Thursday, September 28, 2006

Stitchin' Right Along...

I worked another seam detail on the CQ lingerie case. This is one from day 98, consisting of chevron, fly and chain stitches – and beads. It was a fun treatment to stitch on a long seam, although my stitches are kinda sorta wonky.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

All of Winslow...

We photographed Winslow for my web site, today. More images can be seen can be seen here.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Meet Winslow

Here’s my latest Santa, Winslow. His name is Old English for “victory.” He still needs his pictures taken for the Shanty Clauses web site.

It’s still warm outside, but it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in here; working on Santas and listening to Amy Grant’s Christmas music. I especially love her songs, “Emmanuel, God with Us” and “Breath of Heaven.”

I sold my first Santa (Irwin) of the season, today. I think I’ve said before that it’s hard to let them go, but it’s wonderfully gratifying to know that they go on to become a part of people’s holiday traditions.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

And Another Seam...

This is another seam from day 90, consisting of fly stitches, straight stitches and beads.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Another Seam...

Here is one of the seam treatments for day 90, consisting of herringbone stitches, bugle and seed beads.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Not Exactly One of the 100 Details, Detail

…But this buttonhole seam treatment is on the same block of Sharon’s as the chain stitch detail for day 58.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Another Embellished Seam a la SharonB…

This is my interpretation of the detail for day 47, consisting of chevron, detached chain and straight stitches. I think I’m probably the world’s slowest embroiderer, but I have been savoring every second…

Monday, September 11, 2006

Pizza, Ice-cream, New Book and Yancy…

We went to the boardwalk in Ocean City again Saturday night for Mack and Manco’s pizza (drool…) and Shriver’s Gelato (the most wonderful ice-cream we’ve ever tasted!!!) Oh, I don’t want summer to be over…not yet…

We stopped in at the Atlantic Bookstore and I bought an intriguing-looking embroidery book called THE A-Z OF BULLIONS. I got it for $8.96 – yay!!! The list price is 26.95!

Yesterday, we photographed Yancy’s whole self. You can see more pictures and details here. I’m currently working on a new Santa named “Winslow.”

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Yancy is finally finished - just have to photograph him for the web site.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Another Seam Embellished…

Here is my interpretation of Sharon’s day 71 detail, consisting of herringbone, chevron, detached chain stitches and beads.

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