Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Heading south

Will be visiting the Stitch and Frame shop in Rock
Hill, SC. I am looking forward to seeing some new display pieces in person. I have a list of fabrics I would like to pick up and some specialty threads. I don't do alot of ordering on line as I like to see the tones of threads against the fabric. No telling what other goodies I will end up with.

This is a trip to see family, but I am just as excited to visit the stitch store. My hubby surprised me with a trip to Fargo, ND one Labor Day weekend many years ago when we lived in Kansas to visit the Nordic Needle shop. He lived in North Dakota for 7yrs and wanted to take me up the; the stitch store was the bonus! I am very lucky that my husband appreciates my hobby.

I promise to have pictures in the near future. And I will continue to write as if any one is reading. :-)

Keep on stitching XxXxXx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gotta get that darn baby book done

I have been slowly stitching away on my second Bent Creek Down on the Farm baby book. I have had a love/hate relationship with this project. I love the fact I am creating this for my cousin's son. I am learning that I do not necessarily enjoy stitching the same project more than once. I don't mind doing little projects more than once, I guess because there is a quick sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Now my other cousin is expecting; I need to come up with a new baby book. I have come across a pattern in really old stitching magazine that is folding book that teaches how to tell time. I may end up doing that one more than once. Good thing for small quick projects.

As I am learning this thing called Blog I hope to have some pictures up soon. I know, I know I am about two years behind the curve. I plan to post pics of my first two projects I made as a kid and I think I need to create a crafty corner to show off some of my mother's handwork from crochet, stitching to quilting.

Keep on stitching XXX

How I got here

My mother taught me counted cross stitch when I was around 8 or 10 yrs. old. She would take me to a little stitching store in Occoquan,Va. I really took up the hobby with a passion when I was pregnant with my daughter 22 yrs ago. While stationed in Zweibrucken, Germany I discovered a stitching store, The Nimble Thimble, on the base in Kruetzberg. Several years went by that I was busy raising Sydney and working. When we landed in Wichita, KS in 1995 I started stitching again. I would stitch on my lunch hour at work. Several co-workers, whom are still dear friends would stitch at lunch with me. Some of them had not picked up a needle in years. One of those ladies Wendy introduced me to over one and I was HOOKED! She also told me about this fabulous stitching store that was in the heart of Wichita called Hearts Desire. She was so excited to take me the first time. I spent many Saturdays and many dollars in that shop; which is still there. You can visit their website at We started a stitching group that met once a month at one of our homes. Not completely original but we called our group Stitch-N-Bitch (S-N-B). One by one we each moved away from Wichita. Two of us ended up in Maine, my best friend Karri in 2001 and then me in 2005. The S-N-B girls have gotten together for S-N-B getaways in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Maine. We hope to add Wisconsin to the list. Soon after being in Maine together Karri and I discovered a sweet little cross stitch shop in Wiscasett, Me; The Stitcher's Corner. I have been very fortunate in my travels and relocations to have made several great friends through stitching and had such wonderful shops nearby. I am excited about sharing more of my past and current endeavors and experiences. Keep on stitching!