Jun 22, 2017

Owl Be Watching You

Owl really will be watching you from my flowery perch above a Quaker Woodland forest. 
I made a lot more headway late last night and am anxious to continue. As usual when I design something it goes through a process where I modify a few times before I am settled with the ideas and design. Even then, I have been known to change a design when it is out there.  So you may get a truly unique version. Usually not though - so look forward to this future SAL!

Jun 18, 2017

Quaker Flowers Growing in the Deep, Woodsy Woods


I've worked a little bit more on our little Quaker something - not named yet.  I like that font for the alphabet. It kind of reminds me of the calligraphy a friend of mine does so beautifully. I am inventing flowers as I go - any suggestions?  What flowers would grow in the deep, woodsy woods? 



Jun 11, 2017

A Little Quaker Something


Here you see I have a little something in the stitching works! 
It occurred to me that since I love piney forests, wildflowers, and Quaker sorts of designs, with charming little animals and.... perhaps other stitchers feel the same, so here it begins.  You might want to take a peek now and then as I progress.

May 26, 2017

Sizzlin' Summer Carnival SAL - No Mystery But Still Fun!


Yesterday, we decided to put our newest SAL on Facebook and Etsy.  This is Sizzlin' Summer Carnival SAL, or Sizzlin' Summer for short. This summery SAL is not a mystery SAL this time.  You can see what it looks like, but as usual, each of the 16 parts will be released every 2 weeks in our Facebook group for that SAL.  Or.... if you have any trouble downloading, we will happily email you each part as we release them.  "Sizzlin' Summer SAL" - in 16 parts to be released every 2 weeks on a new Facebook group starting June 9th

Remember all the fun when you were 7 or 8, visiting the carnival or the local county fair?  Could you had to guess the count all the gum balls jaw breakers or great big marbles  in that jar nearly as tall as you?  Everything is here to jog your memory, all but the smell of roasting peanuts and the sound of popping corn!  This design spot right under the base of the  pony carousel to personalize it.  Just use remove the blue and white stitches to stitch in your child’s name and birth date.    "Sizzlin' Summer" is appropriate for anyone, in any land, any country.  Will you come join us?

NOTE: This is not the entire design on Etsy. It is set up to be a  "Stitch Along SAL) so you will not be downloading the entire design from Etsy. 
The information for the floss  is all in the key that you will download when you make your $5 USD payment.  Etsy will notify me and we will set you up in the group where you will find join us and wait for the first of 16 parts to be released Friday June 9th, giving you time to get your fabric, floss and beads together!  Please give us your Facebook name and if you can, a link to your page so we can more easily find you there!
Design size 144 x 144 stitches. Each SAL section = 36 x 36st;  There are 14 DMC floss colors.  I skein each. Finished size if worked on 32ct over 2 = 9 inches square.  Sections layout – 4 across & 4 down.  Uses 14 colors of DMC floss.  We used some back stitch and a few colorful beads – but all are optional.  Mill Hill makes a packet of mixed seed beads and bugle beads. 
The seed beads and/ or bugle beads we suggest are for use along the edge of the pony carousel, along the top fringe of the tents as well as the opening to the main tent. Choose some colorful seed beads or even bugle beads of your choice  for the carousel umbrella's fringe and have some colorful, creative fun!   


If you live in the UK or Europe, find DMC floss needed for our ongoing  SALS: This Corner of Earth, Sizzlin' Summer, Long Way Home, Freedom, and Welcome .  Floss is readily available  in tidy bundles to our European and UK stitchers at Lakeside Needlecraft and 

Purchase membership to our SALs and read all the details at the SAL section at our Etsy Shop


May 21, 2017

Link to our SALs on Etsy + Release Schedule


You can purchase membership to all of these SALs.  The Facebook group is home to the SAL parts, but we will also email you the chart sections if that is needed. Each SAL is 16 parts, issued ever 2 weeks.  The sizes of the final design ranges from 128 to 150 stitches, making each part a quick, satisfying stitch, perfect for a few hours on your weekend.