Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Oops I Did it Again

Facebook Marketplace is addicting...

Monday, July 15, 2019


Working on my pre-work for an upcoming finishing class with Cathy Habermann!

The linen color is more blue than it appears in the photo.

Thunderstorms and flooding here tonight!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Lynn’s of Madison

We had fun shopping at Lynn’s.  She caters to artists who paint and draw, needleworkers, and does framing.  In addition to looking through her charts and excellent linen selection, there is always wonderful eye candy on the walls.  Here’s a tour of some of the framed needlework.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bee Pincushion

Today we are in Madison with many old (and a few new) friends.  We are taking the Bee Contained class with Betsy Morgan.  We finished the pincushion today.

We went shopping at Lynn’s after class.  Saving that post for tomorrow.  See ya!

Friday, July 12, 2019

On the Road Again.

Up and out the door at 7:30am!  Heading south to Iowa then east to Wisconsin.  Crazy, I know, but that’s how we roll.

First stop - Osage, IA at the Stitchery Nook.  Very friendly owner, large shop, lots of beautiful models, patterns, wall of fabric and as a bonus, there are scrapbook supplies in the back!

We made a few purchases and then traveled to Fiberworks in Waverly, IA.  A few more purchases and then we headed east to Madison.

Met up with some friends from Indy tonight.  Looking forward to tomorrow!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Three Pines Sampler

The following exchange took place this morning between my Partner in Crime and the Mad Tatter:

Partner in Crime:  "Who is this blogger?  And what did you do with Cathy?"

Mad Tatter:  "Isn't it like the Resurrection of the Dead???"

Ah, those two think they are so funny.

Tonight's post is another one of those stitchy projects that has been languishing away in the "to be framed" pile.

This is a Stitchville Spring Fling project from the Jeannette Douglas retreat in 2011.  I dated the sampler 2011, but I'm quite certain that it wasn't finished until a few years later.  And then it patiently waited to be framed.  2019 was a very good year for this lonely sampler!

Three Pines Sampler from Jeannette Douglas

That's all I have for you tonight!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Drive by Post

I’m short on time tonight.  This is Brick House Sampler from With Thy Needle and Thread stitched on 36ct Oaken with the called for fibers.

Stitched and framed in 2019!

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

What’s the Buzz?

This is what happens when you don’t blog for a long time - you end up with a lot of things to post!  I sure hope the Mad Tatter and Doris and Art are happy. (When I don’t post I hear about it from them!)

This lovely design was stitched this spring and finished three weeks ago.  It’s called Bee Pincushion and it’s from SubRosa on Etsy.

The beads on the edging remind me of little droplets of honey!

Here’s my lovely basket of stitchy goodness!

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Another Frame Job

No stitching tonight so I’ll share with you another piece that I recently had framed.  This is a Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers piece from 2011 titled Summer, Autumn, Winter.  Mine was stitched in 2012 and framed in 2019!

I love it!

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Saturday’s Goings On

Yesterday, I met up with an old college friend; we went to some antique shops in the area.  I scored some perfect tatting shuttles for the Mad Tatter.  She already has them in her possession, so no pictures!  I also scored some Duchess hoops.  Both are in great condition and the best part of all - they were only $2 each.  Also bought this darning egg and tomato pincushion.  Not pictured are the Tom and Jerry glasses I snatched up.  Remember when you could by grape jelly in a jar and use it as a glass later?  The glasses would have cartoon characters on them.  Fun day, fun purchases.

My friend reminded me of a piece that I stitched for her a long time ago.  Even after seeing it I didn’t remember stitching it, but sure enough, I had signed the back of it and dated it “2001.”  I don’t have any recollection who designed this piece!

Tonight I’m going to start some prework for some upcoming classes I will be taking with Cathy Habermann at our guild retreat in August.  Hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Tonight’s Stitching

You’ll have to check back in a few weeks and then I’ll tell you more about tonight’s stitching!

Friday, July 05, 2019

The Mermaid

I took advantage of a framing sale recently and got some older stitching finishes framed.  Tonight’s post is one of those pieces!

Back in 2011, I attended the Dyeing to Stitch retreat in Virginia Beach.  One of my classes was with Theresa Venette (Kitten Stitcher) from Shakespeare’s Peddler.  This piece is called “The Mermaid” and I think it might have been the first time I stitched on colored linen!  Plus, she had us stitch on some smaller pieces of linen and then we attached them like patches.  I remember really enjoying stitching this!

The frame seemed perfect; kind of old and wormy looking!  

I know this pattern later became available, but it might be OOP now...

Thursday, July 04, 2019

America + Buffalo

This seemed like an appropriate post for today and I finished stitching it last night!  This was Little House Needlework’s first chart and it’s called America.

The Mad Tatter and I visited one of my cousins at her lake cabin today.  While there, we visited the local buffalo herd.  Can you find the two little ones in the herd?

Happy July 4th!

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Tonight’s Show and Tell

I stitched and finished this little lovely just a few weeks ago. The design is from Plum Street Samplers, its from her Serial Bowl Collection and it is called Sampler Lesson #2.

Working toward a patriotic finish tonight.  Just in time for the fourth!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

For Spacious Skies

This beautiful design was stitched in 2017.  I just got around to finishing it two Saturday’s ago.  It’s a pillow finish with my signature ruched edging!

For Spacious Skies by Heartstring Samplery

Looking forward to the July 4th holiday!

Monday, July 01, 2019

An Oldie But Goodie

Now that I’ve blogged for four days straight, I’m going to try to keep it going!  (The Mad Tatter will be happy.). Today’s post is “An Oldie but Goodie” that I stitched back in 2011 and just had it framed.  The lady with the blue house dress reminds me of my Auntie Betty, I think it’s her posture, kind of hunched forward with her butt sticking out!

The design is called “Flag Day” and its an older design from Brenda Gervais.  Sorry for the shadow.  It’s a rainy day here.

Thanks for visiting.  And thanks too for all of your nice comments.