Sunday, November 20, 2011

A finish!

I finished Love in a Manger on Friday. Already know what frame I want, so hopefully will get it done quickly so I can display it this season!! Without further ado...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Christmas start..

I started Love in a Manger while I was in Myrtle Beach at the PALS Fall Fling two weeks ago. I am loving the piece, but sadly put it aside for a large Christmas present I am stitching for my daughter (I already stitched it for her sister, but you know how that goes... gotta have it for both!!)I am hoping to finish that large piece this weekend and dive into my Christmas stitching, beginning with this cutie-patootie!!

Looking forward to seeing more projects here!

Hugs & Blessings to you!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


EEK and Double EEK!
This project was to be finished as  pin so that I could wear it in 2011. I finished the stitching in plenty of time but it got buried and is not finished yet!


Thanks Jenny for reminding me of this gem.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pumpkin Flowers

Since Jenny has started this blog and kindly invited me to be member I went in search of my Brightneedle Design charts, patterns, kits etc.. It took me awhile to round them up. Hmmm still think I'm missing a few. Anyway I decided that this weekend was as good a time as ever to start stitching.

My first project was Pumpkin Flowers, a needlebook.

Didn't get the finishing done, but this not to bad for a weekend when I had to work. Hope to be able to show the finished needlebook soon.

(blog sig not working today).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hi Jenny,
Thanks for the invite. I had hope to have a decent post, but not sooo much! I have a new start but didn't get enough done to warrant a picture. I hope to have something soon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shamelessly presenting the Button Satchel

Shamelessly because it is pretty copied straight from a recent post on my One Stitch Closer to Nirvana blog... Here it is:

We do now have two more contributors (and one in process) and 8 followers at the Brightneedle Blog, so that is really cool - we are officially up and running now!
This is my my contribution to this blog; Brightneedle's Button Satchel:
Let me assure you, my hands are not of an abnormally large size, this pouch is just very, very small. The kit came without a photo or dimensions on the front cover, so as usual, I had no clue what I was buying... LOL
As you can imagine, I was a bit surprised (= long nose) when I opened up the package to find a piece of linen that was smaller than my hand to work with! Oh well, at least it meant that it was a quick stitch... A very small project for quite a bit of money, so I would probably not recommend this kit, if that is all right to say out loud - even though I do admit that it is very cute!!! Anyway, how much stuff can I really store in this pouch? Not even a lip-gloss... :-o
If you do decide to invest in the kit, be aware of the fact that the size of the linen cut is pretty much exactly as large as it needs to be, so take care when placing your stitch area. It has to be placed pretty much in the exact position that was intended for it, or you won't have any extra linen to work with in the assembly step.

Thanks for coming by and Happy Stitching,

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Brightneedle Stash

Well, it wasn't as bad as I thought! I only have 5 charts: Libby Q, Elizabethan Garden Sampler, Quiet Night Sampler, Garden Party and Love in a Manger Sampler. They are all so cute, but thinking ahead I see doing Love in a Manger for Christmas--possibly as they show it, made into an abbreviated ornament. I bought fabric for this one--twice!! It's a sign!!