August 19, 2012

Isabella Johnstone

Finished a while back, waiting now, to be framed...

Isabella Johnstone from

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Magazine Summer 2010

Stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley with silks called for, 2 strands over 2.

Thank you for visitng!

August 18, 2012

I Thee Wed by Goode Huswife

Finished a while back, here it is, framed.

I Thee Wed - Design by The Goode Huswife

Stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Sienna Night linen by Lakeside with DMC threads.

Have a good weekend!
PS. This chart is out of print, and I'm sorry, I no longer own it.

August 17, 2012

New Additions - Part 2 (Finally!)

Gosh, it's been almost forever since I've been in this space known as my blog. My sweet friend Patti keeps asking me if I'm going to give up on it, and truth is, my life has been so full of stuff that I have considered it.
But, my friend told me "you don't have to say much, just post some stitching pictures", which seems like a good idea to me. So today I'll try and catch my readers up a bit, and for the future, it'll just be mostly pictures and few words. Maybe that way I can post more regularly.

OK, so besides the new kitty (see last post), we also adopted a sweet little boy doggy from a good friend, his name was Zuess, but we renamed him Bruce. You know, Bruce Almighty, cause he's so big and all ;-)

He's also weird. Very weird. Cute, tough, funny, loving, weird little dude. Love him.

Our son got married over the summer, that was exciting. And exhausting. So we also have a wonderful new daughter in our family, along with her adorable four year old daughter, so instant grandparents are us! It was a beautiful wedding.....lots of pics, but I'm not really comfortable posting a bunch of them without their permission, so here's just a fun one from the reception. My son is front left, the bride next to him and her daughter is the little one in front of her.  They were all doing a family dance that is tradition in the bride's family, it was a lot of fun.

We also adopted another bunny, but no pictures yet. We didn't actually plan on getting another, but she was in desperate need of a home, so what could we do. Now the critter count around here is four dogs (three pugs and BRUCE, lol), two bunny rabbits and one kitty cat, Jenny Bean. All are doing well.

Now, what you probably came here for....some stitching. I've gotten so much finished/framed and have been so bad at blogging or keeping up with posting them, there's no order to anything. Just posting and hoping nothing gets posted twice.

This is Valentine Holiday by Birds of a Feather.

Stitched long ago and just recently framed, I can't really recall the fabric/threads used.

And here's my Mystery Sampler, by With Thy Needle & Thread

Stitched on 35 ct. Confederate Grey by WDW, with whatever over-dyed threads the chart called for.

This is my Mary Gibson 1824 Sampler, which I loved stitching. I used 36 ct Vintage Buttercream and my own silk conversion.

Also finished up Charlotte Clayton....

Stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Sand Dune with Needlepoint silks.

Well, that's all for now my dear readers. Thanks for visiting my blog. More pictures of stitching soon. Be well, and be happy!