Thursday, January 26, 2017

Up in the Clouds

The Mother stitches far faster than I can post! Doesn't this Gingerbread House look good enough to eat?  The Maiden

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Merry Mother

The wind is howling through the walls of my home, the Mother sleeps just down the street and I am hours away from my Birthday... I may even try to place a few stitches into one of my many long forgotten projects!
In the meantime, enjoy a little something from the busy hands of the Mother, I believe the Designer is Cloud Factory and it is part of a clever little series where words combine to form sentences.
The Maiden

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mirabilia Madness

What is the madness you ask? Why preparation for the Mirabilia Minions retreat of course!
The mother has another finish and plans for this bit of tea (Silver Moon Tea to be exact)!
In just over 24 hours she will be headed to my city for work and stitchy play, and I could not be more thrilled! The Maiden  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Those who cannot stitch ...

One day my mother brought over a beautiful scrapbook she purchased on ETSY, I thought "I could make that for less than she paid, I am crafty!" Much to my chagrin $200 later, armed with supplies I set forth to make a scrapbook- and have been getting requests ever since!

These Vintage inspired books are some of my favorite!

I made a "Gardener" Book for the Crones Birthday

complete with a planting box and removable herb markers!
So many friends have ordered books that the Crone has nightmares about having to travel to my City and help me make them!

It is called a gatefold album, each page is a pocket for photo storage with a pull out to display your favorite memories!  

Flip pages, fold outs and diagonal front pockets with cards nestled inside complete the look!
I have completed over 20 books this fall, for endless occasions (Baby's first year, travel, in memory of) and love that I can still have a creative outlet despite not being able to stitch!
The Maiden  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trouble no More

It has been a long time since this blog has seen a cross stitch finish, but the Mother has put an end to our sad situation!  
Toil and Trouble by Plum Street Samplers.

She originally sent the photo with her ironing board cover peeking through and I loved it! Placing fabric behind a piece before framing could be an interesting way of complimenting the project!
The Maiden  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Patient Peony

Here she sits, patiently waiting for the day when I can resume the golden x's that will bring her to life.
Inspired by The Mother's Damask Roses (or guided by stitcher's envy!) I began The Peony Garden.
Stitched on 32ct ODLinen Pewter
The Maiden  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

Almost 2 years ago I was in a car accident, and I have struggled to find my way back to the needle ever since. Like many, I took solace in my hobby, and lost a valuable coping mechanism in a matter of moments. Gone was the ability to spend hours immersed in thought as I engaged in a visual and tactile feast of fibers and fabrics. Every few months I would try to stitch, and after a few meager crosses I would give in to the pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders. This project is the product of such attempts.
"Aphrodite" by Mirabilia, stitched on 28ct Lugana Opalescence

The fabric truly is the star of the show!
The Maiden