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

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oriental Harem Garden

I worked on the copper braid portions of this last night, until I started making too many counting mistakes on the last corner. Then I filled in a bit of the Mediterranean thread on the upper corner.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Well, as long as it keeps my attention, I am going to keep working on my Oriental Harem Garden (Chatelaine Designs). I completed the outer portion of the copper outlines. Now I just have to go back and fill in the rest of the motifs. By doing it this way, I was sure that everything lined up, before I invested a lot more time in finishing the center portion of the copper braid, only to find out it didn't meet at the right point. Much more simple to stitch than explain!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oriental Harem Garden

I worked on this one for quite a while yesterday. I managed to complete the inside of one portal, another window and some of the outlines for the building. I just love the combination of colors on the door and windows.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ta Da!!

Little Gwendolyn is done! I love how she is holding the little flower treasure!


Pssst....don't tell....I used the wrong color bead for one symbol....I decided not to take it out.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Well, with all the sorting and cleaning going on, I have not stitched that much lately. I did work on Comet for a little while last night:

Comet WIP

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and visiting! I always enjoy reading all your comments!:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Gwendolyn WIP(e)

A little more of this cute little fairy. She seems to be stitching up pretty quickly...but wait...I still have those wings!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


for Gwendolyn! This is my beginning on another of the Letters from Nora, the letter "G".

Gwendolyn WIP(b)

I like how Nora has changed the pose for each of the little fairies. You never know what each one will be doing!

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Medieval

I stitched one more of the buildings on MTM yesterday. Only one large building and one smaller one to go for this side to be finished. Then it is just two more corner sections and a half of a bush/flower on a third corner to go. Those bush/flowers were not a favorite part for me...to much confetti...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gonna try...

and post a few pictures. I haven't worked on very much stitching this week, since I have been cleaning and reorganizing the entire basement. My goal was to eventually get to my ...hmmm...how shall I say it....humongous pile of stash and get it organized. The basement itself is now done and I have begun the project of working on organizing my stash. I have all the drawers, bins and containers...now I just need to sort everything....

Anyway, here's the little bits of stitching I did manage:

Comet (Nora Corbett)

and a very small start on the newest Alphabet Fairy- G:


OK, a tornado warning is in effect...I was going to upload some pictures...guess I'll wait until this passes.....

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have been tagged by Ashley to share six random things about myself, according to the rules.

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

So here are six random things about me:

1. I started stitching with needlepoint.
2. I love anything with bees, ladybugs or sheep.
3. I went to art school when I was 13.
4. I love anything Christmas.
5. I barely watch any TV.
6. I visited my grandparents in Germany when I was 16.

There are so many wonderful blogs I read, that I am going to pass on choosing six. I appreciate you choosing mine, Ashley; thank you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


A couple more for Medieval Town Mandala (Chatelaine Designs):


Only three more buildings left!

Monday, November 10, 2008

More Medieval

The central large building on the last side is done with the exception of the Jessica stitches.
I also completed the building right next to it, too!

Medieval Town Mandala

There's something about making progress on a very old WIP that
makes you feel good!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What?? Long time...

Upper corner progressTop

Inner Corner

no see! It's Medieval Town Mandala. Because I forgot how beautiful this one was, a few pictures of different portions.

After working on Mini Mandala Mystery III and remembering how gorgeous the colors were in MTM, I pulled it out from hiding. This picture shows a little bit of progress on the last central building. I completed all the portion below the green roof.MTM WIP

Friday, November 7, 2008

The corner of a corner

Well, that's what it is...Harem-Part 5 & 6 WIP(c)

One fourth of one corner - done. Lots of pretty blues in this part.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Part 2 - Done!

I finished up Part 2 of MMM03:

Part 2(B)

The next part has all the rust colored buildings. I'm looking forward to getting this one done.

More MMM03

Here's one of the corners for MMM03, showing DMC 3761, which I substituted for the DD Snowy River thread. The DD thread was too pale and looked mostly white to gray with about an inch of blue.

And...my overall progress:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


More of Part 2. I was not too happy with how the recommended Snowy River thread looked on my white fabric. It was going to be the last row in the outer border. Too pale on my white fabric. I decided to try another thread, Mediterranean Waterlily, with a final row of black for the outer border. I still used the recommended Snowy River for the Rhodes stitches.

MMM03-Part 2 WIP(B)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We finally received the charts for Part 2 of the Mini Mandala Mystery III yesterday.
Thanks to Anne Marieke who figured out the correct placement for this next part, I was able to get the central outline of the cross shape in place as well as start the outer corner.

MMM03-Part 2 WIP

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Palm Trees

One side of the palm trees for my Oriental Harem Garden (Chatelaine Designs) is finished (well, I just have to finish filling in one more green ont he ground portion...but the trees are done!

Harem-Part 5 & 6 WIP

I did the copper braid outline of the first corner for Part 6, which was released yesterday.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The bottom

...the bottom of Scream House...this part was a pretty quick stitch.

JN Scream House (bottom)(2)