Thursday, April 12, 2018

Weekly Scribbles

Things have been buzzing along in my studio again this week...and I have a bunch of new finishes to share with you today. I have been working on more projects bags and needlework finishing for customers...along with designing a few more pieces for AccuQuilt and working on layouts for some cross stitch's been hectic, but so creatively rewarding.

A quick catch-up...
The weather is starting to (finally) warm up and I have spring fever...I am looking forward to spending more time outside (I'm hoping the weekend forecast is exaggerated and the snow will be non-existent)! In other news, Garin (our German Shepherd puppy) is doing well at his formal training and has passed the halfway mark in his 12-week puppy boot camp...I can't wait until we can pick him up at the end of May - I'm really missing him. My husband and I celebrated our 18-year anniversary last week - I pulled out the wedding/reception photos out for the first time in years - I can't believe one of the babies in attendance is graduating from high school this year - that was grounding. We had a lovely evening out, but our real celebration will be in Nashville, TN in a couple weeks (and believe me, that vacation can't get here soon enough). I was able to spend a couple hours with my dear friend Mary last Friday - a "friendship Friday" was just what I needed! It's been a fun and productive week and I hope the productivity continues, as I prepare for our upcoming trip...

Here is a small photo walk of just a few of my finishes from this last week....enjoy...

Shepherd's Bush - "Hold Hope"

Little House Needleworks - "Faith"

From the Heart - "Friendship Garden"

Threadwork Primitives - "Civil War Needlebook"

Just Nan - "Rosebud Tweet"

Blue Ribbon Designs - "Little Blue Bungalow"

It's time to walk Miss Schatzi, and then more needlework finishing - I have a couple more large orders to tackle this week. Thanks for visiting my little corner in blogland - I look forward to chatting with you again soon!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Finishing Frenzy

It is late Wednesday morning and I thought I stop by for a visit, before sitting down at the sewing machine. It has been a productive few weeks and I am steadily working through needlework finishing and project bag orders before taking a vacation towards the end of the month.

I have been continuously ordering supplies and finishing materials to keep up with demand - placing a monster order of DMC Embroidery Floss that I use for making twisted cord earlier this week (I was almost completely out of all reds and greens, as Christmas ornaments embellished with twisted cord are always a favorite). I'm waiting on more comic book backing boards and archival double-stick tape. I also received a couple INCREDIBLE packages from Lady Dot Creates - lots of luscious hand-dyed trims, chenille and velveteen...if you finish your own needlework and have not ordered from her, you are missing out - gorgeous, consistent colors and high quality products. You can find her website by visiting: or shop in her Etsy Store by visiting:

So, here is a peek at a few of the finished items that have been shipped off to their respective homes...lots of ornaments, bags, and Stitch Starter Ruler sets....

This afternoon I will be busy with needlework finishing...I have an abundance of gorgeous stitched pieces to complete for a handful of customers - starting with a hanging pillow backed in velveteen with perimeter pom pom trim and a small pin pillow with chenille trim. It's going to be a creative afternoon! Thank you for stopping by and we will visit again soon...