• Crazy Kids,  Critters,  Family

    Of Bumblebees and Zombies.

    Halloween will soon descend upon the Stewart home, which means I'll drag out my brushes and sponges and ruin perfectly good makeup, digging into it maniacally by the gobs and gooping it all over my little girl's face. It's something we both look forward to every October 31st, actually. 🙂 This year, the doggies will be joining us in the…

  • Stitching

    Wow!

    I just have to share this framed collection with you, stitched by longtime friend Kay and framed by the ever-fabulous and charming Jill Rensel. I released these charts ages ago, so it's fun to see a fresh new perspective on them! When Kay first sent this picture to me, she said she wanted them specifically in this order because "first,…

  • Freebie,  Stitching

    Sharing

    I've had the honor of having so many of you email me with your Plum Street finishes, and I wanted to let you know that it's always very exciting – and humbling – when I receive your pictures. When I first started designing, I never thought that one day I'd actually be seeing something that I designed be stitched by…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Bean Joins Adulthood.

    My Sabrina turned nineteen on the 12th of this month, which means the state considers her an adult now. I don't know if she actually feels any differently, but I do know that she still looks like the same strawberry-haired baby angel that I fell in love with back in 1993. The only difference between now and then is that…

  • Freebie

    Hares’ Happy Haunting

    I just realized this morning that Halloween will be upon me before I know it, and I've yet to find out from Sophie what on earth she'll dress up as this year. Sabrina's costume is done and out the door, ready for the parties, but Sophie-joon needs to come up with something pronto, before my sewing machine goes back to…

  • New Designs

    Stranded Jacks

    It's almost time for The Needlework Show to open, and I almost didn't have my release ready in time, with how busy it's been around here. I have no idea what was going on in my mind when I decided to do a Sea Halloween theme, but here goes… These are a collection of Halloween ornaments, finished onto little black…

  • Stitching,  Travel

    Shepherd’s Retreat, Finale

    I'm finally back with the rest of the pictures! (No, not the rest of the 180, but just a few I thought you might enjoy seeing!) These aren't in any particular order, so I'll just post them how I find them. 🙂 Here is one from the Shepherd's Boutique.. I thought Jill Rensel did an amazing job on Button's Black;…

  • Stitching,  Travel

    Shepherd’s Retreat, Part 2

    Goodness, I've been going crazy around here trying to get ready for my October release! My "to do" pile is larger than life, so forgive me for taking so long to post the next set of photos. 🙁 Teri and Tina chose the most gorgeous place for the retreat! We stayed at The Canyons in the Rocky Mountains, and between…

  • Stitching,  Travel

    Haven’t Forgotten!

    I'm so sorry for those of you who are patiently waiting for more retreat pictures! I've been busy out of my tree, to say the least. My October online needlework show release is behind, so I've got to get on the ball with that one, but I will be back very soon to post more photos from Park City! In…

  • Stitching,  Travel

    Shepherd’s Retreat – Day 1

    I've got all 180 photos loaded from the retreat, so go brew some coffee and get comfy! I'm kidding – there were 180 photos, but I won't burden your computer with all of them, no worries. For those of you who stopped by bc you'd like to see them, I'll break them up into manageable sections. 🙂 My flight to…