Category Archives: cross stitch

Farewell, Marilyn

The stitching world had a great loss earlier this week. On Tuesday, August 14, cross stitch designer Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum passed away. Marilyn was the hand behind the design company Told in A Garden, with designs under that name, as well as Lavender & Lace and Butternut Road. She was by far the most successful cross…

A Sampler from the WIP Pile

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So you may be wondering just why I’ve suddenly actually started posting again. You’ll find the answer if you look at my posts in November 2007 and November 2009. Yes, I did it again. I signed up for National Blog Posting Month, a.k.a. NaBloPoMo, in which bloggers are challenged to write every day for the…

Friday Finish: How Great the Blessing

I can hear some of you thinking, “Didn’t she post about finishing that sampler a couple of months ago?” Well, yes. I did. But it wasn’t framed then. Here you go. Again, this is: Design: How Great the Blessing (with a few minor changes) Designer: Catherine Theron Ground fabric: 36ct linen Threads: silks, primarily from…

A right-handed stitcher, stitching left-handed

Thanks for all of the well-wishes on my carpal tunnel surgery. I’m now back to typing with both hands, but I can’t lift anything heavy (as in >1 pound) or do much grasping or pulling with my right (dominant) hand. As a result, I’m obviously slightly challenged in the stitching department! This situation rules out:…

Happy Dance: How Great the Blessing

Ok, now it’s done. Here is my version of Catherine Theron’s How Great the Blessing. This is stitched on the 36ct linen supplied by Catherine as part of the kit, using Vikki Clayton’s Hand-Dyed Fibers regular silk floss and a tiny bit of Rainbow Gallery’s Splendor. I made minimal changes to the design, primarily in…

Is it done yet?

Here’s where I stand on Catherine Theron’s How Great the Blessing sampler. In the past week I’ve added the verse, and the numbers and personalization (with updated dates!) under the alphabet, along with four birds and another squirrel. Is it done? Early on in stitching this project, I deliberately didn’t fill in the flowers in…