Sunday, February 27, 2011

*Pins & Tulips Pinkeep*

It's been a bit of a rough week.  Our doggie was sick this week with, believe it or not,
a kind of doggie vertigo.  She is much better now, but what a scare she gave us.
I have been keeping her by my side on the sofa while I stitch.   This is what I finally got finished up today.  It's a Blackbird Design.  I really like it.  Helps me think of Spring : )

On the back I used a creamy colored silk matka that I stained a bit and added a wool heart to hold pins.  I also trimmed it in stained ric rac.

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On another note...... STASH SALE  ! ! !
I'd like to part with some cross stitch fabric that I don't think I'll be using.
I have some evenweave,  murano and lugana in neutral colors of white, beige, bone and mushroom.
If you are interested in purchasing any, please email me at
Here is what I have along with the price.  Shipping is extra.

(2) 30 ct Murano in Mushroom 18 x 27  $3.50 each Sold
(1) 30 ct Murano in White 26 x 34  $4.00 Sold
(1) 28 ct Lugana in Bone 18 x 26 1/2  $3.50 Sold
(3) 28 ct Evenweave in Sponged 14 x18  $2.00 each Sold
(2) 25 ct Lugana in Lt. Beige 18 x 26  $3.50 each Sold
(2) 25 ct Lugana in Bone 18 x 26  $3.50 Sold
24 ct Lugana in Heartland Beige 23 x 24 Sold and 18 x 35  Sold $4.00 each
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Enjoy your day and happy stitching.

Monday, February 21, 2011

*Freebie Finish to Show You*

A blogging friend, tonko(Tomoko), from Japan, stitched my Valentine freebie and agreed to
allow me to post her picture to show you her beautiful finish.  She used the recommended floss colors and stitched it on R & R Reproductions Hand Dyed Linens (Light Espresso) 40ct.  
It is just so pretty when I saw it, my first words were "Wow".
She has a beautiful blog full of finished stitched pieces that you will love to see.
If you have a moment click on the link to visit her blog, Mixed T.
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Have a wonderful week and happy stitching.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sneak Peek Feb TDIPT Update

I've been working hard to get ready for my TDIPT update tomorrow night.
Please visit around 10 pm to see all of the new offerings by the wonderful and talented artist's of the TDIPT Mercantile.
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Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Surprise in the Mail

I arrived home from work the other day to find a package waiting for me.
I was surprised and delighted by the contents.
My dear blog friend Karen gifted me this awesome pinkeep with matching
handmade pins.   How perfect it is.  I love it so much.  It's a wonderful addition to 
my Valentine's Day decor, but I know I will leave it out all year round.
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Thank you dear Karen for such a wonderful surprise.  I am very touched and I am enjoying this sweet pinkeep very much.  I have it up in my sewing studio on top of an antique spool chest.  It fits in so well.   Again, many thanks.
Hope there is a happy surprise around the corner for all of you. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

~*~My Valentine Gift to You~*~

A Valentine freebie.  
Happy Valentine's Day to all of my blogging friends.
My gift to you to show my appreciation for all of your support.
As always, thank you so much for your support and your uplifting comments and emails.
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I charted this using DMC 830, 3857 and 3021, but feel free to use you own color preferences.
I also used mine and my husband's initials as an example.  You could use yours and your hubby's or  maybe even the initials of your parents or grandparents to personalize this.
Enjoy and happy stitching.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Be Mine Pattern

Better late than never, as they say.  This really is a much later release than I expected, with Valentine's Day right around the corner.  You know how it goes, the best laid plans.
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Here is the "Be Mine" pinkeep pattern that I have been working on.

It's stitched on 30 ct R& R 18th Century Stone linen using DMC floss.
Stained with walnut crystal mixture and stuffed with sawdust.
Pattern comes complete with pattern cover, fully detailed color chart, supply list and instructions.
If interested you may email me at or it is available in my Etsy shop.
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Thank you for taking the time to visit and for all of your wonderful comments. 
From what I here there is a new storm brewing.  How I long for spring.
Stay warm and  happy stitching.