Quiet and Relaxation

I'm glad you could visit. My stitching brings me joy and is a source of relaxation. Visit often and feel free to leave comments.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Here is my progress as of this morning on Rosewood Manor's Past and Present.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

cute Woodland Babies

These are from Victoria Sampler's Woodland Babies and one(that I've already stitched) in the JCS ornament issue goes along with them. I have had tins forever and can't wait to finish them up with these cuties. I just need to find some buttons since I didn't get the accessory kit and add them.

Friday, March 23, 2012

WIP & Needlerolls

Here are my needlerolls I stuffed & tied after letting them sit for way too long.

And this is Rosewood Manor's Past & Present progress.

Friday, March 16, 2012


This is my progress as of a few minutes ago on Rosewood Manor's Past and Present....going back to it in a few....pardon the wrinkles and dark photo....I need to play with my camera more to get good photos....I miss my 35mm ;)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Great Scissor Scamper

Tricia had a fun idea to show off all her scissors and challenged us to do so....and someone will win something, but I think just showing them off is fun. So visit Tricia's blog and join in the fun.
These are All of my scissors (I think I rounded them all up out of project bags).

These are how most of my scissors are everyday except for my Dovos at my stitching chair and a couple of pair in stitching project bags for on the go. I got the flower frog at one Antique store and the base at an antique store in Alabama. The top I had just happens to be like the one that should go on it.

Below are my Ginghers, Dovos & small Fiskars. I started with the Fiskars(1), but wanted something smaller so I received the silver Ginghers(5), bought the Lanell ginghers(3) to go with a scissor case pattern I stitched but have yet to put together. I received the Sarah Ginghers(4) for my birthday one year and finally last year I splurged for the Dovos(2) at Celebrations. The Dovos are my favorite of all my scissors and they don't leave my stitching chair area.

Below are my pretty scissors and some of my newest acquisitions. The last 3 pair are Kelmscott scissors- Woven, Tudor Rose & Devon.
The brown/gold fob is from my friend Minnie, the name fob CyndiB made for me, JannG gave me the Christmas fob, the bubbly one is a new acquisition from Embellishing Bits(Kelmscott)and I made the green marble fob.

Pictured below are my fun and least expensive scissors. Several of them are very sharp. The top left is a project I made at Silver Needle's Camp Wannasew and they gave us the scissors, needle threader & floss holders. The top right needlebook is from an exhange which included the fun scissors. The pink fob is from an exchange, the blue one I purchased from my LNS and the tea pot one was given at a gtg. The black handled scissors are Japanese and have a curved tip. I purchased them at a quilt show in Paducah.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I love to stitch up needlerolls as it gives me sampler satisfaction as well as getting a quick finish in....I have several I have to sew together yet then stuff them all and tie closed. This one I got a bit further before taking a picure. I love these colors. This is Sekas & Co. Fall leaves Needleroll.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Rosewood Manor Past & Present. I am stitching this per page except I am finishing a pattern that continues instead of stopping and starting with the page break. This is my progress as of this morning. Be sure and checkout Karen's website as there are several corrections....I knew one ahead of time and reprinted the page but a few more have been added since. I caught them and corrected them correctly and was going to email her but see she has then up at the site.