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Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm so Lucky

Well it's close to New Year's so I will get in one last post before then.  I participated in a Secret Swap with a couple of the girls I met at the Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI this fall.  I was lucky enough to get my exchange from Merrily Mistele and very special lady.  Her and her daughter sat next to me at the workshop and I was fortunate to have them take me under their wing on the very first day.  I just have to show you what she made for me; she does beautiful work.  This is a little punch needle Santa purse. I just love it.  Thanks so much Merrily.....I hope we can do Christmas in July ......  Linda

Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's the Simple Things......

Four more days till Christmas..... I have some extra time so wanted to share some photos from this Christmas season at our house.  We had a great time today making gingerbread houses and staying away from the mall......makes you appreciate the Simple things.  It's even easier to enjoy when you have your shopping done, presents wrapped and cookies baked.  This would be something new for me this year. 

 Ryan's art project from school; proudly displayed on the frig.
 Front Porch
 Ryan's decorated sugar cookies.....You need to think outside the box when it comes to Christmas colors. 
 Our Christmas Tree
 Ryan's Gingerbread House

 Notice the American Flag (God Bless our Troops during this season)

May you all have a Blessed Christmas.  Please take time to stop and enjoy the simple things!

Since I just finished my last Christmas Present, I'm off to put in a Christmas Movie and start stitching something new.  Merry Christmas -  Linda

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas Blessings Abound

I just spent an awesome week in Spring Green, Wisconsin at the Country Sampler (Boxwood & Berries) .  We stitched, hooked and ate.....it was great.  I met lots of great people and enjoyed every minute of my time there.  I will try and post some pictures when I get them downloaded. 

Since I was out of town, I had a little down time in the evenings so I was able to do a little charting.  Here is Christmas Blessings Abound.  I couldn't decide the name so I picked Patti's suggestion since she was the first to respond.  Loved them all...thanks so much.  Anyway this pattern is now available and you can e-mail me if you are interested.   Happy Stitching  Linda

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Looking for a Name????

Anybody have any good ideas on what to name this pattern?  It's hard to be in Christmas mode when its 80 degrees out.....

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tavern House

It's all appliqued....and ready for the backing.  I have been working on this as a block a month class project since May.  I only have the backing left to do......love it..  "The Tavern House" by Maggie Bonanomi.   Linda

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Month Ahead of Time

Does it ever seem like the project you are working on is for the season that just got over.  Well this time I actually am one month ahead of schedule.  This is my No. 10 Pumpkin Lane rug, by Janice Johnson, Wooley Woolen Rugs.  I took a class for this rug back in May and just finished it this week.  I hope to buy my carpet tape this week so I can get it hung on the wall and make the house feel like fall.    Linda

Monday, August 12, 2013

Nellie Sturr - New Pattern

Here is a small sampler that I've been working on (7 1/4 x 9 1/4). Only uses three colors of floss.  I'm trying out a new charting software and so far am very pleased with how it works (thanks Primitive Betty for your recommendation).  This pattern can be found under my Patterns tab!  Enjoy  Linda

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Prim Sisters Club

Wanted to show all of you my August project for the Prim Sisters Club offered by The Country Sampler www.sgcountrysampler.com   If you are not a member you can join anytime.  This is a quick stitch pinkeep with a great muted/old looking backing fabric designed by Jeanne Horton of the Country Sampler.   Hope you enjoy!    Linda

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mary Ann Danniels - 1865

Well here it is, the sampler I've been working on for the last two months......that last row never seems to come.  The first picture is the original sampler and the other pictures are my reproduction.  My favorite part is the dull thread colors and the band of birds in the middle .....how sweet is that......their own little parade.  It is a larger sampler and measures 12 1/2 x 17 framed....I stitched on 28 count linen...  The pattern is for sale on my pattern page.  Linda

Friday, April 5, 2013

Oh Lord My Strength

It seems like I have quite the collection of size 4 x 12 1/2 frames.....anyone else?????  I really didn't think it would be so difficult to come up with something to stitch in such a narrow width but it was hard.  I just finished charting the pattern....I went all out with this one and used 5 different colors of floss including a mauve/pink....which I typically don't use.....now I'm off to chart a really fun sampler can't wait to share it with you. 

I love you O Lord my Strength - Psalms 18:1.............  Happy Friday!  Linda

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Marjorie's Sewing Box

See what you can do with an empty hot tea box............I call this Marjorie's Sewing Box in remembrance of my grandma who showed me the love for sewing.....I have made this up into a pattern if you are interested.   

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

1803 Hooked House

This is the Animal House Pattern by Wooly Woolen which I have been hooking on for months.  I drag it to my girlfriend groups when we hook but don't work on it much at home.  We had BINGO hooking this weekend so I got quite a bit done and finished the rest of the hooking this week.  It's pressed and ready to be finished.  Janice Johnson has some great patterns I recommend you check out her website.  I'm lucky enough I get to take a class from her in May.    Linda

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Sweet Little Deer

Just finished this little sampler for this cute,cute frame......for some reason lately I've been into stitching deers.  I'm trying to get some things off my table next to my stitching chair and this frame has been sitting there for quite some time....glad to see it in a finished form.  It's a pretty small frame (7x3) and has a really neat metal hanger on top.

I've also been busy working on the piece I am going to do for the Prim Sisters club offered through Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin.  Jeanne the store owner contacted me earlier this year to see if I would be interested in being a guest designer for this club.  How fun does that sound!!!!  Here is the link to the website if you want to read about it http://sgcountrysampler.com/wp/girls-club/  I will offering the kit that comes out this July/August. 

I also hope to get a hooked rug finished this weekend when my hooking group has BINGO day.   We hook all day and play an occasional game of BINGO (everybody brings (2)  $2 prizes.  If I get it hooked, I'll be sure to post a picture to share.

Hope all is well with you and wonder if you are looking forward to springing forward as much as I. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lone Deer Sampler

I've had this sampler stitched for awhile but finally got it charted and packaged.  This sampler is framed in a 9x5 frame and uses three colors of DMC.  I just love how simple it turned out.  You may purchase this pattern by contacting one of the stores that sells my patterns or by dropping me an e-mail.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mary Jane Plant Sampler

Mary Jane Plant Sampler has been charted and is ready to order......Pattern is $8.00. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mary Jane Plant Reproduction Sampler - 1876

I just finished stitching a reproduction of an antique sampler I own....I love the little saying it has.....I am a little thing and very full of sin but Jesus shed his precious blood to make me clean within.  I can just imagine a little girl sitting in her chair with big eyes as someone tells her this Easter story.....I will have this charted up soon.