Saturday, January 29, 2011

Check out this blog...

Hi All...
Check out this blog... This is Daniela... she was my first Fair & Square partner, she is the most exquisite needle worker...  these are my little blocks from her 

she is the extremely talented, creative artist behind Muusa...  She makes the most beautiful things... look at those purses!

Bird Brain Designs: Sachet Heart Sampler ~ We have a winner!

HEATHER!   You are the lucky winner of the embroidery heart design!  Enjoy!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Garden Framed

My frame came yesterday... and I didn't like the color (that's what happens when you order off the internet sometimes) but it was a cream color so I painted it.  I was going for a shabby-chic look.  I added a few layers of paint and then I mounted on foam core with pins and then laced the back up and put it in its little frame.  I'm pretty happy with the final product!

When you live with the wild...

Ok, so I'm sitting here at my computer and out of the corner of my eye I see a flash of wings... big wings! Now we have lots of crows and they are big birds but this was bigger...

Yes, well isn't he lovely?  That tree is like 45 yards from my house...maybe.  So I'm excited... snap some pictures from the deck, the window... then I look at my two kitties...

you don't think he's hungry? Cause my furbabies are just little for cat size and I have no doubt that he could carry them off quite handily...

So, I fed furbabies and I'm waiting for our visitor to leave but he's just sitting there quite content to look around... hmmm...  these furbabies are not house cats... they hate being in the house... I'll have to see if I can coax them in....

Mouse came in... Tommy won't so... now he's gone.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little treasure...

My step-mom made this and then she gave it to me... can you believe it?  Isn't it beautiful?  I want to get it framed but I'm not sure where to take it yet... I just wanted to share!  Don't forget to sign up for the pattern for the embroidered heart below, if you interested.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pay it forward...

I finished my cute little valentine pillow... so, I thought I'd pass the pattern on... if you like it... post to me.  I'll draw a name on Saturday.  Bird Brain Designs ~ Sachet Heart Sampler

All kind of updates.... :)

Here comes the sun... na na nanaaa... Here comes the sun, and I say, it's alright...
It's been a while... 
This is what it's looked like for the better part of 2 months... It's wonderful to get a glimmer of anything bright!
Here is a quick, little project that I started Monday night.  First off... I got a job.  Well, a part time job... well, ok I work 1 day a week, but it's at the local quilt store! :)   So last year at the local quilt store I picked up this little pattern by Birdbrain Designs and it sat in a drawer waiting.  Well, now I work there, so I thought I should stitch this up for the shop.  Monday was my first day.  I came home and while Corey and I watched a movie I stitched it... it's really an easy little stitch.  Now, I've cut it out and appliquéd it to a lovely piece of red cotton fabric by Kaffe.  Then added the straight stitch and french knots. I'm going to make it into a little heart shaped pillow with cream ric-rac along the seam to make a scallop... I think it will be cute!

Sneak peak of my secret Valentine gift... I figured out what to do with it and the hand made part is finished... but I'm not to send it until the 7th... so, I can't post a complete picture yet... I did take photos through the finishing process... so, you will see the whole thing, just not for a week... :)
OHHHH and Guess WHAT??? I WON!!!!  Donna from By the Bay NeedleArts had a drawing for a cute little kit that she made up...and her daughter drew me!!! YIPPPEEEEE !  Here's a link so you can oogle over my prize... LOL... just kidding... Also, Donna is the designer of the little stitchery that I have for my blog title picture... if you look to the left at the top there is a link to that FREEBIE.  I just loved it... of course it has sheep... and weeping willows and a beautiful manor house, and, and and ... lol.
So, you all seem to like Quaker Christmas you commented and wanted to know what threads I'm using.. so here they are: The threads are Gloriana Silk Luminescence: Black Cherry, Forest, Antique Gold and Midnight.
Well, have a wonderful day and stay warm!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Works In Progress: Revisited.  Well, good morning All!  I have been on but haven't posted because I want you to see progress... sometimes it doesn't look like much! lol  I started ByGone Stitches Quaker Christmas sometime ago.  I was doing pretty good and then tragedy... well, maybe not tragedy but... see the medallion not finished?  I had stitched all the way around almost to a close when again... I'm off 1 thread... ARRRRGGGGG! so long story short... I pulled it out and put Quaker Christmas down for a season... lol  I picked it up Saturday... and now I'm working on that medallion again... but it's going a little smoother!  I'm stitching on 32ct Days Gone By 1/1 using Gloriana Silks.

Also continuing on with EftH Resurrection.  I am making some progress here also, I started the cross. I am extending my sides so that I might scroll my linen up.  I get all excited... then I look at the picture of the finished work and realize, yeah... you have a long, long, long way to go! :)

Also, I have finished stitching my secret valentine... I just need to decide what I'm going to make with it... should it be a box, a needle book, a pillow, a pin cushion...??? what do you think??? if you were getting a secret valentine in the mail... what would you want???  Have a glorious day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Watch this!

