Sunday, April 25, 2010

My ~ Rememeber Me ~ Finish

I so love how this turned out.  It's a wonderful
Stacy Nash Primitives Design. I knew from
the moment I saw the pattern that I had
to stitch it.  I posted the unfinished piece back
in March and never got around to showing
you the finished pillow.
It's stitched in the recommended DMC colors
and backed with stained silk matka in camel
just like Stacy used on hers.  I've added a 
make do patch on the back for some added 

As always, thanks for stopping by to take
a look at my stitching progress.
Wishing you all lots of productive days.
Happy stitching,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Official Release of Happy 4th Pattern

Here is a new pattern I'm officially releasing 
called "Happy 4th".  I say "officially" because,
I kind of tested it out first on a few friends when 
I was thinking of starting to design.  So,  a few of 
these patterns are out there already, but now
I'm ready to show it to the world :)

It's an exciting yet scary time when you start to 
let the blog world see your designs and at the very
beginning ( months ago), I had my hesitations and 
lots of butterflies in the pit of stomach.  

I'm still a bit apprehensive, but I have such good
friends and family that cheer me on.  And so many
new friends that I've gotten to know through blogging.

This pattern along with the others is $9 with free 
shipping.  You can email me at
or purchase it through my Etsy shop.

Thank you to everyone for all your support and
kind words.  
As always, Happy Stitching.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bluebird Assisi Finish

As promised, here is the finished Bluebird 
Assisi Pinkeep.  It's stitched on praire cloth
using a GAST floss called Dungarees. I've 
added a blue wool make~do patch to 
the back.

Tonight is the TDIPT Mercantile
update and this will be one of my
new offerings, along with the two boxes
I just finished.  The Crow Box and the 
Spring Box.  

Please stop by tonight to 
check out my new stitcheries and to see what
all the goodies my TDIPT sisters have created.
I do hope you can come by and have a look.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Busy Stitching

Here's a little peek at my next design ...

Should be ready for release next month.
This one is a number sampler.  A change of 
pace from the alphabet : )

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

AHH ! The Days of Blue Skies and Flip Flops

The hubby and I spent most to this beautiful
weekend outside in the yard/gardens.

The picture above is of our Forest Pansy ~
 Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis).  It is in full bloom.   

This tree was a birthday present from Bill
a few years ago, along with a red wheelbarrow.
Yes, that's the  kind of gal I am.  Nothing fancy 
please.  Just something I can use to stitch, an 
antique anything or something garden related 
will do.  A simple gal at heart. 

On another note....
I am on a design craze, so watch for some new 
patterns soon.  I am loving this design bug that
has bitten me.  Can't wait to stitch up my 
new creations.

Wishing you all days full of blue skies 
and flip flops. (Slippas, as they are referred
to on Maui :)

Have a mai ka'i day

Friday, April 9, 2010

Crow Sampler Box

This was one of the most fun little patterns to stitch. 
It's a freebie from primitivebettys.  She is so generous 
and so creative.  I am a big fan of her designs.

Well, I stitched this on some 32 ct raw linen using
overdyed floss of Onyx and Palomino.  The box is
 covered with reproduction fabric and I lined the lid with
a vintage love letter and painted the inside a dark brown.

I love making strawberry fobs, so I made one
to match the box.  It's made from some antiqued linen
and has a brown herringbone wool top. 

It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend and I plan to 
do some more stitching outside in the garden. 
Just thinking of it makes me smile.
Wishing all of you a weekend full of smiles.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~My Next Pattern Release~


As promised, here is my new cross stitch
design ~Wrought By Me~.   It was inspired,
of course, by an antique sampler.  

I've stitched it on 32ct linen that I did some
antiquing to and used a combination of
WDW, GA and DMC thread.  
If you are interested in this or my other
patterns,  you can email me or I have
started to list them in my Etsy shop.
Pattern is $9 with free ship.

Thank you so much for all your support
in this new exciting venture.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring In My Step

This weekend was so beautiful here in Philadelphia.
I have been inspired lately, with all the trees
blooming, to stitch something with a 
Spring theme.
I sat outside in the sunshine and did some 
stitching and finished up this Spring box.
I love the Lily of the Valley that 
grow next to our driveway.  This 
box reminds me that they are on 
there way.

This is a motif from a Blackbird Designs
Sampler, Quaker Garden.  I found 
some pretty chenille yarn, in just
the right color, to put
around the top.

I hope you are having beautiful
spring weather where you are too.
Happy stitching. 

P.S. I'm just about to release another
pattern :)  Also a in a flower theme.
Keep a look out, I will be posting pics of
it this week.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Wish

Wishing you every Easter Blessing.