My Needlework Is Stitched With Love and Dog Hair :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Serenity Harbor Block 3 Finish

I finally have finished Block 3 and now on to block 4 .   This sampler is really a good stitch and I am doing this one in between 4 other samplers.  All of my frames are filled up with samplers and they all hang up to inspire me to stitch.  Thank you to everyone who has contacted me with nice comments  and I enjoy hearing from you all.   Even our hens seem to want to get involved here.  :) Serenity Harbor is stitched on 40ct Weeks Dyeworks Parchment linen with 1 thread over 2.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Good Times

Fabric for Ann Short is Here

The fabric for Ann Short arrived today. I had wanted to get my favorite 40ct Sand Dune, but it was out of stock in most places so I decided on a half  yard of 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens.   I am very happy with the color and feel it will give me the look I want for Ann Short. This will be my first time using this color.  Now I am anxiously waiting for Ann Short to be in my mailbox which I am sure it will be soon.  I have several samplers I am working on until then.  Thank you Barb for your nice comments. :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ann Short

Beautiful Ann Short sampler by The Scarlet Letter!  This is a Scottish sampler and it is beautiful.  I can hardly wait for Ann to be making herself at home here on my frame and stand.  I love stitching red brick houses too but this also has so many beautiful birds, trees, bunnies and that thistle up near the top it appears to have some beautiful specialty stitches and satin stitches too. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Serenity Harbor Block 2 Finish

Serenity Harbor block 2 is finally finished!!  It has been a busy time and I have been helping my dh with some things here.  I finally took some time to do block 2 and after experimenting with colors for the clouds, I decided on some grey and blue shades with them since the colors called for blended too much with the fabric and could not be seen.  This looks bette on my fabric.   Now on to block 3 which is exciting too as it has the birds in it that I love. Each section I receive is even more beautiful than the last one to stitch.


I have had several people ask me if this lapstand here will work in a recliner.  YES itworks well in my recliner as this is the only way I enjoy stitching here at home. Many lapstands will not work in a recliner, so many want a floor stand so they can sit in their favorite chair but this lapstand will most definitely work and the lapstand attachment comes off if a person wants to use it as a tabletop stand too.  My husband makes these at Wooden Treasures. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eleanor Parr Progress

This is my latest progress on Eleanor Parr 1811 by The Scarlet Letter.  I am stitching this on 40 ct. Sand Dune.   This project is really enjoyable to stitch and I love the colors.    This bird is only one of many birds in the border of this sampler so I am really loving this since my husband and I have always loved the birds.  I want to thank all of you who have come in and for all of the nice comments too. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congratulations to my Brother Jim

I am happy for my brother Jim today as he is going to be doing at new job at CBS.  He is going to start editing The Late Late Show beginning today.  Jim has been one of the editors for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and received an Emmy for editing a few years ago.  Congratulations to you Jim for your new job at The Late Late Show as they are bringing in James Corden to host it in March.  It should be really good.

I am almost ready to add a stitchng post here as I stitch on Eleanor Parr.  The first bird is almost done and I plan to make a stitching post soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Facebook's Photo of the Day

I am so excited and proud to show that my dh's photo of a Cardinal has been selected for Facebook's Photo  of the Day Contest.   I have never seen a more beautiful photo of a Cardinal as his photo here, and it is a once of a lifetime photo to get this.  Not only is he a successful woodworker, but also has always loved doing photography for many many years.  

I have also been working on Eleanor Parr and should have a new post to make on her, perhaps tomorrow. I keep wanting to have just a little more to post on her.  I love the colors and am ready to begin stitching my first bird on her soon.

 As my dh finishes working on some orders he has had this past month, he will be making me a new design that is faster to make and it will be a 26 inch frame for me to use for Eleanor.  I am willing to wait for him to  finish up these others first. Thank you ladies for being so patient.  You know who you are! :)

  Thank you to those who have posted such nice comments on my stitching here.  I love seeing those!

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