Category Archives: High Maintenance

I stitch

I also finish on occasion! Letter L by Mirabilia stitched as charted on 28ct. African Daisy jobelan. Took me about 20 hours to stitch and went off to Jill Rensel for framing today. Stitched for my cousin’s brand new little baby … Continue reading

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Birthday wrap up!

Let me tell you all, I opened this package from Kathy Monday morning and for the next 10 minutes the only words that came out of my mouth were “oh my goodness”. Seriously. Yeah, my jaw is still kinda dropping. Kathy … Continue reading

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The place where all the cool stuff is…

my stash. 😉 Yeah, I went shopping. Problem? Didn’t think so. Marie Antoinette. Oh yes. Floss toss on Silkweaver’s African Daisy. Planning to start soonish. Quilty magazines & JCS (it has a Brooke’s Books which makes it an auto buy). My problem … Continue reading

Posted in Caribbean/Mystery 12, High Maintenance, Marie Antoinette, Quilting, Stitching | 15 Comments

Only one left

The second to last Halloween package has been delivered to its new home. Taken from Prairie Moon’s For Thine is the Trick and Treat. Stitched on 28ct black joblean with DMC glow in the dark (Cathey’s checking on the truthiness … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Days of Halloween, Caribbean/Mystery 12, Chatelaine, Halloween, High Maintenance, Stitching | 10 Comments

New Stitchy Nest

I has a chair! Many moons ago I had a stitchy chair, $25 auction find. We had a long and lovely relationship – sadly all things must come to an end. About 4 years ago it was retired to the great charity … Continue reading

Posted in Caribbean/Mystery 12, Chatelaine, High Maintenance, Reading, Stitching | 20 Comments

Vintage Birds

I was at a local antique store Monday and take a look at what I found! Aren’t they lovely? Hand done, on black velvet embellished with beads and sequins sandwiched around a hat pin. They may or may not be … Continue reading

Posted in High Maintenance, Sewing | 9 Comments

14th Day of Halloween

And do I have stuff to blog about today! Fair & Square from Karen. Love. Last year I received PS’s little haunted house. I’m going to try to think of a way to put both of those together. Thank you … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Days of Halloween, Exchanges, Fair & Square, Halloween, High Maintenance, Stitching | 53 Comments

Day 10 Winner

Is Cat from Kitty Cat Cross Stitch Blog! Cat, expect an email. Remember to pop over to Annette’s for Day 11. This weekend was my little town’s Rice Harvest Festival. Look what the husband bought me! I love my dia … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Days of Halloween, Halloween, High Maintenance, Stitching, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Why models make the big bucks

Proof positive that a good model can make good look great. Ok, the picture is *much* better in person. This is a photo of a photo (my scanner & I… we do not speak). The cutie is Sara’s Joshua. And … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Quilt, High Maintenance, Mirabilia, Quilting, Stitching, Yoyoville | 12 Comments

Gotta do this more than once a week

And away we go: Top of Mom’s quilt. This weekend I’ll get the backing. These did not turn out so well. 1. The polka dot strawberry needs to be much larger, pattern suggested 5-1/2″ square, I think it needs more … Continue reading

Posted in High Maintenance, North Pole, Quilting, Stitching, Yoyoville | 17 Comments