Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Etsy Shop

I've just added 21 new items to my Etsy shop, Crossed Stitches!  Most of the items are cross stitch but there are a couple that are sewing or crochet.

Here are a few of the items that I've just added:


Happy Stitching (and shopping)!

Monday, October 21, 2013

WIP update: Rapunzel

I've finished page 7 on Rapunzel (Dawe) from HAED.  Here is how she's looking now:

Now that that page is complete, I'm rotating back to my focus piece:  12 Days of Christmas by Teresa Wentzler.  Oh, I did remember to update the progress bar at the right.  I usually forget to do that.

I've also started working on my HAED BB SAL piece, Mystic Garden.  This is a freebie offered by HAED to their bulletin board (BB) members.  I'll be working on this during Monday Night Football games and possibly during the day when work permits (it's great being the boss!).

Happy Stitching!


Coming soon...

I've decided to start a blog hop here on my blog.  The first blog hop will be on November 1st and will run through November 14th.  The second blog hop will start on November 15th.

Since hosting a blog hop is new to me, I expect there may be a kink or two.  Hopefully not, but you never know.  Anyone who participates in this first hop will receive one of my personal designs: a blackwork-style heart pattern!  I'm not going to post a picture of what it looks like when it's done.  I'm going to let it be a surprise.  Yes, I know, that's not nice making you wait but I do have a little mean streak in me.  ;-)

While I do have a bunch of questions already lined up, if you have a question that you would like to see used as a future blog hop, just email it to me.

I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming hop!

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Finds from the Needlework Show.

There were a lot of really great designers in the show.  Here are a few designs that tickled my fancy.

From Homespun Elegance, Wishing Thee Merriness:

From Whispered by the Wind, Christmas Flower:


From Seba Designs via Dinky-Dyes, Frost:
From Hinzeit, Deck the Halls:


Obviously, I have a "thing" for Christmas and/or Winter designs.  This probably has something to do with my birthday being just two days after Christmas and the fact that there was a lot of snow the Winter that I was born.  According to my grandmother's diary, there was already snow on the ground when I was born and two days after my birth it snowed 17" in one day!  For the Pacific Northwest (USA), that's not the norm.  Let's just say, I love me some Winter!
Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Online Needlework Show...

is now open! If you've never checked it out, you should. You can't buy from it but you are allowed to drool. It's a great resource for finding new designs/designers. 

I'm headed over there now to see if there's anything I can't live without.  I will share any must haves here on my blog and possibly at my Pinterest boards as well.  (If you are on Pinterest, you can find me as: stacy27c)

Here's where you find the Needlework Show.

Happy Stitching!