Monday, July 04, 2022

Another Finish

We are laying low this 4th of July so I had time to squeeze another finish in! 

This design is from The Scarlett House and its called Coverlet Berry Stitching Tray. I finished the stitching a long time ago. Now the piece is fully finished. I enjoyed making the wool strawberries!


In celebration of July 4, here are a few more patriotic finishes. I love this tray - found it in an antique shop on one of my visits to the Amana Colonies.

Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Patriotic Stitching

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Very low-key weekend here!

If you do your own finishing, then you know that you have to be “in the mood” and you have to “have time” because it always takes longer than you think it will take. Today, I was in the mood and I had time!

May I present to you “Tomayto, Tomahto” from Hand on Design. This was an exclusive kit offered last year through the Homespun Facebook group. I’ve had the stitching finished for quite sometime; it just needed to be finished!



Cathy Habermann’s step-by-step instructions are so easy to follow! I’m over the moon with this finish!

Since it is the July 4th holiday weekend, allow me to share with you some of my patriotic stitching. I love stitching red, white, and blue!






Happy 4th!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Stitch Camp, Day Two

Our final class was with Paulette from Plum Street Samplers. A big red house, poppies, a flag, the moon - what more could a stitcher ask for!



Here’s the design team for the entire retreat. Fun, fun weekend. 


We are heading home now… back to reality.



Friday, June 17, 2022

Stitch Camp Day One

Today’s classes began with Brenda Gervais from With Thy Needle and Thread. She designed a lovely sampler for us titled “At Home.” She incorporated things that reminded her of the words “country”, “sampler”, “spring”, and “green.” (Sorry for the glare in the glass.)

We were also gifted this pattern from Brenda titled “A Girl in Her Garden”. It will make a sweet drum!

This afternoon’s class was with Linda Lautenschlager of Chessie and Me. She too designed a sampler, this one a patriotic theme and styled after a typical Rhode Island sampler.

This pincushion pattern and supplies was also available for purchase by the retreat attendees.

Another day of stitching bliss ahead!

Country Sampler

Awesome. Amazing. Inspiring.



















Thursday, June 16, 2022

On the Road Again

My Partner In Crime and I are on the road again. It’s so nice to be attending retreats and other needlework events again.

This weekend, we are in the “land of roundabouts!” (They drive us nuts.) we are in southeastern Wisconsin.

Our first stop was at Lynn’s of Madison. Lynn’s always has a excellent selection of linen and she has wonderful models on display.






Second stop was Witchery Stitchery in Mt. Horeb. This is a good place to stop for old treasures. I remember visiting this shop 20 years ago.

After a lovely day of shopping we headed to our hotel. Thunderstorms rolled through this area last night. We were safely tucked away in our room watching Flosstube!


Looking forward to more adventures today!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Big Celebration

We celebrated this weekend. The Mad Tatter’s turning 90 on June 14 - Flag Day, and 90 is most definitely worth celebrating! Lots of food, family, and friends - beautiful flowers. We were blessed with great weather.











Lizzie says “hello!”