Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Madame Picasso by Anne Girard (Book Trailer)

Book available..... do you have your copy?    

A very nice book review - link HERE.  

I'm reading it now ....  Let the rain + wind [outside] continue!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


(a cross-stitch gift card)

(a cross-stitch gift card)

c.2001 Lesley Clarke - Textile Heritage Collection
Cross stitch kits - cotton floss on aida cloth

Finished the bag of mending.   Then, made some things for DD's chinchilla pets ... 4 pillows and 2 hammocks -- a little bit of sewing with left over fleece.   I think the fleece was from projects my Mom made for our sons - when they were in either High School or Middle School:

Back -- I thought the chinchillas might not like the kitty faces.

 2 hammocks - hope they like them

I found the cat nip + may get some catnip toys sewn, too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tollway Tatters: Diane's Saori weaving

Oh my ... a delight to hold these lovely bags in hand.    These bags are woven on a saori loom by GF Diane, blogging at Lace-Lovin' Librarian.   The saori loom was a gift to her from her Mom.    She is creating fabulously interesting bags - and selling her creations.

 Here are a few photographs I took on Tuesday afternoon:

As always ... photographs do not do justice to the colorways and superb workmanship.   Some bags I took close - ups.

I may be mistaken; however, I think this one is already S O L D.    

Monday, August 11, 2014

some progress

These are Jeannette Douglas Designs

 I've got most of the silk over dye fiber stitched.   There are a few more motifs to add before the backstitch/outline and assembly.    This is a nice design, from my stash.   Chosen for the Biscornu SAL - along with FB group, All About Smalls.  

And, decision:    I had my mind all made up, tatted a sample.   Tatted another sample.  I tatted samples x FOUR, and liked the one in the top right corner.    

 Lizbeth, size 80, color 168 Latte Foam.
seems the right size for the project - nice color - and should be sewn on later tonight or tomorrow.


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