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Friday, January 15, 2010

{ Saturday Stitchings }

it is absolutely beautiful here today
the skies are azure blue,
with some wispy-puffer clouds lazily flaoting by.
a perfect day to sit on the porch swing and stitch on my little sampler.
~ singing birds, sweet breezes and sunshine
are filling my thoughts with visions of springtyme to come....
The book that you see above, all dog-eared & worn,
is only one of my many favorites that I love to look through
when stitching something new...

right now, {between finishing models for my new needle punch patterns},
I'm working on finished items to be sold at the
Winter in the Valley
antiques & folk art show
{see show schedule on sidebar}
the handwork above will be a small Quaker inspired sampler,
that I have a perfect tiny wooden frame for...
I'm working it on 28ct irish linen, 1 over one strand,
in a blue/grey shade of needlepoint silk.
I'm hoping to make a bunch of these smaller samplers
for all of the shows I'll be doing this year,
along with small hooked items and needle punched smalls...

busy hands...
Oh, & here's a thought..,.
Would anyone local be interested in joining me for a stitching club?
(not an online club)
we would meet here at the shop and stitch on our samplers,
bring show 'n tell, exchange friendship and stories...
and have fresh-baked muffins, scones, & tea?
If I can raise enough members,
then we can join the Embroiderers Guild of America,
set up a chapter and join other chapters for events,
such as fund-raising, and the preservation of antique needleworks...
here is an awesome link for you to drool over:
let me know if anyone is interested?
Back to stitching,


  1. Love the book! Oh, how I wish I lived closer. I would jump on the chance to join a stitching club with you! We don't have anything like that like around here. Very upsetting.

  2. Oh I wish! There's a local quilt shop that has classes and a quilters club but not quite what I'm looking for. I'd love to be in your group but too far away...durn it! Can't wait to see your little samplers!

  3. Now that you have pointed it out...It should say Friday. Kidding.

    Beautiful work you do.

  4. I am too far away to ;otherwise, I'd be there in a heartbeat.


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