Friday, August 27, 2010

I just discovered a new blog. it is called Older Rose and is wonderful. Gerry has made some of the most wonderful things and gives great tutorials as well. Here is a beautiful pincushion that she made and will be giving away:

Isn't it gorgeous. I would love to win this! It is 8" high and is on a weighted base. I can just see it sitting on the table next to my stitching chair. You know how I love my red but this one is absolutely gorgeous! Wish I knew how to make them.

She also is giving away some of her hand painted MOP buttons. I can just see these on a Crazy Quilt!

I will definitely be following this blog. I cannot wait to see what she does next!

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What Next?

Whew! I just finished up three models that needed to be done quickly and will be able to get back to some personal stitching. Now to decide what to stitch on. Should I continue with my Zentangle or my Jeanne Ries or one of my other 30+ wips!!!! While a frustrating decision to make it is nice to have so many wonderful things to stitch on.

I also just finished up the models for two new designs from me--MadStitcherDesigns! So now I just have to find the time to do the instruction sheets, get them photographed and ready to release. I am hoping to have this competed for an early September release. I will post it here first so keep watching!

Until next time...

Thursday, August 12, 2010


As promised here is my Odds and Ends through part 2. This one is very colorful and lots of fun to stitch. I am using up lots of leftover silks for this one!

I also was able to continue on Zentangle so I now have it up through part 6. This is not a good photo but it is getting too big for the scanner and the heavy fabric kept sliding out! Next time I will have to pull out the camera and see if that is better. I am so loving this one I can hardly put it down. I seem to finish up parts when the moderaters in Germany are sleeping and I have to wait to get the next parts. But I will be caught up with this one soon I hope.

I have a couple of days before my next model arrives so I am trying to get some personal stitching done. I do have other things that I need to work on but these have been so much FUN!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Well I restarted my Zentangle SAL from the Stiichelounge Yahoo group and I am much happier with both the color and the coverage. I am using a variegated red silk on 35 ct white linen. I cannot wait to get the next parts of this one. It is so much fun to stitch.

I also got the next part of the Odds & Ends SAL from Tams Creation finished and will share the photo of that one tomorrow. I finished my current model and it was so much fun to stitch something for me this weekend.

Until next time...

Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Special Gift

Today I want to share with you a very special gift I received from my dear friend, Linda. This set of project bags are absolutely beautiful. She knows how much I love red and this toile fabric is wonderful. The bags have pockets on the outside as well as the inside zipped pocket. The large bag has a slim pocket for a pen or hilighter and two other pockets and the small one has one pocket on the outside. I just love these. Thank you so much Linda! If you would like to see other bags from Linda check it out here: Votre Grandmere

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Catching up

Things have been very hectic around here. I have been busily stitching on a model and on a consignment piece which I got finished this week while taking care of my step-daughter who had surgery. I thought you might like to see a photo of it but it isn't very good. I had to take the pic quickly so I could get in in the mail to its new owner.

This is Ann Kirby from the Scarlett Letter. It came as a kit with 38 ct linen and DMC floss.

I have also joined a couple of SALs with the Stichelounge yahoo group. I have finished part 1 of Odds & Ends by Tam's Creations designed especially for this group and is done with her permission. I am stitching mine on 30 ct Northern Cross linen in white using up all of my bits and pieces of silk fibers.

And Zentangle 2 stitched on white 35 count linen using an *almost* black silk. I am not sure I like this. But I don't know if it is the coverage or the fact that the floss is not quite true black. Will have to think about this one for a bit.

Well I am now home again and have to get lots of things done. And back to my model. Till next time...