Monday, December 31, 2012

Finished Stitching 2012

Emma Mills 1839Ann GrantPlum Street Samplers CourtshipThe Scarlett House "Sarah Elizabeth Brooke" framed.Blackbird Designs Spring's Song
Elizabeth J M Mears Finished!WTN&T September Word PlayShepherd's Bush Eve's GardenBlackbird Designs "Christmas Garden"Mary Roe

Finished Stitching 2012, a set on Flickr.
I'm finally home from visiting my family for the holidays. I hope to get back to stitching and blogging in the new year. Happy New Year to you all!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Sale Page Updated (again)

I added a few UFO's and some pictures.  I also lowered the prices on the other things left on there.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me downsize! :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wonderful Birthday Surprise!

I opened the mailbox and saw a package. I was confused at first, I didn't think I had ordered anything. I opened it up and it was a very sweet birthday (which was on the 1st) gift from Amy.

Included was a pincushion that Amy stitched and finished beautifully and a cut of very pretty 40 ct. Meadow Rue Lakeside Linen (my favorite) and four packs of #28 needles. She really spoiled me! Thank you so much Amy!! I love it all!

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Block Eight

I'm still working on VoHRH. Here is my start on block number eight. This block is pretty much solid stitching, so it's going to take me awhile.

40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune, NPI silks (1 over 2)

I'm really looking forward to this weekend - it seems like it has been a really long week.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hawk Run School House

I got block 11 finished up the other day!  Hope you all had a fun Halloween.  My boys were all ninjas.  They had a blast.  I also wanted to say how sorry I am for those who suffered damage and power outages during Sandy.  I hope all is repaired and restored soon!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sweet Gift from Charlene

Via Flickr:
Charlene gave me this sweet pincushion at Myrtle Beach. She is just too kind to all her friends! Thanks again Charlene!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I decided to pull out Village of Hawk Run Hollow yesterday. I haven't worked on in it over a year. I'm glad I got it back out because I'm loving it again.

40 ct. Sand Dune, NPI (1 over 2)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Myrtle Beach

I had so much fun in Myrtle Beach!  The time went by way too fast.  It was so great to see my old friends and meet new ones.  The weather was gorgeous pretty much the whole time I was there...

View from Tanya's Room

Only, I didn't get down to the beach much.  I was too busy chatting and stitching.  I worked on Charlotte Clayton a little bit...

Charlotte Clayton
40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune, NPI (1 over 2)

And I worked on a very sweet freebie that Tanya (The Scarlett House) designed for us.

Stitching at the Beach Freebie
25 ct. Vintage Country Mocha, DMC (1 over 1)

I also picked up Christmastide from Tanya's booth (which I'm sad to say I don't have any pictures of) and this sweet little needlework set.

Needlework set made by Sandy

Amy, once again put together a wonderful retreat and I can't wait for next year.  I'll leave you with a picture of the goodies from our registration pack.  It was chock full of great things!  If you're reading this Amy, thanks again for all you do!  I only wish I had gotten more pictures (all that talking and stitching got in the way)! :)

Goodies from the registration pack

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Little Stitching and an Early Present!

I decided to start Margaret Cottam after I finished Mary Roe. I only stitched a little bit because I wasn't sure if I was liking the linen I chose for it. It's much lighter than the called for linen.
Margaret Cottam
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter, WDW & GAST (1 over 2)
After stitching a motif, I think I'm going to like it. I also worked on Ann Priest a little bit...
Ann Priest
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter, GAST (1 over 2)
My early birthday/Christmas present is the new iPad. My kids had pretty much taken over my old iPad and I really missed having one all to myself. So my very sweet dh took me shopping today. My birthday is still weeks away, but I wanted something for when I go to Myrtle Beach. I'm so happy with it!
Speaking of Myrtle Beach - I leave in only six days now! I can't wait!!
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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Mary Roe 1808 Finished!

