• Market

    To Market, to…mar…. ket…….zzzz

    I was up very late last night getting some last-minute things done, but then I forgot I'd get up this morning and find more last-minute things to do, and let me tell you, I am stone tired. I took that picture of Tasha for Instagram a long time ago, but I feel it conveys exactly what my face looks like…

  • Market,  Stitching

    It’s Almost Time…

    We leave tomorrow morning for the drive to St. Charles! I got the car all packed up last night, and miraculously even had room left over for Mike and Sophie. 😉 The dogs get a bit nervous when they know we're leaving… I'm not sure why though. Now, if I can only get the self-proclaimed cat-hater to tear himself away…

  • Market,  New Designs,  Stitching

    Three More Days…

    For years I've wanted to own an antique sampler. Or I at least wanted to be able to look at one. But mostly I wanted to own one. And then I met my friend Tanya of The Scarlett House, and now I own one. Or maybe it's more than one… I can't remember exactly, and that's the story I'm sticking…

  • Market,  New Designs,  Stitching

    Four More Days…

    I am completely overwhelmed and very, very grateful for the response this sampler has gotten since I presented it those in my track at the Shepherd's Bush retreat last year. It was the first time I had been to Tina and Terri's retreat, and I had no idea what to expect or what others expected of me, so for my…

  • Market,  New Designs,  Stitching

    The Countdown to Market Begins!

    I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! I haven't been to market in several years, so I forgot how much commotion goes on beforehand.. I've even had to put Sophie to work, bagging charts and running through room-drills (since she'll be one of my booth associates), timing her on pulling charts accurately and presenting them to the shop owner.…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Photography

    Hold that Pose.

    Sophie and I headed out to the wooded area by the lake last week so I could take some photos, and I had such a fun time with her.. despite how self-conscious she is when I'm taking her picture, she manages to have a little fun and gets me to laughing. I told her that I would say the name…

  • Holidays,  Just Cross Stitch,  Stitching

    Mystery Pumpkin

    How exciting that the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue is out! And how sad that I haven't seen it in person yet. 🙁 I've received several emails lately from stitchers wanting to know if they should "stitch the pumpkin to the right of the cart." Unfortunately, I'm not sure what pumpkin you mean, but I don't believe there is supposed…