Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Back in August Ed and I where in Hobby Lobby (if I've been good sometimes Ed takes me there). While we where PA230011 walking around we got to the needle art section (next to the yarn, knitting, tatting section). He got a phone call and while he was talking I found a cross stitch rooster. The really cool thing was instead of grapes, this rooster is surrounded by olive branches with olives amongst them. I thought that was the coolest looking rooster. Ed finally got off the phone and I showed it to him and he liked it as well. So I got it.

I started it about a month ago, after I got the Christmas pieces done. This is the upper right hand corner. When its done it will be 12” – 12”, once  I finish the cross stitching in this section, I will put the detailing in this section. Then I will work on the upper left corner. When I get the detailing done I’ll post about it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Antique Pattern Library

I was searching the web for some cross stitch patterns and came across the Antique Pattern Library. This Library as some very old pattern and pattern books that are free to download. The site remains a free site by taking in donations (which can be made on the site). If you have a chance check it out I just started checking it out my self and what I found thus far is really cool.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Ok not really Christmas the holiday, just a couple of items that I was working on for Christmas. Back in July when we where selling at Saylorsburg the couple set up next to us had a lot of craft items. I was looking through them to get something to work on in between customers. I did, it was a watermelon with a crow. A nice little country piece (which is currently MIA, so sorry no picture of that piece).

Latter in the day I looked through the boxes of craft stuff again and picked up a dozen different cross stitch and needle work pieces. PA050008 From those I picked up two Christmas Pieces. One is a free standing Santa, with his bag of toys.  A very bright and colorful piece. The second is a pillow done on linen not aida, which was a first for me. I have never worked on plain fabric before, other then stamped cross stitch. This piece could have been framed or turned into a pillow, I chose the pillow. This piece is more country and a lot of fun to work on.

PA050004 So I had vowed to have these two pieces completed for this years Christmas. I did just that and in plenty of time for the holiday season too.