Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Journeys

My daughters and I decided to drive to NYC the second week of December. I had not been to NYC since I was a senior in high school, and had lots I wanted to see.  Road trips with my girls are always fun and hectic. 

Robin and I are taking the on-line class Cabinet of Curiosities from Thistle Threads.
A group of the New England ladies arranged a behind the scenes tour of some of the 17th ctry needlework pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  That was the reason for our trip. Angela just went along for the ride.

As plans progressed, we decided to go see the Rockettes, visit Times Square  at night, and finally, a visit to a ventage store called Tinsel Trading.

I quickly found out that it was exhausting for me.  I had little sleep before we left, and little while I was there.  To me, NYC is a place for the young.  So many people.  But I would visit again at Christmas.  

I really enjoyed the Rockettes, and seeing the sights when I was'nt underground in a subway or train station, or rushing to get to the next place on time.  The Met exhibits were wonderful.  I could have spent all day there. I love museums.

Tinsel Trading is the shop for stitchers, designers, and scrapbookers.  Floor to ceiling, row after row of ribbons and trims. Crammed packed with hidden drawers of goodies, almost all of it vintage, and a lot of it from France.  I should have known  from the front window it would be a treasure hunt. The display was a huge cabinet, with al kinds of goodies falling from the drawers.  The title:  Cabinet of Curiosities was only the beginning.  I have included a photo of some of the goodies I bought for finishing projects.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Freebie

We met with our Piedmont Sampler Guild this morning for our first annual Christmas Breakfast. Our gift exchange was to swap a freebie pattern.  I chose to design something, and thought I would share it with my few followers as well.  Please feel free to share with your friends, just don't sell it.  Click on chart image to enlarge and see the whole chart.

Hope you all enjoy this small gift, and have a happy holiday season.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Packing Up

Everything is pretty much finished.  The yellow ink arrived this morning.  The final coffins are packed full of goodies, and in their bags, and I am ready to totally chill tonight.

The Undertaker
Tomorrow, I pack my suitcase, and leave for market.  Here are a couple more of my new releases.
OK, so here is one of my new releases.  Can't get the 
others to go where I want them.

I can't wait to see old friends.  I am having a get together in my room on Friday night.  Lots of people I only see 
once or twice a year.  

I have something special for The Attic.  Will post photos after Jean gets it.

Have a great evening.  Gotta get some rest.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Long Day

It has been a long day, but I think we are finally getting everything wrapped up for the Baltimore market. Slight issue with the printer running out of yellow ink, but it is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Just don't know what I would do without hubby, who does all the printing, most of the bagging of patterns, and sets up most computer related stuff. Then there is my daughter who does model stitching for me, and lets me know what she thinks about designs and promos. And my other daughter who helps me do up kits, and also gives many ideas about marketing. And this year, my daughter-in-law even helped me make up the kits for Ghoulish Treats.
I love Halloween, and have many memories of decorating when my children were home. I don't do as much anymore, but have a lovely Halloween village that fills up a huge amount of space in the den, that we set up. This year for the Fall market, I really spent most of my time working on designs for the Halloween season. Enter if You Dare, and The Undertaker along with the Ghoulish Treat Pin Keep, are set to decorate my house when the market is over. Of course, I have to fight all three girls to keep the pieces.

It has taken me an hour to get this posted.  I have called Robin at least 5 times, trying to figure out why I could not put up photos, and why they would not go where I wanted them.  But, maybe next time, I will not have to bother her so much.  I can no longer use my Internet Express, but must use Safari.  That was the first problem.  The other was not leaving enough space between the paragraphs.  Never too old to learn, just have to retain what I think I learned.  Good night!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Getting the Hang of This

To me, blogging is frustrating. Security, photos, and then the writing. I can talk a mile a minute, but writing is a different story. We are at our Piedmont Heritage Sampler Guild meeting. Friends are trying to help me renew my blogging. We shall see how it works out. So many wonderful suggestions. I am currently working on my Feathered Friends collection. Currently, September is slowly taking shape. I chose the peacock, as I wanted some blues, and it is my birthday month. So, it has to be special. Have a great day.