Blue Flowers table runner

Blue Flowers

blue flowers

This is a Permin of Copenhagen embroidery kit, design no. 63-9628. Finished size is 11 by 24.5 inches. Threads that came within the kit were for an all white worked piece. I switched out to using DMC size…

Calla Lillies and Cattails

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies

This Permin of Copenhagen embroidery design (no. 63-5607) is worked on a finished piece of fabric (flower spray design is print on the fabric and the woven border is already done). Purchased from as a kit, this…

Four Some BE

Framed BE Four Some

Framed BE Four Some

For the last fourteen years (since we moved here) I have had two large square bare spots on the wall … located right behind my build-in sewing desk and beneath a (screwed onto the wall) wall-unit…

California Rose

California Rose

California Rose

The designer is Maria Freitas. Purchased as a kit from came with instructions, pre-printed cream color 8 x 10 inch fabric (worked design is 1.5 x 4 inches), three BE needles, and Ed-Mar rayon threads as needed…



Thistles are a favorite flower of mine to stitch and Victoria Sampler is a favorite designer. Add to that a design for a hexagon shaped box lid, a cardboard hexagon shaped box (found on, and I was ready to …

Jasmine Branches

Jasmine Flowers

Yesterday I walked through our frozen back yard to check out the forsythia bushes hoping to find a branch of fat buds that I could bring indoors and force to bloom … nothing. Though, surprisingly I found healthy green leaves …

Iris, rock roses and forget-me-nots

Yellow Iris

I did not like the floppy irises shown within the instruction book for this section and decided to change them to look more like the irises shown in Ann Cox’s A-Z of Silk ribbon flowers book.

The Iris stems (twisted …

Valentine Heart for my husband

Valentine Card

I used the lattice heart design from the Victoria Sampler Heirloom Wedding design as the back drop for a flowery silk ribbon Valentine’s Day card for my husband.

Dark purple is my favorite color and I thought my husband would …

Lily of Valley, Grey Hardanger Mat

Lily of the Valley sm

Lily of the Valley

Fabric is water grey 22 count even weave. Finished worked area is 11 inch square. The Hardanger stitching is worked in size 5 and 8 white perle cotton and three shades of grey in size 5 …