Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Back in the Swing

This past month has been crazy. Working every day, running around buying Christmas presents, trying to get various home projects finished up... phew! Last night I finally found time to work on some things I've been holding on to since Thanksgiving. Getting back to my jewelry roots, I put together these 2 sweet little necklaces at the kitchen table. What do you think?

Sweet + Shiny
Vintage-y Goodness

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mmmm, map-flavored...

Yippie skippy! A map-flavored comic from Drew at Superpoop. I always hated these proportional symbol maps. Apparently I'm not alone. Map geeks of the world unite!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's getting all Christmassy

Martha has some rocking gift tags to stick on presents this year - I'm partial to the x-stitch one.

Download them here.

HELP... from Italy

I just want to thank my old friend Shira for helping set up my new domain! What should have been an easy-as-pie transition turned into a weeklong project - all the work on her side. Thank goodness for techie friends! Come si dice "thanks a million" in italiano?

Grazie, amica.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Curvalicious - the encore

As promised, follow the link below to download K+IC's free "I Love My Curves" counted cross stitch chart!

ILoveMyCurves.PDF (then click "download file")

Pretty please drop me a line and let me know what you think. I love feedback - and knowing that people out there in cyberspace have somehow stumbled upon my little world. Send me your finished pictures or link to your Flickr and I'll post 'em!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Last night I made all the final tweeks on my Curves chart that I finished stitching a few nights ago. It's looking really good - a pretty quick and easy project. The ladies at Mall Day should love it. I'll get it posted as a download soon so you can stitch along!

Friday, December 5, 2008


You have to check out this new Embloggery blog. I must admit it is the most ambitious undertaking I've seen in a long. Being a fellow needleworker I realize how much time and effort goes into these pieces. To do one every day is just, well... crazy. I salute you, Nicole!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blogging is hard when your hands are tied up with floss

Howdy all! As you can tell I started working on my Told in a Garden chart. One amish man down (he says "what up") - 3 amish ladies, 1 amish baby, 1 amish tree, an amish house, and six quilts left to go! Moving right along. HA!

I also started working on a new K+IC chart on Monday. I recently joined Curves (which is awesome by the way) and when I went in on Monday there was a flyer up announcing that Mall Day is on Dec 15. So ladies that work out at Curves, that also have home businesses, get a day to peddle their wares. Most of it is just Avon and insurance but I figured that it would be a great opportunity to get something of mine out there into the world. So I came right home and started working on a Curves-themed chart. The basics are finished, I'm picking up my floss today after my workout, and I'm going to start stitching the model as soon as I can. So on Mall Day I'll bring the finished, framed x-stitch, a bunch of charts, and some business cards (which I still have to make) and see how they go over. I'm just going to give them away - publicity for my Etsy shop. When I finish all the final tweeks I'll post the chart here and you can stitch it too. Rock!

And you'll be happy to know that amongst all this craziness I finished something!! My first over-one attempt - and my first K+IC chart - The Frenchman is done!

But, of course, if you know me you know I can't sit still and empty handed for longer than a few hours. After all, I can't frame and hang Louis Dog until his counterpart[ner in crime], Boh Kitty, is finished. May I present... the Lioness.