nan Christmas Workshop, so far. I have stitched all the outlines for all the triangles, as well as the tip of each triangle. Since I wasn't overly fond of the elves that are in the original design, I looked through all my Nan charts and picked a few that I did like. In one of the triangles there is my Christmas sheep. Another has a Christmas present. I found a chart for a nice Santa for the third triangle. I am still deciding what I am going to put in the fourth one....an angel, a tree??? Anyway, here's the presentWorkshop-Present and the sheep...Workshop Sheep

Christmas Stitching..

No picture...but I am working on a Christmas project...shhh.....

...(thanks, Isabelle!) I did pick up my Nan Christmas workshop again, too!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Jardin du Roi

or otherwise known as MIX (Chatelaine Designs)....worked on one side of Part 12 last night. Here's the stepsPart 12 steps and the little bit of border....Part 12 Border

I forgot how pretty this one is. I really am going to try and work on it a bit. Now, I am not saying "finish" it....'cause as soon as I do....I don't want to work on it any more.;)

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Here's one of the small medallions from Part 4.
Part 4 WIP (2)
I just love the way this looks IRL.

Friday, November 9, 2007

...out of hiding...

Here's my Mystery IX, which I worked on for just a little bit last night. I did finish one of the beaded scrolls. Now, there are only seven more to do...
Beaded Scroll

This really is a pretty piece. Just wish some of those beads were done....

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Done and Dusted"...

as Jeanette on the Chatelaine Board likes to say. Part 11 for my Mystery X is done!! Beads, crystals and all....just waiting for Part 12 now. I have decided to name this garden in honor of my little girl kitty, Harmony. She has been having a rough time lately. Usually when I stitch, she sits on my lap. This garden is for her, so it shall be "Harmony's Hideaway."
Part 11

This pieces is already 17" square. There is still one more part and the final size should be around 20" square...a big one:))

Monday, November 5, 2007

Another Part 11 WIP

Here's the updated picture for Part 11 on my Mystery X.Part 11 WIP (overall view) Only the blackwork in the third corner, some backstitching and then the final corner!! And here's a closer look at the lower left-hand corner. Part 11-Lower Left Corner

Sunday, November 4, 2007

stitchin' and stitchin'....

No picture tonight....probably an update tomorrow when it's daylight. I have been working on my Mystery X diligently. Two corners of Part 11 are done, as well as the entire outline around the piece. I started on the third corner. I'm getting there....;)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Small start

Here's the beginning of Part 11 for Mystery X. Each corner will be the same for the rest of the design.
Part 11 - Blackwork Corner (b)

I really like how the blackwork turned out.:)