About the blog
Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.
Friday, September 16, 2011
This design was a shop freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs. I used Vicki's Hand-dyed Fibers, in Caribbean Reef. For a while, before the economy took a dive, I subscribed to Vicki's monthly floss club where she would send about 12 tags/spools of her silks. I built up quit a nice stash that way and now am able to use silk for virtually any graph I want.
This little guy is from Tams Creations, Autumn Variations Biscornu Pattern No.3. I substituted the DMC floss with Hand-dyed Fibers. I used Beehived, Old Maid of the Sea, Marquie de Cercles and Gandy Tango. The pattern did not call for any outlining but in hindsight, the acorns around the middle should have been outlined, especially the acorn caps (or whatever they are called).
This came from The Gift of Stitching, its the Assisi Pin Cushion but I turned it into a scissor fob. I also used Hand-dyed Fibers, Garnet and Magpie Warbles. Its on 18 count Aida and I used 2 threads for the cross stitches.
Well, that's if for now. I will be dyeing some fabric this weekend and will post results of that experiment next week. Thanks for visiting and have yourself a wonderful week end.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I am missing the first stirrings of Autumn in a terrible way. Living in Miami means it's still about 85 degrees here, hot and muggy and thoughts of hot cocoa make me want to grab an iced tea instead! On-line and on TV folks are talking about Fall meals, and on craft sites they are putting yarns up for sale and are peddling instructions for sweaters, mittens and scarves...unfortunately, I will be wearing sleeveless shirts and flip flops well into November. The itch for Autumn means that I turn my house into the very embodiment of Autumn by pulling out the harvest themed knick-knacks and table settings and spraying pumpkin-spice air freshener all around the house (much to the consternation of my husband, who is a native of Miami and just doesn't understand.) Of course, a warm Halloween means that we can all wear proper costumes without the parkas and boots underneath. Anyway, hope your Autumn is rich, and blessed and filled with love, as mine will be, even in Miami.