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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas ornament

We had an ornament exchange in our local stitching group. I liked the one I made so much that I just had to make an extra one for myself! lol Can you believe it was made from one of those $1 or $2 kits from Joann Fabrics? I switched out the fabric of course and oh yeah, the trim and little snowflake ornament at the bottom I added.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rosewood Manor

Here's a little something I did a couple years ago but never got around to framing it until just now. I had chosen not to stitch the outer parts of the design, so my frame had to be a less-than-easy-to find size. But I found one!!

25 Days of Christmas and 25 give-aways!

I've just come across the most amazing thing! How sweet and generous of this wonderful lady to give away so many things. She's going to make lots of people happy in the month of December.  Maybe one of them will be you!  (and me, too)

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas and 25 give-aways! Enter Now!!#c2804949280696293032

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Gift for ME!

I belong to B.A.S.G. (Bay Area Sampler Guild) and each year we draw names. The person whose name we draw, is who we make a stitched gift for. Last year I got Eilene Cross and made her that tote bag (that I'm happy to say she uses constantly!) and of all people THIS YEAR to get me, was HER! lol Eilene Cross, MS. (Master Stitcher) She made me this gorgeous needlebook. If you look closely, you can see all the queen stitches on the front. Its just so pretty and I LOVE it!!!!! THEN, if it wasn't already gorgeous enough...she crocheted the edging! Eilene actually teaches at Lacis, which I understand is a fabulous store (though I've yet to drive up there, but I like their website).
Here's a picture of the inside. THANK YOU, EILENE!