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

Thursday, August 30, 2007


PumpkinHere's my CEC Pumpkin finished as an ornament for my Halloween tree,


Here's my Shepherd's Bush Glory fob with my Glory scissors. I have had this stitched, but just did Glory Fobthe finishing today. Cute! The rick rack with beads is a different way of finishing. Something new!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Start, Sort of...

Well, I made a decision on what to start. I've decided to work on my Needle Guardian by Teresa Wentzler. It's not really a new start...but there is barely anything done on it, other than two sides of the outer border. I'm calling this a 'barely started - new start.' :} I didn't work on it, since I didn't have most of the threads. I made a trip to Michael's today for the floss, and have started on it (again). So it is an official "start" now!

Monday, August 27, 2007


OK, I'm on a roll. I have finished up three things in the past two days that I started a while ago. So, I met my goal of finishing up five things in order to have a new start;}
So now to decide what to start....such a dilemma!!

Don't Bug Me!

This is a Sweetheart Tree Design...lots of backstitching and quarter stitches. I think this is the first one of ST that I've actually stitched. This was a kit from the Knocker series. This will definitely get finished as a hanging type ornament, to hang near my "stitching nest."
Don't Bug Me!
I am trying to finish up a few pieces that I have that are just "so close" to being done. Of course, there are a ton more that I want to start, so I am trying something new and will "reward" myself with a new start after so many of these little finishes.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sampler Lady

Here's my little Sampler Lady. I stitched her on 36 count Lakeside Linen's Bittersweet. She turned out really cute. I am thinking of making her into a small stand-up or flatfold. For this one, I only stitched the lady, not the entire sampler.Sampler Lady
Thanks, Carol, for the extra thread!! (it doesn't match exactly, but it's close enough!)

Christmas Mystery

We received Part 9 of the Christmas Mystery yesterday from Martina. This part was pretty easy and quick for a change. Just a lot of stitches to fill in on the star.
Part 9 (2)
It's hard to believe there are only three more parts!(excuse that stray gold thread on the edge of the star...it's just a piece that had been cut off.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Little House....

Bee Pinkeep Finally finished the stitching on this one today, although I started it quite a while ago. I used Dower Linen, Sunflower Seed. This is the pinkeep pattern from The Gift of Stitching Magazine for Little House Needleworks. I will probably finish it into a pinkeep. I stitched it with all Crescent Color threads instead of the DMC's recommended.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuscany Garden

tuscany garden-part 2
Here's my Part 2 for the Tuscany Garden by Chatelaine. I will add the beads for this part at a later date. Since I use a small hoop, it becomes difficult to move it around with the beads in the way. I'll probably add them after the center portion is complete.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


That's what I just finished this morning ~ Cherries by Little House Needleworks. I decided to make it into a pinkeep (even though it is a bit large, since it was done on 28 count). I made a pocket for the back to put scissors (or whatever will fit :}).Cherries And here's the back.....Cherries (scissor pocke back)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

So Far, So Fun....

The front panel of my Charland Designs' Haunted House, that is. This is working up pretty quick.Image hosted by Webshots.com
by sttchalley
Not too happy with the Jubilee fabric; it's a bit too thick. Still, the house is cute, so far:)

Here's something I unearthed while looking for something else. I was originally going to finish this as a small bellpull. Still might....Angel Kitties It's cute....don't know what I would do with it if I did "finish" it. Maybe a gift....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The "West Side"

West HouseHere's the final house for Part 8 of my Secret Victorian Garden.

Friday, August 10, 2007

South House

South HouseHere's the house on the "south side" of this mystery. I'm getting there! Only one more side to go....

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

East House - Mystery X

part 8-east houseHere's the "East House" for Part 8 of my Secret Victorian Garden. Only two more to go!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

North House

North House (Part 8)

Here's my first house with the side "gardens" for Part 8. This is the north house on the design. Only three more houses to go....or six "gardens."

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Birthday Goodies!

Here's a slideshow of my presents from Isabelle! Thank you, Isabelle; I love everything!!
My birthday is not until Saturday, but Isabelle sent these gifts early. Isn't the needlebook gorgeous?


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mystery X - Little Bit of Part 8

upper left corner
Here's my upper left corner for Part 8....only 7 more corners to go!