Friday, June 23, 2006

This Is Cool

Ran across this while surfing the web. Now I can visit all the LNS while I'm traveling. has added a nationwide map of needlepoint and crossstitch shops to its services. There are presently over 550 stitchshops located on the maps.The idea is for stitch enthusiasts to build upon what's started by adding information about their local needlepoint andcross stitch shops to the maps. The following information can be provided for each shop- the name of the shop, descriptive text, aphoto, contact information, and a link to a website. It's the most comprehensive and descriptive map for stitchers to locate cross stitch and needlepoint shops at home, and on their travels. Once a visitor suggests a change,it is reviewed for appropriateness and then posted within a few hours. This service constitutes free advertising for the stitchshops. The following is a link to the Needlepoint and Cross Stitch ShopsMap:

Monday, June 19, 2006

New Stash Arrived

It's here - it's here. The mailman left me a nice package today. I ordered a yard of raw linen aida & a few odds & ends from one of my favorite online sites - In Stitches. They also had a Janet Powers chart from her Heritage Collection called "Birth Samplers". Mind you - I don't know anybody that's pregnant right now so I'll just have to stitch the sampler without the name. Those lil brown babies are adorable.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I'm Back

This should have been me for the past couple of weeks but I've been sidetracked. Took a mini vacation to Atlantic City, then it was right back to work, work, work. I love summer, but that means yardwork added to the housework. Awaiting delivery of 2 charts and a yard of linen and hope to make a sidetrip this week to my LNS to purchase a couple of Mirabilia charts I saw online. Wanna take bets on whether I'll only purchase what I need? No way!! Almost forgot - Happy Dad's Day to all.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Spring Stitching Fever

Got the urge to do something quick so I started this decorative pot holder last night. Hope to finish by the end of the week. Sat at work all day thinking about finishing it.......... must be spring stitching fever.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

On A Clear Day

This is another one of my favorites - "On a Clear Day I Can Shop Forever" by Twisted Threads. I love their whimsical charts. I usually do them on cocoa aida or evenweave to give them the sistah-feel. I've also done her on a pillow cover.