Monday, May 29, 2006

Favorite Pieces

These are a few of my favorite pieces. "Gospel Singer" is one of the few charts that I've done multiple times. The first one was a gift for my mom. This one I did without the Bible in her hand to make it a little different - the evenweave fabric had gold & silver thread borders that made the stitching really stand out. "Portrait in Gold" was done for my Aunt's gift store in Ohio. It was stitched on crochet-edge aida. The handtowels were included in a wedding gift. It was the first time I created a chart....... so much fun. It's so difficult to find charts with ethnic images - I'd like to someday create my own line licensed from leading artists.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Like all obsessed stitchers - I'm always working on more than one project. "Spiritual" is being done on a Charles Craft pillow cover I found in Walmart's craft department for a very reasonable price - so of course, I bought all they had in stock for my "stash". The stitch area is perfect for this portrait. "Mother & Child is being stitched on a large crocheted-edge doilie. This pattern reminds me so much of my DD & grandson, I had to do it. Now if I would just finish it.........

New Blogger On Board!!

Hi, I'm Deb and this is my DD#2 when she was about 8. I've chosen her image as my post-retirement-biz logo. I've been crafting & cross stitching for over 15 years & since I love it so much it will become the bedrock of an arts and crafts business after I retire in a few years.