Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas 2011 - six weeks and counting

I've been working on christmas presents for quite a while now.  As of today, I have finished, four pillows; 3 pair of fingerless gloves, one scarf,  and a cross stitch and country crafts christmas stocking.  My WIPS are a fourth pair of fingerless gloves and a dragon scarf for my youngest grandson.  I have plans to make: five more pillows, a blanket, two pair of slippers and two more scarves. i'm also working on a cross stitched piece for myself of a Stargazer Bouquet from Solaria Gallery. Gee, Christmas is only what; 6 weeks away?  Yikes!  I better get moving.  i'll take pics.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Finished Needlebox with Tudor Rose

NOT FOR SALE   Whewww!  Finally able to post pics of the completed needlebox.  My computer has been down for a couple of days. So here it is! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tudor Rose and needlebox

Sorry the picture is blurred but I dropped my camera a while back and it's never been the same since.  I tried french knots, beads and some fillet stitches and nothing looked right.  The tiny, tiny gold beads i tried wouldn't stand up so all you saw was gold holes, the small gold and/or red seed beads were too big, the fillet stitching was just a mess, so i ended up using satin stitch for the center after all.  As you can see the rose itself is about two inches small and I still have some more outlining to do before it's totally finished.  Not perfect but considering how long it's been since I've done any satin stitching at all, it's not bad.   I can't tell  you how many hours I've got invested in this little rose not to mention the  All I know for sure is that I would never have finished this without my magnifying lamp....ya know, it's a B*TCH getting old!
My tudor rose as of 9-28-11

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Treasures In Needlework Magazines, Vintage

Premier Issue

Spring, 1993 Issue

Just Cross Stitch Magazines for sale

April 1991 issue, copy 1

April 1991 issue, copy 2

April 1993 Issue

August 1991 Issue

August 1992 Issue

August, 1993 Issue

December, 1990 Issue

December, 1991 Issue

December, 1992 Issue

December, 1993 Issue

February, 1991 Issue

February, 1992 Issue

February 1993 Issue

Fresh Fruit Leaflet

July, 1994 Issue

June, 1991 Issue

June, 1992 Issue

June, 1993 Issue

May, 1995 Issue

Merry Christmas Leaflet

October, 1992 Issue

October, 1992 Issue

October, 1993 Issue

Ribbon Alphabet Leaflet

Seasonal Towells and More

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Crochet Patterns

Cross Stitch and Country Craft Magazines - vintage

January/February 1989 Issue

March/April 1990 Issue

May/June 1990 Issue

November/December 1986 Issue

November/December 1990 Issue

January/February 1993 Issue

March/April 1989 Issue