Friday, December 30, 2005

Getting Started on 2006 Goals

I was alone at home today and got some stitching done. I love this group by Drawn Thread. This was a good start today. I'm babysitting tomorrow night for a friend so everybody please have a safe and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Stitching Goals for 2006

Frances Jewkes Sampler fron SANQ A year in Stitches.
Start and finish in 2006:
Love the truth by Exampler Dames Design Co.
My Stitching Treasure by Jeannette Douglas
The Treasure Box by The Drawn Thread
A Celtic Knot Band Sampler from Piecework MagazineMay/June 2002
Petal Fairy by Mirabilia
And I'm sure many other projects will come along.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Floor Stand

I have been looking for a more comfortable way to stitch my large projects and today I found it. This is on loan from my local needlepoint store. It's built very well and easy to store. I love it.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

May you and yours have a safe and happy Christmas season.
I'm trying to get my new start for Christmas together.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Today is a good blog day

One of my friends mother lost all of her plants in the Katrina Hurricaine. Here is a basket of beauties for her.
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I love these boxes. Here is my collection.
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This is Cherished Stitches Limited Edition Husewife for 2005 and one of my goals for 2006.
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I found some of these old charts at Accents and Stitches and Crosstitch Corner both in Louisiana.
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I love Jeannette Douglas Designs and her two latest are beautiful. My roomates gave me the dowery box for my Birthday.
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Merry Cox "Shaker Spool Holder"

I love Merry Cox. So I ordered her kit to do the Shaker Spool Holder. I also love this Magazine Sampler and Needlework Quarterly I have collected every issue.

New Stash

I wanted to try the Silkweaver Fabric so I orderd the Antique Gold and Purely Primitive in 36 count along with a little extra. The fabric is wonderful and feels so soft. I have not decided what to use each piece for yet but i'm sure I will soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Drawn Thread Christmas Ornaments

I think these are OOP. These are lovely additions to any tree.

Seasons Greetings

This is my first try at blogging. Crosstitching has been one of my favorite hobbies for many years. I was first introduced to this fine art by a co-worker. Laura was stitching jar covers for her boy's teachers in 1978. Watching her do this sparked my interest, I have since be able to teach others. I enjoy this hobby very much. It is very relaxing and gives one a feeling of accomplishment. It is most rewarding to share something you have stitched with others and watch their enjoyment of it. Above is just some of the stash I have collected over the years. Because of Katrina and the move to Baton Rouge I have had to condense. I must say I lost none of my crosstitching during the hurricane. I had then all lock tight in rubbermaid containers and placed in the interior of the apartment. I also lived on the second floor of the apartment building.
I have found a new LNS in BR Crosstitch Corner, Robin and Diane have been very helpful. I still do my internet orders and must visit New Orleans and my friends there at Acadian Corner and Accents In Stitches.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Give Me The Holly by La Broderie

This is a chart I had finished for a while but got it framed last year. It's one of my prize pieces. It's by La Broderie. I do not know if the chart is still available.