Monday, July 14, 2014

New Release

Just a quickie to let you see my new release.........

This is "Days of Liberty" and is the first in a series called Seasons of Chessie.  There will be 4 in the series, all mounted on wool, then a horn book, but you could easily frame them if you wish.  The design measures 5" x 5" on 32ct linen and is a fun quick summer stitch........hope you enjoy !!

I also had to share Brewster after he cleaned out 3 cans of his favorite , water packed tuna, while I was making a cold seafood salad and trying not to step on him !!!!  He was so thrilled that Chessa never showed up to fight over the spoils and he actually fell asleep surrounded by all his cans !!

That's all for now.......I working on new club pieces as well as new designs for the St Charles will be here before I know it !

Find a cool spot on your porch or deck and enjoy some summer stitching ! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Past and Future

The summer is flying by again, so here's an update of where I've been and where I'm going..............

Last week was the Grand old Flag Gathering at the Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI and what a week it was !!!!!

We worked hard, laughed often, ate wonderful treats, and shopped alot!!!!  What more could you ask for?

Here are a few pics of just some of the fun........

              "The Group"  came from all over the USA...from California to Connecticut !!

Fabulous Giant Strawberry Shortcake !!!

Marie shared one of her finished projects !

Connie and Michelle (mother and daughter) and Teresa(below) often stitched well into the night and actually finished most of their projects during the week....amazing!!!

Roxie had never stitched on linen the end of the week , I had another convert!!!

More "Goodies".......believe me, no one went  home any  thinner that week !!

We all left feeling that we had shared a extraordinary experience together and vowed to return again next year, to hopefully do it all again !!!!

Carole Hopkins and I have even been thinking of new projects already !!

However, for me they are just ideas at this point.......I've got a huge list of upcoming designs to work on know the old saying ....."no rest for the wicked".

Here's a peek at the project I'm teaching for T0morrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, IL .....July  25th - 26th.

We'll be painting and lining the book box in class, so it will be ready to go when you finish your will be a little messy, and a whole lot of fun !!!

I talked to Pam yesterday, and she said she had room for 1 or 2 more students, so if you're interested give them a call.....630-790-1660 or

I guess that's all for now.......I've got several more projects to work on , so I need to get to it !!!!

Hope you all find time to get a little summer stitching done in your favorite spot....a front porch or back deck perhaps !!

Enjoy your summer!!