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

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nora Corbett Reindeer

I finished the first two reindeer. I've decided not to stitch the borders, since I will be finishing these as flatfolds and connecting them all together with a nice ribbon. As if they are in front on Santa's sleigh....who knows, maybe Nora has a sleigh in the works, too.:)
Reindeer andReindeer (1)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Hawaiian

WIP 1/23/08 Yeah!!! The black borders met up as they should! Still have a bit more stitching to get this part finished. At least I have the outline ready to put in the next part just in case those specialty stitches don't get done in time.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hawaiian Garden

WIP  (12108)a
Here's a bit of progress on Part 2. I've only done the cross stitches on the two side "pineapples." I will fill in all the specialty stitches (Rhodes, Jessicas and backstitch) after I finish the fourth side.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mystery SAL

 mystery (week 1 wip)

This is my WIP of the mystery SAL from the Wonderful World of Cross Stitch Board. The design is by Helga Mandl and Barbara Ana Designs.

There is a large snowman, some more balloons and a house that will go to the right that I have t stitch for the remainder of Part 1.

(sorry for the pale picture, but I had to scan this one)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Mermaids of the Sea

This is a fun stitch, so far! A design by With My Needle done with various silks on Lakeside Linen's Seastorm (32 count).


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tuscany Garden

After finishing my Mystery X, I decided to try and stitch a little on my Tuscany Garden. I put in the Rhodes stitch border, as well as the backstitched flower border, some beads, part of a medallion and part of one bridge.

WIP (2)

Monday, January 14, 2008


Here is my Mystery X -Secret Victorian Garden:

Mystery 10

Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's Done!! It's Done!! It's Done!!

Mystery X, Secret Victorian Garden, that is!! Major Happy Dancing going on here!

No pictures, just yet....but in the morning when the sun is shining! :))

Saturday, January 12, 2008

..and now the beads...

on my Celtic Mystery, that is! I thought the outer border beads were gold for some reason....not! They are a very pretty deep rose color. Very nice. The heart is not attached yet, I just placed it in the middle to get an idea of how it will look.

part 1 wip (7)

Celtic Mystery

I worked on my Mystery XI for a little bit more last night. I have some gold backstitching to complete, as well as attaching gold beads in the outer border. I have not received the three threads I need to complete the outer triangles. These areas should not take too long to fill in once I get those threads.
part 1 wip (5)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Japanese Garden

Here's a little more from my SAL with Isabelle:

wip 3

I finished one entire Bonsai and two more Bonsai pots; I still have to do the leaves on the remaining two. I also added a few of the beads and crystals. And finished the rock garden stitches that were missing.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I like this one better

This is my second attempt at choosing colors for Judy Odell's Sampler Garden.
WIP This was done with Threadgatherer's Silk'n Colors Acorn Woods on 34 count Legacy Linen, Wren Wing. I think this is the one I will stitch for the casket box.

Monday, January 7, 2008

...more Christmas presents...

Almost forgot! Look what I got yesterday from some stitching buddies! (Thanks, Carol and Kathleen!)

More Celtic

Here's just a wee bit more on my Celtic Mystery.

So far so good!

I may stitch a bit on Hawaiian Garden or my Japanese Garden this afternoon.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A New Year, A New Mystery

With the beginning of the new year, comes a new start on a new mystery. This is my first progress picture of Mystery XI, the Celtic Mystery.
part 1 wip picture (2)

I also worked a bit on my Hawaiian Garden. I finally finished one of four of the pineapples. They are a lot more work than I originally thought!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


....just a little. But it's a move forward on a piece I haven't touched in a while:
WIP (1/3/08)

and I did manage to get a little more done on my Mystery X border:
part 12 wip (2)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Japanese Garden SAL

Isabelle and I have decided to have a weekly SAL on Wednesday. Maybe with this incentive, I will be able to eventually finish this one! Here's where I am starting for the SAL.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Mystery 10...

Well, I did not finish this one during the year....but I am on Part 12 and only have three more sides of this border to go!
part 12 wip (1)
This is a closeup of the lower corner with the border.

Ooops.....just noticed looking at my picture I left off a few purple stitches.....