Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I have been away for quite awhile. Healing from surgeries and getting back to work in my bread and butter job full time has taken the bulk of my energy. I am hoping to get back to sharing here right after the first of the year.

Currently, I am working on making sure all my patterns/designs are ready for instant download and then setting up my own domain and website which will allow you to purchase through either PayPal or Google checkout and then download your selected pattern right away. It is definitely a work in progress but I am hoping to have the website complete and online by the first of June, 2011. What are your plans for 2011?

Notice I did not say "resolutions." These are usually gone by the 10th of January at the latest. I believe we have the best of intentions when we make resolutions but without an action plan, they do go nowhere.

May you and yours have a blessed holiday season no matter which holiday you celebrate, if any at all.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Do You Enjoy Reading and Finding New Written Treasure?

My dear friend, Mik Scully,  just started writing a new blog for those who are avid readers of all types of literature. Check out Book Readers Chronicle. Mik is a voracious reader and a wonderful writer as well. Please visit her site. I know you'll find a review, information about authors and books as well as tidbits of other information and happenings in her world. Don't forget to subscribe to her blog so you don't miss an article :)

Hope life in your world is going well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Liam Sitting Up On His Own

Only a grandma can think this newsworthy -- and I do!! At 5 months old, my adorable grandbaby is sitting up on his own. Here is a photo of the first time complements of his terrific mommy!


They grow too fast!! 
Have a terrific Tuesday!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Something New to Share

I've been quiet lately. The beginning of February I started back to work at my day job and I have been overwhelmingly tired at the end of each day. Even so, I've been spending some time designing new pillow cover cross stitch patterns and want to share the latest -- a series of damask patterns in some of the newer colors forecasted to be hot for this coming year. Each is currently available at my eCrater shop. I'll be uploading them to Etsy soon but there seems to be some problems this morning and it's time to climb into the shower to get ready for my work day.




Have a wonderful week. Remember, I can create a custom pattern for you usually at no extra charge than my ready made ones. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Paisleys, Paisleys, Paisleys

Yay!! I return to work in February and am looking forward to it. I've never been off work so long before, except when I was being a mom.

Meanwhile, I have found great inspiration in paisleys produced in the 1960s and earlier. I've been spending some time converting these great fabrics to 14" and 16" pillow cover patterns and have listed them on both my Etsy and eCrater shops.

I'm also doing some more web design but healing slows down progress . I have received some wonderful feedback on the pillow designs. Some who have purchased them are going to add beading and make evening bags. 

 Even though I call these pillow cover tops, they can really be used for any inspiration you may have. I'd love to hear what you plan to do with yours and hope you will share some photos with me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Patterns To Share

Happy New Year!!

I have some new cross stitch designs that I'm rolling out in both my Etsy and eCrater shops over the next week or so and want to share pictures. This series of pillow cover patterns is all paisley in its wonderful variations. Some of the customers who purchased previous patterns have these terrific comments about them:

Gorgeous pattern, can't wait to make a bag with this one! Many thanks.
Fantabulous pattern and a really lovely helpful seller. I'll be back!
Absolutely amazing! I just love them! Fantastic seller, amazing communication, thanks so much!
Remember, I also do custom work and can convert not only your favorite fabric but photos to a cross stitch pattern to be worked in your choice of fabric and to create a one of a kind piece. Add beading or other embellishments and create a bag, scarf or something special for your home or as a gift for a friend.


May 2010 be your best year!!!