Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is as far as I got yesterday with Beatrix. Poor girl, with all my new goodies arriving she was put right back in my WIP basket the second I got home last night. :-) I'll try to get a bit more in once I finish my Houses block for the month otherwise I'll never get her done this year.

My box from Drema was a partial order. I still have the finishing kit for the Petit Sampling Etui to arrive plus the new BBD booklet - My Heart is True, from Primitive Needle - Earth Sampler and from With My Needle, A Fair Maiden's Etui (yes, I bought both new etuis :-) I could not help myself!).

So I have added to my stash: The new Cat's Whisker's chair. I love the colors and believe it or not, this one looks easier to finish that the two previous chairs.
A Petit Sampling Etui with all the goodies! I'm going with silk from Vikki Clayton. Look at those colors - this photo doesn't even start to show just how rich and silky they are in real life.

I do want to change one of the sayings on one of the sides. The four sides read:

1) With Affection think of me
2) Virtue's the chiefeft beauty of the mind The nobleft ornament of human kind
3) Of female arts in usefulness the needle far exceeds the rest
4) On the sabbath he rested

I want to change #4. I don't like religious sayings of any kind on my samplers (no comment on religion, just personal preference). So I'm looking for a stitching sort of saying. And I have plenty of room for over one because the current saying is stitched over two. It has a man and a woman standing on either side of a house.

There is a Wiki on the Vikki Clayton board that as a ton but I'm also looking for suggestions. :-)

I'm also looking to purchase a couple more new releases especially a couple from Carriage House Samplings and I love those stockings from Blackbird Designs. But I need to hold off until I get some more of my stash done.


Doris said...

oh,i am drooling for the cat´s whiskers chair,,,(sigh),i hope,spome day my store bring this beauty!.

Michelle said...

Great stash!!! The more I see that Etui, the more I think I want it.

Theresa said...

Oooh~~ Wonderful new projects...... I'm definately going to stay tuned for them.....

Lori said...

Margie - Here are some sayings you might consider:

the primitive needle - 1800 love letter:
many are the stars i see, but in my eye no star like thee

carriage house samplings - truth and virtue stocking:
let truth and virtue be your guide and wisdom over your way preside

carriage house samplings - hearts and flowers:
when in love I do commence may it be with a man of sense

carriage house samplings - purity of heart:
from purity of heart may pleasures spring

midsummer night design - forget me not:
forget me not, forget me never, let my worke give joy forever

home and heart shall never part

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you

Or...if all else fails, go with what Dorothy once said - there is no place like home!!!!