Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Something new & Something old

Happy Tuesday!!!
Something new....

"Eye on the Sparrow" by Silver Creek Samplers

28ct cashel Relic w/ DMC 2/2

Something old...

"My Betrothed Sampler" by Birds of a Feather, fabric unknown

I started this awhile back and got sooo bored, see why???

maybe!! I will pick it up again after the New Year.

I am loving Villages and stitching non-stop on it, update later

Thanks! so much for your wonderful comments, e-mails and support throughtout 2009.

Happy Stitching 2010!!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A finish and a winner

I do hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday with family and friends
We had a fabulous day yesterday. We all thought the trek for everyone wouldn't be good, but eveyone made it to my house and back home safe. Today is a different story

"Greetings" by Blackbird Designs from the Peppermint & Holly booklet
stitched on 30ct Abecedarian with GA & WDW threads.
I loved the queen stitches after the first one

Today is a very lazy day. It is snowing like crazy

I love sitting by the window and looking at the view. Excuse the dirty window, lol

#8 square of the Villages of Hawk Run Hollow


And here it is finished.
I really did have good intentions of drawing a name and posting it before Christmas
The winner of the Birds of a Feather ornament, I used Random Organizer and took a pic
There was 42 entries, Thanks everyone for your interest

#36 is the winner which is Hazel. I don't think I have your address, so if you can email it, that would be great. Congratulations!!!
Thanks for visiting
Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yay!!! BOAF ornament finish

I know I lied...
I'm back just for this post. I finally put this BOAF ornamnet together a few minutes ago, snapped a pic and am posting it.
I am feeling so good about Christmas preparations and there's SNOW on the ground that I am going to give it away.
If you would like a chance to win it.
Just leave comment.
Gotta run!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My photo banner is...

"A Joyful Christmas" by Birds of a Feather.
I have had so many requests.
I no longer have it for sale or trade
Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sooo nice to be home...

Happy Tuesday!!!
I have all my Christmas lights up outside, what a chore, but it's done.

We had a great time in Arkansas. We stayed in a cabin in Caddo Valley south of Hot Springs. The temp was a little cooler then I hoped it would be. Great sweater weather, unlike here up north.
First of all a few snaps of the lake

And this is what I did between fishing

Currants, Coxcomb and Rose pincushion by The Goode Huswife

I didn't get around to the BOAF ornie. I had started this awhile ago with just one of the borders. This is how much I stitched when I was not fishing or snacking.

I took Friday off from being in the boat and did a little shopping

Do you want to see what I bought????

Two awesome needleshops. The Stitcher's Garden in Conway and Stitch-N-Time in Little Rock. Thanks! to the ladies on the 123 message board.

I also visited a yarn shop Knit Unto Others and couldn't resist these colors for a blankie for a special little girlDora Explorer colors. I haven't crochet it seems like forever. I started it in the cabin that night.

So after we got home I crocheted this

and this

two wonky dishclothes. I need more practice, lol

I have so much to do around here that I will NOT be posting until after the new year. I will try to keep up reading and commenting here and there.

There is the house to get ready, shopping, wrapping, decorating and planning a Christmas Day menu. We are going to the tree farm this evening.

I want to wish everyone a very happy warm holidays with lots of friends and family. I do hope Santa brings you everything you want, so Be Good.

Happy Holidays... my friends

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Arkansas

We are in Arkansas. We left at 4:30am this morning after I got home from work. We finally arrived at the cabin in Caddo Valley just south of Little Rock after dark. I thought I would bring DH here to tour DeGray Lake for the tournment in May. Am I sweet or what??!! lol
DH isn't so sweet, he made me go hundreds of miles before letting me stop to go pee. And that was to get gas, I narrowly escaped the 4-runner to run inside and relieve myself, enough already! lol
I made a couple little ornaments out of the Prairie Schoolers from The Lodge that I stitched earlier this year

The pics were taken from my back yard in Illinois

I started this BOAF the night before we left. I am going to try to finish it in the boat tomorrow.

