Monday, September 19, 2011

New blog

Please join me at my new blog -

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

A finish and a silly cat!

I did have a finish recently. I stitched Linda's Ort Bag by Victoria Sampler

There are 4 pieces. It is stitced on pink Cashel linen using the thread pack from VS, which included silks, pearl cotton, and Kreinik metallic. It was a fun and fairly easy stitch.

Some of the stitches used were diagonal cable, satin, eyelets, long arm cross, and detached buttonhole

The fine at the top was a PITA to stitch though! But I like the way it turned out. I hope I can finish finish it soon!

This is my mom's cat, Peyton, being silly.

I will be moving and renaming my blog, but will post it here when I do. I hope you'll join me!

Eskie smiles,



Vanity plates, that is! I just got my new license plates.

I'll take a picture of them on my car in the next day or two. I think I did a great job of matching the car color!

Eskie smiles,


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


...has left the building.........

...and the living room....

....and the craft room.....

...the patio.....

...and my bedroom....

I'm really going to miss living here.

It's a new beginning............

Eskie smiles,


Friday, July 22, 2011

A finish

Hello! I hope everyone in the US is keeping cool. It's 10:45 p.m. here in Indiana and our heat index is still at 90 or higher! Good weather to stay in and stitch or bead or crochet!

With all of the events in the last several months and moving in with mom, I needed something easy and simple to stitch. I finished this about a week ago I think it was. Home of a Needleworker by LHN. I used white New Castle linen with the recommended DMC threads. I like the way it turned out! And it was an easy stitch! Sorry the picture isn't any better. I didn't want to iron it just yet.

Now that things are settling down, I've gotten some of my more detailed stitching out. I am working on Linda's Ort Bag by Victoria's Sampler and Beside Still Waters, a Thomas Kinkade piece by Candamar Designs. I've been working on that for.....well, a long time!

Stay cool and be safe!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Wow, a Pow Wow!

I was on vacation last week and although most of it was spent moving, sorting, storing, cleaning and getting ready for a garage sale, I did manage to have a little fun. There was a national pow wow held nearby in Danville, Indiana. We went on opening night and on closing night. I hadn't been to one in SO long I had forgotten how much fun they were!

This gentleman's beadwork is amazing! He kindly posed for me.

I'm sure he did the beadwork himself. Just gorgeous!

Some of the teepees.....

Some of the drummers and singers.....

Some of the beadwork available for purchase --- WOWSA!!!

This nice lady posed for me also. The black is not beaded, but everything else is. See the gorgeous fringe, too??

One of the dancers.....

I tried so hard to get a good picture of this guy - his beadwork was amazing too and he was really into the dancing!

All the yellow and other colors on this man's regalia is beaded.

There is another pow wow in Tipton on Labor Day weekend that we are going to try to go to. If you get a chance, GO! They are SO much fun and the beadwork and inspiration is beyond words!!

Eskie smiles,


Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I received this comfortghan in memory of my sister from Heartmade Blessings. These pictures don't do it justice!

I love each and every square.
And the color used to join them is just perfect!

My mom and my niece were both with me when I opened it and we all were in tears. If anyone is reading this that contributed to this---- Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!