Monday, October 22, 2007

Santa Claus is comin' to town

Actually, I got mail-order S.E.X.* today! The companions to my 2 previous Santa ornaments arrived from ABC Stitch Therapy

Some of them are from the Charmed Santa Face series:
  • St. Nicholas
  • Father Christmas
  • San Nicolo
  • Kris Kringle
  • Saint Nick
  • Santa Claus

The others are from the Charmed Santa Faces - Series II:

  • Joyful Santa
  • Santa Jingles
  • Santa Noel
  • Father Frost

The tree in my home office is always done in Santas so they will definitely have a place this Christmas. I'll have to remember to take photos of all the trees I decorate this year. Hmm, better make a note to myself to do just that.

Happy Stitching!!

*S.E.X. = Stash Enhancement eXperience

Celebrate the Return...

of Victoria magazine!! I just received my first copy (the first issue) on Friday. For previous fans of the magazine, this will not disappoint! Apart from the references to the fact that it is a comeback - there is no difference from the magazine as it was before. Ah, the joy!

Here's a link to the website:

If you've never seen the magazine before, it is worth checking out! If you love anything remotely connected to the Victorian era, it is a must that you get this magazine!!!!

Ok, I'm done gushing now. ;-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Seeking Designer links

I am in the process of updating the designer links on my website and want to know if I am missing any. Check out the current list and let me know your favorites. You can either post a comment to this message or you can Email Me.

Here is a list of the designers that seem to have gone missing?? If you know anything about these designers, please let me know. Thanks!

  • 2 Busy Stitching
  • African X-Stitch
  • Alisa's Cross Stitch Designs
  • Albany Hill
  • Amken Cross Stitch
  • Arnsby Crafts
  • Brown Dog Stitches
  • Carolina Country House
  • Champagne Collections
  • Columbine Designs
  • Couchman Creations
  • Country and Colonial
  • Craftsmen's Studio
  • Crafty Designs 2000
  • Cross Stitch Out of the Ordinary
  • Cutworks
  • Deb Bergmann
  • Douglas Designs
  • Dreams of Stitches
  • Ellen Maurer Stroh
  • ERA Designs
  • Gerry Buckley Cross Stitch
  • Graphworks
  • Handwork Samplers
  • Harvest Moon
  • Heritage Needlework Designs
  • Holingshausen Needlework Design
  • Hollie Designs
  • Holly House Designs
  • It's a Stitch
  • Jazzbird Designs
  • Julie Oliver's Australian Cross Stitch
  • June Grigg Designs
  • K. Elaine Kramer Designs
  • Karen M. Hankla Designs
  • Lesa Steele Designs
  • Linda Driskell
  • Lisa Overduin Designs
  • Lone Deer-Sonagolese Designs
  • Lorri Birmingham Designs
  • MaJor Presentations
  • Many Flowers Designs
  • Maritime Cross Stitch
  • MI Cottage Craft Industry
  • Morgan Designs
  • Mulberry Folk Art
  • Ned Adams Originals
  • Nessy Lynn's
  • Northern Sky Designs
  • Nostalgia Needlework
  • Of Female Worth
  • Offe's Cross Stitch
  • On the Fantasy Wings...
  • One More Stitch
  • Pitter Patterns
  • Punto X
  • The Sampler House
  • Sarah L. Ricketts Designs
  • Sigrid Designs
  • The Silver Thimble
  • Stars Hearts and Friends
  • Stitch Hiker
  • Stitchy Fingers
  • Sunshine and Smiles
  • Susan Joy Designs
  • Victorian Masterpieces
  • Victorian Stitch
  • Vintage Designs
  • Web Stitch
  • Whiskey Creek Ink
  • Winning Designs

Thanks and Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rewards sites

For those of you who shop online, I thought I'd share a few of the "rewards" sites that I use.

In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, a rewards site gives you "points" for using their site to get to the site where you would like to shop. Since the various companies pay to be listed on the reward site, there is no charge to you the consumer! (That's always great!) Different rewards sites use different point values but from what I've seen, it all works out about the same.

If you do sign up for one (or more) of these, I would appreciate it if you give me credit for the referral. I don't get money for it but I do get a few points. My email address for this is: MilkLass at


MyPoints - I've been with them for years!

Memolink - Another one I've used for years.

FreeRide - not as good as the others but still worth using

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Another ornament finish

I finished another ornament this evening.

  • Charming Santa
  • Charmed Santa Faces - Series II
  • kit from Mill Hill

Happy Stitching!!

2 Small Finishes

I finished a couple of small items recently. The first is a Santa Claus ornament.

  • Twinkle Claus

  • Charmed Santa Faces - Series II

  • kit from Mill Hill

The second is a hen and chick in needlepoint on plastic canvas (ugh!).

  • Mother Hen

Curly-Q's needlepoint ornament

kit from Needlemagic, Inc.