Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blogoversary winner

Happy Sunday!!!

After Kitty took the names for a ride around the block, that would be a country block, lol

We have a winner Marjorie
Congratulations!!! My e-mail can be found in my profile. You will receive something stitchy by me and some little goodies within a year.

Yesterday was a good mail day.
Another little Thank You for the charts I give-away

This was from Cath, also a new to me blog, go check her out. Thanks Cath! Yum!!!

I received a couple of pre-order market charts so far, the fabby for AaHRH is coming soon too, it must be on back order.

No stitching updates, as I have been busy, sick with stress and a head cold. I should be excited that I now have a sewing/craft room. My son moved out, but he moved in a not so liked girl. She's pregnant (time will tell all) she's not working. He's paying and buying everything. The family all excepted her at first, then stuff happened and she's not the right girl, even Dusty knows it, but feels sorry for her. Enough said. I am just stirring up emotions here. I know everything will work out, Right??!!

I am way behind in blog reading over 200 posts, so today I will be reading, playing catch up.

I am going to keep the Owl Sampler as is. It was 41 to 11. I will listen to my readers. I will post a picture of the pillow when it is finished.

Off to take a power nap

Thanks and please come again

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quaint Owl Sampler

Good Day!!!

Finally after years and years, The Quaint Owl Sampler is officially finished

found in the Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Nov/Dec 1994

32ct unknown fabric, it's been way too long, lol

I think it will make a cute little pillow

Now here is the question...

Should I coffee dye it???

one simple word.. yay! or nay!

The most votes will win, so vote today

It's such a good feeling to finish a UFO

I think this design would look great on black. Noooo! I won't be stitching it again. I am just saying

Here are a few things I have received from giving away my charts, some of you thought you had to repay, which was not necessary.

"Pear Orchard Farm" by CHS,

"Tillie Figg 1807" by Plum Street Samplers and

"Molly" by CHS with some fabby for her

"Little Lambs" & "Upon the Birds" by Sheepish Designs

My blogoversary button is not working. I checked the date and it is right, the button says otherwise

Tomorrow, the 24th will mark my 3rd year blogoversary. My blogging journey wouldn't be the same without you reading and to those over the past 3 years who have commented, inspired, e-mailed and challenged me. Thank you all for being apart of my Blog world.

So to show my appreciation I will give away a little something stitchy finish along with some surprises within the next year (probably sooner) Let me know you are interested in this post.

Thank You to all my followers too.

So again..

A big big Thank You!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hawk Run School House is now in session

Happy Thursday!!!

Square #11 Villages of Hawk Run Hollow

Whew!!!!! One more block to go

I have to show off my scissors I purchased from Yuko

Thanks for stopping by

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Saturday, February 13, 2010

February Hearts

Happy Saturday!

Finished and framed

"February Hearts" A Fine Collection Booklet by Blackbird Designs
stitched on 35ct Bay break by R&R w/ Sampler threads
After I posted the Prairie Schooler last post, I just had to order it from Down Sunshine Lane . Amy always has super sonic shipping.

3 mesh project bags, Tortoise & the Hare and February.

I also put in another order with karen from **Nashville Pre- sales** at Wasatch Needlecraft. She really needs to stop updating, lol.

As much as I want to win this giveaway. I will be a sweetie (only because it's Valentines Day! tomorrow) and give you the link. Visit Cathy at Inspired News: A Wintry Giveaway! She has such a fab shop, I wish it was closer. It goes to the evening of the 14th, so hurry on over there

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Tuesday from snowy Illinois,
5" and still coming down, yay!!
Here's an update on the Quaint Owl Sampler
I am just over the half way point now. Thanks for all the comments, I am plugging away on it.

I am so sorry to the few that asked for a pic of the front of the magazine that it's from, so here's thatCross Stitch & Country Crafts December 1994

I just found this new Prairie Schooler and it's on my list right now

Sorry for the glare I took a pic from my laptop. It's called Tortoise & the Hare. I just love it!

I better get some dinner going. What's on the menu?

Fried chicken

smashed potatoes

Green beans and Garlic-herb bread is in the bread maker, I know I cheated


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another Valentine's finished

Happy Superbowl Sunday!
It was a very productive day for me.
Started and finished all in one day, Ha!

"Be Mine" freebie found here The_Sampler_Girl

Warm gooey cinnamon rolls

Here's the recipe

1/2 cup melted shortening, 1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 beaten eggs

1 pkg. yeast

1/2 cup warm water

2 cup milk

7 cup flour

Combine cooled shortening, sugar, salt and eggs.

Add yeast softened in the warm water, (not hot or it will kill the yeast)

Add warm milk, alternately with the flour. Knead lightly. let rise in a greased bowl, until doubled in bulk.

Punch down. Roll dough into a big rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle mixture over dough.

Place in a greased pan. Let rise until double in bulk.

Bake 350 degrees for 35mins. (my crew likes them doughy so I bake for about 20-25 mins.)

For a rich drizzle mix 1 cup powered sugar with a little milk

I pre-ordered my Autumn of Hawk Run Hollow chart and fabric this weekend from Karen.

Speaking of that you can check out some of the squares on her blog

I think it is so cool that Kathy took the time to comment on my last post.

I want the new Blackbird Loose Feather "Winter Wonderland" so bad. That kit will be my next purchase. Here's a photo

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Block 10 VoHRH

Happy Groundhog Day!!!!

On to block #11, yay!!!!

"February's Hearts" by Blackbird Designs found in the Fine Collection booklet

stitching on 35ct Daybreak by R&R

Blogger 's not playing nice today, it won't turn my photo, blah!

"Beneath the Sunlit Sky" by Blackbird Designs, Wednesday SAL

Stitching on 30ct Sea Fog by R&R

Can you spy the Bald Eagle???

photo taken in back yard

Thanks for visiting my neck of the woods

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much