Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

For all my "Colorful Stitchery Stitchalong" friends, I made this embroidered Valentine! I am overwhelmed by the creativity and enthusiasm all of you are putting into your fabulous work. The thing that makes me the most happy is that everything is looking different and original. As an author, the most joyful part of my job is seeing what others do with my ideas and seeing where they take them on their own.

Thank you all for sharing your stitching lives with all of us. There really are some fabulous projects on this blog, aren't there?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Needle book

Made for a swap. I sat with Kristin's book in my lap and stitched.

Fennel Fix

I covered two holes in my sweater with a little bronze fennel. Read about it on my blog.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Jan-Knit's Green Hat

This crocheted hat is my own design. I embellished with colorful yarn embroidery and mother of pearl buttons. Blogged here.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


This is my first attempt at completely original embroidery. I used 3 strands of DMC floss to add an airplane and some little stars to a craft apron for my airplane loving niece. I just used a split stitch for the airplane, it couldn't have been easier. In fact, I think the hardest part of this project was making the drawing on the fabric. My niece loves it, and it looks so cute on her!

Blogger Upgrade - Trouble Happens!

Hi Everyone! Last weekend, I finally switched my blog account to the new blogger. I had avoided this knowing it was going to make more work for me. And yes it did entail a few hours of fussing around. I always avoid upgrades on software because of this!

Anyway, the Colorful Stitchery Stitchalong also got automatically upgraded as some of you have noticed. I think the new blogger is great because there are some fun features (Labels especially) and it seems to be a little easier to work. But some nasty stuff happened too!

The list of contributor's has shrunk to a miniscule amount. I am stumped as to why because on my administration list, it is still long and everyone who joined is still listed.

When you change to the new blogger, you have to sign in with a google account (yes, I had to make a new account and now have a new password). It looks like all of the "new contributors" are those who have switched to the new blogger. But if you haven't upgraded yet, your name isn't listed.

So, please don't think that I took your name off the list.

Can I ask a favor though - can someone try posting (if you know you are a member but not listed) and see what happens. Then let me know.

Thanks for understanding - isn't technology wonderful?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wool Purse & Bag

Little gifts for my sweet grand daughter.