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Monday, November 28, 2016

My Hooked Tree

I thought I'd share one of my older hooked pieces. 'Tis the season for this one, although I keep it hanging all year round. I like the peace-giving theme; a gentle reminder for all times.
Oh Christmas Tree

Saturday, November 26, 2016

As the Crow Flies

I made this cute, cute, cute pincushion from a pattern by As the Crow Flies...just love the name. It's a fairly new company of 2 pattern designers. Two sisters in fact. The company offers many exciting wool applique patterns and this is one I chose to do.  It was very simple with easy to follow instructions. It's a hefty size; 7 inches, which I like for a pincushions...plenty of room for pins and needles, plus easy to find. They will be featured in Country Sampler magazine in the upcoming issue, so take a look.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

More Yo-Yo Pins

Happy Sunday to you all!
  I stitched up a few more of my yo-yo pins. I like having some of these on hand to work on when I'm not in the mood to work on larger projects or just to do when my creative juices aren't flowing.
I added beads spaced between the blanket stitches, something I hadn't done before and I kind of like the look. I also added an extra piece of wool, sandwiched inside, giving it a bit more volume, like a mini pillow; nice and squishy.

Friday, November 18, 2016


I woke up very early today, not my plan but I did. So I finished Jan Goos' pattern "Morning in the Meadow". On this wall hanging I added wide gros-grain ribbon on top to hang it. I got kind of carried away with embellishing the bird: rick-rack and beads on the wing, fly stitches on the tail in variegated floss, and a piece of trim and large bead for the eye. Quite the handsome fellow! For the backing, I used a piece of cotton. Now, what to do next? Maybe a nap!
Pattern is available in my Etsy shop.
Morning in the Meadow

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stitch Awhile

This week I hooked up with some stitching buddies at Karen's in Sequim. We spent the morning stitching and catching up with news of the past month. It's amazing how time flies!
So here are a few photos of projects from this get together as well as a few from prior ones, which I neglected to post.
Linda's table Runner Christmas gift

Linda's table runner #2 another Christmas gift
Robin's Gingerbread man Christmas ornament

Robin's Gingerbread man  #2
Marilyn's Owl Purse: a gift exchange

Linda's Robin's: A gift for a friend
Lynsay's needlebook

Marilyn's pins: to be sold
Til the next time: happy stitching!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Details, details

I've been working diligently on this wool project, stitching an hour here  and

there. I especially like to work on my project when I first get up while I 'm having my cup of tea. I can then critique my stitches from the night before. Sometimes I turn my piece upside down to get a different take. I find this very helpful.

I've added a thin lining on the back to give the piece more stability since it is a bigger piece. I don't want it to stretch out of shape once I hang it.
Some of the stitches I have used so far are the chain stitch, colonial knots, back stitch, blanket, cross stitch and detached buttonhole. Oh and I used the stem stitch to outline the leaves. I've never done this before and I like how it looks.
Pattern is available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stoneware Rug

Here is a medium size rug I made last year and just recently finished binding it. I still favor using wool yarn wrapped over cording.  I then cover the raw edges of burlap with twill tape.
The rug has moved from room to room. Right now it's place is in my wool/workroom in front of a very old English dresser. We'll see how it settles in.

Forest Doll

I'm just about finished with my latest Mother Nature doll. Just need to take a few photos for the pattern and I'll be all set for ...