Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sarah Elizabeth Brooke Correction

It has been brought to my attention that there is a mistake on Sarah's chart.  Somehow the bird in the middle of the two purple faced people lost his tail and part of the wing.   Also, the vase has some missing symbols, which happen to be the same color.  The graph below shows the way it is supposed to be charted.  I am so sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please email me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Tis the season...

for a little decorating around the house.  I'm going to apologize in advance for showing similar photos from year to year, but I pretty much stick with the same thing.  Plus, I know that some of you might be new visitors, so maybe you will enjoy them.  The rest of you...just bear with me, okay?
Our home is small, so I try to keep it fairly simple.  My attempt at creating a colonial feel here in the desert.  Sprigs of greenery tucked here and there.
I found this driftwood Santa in Iowa. He looks like he has a really bad back ache.  I have a thing for skinny Santa's.  No roly poly guys need apply.
More greenery amongst some red ware.

These gentlemen are definite repeats.  I know I show my collection of  Eldreth Pottery Santas every year, but I only get to display them for such a short time.  Hey, there's a chubby Santa in the front did he get in there?

One of my favorite Christmas stitches, Blessings be Thine from Blackbird Designs.  I'm almost tempted to leave it out all year.  You know that weakness I have for canning jars.  I can't take credit for putting this together.  Another Iowa find, and it was in my arms in a split second.

These primitive stars are just the thing for my kitchen counter.

What few snowmen I have seem to end up in the guest bath. 
This is a new display for me.  Several of you inspired me to fill a dough bowl with some smalls.  It's a start.  The sweet little oval box with the silhouette was a gift from a dear friend who knows me well. 

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  May your holiday be filled with comfort and joy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hannah Tingey 1823

I'm pleased to present my new release, the Hannah Tingey 1823 reproduction sampler.  For the model,  I used 45ct. vintage Butter Cream from Lakeside Linen and Needle Point, Inc. silk.  A   conversion to DMC is provided with the chart.  The verse and Hannah's name and date are stitched over one. 

Little Hannah must have been a bird lover, as she chose to stitch 14 of them on her sampler.  I enjoy feeding the birds that come to our yard, so naturally I was excited to reproduce it.  The verse is particularly meaningful.