Sunday, January 19, 2014

What time is it???



Simon aka Mr. Katt

.... What time is it?
Cat Nap time ... and Thx to GF Beth
for the awesome Hello Kitty watch!
[and lovely pink scarf, not in photo, in the vehicle when I used it last].

Did you see the 10-day forecast .... snow in 5 of the ten days : (

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gifts ....

Beautiful beaded necklace and earrings made by GF Candy S.   They are dazzling!   Too pretty for a box - have them hanging on the wall near my desk.  Thx Candy!  Check out her etsy, Beads + Crochet,  oodles of lovely patterns, kits + treasures to see!

Have you visited Marcia DeCoster's Blog?    The earring pattern can be found there -   Link HERE.   With a lot of help from Candy, I was able to get a pair of earrings started.   The beading is like puzzle building!

And, GF Debbie L enhanced my stitchy stash,  from The Sweetheart Tree:  Baby Bluebells Fob.   So pretty!   And, I do have unadorned scissors which could use an embellished fob!     This is wonderful to have with me in my bag.    Thx Deb ; )

A few more stitches added to Homespun Elegance pattern:  Pin Pokes I

Monday, January 13, 2014

Scarlet Letter Year .... 2014:

WOOT!!!    An excellent mail day.   Per Nicola:  "To celebrate our year of stitching together I thought it would be good fun to have a Scarlet Letter advent calendar."   I participated in the Advent Calender [2013] and my name chosen  for Day Seven, project graphs of  Jane Ogle's Sampler of 1700 AND Elizabeth Norris's Sampler of 1730.     Alphabets, need I say more?   Thank you.  

Close up photo:  

 If you are interested, visit Nicola's Scarlet Letter Blog to participate.  And, don't forget to look at The Gallery!!!   

With patterns in hand, there are options for linen sizes [size of sampler] and I couldn't help notice, the original  Jane Ogle sampler was on 50-count ivory linen.   Imagine, 50 count!!   Elizabeth Norris 45 count.   Each graph is wonderful & they seem to use THREE colors of fibers.   Red, Green + Blue.   

To prepare for 2014, I put the Ann Scutt sampler back on the scroll frame.
have A Pastoral out - need to finish edge of linen and was planning to use q-snap.   This is surface stitching.  I thing would be fun to do a band sampler and alternate with surface embroidery.    

After holidays, I spent time getting organized with my stash.   Seemed I was spending too much time looking for things and needed to have a better way to have projects ready.    Last night, I put my beads into two boxes.   All together.     The only thing I didn't really need to organize was tatting supplies.   They are pretty ok as is.    

Not sure if people follow their resolutions each year.   Mine was to accomplish more and enjoy all these wonderful things I've accumulated and never found time to enjoy.     Happy New Year!!!

Just Nan

GF Sue made this charming 'bunny' for me:
It is a limited edition,  Just Nan pattern called

GF Sue told me pins could be added,
and I think I like it as is.

Thank you so much!!!!

The photo on the web site shows the bunny with pins
and resting on a spool - I like this one hanging near my desk!


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