• Autumn,  Needlework Shops,  Retreats,  Stitching,  Travel

    Shepherd’s Bush!

    I'm home from what was the most wonderful time in Ogden and Park City, Utah! As many of you know, the lovely sisters of Shepherd's Bush fame hosted their every-other-year retreat, and it was nothing short of perfect. Everything from the cozy warmth of the blacksmith-turned-cross stitch shop to the breathtaking view of the autumn-covered mountains made this gathering one…

  • Autumn,  BYOF,  New Designs,  Stitching

    New Releases for Fall!

    I'll be shipping the following three releases to all shops on my automatic very soon.. hopefully next week! AUTUMN GIFTS: This was originally released at the Shepherd's Bush retreat in 2014, and the model was stitched and framed by the wonderful, lovely, darling Sherri-Berkman-of-Total-Framing-in-Virginia! The stitch count is 182w x 164h, and it is stitched using all cross stitch over…

  • Autumn,  New Designs,  Stitching

    Jack’s Sweet Shoppe: Olga’s Tart!

    I think this is my favorite tart of them all. 🙂 Olga's TartStitch count: 71w x 67hFabric used: 36 ct. Plum Street Blend by R&R Reproductions (NEW!)Threads used: The Gentle Art in Mulberry (DMC 300), Black Licorice (310), Pumpkin Pie (435), Deep Forest (646), Nutmeg (780), Weathered Barn (814), Old Hickory (869), Dried Thyme (3011), Raspberry Frost (3773), Caramel Corn…

  • Autumn,  Contest Winners,  Freebie,  Friends,  Stitching

    The Winner!

    Goodness gracious, I've had a terrific time trying to get an internet connection this past week.. I've been struck with Intermittent Internet Syndrome, I'm afraid, which means my modem will suddenly decide to take a nap at the most inopportune times, and I've had to resort to using my phone to get a few things done, but that didn't bode…

  • Autumn,  Freebie,  Friends,  Stitching

    Brew-Haha!

    Oh my, all I've wanted for weeks is for the sun to come out and warm the place up. It finally does just that, to the tune of 100 degrees and wilting flowers, and now all I can think about is fall… Orange leaves, bittersweet, masses of bumpy gourds on wooden carts at the pumpkin patch, and pumpkin spice lattes……

  • Autumn,  Class Pieces,  Retreats,  Stitching

    Autumn Gifts

    Sweet Rindy Richards told me that she saw my Shepherd's Bush class piece on the net today, as Sue Ream (Hi, Sue!) had stitched it… and that's when I realized that I've never shown what my class piece was! My friend-and-framer Sherri Berkman was the model stitcher for this one (hence, the SB initials at the bottom, which several people…