Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I Have a "Real" Website Now!

Unfortunately it's been about 16 months since I've posted here.   A lot has happened in that time...

  • I bought a house in Las Vegas after 3 years of living in an apartment since my cross country move (I guess that means I'm staying, LOL!)
  • My boyfriend had a massive stroke 3 months after I moved into my new house and still hasn't fully recovered
  • I've become a grandma again (he's sooo stinking cute, but I could be biased)
  • I've released several new designs
  • And most recently, I launched an actual .com website this week!!

I'm still working on adding all of my patterns (now at 80+) along with some of my design models I'll be selling, needle minders and other handmade items, but should have it all done by this weekend.

If you'd like to pop on over and check it out, just click on the photo above.

And if you see something you think you just *need* to buy, use coupon code BLOG15 for 15% off your entire order, now through Tuesday 6/18/19.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You Had Me At Meow

It's been wayyyy too long since I've released any new patterns.  I was a complete slacker in 2017 and decided 2018 would be a much better year!

First up for this year is perfect for all the cat lovers out there.


I stitched my model using 3 shades of DMC floss for an ombre look on a piece of sky blue linen fabric that was in my stash. You can easily stitch the piece all in one color of floss, or do your own ombre color combination.  It's a very quick stitch that can be done in a weekend.

And can I saw how much I love the little mouse "pedestal" that my finisher used?!  Yes, I was and still am a huge Tom and Jerry fan.

If you're interested in this design, you can purchase it at any of these places.

Until the next time...Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Shiba Inu Silhouette

Woof!  Woof!  I'm running in to tell you all about my latest silhouette design.  

After being on my extensive list for quite awhile, I'm pleased to finally have the Shiba Inu done and ready for purchase.

I stitched my model using  DMC #310 on a piece of "orange cream" evenweave fabric that was in my stash. Since I have my "Giganto" cone of black, you're going to be seeing a lot more of my silhouettes stitched using it.   Don't worry, I'll try not to be too boring and will through in some unexpected color every now and then.

If you're interested in this design, you can purchase it at any of these places.

Until the next time...Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bibliophiles Unite!

BIBLIOPHILE  ˈbiblēəˌfīl/
noun: bibliophile; plural noun: bibliophiles
a person who collects or has a great love of books

Are you a lover of books also?  Are you on Goodreads?  I recently discovered it and am so excited about being able to track what I've read, want to read, etc. (you know how Virgos are, LOL!)  

If you're interested in what I'm reading when I'm not stitching (which includes my Agatha Christie podcast/book club with a friend), feel free to follow me here.

Until the next time...Happy Stitching AND reading!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Series: Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Several years ago I decided to start a new series, but am just now bringing it to life.  The series will be quotes I've gotten in fortune cookies over the years, all framed by a Chinese lattice inspired "blackwork" design.   To liven the frames up, there may be French knots, beads or other embellishments.   Some of the quotes will be fun, and some may be more serious.

Today we start with Fortune Cookie Wisdom #1: Good Virtue

This particular design uses French knots.  If you're not a fan of French knots, you can always use seed beads instead.

Because I don't want to take away from the blackwork style designs with a hand-dyed fabric, I'm using plain white aida.

If you're interested in this design, you can purchase it at any of these places.

Stay tuned for more designs in this series.  I already have the 2nd one stitched, finished and ready to go, so I'll release it in the next few weeks.

Until the next time...Happy Stitching!