Thursday, October 1, 2009

another altoid....

I love Halloween....I am making altoid tins still, and this time the smaller one will hold needles and go inside the bigger one! Love it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mom's Birthday Gift

I have about 7 projects going at this time but stopped to work on an altoid tin for my moms bday. The pattern is from The Prairie Schooler-Stars & Stripes new booklet. I am going to add a few pockets to the pull out. I finished the pull area for scissors, and where the clippers are I will add a small measure tape. then a few pins on the pin holder.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler

I found this great and apparently rare pattern on etsy for a steal! I love it and finally started last night. The blog for this sampler is full so I guess I will just post it here.... I am using 32 Count Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linens, wasn't cheap but sooooooooooo worth it. The pic doesnt do the color justice. I will take a better one at home. This was just with my cell. The thread is Apple Fritter by Crescent Colours.

2 days later, got the new pic taken and a bit of more progress. shows the color of the fabric and thread sooooo much better. I am hiding this from my mom, she will want to know when i am starting her lighthouse sampler. lol Mothers day i ordered her a new reproduction Sewing Bird from LACIS. It comes in a nice lined box. Can't wait to give it to her. When it comes i will post a pic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Own Biscournu

I found this free pattern online and used some hand dyed threads I got from ebay. She has a great store, and sells 100 yards for $8 and includes free samples too!!! The threads are very muted verigated. Her seller name on ebay is 2500nancy.

Grand Marquoir

I have finished part 1 of the Grand Marquoir and started the 2nd part last night. Of course i messed up and started at the bottom. Don't ask me why, I had a stupid moment. lol. So the bottom part I will be frogging as I have learned to call it and started at the right point AGAIN! lol..ah well, from hearing others it could be much worse.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Delightful Surprise!

I found this cute box on etsy. Its from a reproduction sampler, it has all sorts of goodies inside. A pinkeep, thread holder, 2 needlebooks and a scissor fob all tucked away in a sturdy box. I didn't pay alot, but there is a website on the under part where you can get one yourself.

Coq Au Pins Revisited

I love the Coq Au Pins pattern so I decided to use bigger count lugana, change up the colors a bit and add a flap. Half way through I decided it would make a good needlework pocket. I just finished the main part and am working on a matching biscornu. Will probably make a scissor fob also.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Favorite Color!

I found this pattern and fabic on etsy for $15! I also discovered the waterlilies "cherry" silk thread! the two together are fabulous! this patten is called Reves De Brodeuse.