Look closely, magic is all around you.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This is Lisa's daughter, Mariah. I just wanted to let everybody know that while driving to work, she was swept away in the river. She had been missing since yesterday at 6 a.m. but this morning, firefighters found her body in her car. She was the best person I know. She was also more than a fantastic wife and mother, the best any of us could ask for.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Twigs and Berries

I love how this cool little mat turned out. It measures ~11 3/4" x 9".
Thanks Carol for stitching the model and coming up with the perfect name!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eliza's Sampler

This plain sampler was first stitched by my great, great, great-grandmother, Eliza Winton. I'd like to thank Edith Anderson, who has the original, for allowing me to reproduce it.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Gift For Mary

Here is another Nashville release~~I hope you like it!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Salem Village

Here is another new release for Nashville~

Here is Salem Village. It was a fun stitch. The cool tray is from East Side Moulding. I used 40 count Vintage Pear from Lakeside Linens. The fibers were fun! They are Florimell Silk Floss by Gloriana. Really variegated, I love the look of them.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Two Horses

Here is "Two Horses" A huge thanks to Nicole Neville for stitching the model and to Bonnie of Valley Framing for the wonderful frame!!

Stitch count: 149w x 73h
Fabric used: 40 count Vintage Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linens
Fibers used: Needlepoint Silks: 542,991,998, 545, 245, 472, 187, 226, 534.

This will be one of my new releases in Nashville.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Going a little crazy!

Trying to get ready for Nashville, I don't think I've ever been as behind as I am this market. Yikes! However, I have some great news!! My oldest son Ryan proposed to Megan and she said Yes!! I love Megan and am so happy!! They went hiking a few weeks ago and Ryan popped the question on top of a mountain (now how romantic is that!?)
Here they are

This weekend Eve and Joe and Jessie came over~we had such a great visit!

Here's Mike and Joe, they grilled hamburgers and hotdogs in subzero weather!! They were so good!!

Me and my BFF Eve

and here is Jessie and Eve! Jessie is a horse lover like me~We had the Ouija board out and it said that yes~Jessie would have the beginnings of a horse barn by July (Hear that Joe!) and that yes~I would indeed have another horse!!(hear that Mike!)
Here's hoping that 2011 will be a good year for all of us.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mary Doidge

Hey guys! I'm going to have 2 reproduction samplers at Nashville and this is one of them. Carol Sims stitched the model (thanks Carol!) And Bonnie from Valley Framing, once again did an awesome job with the moulding! (thanks Bonnie!)
I love this sampler so much! Mary was only 8 years old when she stitched this. How incredible is that! She finished it on Oct.31 1844. The original resides in Allhallows Museum in Honiton England. There is also a way cool, kinda spooky story about it too! (You will have to buy the sampler to find out though)
So, in my mind this sampler is about as perfect as you can get~It is beautiful, it was finished on All Hallows Eve and it's home is Allhallows Museum!
I would like to thank the museum for the opportunity to pay tribute to Mary and her samplar.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Limited Kit for Nashville

Hey all! Wow~Nashville is right around the corner! I'm kinda going in panic mode, seems like it always happens before a market, each time I vow to do better~~but yet, here I am again.

I will be offering a limited kit for Nashville called Thy Needle
The kit will include the design and Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof linen in either 40, 35, or 30 count. I'll be e-mailing shops soon with all the details, but wanted to post a pic.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nashville is right around the corner!

Wow! Time sure does fly~ I can hardly believe it almost time for the Nashville Market!! This year, I'll be offering 2 reproduction samplers: Mary Doidge and Eliza's Sampler, a couple cool folkart designs: Two Horses and A Gift For Mary.
I'll have a limited kit called Thy Needle, and hopefully a couple more.

Happy New Year and many blessing to you all!