Thursday, November 22, 2007

Knitting, knitting, knitting

Knitting, knitting, knitting...what fun! Okay, Santa's workshop is in high gear...and laughing all the way! Ho HO Ho.

This is for a wonderful new little girl, a mere 6 weeks old at the moment. This will keep her warm and stylish! It was a quick knit and it feels soooo soft. Love the yarn. I added the little crochet flower on the hat and the icord to hold the mittens. I know my child had a habit of taking things like mittens and socks off. Can't risk loosing these!

Next up...more in-progress works...

This is a hat for my son. He has strick instructions, it must be soft, red, and washable. is his hat about half done. It is in a cotton / acrylic mix and he loves the color. I just hope it fits and is stretchy enough.

And finally, an update on the sock progress. I am almost done with the first and have started about 2" on the second sock. I love the feel and look. It shouldn't take me much to finish these, just been a little pre-occupied. :)

Before I forget, I just want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my friends, family, for the country we live in, the opportunities we have and most importantly our freedom. May God Bless Each and Every One of you!

Many Blessings,


Friday, November 16, 2007

Adding A Little Colour

Hello there...I have done a little adding a little colour to my bedroom. I bought about 3 yards of this lovely blue home decor fabric. I made 6" strips and folded them in half and sewed them onto the bottom of this ready made cream bedskirt at the hem sem so it looks tiered down. Then with the remaining fabric I made two pillow shams. I added a little velveteen pillow and hung up on the wall my grandmothers wedding ring quilt. It is only a twin size and in rather poor condition, but I still enjoy looking at it from a distance. If you look closely on the left you will see me in all my youth (yep, my baby picture). Have a wonderful weekend! ~Paula

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I have officially re-started my first pair of socks. As in this is my second attempt...but I am pumped. I don't think I will take these on the train just yet until I get a wee bit more comfortable with this...just need some weight on them so they don't get all twisted... But, this is cool. The instructions are from Interweave Press and very nicely illustrated. And of course I have my handy bee measuring tape.
These lovely ladies are my people. I am there servant. Their wish is my command for the most part. Notice they are on MY CLOTHES...I was trying to lay out and get read to go...they had other "stay for a while, huh???" Notice Elsie the one on the left has her ears back a bit, she was not interested in moving...she was comfortable. It is amazing how much personality these guys have. The one on the right is a cuddle bug (Knickers)...but Elsie - don't touch the fur, unless I want you to...only on her terms. Do you know people like that?

Have a wonderful Friday...hopefully more sock progress to show soon.
Many blessings,
Paula :)

Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday saying...

"Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds you down or polishes you up is for you and you alone to decide." anonymous

Sometimes life grinds a little harder on you than you would like...but in the end it was just a rough spot that needed a little dressing.

One thing that I really see now is more the little things...oh they mean so much to me.

I would have some pictures of my recent endeavor, but alas I shipped off with a bow and forgot to photograph. I made some lovely knitted wash cloths for two new bouncing baby girls!

Have a truly lovely weekend!
Paula :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pictures of Felting Project

Ta Da!!! Okay it took long enough...actually it has been finished for a while, just didn't get it here due too much stuff going on. :)

It is about 10" long and 4" wide. I made nice long straps.

After washing in hot water until desired results, I let dry. The purse dried with a towel in it to help shape.

Before it was completely dry I inserted large knitting needles where the straps would go and then let dry.

Then I inserted the long strap, tied in a french knot and voila! Finished! I just love how it turned out! Now I am making a little wallet with the left over yarn to put inside! If you are interested in the pattern, let me know. I haven't been sure if I would publish or not...

After the wallet I am on to knitting socks...yes. Crazy, but I can't wait! It will be a great project on the train.

Thanks Marian for the assistance!

Have a super day!

Paula :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Long time no blog...

To say a lot has been going on in my life would be an understatement. To say that I have had to focus my efforts elsewhere is fairly accurate.

I have not stopped creating and I will post a few of my newer projects very soon. I am very excited about my first felting project!!!

I think from all the rain we have been having in Texas that we all but sprouted web feet...

Have a blessed day!
Paula :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Well I woke up to this...lovely sign made by one of my dear friend, Karen, and her daughter Kelley! That was just the start of a great day! A message in chalk greeted me on the way to my car that was, well, decorated as well! I have to say that it definitely put miles of smiles on my face starting my new decade! Thanks Karen and Kelley! It was a great day! And the celebrating continued as I received a lovely bouquet of lavendar flowers from another well wishing friend! The mail box flooded with cards and now a gaggle of friends to have a wonderful meal! I guess 40 ain't so bad! :)

I have to pause and say a sincere "thank you" to my friends! ~Paula

Monday, March 26, 2007

Miss Crystal's special outfit and My Real Chair with my real cat

Here is the fun outfit. There are a lot of details, which I will show in some close up pictures. The top features lime green piping above the wavey striped ruffle. The neck and arm openings are encased with bright yellow biased tape, resembling more piping.

