Wednesday, July 28, 2010

some finishing going on ...

The Victoria Sampler
Level Three - Satin Stitch
The Learning Collection
c.2000 Thea Dueck

I used some beautiful dyed ribbon from Pat Winter. The color perfect & I thought it turned out well.

These heart shapes are such a challenge for me. After I put the front & back together - the ribbon was gathered & stitched into place.

If you are interested in Pat's ribbons, check out her
Etsy or
Artfire on-line shops.

Her products are top notch & the ribbons are fantastic.
The best ribbons I've ever used.

A Sampler Pinkeep
c.2002 The Heart's Content, Inc.
Maureen Appleton

This is stitched over one thread (miniature stitching). Again, I used dyed ribbon from Pat Winter to edge this itty bitty pinkeep.

A special thx to Cathy B blogging at
With Needle & Thread
for sending me an e-mail (back in 2009) explaining
how she makes pinkeeps! Came in handy today.

The ribbon that was with this kit didn't really match the fiber color. I was delighted at how easy this ribbon was to work with.

The biggest challenge was ending the ribbon - trying to make it look good. Oh well, did the best I could.

Friday, July 23, 2010

there is a sale going on ...

Check out the sidewalk sales
Inspired Needle Ltd.

Sounds like Cathy is
having a sale on holiday
items this week!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finishing Blues

I've got a couple things on the table
for finishing. I think finishing is my least
favourite thing to do! And, I wait until
the very last minute.

The project on the left is
"A Sampler Pinkeep"
I finished one side & decided to back with fabric
and finish. Maybe I'll get the other side
stitched some day!

The project on the right is a
Lizzie Kate for punchneedle from
Halloween Hang-Ups 2

I'm looking forward to getting out my punchneedle
and making the other two ornaments -- the cat & the pumpkin.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Per Linda, owner,
House of Stitches

Announcing the 4th Annual
Saturday, August 14, 2010

House of Stitches back parking lot
1700 Lincolnway Place, Suite 4
La Porte, IN 46350
219-326-0544 or 800-455-8517

You are invited to shop, swap, and sell your needlework related stash. It is a great way to clear out those projects you will never stitch and find new ones! Think of it as the world’s best yard sale…all dedicated to stitching! Enjoy socializing with other needleworkers!

Booth rental is $20.00 and all of the proceeds from booth rental will go to Riley Children’s Hospital

Your booth will be large enough for two card tables or a banquet size table. Set up begins at 9:00 AM.

Deadline to reserve a space is August 7.


Booth reservation
Telephone Number:
Method of payment:
__________CHECK payable to Riley Children’s Hospital

Your entry fee will give you a space approximately 10 feet x 10 feet and a raffle ticket. You are in complete control of how you sell, swap or donate your items. All of the money you make from your sale is yours to keep (or spend on new stuff!). We must ask that you not sell unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials. House of Stitches cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

" Merry Meow"

"Merry Meow" Pin/Ornament
Designed by Sandra Sullivan
c.1998 by Homespun Elegance Ltd.

I stitched this on a scrap of green linen
using DMC & Anchor Floss

While I have this small card TS-8
for my pattern (I think came w/charm),
this pattern is also available w/collection of designs:
Tiny Stuff III TS-3L
Sandra Sullivan c.2002 Homespun Elegance, Ltd.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Anyone going?

* Erica's Annual Sidewalk Sale is this weekend! *

* Friday, July 9th, 8:30am - 4:00pm,
and Saturday, July 10th, 8:30am - 2:30pm *

Erica's Craft & Sewing Center
1320 N Ironwood Dr
South Bend IN

Friday, July 02, 2010

a secret giveaway

This giveaway is open until July 14, 2010

Details on Patti's post:

Secret Giveaway

on her blog
Tapestry of Dreams


If you haven't seen it ...
Check out

Willing Hands

Betsy Morgan

Beautiful projects!!!

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Missy aka Birdy
blogging at
is hosting a giveaway

Details on her post
Christmas in July CONTEST


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