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

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hawaiian Garden WIP

Here's another update on my Hawaiian Garden from Chatelaine Designs.
Part 1 WIP (a)
I ran out of one of the threads I need for the final section; I still have just a little bit left of the silver and one other color to fill in. Then it will be onto specialty stitches for this part.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I decided to run over to The Stitching Post today! Lucky me, for once! They were having their end of the year sale with 25% off everything! Look what I got...
a new bag...ladybug Dovo scissors, a Dovo nailfile...needles....some 28 count Jobelan in Bayleaf and Natural Light.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Secret Victorian Garden Tryout

The tryouts for Martina's mystery projects usually are released prior to the main charts. She did release this one last year.....I'm just getting to the finishing on this one. I just needed a little something to finish and found this one:


Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Not the best pictures....but here it is:
locket (3)


This was a very nice Christmas indeed. My father always asks for a list of things we would like, and then hands it over to my sister to do his shopping! :) This year I actually had something, other than stitching items on my list. It was Jim Shore's Mini Nativity. Take a peek:

Mini Nativity

It just makes me smile to look at it! Thanks, Dad!

I also received a beautiful locket from my husband and sons, Sam and Mike. It is engraved on both the front and back. One side has "Annie" (our dog) and the other "Harmony" (my little girl kitty), both of whom we lost this month. Inside is a picture of each of them. As soon as the sun is shining, I will get a better picture. One of those presents I will always treasure.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Here's hoping that your day is bright, your presents many and love surrounds you.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

....a third PS ornament....

Here's the "S" for my son, Sam.

Only one more to make...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Another Ornament

I tried a different finish on this little letter. I used a four-sided stitch around it (ala C.A. Wells) with small squares of cardboard with quilt batting inside.

Two more to go!

Friday, December 21, 2007


Here's my little "M" from Prairie Schooler Designs finished as an ornament.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Ornaments

These are just turning out too cute!! I am making an ornament for my sons, Sam and Mike, for this Christmas. Here's the first one...(still has to be made into an ornament)

And the second one....

These little letters are a really quick stitch:))

Ooops!! Forgot to say that these were from the Prairie Schooler Christmas Alphabet booklet.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Well, now it at least looks like a reindeer....Reindeer

So far, this one has been fun to stitch. I am trying to think of a way to finish it. If there are going to be eight reindeer in this series, it might be nice to group them all together. Hmmm....maybe flat folds?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Butt, butt...LOL!

Well, that is all that's really there....Reindeer WIP this is one of Nora Corbett's reindeer....I just have his "butt" stitched right now. This one seems to be moving quickly (and as soon as I say that, it will slow down). I was in the mood for something "Christmasy" to stitch, so decided to work on this one. He is a nice change of pace from the mandalas.

Friday, December 14, 2007

a little more...

on Hawaiian Garden.....WIP (8)

I received almost all the threads required for this one....just a few more.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas.....and Hawaii

2007 Advent Calendar (2) Here's my little WIP of Martina's Advent Calendar for this year. Hopefully...I won't miss any days. So far, so good!

and a little bit of Hawaiian Garden
WIP (7)
(still waiting for the beads and some braids)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Blue Hawaii

....no, Elvis isn't here;) but this is:

Hawaiian Garden Mandala

As soon as I get my braids, beads and a missing thread, I'll fill those in.....

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Blue on Blue

Got a little bit more done on my Hawaiian Garden.
WIP (2)
Lots of bright blues...I'm enjoying working on this for now.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

...a new WIP...

Yep....just couldn't resist....too many pretty colors and the first part of the design is gorgeous! It's Chatelaine Designs, Hawaiian Garden. I've only got a small portion of it done. I decided to do this one with a few of the silk threads I already had and the rest with DMC.
Part 1 WIP


I received some lovely Christmas presents from Isabelle. Thank you so much! You just do not know how much they mean to me....here's a picture of everything...christmas presents

and another of just the inside of the book that she made...christmas present

Just too wonderful!! Thank you, thank you:))

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Finally....something is finished!

Here's a little freebie from the Cross Eyed Cricket, the s'mores mitten. I did not use the recommended fabric...in hindsight I think I should have backstitched the outine.
S'mores Mitten

and another one!! This is also by the Cross Eyed Cricket Collection...the Second Day of Christmas ornament....
Second Day of Christmas Ornament