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

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Update - WWS

Winter White Santa(c)

Look at all those red beads!! There are lots of sparklies on this one!

Now should I work on all that white for his beard....or move to the right hand side of his staff where there is a little more color? ;)


Well, let's start with Gabi's....the new stash. Hmmm....sometimes I embarass myself with the amount of things I purchase. Therefore, that was one of the reasons I did not take a picture this time.
But I can list some of the things (if I remember them, since I already put them in different places!). With My Needles Fair Maiden Etui, the collaboration piece, A Petite Sampling Etui, the Workbasket's House ofAlphabets, Little by Little's O' Starry Night, Chessie & Me's Blossom Scissor Fob, Jeannette Douglas' Tiny Christmas Biscornu, all four new Prairie Schooler's and, of course, Mirabilia's White Winter Santa. Then there was the Acorn Box from Milady's Needle which I almost forgot. I also purchased the fabric for the Petite Sampling Etui and all the floss, beads and treasures for Winter White Santa....phew! (oh...and these were actually in two separate boxes!) At least if I am stitching on all of these projects, it keeps me out of trouble, right?

Chiloe, good to hear from you again! That little tree seems to bother a lot of people. For some reason, I am OK with it. It just strikes me as a new little tree just waiting it's turn to help celebrate Christmas. I think the Santa is supposed to be the focus. I am also thinking of a group type arrangement....the Santa, with the Sleigh, the eight tiny reindeer....so to me, I really wouldn't want a huge tree.

Friday, February 27, 2009


That's me....shaking my finger at myself. What is it about new stash? A large box arrived yesterday afternoon with a (ahem...) few of the things I ordered from the Nashville Market. I have no willpower. I had to start one of the new projects....hence...the tsk..tsk..tsk. I know I really should behave and work on one of my (many) WIP's....but the new chart...the new floss...the pristene fabric all kept calling me. Of course, I gave in....here's my beginning of Mirabilia Designs Winter White Santa:
Winter White Santa(a)

I am sooo enjoying working on this one, so far. I cannot wait until I can start his face!

Oh, and BTW, this is from the top of the design down...you can see a little of his crook, and to the right - the tail end of his hat.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skipping around

Another one of those weeks...I worked a little on this, a little on that...

Here's my first WIP, MMM04 by Chatelaine Designs:

Letters from Nora, Letter J WIP:
Letter Fairy J

...and last but not least, my LHN Traveling Stitcher:

Monday, February 23, 2009

ABC and some traveling ;)

I have been working on everything lately. With so many new, wonderful projects from market, I just cannot resist working on those as well as some of my other WIP's. A few more words on my ABC Lessons by Lizzie Kate:

I also worked on my Little House Needlework Traveling Stitcher (look at her tiny suitcase!):

And...I am expecting more market stuff this week!

Friday, February 20, 2009

A finish and a few packages...

The Sleigh WIP(m)

The never ending packages....there are still plenty more! I did all the packages on the one side of the red ribbon.

Another finish! This letter fairy seemed endless....Please welcome, Ivy:


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A little more

A little more of my sleigh....looks a bit strange right now, doesn't it? It's just that all those whites and blues are the packages. Lots and lots of color changes going on in there, for sure.

The Sleigh WIP(k)

and then, a little more on my ABC Lessons (sorry, I didn't press it this time):

ABC Lessons(d)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Totally Addicting!

I started working on this yesterday afternoon, and just could not put it down. I guess it's just what the doctor ordered...something small, does not require too much concentration, and with a great result!

ABC Lessons(b)

Ooops!! Forgot to say - this is one of Lizzie Kate's newest designs just released at the Nashville Market - ABC Lessons.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweetheart Stocking

I just finished up my second Blackbird Designs little stocking. This is from the second leaflet, Love is in the Air. It is called a Sweetheart Stocking.

Sweetheart Sampler Stocking

That's No. 2 for my collection! Hmmm....maybe it's time to look at the leaflet for March!

(Stitched on the recommended Olde Town Blend by R&R Fabrics with Brick Weeks Dye Works thread.)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Told ya!

Auld Lang Syne Stocking

My first little stocking from Blackbird Designs newest releases. This is one of the January stockings....Auld Lang Syne.

I thought that I might try to stitch at least one of the stockings for each month. Instead of 36 stockings, maybe I can have twelve.

As Promised

I finished the needlebook cover for the Traveling Stitcher.
Traveling Stitcher Needlebook

Love the colors in this one. Now to put it together!

I also started one of the little stockings from Blackbird Designs, which I will probably finish up today. Just the stitching ~ not the actual stocking, that is!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lots and Lots!

No picture today...but an update. Part of my order for all the goodies from Nashville came yesterday! WooHoo!!

I had ordered the Little House House Needleworks Traveling Stitcher as well as the premade stitchers bag and needlebook! These are just too cute! So...of course, I just had to start it right away....I know...bad bad girl...picture tomorrow!

I also ordered Lizzie Kate's Abc's....Love this piece. Now I have to find the perfect fabric to stitch it on....I was actually a bit delusional last night...I was thinking of stitching it over one....;)

Plus all the Blackbird Designs little stockings. Love these! Gosh I just want to start everything! In a way, this is a good thing, since I have been feeling a bit off about all my stitching lately. :)

And Just Nan's little Dewdrop bunny....too cute. OK now there are too many that I want to start right now....what do I do....what do I do...?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pretty little bees

Bee's Garden (Scissor Case)a

So much prettier than the picture shows. This is the back of the scissor case for the Bee's Garden Stitchers Accessories. It still has a few stitches until it is finished, but I couldn't resit taking a picture of this elegant little design.

Another small one...this is Stitcher's Rule by Moss Creek. A little ruler and a needlebook (which I have just begun to fill in.)
Stitcher's Rule (Moss Creek)a

Friday, February 6, 2009

A one uh, and a two uh....


This is one....Venetian Opulence by Mirabilia Designs. I finally started on the lady!

and two:

The Sleigh WIP(i)

More sleigh....a few more packages. Lots of color changes going on in this one.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oriental Harem Garden

Harem WIP 2-03-09(a)

Lots of odds and ends filled in. I did get quite a bit done on the west building. Almost ready for the rest of the specialty stitches to be completed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Sleigh

The front of my sleigh is done! Lots of sparklies and beads that just do not shine as prettily in the pictures as they do in person:

The Sleigh WIP(h)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A little change...

you know, I have SADD (Stitchers Attention Deficit Disorder)....
Yep...that's what it is. It's why I keep skipping around working on a bazillion WIP's. Most of the time I cannot seem to settle on just one.

Anyway, I needed a little break from The Sleigh, and picked up Ivy again (Letters from Nora). Especially since three new letters are out, J, K and L. She is about two-thirds done right now. Don't worry ~ I'll be working on my sleigh again a bit later today...


Almost forgot..I did work on Harem Garden for a while, but the frogs paid my garden a little visit.