Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I just finished embroidering this hand done wool coat for my Bleuette Doll named Marie Simone! Doesn't she look beautiful in her new wool frock?

I still need to make the beret that goes with it, but I just had to show you the latest in Paris Fashion!

-Holly and Marie Simone

Monday, January 25, 2010

J is for Jack'O Lantern

Well, it's been a busy week! I have things going on in the evening every night this past week and I didn't finish the letter "J" up until last night at the end of the Saints-Vikings Game! Go, Saints!

I also started two new projects this past week and they have been calling me! My guild, Gentle Pursuits EGA (see link on side tool bar) is recreating an Elizabethan Coif for the living enterpretors at Agecroft Hall. I'm working on a sample motif. When I get a little further, I will post a picture.

The other project I started was an embroidered capelet coat for my Bleuette Doll. I want to finish that by Thursday to show my weekly stitching group.

I need to get back to Mary Pierce, as well. Sometimes I wish I didn't work fulltime!

Well, I hope everyone has a productive stitching week!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm taking a short break from Mary Pierce....

.....to start my second letter of the month on my Prairie Schooler ABC Stitch-a-long. It's the letter "J" for Jack-o-lantern. I started on Sunday and this is my progress through last night (Monday). It's coming along. I'm stitching on 25 count cream Jobelan over one thread with the specified DMC threads. I hope to have it done by week's end. At that point, it's back to the Mary Pierce Sampler!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Mary Pierce Update Pic!

Okay, here is the latest on my Mary Piece Sampler! I've finished Adam and have worked on the bottom part of the sampler. I am about half way there! I'm enjoying myself on this sampler! Wait until you see Eve...she's a real treat!

On the 15th, I will switch over to the PS ABC Stitching Bee and do my letter "J"....Stay tuned for updates...............

In Stitches,


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back to the Mary Pierce Sampler and One Wacky Adam!

Now that I have finished my first letter on the PS ABC Project, I have a little time before I start the next one (January 15th). So, I picked up my Mary Pierce 1770 Sampler again and started stitching! I stitched up Adam....Isn't he the wackiest! Don't you just love those eyebrows and fig-leafy thing! He looks a little knobby-kneed, too! I always get a kick out of the Adam and Eves on old samplers, don't you?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My New Year's Start!

I signed up for the Prairie Schooler ABC Stitch-a-Long back in December. I gathered all my floss (DMC) and fiber (25 count cream evenweave) and started on New Year's Day. I have finished the letter "A"! I plan to do 2 letters a month. I won't start the next letter "J" until January 15th. I need to get some other things done in the meantime!
I am stitching over one thread! I like how it's turning out....even though I have only done one letter so far!
Happy 2010!