Monday, April 7, 2014

Back to Blogging and Manifesto!

I'm back...finally!

I am thrilled to be back stitching on Scarlet Letter's Manifesto!  I have worked on it the last two Sundays.  This is a Sunday only project.  I tend to watch NASCAR  and/or football depending on the time of the year!  With the Texas Motor Speedway race delayed/postoned due to rain, I was forced to  watch reruns of NCIS-Los Angeles.

I was able to get some signifcant number of stitches in and I was able to finally get to that begging dog!

I have also been working on some prim and club projects, too! Below is Nan Lewis' (Threadwork Primitives) "Down Virginia Way".  I am going to stitch this into a mattress picushion!

And lastly, I received and stiched up Dyeing to Stitch's Colonial Gathing Club Piece #2 from The Scarlett House (Tanya Brockmeyer):

I am having so much fun!  What have y'all been up to?

Happy Stitches,


Monday, November 18, 2013

It has been a Month of Sundays!

My fraternal grandmother, Mildred Montjoy "Dolly" Pickles Kelley, was always one to have the cutest of phrases!  Like, "That is fine as Frog Hair", "My hair is blown sixteen ways from Sunday" and one of my favorites, "It's been a month of Sundays since I've seen you!"....Well, it's been a month of Sundays since I have posted here!

I haven't been posting because I have been doing model stitching on a huge will be a while before I finish, but I do have something to share with you today!

On Saturday, my guild, the Virginia Guild of Needlewomen, had a workshop with Susie Gay of Berry Hill Heirlooms.  She taught us a lovely beaded silk ribbon sewing roll up!  I was able to finish it Sunday morning and thought I would post a couple of pictures here:

It was a wonderful day of stitching and I really enjoyed myself!

Happy Stitches,


Monday, June 3, 2013

I'm Back...........................

Hello, Folks:

I am sorry to have been away for a bit!

Last Sunday, I came down with a summer cold and didn't feel quite up to stitching.  I didn't have much to show.  I still don't have much to show, but here she is:

I love the man's red stockings:) I'm stitching on the flower right now and have done a bit more since this picture was taken on my new IPad Mini I got as an early birthday present! This IPad has distracted me a bit......

I have been in a bit of a stitching block...I need to get back to it!  I should just snap out of it!

Happy Stitches,


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I didn't get to work on my Manifesto this past Sunday.  I had company in town and we were way too busy having fun!  By the time the dust settled, I was too tired to work on Manifesto.

So, I share with you my stitched Down Virginia Way piece created by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives!

The stitching is done, but how I am going to finish it is in question...I was thinking about making it into a mattress pincushion.  The sides would be the stitched alphabet, my initials and date.  What do you think?  I may also tuft it...should I? 

Happy Stitches Everyone,


Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Manifesto Update

My wonderful family allowed me to stitch the entire day!  Wow, I got a lot accomplished.  I was able to complete the left hand side of the sampler!

O Happy Day!