Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Goatie Gift


I just couldn't wait (but I did) to make this post and you show you this little needlebook that I made for a friend of mine, Leslie.

I knew her birthday was coming up and I wanted to make her something "goatie related" since she has 3 goats and is now in the process of knitting something from the fur of one of them. Fur that SHE SPUN! On her SPINNING WHEEL! Anyway, on a hunt I was to find the perfect design.

But cross stitch designs anywhere (that I could find). I did come across a 'lil bit of clip art of a super cute little goat. So I asked my girlfriend, Deb (Ohhhhhh simply MUST check out her designs-I love them! ) I am getting off track. Anyway, I asked Deb if she would take that bit of clip art and make it into something I could stitch. I am just NOT that clever...

So she did! YAY Deb!

Then, I took some pictures of Leslie's goat, Davis. And I switched all the colors around in the chart so my stitching would come out looking like Davis. I added some flowers under his feet and one in his mouth because, after all, WHAT goat could possibly resist putting a FLOWER in his mouth?!

I forgot to take a picture of the back. I stitched a pretty rose there in honor of Leslie's farm, Hedgerose Farm. (She's a great writer, too if you want to peek at her site... )
Happy Birthday Leslie!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kitties and goodies

Here's a little look at the goodies in my cabinet. I couldn't leave out my kitties!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Medieval Town, center part

I've finished Chatelaine's Medieval Town. (FINALLY! its been years....)

Well, actually... I've finished all the stitching and only SOME of the beads.

I kinda got too excited for my newest project and couldn't contain myself, so back it went into the box. /gasp!

(of course the colors look a bit washed out compared to real life--oh well...)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My first collage!

I've always wondered HOW people made collages. NOW I KNOW!!!!!

I'll get better, I KNOW I will. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Nan Biscornu

I had this UNCONTROLLABLE urge to straighten my stitchery cabinet. How productive was that! Ever so... I found finished things that weren't finished, so now they are! Yay Me!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

close up's

She's moving away for now...

One of our dear friends, Lita is moving far, far away and I just had to make her a little something for her new home. When I first saw this design, it was done in a monochrome blue. I just had to redo it all in color. What fun that was!

I'm sure going to miss hanging out and stitching at Lita's house...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Already

Are you enjoying your summer like my kitty, Zorro is?

I should have told you sooner, but the winner of my Birthday Give Away was Deb in Idaho. Lucky girl. She received 2 of my favorite things. A ripper thats the best EVER created and a thingie of Rainbow Gallery's petite braid. I love that stuff so much!

Here's a link so you can know what it looks like:

You should look at Deb's blog. She's a designer and does really awesome things:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Birthday Giveaway

Its nearly my birthday!!

The 4th of July!!

To celebrate, I'm going to have a drawing and the lucky person will get a little something special in the snail mail from me :)

Just leave a comment to this post and I will collect the names and have the drawing shortly after my birthday.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mary Queen of Scots

Sadie must always be a part of EVERYTHING.
Here is Mary Queen of Scots, all framed up. The design is by Papillion Creations (hers calls for one color of red. I used 3 plus a varigated Gloriana).

Monday, May 17, 2010

Peace progress

Wow! I've finished the center part in the monchrome and am starting on the border at the bottom. I'm loving the colors...

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Oooo! I did the final stitching on this 'lil thing yesterday. Of course its stuffed with LAVENDER so it smells EXTRA wonderful!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Attic's donation item

We've decided!

We're going to stitch the most fabulous design for the donation. Its "Peace" by A Stitcher's Hand. Kind of re-done into smaller parts so it can be inserted into the Cici's Sewing Casket box.

Here's a pic of what I have so far (which doesn't look like much, but its taken me nearly a full week to get this much!) I thought it was to be black Assisi work, but the design calls for 3031 brown.

I am stitching it on 32 count over 1, so its itsy bitsy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thoughts from me...

I think it would be really wonderful if we could all send SOMETHING we make off to some organization or whatever that can do something with it to benefit others in some way.

There is a shop in a little tiny place in Oregon that collects hats that people knit (they hang them all around the ceiling all year round as they receive them). They send them off to somewhere to people that need them. (I'm not sure where)

One of the girls in my stitchery group, Stitchers by the Bay, suggested we send things to The Attic.
They collect things throughout the year, take pictures and post them to a big mailing. People can all make bids on them (when they say). The proceeds all go to Breast Cancer Awareness. They raised 20k this past December. I am thinking that would be a nice something to do.

The Pagoda

I'm working on a project that Liz chose for the next EGA meeting. Here's what I have so far (of course I had to be so different and change almost everything about the design to make it "mine") lol

The center piece is just there in the center. Its really going to be stitched together in a neat shape and that will be the "roof." Maybe I will actually finish it and put a picture here for you to see! :)

a little needlebook

Here's a little needlebook I did recently. I have it all pinned and ready to finish up.

My stitched part of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Well, I am rather disappointed and discouraged just now.

I am not at all happy with the sky behind her head.

I see the yellow as too strong. I know it must be yellow so it shows her crown, but it just seems TOO yellow to me.

The prospect of picking out those little tiny stitches that are really X's that I cannot even see without the magnifier... does not make me happy in the least. and THEN trying to figure out what to do in there is perplexing as well. sigh

MAYBE it will look better when I get more stitched. Though I am doubting it. I think it just stands out too much. I dunno....

Eleanor of Aquitaine condensed

I do not intend to stitch the entire chart as they have pictured it. I think there is a lot of background that I am happy to live without.

I will be making it smaller, like this notecard I have.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Here's a photo (a rather washed out one) of the Eleanor from Heaven & Earth Designs.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scissor holder gift

This is something I made for a dear friend of mine as a Christmas gift. I have a Dover publications book on Monograms and found her's in there and incorporated it into this design.