Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"House of Eliott" must see DVD.

Well "Downton Abby" is over for this season and the wait is difficult till next January 2016 for us in the USA.   But I just saw "House of Eliott" by Jean Marsh and Eileen Aitkens; sound familiar "Upstairs, Downstairs" creator.

I got my DVD from the library, great costumes, fabric, sewing machines, fashion, drama. love, history.  This has 12 discs, I was lazy and I cross stitched the whole time - I watched it in 4 days - I did take a shower.  

I loved the seamstress and you got to see thread holders,  how neat their sewing area were.  The area where they worked was minimal but the fashions were wonderful. 
Go for it, before the weather gets warm and we have to go outside, or wait till summer when it is so warm you have to hyphenate indoors.

Let me know what you think?  I am sure some of you have seen it many years ago.

Happy sewing!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Easter will be here soon.

I was to be stitching my "calender girls" and then I decided I needed to finish a project from last year.
The designer comes from Iowa my neighbor state.  Aren't the colors wonderful, I got a great frame for it at goodwill today.  This project will look great on my seasonal wall section of my room.

Thanks to Blue Ribbon Designs.  Brenda Karls-Nace is such a busy artist.  Always has something going on.

My February Wall - Easter will be my March - April wall.

Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Storing Projects

My next project is "April" from the Calender series.
This is my new favorite - got it a thrift store for 59 cents.
This is a toilette bag and it is so light.

I love these kits I brought at Nordic Needle to hold my cross stitch, I know you can use baggies but this works for me.

I also use this small plastic container for small projects.
It amazes me how many dmc threads I still don't have.

Happy Stitching...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Patience - Cross Stitching

Spring will be here soon, we just need to hang in there a bit longer.

"For, Lo, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone; the flowers' appear on
the earth."

My next cross stitch project is the calender girls by Little House Needeworks "May".
I remember when I was younger on your birthday you would get a ring with your birthstone or a figurine with the month of your birth.

Isn't "May" adorable I will have to make 3 of them, one for my basket and 2 as gifts.

Thanks to Vonna Pfeiffer  from Twisted Stitcher who stitched designed the finishing and

Happy weekend, be safe down south with the cold weather.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cold but the Sewing Machine is busy.

Brought this brand new purse at a charity shop, the rose is a zipper
 Cross Stitching was sewn by World of Cross Stitching Members on all items.
Love the design and colors

Pencil case gets fancy.
This is a wheelchair bag, the black chess cross stitch is great.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day - My Way

I will finish this today, I want to make a holiday cross stitch display.
 Blackbird design.
Love the Blackbird design.  My card to a friend.
Love this fabric

Love this holiday.
Going to church - taking a dear friend, making her a dinner of salmon, potatoes, brussel sprouts,DH wants fish cakes.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Maison Sajou

  Have you ever gone to this site?  I would say it is Haberdashery heaven -items are so beautiful.
One day I will order something for myself, probably near my birthday. The store is in France - I would probably never leave.

Vintage Haberdashery

Her passion for antique haberdashery items drove Frédérique Crestin-Billet to re-launch Maison Sajou. An ardent collector from a very young age but also a fan of industrial heritage, Sajou is the collation of these two passions.
In this "Vintage Haberdashery" section you will find  objects long since disappeared from the shelves of haberdasheries: wooden tape measures, needle holders, small wooden reels, boxes for buttons and pins, lovely little sewing sets filled with quality objects.  

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