Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebrating the color Pink.


Remember Pink Ribbon Day.

For every woman on this wonderful earth of ours.    

Friday, October 19, 2012

I apologize for not doing a blog update sooner, but life has a habit of getting in the way for all of us.
Here is a photo of something we had not been able to identify for a while, but a friend assures us this is a Case Moth.The perfect sleeping bag. Now that it is Spring he/she has been difficult to find.
I have taken more photos of the garden and the stitching that has been completed over the past few months and will post these as soon as I can.
I am now definitely out of hibernation.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


At last, after five years we have some flowers. this is only a small tree (about 1 mtr. or 40 inches).

The perfume is wonderful, typical Frangipani/Plumeria scent with an over tone of apricot. I think this was named Fruit Salad. Whatever the name, just gorgeous and suits the tropical weather we are having at the moment.
We have already had a flush of roses this summer, but the Standard Seduction Rose is quick to produce the next flush. I hope we don't have a problem with black spot, but this seems to go hand-in-hand with humid weather. This summer has been unusually wet, I think we may have another storm tonight.
 The Seduction rose has such a sweet scent, just lovely, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I did it again!
Another new start.
Enjoyable, yes.
Should I be doing this now, no.
I found some variegated thread and thought I would dabble in some more Wessex work.
Each little diamond is 20 stitches. No I haven't counted the total when finished, probably a gazillion(embroiderer's measurement).
I am not sure if this will be another scissor keeper or a case for my sunglasses.

I have to get back to Rosewood Manor and stop wishing that the day was longer or give up sleep, or stop reading, patting little dogs or eating or shopping.
Heaven knows the house has not seen a duster for a while.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Start.

I have decided to make Spring Quakers my new start for 2012. This is a lovely design from Rosewood Manor. I am stitching this with the suggested Valdani threads. I have never used these threads before and I am finding them delightful to use. The linen I chose is a 28cnt. of an unknown brand that has as Antiqued/aged appearance.  I am sure this will become my new favorite cross stitch project this year.
In February my twice monthly embroidery group will begin again for the year and I will be participating in two classes during February and March. It looks like a busy year ahead, especially with the embroidery group's exhibition in September.

I thought I would post some pics of past favorites.

The Quilting. a design by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. I embroidered this in 1995.

The Auction. Also by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum, 1995.

Lastly a little sampler from Mill Hill.
I hope you have enjoyed some of my past treasures.