Sharing my life and love of cross stitch. Thoughts about this and that.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Frimousse Freebies

Frimousse is one extremely creative (and busy) designer/stitcher who freely shares her designs and projects. Do check out her website! Her site is in French, but if necessary take the time to translate.

Poppy pattern on 15-face biscornu, needle book and scissor case.

Very creative and interesting  project that resembles perhaps a sugar bowl - with lid - with ribbon embroidery roses and beads, but suitable for any type of stitching. She calls it "a little thing." I think this is a technique that Frimousse may have created herself. Regardless, it is very interesting and worth a look.

Fabric bags  and here

This fabric bag holds a tea cup, bag of tea AND sewing supplies.

Measuring tape holders. and Here.




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Autor Lea Wait left a comment on my Reading List!

What a pleasant surprise!  Not sure how she found it since almost no one has visited that page, but I am indeed happy she took her time to post. She writes in the genre known as "cozy mysteries," and her Antique Print Mysteries weave a current mystery with well-crafted characters and her interest in antique prints and illustrations together in interesting stories that take place in Maine. I'm really looking forward to reading them!

Lea Wait said...
So happy you've been reading my Shadows Antique Print Mysteries, Linda! Next year, fall of 2014, I'll be starting a new mystery series with Kensington, set in Haven Harbor Maine, with a background of stitchery. I'll let you know when I have an exact publication date. Lea Wait

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dad to Receive 25-year Library Volunteer Recognition


 A few months ago Dad told me he'd been asked, along with a few other volunteers, to pose for photos to be used in Library posters. I've seen a couple at my local branch, but not him. Last week he learned he's to be recognized for his 25 years of volunteer service serving on boards, teaching computer and genealogy classes, etc. . BTW, he's 89! Please read the article to see what he's done over the years.

Rather than stitching the past couple of weeks I've been reading cozy mysteries (it's stitch or read - read or stitch), am working on certification in Auxiliary Emergency Communications (ham radio operators to assist in disaster situations where most or all public service, relief agency and general communications are down), working on a couple of FEMA Independent Study courses, and MAY be taking a 3-day Train the Trainer class the end of this month. By the time I found out the dates registration had closed, but there may still be a couple of openings.  I go from plenty of time to stitch or read to a LOT of things I need to get done in a short time frame, and back again! What I REALLY should be doing is cleaning house!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Patriotic Freebie Stitched by Cathryn of Blueladie Designs!

A big Thank You to Cathryn of Blueladie Designs who has shared her stitching. She promises to post a framed version later. Please visit Cathyrn's blog and website to see her designs and other stitching as well!  You can find this chart and my other patriotic designs here.