My Needlework Is Stitched With Love and Dog Hair :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Eleanor Parr 1816 Start


Here is a photo of  the Scarlet Letter Sampler  that I am going to start on today.    I have loved this sampler from the first time I saw it and  I especially love the birds in the border.  We both love birds so much and this border is really exquisite.    This sampler has such beautiful reds in it too.  I received my fabric yesterday and really fast from 123 Stitch and will be stitching this on 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune. This one shown is the color palette I want to do mine in with the reds.  I am doing several stitching projects with friends, too but this one is one I have been waiting on supplies for and it will begin today! :)    I will show progress photos here as I make progress.  I have seen some of the other women's progress doing this and theirs are just gorgeous from the photos they have posted.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Serenity Harbor Block One Finish

Serenity Harbor Block 1 Finish

I finally finished Block one of Serenity Harbor.   This is really a fun project and I  loved doing every stitch in this.   I put off finishing as I know I am going to miss working on this until next month when the new block 2 comes.  The colors are just really nice and bright .   I need to kit up Eleanor Parr and do more stitching on Sturbridge Village too.  

Friday, January 02, 2015

Serenity Harbor Has Begun WIP

Here is a little of my work in progress on Serenity Harbor.  I should have just stitched today instead of making some soup in the crockpot but it is so cold and rainy here and making some soup sounded like a good idea.  I would much rather stitch.  I am loving this already and just have fallen in love with these colors.   I am stitching mine on 40 ct. Parchment by Weeks Dyeworks with mostly DMC and a few overdyed threads.  I find myself looking forward to stitching on this and will have the first block done soon.  

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary

Thank you Jerry for making this for me today!!  Our Christmas is and always will be extra special.   Even though it took a lifetime to find you, it was worth it to have the very best.   Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary of our first meeting face to face in 1997 in Twin Falls, Idaho all those years ago.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Serenity Harbor

I am so ready to get my first block in January for the Serenity Harbor SAL.  This design is so pretty and is done by Donna at By The Bay Needleart.   I have my fabic and my threads I got this weekend are put in floss away bags in numerical order.  The colors are so so pretty.    I have much to be thankful for this holiday season and looking forward to 2015!!     Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year too :)

Sturbridge Village

This is my small progress on Sturbridge Box sampler by The Victoria Sampler. I decided when I got this one that instead of making the box, I want to do the stitched pieces as a band sampler. This is the main scene but I have much more to stitch on it. It has some colorful quilt blocks in it as well as another tree to be stitched in this block. I need to get my needles in gear! 

Friday, December 19, 2014


   Finally got my Christmas stitching done for this year.   Looking forward to 2015.  Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!                                                    

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sara Guermani Christmas Window Stash

Tis the season for Christmas stash and this is one I picked up at Myrtle Beach when I was there.  Sara was there with her beautiful Christmas Cross Stitch and I love this one with the wooden button Santa in the middle.  This will be one that I can use on my 20 inch frame.  Don't you just love this fabric?

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