Sunday, June 12, 2011


I would like to thank Alice from Paris, Madrid for sending me a picture of her finished sampler of "SHEPHARD AND SHEPHARDESS" she sent it to me a while back and I would like to opologize for posting it until now since I had a lot of things going on in my life at that time.  Alice used DMC and Anchor threads to stitch her piece, she also did some color changes to her liking, which I love, since she likes stiff thicker materials to stitch on, she used 14 count Aida cloth. Since she was stitching during Xmas she added a wreath on the top window of the house and changed the verse to one that refers to Easter. Again Alice I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing a picture of your finished piece with me and look forward to another finished.

I have not been able to post as I would like, since summer is a very busy time of year for me, children, grandchildren who love to spend time at our house really keep me on my toes, but I love and enjoyed their time when they come over and we ride bikes and go swimming. I also like to spend time working in my garden and I been taking time also to stitch a bunch of my wips that I have been trying to finish since I had them in a basket for so many years.

I have had many request that I show some of my designs held by someone (I will ask my daughter) and post the pictures on my blog since they would like to see the size of them. I will try to do that this coming week, since today is my husbands birthday and my daughter had made plans to celebrate her fathers birthday spending time at the pool and with a cookout.

Enjoy your summer and many blessings, Vilma

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I started this wip from Sheepish Designs so many years ago, and since I made a decision to finish them one by one after so many years of having them put aside. I decided to put a simple border on it since I felt something was missing on it after I finished it and felt it looked good. I also put the initials under the ballon of Alex and Grant since there are two boys in the air ballon and under the crowns I put the initials of my daughter and my son-in-law. So I decided that they would love this sampler for their anniversary, so I am off the hook now since I will not have to go out and look for a present. I will take a picture and share it with you all when I get it back from the framer. I will be crossing my fingers that they like it since I personalized it just for them.

Here is Grant who is two years old, having his first ride on a pony, he really loved it so much that his mom and dad had a hard time getting him off of him, he wanted to take the pony home, he had a great time. So I guess this will be a weekly adventure for him this summer.

I also ordered these six graphs that I had my eyes on for quite a while, but I really want to finish all my wips first before I start on these, I still had some money left over and ordered some graphs and scissors from  Pineberry Lane that I wanted. I will take pictures of them and show them on my next post. So there went my gifts certificates, but at least I spent it on something that I wanted.

Since I had received some gift certificates for my birthday and I never got to spend them since I really didn't see anything I wanted. But nosey  me had to go and check out Anita's Little Stitches and saw all these new scissors and I went bananas with not just one or two of them, but nine of them, I know I should not have done that but the temptation was there, so I just ordered them and received them 2 days later, wow that was a quick delivery. I also had ordered the cross scissors since I love crosses and Anita was so sweet and sent it to me as a gift. Love, love the cross scissor it is so well crafted and beautifully made. Thank you Anita for your wonderful gift, I will treasure it always.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter and hope all the mothers and grandmothers have a wonderful time with their children and grandchildren on their Easter egg hunt. God bless you all, Vilma 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday, News and Wip

I was finally able to finish the wip of The Little Fat Birds from Sheepish Designs that I started years and years ago. When I started stitching this design I used silk threads on 32 count Linsey-Woolsey that the Scarlet Letter use to carry years ago. I will take a picture when I get it framed and share it on my blog so you all can see what it looks like framed. I am working on another wip that I will share real soon.

 Nice trip to Dollywood for the grandchildren, the had a wonderful time and it was so wonderful to see Dolly Parton in her antique car waving to everybody, she looked wonderful and Grand enjoyed the rides.


Wow did we get a big hail storm the other week, with strong winds and lots of rain, lots of roofs in the Greenville are got damaged, ours included so thank goodness for house insurance because we are having a new roof installed in our house, but it was nice to see it from inside the house.

Last but not least, I want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful and wonderful daughter Jeannette, her birthday is tomorro April 4th. happy birthday daughter, you are the best, love mom.

Blessings to all of you, Vilma

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This is "REMEMBER US" which was stitched on my 38 count hand-dyed linen using 15 colors of WDW hand dyed threads. The designs is 136wX222h. Model was stitched by Tracy Yandle from North Carolina, thank you so much Tracy for the wonderful job you did in stitching this model.

Here is my model daughter holding the new design of "REMEMBER US" as always Ingrid helps me choose the best frames for my new releases.
This is the other new design "BEHOLD MY WORK" it is a band sampler that was stitched on 34 count hand-dyed linen with 3 colors of Florimell Silk Floss by Gloriana. The design took 40 yards of each color to stitch.
Colors that were used were Inca Gold, Schoolhouse Red and Antique Black. I would like to thank Anne from Gloriana for the courtesy of her beautiful hand-dyed silks for this design. Last but not least I would also want to say thank you so much to Mindy Gooding from Texas for her patience in stitching the model while she was recuperating from a knee surgery, as always I love how beautiful she always stitches my models. The design
is 252wX367h. It took me a while and alot of thinking before making the decision to release it.
Here is a picture of my daughter holding the framed new design of "BEHOLD MY WORK" so you can all see how big it turned out.
My wonderful husband had my finished sampler of Ann Kirby framed, since I had picked out that frame one day and I guess he remembered and surprised me with my sampler all framed up and ready to hang on the wall, so what better present for a stitcher to receive. That is my son-in-law Stephen holding the framed sampler while I took a picture so you can all see the the size of sampler. So even though I was sick, it really made my day special receiving these wonderful gifts on my birthday.

I was showing my daughter this beautiful scissor fob on Tracys blog that I loved because it was made with turquoises (my favorite stone) and I loved that it had coral, turquoise and silver rondels, and loved the tail detail that she did on the horse, so my daughter bought it so my grandchildren could give it to me on my birthday, love it, love it and it is a very long and heavy scissor fob, there is no way that I would ever misplace my scissors on this scissor fob.

My wonderful friend Tracy Yandle from "Tracys Treasures" made and sent me for my birthday a beautiful scissor fob made of beautiful peach and gold color aventurines with a beautiful butterfly in between the stones and a BIG "B" at the end. I received it the day of my birthday, thank you so much Tracy for your beautiful gift, I will treasure it always and think of you when I am stitching. Tracy is creating some unique and one of a kind chatelaines and scissor fobs for sale, please visit her blog.

My daughter brought me a beautiful vase with two dozen of roses for my birthday with a beautiful hand painted card, also DH gave me a beautiful card and since I had been sick in bed with a bad bronquitis we were not able to go out for dinner, but I really enjoyed their surprised visit with the grandchildren who brought me a delicious chocolate fudge cake with chocolate butter cream frosting.

My many thanks to Faye, Tracy, Susan, Natalia, Alice, April Mechelle, blueladie, tender rose for your wonderful and kind comments, and also Alma Allen :) yes Alma I am really enjoying my ipad, downloading books, music and games like crazy. Hope you are enjoying yours also.

Many blessings to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful Valentine day, Vilma