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

Monday, December 29, 2008

I really have been stitching....


I found a packet of the Mill Hill 2026 beads that I needed to complete this little Letter Fairy - "H" Heather.

Since I got the NPI that I ran out of from The Stitching Post on Friday, I finished the beading and the Rhodes stitches on my Mini Mystery Mandala III.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Long Time -

with no real stitching posts! I think this is the longest I have gone without any stitching updates. I have been stitching, but with so little progress to show on anything, that it was not worth posting any pictures. But - today I finally finished my last reindeer - Comet - boy, does this little guy have a lot of beads! Look at all his snowflakes!

Comet WIP(b)

Rumor has it that there is to be a Rudolph to go along with the rest of the flying crew! And that there also might be a sleigh in the works, too! If the sleigh is anywhere near as sparkly as these reindeer have been - it should be gorgeous!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas be Merry and Bright! I wish you plenty of good times with your friends and family. May your stocking be filled with all the extra stitching time you need for the coming new year!

Thank you all for coming by to visit me during this past year. :o)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Finally, an update...

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(o)

My Advent calendar piece all up-to-date! (My snowman got a nosejob....I thought the charted nose made him look too much like a duck or penguin.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Advent (again!)

Here's today's portion all finished:

Heather and a Little Church

I worked on the next part for the Chatelaine Advent piece. A cute little church. Those blue areas to the left are the start of today's portion. Look like they might eventually be some bigger trees.

I started one of the Alphabet Letter Fairies the other night....Heather...(I finished her wings first this time!):

Monday, December 15, 2008


...but we just call them ornaments....Here are my little ornaments all nice and rounded out:

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(j)

Today's part is the start of some little houses with bits of snow...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pearly Snowflakes!

Well, after the major organization of my stash, I am finding all kinds of wonderful things. One was this little box of pearls by SJ Designs (not sure if they are still in business or not). I used them in place of some of the gold beads on my snowflakes on the Advent calendar from Chatelaine Designs.

Not the best picture. The linen is actually a light natural color, but since my rechargeable batteries for my camera do not want to hold a charge, this is another scanned picture. Also, since I used DMC variations 4210 for the candles in the border, I matched the red threads required for the "ornaments", rather than use the bright reds.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Golden snowflakes!

Here is yesterday's part (the gold backstitching), as well as today's (the crystal beads):

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(h)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Greenery

The part for yesterday was another color green. So far, I am liking this one. Today's part will have gold backstitched snowflakes across the top.

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(e)

I have not purchased anything for this design, as of yet. There were a couple of color changes, but they were pretty close matches for the recommended threads. I used Crescent Colours Grasshopper for the first part of the greenery and Anchor 278 for the second. The design calls for quite a few crystals (no regular beads). I think I will use the crystals I have on hand, since I really did not want to invest any money into this particular design. Besides, I have soooo much stash, I am sure that I will find something appropriate.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


...here's a little more...I am all up to date with this one! WooHoo!!

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(c)

I just wanted to say a quick 'thank you' to everyone for all your nice comments and for stopping by!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Emerging from the Pile

is my Woodland Fairy. She has been a WIP for a very long time. Since sorting all my stash, I had set her aside to work on again. She is such a pretty fairy and I want to see my WIP pile come down a little bit....Woodland Fairy WIP

(I am probably going to redo those backstitch lines on her arm, or add a lot of little quarter stitches to fill everything in....I really just do not like all those empty spaces that show. I need to backstitch her lips, too...just did not have DMC 915 to finish them.)

Friday, December 5, 2008

~ What's This? ~

Advent Calendar 2008 WIP(a)

It's the beginning of Chatelaine Designs Advent Calendar pieces for 2008! This picture shows Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 (not quite completed ;), but getting there!) Those little red Rhodes stitches with the gold are supposed to be candles. The new part for today is a row of gold right next to the inner green rectangle that will frame the entire piece.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mini 03

I worked on this little mandala again last night.

You can see where I had completed the second row of black (the night before), the rust areas, a few Rhodes stitches and just barely a start with another village. Oh, and yep, another scanned picture.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mini Mandala III

Martina released the last part for this little mandala a day early. I worked on one of the corners with the little buildings:\\
Mini Mandala 03

(This picture is from my scanner, so the colors are a little off.)