Friday, March 16, 2012

I Really Must Do Better keeping up with my blog.  I have so many new followers, and I realize I must be more conscientious at posting.  I guess I have been distracted by my decorating projects (almost done with the dining room redo) and with this lovely weather, I have been getting a head start at all the garden clean-up, and even expanding into a new section.    Hopefully I will have the dining room curtains done soon, then I will post pictures of the re-do.

For now, here are some pictures of the Alphabet Samplings book (pattern by With My Needle).  I so enjoyed stitching and putting this together.  Instead of silk for the cover, I chose cotton repro fabrics, and a little wood turned thingy that was laying around for the closure.

Another fun project, also by With My Needle, was the Hornbook Multiplication Sampler.

My most recent finish is by Stacy Nash, the Let Virtue Be a Guide To Thee Sewing Purse.  I am pleased with how it turned out, although it took forever to put together.   Now, what to do with it???

It it does not rain tomorrow, I will try and get some pictures of the garden all cleaned up and ready to grow!

Happy weekend!


  1. All three pieces are just wonderful!! I'm pretty sure I have all three pieces to stitch someday too. lol! Looking forward to seeing your redecorating!

  2. Beautiful Melinda, just beautiful. I am trying so hard not to be envious of your beautiful work!

  3. Love your multiplication tablet Also looking forward to seeing your garden and dining room redo. Brenda

  4. Such beautiful projects. Your alphabet book is just amazing. That must have taken you forever to do. All are wonderful!

  5. Melinda ~
    WONDERFUL!!! I've never seen an alphabet book before. Thank you for sharing.
    Pug hugs :)
    P.S. Looking forward to seeing garden pics. The weather in northern Ohio was been gorgeous. I've almost gotten my spring clean-up done.

  6. Oh my gosh, what wonderful projects! Your alphabet book is fabulous and I love the way you created the closure! The multiplication table hornbook is also a terrific finish. Everything is lovely!