Saturday, 5 September 2009

I may be a beginner but I am trying!!!!!!

I am trying to teach myself cross stitch...
download this 
wonderful pattern 
from her blog,
I decided to do it in shades of grey and black....
This is my first attempt on linen, don't look too close!!
I just want to finish it!!!
I will share some of my other needle works tomorrow!!!
There is something so satisfying about sitting and stitching!!!!
I usually do needle punch, Brenda has a wonderful store to purchase all the supplies and beautiful books and patterns. She really is a talented stitcher and a sweet and kind friend.
Stop by her blog and her store, you will not be disappointed!!!!
enjoy your evening!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Giveaways from PFATT

Head on over to the
PFATT marketplace's blog
to see the great giveaways they are having, be sure to enter!!!!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Needlewoman by Margaret B.


I am but a simple needlewoman,

I stitch with my hands, but I work with my heart.......

There is love and sorrow with each piece that I make,

Love that it will bring joy.

Sorrow that one day it will be all that is left of me.

So I stitch on and pray as I go.

One day down the road,

some one will touch each piece with love and warmth,

and know that I cared.

I sew on buttons and charms that will delight.

I add poems that will bring smiles.

Tucked inside will always be a little ribbon of pink,

 for my sister Karen, and a tiny pebble, in memory of my Mom...

Each little stitch brings a song to my heart.

The feel of the fabric under my hands feels

worn and smooth, comfortable to touch.

When I am tired and weary or maybe a bit down, 

I know I can sit stitching and find the peace

in my heart.

To make sense of what’s wrong or right.

It gives me time to reflect and a moment

to cherish the life that I have....

Margaret Bouwmeester

2009 c.