Victorian Sampler Love

Ooooooooo I’m in stitchy love…or maybe stitchy lust…I dunno, it’s hard to tell the difference.  Maybe it’s both!  Either way, my little fingers are itchin’ and a-twitchin’ to get ahold of some of these.


Isn’t that just yummy?  It is a Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Gift Bag, full of scrumptious threads, luscious trims, piquant charms, and delectable buttons.  I am positively salivating!  She is having several give-aways on her blog, and I encourage you to hop on over and check them out, and enter yourself.

These are all photos from her blog (she graciously gave me permission to post them here, because posting these without her permission would stealing her beautiful work).  And if you are like me, and just can’t wait to get your hands on one of these wonderful bags full of wonderful goodies, you can buy one on her ebay shop.  Resistance is futile!  I have been assimilated! :o)

If you surf over there from my blog and enter her give-aways, would you please say so? I will get extra entries if you do, and you would give me a greater chance of easing this itching and twitching I have going on.

September Update

We are finally enjoying a little fall-ish weather here in Mississippi.  Our temps have gone down in the 60’s at night, and all week we are supposed to be in the 80’s.  Much better than upper 90’s! 

Megan sent me a photo of her in the pirate costume.  She is wearing the bustle and chemise I made, and a corset she bought.  I think it turned out great!  And she looks really pretty. :o)  She said she had lots of fun at Dragon Con, but I didn’t ask for any details.  Sometimes its better for a mother’s peace of mind to not know too much.

I have been working almost exclusively on my Halloween House this past month.  Its coming along!  I am bound and determined to finish it by the end of September.  Can I do it?  Stay tuned and see! LOL

 I am working on my crochet skills.  Our local knit shop has a crochet block-of-the-month class, and I joined it yesterday.  We will be making a sampler afghan, and it was a lot of fun.  I chose different colors than what the pattern had (of course).  Here are my colors.  When I have some completed squares, I will share. :o)  (And by the way, this is a split complimentary color scheme, and I’m delighted to show off my technical color skills I am working on. LOL)

And I decided to purchase the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler Very Scary.  I went through my favorite online shop who has really become my not-so-local local needlework shop, Beach Cottage Stitchers.  Cynthia Harris runs it, and she is very helpful and very quick with your order.  Even if she doesn’t have something you are looking for, she goes above and beyond to help you get it.  So if you don’t have a LNS like me, check her out! :o)  She helped me pick out the fabric for my Very Scary mystery.  It is gorgeous!  I’m looking forward to starting on it, but not until I finish my Halloween House.

Well, I went from January to an update in August, and then another update just a month later.  Think I can do an update midmonth?  I’ll try!  :o)