Thursday, July 17, 2014

Land of the Free

Happy Friday!

I have another finish, fresh off the hoop

Land of the Free

By Willow Hill Samplings
Stitched on 40ct pearled barley w/GA and CC threads
It's so much more prettier in life, the lighting here is not too good with the sun going down

I found this dusty old 8X10 frame at a antique store for 10.00

I can't wait to put something in it. I might redo the finish or maybe leave it as it is, I guess it depends on the design.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New things...

Happy Monday! Blah!!!! Edited.....Wait a minute it's Thursday, what in the world am I thinking, lol
My days off get me all messed up, being on vacation , I wouldn't mind it being Monday ;)

Everything in this post is new to me

My favorite new first brag is....but not in any particular order

My new grandbaby Daphne, born on June 18th

The picture above is all four grandkids, Dalton on the left and baby Daphne siblings and Brianna and Brayden on the right is siblings. I don't feel like a grandma
Me and grandpa can't believe it when they are all here, we are so blessed to have so many awesome kids in our lives. There's never a dull moment

I have a finish...

Birdie Stitching Roll kit by La D Da
Now to finish~finish it

Then I won a LHN chart on barbs blog
Thank you!

Anna gave me all this for my birthday, the best package I received this year, ha
Anna made the apron, love it, thank you girlfriend

I forgot to post Kellie's high school graduation in May
The last one, no more school kids, beside college

We just found out she passed her CNA test, go kellie
We will have two nurses, so very proud of our kids

I hope you stayed through this long post with me, I usually keep it short and sweet
I'm on vacation this week so I better get a stitchin'

Make it a great day

Monday, July 7, 2014

Vintage Lace

Woohoo!! Happy dance! Happy dance!!
Can you do the happy dance with me?!

Vintage Lace by Rosewood Manor
Stitched on 32ct Lupin linen with w/WDW threads
It's one of my favorite stitches, I love it!

Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I can't upload photos in blogpress on my iPad
I get an error saying photos can't upload, check Internet connection
I have deleted blogpress and downloaded...twice, I have turned off my iPad
I downloaded google chrome, and it's still won't post photos
I never had this problem before. I have a happy dance to share.
Thanks in advance

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In search of....

Ira Ray Crow by The Goode Huswife

Please! please! I would love to stitch it, to match the companion Ira May
Borrow, Buy or Trade
Just let me know
Thanks in advance

Monday, June 23, 2014

Inspired Summer Seminar 2014

Happy Funday Monday!

This past weekend The Inspired Needle shop had Paulette Stewart (Plum Street Samplers) for a workshop on Saturday. It was held at The Ruffled Feathers Country Club in Lemont, IL.

Paulette is sooo fun and sooo sweet

There's Cathy the shop owner in the back

Describing the sampler and some fun stories

Liberty Inn

We received the instructions and material to make these strawberries as well

Here's the kit we received
The pattern will be available a year after the workshop

My progress
It was also fun to meet new friends and chat with old friends

Make it a great day..

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Let me introduce....

Mrs. Pearson

Design by Carriage House Samplings, 2009
40ct summer khaki linen w/DMC

I probably would have never stitched her, but I seen one finished in person, up in Madison when Kathy Barrick had her class. I think it's very unusual, maybe that is what drew me in to stitch her
The best thing...she will fit in a 5X7 frame that I can pick out in practically any store

Happy stitching!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm so excited....

To start this Halloween Mystery SAL

Early Witches
Designed by The Primitive Hare
It can be purchased through
Parts are revealed through October
I even have the 30ct Old Salem linen called for, hand dyed by Isabella herself

I want to start it sooo bad, but I have to finish my last post WIP, she's dying to be introduced

I'm getting excited about going to Paulette Stewart's (Plum Street Samplers) workshop through The Inspired Needle, this weekend. Is anyone else going? That I don't know about
Make it a great stitchy day :)