Thursday, January 31, 2013


The last thing my Mom planted. Received the bulb for Christmas.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flower Ball 1-22-13

Still I have several more things to do before class at NAN with Shay's in March.

update stitching story with links Japanese Embroidery

Japanese Embroidery

Why I started doing Japanese Embroidery because I wanted something challenging. I been doing some type of stitching most of my life. I had tried most method of stitching done on counted fabric, canvas, non-counted fabric, beading off loom, crochet, knitting, tatting, and others that done in hand and still doing some of them. That where I came up with the name of my blog “Work in Hand”. 
In 2000 I join CyberStitchers so I started attending EGA seminars, I also attended a couple of ANG seminar, before that I attended different festival for several years always wanting trying something new and taking classes at home when there was a shop. Then I took a Rozashi class taught by Margaret Kinsey in 2005 EGA National Seminar was in Atlanta. That year I also visited the Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC).
In Jan. 2006, I went JEC, teacher Karen L. Plater, started “Bouquet from the Heart of Japan”. Then in 2007, I attended National Academy of Needlearts (NAN), where Shay Pendray was teaching “Shay’s Stitch Buffet” I was still working on “Bouquet from the Heart of Japan”. Then I attend classes that Shay was having near her home twice a year in Troy, MI, also Diane Horschak was helping there at Troy. I been going to NAN most years and going to Troy at least twice a year.
What I have accomplish in Japanese Embroidery:
“Bouquet from the Heart of Japan” started Jan. 6, 2006
“Bouquet from the Heart of Japan” finished Feb. 1,2008 
“Hiho Fan” started Feb. 2, 2008
“Sake Box” started Sep. 24, 2008
“Hiho Fan” finished June 24, 2009
“Camellias” started June 9, 2011
“Sake Box” finished Nov 10, 2011
“Flower Ball” started May 15, 2012
“Camellias” finished June 15, 2012

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

little ornament

GOALS 2013

Goals 2013

Kissing pillow
Book markers
Bead it Forward Square
Ornaments for Breast cancer

Japanese Embroidery
Flower Ball
Beading projects
Small Christmas Ornament
Snowflakes and Snowman
Who know what I will do next

Nativity and 12 day of Christmas projects
Yet to be decided upon 
I found 30 so far, will work on the list bellow
Crazy Quilt Beaded Christmas Stocking
Joined Sampler 2000 Full Wolf Moon
Twin Heart Votive Candle
Today’s Treasure
If I finish them will add to the list

Stitching events I will be attending

Classes I want to take

Rose Red - A Beaded Satin Ornament
English Smocking
One day class

The Partridge and the Pear Tree
Mixed Media
Two day class

Stable Time
Work on the two class projects
Two day class

I thinking about attending other stitching events, try just to take small projects.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

In Memory

In the memory of my Mom who went to be with the Lord 1-9-13. Who encourage me in all things that you can “work in hand” through examples and encouraging we to try new things. She had a good 90 years. Picture taken of her on the day we celebrated her birthday in September she was a queen for the day. She was still stitching in the hospital on "kissing pillow".