Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Exchange with Heather

Hi All... here it is... my exchange with Heather. I should have taken a picture of the box before I started. It is just a little bass wood jewelery box from Michael's craft store. I painted it. I lined the drawer and the upper storage with a piece of hand dyed wool that I did... added some paper flowers and beads.
I found the pattern on the net... it's a freebie from
It's stitched on 30ct Mocha with DMC. I think it turned out sweet... and Heather assures me that she likes it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fair and Square Exchange with Peg

Ok, Peg finally got her squares... boy, was I getting nervous about that! Last thing you want is to do an exchange and then have all that work get lost in the mail and have you partner not receive her stuff on time!
The pattern I used is a Primitive Traditions Design for a checkbook cover... I just loved it! But, I must admit I changed the colors... the linen that I used is a warm cream and I thought the brown would look nicer than a grey. I started my squares and finished the house (almost) only to notice... I screwed up... hmmm.... would it be noticeable??? hmmm... YES! Grrrrr... Oh, bother... I'm not pulling stitches... I'll just start over! I think it was quicker that way.
Oh... another goof... I stitched it up and then looked at it... now why would I stitch 2008??? that one I did pull! lol
As soon as Heather receives her exchange I'll post pictures... she sent hers to me via Maine mail cause she was across the border... Do you know how much it costs to mail something "bigger" to Canada (or internationally)???? Holy Smokes! I was blown away... when did that happen... I suppose from now on most of what I exchange will be smaller items that will mail in smaller

packages... anyways... I hope you all have a great day...
Oh, and Lori (tkdquintmom) I'm still waiting for that address... ;-)

Give Away!!! Check it out!

Deb at http://threadgatherer.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway.html is giving away a lovely Adam & Eve chart... that I hope to win (lol)... go check it out!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Well, we start on a new journey with epilepsy as part of our family. His EEG came back abnormal... in other words the brain's electrically misfiring... (as I was explained to by the Dr...)
I'm nervous...
Talk soon

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Finish from an earlier stitch...

I stitched this cute little freebie pattern from By the Bay Needle Art (link below) and finally made it into something... it wasn't hard at all really just had to make myself do it... painted the paper machie box and lined the inside with the same hand dyed wool that I stitched the linen to. Glued the wool/linen to the lid and edged it with the velvety rickrac... painted "very primitive" hills, houses and trees on the box and there ya go... DONE!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer... finally?

Yippee! It's summer! Except it snowed... again... at least this time nothing actually stuck here... now on the mountain I could see a dusting on the trees! The weeds are coming up in the yard. I have several... well, actually I don't really have a "yard" ~ I have more of a mountain pasture... I have mountain strawberries, lupine, moss, several native grasses and forbes... and really I'm not complaining... but we would like a little area of grass... real grass. So, that is in the plan. I did get them to build my raspberry bed and I did get raspberries planted and I did put a little fence around it to deter the deer. I also planted a little flower bed by the driveway. I planted thyme, sage, salvia, oregano, blanket flower, butterfly weed, my mother's day bleeding heart, lavendar, rosemary and a columbine. Well, the deer pulled one sage out of the ground... but must not have liked it at all... so I replanted it. They have nipped the tops off of two of the salvia but did not eat them... the columbine, however; has been pruned... there are stems left, all the leaves are gone! Poor thing! I wonder if I should dig it up and pot it... don't know what else to do with it...?

On another note... I had quite the scare Friday night. My baby boy (pictured in earlier post) who is 13... had a seizure. He's never had a seizure, there is no history of seizures in either family, he had not been sick... in fact he's always healthy... oh, how scarey! I hope nobody reading has to see their child like that! We spent the evening in the ER after a 50 mile ride in an ambulance. All blood work and CAT scan came back normal. He is scheduled for an EEG Thursday... I will keep you posted on that... He was playing a lap top computer video game and they are actually thinking that it is possible that it triggered the seizure! He had been up late and had to get up early for school... they had a day long bus ride/ field trip. He was tired... and they say that video games can cause seizures in some cases... Anyways, pray for him, please.

I have been stitching... I finished my swap with Heather and put that baby on it's way to New Brusnswick Cananda! Also, Peg's squares have been mailed to her and should be in Missouri anytime now! As soon as I know that they have received them I will post pictures. I have started my swap with Imi from Holland... but again... it's a surprise... so you'll have to wait on those...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Fair & Square Exchange for Peg

Ok, here they are, my squares that I stitched for Peg! I got the pattern from Primitive Traditions. I changed the colors... I think it turned out nicely and she assures me she loves it... We had great exchange with each other!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Look what I got!

Look what I got in the mail... last week... Heather and I are doing an exchange! She was on time and this is what I got... I am not on time and she is waiting... sorry Heather... but I am almost done and I must say... it is going to be soooo cute! I've been taking pictures... should finish tonight. And then Heather it will be in the mail to you!