Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Embroideress by Examplerary

I have been busy charting my next design, so meanwhile I have time to stitch for pleasure. I have been working on Joanne Harvey's The Embroideress. This is an old chart from the 80's that I have always loved. I bought the kit a few years ago and finally decided to start it as my one and only "stitch May-nia" start for 2017.

In other news, my youngest graduated high school! Wow! I cant believe my kids are now all out of school! We have had kids in school since 1992-so it has been a long haul. They all went to parochial schools, so we won't miss that tuition either! LOL!

Here she is with the son of one of my best friends. They have been in school together since 2nd grade!

It was bittersweet having her graduate without my dear brother there. If he hadn't passed away in 2015, he would have been leading the ceremony as he was the superintendent of her high school.
Here she is with our close family friend we jokingly call our family priest!
His presence always makes these bittersweet occasions better for us!

Here she is with her best friend. 
So proud of them both!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Count Your Blessings Charting Error

Hello folks!

 I have just discovered a charting error on NW-25 Count Your Blessings

Dang it!

Anyways, if you happen to get one of the charts with these symbols:

! should be: 0     Cidermill Brown
"  should be:  #        Old Blue Paint

*All of the white double diamonds should be the color " Old Blue Paint" by GAST. All of the black double diamonds should be "Cidermill Brown" by GAST. 

**on some formats the double diamond symbols do not appear correctly. If you don't see the black and white double diamond symbols on the correction, please refer to the written explanation above. 

And the chart says that Cinnabar is a Gentle Arts color (GAST), when it is actually a Weeks color (WDW).

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you!

Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Floss Tube Video #1

Hey guess what! I made a flosstube video!!!
This is my first one so its just an introduction, some wips and some stash. Some of it is a little blurry but I'm working on it!

Hope you have time to check it out and maybe even leave me a comment and subscribe to my channel! That would be awesome!

See you on youtube!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Bunny Freebie

We are really pining for spring around here. Our new grand daughter was born on the first day of spring, but it has been dreary and cold and rainy every day this week. I keep looking out at the backyard and longing for sunshine to come out and dry up all the mud. I cant wait to get out there and start planting!

We will be bringing home new chicks pretty soon, I plan to try Rhode Island Reds this year. Its always so much fun to get the new babies, and watch how fast they grow. 

On the needlework front, it has been 6 months since I picked my needle up again after a 3 year break. Since then I have about a little less than a dozen finishes, and I have published 4 new patterns!
To celebrate, I have designed a little spring bunny pattern for you!
Thank you all so much for your support and kind words, especially on Instagram!
I hope you enjoy this little stitch!

Here is what I used, but feel free to use your own colors and beads as desired:

linen 28, Light Mocha

37w X 39h Stitches
28 Count,   2-5/8w X 2-3/4h in

Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
SMaple Syrup
g Old Blue Paint
î Dried Thyme
 Beads: (blue dot symbol)  Mill Hill 02097


Friday, March 24, 2017

New Cross Stitch Chart! Heart In Hand Emblem!

Heart In Hand Emblem
97w X 67h
Model stitched on 28ct. Twilight Blue linen from Wichelt, 2 over 2.
Finished pinkeep approx. 8'"X 5 1/2".

Dear friends,
 This little pinkeep is proof that no matter what is happening in life, you can still cross stitch! LOL! My daughter stitched this for me while on semi-bedrest for the last 6 weeks of her pregnancy, but still caring for a 3 year old and an 18 month old! I have been on gramma duty all that time and loving it!
But I confess, I'm not as young as I used to be so I am glad to get my life back!
Here is the wonderful reward:

Baby Mei
March 21,2017
8 lb.11 oz.

And here are the girls meeting their baby sister:

Amy Ren is 3, Hideko is 19 months, and that is my wonderful son-in-law Bo. Love that guy so much! They are a such a sweet little family. 

Amy Ren and Baby Mei

Have a wonderful weekend friends, and I hope you gets lots of time to stitch!