I have several interests to share through this blog including my love of needlework, quilting, cooking, and my pets, Molly and Butterscotch. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with adding to most of these areas over time. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Finch Song" is complete

Well, I was up until 1 AM completing the final stitches, adding the charms and pressing Shepherd's Bush "Finch Song". 

I love the rich antique colors of this sampler. This was originally designed as the class piece for the Shepherd's Bush retreat in 2008, and then published in 2009 for commercial sales.  The piece that Tina designed for the 2010 retreat is reminisent of this one, only bigger! 

I also finished a little autumn sample designed by Jeanette Douglas (also one of the instructors at the retreat), that was kitted up and sold at the retreat shop.  I love the puples, greens and oranges in this sampler - makes me wish that winter was over and we were on to warmer weather. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Photos

Yesterday I got caught up finishing 5 Shepherd's Bush Needle Rolls that I had stitched awhile back.  I fired up the sewing machine and off I went.  I have completed 7 of these and just love how they finish up.  The directions are easy to follow and they are all so darling. 

From Left to Right - Violet Needle Roll, Garden Roll, In My Garden Roll, Beehive Roll, and Shepherd's Roll

Yesterday, I ended up at Hobby Lobby to get fiberfill to complete the needle rolls.  While I was there, I found a couple of pairs of scissors that coordinated well with the before pictured scissor fobs.  I decided they looked best displayed in this cherry shaker sewing tray that I bought at the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, KY.  Don't they look perfect in there?

The is a Chatelaine from The Drawn Thread desings.  I took this class in 1996 from Cynthia Zittel of The Dranw Thread desings.  It is one of my treasured pieces and wanted to make sure that I shared it with you. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Getting Caught Up

Okay - so it has been awhile since my first post and I have not added any photos of my projects.  It has been a busy few months with the holidays as well as my Mom being sick and in the hospital again.  I have been busy stitching on projects from the Shepherd's Bush retreat that I attended in September and other projects that I had started before then.  I have also been finishing some projects that I had stitched a long time ago including several scissor fobs from Shepherd's Bush.  Enjoy and hope to be back again soon!!

Shepherd's Bush "Spring Scissor Fob" - Front

Shepher'ds Bush "Spring Scossir Fob" - Back

 Shepherd's Bush "In My Garden Scissor Fob" - Front

 Shepherd's Bush "In My Garden Scissor Fob" - Back

 Charland Pansy Scissor Fob

 Shepherd's Bush 2004 Scissor Fob - Front

 Shepherd's Bush 2004 Scissor Fob - Back

 Shepherd's Bush 2003 Scissor Fob - Front

 Shepherd's Bush 2003 Scissor Fob - Back

 Shepherd's Bush 2009 Scissor Fob - Front

 Shepherd's Bush 2009 Scissor Fob - Back

 Just Nan "Guardian Grace"

 Diane Evans "A Third Diane's Delight"

 "The Garden Sampler" by Sue Ream

 Close-up top of "The Garden Sampler"

 Close-up middle of "The Garden Sampler"

Close-up bottom of "The Garden Sampler"

"Wicked" by the Primitive Needle - freebie I received at the retreat.  This will be stitched as a pin cushion.