Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New start

This is a little sneaky peeky on my newest design, tentatively called Mary Tavish. I am using beautiful AVAS silks(my favorite!), on 32 ct. antique white Belfast linen. What do you think so far?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Biscornu!

I will be designing a biscornu for the members of my local needlework guild, and teaching the finishing technique next spring. So I worked on this biscornu so I could get the whole project straight in my mind. I bought this as a kit from Handcrafts Online. It is stitched with Dinky Dyes silk, the color is called tea tree.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A finish!

And a non-work related finish at that! I started this years ago and then it languished in my WIP drawer for a looonnnggg time. But I got it out a while back and now, look! it is finis!!

The Work of Thy Hands
Hillside Samplings
32ct. Natural Belfast Linen
DMC floss and perle cotton

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Colonial Revival at the framers!

The model is stitched and ready to be framed, and then I will be ready to release the chart! What do you think?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My doll collection

That is I should say "our" American Girl doll collection. My 2 girls and I have collected them for about 15 years. There were many Christmases when American Girl was on the top of the list. We still go to the store in Chicago every Christmas to see the windows and the displays. It is really great fun! Chelsea and Isabel decided to get all of the "girls" dressed for Christmas the other day,(click the picture for a close-up) and this picture is the result. A very fun afternoon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

New doll on ebay for 3 days only!


She is on ebay here, for the next 3 days! Don't miss her!!

Halloween and some WIP progress!

Here is my progress on Drawn Thread's, Marriage of the Minds. I started this in 2004 for my 20th wedding anniversary, and now next year will be my 25th! I am determined to finish it!

Here is Isabel in her CUTE! pirate costume that my daughter Chelsea whipped up in about 3 minutes! She is so good at that!