Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Amazing Dee!

Do you remember in my last blog post that I told you Dee L. has stitched lots of lots of With My Needle projects?  So you can get an idea of how many she has stitched, here are two photos she sent me.

In the first photo, you can see Tell Me Ye Knowing, Kind and True, ES's Floral Sampler, Multiplication Table Examplar, Quaker Needlework Box, A Petite Sampling Etui, Hornbook Examplar, Blue House Needle Primer, and Quaker Hornbook.


...but WAIT!  There are still more!!

 Here are her My Favorite Things Stitching Basket, Cherished Workes, A Lady's Worke Box (a class project), Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy, A Is For Apple, Quaker Turtles, Rose Garden Sewing Case, Quaker Pattern Book, Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif, Mrs. Waddelow's Needlework Basket, Busy Bee Sewing Case, Petit Carnet D'Ouvrages-Livre I, Long May She Wave (a class project), Acorn Sampler Sewing Case, Alphabet Samplings Book, Needleworke's Sampler Huswif (a class project), Fruit of the Vine Sampler Huswif (a class project), and Flowers for Lily!!


Were you counting?  There are 28 completed With My Needle projects!!!  (If you only got 27, perhaps you forgot Kindred Spirits (a class project) that I showed you in my last blog post.

I think you will agree, Dee is amazing!!! (I hope this doesn't embarrass her.)  She is a beautiful needleworker and finisher and very prolific.  Whenever you see her, she's wearing a beautiful smile. It is truly always to be a delight to be around Dee. 

Thank you, Dee, for the photos and for your enthusiasm for my designs. I hope to see you again soon. 

(P. S.  Dee has stitched so many WMN  projects that Blogpost won't let me tag them all.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Show and Tell of Class Projects

Time continues to get away from me way too fast! How can it possibly be February already?

Today I want to share photos of completed class projects from Dee L.and Judith H. I'm sorry, Dee and Judith, that it has taken so long for me to post your photos.

Dee was in the premier of my Kindred Spirits class which I taught in Michigan in November. It was no surprise to me that she was the first one to complete this project. Dee actually sent me this photo before Christmas. That shows how quickly she stitched (and assembled) this project.


You have seen Dee's name and work many times on my blog because she is a prolific (and beautiful) stitcher and finisher.  In fact, Dee may win the the prize for having completed the most With My Needle projects.  Just type "Dee L" in the search engine on the left side bar of this page, and you can see many more examples of Dee's beautiful workmanship.

Thank you dear Dee for the photo and for being such a great With My Needle supporter.

Next are photos from Judith  who took several classes when I taught for Fobbles in Cumbria in the UK in 2011. (If you're interested in seeing photos from then, type "Fobbles" in the search engine on the left side bar of this page.) Judith wrote me that she and her friends meet every month for an "Ellen Chester Day".  They work on their three class projects. (Boy, I wish I could pop in and surprise them.)

Judith sent these photos of her completed Friends in Stitches.




Judith also told me that one member of her group has completed her Needleworker's Sampler Huswif  which I also taught at Fobbles. Judith says it looks "magnificent" and has inspired her to complete hers.  

Thanks, Judith, for your lovely note and photos. I'm looking forward to see more of your work. Please encourage your friends to also send me photos of their completed projects.


Kindred Spirits and  Friends in Stitches are both class projects and not available at shops.

Kindred Spirits will next be taught in Texas in April and in Minnesota in May. Registrations for both classes are currently being taken. You can get details on the teaching page of my website. You must be in class to get the kit.   Long May She Wave is also being taught in Texas.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday, Haiden!

It is hard to believe that our oldest grandson is 7 years old today!  Where does the time go?


































Tomorrow is our daughter's birthday.We got together last weekend to celebrate both birthdays. And we've just added another January birthday to our family. Yesterday my cousin Nancy's son and daughter-in-law welcomed their second child into the  world.  Congrats, Rob and Amanda and "big" brother Jack!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lovely Finishes from Joan!

I have been greatly remiss in posting photos I've received of some completed With My Needle projects.  Please accept my apologies.

Today I want to show you photos from Joan S. of Minnesota. She likes getting together with friends to stitch projects. Choosing a group SAL project is an annual event for them. The following photos are of some of the With My Needle projects they have stitched over the years.

Joan wrote, In 2008, five of us decided on stitching "My Favorite Things Stitching Basket", and three of us finished it. They were Jill, Chris and myself.  


You've already shown Chris's basket on your blog.  Here is mine.



In 2010, we stitched the "Ackworth Friendship Book". We stitched our needlebooks on 36 count flax and chose our own thread colors. I stitched mine with Belle Soie Enchanted Forest. We stitched two pages of each persons needlebook with the exception of Lori and Jackie who stitched one page each since we had six people and only 10 pages. You showed the completed books here. (Click on the word "here" to see the previous photos.)

In 2012, we decided to stitch "My Needle's Worke Box".  Mine was stitched on 32 count belfast baby lotion with DMC threads. 

My Needle's Worke Box lid
Inside view of My Needle's Worke Box 
One of the sides of My Needle's Worke Box
Another of the sides of My Needle's Worke Box
Another of the sides of My Needle's Worke Box

Perhaps you may remember seeing Joan's beautiful Mrs. Waddlow's Huswif previously. (Click here if you want to see it again.) 

As you can clearly see, Joan is a beautiful, and prolific, needleworker. She told me in her email she has several other With My Needle projects she wants to stitch. I wonder which one she'll chose next.

Thank you, Joan, for sharing photos of your wonderful projects.