Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is a motto fashioned after an antique I have.....says it perfectly!
New Year Resolutions. I try not to think of the standards, diet and exercise....but go right to the fun stuff. New designs, new floss charts to we're talking! I have done 3 new designs this past few weeks and have two of them stitched and ready for finishing/framing. New photos will be posted soon. First I have to get out the sewing machine...which I thought I was done with.....

With the motto business I did 3 new patterns a week for the first year (and stitched each one for photos). Quite an accomplishment for arthritic hands. Now I hope to do a cross stitch pattern a week for the next year. It will be a slower process than the mottoes simply because I will have to do a chart too. I will offer them as chart only and some of them as kits.

I love the look of stitching on linen...but I need my models stitched quickly so I will stitched them on aida. I am not a patient person and want them finished NOW. Aida stitches so much faster for me and I still know a lot of people who prefer it simply because it is easier to see. Age related again....the eyes are the first thing to go when stitching!

 I hope to be adding a lot of new primitive designs to the inventory as well as the Victorian mottoes. I like both....I decorate with both. I love a lacy Victorian bedroom filled with antiques. I also have a family room that reminds me of a general store! I always said I could live in a general store and be quite happy...maybe some day I will. I could be the crazy eccentric little old lady down the street......I think I am half way there.

I would like to wish each and every one of you a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Lets have fun stitching together!!!!!

Of course we will have to have a few give-aways during the year!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I am pleased to announce the winners of the drawing. I had my two grandsons help with the draw of the names and I think they had fun. They were a little shy at first but finally agreed!

So here are the lucky winners. The first name drawn was Bronny.
The second place prize goes to Carolyn.
The third place prize goes to Peg C.
I have included a picture of the names drawn for you to view...thanks so much for participating.....I think we will need to do this again!

This was such a nice way to meet all of you fellow stitchers and I hope we can keep in touch on a regular basis. I would love to hear from you.

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Floss give-away

So here it is present to you...or one of you, as my thank you for the warm welcome to blogging. You gals are great! Now I will I LOVE to do! I am giving 50 (20 yard) skeins, 1,000 yards of assorted colors of my over-dyed floss.  Enough to stitch a beautiful flower garden or dozens of projects. I will have a second place prize to be announced at a later date.
Rules....simple. You need to be a follower of my blog. I will need your email address if you do not post it in your blog so please contact me with info so I can contact you if you win the drawing. The drawing will be Christmas day and I will make the announcement then. I will give you a chance to enter your name more than once...for every purchase of floss, charts or motto kits in December (either in my ebay store on pictures at the bottom of the page to go to the store....or through me and paypal), I will put your name in again. If you buy through ebay you need to tell me (in the note to seller) your blogger name. So this is my Christmas present to you. Thanks again for the VERY warm welcome to blogging!

Santa said he just found a gift in his bag for second place!!!
No Place Like Home motto sampler chart for cross stitch and 15 skeins of my over-dyed floss. The second name drawn  will receive this gift from The Motto Shoppe.

Wait...Santa is saying he still sees something down in the bag......I keep telling him I can't hear what he is saying  with his head down in the bag.....he just yelled he found a gift for 3rd place!
I still can't hear him....