Friday, July 15, 2011


is hosting a giveaway
of her beautiful embroidered felt
creations ...

details on her post:
One Felt Broach Giveaway.

Take a look around her blog
what inspiration!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bent Creek

Oh, Karol, you know me too well!

This is my Bent Creek WIP - I think called Autumn Row
I liked the pattern the second I saw it stitched up - autumn colors, birds, pumpkins, and an awesome ALPHABET.

Did you notice the Autism Speaks scissor fob? I ordered it when our EGA Chapter, Needle Artisans (NANI), had a workshop with the needlepoint canvas piece. Looks like they are still available if your scissors would like to have one on ...

This is a Bent Creek FREEBIE, I stitched awhile back:
. It is called One Dozen, c.1996. It was a delight to stitch. The tree, sun, bird motifs would be wonderful on the cover of a small needlebook (IMO).

Do you see my new pattern? Thx Karol for passing along your alphabet patterns. The Bent Creek Stitching Row
looks like a fun stitch!

She also passed along, Bent Creek's Seasonal Sampler, which you can see all stitched up on This Post.

Many thx!

Monday, July 11, 2011

In the Company of Friends ....

In order to get to this:

I had to clear space among this:

This will grow into a bracelet ... I started with the black beads and gold beads. I also purchased a kit (two kits) for blue beads:
Should you be curious how it is supposed to look (knowing I create things at a snail's pace, check out the picture here. Our friend, Mel, made these bracelets. The class was taught at a recent NANI meeting with assistance by Sue D.

Did you notice this?:
My friend turned 60 - isn't this lovely? She tells me she will shelf her pen until she is 65. Then, get it out and start using it! What a hoot ; )

Life would not be as fun
without my special friends.

And, you know who you are!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Clutter ... Books ...

Say what you will ... I just love my 'clutter'.
My desk is loaded with keepsakes and toys.
I know I need to clear some space for my beading (next post).
But, really, I do my best creative ramblings surrounded by my stuff.

Do you have things like this? I know it will end up in death's junkyard.
My kids will scratch their heads wondering 'what the heck'
'why'd she save this'
'pins? thimbles? ... what a fossil'

How can I explain the smiles some of these trinkets bring to mind?

These are the two books I'm currently reading:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
(this book was banned in a nearby school district)
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
I admit purchasing this book in an airport awhile back -- and didn't read during that flight. So, grabbed it, stuffed into the suitcase + did start reading it during a recent flight -- delayed by rain (no surprise). It is interesting.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Awesome Giveaway ....

The Southpaw Stitcher
is hosting a giveaway ....

check out her post
Half Blogoversary Giveaway ...

for details

AND, take a look around her blog posts, too!!!


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