About drawing the lines…

Robin asked, “After you’ve drawn the line in the groove, is your first thread to the right, say, No. 1, and the last thread, No. 36, adjacent to the groove? This would mean, I believe, that the holes in the groove are shared by two squares. Do I have that right?”Yes, Robin is correct. The…
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A few more squares…

I thought I’d show a little progress. This is really fun to work on! I’ve been working all day today mailing out orders and am looking forward to a quiet evening of stitching with a flannel quilt and cat on my lap – it’s colder than usual here in northwest Florida! Hope you’re stitching too!Kathy
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New Year…New Project…

Happy New Year! I always select a “Word for the Year” and this year I decided on CREATE. I considered Creative & Creativity but finally decided on create because so many words can come after. For example, Create a design, Create a new life, workspace, garage, Create a healthier lifestyle, etc, etc. Along these lines,…
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Stitching & More Ornaments

I’ve been working on Sugilite and am almost done!! That means I can start on something new which is one of my favorite things to do. Here’s a little bit of it – I changed the orientation and what I showed last time as the left side is now the top. There’s one more square…
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Mystery 2012…

colorways have been chosen and posted to my website. Here’s a photo of part of my kitchen counter – a great workplace, I’ve discovered! Check them out at Mystery Colorways. I’m off to stitch – I’ve been working on the website all afternoon…and need a break!Kathy
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A whole lot of stitching…

is going on. Actually it has been going on but I’ve been working on my Mystery design which I can’t show you because it’s a Mystery… I’ll be posting info and details about signing up soon (the kits and first pattern installment will go out in January).  I’m just about done with it and I’m at a…
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It’s beginning…

to feel a little like Christmas! I wasn’t planning to put up my tree this year but this basket of ornaments got me in the mood this morning. These are the ornaments I brought home from the shop and I think I have to put up the tree so I can look at them all month…
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Happy Halloween!

It’s official – I turned in the keys to my shop today and am now a full time designer! What a job it is to close a shop – I’m very happy it’s done and I can take a bit of a break. Since I have not been stitching much, here’s a photo of my…
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Blue Ribbon Winners…

Congratulations to Kathy Raines who won not one, but two blue ribbons at the Montgomery County Fair in Maryland. She was nice enough to share photos with us! First up is Color Delights – Copper; she added some blue to it for a nice accent. And here’s her “Rainforest Crunch” – I love the way…
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Stitching Progress…

Although I’m deep in the throes of closing my shop, I have managed to get a little stitching in – you know how “stress-reducing” pulling a needle through canvas or fabric is! I can’t show you much but here are a few “parts” of the Mystery I’m working on. I’m about 3/4 done stitching it…
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