Squares Recieved~Round 8 from Anna W.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thank you Anna, so much for your lovely squares. Not only is your stitching beautiful, I love the designs and colors you chose for me. The butterfly and the rose are perfect.

I hope you recieve your squares soon.
It was a pleasure having you for a partner.

All the best,

Christine R.

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Squares Recieved~from Sabine

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I got some truly lovely squares from Sabine, for Round #7. Sorry I am so late to post pictures. The personalized beach design is perfect. The ocean is one of my favorite places to be. In the design there is even a tiny blue palm tree, so cute! She couldn't have picked a better design to stitch for me, I sincerly love my squares. Thank you so much Sabine.

When you get a chance could you let me know where you found the design. Have a woderful time on Holiday. Let me know when you recieve your squares.

Christine R.

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4th of July from Laura M.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Thank you, Laura M.! I recieved my squares yesterday, and I just love them. Great choice of designs. Hearts are one of my favorite things! :) The dyed thread looks very pretty in the design. The buttons and fabric you sent are so cute. I can't wait to use them.
All the goodies you sent were gone. My children loved the pixie stics, and mints. My husband really liked the sunflower seeds. He'd never seen candy coated ones. I saved the chocolate for myself. It was fun having you for a partner, and I should have your squares out to you tomorrow.

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Fair and Square Round 6 Recieved

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I received my squares, from Pokua! That was really quick, especially coming from Australia! The colors are gorgeous. She knew I loved colorful gardens and flowers. I love my squares. She also made me a beautiful beaded FOB. Also in my package she sent some pretty fabric, and a post card of some Australian Wildflowers.

Thankyou Pokua for your lovely package.

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March Ornie HD

Monday, March 24, 2008

Chatelaine's Snowman's Way Home
I finished stitching all the sparkly stars last night.

HD Snowman's Way Home

Started March 1st finished March 23.
32 ct. Navy Belfast

On Friday I took a trip to my LNS for some new things. I picked up Country Cottage Needlework's Rose Cottage Threadpack. First I want to work on my Squares for my Fair and Square Partner Pokua from Perth, Australia. I am so excited, she has inspired me to add Prairie Schooler's The Earth Laughs in Flowers, and her love for French Sampler designers like A Mon Ami Pierre. Can't wait to start stiching on the design I had fun picking for her.

Wishing you a happy stitching Day!

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March's Ornament

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What I love most about Chatelaine's designs are all the gorgeous colors she uses. I chose Snowman's Way Home , for the shades of blues and turquoises against the navy blue belfast linen. The design calls for 28ct., which I normally stitch on, and I've stitched on 32ct before, which is why I chose the Belfast to try something and get more used to working on 32ct. I'm not to fond of stitching on Dark colors of fabric, but I think my snowman turned out cute. Instead of using the DMC gold metallic thread, I used the Gold Treasure Braid I allready had, using only one thread. I tried two threads and it looked too bulky. I'm hoping to have this done tonight. I know the one side looks crooked, it needs a good ironing. Dont'cha just love the color of his cap and scarf.


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HS Progress Pics

Monday, March 3, 2008

Now I know WHY, Queen stitches are called, 'Royal' Pains in the Butt. By the time I had gotten the last half of them done, I found the trick to using the two threads the design calls for, without it looking too bulky. Which means I will need to frog the first half, and redo them, I'll wait to do that after I'm done with everything else.


Here's the progress I have gotten to so far. I had hoped to finish this by the end of Febuary, but I started quite a few more projects, but this will remain my focus piece.


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Quaker Heart Part 1

One of my Febuary Finishing goals is this Quaker Heart, that I found from Piece Work magazine. I am using the Gentle Arts Sampler Thread in 'Cherry Wine', that it calls for, on 28ct. white lugana. The colors range for just what the colors suggest, from a bright cherry red, to a deep garnet wine color. Very pretty. I'm close to finishing the front part.

Quaker Heart 1

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Teresa Wentzler's Heart Sampler Progress

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm feeling like I am making some good progress on this. It does stitch up really quick. For this band I still have the Queen Stitches to do and I'd like to finish up half the heart borders on each side, I'm hoping to finish the stitching minus the hardanger and the beading by the end of this month.

Heart Sampler

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Illuminated House Blessing Progress

As soon as I recieved the chart of Patricia Andrle's Illuminated House Blessing, I started stitching on it right away. Here's my first progress pic after only 2 hours of stitching. The colors are beautiful.

1st Progress Pic

'Love Bag' Victoria Sampler HD

Friday, February 15, 2008

For my son's teacher I wanted to make her something for Valentine's Day, and I came across this free design by Victoria Sampler, 'Love Bag'. I happened to have all the supplies allready. I used the DMC threads called for in the design, but I'd like to use some silks for the one I want to keep for myself. The gold sparklies don't show too good in the photo. They have such a pretty effect with the deep rose, and the white satin stitch in the bottom row, make a nice lacey effect. Then I stuffed in a couple DOVE Dark chocolates for her, and couldn't help but eat a couple myself.

Love Blooms

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Father Winter Ornament HD

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Last night, I finished putting on the last bead. It is really stunning. My photo doesn't do it justice.


Now I am working on The 1st of the 12 Day ornaments from Teresa Wentzler. Another project I started is her Heart Sampler which is stiching along faster than I thought. I should have progress pics of both of them some time next week.

My Photo Album

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TW- Father Winter ornament progress

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Here's the progress on my FW ornament. I finished the BS on the Holly last night. I'm looking forward to putting the beads on.
Not so much the whitework on white.


My Photo Album

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My first Happy Dance of 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Teresa Wentzler's Beginner White Work ornament

28ct. White cashel, dyed variegated silk, MH beads

It truly makes me sad to realize the Holidays have come to an end. I am one of those people, who could listen to Christmas music and have my house decorated all year round. To keep the Christmas spirit alive all year, I have decided to make twelve ornaments. One every month, and by Christmas I will have a dozen ornaments to hang on my tree. This first ornament I have made is made of varigated dyed blue silk, and glass beads White work ornament designed by Teresa Wentzler.

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