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

Thursday, May 29, 2008

So sparkly!

I stitched on all the beads and crystals last night for Dancer (Nora Corbett, Christmas Couriers). A little close-up:DANCER(b)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vierlanden - Part 3

Finished the last two motifs for Part 3 last night:

Part 3

Sunday, May 25, 2008

...pretty pink ribbons...

I received my missing threads for my reindeer, so last night I worked on the ribbons on Nora Corbett's "Dancer." A bit more greenery and ribbons...then onto the antlers!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I got this one done quickly! Surprise, surprise!! This is "Tart" from Country Cottage Needleworks, Sweet Treats. Ice Cream is the next one!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cupcake, anyone?

Finally finished the Cupcake block for my Country Cottage Needleworks, Sweet Treats,
Time for Tart!


I worked on Dancer again last night. It looks as thought I am skipping around all over the place on this one. I am waiting for some threads to arrive to be able to fill in all the missing areas. Did what I could on the little trees in the background, as well as the antlers.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Well, with the two new reindeer coming out from Nora Corbett, it made me want to work on the ones I already have in my stash. So far, I have completed two. This is Dancer...only a WIP, but not too far from being done. I have to wait for a few DMC's to be able to finish the ribbon. For now, I will work on the row of trees and the antlers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vierlanden - Part 2

I finished up Part 2 last night....or so I thought. I just saw that I forgot the little heart motif on the right-hand side of the sampler when I was looking at my pictures. After adding that later, Part 2 will be done! This is the picture of Part 2 without the second heart motif:

Part 2

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Parts 4 and 5

Finished this Part 5 pretty quickly. This is Part 4 and 5 of Papillon Creations "How Does Your Garden Grown?
Parts 4 and 5

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Part 1 - Vierlanden

I finished the last of the two partial motifs for Part 1 last night. I just barely started Part 2....

Part 1(b)

Friday, May 16, 2008

"The Red Box"

For about eleven days now I have been waiting and waiting for this "red box" to arrive. Isabelle told me that it contained a special gift from her. I thought for sure it would be here Monday....Monday came and went - no package.
OK, I was sure it would arrive on Tuesday----starting to look for when the mailman is coming to see if he has my "red box." Nothing:(
Wednesday, I thought for sure, none of the parcels Isabelle has sent before have taken any longer than this....I must have looked out the front door for the mailman at least three or four times.....again...no box. :((
Yesterday, of course, when I was least expecting it....there was a knock at the door....the mailman!! the mailman was here!! But, more importantly, he was holding my "red box."!! I signed the receipt and practically snatched it out of his hands. Now my regular mailman knows that I get a few parcels and packages.;) This was a different mailman, so wasn't completing expecting my, shall we say, overzealous reaction to a box?
The  Red Box

and of course, the wonderful gifts that were inside:


Isabelle made the box, which holds the pincushion and the needlebook...just for me!! Everything is absolutely perfect from the ivory pincushion buttons to the little lace "M" initial on the needlebook. They were all wrapped in the blue fabric with a little gold ribbon. Wonderful!! I love receiving these special gifts. This one will stay on my night table where I can glance over and see it whenever I want.:)

Vierlanden Sampler

This is a mystery freebie offered by Wiehenburg Designs. My WIP on Part 1:

Part 1 WIP

I am using 35 count, Cream Devonshire Legacy Linen with Gloriana Rosewood thread.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Something a little different...

I had a piece of "panel fabric" from Kathy Schmitz with some houses on it. I have had it for a while and just could not decide what to do with it. But now, I have decided....I bought a tote bag pattern last week, as well as some new Kathy Schmitz fabric. Now the regular tote bag pattern does not require a "panel" type fabric. You can use a few coordinating fabrics to make it. Take a peek! I'm really happy with it,Tote Bag(b)

The houses are a bit brighter than IRL. Inside there are about six different pockets to store everything you might need. Here's another shot:

Tote Bag

I can't wait to use it.:)

I Missed It!!

I knew that it was getting close, but didn't realize that I had missed the one year anniversary of starting my blog. It was on May 8th. I cannot believe that I have managed to keep up with it for this long! Well, Happy Blog-aversary to me!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just for Heidi

I thought it might be easier for you to see things here. This is a picture of the Cherish bracelet from Shepherds Bush.

Cherish bracelet

Sunday, May 11, 2008

It's Done!!

Here's the final section of Souvenirs de brodeuse (minus the last couple of lines with my name...)

back of pocket

This is the back of the pocket just folded temporarily, until I can complete the finishing.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Last section

Only a couple of motifs to go for this one to be finished. Here's the left side of the bottom portion:

Souvenirs de brodeuse WIP

I also worked on my Papillon "How Does Your Garden Grow" mystery yesterday. I am almost done with Part 3. Just a few more specialty stitches and it will be onto Part 4.

How Does Your Garden Grow(b)

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's been a while.. .

Since I have worked on my AMAP's Souvenirs de brodeuse. I did finish the little girl last night, as well as the border on the bottom of this section. Only one more section to go!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I went to Bears Paw Fabrics yesterday....of course, I could not leave without buying some new fabric!

and . . .
More fabric

Lots of fat quarters! These will be used to help finish some of my needlework projects.:)

Monday, May 5, 2008


This little mandala is definitely sparkly!! I have the Rhodes and Algerian eyelet stitches to do in the border yet. After that, one more section to go for Part 2!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Christmas Treasures

I finished the first part of my cyberclass. Yeah!! Time to move onto the middle portions now. I like how this one is shaping up! The box for this one will not be too large. The instructions say that the design will fit in a box with a top of 5" x 7".


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Christmas Treasures

I worked on this for a while yesteday. I made some pretty decent progress:

Christmas Treasures WIP

Thursday, May 1, 2008

MMM01 and Christmas Treasures

This is a little WIP on my Christmas Treasures cyberclass piece from The Victoria Sampler:
Christmas Treasures WIP(a)

I worked on Part 2 of my Mini Mandala Mystery 01 (Chatelaine Designs) for a little while last night:



Look what Margit sent me:

Margit's Gifts

I love these! Even the tissue paper says "Sajou." ;Thank you so much, Margit!!