Posts Tagged ‘stitching


Monday Updates- drip drip drip

It seems as if it has been raining for days. I am a bit melancholy these holidays, I am missing parts of my family. Oh, I have my kids, my hubby, and Madi and some very dear friends, but I am missing ones that have moved and ones that have died.

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts last time I posted, it made me feel so much better.

I am trying to make my Christmas presents as fast as I can, but I feel that time is running out and I might never complete everything. My get up and go, got up, and left.

At what point should I give up?

I guess I should just keep plugging away until the final hour, the last moment, and the ending second.

I have been stitching a bit, it seems to calm me a little.

I made these sachets and stuffed them with lavender.

This is the first one I made, it is not very good, it was a trial run. It is going to stay with me now.

I used the printable cotton, some images from Dover, and some clay pieces I made, ribbon, embroidery thread, and felt.

You can sign up for free samples from Dover on that opening page down on the left a little.

This one is a color image from a Dover sample and I did a much better job on this one.

I am thoroughly enjoying how these are coming out and it is good TV sitting work.

I hope you all are doing much better than I am and if you have any ideas on how to beat the holiday blues, I would sure love to hear them.


Jan Brattain- Laughing Dog Arts

I won this on Jan’s Laughing Dog Arts blog. I wish I could get the right pictures and the perfect words to let you in on how delighted I am.

I adore this broken hearts wall hanging and the work is impeccable.

The stitching is so nice and even.

It is large. It will make a wonderful addition to my favorite things.

There are beads and buttons and yarns woven in to different areas of the hanging.

There are many broken hearts, but mine is whole and bursting with joy!!

It has loops to hang it by.

It is also signed on the back in stitches.

This was one of her giveaways.

This is a talented, interesting, and multifaceted woman and I am so lucky to call her friend, and I thought that before I got this!! 

Thank you, Jan.

I ADORE it!!!

May 2020

Marie’s Etsy Shop

Marie’s Etsy Hoarders Closet

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