Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Have Stitchin' Bag, Will Travel

One of the things I absolutely love about stitching is it's so portable.  I've been spending a lot of time these past weeks sitting in hospitals and nursing homes with loved ones and find I need to keep my mind and hands busy.

Looking around our home at the needlework I've done over the years brings back many memories.  I can tell you what pillow or picture was done while my daughter was ill with pneumonia/chicken pocks/measles/tonsils out/strep throat.  I can tell you the very first project I worked on after my husband and I were married.  I can tell you about the cities I was in as I travelled for work through the years and where I was when I worked on whatever.  Needle and thread have so many tales to tell.

Here are some of the projects I've been working on these past weeks.  Some are completed, some are not.

This is a complimentary design by Michelle Latzen called Santa Paw provided by Stitchy Kitty (

Here is Sophia's Scottie Mitten, a complimentary design from The Cricket Collection (  I still want to add some beads and bells to snazz him up a bit ;)

I'm crazy about horses and horse stuff - here is a cuff I needlepointed.  The bit is done in Kreinik metallic.

Just started this 18-count canvas by Liz Goodrick-Dillon - will do this in DMC floss.

Quickly pressed this to show - a free design by me.

I found this wonderful free chart on the internet......but cannot find the proper link to give credit to the designer.  My apologies.

More later - Cheers!


  1. I know, isn't it neat, to have such memories with our projects.
    You have really neat pieces here. =)

  2. What cute ornaments, Kim! I did the Scottie on black back in January and gave him to a stitching friend who loves the little dogs.

  3. I especially love the little mitten.