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Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Framed And A New Poinsettia For Another Class







Hi everyone. I spent some time today changing a little section in the store for Christmas. Brought it forward and added some ornaments. I also finished a poinsettia in a watering can for a class to be taught in this shop and at Yankee Cross Stitch. I have a better picture for you of the sunflower. It is so nice out, I hope you all had a nice Halloween.
Don't eat to much candy! (Don't listen to me).


donna

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Made the BEE


Well I followed Erik's suggestion and made a bee for the frame instead of a butterfly. I do like it but it was to dark by the time I got home to take a good picture. Here is the one I did take. I will take more tomorrow of the whole thing. Have a good night

donna

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wool And Stumpwork Pic


I am sharing a partial picture of a class that I am going to give at the shop.
It still needs a snail in the grass and the frame needs some more work. I was going to add a butterfly to the frame (MAYBE). I always make changes as I go.
Here is a peek and off to bed I go. Good night

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Updated Etsy Part #2





I am home and just finished updating more on Etsy.
Here is a peek at a couple of things.
Whish I had more time but family is calling.
I will check up on everyone tomorrow night.
have a good evening
donna

ETSY update

Good morning, I am on my way to the shop and I only had time to put a few scissor fobs up on Etsy but I have more things to add later. I dont have a computer at the shop yet so off to work I go stitching away. Talk to you later and have a good day
donna

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Little More Stitching Fun




I have been spending more time at the shop so I have been able to do a little bit more stitching. I made some adjustments to Santa the other day by making him on 18ct linen and adding different stitches and today I finished with the house. I worked it on 18ct linen and added french knots and some Rhodes stitches. I finished it with some wool leaves and flowers with beads.

This is just something I did on my own. The directions found in the chart are just for cross stitching. I just made these up to give you different ideas on how to make them yourself and to use them as models for classes in the shop. Hope they inspire you for finishing and just having fun.

I also have some scissor fobs that I made and I will be adding to my Etsy Shop this weekend, so check back for Etsy updates.

Have a good night

donna

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Playing With Santa



I opened the shop this week and I have some photos to share with you. Still trying to get them up. I did try the other day with photobucket and then something happened and the computer got a virus. So 3 days without it and $130.00 later I am being so careful about how I do searches.

I just edited this post because I am sooo happy. (OH I just did it. I added a page to my blog so just click on the link above that says to click on it to visit the shop. YEAH!)

I have a couple of photos to share with you of one of the Santa's that is in my new design called "Santa's Blessings" I worked him on 18ct over 2 (Natural linen). I did a few different stitches and finished him into a pocket. I just love to play with different stitches.
Have A Good Night
donna

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New designs





Happy Fall Days.
I am sharing some photos of a couple of designs that I finished.
One is Funky Flower Caroline. Nice bright yellows.
The other design is Santa's Blessings. I stitched the 3 Santa's together but you could stitch each one as an ornament. They each measure 50 X 50 stitches so on 14 count that would be 3.57 X 3.57. Or on a small 18ct it would be 2.77 X 2.77.
These designs have 1/4 stitches so over 1 on linen will not work.
I also included a Christmas House with a candle in the window, wreaths on the house, and some snow falling from above.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Not Opening Yet :(

It has been a very hectic week. I have tried so hard to be ready to open the shop for tomorrow but it just isn't the right time. My husband had an operation a couple of days ago and that was so time consuming with all of the doc appointments before and now after. He has been so sick for the past two years we hope that this is the answer.
When I was in my mid twenties I had a day care center with 34 children. I use to pray for patience to get me through the days. Well it isn't just given to you like I thought then. It is something that is developed over time by trial. Well I have so much patience now in my fifty's with all of my testing I have been through I guess this is just one more test. So I leave the opening date in Gods hands because no matter how much I try it wont be tomorrow. I will have a happy post on the day it does open and I'll share it with you along with pictures.
Its to dark to work at the shop so I am working on my newest releases tonight, and my husband is sleeping like a baby. Have a good night
donna

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