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, June 29, 2015

Silver Lining Iris

I finished the lovely Iris for my mom, Iris.
I just might even enter it in the fair this fall, too.
Next step...frame it up!

p.s. Its a shame photography doesn't do the colors justice

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Hello my friends,

Thank you for your nice comments! They make me very VERY happy.

Vickie asked how I get the magnets to stay in place.

There are a couple of ways that I will share.

First of all, I like to use the "ring" ones. You can take some perle cotton size 12 and button hole thingy around the edge of it to cover it and make it look more pretty. And then you can use some clear thread (sewing thread kind) and stitch it on. I was going to do that and after I covered it, I decided I didn't want it to show afterall, so I hid it inside the lining.

If you're going to hide it inside the lining, its a good idea to stitch it to a small piece of linen to give it some extra strength.

After I did that, I took my clear sewing thread and stitched around the outside of my design (I think one side was where the seahorse was) so I just stitched around the seahorse to enclose the area.

I actually used 2 different sizes of magnets. One was bigger than the other. These magnets are SO STRONG that they can be difficult to pull apart.
I used #R841  (.52 each)  and #R842  (.83 each)....plan ahead, there is a $5 shipping charge.  I used to mind high shipping charges for small purchases, but now I think to myself, "It would sure cost a lot more than that if I had to drive there and get it myself!"

Here's the site I use to get my magnets

I hope you all have a wonderful day

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Just Nan Pouch front

Here's the completed look for the front. This is what I came up with after copying and pasting and repasting...
(I still need to get some hand dyed silk ribbon to "ruch" the sides)

There are magnets inside the lining for the closure.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Just Nan pouch back

Here's what I came up with!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Just Nan pouch

Remember when I showed you  Siren's Sampler from Just Nan? I bought it to combine with the Mermaid's Heart, also from Just Nan.

So I got busy cutting and pasting until I came up with something I liked.

I've been busy stitching. I'll show it to you very soon now...