Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Valentine Chart

A new chart just for Valentines.  I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free Valentines Chart



For Valentines I have a free chart for cross stitch or needlepoint! You may download it by first clicking on the image, then right clicking on the larger image and saving it to your computer. I would love to see any completed pieces of this pattern and how others interpret it and finish it.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Old Friends and New Friends



Old friends. When I was a kid I loved Ragedy Ann and Andy. They were my best friends and I was never with one or the other. Consequently I've been through many Regedy Anns over the years. This photo shows a pair that my daughter gave me a few years ago. Until that time I had been without both for many, many years. Bear is another old friend, shown here. He has always been with me and somehow survived more years than I think you would want to know! He's missing one eye and has many scares and wounds from past adventures.



All Ragedy Ann and Andys should have "I Love You" engraved on their chests. Otherwise you can't be sure they're the real deal. (Is this sort of like a tattoo? I never thought of it that way before.)



New friends. Here is my lastest Ragedy Ann. She is handmade and came to live with me all the way from Maine as gift from my sister.


And here is Enid another new friend. I got her from Sweet Nellie. She makes all her dolls by hand using a nice combination of crochet and sewing techniques. They all have a very whimsical character about them and are truely unique.