I'm making up for all those pieces I started when I was so stressed! :)  I got Mary Roe finished up today.  I love how she turned out!

Mary Roe 1808

Mary Roe

Mary Roe

Mary Roe
The Scarlett House "Mary Roe 1808"
Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar
Threads: Belle Soie and NPI (black only)
Started: 3/12 - Finished: 10/6/12

Now, I think I'll get back to Charlotte Clayton, Ann Priest, or maybe I'll start Margaret Cottam...

Margaret Cottam
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter, WDW and GAST threads. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Christmas Garden Finished!

Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar
Threads: Crescent Colours and Gentle Art
Started: 3/12 - Finished 9/25/12

Monday, September 17, 2012

Eve's Garden Finished!

I had so much fun stitching this sampler. After I finished the border and the section of grass, it really went quickly.

Eve's Garden by Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush Eve's Garden
Shepherd's Bush "Eve's Garden" Kit 
Started: 8/12 - Finished: 9/16/12

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Small Finish!

I started Brenda's latest Word Play design last week and finished it up yesterday.  It was a fun little stitch!

WTN&T September Word Play
With Thy Needle & Thread "September Word Play"
Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Examplar
Threads: GAST

What do you think of my new blog look?  I thought it was time for a change!  :)  If you move your mouse to the arrow by the word "Classic," you can change how you'd like to view it.  I thought that was a fun, new feature.  Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back in South Carolina

We are all settled in our new home.  My favorite room in the house is the kitchen.  It's gets the best light.


The boys are very happy to be back and excited to start school (even if they say they're not, I know they are)! :)

One of the first things I did was get my stitching organized.  There is an alcove in our bedroom that was the perfect nook for it...


Oreo likes the new house too.  She loves to look out all the windows.


Speaking of stitching, I started something new (again).  Shepherd's Bush "Eve's Garden."  I love the bright and cheery colors in this design.

Eve's Garden

Eve's Garden as of 8/18/12

The linen is so pretty too and It's been fun to work on a larger count for a change.  :)

Friday, August 03, 2012

Sarah's House Progress

I have been working on Sarah's House here and there.  It's been a busy couple of weeks.  I can't believe we'll be heading back up to South Carolina in less than a week.  This summer has flown by!


BBD Sarah's House
40 ct. Vintage Examplar, called for silk threads (1 over 2)

I'll post when I can.  I'm not sure when our internet will be hooked up!  Hopefully it won't be long after we get there.  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another New Start...

Yes, I seem to have startitis.  It started back in May and hasn't let up.  I'm blaming it on the stress - it makes me do crazy things! :)  Anyway,  I ended up starting the main sampler in the Blackbird Designs Sarah's House leaflet, which is also named "Sarah's House" a few days ago.  I also ended up going with the silks.  I just couldn't resist them.  I had all of them except for one and I picked that up at my LNS (Silk Road Needle Arts) near my mom's house.

Silk threads for Sarah's House

Sarah's House Sampler
40 ct. Vintage Examplar, Various silk theads (1 over 2)

I was so happy when that border matched! :)  Just a couple more weeks and we'll be headed back to South Carolina.  I'm so sad to be leaving Florida, but happy to get the kids back to their schools and their routines.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Start

I ordered "Ann Priest 1841" from Tanya (The Scarlett House) and I received it the other day.  I couldn't resist starting it right away!

The Scarlett House "Ann Priest 1841"
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter, GAST threads (1 over 2)

Ann Priest

I love how the Gentle Art threads are looking on the Vintage Pecan Butter, which I got from Down Sunshine Lane.  It's definitely one of my favorite linen colors.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I just got Sarah's House in the mail today from Down Sunshine Lane.  I love all the designs in the leaflet...

Sarah's House Loose Feathers Leaflet
40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar, Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Sarah's House

A Flock of Friends

Polk, Nebraska - Pincushion

The only question is, which one do I start first??