Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I had wanted to post some photos of the favorite son, favorite daughter and old navy man from Thanksgiving....but if all works out...you will see them soon.
For those who wanted one of my books.....here are the WINNERS:
I will need your mailing addresses if I don't already have them....hopefully, I can mail them out before the week is over.
If you had your heart set on one, and didn't win....I will be giving something away for Christmas, so stay tuned for that.
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful....stay safe, cozy and warm. Til next post, take care, pat
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
So....please have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Stay warm, safe and have FUN! take care out there, pat
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here is the back cover of the book.......I LOVE the embroidered bag shown here...just delightful! And, there is Brian, himself! A great guy and such fun to visit with. I know he will be making even more new friends as this book is found by YOU and many other like-minded stitchers.
Every page has something to admire...this is the introduction page...notice the detail at the top of the page....all these motifs are so beautiful and ideas are everywhere.
Here is a clutch he has created...LOVE it. I have been wanting to make some coin purses....oh, let's see where will I find inspiration??
Here is that bag on the back of his book. Isn't it lovely? He loves including old photos in his work and I love the writing too. I so love this piece.
This is the cover of Brian's first book. I was so excited when I found this on amazon.com I bought it immediately. After reading it, I managed to talk with Brian and we have become great friends. I so admire his work. And, I have to say, he reminds me of my friend, Jim, who you have seen on this blog so many times. They are much alike, but very different. Well, you'll have to figure that one out for yourself! And, now, they have become great friends too. The blogging world can be so much FUN!
Windham Fabrics. If you are interested in reading Brian's blog....check it out here.
So, there you are....a great new book to warm you over the winter. I have already read every word in it and look forward to being inspired by all the photos and every single one of the 375 embroidery designs in it's pages. It's inspiring, as I said and since I feel I know YOU...well, I was pretty sure you would enjoy knowing about it. ENJOY!
It's been raining here today, with thunder, lightning, some wind and cooler temps. I think I'll get back under my quilt, take a pad and pen, these books of Brian's and sketch a few ideas myself. What a way to wind up a cold/rainy day! Thank you, Brian. Take care out there, pat
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I'm just a fool for sentimentality!!!
As I mentioned, here is more on the square cross-stitched piece. I recently purchased this one at one of my favorite flea markets. It is very cute and I just couldn't leave it there. The little crosses don't really touch each other...as they should, but I still thought it dear. Some pieces just call your name!!! As you can see on the photo, I just simply placed it on this antique chest below my cross-stitch pieces. I don't know where exactly it will wind up....but for now I'm thinking I may remove that large frame on the top row and put it there......I just never know until I make it a priority to spend a bit of time 'playing around with it.'
a fun sampler.
I used to teach quilting classes at the Ozark Folk School in Mountain View, Arkansas. My classes were five days of quilting fun with some very wonderful students from 'all over.' For one of my classes, I decided to make a quilt that resembled a cross stitch sampler. How that idea popped into my head, I just don't know, but I made this quilt for that class and we really did have FUN. It's about 28 inches or so square and as most of my 'stuff' is....hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted.
So, there you are...my cross-stitch samplers.......and quilt 'sampler' too and many hours of my life...right here in this one post. I hope you enjoyed seeing them...as much as I enjoyed stitching them. take care out there, pat