Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Snowy Monday Morning

For those of you basking in the warm sun, this is what we faced this past Monday morning. Not fun to shovel but lovely anyway!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Needlebook - Flower Motif

This is the first needlebook I made that has a spine. It is stitched on raw linen, 28 count, over one with ecru wildflowers.

Easter Basket

This Easter "Egg" was a design I stitched years ago when I first started stitching. It was probably my first attempt at specialty stitches and I believe it was designed by one of my former guild members, although not available commercially. I finished it in the last year or so and will display it soon for Easter. Yes - Easter is early this year so we will probably have snow!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentine's Day - 2008

Don't you think this is what I looked like when I was a youngster? I gave this card to Doug this Valentine's Day. The inside reads, "Of course, I didn't know YOU then!"

Friday, February 08, 2008

And A Forest Grew - Update

The last time I posted about this project was on 1/15/2008, 15 days from the start. Today, 2/7/2008, I have completed about two pages of the chart, with about 14 pages to go. I am enjoyng every stitch!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Quaker Needlebok - The Workbasket

This is the blue, over one, version of the Quaker Needlebook. The design is from The Workbasket and used to be a shop freebie.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Paulette's Pincushion

Yesterday I spent a lovey day at Sew Biz in Marion, IN, making a beautiful pin cushion. The designer and teacher was an old friend from Blackford County, IN. Her name is Paulette and I originally met her through the garden club as she is a talented gardener. She is equally talented with a needle and thread. The pincushion class she taught - making a pincushion from 2 CDs - was very fun. She even showed us how to make decorative hat pins! I used my quiet time this morning embellishing the pin cushion and now my mind is overflowing with ideas on how to use many other embellishments on more pincushions!

Friday, February 01, 2008

National Seminar - Louisville, KY - September 2008

This is the 50th anniversary, The Golden Gala, for the Embroiderers Guild of America. It is being held in Louisville, KY, the home of EGA's national headquarters. As it is not 4 hours from my home, I am very lucky to be attending. I have signed up for a lovely two day class by Deanna Bertelsen called Molly's Mouse.

I have seen the model and it depicts a lovable little mouse and her dragonfly companion with raised gossamer wings, enhanced with beads and gold thread worked in DMC cotton on silk Dupioni. The class description says students will perfect random long and short stitches and bullion knots and will learn an innovative padding technique.