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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Happy Mail

 I got my order from Jenny Adin-Christie! I saw on her website that she had some lovely colors of mottled wool felt so I ordered one of each color.

Then she is carrying these Oliver Twist threads that are like pearl cotton and comparable to two strands of floss.  I have used some of these threads in her kits and love the colrs and look of them.
Then I got her notebook. Some of the pages are lined and some are just blank. I haven't written anything in it yet.

Friday, September 25, 2020


 Here is my long and short stitch leaf from David Smyth's Garden:

I think it turned out pretty well and I am ready to try leaf #2. So much more to go!

Here is my In Flanders Field biscornu all sewn together.  I haven't yet worked up the courage to go looking for buttons - but soon!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ruler Holder

 I started the back of the ruler holder from Theresa Baird. I have to do that checkerboard pattern all over the back but it is easy stitching.

I have been lazy and avoiding my more difficult projects so I decided that I am not going to be afraid of doing long and short stitch on David Smyth's Garden.  I started a leaf last night and it is going pretty well. I will show you tomorrow. I've got six large leaves to stitch this way. I'll be proud of myself when they get done.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In Flanders Field

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

I finished stitching In Flanders Field. Thank you Torrie for all the information about the poem.

Now I am sewing the top and the bottom together. Tedious! I am 3/4 the way around. Then I'll go looking for a couple of buttons for the center.

I like how it turned out.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Book

  I'm sorry for not posting yesterday.  I was about halfway done with a post when it was time to go to a doctor's appointment and I never got back to it.  Then when I went to finish the post today I had no juice so had to recharge. 

Anyway, here goes:

I ordered a book that just came out on Friday in Australia.  It is Passion for Needlework III.  

I was going to wait until it was available here but I got antsy. I saw what projects are in it.  I especially love the mirror surround by Susan O'Conner.  And there was a discount on the shipping. 

So many beautiful projects!  I think maybe Santa will get me some of these kits when they come out. I'm not sure about that orange linen with pansies on it.  I think French Lace color linen would be perfect.

Can't wait for the book to get here! As Paula says , "SWOON!"


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Theresa Baird Ruler Holder

 I have been enjoying stitching all the smalls of Theresa Baird'd Beelieve design. I started the ruler holder. I'm almost done with the front. Just one more strawberry and the rest of the border to do. 

The back has more stitching but is easy stitching.

Have a good weekend!


Friday, September 18, 2020

Inch By Inch

 A little more progress on the mini book cover. 

Once I get the gold done I can see about putting on the sequins and beads. I didn't get much done this week. Oh, well, better than nothing!