I just can't stitch or read while moving in a vehicle

Not sure which design will go in the middle. I am leaning toward the singing couple or the reindeer

I am really, really tired, but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day. Please have safe travels to those of you that make a trek to be with family.

I am thankful right now to be out of the truck after 13+ hours.

I will try to take pics of our little cozy cabin and snaps of the lake and post them in a few days.

Thank goodness for wireless, I just wish the battery lasted longer.

I am thankful for all the cyber stitchy friends. For all your comments, e-mails and support.

Take care one and all

Until next time...

Happy Stitching

Friday, November 20, 2009

Penny Angel ornament and more...

Happy Friday!!

"Penny Angel" by The Primitive Needle found in the JCS 2009 Christmas isssue
This little paper mache box was inspired by Blackbird Designs.
I photocopied the stitched piece, glued it to the top, put fabric around the edge of the box top.
I painted the bottom part. I might add some fabric to that as well too.

I finished block #7 of the villages

Here's my update on the Wednesday SAL

"Evergreen" by Blackbird Designs Loose Feather's #17

Thanks so much for your comments and e-mails, I do so appreciate them
Have a great Weekend!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A sneaky peek ornament

Happy Tuesday!
I started this last night.

You know you want to thumb through the 2009 ornament issue to see what it will look like, lol
Maybe it will it prompt your little eye to spy something to get you stitching a ornament.
Thanks for stopping by my little teeny tiny corner of the big wide world.

Stitch On!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The WIP that almost made...

a Halloween Happy Dance, but now is finished

"Halloween Poster" by Stoney Creek, book 374
not sure the fabric used with DMC and GA thread
I had lots of fun stitching this one. It is one of my favorite pieces.

Here's where I am on The Primitive Needle

" Hallow Sampler"
I have till Thanksgiving, Right?
Let the holiday stitching begin...

"Evergreen" by Blackbird Designs
is the pattern Kajsa and I decided for our BBD Wednesday SAL. The border is Pecan and the lettering calls for havanna which is really brown and not green at all, so I am using Evergreen

Here's my little GrandLady Bug on Halloween


I think she is telling me " No more candy, Grandma" lol
Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Friday, October 30, 2009

All Hallow's Eve finish

Happy Hallow's Eve!!

I stitched fast and furious today to get this finished in time.

"Dancing on the Moon" by Birds of a Feather

stitched on 32ct. sparrow w/ WDW

It's almost dark here, so the photo's not too good.

Look at this little Halloween grungy...

She arrived here this afternoon signed, dated and wonderfully packaged.

I purchased her thru Trudy at http://lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/psannabellesattic/

Happy Halloween!! to those who celebrate.

Please be safe and watch for the little ones.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Dance

Happy Dance is in order...

"Sunflower House" Loose Feathers #9 by Blackbird Designs
stitched on 30ct friendship blue linen w/ GA
I didn't use the Deep Sea because it blended in with the fabric color
Stitched on Wednesday SAL w/Kajsa. She finished last night too
We are going to continue stitching BBD on Wednesday and are confering now on which one will be next.
This is the last of my new stash, for like 10 years, lol
Oh! besides threads and fabric

I am really itching to start the Christmas/winter stitching, so these will be put away until next year. Well! maybe not Jenny Bean, lol

Thanks so much for stopping by and dancing with me.

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Win

Here's what the mail lady delivered yesterday...

I was day 3 winner over at Missy's 13 Days of Halloween (check out link on my sidebar)

Lookie at all the goodies. Thanks again for so much fun, Missy Ann

The kitty claimed the bag and the tissue paper as soon as I emptied the contents, lol

Here's my progress on Hallow Sampler

I will leave you with photo's of Brianna and I from this afternoon.

Have a pumpkin of a day!

Thanks so much for the comments and e-mails