Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Start

I finished the model for Lisa today, so I decided to start something new! It's Drawn Thread's Sampler of Stitches. I really fell in love with this project after seeing Chi's finished Sampler. Her whole album is such an inspiration!

Silks for Drawn Thread Sampler of Stitches

I put a few stitches in yesterday after getting a few silks I was needing from It's a Stitch.

Small start on Drawn Thread Sampler of Stitches

And I put a few more in today...

Drawn Thread Sampler of Stitches
AVAS Soie d'Alger silk, 32 ct. Vintage Bisque by Lakeside Linens.

I left the last number off the year because who knows when I'll actually finish. I am hoping it's sometime in the 2010's. :) I was going to use NPI silks, but decided to go with AVAS because they're a little thicker and thought they might work better on the 32 ct. linen.

Write soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm here, I've just been busy stitching a model for Lisa (The Primitive Needle). It's so cool - I can't wait for you all to see it!

Anyway, on to the giveaway. You know those annoying ads I put on my site a couple years ago?? Well, I have finally received a payment! It's not much, but I wanted to share some of it with you because you helped me get it. I will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to Down Sunshine Lane (my favorite online shop). I will draw a name on Monday, May 3 at 8:00 am EST. That should give everyone plenty of time to enter!

Leave a comment on this post to enter (one entry per person). Thanks and Good Luck!! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quick Post

Just a quick post to say that I have finished block 12 of Shores!

SoHRH Block #12 finished!!
40 ct. Summer Khaki (over-dyed with Tan Rit Dye), NPI silks.

This block seemed to take forever... maybe it was all those fish??? :) Write soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sarah Woodham Progress

I was in a little slump, but I think I'm finally getting out of it.

Shakespeare's Peddler Sarah Woodham

Sarah Woodham progress as of 4/15/10

I'm loving this sampler! It's so much fun to stitch. My poor girl is still bald though - I need to do some chain stitches for her hair. Not too much else going on here. Just getting back into my routine after being away. Write soon! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Vacation Stash!

I got back from Florida yesterday around 2 pm. I got up early to beat all the traffic. It was so bad on Saturday when I drove up from Bonita Springs to my in-laws in Lake Panasoffkee that I didn't want to go through it again. I had a very busy week visiting everyone, so I didn't get any stitching done, but I did manage to do a little stashing. :)

I got some NPI for Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow at Silk Road Needle Arts in St. Petersburg...

Lakeside Linen and NPI silks for AaHRH

I got a couple Lakeside Linen fat quarters from Golden Needle in Port Charlotte...

Lakeside Linen
40 ct. Vintage Bisque and 40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar

I also got the cute little cupcake made by Alma Allen's Husband from Golden Needle...

Blackbird Designs Cupcake and Pattern

My last stop was at Quilt's 'N More. A nice quilt shop in Port Charlotte. I got some fat quarters from there...

Fat Quarters

I also received some patterns from The Scarlet Letter while I was away.

Scarlet Letter
Ann Smith, Jenny Bean and Sarah Willson

Ann Smith 1767
AVAS Soie 'd Alger silks and 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley Linen.

I fell in love with Ann and Sarah after seeing these pictures on Webshots...

I also ordered the catalog from The Scarlet Letter and now my SL wish list has grown immensely! The pictures are much clearer in the catalog.

The Scarlet Letter Catalog

Scarlet Letter Catalog

Although, I need to stay away from the stashing for awhile and get back to stitching, so I won't be ordering anything anytime soon! Hopefully, I'll have some stitching pics to share soon! :)

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Spring Break

I'm down in Florida visiting family. I got a little bit of stitching done last night after we arrived. I finally finished filling in the clouds on Paradise Lost...

Paradise Lost as 4/2/10
40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar, NPI silks (1 over 2).

And I got the border finished on Sarah Woodham earlier in the week. Unfortunately, I also had to do a lot of frogging, but I'm finally back on track now.

Sarah Woodham as of 4/2/10

I worked on a couple motifs last night...

Sarah Woodham
40 ct Vintage Pearled Barley, Various silk threads (1 over 2).

I hope to work on Sarah Woodham a little more while I'm here, or I may start a BBD design that's on 30 ct. A little easier to see since I don't have my big daylight stitching light down here.

Well, hope you all have a very happy Easter! Write soon!