Saturday, June 18, 2011

Calling all Stitching Goddesses ...

My husband owns a software company that's expanding this year into the cross stitch market, and he's asked me to post this on my blog in case any of you who love cross stitch would like an opportunity to work in the industry.

Over Two sponsors numerous needle and fiber arts contests throughout the year to promote and support our close-knit community, which includes designers, shops, stitchers, and even our families who put up with our obsession. The current xStitch Open Call contest will award an estimated $20,000 in prizes and raise money for our four-year, $10,000 scholarship available exclusively to the family and friends of needle artists and knitters.

We're currently searching for a Marketing Goddess who loves cross stitch to join our team. You'll be handling all our marketing to shops, suppliers, stitchers, and others using email, Facebook, Twitter, and traditional media. This is a telecommuting position, so your location can be anywhere. For more information, please contact us at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Mystery SAL

Please join me for a summer of suspense as I host a new SAL for With Thy Needle and Thread's new mystery sampler entitled "Birds Of A Feather". The first installment of the sampler by Brenda Gervais was released last week. Part II will be released on June 10th and the final section will be out on July 10th. This should be a lot of fun for everyone. If you are interested please email me at for an invitation to join this blog.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Does anyone out there have this that I might borrow? It is "Garden Verses" by Prairie Schooler.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Giveaway Winners

I just can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive all of your entries into my lil' ole contest. I am absolutely speechless. Well with so many entries, I had to enlist my entire family to help sort through all of your lovely comments! I assigned numbers to each comment and my children picked the winners. So without further ado, here are the names chosen for my Blogoversary Giveaway:

Prize #1 goes to Stitchy Mc Floss

Prize #2 goes to Edgar over at Blacksheep's Bit Of The Web

Prize #3 goes to Jill over at Purple Peacock

Prize #4 goes to Meari over at Meari's Musings

Prize #5 goes to Faye over at Carolina Stitcher

Congratulations to all of the winners! I wish that I could do something for each of you, but there will be more to come. Keep an eye out for an early summer giveaway!

Winners please email me at with your snail mail addresses. If I don't hear from the winners by next Tuesday, I will pick another name for that giveaway. Thanks!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Market Bag

A very dear friend of mine shared a lovely pattern for a market bag from Lily with me the other day. Well if you know me, you must know that I cannot do anything with yarn. Okay, I can make a dishcloth but that's about it. My daughter Bonnie, on the other hand, is a whiz with needles, a hook and some yarn. She has been knitting and crocheting for about six years. She is amazing and you have to trust me on this. Anyway, I was in a super hurry to have one of these knifty bags and yesterday, off we went armed with a 40% off coupon to Michaels. We ended up with six balls of yarn and a new crochet hook for Miss B. I went to bed early last night and when I awakened I found that the bag was finished except for the handle. Half an hour later she was finished and now I can show you my brand spankin' new market bag.

I sure am proud of my girl! In the next few weeks, Bonnie will be competing again for a certificate on the national level of The Piano Guild. She has been practicing feverishly for the past few months, and will play nine pieces in front of a Judge next month. Milsey and I are so proud of her and her accomplishments. I feel like I could burst with pride. I will be sure to post how she fares in the competition, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blogoversary Giveaways

The first giveaway is for you aida cloth users out there.Assorted pieces of aida in various sizes and some Charles Craft huck towels. This is giveaway #1.

The second is for you linen lovers out there. Lots of linen in various cuts. This is giveaway #2.

The third giveaway is a limited edition box and Santa kit from Mosey n Me along with three limited edition packs of thread from The Gentle Art (full 5 yard skeins at least 15 maybe more) this is giveaway #3.

The fourth giveaway is a selection of pillow kits from Pine Mountain, most with the pillow forms. This is giveaway #4.

The final giveaway is a selection of charts from my stash. Some are even kitted by me with the floss and fabric and embellishments. All in new, unused condition. This is giveaway #5.

Here's how this is going to work. Everyone who posts a comment will receive an entry into the contest, but you must state the giveaways in which you are interested. You can enter multiple giveaways, just state those numbers in your comment. I will draw the winners next Tuesday April 19th. Those of you who post a link on your blog back to this post will receive a second chance for each giveaway in which you are interested. Sound confusing? I sure am confused. Good luck everyone!
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Third Blogoversay Giveaways

My third Blogoversary was Saturday and to celebrate I am going to have a huge stash reduction giveaway. I am still sorting through my stash for items to give away, but will have photos up sometime today or tomorrow. Somehow I have a lot of my mother's old stash too so there will be a giveaway just for those of you who stitch on Aida cloth. I am going to divide the prizes into categories, so there will be something for everyone.

Please come back later today or tomorrow. I promise that you won't be disappointed!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

On The Floor

Hello everyone, hope you are having a wonderful Sunday afternoon. My housekeeper Angela has been on vacation for the past week or so and I have been trying to keep up with things around here. I was mopping the kitchen floor on Tuesday and I slipped and heard a loud snap. The doctor informs me that nothing is broken but that there may be some soft tissue damage. I will hopefully be going for an MRI tomorrow to see what's going on inside my ankle. For the time being, I am in a cast and I have to use a walker to get around. I am lacking in upper body strength so I can't use crutches.

Good news though, I have been stitching. I am working on some tiny projects at the moment.

This is "Peep" a limited edition kit from Lizzie Kate. You can't tell from the picture, but it is stitched on fabric that is the palest shade of aqua.

This last one is from "Quaker Christmas Smalls" from Milady's Needle and is worked on 40 count cream linen using my friend Molly's thread conversions. The original recommended threads are CC Belle Soie Silks and she changed them to CC over dyed cottons.

Well, after my fall, I have loads of time to stitch and also be terribly bored. I'm the type of person who must generally be up and about at all times. In other words, a true busy body. My family is already sick of me and it hasn't even been a week! Any tips on learning to be a better invalid would be greatly appreciated.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Please Help

Does anyone out there happen to have the Birds Of A Feather chart "Valentine Holiday" . I have fallen in love with it and would love to borrow it if someone out there would allow me. I am a very fast stitcher and would have it back I no time!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's Going On

I know that I have been missing in action for a long time now, silently lurking on all of your blogs. Truth be told, I lost the cord to my camera about six months ago and cannot, for the life of me, figure out what I did with it. Needless to say, I haven't wanted to post unless I can post with pictures. On Saturday, I literally tore the house apart looking for this cord and although I never found THE cord, I found a cord that would fit into my charger and VOILA we now have photos. I stitched four Shepherd's Bush stockings in record time for my family for Christmas and here are the pictures to prove my work.


I am currently working on a gift for a "family" member who does not read my blog, so pictures should follow in a few days.

For Christmas Santa aka Milsey bought us a brand new 2011 Ford Edge. He gave it to us two weeks before the big day and took us to Birmingham, Alabama to see the Von Trapp Children sing at the historic Alabama Theater. We have seen the children perform twice before when we lived in Pennsylvania. They don't perform much anymore because they are all in college except for the youngest, Justin, who is still in high school. Anyway, they performed with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for a special holiday concert and Milsey bought tickets for us in the second row center as an early Christmas gift. I simply adore that man!

Well my friends, I am going to try and do my best to update this blog. I have been in a bit of a stitching slump lately, but will try to keep up with things around here! Happy Stitching!