Friday, December 19, 2014

I love Spoonflower

Where else can you find such fun fabrics to back your ornaments?  8x8 swatches are $5, a great price for something so original. 

What could be cuter for the back of a TMNT ornament than a bunch of turtle faces?


Or these for the back of some Dr. Who themed ornaments? 


Or endless lines of physics terms for the back of some Big Bang Theory gifts?


I love finding unique fabrics and the way that I can use them to really carry out the theme of my gift. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Drive by post

A few gifts I've stitched this Christmas:
Dulcimer for my friend Susie, design taken from Ink Spot #2 by Tracy Horner. 


Winter Serenade from Little House Needleworks for the Shared Crosses exchange. 


Christmas Alphabet from Heart in Hand


Monday, December 1, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

A new project

A counted canvas piece by Gay Ann Rogers called "First Florentine Ornament".  Stitched on white Congress cloth using several Krenik braids and a skein of Caron Impressions silk/wool blend. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never forget

I'll never forget what happened on this day in 2001.  I'll never forget where I was, what I was doing, and the people I shared that day with.

Some people immortalize the important moments of life by writing--novels, essays, short stories, poems, and songs.  Me?  I immortalize the important occasions with my needle.

So today I pulled out a sampler I've been working on for years.  I'll be stitching on it tonight.  It contains part of the poem "We Shall Keep The Faith" by Moina Michael:

We cherish, too, the Poppy red 
That grows on fields where valor led. 
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies. 

Several years ago I purchased a wonderful chart from Laura J. Perin that I've yet to stitch.  My plans are to stitch it twice on a single piece of canvas as my own personal 9/11 memorial.  It's part of her sampler collection and it's called Red White and Blue Panel.  I hope to have it stitched in time for the 15th anniversary of the attack.