The pants feature multicolored rick rack! It is suttle on this outfit, but by itself it is amazingly bright!

Miss Crystal loves pink...I hope she has much fun her new summer outfit! In the mail tomorrow and on their way to giving a few smiles to the new owner!
My Knickers perched up top on "my chair". The inspiration for the cross stitch piece shown.
Hope you enjoyed some pictures...some new cross stitch release coming soon...Paula

Thursday, March 22, 2007

My Chair

This is the first of three cross stitch designs from "My Place" painting. Each has a cat and lots of little details like a needle in the arm chair and heart shaped rug. All will have the fun green border.
The cat featured in this one, is my own "Knickers". She is forever near me while I stitch. She carefully watches me.
I'm sure each of you have animals that do the same. Share your stories! I would love to hear them.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 12, 2007

My Etsy Shop!

I now have my paintings available through
Visit it at

Have a wonderful day! ~Paula

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Made the Cover

Just got the image of the newest cover for Needlework Retailer and it is featuring my latest design, "Kissed with Sunshine". It is soooo fun to see! This is the first time I have had a design on Needlework Retailer's cover!

Have a terrific day!
Paula :)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Kissed by Sunshine

This is another wonderful, colourful watercolour flower! It is stitched entirely with DMC floss on R & R fabric. It is a chart.
Something to brighten any space!
Queen Bee

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sewing some Colour in my space

I will get back to posting the new designs, but I had to digress and show you a bit of fun I have been having!
The rocking chair has been in my family since I was about 3 or 4, so that is definitely antique! Well, it is getting there. I made a chair cushion and a little pillow to modernize it. On the couch, I recovered the two end pillows in this fun paisley and added this throw - called Cotton Candy from Joanne's Fabrics. It is light weight but comfy. (The throw that is.) Enjoy! ~Paula

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wedding Pillows

These are lovely pillows sewn on alabaster R&R 30 ct fabric with Wildflowers and Needlepoint Inc silk. The ring bearer pillow has the addition of Mill Hill beads, crystals, and Charland Design silver charm. The ring bearer pillow is available through BIZZI Creations. A quick stitch to an heirloom to enjoy for generations!
Paula :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Releases...

Just back from Nashville - new releases:

Punch Needle: Chic Giggles, Party Giggles, Clown Giggles, Witch's Hat Giggles (all with the pattern stamped on the fabric)

Kits: Pot Stickers:Cat on a Stick (punchneedle stamped on fabric w/stick, embellishments and backing fabric), kit for finishing both the Clown and Witch's Hat Giggles; Embellishments for the Ring Bearer pillow

Cross Stitch: Kissed with Sunshine, My Chair, Wedding Pillows

Monthly series Cross Stitch: TRIOS - January (Laugh, Love, Live); February (Dream, Dare, Do!) and RESOLUTIONS - #1 - Learn to Let Go

Smidgeons of Colour: Now released w/out the box. The little designs make great scissor fobs, broaches, etc.

Finishing: Pillows for TRIO January and ring bearer; wall wearable for TRIO February

I will have the designs on my website soon!!! And showing them one at a time on the blog...
Happy Stitching!!!
Paula :-)

Finishing on a Stick

I did a class at both TNNA and Nashville on finishing on a stick. Right now all three designs are punchneedle, but watch - as they will become available in cross stitch. Kits are available for the stick, trim, backing fabric, embellishments. That will be applicable for both punch or cross stitch.

Oh and by the way, the Witch's Hat does glow in the dark...the bat and circles around the orange polka dots. Very fun!

Have a wonderful day!
Queen Bee

Sunday, February 11, 2007

TRIO - February!!!

Here is Dream, Dare, Do! complements of Ms. Elsie! This is the second in the series.

I will upload new images as the weeks go on of all the new releases... Website will follow!

Have a great week!
Queen Bee

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Queens of the House

Well, Ms. Elsie, the one on the right, was very helpful this weekend. I received some wonderful samples of thread while at TNNA San Diego...and Elsie decided that they were her new toys. Yes, she loves them. I am hoping to have fun with them soon, but have to hide them until I have time or I think I will have lost ownership of the thread. Knickers, the one on the left is Elsie's mom. She has decided with the cooler weather that my pillow on my bed is the "place" to be. They are quite the muse. Love them both dearly...and they are often my inspiration.

I'm working on stuff for Nashville which is sooo soon!

We had a beautiful day today...a grand change from the ice, snow and rain we have had the last week.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

TNNA San Diego

Just a reminder I will be at the TNNA show in San Diego, CA. I will be teaching a finishing class, "Cat on a Stick" and have a booth - 2103 so come see me!

Have a great week!
Queen Bee