Hey all... 
I just found this on the web... this little girl's voice is AMAZING! Thought you might enjoy it...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More stash...

Mail Call!!!!  I mentioned earlier how the mail lady had been letting me down... well she came through today!!!
I got STASH!  
1. LHN Poinsettia House with threads
2. LHN Winter Band Sampler
3. BBD Valentine Rose AotH series
4. Ackworth Variations Part 2

Then to top it off I got a swap! From Sonda my Fair & Square Holiday partner... she had some family issues arise during the holiday time and was set back.  I hope all is well, Sonda!  Today in the mail I received these lovely squares that she stitched for me as well as a beautiful scissor fob.  Thank you so very much!  I am going to make the squares into an ornament.  I will post a picture when I get it finished.

We started our Bible study today.  We went through the 1st chapter of Daniel.  It's really quite fascinating how God works.  Actually the first chapter is very action packed!  
Well, good evening to you and yours... stay safe and warm.

EftH Resurrection Update

I'm going to leave the sun.  It's hard to get a good picture but it is a different color and I do think after the cross is stitched that it will be more prominent.  Finally got to stitch something else!  Love the little bird and the star are quite pretty... 2 more and I can start the crosses or... stitch more down the sides.  These silks are so very nice to stitch with and they are so pretty! 

I joined one more Yahoo group: the Sampler Life.  Been enjoying reading... I am members of Blackbird Design Fans :  and littlehousecountrycottagestitchers: and Hand Dids: and Needleprint: and now the Sampler Life:
It's great fun to be part of a group!
We start our Bible Study today!  We have a small group.  We have a great time.  We are doing Daniel by Beth Moore.  If you love to do Bible studies and you haven't done a Beth Moore study you should! I just love her!  I can wait to get started!  Here's a link to Beth's Living Proof Ministry
Anyways... have a fabulous day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Don't you just love stash? lol... I'm waiting for more to come but the mail lady has been disappointing me lately!
I wanted to show you another MUST HAVE that I got just a while back.  Tempting Tangles CREATION  OMGoodness! I was stunned by it's beauty. It's calling my name as I type... I can hear it over there, but I must resist the urge!!! right??? you've got to support me on this one or it will be on the frame! lol  Here is Deborah's website and check out her blog also ,  She's a very talented designer... I love most all her stuff!
I'm going to stitch this on 32 count Silkweaver's Desert Sky.  I ordered the silk threads from Vikki at HDF again.  This time I ordered the premium silk floss... you should see it in person! It's so thick and soft and luxurious!  If you go to Vikki's site and click on Silk Packets over on the left... you'll see all the kitted thread packs for different charts.  I just looked through it again and there's like 10 packs for different charts that I just got... more stash wish list!

Friday, January 14, 2011

WIP ~ Resurrection

This was a MUST HAVE chart as soon as I saw it!  It is from Examplars From The Heart.  The linen... well, I'm not sure.  I had hoped that I would find a post on it here in my blog but alas just pictures no info.  It's a 40 ct but I'm not sure on the color anymore.  I started this last spring and then put it down to stitch stockings and what have you.  I just picked it back up last night.  I'm working on the sun right now.  Oh, how heavenly!  The threads are silks from Hand Dyed Fibers... scrumptious!  If you haven't stitched with silk you should treat yourself... hmmm... or maybe not... Here's the link to Vikki at HDF 

My only concern is the color of floss for the sun with my choice for the linen... do you think it'll be ok?  I suppose it's a little late to fret about... The lat thing I want to do is pull all those stitches... not to mention finding a floss to replace it with... hmmm... well, stay tuned for continued progress... (hopefully) LOL!  
Keep an eye out I'm gonna post stash later!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Don't you just love pincushions and needle books?  I just love them! I don't have any pincushions though... so I've been searching ebay and other sites.  I came across this little guy and had to get him... now I just have to decide what to stitch!  What I really want is a shaker cushion... I love both the cushion and the box with cushion on the lid... but... I suppose it'll have to wait, they're kind of spendy! lol

have a great evening!

Snow Garden ~ Done!

Well, Blogging Buddies it's true.  It's done! Yeah! It really was an enjoyable stitch... my complaints were all things that I messed up... I'm working on ordering a frame.  I will post the finished/framed product soon hopefully!  Thanks for all your sweet comments.  

Hmmm... now off to start a new project???  Maybe just a quick cute little something for my secret Valentine... ;-) and work on some of my WIPS, oh and just ordered linen and threads for 2 new stockings... and CCN Snowflake Serenade is on the way... ;-)