Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying good weather for a change and finding the day relaxing.

I have several generations of ancestors, right down to my my mom and dad, who have served in the military and fought in wars.  The line also includes myself and my son.  I hope all of you can take a few minutes to remember the miltary and say extra prayers or good wishes for them - not just this week-end but anytime.

I love a bumper sticker that a friend of mine has on her vehicle:

If you can read this, thank a teacher
If it's in English, thank a soldier.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

new project

Last week I started a new project.  It's the Boo CLub by Lizzie Kate.  Here's the progress so far.  It is really working up quickly.



I got the idea from one of the other Hoosier Stitchers (thanks Marie). I got the bell pull fabric from another Hoosier Stitcher, who co-owns one of my favorite shops - Fancy Works in Bloomington, IN.  Liz told me that the fabric was from Wichelt. Woven Checks, 24 count, 8.3" wide.  Item #MH38/83/1819.  You can reach Liz at:
LOCATION
3635 West State Road 46
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
CONTACT
(812) 935-6353
(877) 470-5031
OWNERS
Dianna Stapleton
Liz Stapleton


No financial interest, just a satisfied customer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Not much new here.  I've been doing more reading and genealogy than stitching the last few days.  But tomorrow is a stitch-in for the Hoosier Stitchers.  I plan on going and relaxing and stitching away.  The stitch-ins are always an enjoyable time.

Someone asked about the photo of the piece I had posted on Wednesday.  It's called Diamond in the Rough.  I designed it and taught it at CATS (Creative Arts and Textiles) shows.  I always thought of it as a fun piece and a good way to learn some different canvas stitches.  Also adaptable to almost any color scheme.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

new photos

I have been meaning to update my stitching with photos but time keeps slipping by.  So here are some new photos.


ANG offers a Stitch-of-the Month (SOTM) on their website.  For 2011, Ro Pace is doing the stitches.  January started with the outline, then we have been adding a different stitch each month.  This is mine thru May's stitch.  My overdyed is Williamsburg (waterlilies by Caron Collection).  I am stitching on a light blue Congress Cloth.

If you are not familiar with ANG, then check out the website.  http://www.needlepoint.org/index.php
Definitely check out the previous years of SOTM!



My progress as of Monday on Sea Opal.  This is the project taught by Ro Pace at my ANG Chapter - White River - retreat at the end of March.



This is a sneak preview of a new piece that I have created.  Not much to see but then that's why it's called a sneak peek.

Monday, May 9, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.

Two personal notes:  Condolences to Terri for losing her Dad and Congrats To Kyle on her birthday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Here are my threads/orts for the month of April.  A little more timely this time around.


  Also another photo of Sea Opal as of this afternoon.