19 December 2013

just put an antler on it...

 
here an antler
 
 
there an antler
 
 
everywhere an antler
 
 
just put an antler on it!
 
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 
 

 

10 December 2013

abridged monogram...

 
abridged:
 
 
to reduce the length of (a written text); condense
 
 
Audra Azoury abridged to: 
a a
 
 
similar in style to her beautiful metalwork of a Pittsburgh
 
bridge abridged into a Steel Town Christmas ornament
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

05 December 2013

Plaid Tidings...


decking the halls
 
 
 


 
untangling the lights
 
 
cutting the greens
 
 
and thinking-
 
instead of getting my antlers all tied up in knots,
 
 
maybe I’ll convert the giving thanks setting,
 
to plaid tidings
 
 
 
 
 
fa la la la la! 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 
 
 

 

26 November 2013

giving thanks...


Over the river
and through the woods...
 
 
everyone’s coming to my house
 
 
gobble! gobble!
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

19 November 2013

rules of monogramming...

rule number 1
 
order of initials:
 
___  -  ___  -  ____
    first  -   last  -   middle
 
 



 
In March of 2008 a fire resulted in the razing of
two building on Polish Hill in Pittsburgh,  PA.
 
A ghost sign was revealed
 
 
A blast from the past of advertising
 
 
S is a blast from the past based on 16th century Gothic styles
LM a nod to traditional Librarian styles
 
 
first - middle - last….
That rule is a ghost around here!
 
 
LMS
Lisa M. Smith
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

12 November 2013

stuffed shirt...


for Thanksgiving dinner...
 
 
do you serve
 
dressing?
or
stuffing?
 
 
we will be dressing the table
and
stuffing the turkey here
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

08 November 2013

1937 Gothic...


the year 1937 started on a Friday
 
 
the first issue of Look magazine went on sale in the US
 
 
Crystal City, Texas spinach growers erected a statue
of the cartoon character Popeye
 
 
Daffy Duck debuted in his first animated short
 
 
Hormel introduced their new product...Spam
 
 
and Mae West was banished from radio
for being a bit too risqué
 
 
the monogram frame is derived from 1937 artwork
the monogram is inspired by 16th century Gothic styles
 
JS
1937 Goth
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

01 November 2013

November.....

 
 
wait, what?!
 
 
It’s November already!
 
 
speeding toward turkey-time…..
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 
 

 

16 October 2013

brew-ha-ha...


 
 
and if you eat these cookies with the brew…
 
 
 
you’ll have a witchy-tooth-blackened smile too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 
 

 

09 October 2013

fruit of the vine...

going to need some because
 
my photo won!
 
 
 
wine station photo via Dacor.com
 
 
 
surprised, delighted and flattered!
 
 
Thank you Lisa The Décor Girl
and
 
 
hmmm, maybe I should stitch some cocktail napkins for me
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

 

06 October 2013

bewitching brewin'...


 
 
what’s cooking brewin’ in your kitchen?
 


 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!