Sunday, March 6, 2016

It's Sunday

A bit of a dreary day... acts like it wants to rain.  We don't have much snow left.  I'm afraid we might be pretty dry this summer.  Pray for rain and or snow.  We really will need it.

So, I have some finishes to share.  
The first is "Love Never Fails" a freebie by Primitive Hare

I stitched Kathy Barrick's Bird's Eye View and Scattered Seed Samplers (Tammy Black) 
Queen Esther's Pure Heart on the same linen (40ct Silkweaver Days Gone By)
I thought that I would frame them in matching black frames... but best laid plans.  I started making pillows and pin keeps with some of my stitched finishes and when I laid these designs on that black plaid, it was like it was meant to be!  I added antique lace that I had and some old antique buttons. 
 The keys and charm are new... Anyways, really like the way they turned out!

I'm excited to be going to Atlanta, Georgia to the PSS (Prim Stitchers Society) Retreat!
It takes place at the end of the month.  I know that time is going to fly by.  Especially since I have so many things on my calendar.  There are shows that we have booths at, and service centers, jury duty.  
Mike will be gone for 4 days for work. The end of the month we also have a week long special in Kalispell.

The rain has begun... until later my friends... stay warm,

Kim Van De Riet
the wooleystitcher

Thursday, March 3, 2016

the bunny...

Oh how I have been drawn to Prairie Schooler... of course since she is retiring and not designing anymore... so... a lot of her charts are hard to find.
This is the bunny from her April chart...

so cute... I made him a scissor fob... to go with hare scissors that I got for my exchange partner... I loved it so much that I am stitching another for me... lol...

since we are talking about bunnies... let me introduce Rusty Rabbit... I ordered him from Darlene at Http://

Until later... stay warm...
the Wooleystitcher

I'm back!!!

My goodness... I can't believe how fast time goes...

So much has happened and gone on...

We just got back from Mexico again...

did a little stitching while there...


I learned that happiness is...

The stitch is a design by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives
called Wild Pomegranate
I stitched it for an exchange that I'm part of... I hope she likes it...

Until later... Stay warm...
the wooley stitcher...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Baja California Sur Vacation!

Ahhhh... sun and fun! After rain and snow and sleet and cold... it's so nice to see the sun! We just got back from Loreto, Mexico located a little over half way down the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez.
What a quaint little town... pretty untouched by tourism.  I'm sure that will change over the next several years as there are quite a few resorts expanding and developing.  We stayed at the Villa del Palmar Islands It's a beautiful resort 45 minutes south of the town of Loreto.  The snorkeling was AMAZING! and the fishing was pretty good too.  I know that I could take my sea sick people there and they would be fine.

Stay warm...
the wooleystitcher

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!!!

So... the calendar says it's the first day of spring.  It really has been pretty nice here... last year this time we had about 4 feet of snow on the level.  My brother who lives in California would send me garden pictures and I would send him winter wonderland pictures!
This morning I looked out the window and even saw a pair of bluebirds! I'm sure they were wondering what the heck they were doing here in frosty 20 degree weather!  I couldn't get a picture they were pretty fleeting...

A little more on my Still Waters.
Stay warm my friends
the wooleystitcher

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Still Waters by Plum Street Samplers... update

Evening All,
Been getting a little stitching done.  Don't you just love the lion?  Look at his wild mane!  I love the shepherd between the lion and the lamb!

 Good Night!
Stay Warm!
the wooleystitcher

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hi All,
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
We had a great time.  My brother and his family came over and we celebrated his birthday with barbecue ribs and cupcakes and pinochle and the kids dancing to Just Dance 2015 video game... too funny!
My grand puppies were able to play.
And I even got some stitching on Still Waters by Plum Street Samplers done!

I'm enjoying this stitch quite a lot.  As I was going through my flosses I discovered that I was short two of the silks from the kit... the hazards I suppose of buying a kit from someone's stash... oh well... I pulled the DMC colors and decided to use them.  I see several kits out there were they mix brands and types of flosses so  I figured what the hey... that will work! ;) I love the sheep and the llama.  Their little faces are 1/1.
Well, I hope that your week is great!
Until later keep stitching and Stay Warm!
the wooleystitcher