Needleworker's samplings

A sampling of my designs as well as personal stitching, and life in general.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

 SAL 4-16-2023

The Potter's Shed

THe last SAL


and the close-up!

Make sure you check out the other stitchers.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

 It's SAL time again.

Here's the wonderful stitchers:

Here is the rest of the group!




This is where I was back on the 5th of March

and today overall

today close up

note the missing row
it should be blackwork sunflowers
how at night I can not see it well enough
and with the multitude of rain lately
it's been downright gloomy
so hopefully we get sunshine and I get the row done soon.

I usually do not do beads and dangles along the way.  
above the words trowel etc, there will be dangles
at the very top a nd a few other place
there will be beads (though not many).

Enjoy your stitching everyone!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

 Here is my new "smallish" project and the results as of yesterday.

Hope your weather is becoming more Spring-like.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

 ('m a bit behind in everything - stitching wise -  I stitch but forget to post antything.  Let's start with February's project.

In February there is a group that requires you to stitch for 30 minutes every day and post on their facebook  page.  So I started a new small project to make sure I was stitching which also made me also stitch on my big project everyday.  Here's the Feb project.

I did make a couple of changes.

The cover sheet and info.

I decided I would keep stitching and posting
yes, they the page track that as well if you want.

So I picked up a half finished, smallish piece.
Here's where I started again.


I had not picked up Sergi for two years thereabouts.

The cover sheet and info

My completed SERGI
Originally I changed a few colors
and I stayed with the changes to finish him.
Not ironed yet.

Now to find the next smallish project.
I have pulled several but need to check on threads first.

Hope your stitching is fun.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

 SAL time again.  Where has the time gone!?  A lot of work for other groups to be honest (which seems to be never ending.

Here is the rest of the group!




I made a decision as to the next project.  I went thry my hugs to-do stack(s) and narrowed it down to about 4-5 then finally to one.

The Potting Shed   by Shepherds Bush.  Here is the cover sheet.

Here is my start.

If you look close, you can see my left side basting stitch
to help me keeo track,

And here it is today 
(actually last night)

Hope you enjoy everyone's stitching.

Sunday, February 12, 2023


Hi all

It's SAL time and also Superbowl time.

First off, here are the other ladies in the SAL:  




AN Open Heart is done, sorta.  It still needs some pearl-like beads which I had planned on doing this evening while the Superbowl (American football) is on because I listen not watch the game. However, the house is rooting for the Eagles, out of Philadelphia, my husband's hometown.

I took photos anyhow since the beads are a minor thing and you would really need to look for them.


The top

On the left side, just under the corner

is a bead across from the start of the whitework

this where the rest of beads will go

down both sides

And the very bottom!

Make sure you visit everyone else!

Sunday, January 22, 2023

 Here is where I left off .

In Sequence

and lastly
where I was this morning

I felt the progression was the better way to show how much has been stitched
instead of one huge movement of taking it off the scroll frames.
I hate rewinding pieces  to get to the next spot
but ong ago I decided I needed the scroll frame
due to all the specialty and satin stitches.

Now go and enjoy the rest of the group!
For those in winter, stay warm!
we had snow last night.




Get well soon Helen.