stitched pieces from years ago

now that fall and winter are here i am excited and ready to start up some new projects and hopefully finish some almost finished ones. We all know how many projects "in waiting" we have.
the weather here has turned to rain after many months of dryness and i love it. I know there are many of you who are not as fortunate with mother nature this time of year and my heart goes out to you. I have many friends who also are struggling with terrible "SANDY" and please now I am sending positive thoughts your way. Be Strong.

i want to share some pieces that i have stitched in the past years i hope you enjoy..

this was one of my first sampler piece reminds me all over again of why i fell in love with
School Girl Samplers

this is part of a sampler that i stitched in 1999.  my first try at needle wrapping, queen stitch and many others. i struggled but i love looking at it and know that i have come a long way.

                      i stitched this in 2002 just for fun and i love it who doesn't like a heart in hand.

here is a little red house that i stitched in 2002. it is stitched over one on silk  probably 40 count. One of my first over one on silk and i was hooked from the first stitch. i love the instant gratification. i find that i can create my own designs now and stitching on 40 count or more makes mistakes or poor planning show instantly. yes it is harder to take out those mistakes. i used cotton thread on this and now mostly stitch with silk and i love Vicki Clayton's silk threads.

                          i stitched this in 2004, charms are always a fun thing to add to any piece.
                                                                                                       Stay Warm


And The WINNER IS...

first thank you all who stopped by, became a follower and dropped a little note on my blog.
i love having giveaways and plan to do many more so please stay tuned...
the winner as i was saying before i interrupted myself

"Laurie in Iowa" of corgi cottage
i will send an email to you soon and get all your info so i can send you your box of goodies.

i love the unique ways of mother nature.
enjoy your Fall Flowers


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OK last chance to enter
leave a comment, join the blog and your name is entered in the drawing!
see all the goodies you can win below

two beautiful thread keeps, some antique buttons, 2 wooden spools of thread, In the Company of Friends book marker, a Perpetually Engaging Calendar from the collection of Micheal & Elizabeth Feller, A booklet from the Middle Tennessee Sampler Exhibit of 2011 at the James Polk Ancestral Home, and a beautiful white thread keep from Kelmscott Design.
now who wouldn't want to own all of this......
drawing will be on October 5th and winner announced on October 6th   tadaaaaaaaaaaaa