Sunday, November 27, 2011

Surprise....Kringle's Crow Release

Gosh and golly gee whiz, 
thank you all so much for your
wonderful emails about Kringle's Crow.
I have been busy putting this into 
pattern form and it is ready
to be released.  It is now available
in my Etsy Shop.
Stitched on 32ct light mocha linen.
Antique British-5 Wool from
Ram in the Thicket.
Pattern stitch count is 49W by 59H and
uses WDW and GA threads with a
DMC conversion. 
Thank you again for your support of 
my humble craft.
I hope everyone enjoyed a 
wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am truly thankful.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


At this time of Thanksgiving we pause
to count our blessings.
The freedom of this great
country in which we live.
It's opportunity for achievement.
The friendship and support
you have shown.
For all of these things
I am deeply thankful.
My best wishes to you and
yours for a
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just a Reminder

Don't forget to stop by TDIPT Mercantile
tonight between 9 and 10pm EST.
  I'll be offering some of my finishes
that I've been working on.
It's also our Open House and
Giveaway.  Many of the 
talented artists of TDIPT
have donated their handmades
as prizes. 
Visit the blog to see all the ways
to enter to win.
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Here's a peak at my finished items.

Merry Christmas Pillow
Goode Huswife design. Stitched on
linen and bordered and backed with
brownish green wool from
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Christmas Pouch
Chartmakers design. Stitched on 
18th Century Blackbird linen by R & R
with a braided perle cotton strap.
Filled with evergreens and a primitive
candy cane. 
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Black Walnut Tree Hanging
Notforgotten Farm design.
Stitched on Vintage Pear linen
with overdyed floss and a
wool patch for needles and pins.
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Kringle's Crow Pinkeep
This is a play on my Enchanted
Crow design.  I changed the witch 
hat to a Santa's hat and the 
acorns to berries.  Even added
a few snowflakes. It's stitched
on mocha linen and the bottom
is wool called Antique British.
Again from Ram in the Thicket.
Can you tell I love her wool? :D
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Have a great day and I do hope you'll
be able to stop by and check out
all the wonderful offerings on 

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hi Friends.  I am truly excited
about these two new patterns.

The first is "Noblewoman's Pouch".
( Border stitch count 64 by 77
Motif stitch count 39 by 39)

 This pattern was designed
hand in hand with my friend and 
partner, Mimi, of The Restoration
of My Humble Spirit.
We are both very proud of the
way it turned out.  I really enjoyed
the stitching and the finishing
on this.  It was so much fun to 
put together.
The model was worked on 30ct Straw 
linen by WDW using a combination 
of GA and WDW floss.
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The next is "Falling Leaves Sampler"
( Pattern stitch count 91 by 117)

I tried to use all the colors in this that 
reminded my of Autumn.
The model was stitched on 32ct
Ligonier Latte linen by R&R
and also uses a combination of 
GA and WDW floss.

Both patterns are $10.00 and can be
purchased from me via email or 
through my Etsy Shop
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Thank you for all your continued support
and your friendship. 
Wishing you many Happy Stitches!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happily Stitching

Sorry that I haven't posted much
in awhile.  We had our computer crash
last week and it just would not restart.
Luckily my DH, who
can do and fix almost anything, was 
able to diagnose the problem and
get it back up and running. YEAH!
Seems the memory cards were 
really dusty and were not making 
contact.  Needless to say, our 
computer is as dust free inside 
as we could get it.
I did feel quite faint at the thought
of not being able to access my
cross stitch files. YIKES!
AND I thought I had lost
the 2 new patterns that 
I just finished up. 
I hope to release them this weekend.
One is the "Falling Leaves
Hornbook Sampler" and the
other is the "Noblewoman's 
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Otherwise, I have been
happily stitching. 
Here is a picture of some of 
the things I've been working
on.  I have some wonderful
finishes in mind for these.
I'm still working on Merry Christmas 
by Goode Huswife, but Black Walnut
Tree by Notforgotten Farm and 
Christmas Night by Chartmakers
are all stitched and ready to 
be finished.
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Well, enjoy the rest of your
week and thanks for stopping
by to visit.  
Happy Stitching.