Saturday, June 25, 2016

Amazing Artist Website, Free Pattern and Not 31...Yet

For those of you who love artwork and needlework - full size and in miniature, you have GOT to pop over to Shelly's website On Dragon Wings Studio. This lady is so's beyond words. (I'm not affiliated with On Dragon Wings Studio, I just think it's worth a look-see).

Now, for the freebie - Tricia of The Embroiderer's Story - has posted a free, downloadable  pattern for a quick, fun pincushion. It's done in Flame Stitch. I don't have the wonderful threads she has made it with, but I'm sure I can find some that I love already in my stash. 

Flame Stitch Pin Cushion - Image from The Embroiderer's Story

Not 31.....Yet = RAK #31 is boxed up and ready to go.....just didn't get to the post office this morning as planned. Instead, had a surprise visit from two grand babies from Michigan (ages 2 and 3)! What FUN!!! #31 will meet our postman Monday.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, June 24, 2016


The postman successfully delivered RAK #27 to Christie of Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

A hanging ornament from a freebie....which I can't find the link to.....I printed the pattern out several years ago....

A scissor fob made with Swarovski crystals and Swarovski black pearls....the charm is a Russian enamel heart.....and some other goodies

Now - off to make up a few more! Happy weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#26, Xmas in July.....the Clock is Ticking!

I am so pleased to tell everyone RAK #26 has been received by June of Butterfly Wings.

Porcelain trinket box trimmed in 24 Kt gold designed and painted by me
Scissor fob made by me 

A Special Edition kit from Lizzie and Kate and a few extras

I sent out the two Christmas in July Swap packages yesterday. Just a gentle reminder to those who are participating the last day for sending yours to your partner is July 1st. Please don't forget to email me when you (a) send yours and (b) receive yours. to create!

Monday, June 20, 2016

24, 25, 30, XMas in July Swap

Well, I'm very happy to tell everyone the sweet Sharon (It's Daffy Cat) received RAK #24.

Porcelain trinket box designed and painted by me, trimmed in 24 Kt gold and beaded chatelaine, designed by me 

Inside of the box

The lovely Evalina (This and That) received RAK #25.

Pouch and pin keep - design by Jackie du Plessis

Some extra goodies

I'm also happy to report RAK #30 is on it's way into the wild blue yonder!! What a milestone! Half way there <G>

I've been working away on my Christmas in July swap pieces and have them ready to wrap and send. One of the swap partners had a family emergency, so had to cancel at the last sending two parcels out. I hope the ladies like what I've made and chosen to send them Pictures after the opening day - July 26th...stay tuned.

Now - off to my studio, lots to do!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

FNSI, 28, 29

Wendy of Sugarlane Designs hosts Friday Night Sew In (FNSI).  I actually finished this piece during the Sew-In:

Uh......yep- that's all I can show you for now, as it's part of the Xmas in July'll just have to wait.

"What's with 28 and 29?" you ask? I'm sending out #28 and #29 RAKs today. YIPPEE-SKIPPY!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend....Now - off to create!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

22, 23 and Tisa

RAK # 22 was delivered safe and sound to Lynn of Happiness is Cross Stitching. Lynn is the lady who encouraged me to start my own blog - and I can't be more grateful for her suggestion and encouragement. She and I share a love of French themed things. With that in mind....

French Limoges box painted by me in 18th Century style - 24 KT gold (etched) trim and matching 
Fleur de lis scissor fob

Inside of Limoges box, 24KT gold embellishment and monogram

A few extras

RAK #23 sent to Mouse of Tales of a Stitching Mouse

Pin keep - cross stitch design by Little House Needleworks

A few extras

And now let me introduce you to Tisa. She is part of the ROMANTIC ROYALS collection designed by Dana Burton of Miniature Art.

Tisa - Romantic Royal Collection

Now - off to create!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Two more RAKs have safely arrived. Here is #20 and what I sent to Julie of More of Him:

"Let Love be Your Guide" from Lizzie Kate

Fabric, floss and a cross stitch pattern from Myrtle Grace Motifs

RAK #21 given to Jacquie of My Journey

Porcelain demitasse cup and saucer with 24KT gold trim designed and painted by me and a mug rug made as part of my Traditional Quilting Course taught by Kathy Shaw.

Another mug rug

Coffee-themed fabric and some floss

Off to create more goodies!! Hope you all have a great rest of the week!