Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Betsy is finished.  She was such a fun stitch.  I think my color selections worked out well.

I belong to the Swan Sampler Guild in Utah.  They offer a Christmas in July piece designed specifically for guild members.  This year is the 'Beehive Christmas Ornament'  designed by Catherine C. Theron. 

But here's my favorite ....

My package included a sister smile, and hugs and kisses !!  Just simply the best !!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Practice Piece

I decided to polish up my '1 over 1' stitching skills and did this piece.  It's The Gilded Cage by Carriage House Samplings stitched on 32 count Lakeside Linen Lentil using the called for NPI fiber.

On '1 over 1' I can never tell the actual size of the piece from the picture.  I need someone to put a quarter by it so I can tell. So here it is with my quarter..blurry and all. But you get the idea.  It was a fun stitch and didn't take long at all.

And shouldn't I be starting my Christmas stitching in July?  Well, yes I should, but I started my July stitching in July.  Here's my start of Sheepish Designs 'Betsy' stitched on 35 count Weeks Dye Works Parchment.

The instructions called for DMC or NPI.  I knew with my stash of 10,692 skeins of NPI it would be no problem pulling the called for colors. know this is coming...I only had ONE, yes...that's ONE of the called for colors!! DANG, DANG, DANG.  Not to be disgruntled, I decided to check out my enormous stash of silks, pulled out the AVS drawer and used my 'on hand' colors.  I think Betsy looks pretty darn good.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your stitching time!!