I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!


O Infinite Father, I'm grateful to Thee
      For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea;
      For beauties of nature, where e'er they may be...
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true;
      For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew;
      The fleecy white clouds and the Heavens, so blue;
      For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!
~Gertrude T. Buckingham, "My Song of Thanksgiving"

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

There's is comfort in hand stitching


the hours away, slowly in the late afternoon.
Do you agree?

Even when you are tired........or things may be heavy 
on your mind ........or heart.......
the stitches of colorful floss and the time
you have to say a prayer or sort out
the day's stress, while you stitch,  
come through in such a beautiful way. 

Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there:
Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came,
And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping flame...
Francis Thompson

Wishing you comfort and peacefulness 
as you stitch the day away. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

With the end of the year and the holiday season upon us

I have spent these days going through my fabrics
and cutting out new dinner napkins.
The present dinner napkins are looking very tired and worn.

With the help of my vintage sewing machine, 
and my supervisor, Taboo, watching over me,
I am able to quickly get the linens sewn and 
finished in a day. 
Hand stitching these would have taken forever.

However, I do like to hand stitch a decorative blanket stitch on my napkins.
They look prettier and the stitching keeps the edges lasting longer.

I managed to get a good amount of table napkins to last
for the year.

They are perfect for mix and match 

either on new dishes
or with a table set with vintage dishes.

Vintage plates seem to go with any fabric chosen
for a napkin.

I also crocheted new dishcloths........these
get very tired after a while of dish scrubbing.

It is also a great way to use up all of my scrap yarn.

Wanting to try something new, 
I crocheted, soft, cotton wash cloths

These will be perfect with a pretty bar of soap 
tucked into a basket for a gift for a friend.

 I think I am at the phase in life where
gift giving is not important.
I would rather have a chat/visit, 
an email to catch up, over a gift any day.
Sharing and catching up with friends  over a table set with pretty dishes and linens
and the warmth of friendship
just says 
"Come, Sit, Stay"