Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Sunshine

Just a quick little Good Morning to you... it's cold here... -8 right now... Thought I post you a little spring and sunshine!  Will post later with some updates... 
Until later... stay warm!

Monday, February 21, 2011

More Adam and Eve

too funny... I'm not the only one who posted about an A&E subject.
Check out: Vonna at Twisted Stitcher Blog and Margaret at Days of a Sampler Lover and another chart that is new by Beth at Heartstring Samplery, Permit Me Not to Stray

Adam and Eve

 Genesis 3: 6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

So, now are A&E charts going to be come a must have for me??? I've been checking out different A&E charts from different designers... and oh, there are a lot!  There are at least 3 that are being released at Nashville (ABC Stitch)
This is Elizabeth Jackson 1824 by Samplers Revisited
click here to view larger image of Elizabeth Jackson 1824 (chart)
This is Jane Thomas 1822 by Cardan Antiques and Needlework Design
click here to view larger image of Jane Thomas 1822 (chart)
Remember Us by Examplar from the Heart

Others that aren't new but wanted: Jane PhilpottAdam & Eve Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler
click here to view larger image of Jane Philpott Adam & Eve Sampler (chart)
By Plum Street Samplers: The Fall of Man,
click here to view larger image of Fall of Man, The (chart)
and Paradise Lost
click here to view larger image of Paradise Lost (chart)
Blackberry Lane: In the Beginning
click here to view larger image of In The Beginning (chart)
Carriage House Samplings: Adam and Eve
Adam & Eve - Cross Stitch Pattern
The Addison Adam and Eve Sampler
Ann Lake Whinburgh 1821
Examplar Dames Design: Guarding Eden

Temptation by Examplar Dames

and my dream... my favorite... the one that I hope to do and finish... 
"And They Sinned"

There are so many more...
Deborah at Midsummer Night Musing has a post on A&E samplers... check it out! I will continue to post for you on this subject... 
I found a great book at the library you may be interested in also.  It's called Girlhood Embroidery 1, by Betty Ring.  It is a phenomenal historical account of embroidery through the times with beautiful color pictures of samples.  It has a section devoted to A&E samplers.  I'm actually looking to purchase this one.
Lastly I leave you with and A&E engraving from a 17th century Bible printed in 1616.  It's listed on ebay if you care to look there are other engravings also... absolutely beautiful! (a little out of my $$ range! lol) but the detailing is awesome.
Until later...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another online give away...

Another great blog and a lovely giveaway!!! Peg is giving away a Longaberger basket filled with lovely stitchy stuff! Check it out!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well, it seems my fingers have wanted to stitch on QC this last couple of days!  Here's a little progress, I'm pretty much done with page 1 on the chart... I have a few little motifs left but I've progressed to the next page to the right and the page below to finish motifs that are charted on both.  I'm liking it quite a bit. 
Don't you just love that linen??? (for anyone wanting to know  colors, linen or stitch count... look up in the left had corner in the sidebar... I have them listed.    
 I'm not a 100% on the heart scale motif... wondering if I should have kept it solid... I may end up pulling it later if I don't like the whole look.  We'll see.  What are your thoughts?

Sally asked about the designer of the little stitch on the Valentine's box.  It was designed by Kathy Cadilek of The Monkey Works.  It was a little freebie that I got in a newsletter through our local guild.  It says that its a free chart.  So, here it is.  I don't know if you'll be able to print or not... I'm a little computer illiterate... but I think you will.  

Thanks for all the looks and comments!  It's much appreciated.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Good Morning to All!
Happy Valentine's Day!
1st We are having a vitual Valentine's Day Party over at Parsley's so check it out... we signed up to do a little swap, Parsley divied out the names, rules are easy, make something little handmade and buy "stuff" under $10 and send it off to your secret Valentine by the 7th, then post to Parsley's site today!  My Valentine received came from Amy in Texas... posted below.  My Valentine sent went to Mary in Colorado We had to fill out a little info about ourselves... Mary's favorite color is peach and her favorite candy is peanut clusters and she collects roosters (but not living! lol) so shopping was fun ~ I got her an Angel, and a rooster calendar and Yum a Mr. Goodbar, but mostly I had fun creating a little box for her.  Here are pictures from beginning to end!

And that is that! LOL! It turned out really cute, 
I hope that Mary likes it.  
2nd... today at the quilt store, I'm teaching a class on the 
Bird Brain Designs Embroidered Heart Sachet... Yikes!  I'm a little nervous.  I like to embroider, but I haven't done that much of it... so to teach it seems funny (strange not HaHa!) to me... but I'll give it a try!   Have a wonderful Valentine's Day... Check in tomorrow for update on Quaker Christmas... it's moving along!
Until later, stay warm!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Gathering Place Giveway...

Go to A Gathering Place

Sign up for her beautiful giveaway! Rebecca is such a talented artist!  Her blog is so beautiful and as you read her posts and see the links she has in her sidebar and the comments she makes you can tell she is a very sweet and caring person...
Thanks Rebecca for offering such a lovely giveaway!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Swap Received!

I went to the post office today and low and behold I had a box! Yeah! It was from Houston... how very exciting! :)
So, of course, I didn't wait until I got home because... well, who can wait???

Can you believe all that!?  I just kept pulling things up! Thank you to my secret Valentine Amy at 
She was an AWESOME Valentine!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stash Report

Being the Wooley Stitcher and a lover of Shepherd's Bush :) I have drooled over this kit for a few years... well, guess what came in the mail??? hehehehe... now, how'd you know that? lol  
Yes! The Wool Gatherer is MINE! or maybe I should say is me... ;)
anywhooo, I'm thinking I don't need another WIP but... just maybe I'm gonna have one...