Google+ Followers

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Purchase of the Regal Bee


Yes, The Regal Bee is available for purchase.  I have it charted, with stitching instructions and resources for the shaker box.  I did assemble and finish this design myself but, since I am not a professional finisher, I did not include finishing instructions with the chart.  If you would like, I can recommend some finishers.  Actually, all of you could probably recommend some to me!

The chart can be sent in two ways:
PDF File -- which you will print yourself for $15.00
Hard Copy -- which will be sent to your address for $20.00 plus postage.  I can accept Paypal, personal check or money order.  Please contact me directly at my email address -- to let me know if you are interested.

BTW, OESLUVR stands for Old English Sheepdog Lover  Here is a picture of my beloved, but now deceased, Chauncey -- he was such a clown -- sniffing the daffodils!

Yours in stitches,


Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Regal Bee

I've had so much interest expressed in my Regal Bee design, I thought I'd post some pictures of the design pieces.

I hope this helps you see the design better.  The box was made by William Richardson of Suffolk Shaker Shops.  His work has been featured in Early American Living and is also sold in the better gift shops in Williamsburg, VA. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write and I will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.  Thanks.


Friday, January 7, 2011

A Maryland Inspiration


Well, I finally got my camera up and running -- not my old camera -- had to buy a new one!  Now I have to figure out how to take decent pictures with it.  As I promised, here is a picture of my stitched design "A Maryland Inspiration". 

And here is a close up of the cartouche detail. 

Now I have to take it to the framer and select an appropriate frame.  I am not going to mat it -- even though it is stitched on 40 ct. linen, it is already a large sampler (21" square).

The linen I used is 40 ct. Lakeside "Vintage" Light Examplar, with a combination of Belle Soie, HDF and GAST fibers.  Stitches used are cross, over one, satin, Smyrna Cross, Eyelet, Closed Herringbone and Queen Stitch.  Well, I hope you like it and will want to purchase it when I have the charts printed.  Please leave comments so I will know if this is something you like or have suggestions.  Thanks so much.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An older design that needs to be finished ...

I had a pleasant comment from an old stitching friend, Chris, and it reminded me of a piece I am designing that has been put on the back burner for a while.  She remembered it because of the bullion stitches.  I thought I'd post a picture of it so you can see what she remembered ...  The hair is done in bullion stitches using a very small needle so there are a lot of "curls".  I am toying around with a name -- since it is based on Pennsylvania German Fraktur, I thought I'd call it a "Fraktured Huswif" (just kidding).  I haven't really settled on a name yet.

As you can see by the date (2006) it has been quite a while since I've worked on this design.  It is going to be a huswif, with accompanying smalls and a beautiful tiger maple, minature blanket chest to hold it all in.

I'll post update pictures as I continue with this design and others I am working on.  Thanks again, Chris, for reminding me of this long neglected design.


A Needlework Casket to beat all Caskets!

I am so addicted to needlework sets and needlework caskets.  I found this one on line and, as the caption states, it is the mother of all needlework caskets.

I must admit, this design is a little/lot out of my league -- I'm still working on the Mary Beale casket!  But, I do, as I said, love a needlework casket.  So, I found someone to make a primitive miniature blanket chest and am presently working on the design that will go inside.  I'll post pictures when it is complete, but here is a picture of the blanket chest.
It has a lift out tray inside which will have a design embroidered for it.  The smalls are almost complete.  I can't wait to finish it and post the pictures.  I think you will really like the design.

Yours in stitches,


Monday, January 3, 2011

Working on my logo ...

I designed my logo about two months ago and am busily stitching away on it.  I need to get a new camera so I can post pictures of the actual work.  I'm stitching it on 40 ct. Vintage Maritime White by Lakeside Linens, using HDF silks.  I had a great time designing the alphabet.  I started with an H from Eileen Bennett's monogram book, but then I changed it quite a bit -- there were no lower case letters to go with the capitals so I had to design my own.  I like the results and hope you do to.