Thursday, October 30, 2008

JCS Ornament Issue

I just got my JCS Christmas Ornament issue a couple of days ago and I love it. I have decided to put aside my Victorian Charm project for a little while so I can get going on the ornies. I am making a set of 3 ornaments to give away in a drawing at work, for our customers for Christmas, and I am also making some for each of my co-workers, as well as myself, etc. etc. I started on one of them last night and I will post a photo of it when it is done. It is stitching up really quick.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I just wanted to say that the PIF is still open. I would be very happy to draw three names and send each one something handmade by me, within the next 365 days. Just leave a comment. If there are not enough names for a drawing by 10/31 I will wait and draw the next Friday and go from there. Same conditions-just post the same offer on your own site.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Christmas Ornament

This is my October ornament that I stitched for the Christmas Ornament SAL. It is called "Peace", and was designed by Linda Culp Calhoun, and adapted for needlework by Donna Vermillion Giampa. I got it from a 1995 book by Leisure Arts called Timeless Ornaments. I stitched it on 14-count Navy aida.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I am so excited! I just learned that I was chosen to be a part of Elisa's PIF from her blog Old Ragged Threads. This is the very first time I have participated in a PIF. So, here is how it goes.

If you would like to receive something handmade by me, just leave a comment on this post, and on Friday, Oct. 31 I will ask one of my co-workers to choose 3 names. Then, within the next 365 days, each one will receive something handmade, by me. All I ask is that each one chosen make the same offer on their blog. This is a wonderful way to spread happiness throughout the stitching community. This PIF is open to everyone. Thank you, and I hope you will join me in this.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who are following my blog. I am glad you stop in. I am pretty new at this, having only started this blog in January, and it is really neat reading everyone's comments and checking out their blogs. I have been inspired to do things I might not have tried otherwise, like working on evenweave or linen instead of just aida. It also inspires me to stitch more and finish more as well.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Scissor Fob

I found the neatest pair of earrings in the gift shop at Powell Gardens this afternoon. They were 50% off and I couldn't resist them. They are called Mille Fleur, by Two's Company. I don't have pierced ears so of course, the first thing I thought of when I saw them was "scissor fob!" So I twisted the little ear part through the handle on my scissors and back around the earring and it was perfect! And of course, I have one left over. The scan does not do it justice, but hopefully you can sort of get the idea of how pretty it is. Anyway, I have one left over, so, if anyone would like to have the other for the same reason, I will be happy to do a drawing for it. If anyone is interested, just leave a comment here and on Monday evening after I get home from work I will draw a name and someone can have it.

More Progress on Victorian Charm

Here is my latest progress on Victorian Charm. It won't be long now until it won't fit in my scanner and I will have to scan it in sections. I am having a lot of fun with this one. I love workng on this.

It's kind of chilly here today but I think it is supposed to warm up this afternoon. I am going to enjoy part of the day with a friend at Powell Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden with all kinds of neat stuff. They have got some Halloween stuff going on right now which will be pretty cool.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I found the neatest thing when I was reading my on-line newsletter from 123Stitch the other day. It is a needleminder. They had several really beautiful ones to choose from, and they are not very expensive at all. I ordered one for my Aunt for Christmas. It has a cat and is kind of in the Wedgewood style. I am seriously thinking of ordering another one for myself at some point. The scan isn't very good, but it kind of gives an idea of what it looks like.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No photos today, just adding stuff to my page

I am making good progress on Victorian Charm but I don't have any more photos yet. I have been adding back all the things I lost when I tried to change my layout. I have been stitching today and mostly just being lazy. It looks like it might try to rain at some point but it is still a beautiful day. I hope everyone is doing well.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Frustrated today

I don't have any photos to show today. I am a little frustrated because I decided to change my layout, and lost almost all of my page elements, so I changed back to my old one and said heck with it, and put back most of the things I lost, but not all. I will content myself from now on with just changing my header photo once in a while. Oh well.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Progress on Victorian Charm

This is not the best quality of scan but here is my progress on Victorian Charm. I am moving right along with it. I have been working on it for almost 3 weeks now, and have quite a ways to go, but I will get there eventually. I am sure having a lot of fun with it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A wonderful weekend

I still don't have any photos of my Victorian Charm because I haven't changed positions yet on my q-snaps. I really hope one day to have a digital camera so I can take photos without having to put stuff in the scanner. I have been making good progress though.

Yesterday I had a really wonderful day. I went to Kansas City with a couple of friends, to Nelson Art Gallery and we spent most of the day there. We also had a picnic on the grounds, which was nice. The weather was absolutely beautiful for it. It had been a good ten years since the last time I was there, so I was really glad to be able to go. I have several "favorite things" that I like to visit when I am there, and I got to see all of them yesterday. On the way home, we stopped at Hobby Lobby in Lee's Summit, and I was able to get a few things. I added to my stash a little bit. I got four skeins of DMC Color Variations thread, and a skein of DMC Fuschia colored satin thread. Also a HUGE piece of 14-count black Aida fabric. I got a new pair of embroidery scissors as well. They were made in the Victorian style, and I love them. I want to make a scissor pocket for them at some point. After we got back to Warrensburg, we went to Dairy Queen for a perfect ending to a perfect day out. Then I got home and stitched the rest of the evening. I love weekends like that, they are so relaxing, although I admit that I was pretty worn out from all the walking we did at the art gallery. That place is huge, and we went on several floors of it.

Today I am going to relax and do some more stitching on Victorian Charm.