Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall is in the air

It's finally starting to feel like FALL !!!!!!!  Today we're in for a much needed soft, slow all day rain.......sooooo even though I'm working on new projects, I've decided to pull out my fall stitching and add some progress to the pieces.

It always feels like I'm pulling "old friends" out of hiding and yet at the same time starting something "new".

 The bottom piece is one of my current favorites, Black'd Skie by The Primitive Needle.........I'm stitching it on 36ct vintage Pear using cotton over dyed threads, and the top is the little "Pumpkin Hill" from Shepherds' Bush.

I also felt compelled to finally start "Lucy Redd" from Homespun Elegance.  I had succumbed to Jean Lea's (Attic Needlework) beautiful silk conversion of this piece, but had yet to start stitching it, so I have decided this will become part of my "fall" collection as well.  I'm stitching it on 36ct vintage Meadow Rue and it's really fun to see how the new color palette unfolds.

Wanted to give you a sneak peek of two new pieces that will be released in the next week or so, depending on how soon I get them packaged.  I'll include complete pictures as soon as I get them completed.

And last but certainly not least.......I just had to share some Chessa craziness.  I've been trying to capture this sequence for some time and finally have managed to get part of it.

She is, as my hubby, John, likes to call her......a "box woman"!!!!    Any box, no matter what size, she has to get in it!!!!  So some months ago, John taped one shut, cut a hole in it and set it on the floor.  It's become her secret hideout.  She pulls herself in, turns around, sits inside for hours as if no one can see her, then pulls herself out and walks away to engage in some new activity

The only bad part is . we now have this ratty packing box as part of our family room decor.  Oh well, I'm sure it could be worse!!!
Well, back to business for me...I'm kitting for Shepherds' Bush Retreat in a couple of weeks.......can't wait to be out in the glorious Utah mountains with all you crazy stitchers !!!!!

Until next time......wishing you a little time to stitch each day!!


  1. Oh those sneak peeks look ever so tempting! Can't wait to see the complete reveal!
    Blessings, Patti

  2. The new designs look like they will be amazing.
    I know that you could decorate Miss Chessa's box and make it fabulous :) Or just live with the cardboard look.

  3. Can't wait to see the new designs. I've been stitching on Black'd Skie for the past few weeks myself.

    Chessa is hilarious. I've got an open cardboard box 'decorating' my husband's office, but it looks like we need to try your method of cutting a hole in the box to add to our entertainment!