Sunday, July 14, 2019

Grandparents Are A Gift

Grandparents are a gift to children, and it is true.  My grandmother is the one who taught me to cook, crochet, and embroider.  I still have some of the embroidery flosses I started out with.  Which has since grown into a collection of almost 500 threads.  Because sometimes you need that perfect matching shade...   This pattern is a compliment to the previous one of the schoolroom named "Teachers Are Special" on 5/18/19.



Friday, July 12, 2019

Three Variations For A Foxglove

Hello!  I haven't posted in a while because my fields of lavender are in full bloom and this time of year I am crazy busy harvesting lavender and weaving it into lavender filled wands as fast as I can until I run out in September. 

So here are three variations on a beautiful foxglove.  The original has them as three separate pieces, but I imagine they would be awesome all done together.  And you could even use your own color scheme. 





Monday, July 8, 2019

Musical Instruments

This is one of the patterns I have always wanted a reason to use.  I did learn to read music, played a little piano, clarinet, classical guitar, etc.  But never applied myself to them as much as my other studies.  Maybe someday I'll get to use this pattern.  What will you use it for?





Thursday, July 4, 2019

Vintage Automobiles Set of Three Antique Autos

Here is a cool set of three vintage automobiles.  The men in my family loved vintage cars and race cars, so as a child, I went to a lot of car shows.  This pattern brings back fond memories.  Maybe you'll see some in a parade today.  Happy Fourth of July!






Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Three Dancing Bunnies Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil

I love these three dancing bunnies!  They are at the top of one of my six foot cross stitched measuring charts.  It took me a minute when I first saw them, to get past the dancing to see that they are a bunny version of the "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil" ancient quote.



Saturday, June 29, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

First Two of Set of Four Quilt Squares

These are the first two of a set of four "quilt" squares.  Of course you can use them for anything you like.  I have made a quilt with the entire face cross-stitched and then quilted.  It takes a lot of time!  But the result is worth it.