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

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quote Day

The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary. ~Mary Kurtz

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle. ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

If I stitch fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise? ~Author Unknown

Needlepoint is a superb way to stop smoking and nibbling, and unlike counted cross stitch also allows the mind to wander. ~Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus

I'm itching to be stitching! ~Author Unknown

Memories are stitched with love. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Needlework "family" death

From the facebook page of Told In A Garden (TIAG) on 8-14-2012

With great sadness, we report that Marilyn passed away this afternoon. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum, (born c. 1946 D. 8/14/2012) American
cross-stitch embroidery designer known especially for her Victorian angel designs. Her design business is "Told in a Garden" with her most famous designs sold under the product lines of "Butternut Road" and "Lavender and Lace."
Marilyn's professional design career began as an advertising illustrator and fashion illustrator. Her first published embroidery design, inspired by her experiences living in Amish country, was "The Quilting" showing an Amish quilting bee. When she finished her piece, she showed it to the owner of her local needlework shop who told her that if she graphed the design the shop would sell it. The first 25 copies sold almost immediately, and her business was born. Since then, 'MLI,' as she is known to stitchers, has sold millions of copies of her designs and has developed an international fan base

wacky Wednesday

No matter what situation life throws at you
No matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem
Remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks to a friend who sent this to me.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I really appreciate all the messages about our son coming back to the states.  Only a few more days before he is done with the "re-entry" stuff and we get to see him.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Books for July

My book list for July is terribly short, 5 read and 1 audio book.  Even the page numbers are down, only 1762 pages read (doesn't count the audio book).  However, one book was 532 pages and well worth the time - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. 

It takes place during the time of Henry VIII in England - the rise of Cromwell, Anne Boleyn and the demise of Thomas More.  I find the entire reign of Henry VIII fascinating.  Had he stayed a good Catholic, England would be a much different country.  But then again, kings rarely did what was expected, usually it was what they wanted instead.  Even that has changed considerably.

Now it's August and on to a new book count.