Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Primitive Stocking by Carriage House Samplings
40 ct. Autumn Gold from Lakeside Linens
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Designed by Ruth Ann Russell
Published in Sampler and Antique Quarterly Vol. 22
32 ct. Belfast linen
Yes, the date on it says 2005! Isn't that pathetic! LOL!! I hate to admit how old some of my WIPs are. I began this year vowing to really make a dent in them, hence THIS embarrassing post! But, alas, I have only finished 3. Yes, sadly 3. *sigh* Well, theres always next year,(and/or my stitching guild's annual tag sale!)I do love the queen stitch in the mermaids tail, and the eyelets sea flowers.These over 1 letters were quite a "pain in the neck" but they are very effective here and I'm quite proud of them! So all in all a nice finish, can't wait to get it framed-it is the first piece in my future mermaid wall.
And on another note, last week was my birthday so I treated myself to the chart "Paradise Lost" by Plum Street Samplers. I know I know, as a designer I have no business even thinking about stitching for myself, but if I didn't love cross stitch and get excited about new releases, I wouldn't be much use in this profession, would I? So maybe I'll get a chance to put in a stitch here or there, and it will probably take me until 2014 to finish this one, but it does get me all inspired!And just to prove that I am not shirking my duty, here is a snap of "Folk Art Flowers" a future release!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Just click the link below and it will take you there.
All Hallow's Eve Cross Stitch Pattern
Model stitched on 28 ct, Antique White Cashel Linen, with 2 strands of DMC floss over 2 linen ...
Not all of my patterns are on the site yet, I am still in the process of converting my patterns to PDF, and getting them uploaded, so check the site often to see what is available. Some of the doll patterns will NOT be downloadable, due to the large size. How ever, I will be offering them there as a "mail only" pattern on a limited basis, at a lower price! You will just have to check and see what is available! Exciting, don't you think!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I will tell you the verse,
"In the highways, in the hedges, I'll be somewhere working for my Lord."
Its from an old, old tune by folk legend Mother Mabel Carter!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
So thank you very much and be sure to email me with your shipping address so I can send you a pattern and some goodies!
And just for fun here are some more close-ups now that "Patch a Boo!" is all quilted.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I have used just one "honeybun"(a moda pre-cut) to make this quilt, plus a little yardage for the embroidered squares, backing and binding.The fabric line is called "Gobble Gobble" by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Great colors in this fabric and I love the slightly modern flowers with a primitive twist.
There are 7 embroidered blocks and 2 pieced strips, or rectangular blocks. Super simple piecing anyone can handle it.
I really had a blast designing this. I'm just waiting for my extra yardabe for the backing and then I will get it quilted. Meanwhile I'm busy writing the directions.
So here is the contest part! I need a name for this quilt! Just leave your suggestions in a comment and if I pick your title you will win a copy of the pattern and some other little goodies!! So come on creative girls!! Help me out! Halloween Quilt is so boring!I need a good name!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
(and yes! That long crazy hair and scruffy beard have got to go! Typical college freshman coming out of a Catholic high school-he can grow his hair as long as he wants for the first time in his life!)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
During the day my bed holds my makeshift quilt design wall, and all of the things I need while I'm working.
I put my favorite music on the computer...
Rev up the old Babylock and I'm on my way!
So if you wonder why it takes me so long to get new designs out, or why I'm still working on Halloween the last week of September! LOL! It's just me here, wearing my designer hat everyday from 8AM until 2:30PM. Don't you think the school day should be longer? I do! :^)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
To answer Nancy's question, yes this is my original design. Thank you for asking!
Edited to add:
Yes I will be marketing this design, and you guessed it, it is the first of a series of seasonal pillows. Thank you so much for your comments and questions, it really helps to keep me enthused as I work here in my studio alone. :)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is the first runner up at the first store we went to.
Here is runner up #3 at the 2nd store. The pictures really don't do this dress justice-it was really pretty.And finally the first runner up. It really ended up being a choice between this one and the dress she chose! This one was SO sparkly!
The very first dress she tried on, I got all choked up!It was really something to see my little darling standing there in a wedding dress! So awesome-we had a wonderful day!