Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Monday!!!
Thanks to the inspiration of Natalie I started this on Saturday night despite all my purchases that day..

"There's No Place Like Home" by The Drawn Thread

It was a wonderful day to take a drive to Welcome Stitchery on Saturday. I didn't take any pictures. There was 5 of us. Here is a little of what I bought

There was more like needles and fabrics, nothing real exciting.
I am so sad to hear kathy from CHS is going to stop designing. I am such a big fan of hers. I did buy a few charts last nite. Just because I refuse to pay high prices on ebay for designers that quit. Like The Goode Huswife, I have purchased a few charts well above retail. Now only to find you can get them again from her website at retail, how disappointing.
How come no one ever told me about this wonderful fabulous BLOG? My Country Cottage Garden, I love it!!!
Here are a few pictures from by backyard. You would never imagine all the noise coming from these two. I had to close my windows. Yes! It was that bad

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pin Pillow exchange

Happy Friday!

I heard from Jolene that she received my exchange that BeckySC hosted

"Small Token" by Blackbird Designs

If I remember right it was stitched on 32ct iced cappuccino. Filled with crushed walnuts to keep her needles sharp and clean. It even has her initials on it.

Look! What's in the box now.

Christine was the only one to get it right. It only took seconds for it to be empty, before she got herself cozy. Looking at me like "Why are you taking pictures, you should be use to this by now."

I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wow! Look what's in the box...

Happy Tuesday!!

I won an awesome giveaway from Stephanie over at

Go over and give her a big shout out

I really thought it would be the chart she was giving away, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw all the fabulous lagniappe from Louisiana

See the kitty?

As I am laying everything out, she is as curious as a cat can be.

After I had everythig laid out, Can you guess where she ended up at??

I will post the photo in my next posting

Look at all this beautiful stuff from the deep south

"Queen of This House" chart by 4 My Boys
4 pieces of fabrics
2 Maderia Metallic threads

Daydreams kit

Mardi Gras beads

5 cross stitch post cards

2 Jingle bell leprechaun kits

E-ZGraf paper

WDW Threads in Envy & Louisiana Hot Sauce
post card
Cafe' du Monde Beignet Mix
Blue Runner Red Beans
Louisiana Cobbler Mix
Heavenly Hash egg

Pecan eggs
Gold brick malt eggs


I caught Kellie's fingers pointing, "Let me see that, give me that, give me! give me! give me! LOL

She included a beautiful handmade Fleur de Lis Scissor FOB plus the little alligator

plus this cool bag that most of the food items came packed in

This was so much fun. Thanks again, Stephanie, for spoiling me rotten

I started this ornament for Cathey's Breast Fund

By celebrating her being ten years of breast cancer free.

She set up a special blog

She has 15 people signed up to donate an ornie to for The Silent Auction for Breast Cancer
I hope she doesn't mind me mentioning it here

I just hope I can pull off the sewing part for the shape, if not I will have plenty of time to do something different.

There is a get together planned at Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake this Saturday, 10:30ish then lunch. There have been a few people asking about it. If you are interested in meeting up, let me know so I can look for you. I plan on going as long as there is no snow storm in progress, lol ,ya never know

Thank you all that left me the fabulous comment on VoHRH and Thank You for the awards I have been give, I am sorry I can't remember all of you, I really lost track.

Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Happy Dance!!!!

Your saying "This late Friday?" "This early Saturday?" Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Block #12

"The Village of Hawk Run Hollow" by Carriage House Samplings

Started May 15th 2009
Finished 1:05am March 20th 2010
Stitched on 40ct Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens w/DMC

I don't think I could have snapped a better pic in the middle of the day, lol

I took many pics just so I could post it and get some sleep.


Thank You for all your visits, comments and e-mails.

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

Friday, March 19, 2010

Winner and Hornbook Angel

Good Morning!!
I'll get right down to business
I just did the random organizer.
The winner of the Bunny Gingham chart and fabric is Lisa. Congrats!!
If you can email me your address, I'll get it in the mail.

What is a post with no photo's???
I stitch a letter here and there

"Hornbook Angel" by The Primitive Needle

Have a super weekend!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy Dance!!

"Bunny Gingham" by Twisted Threads
Stitched on 28ct gingham w/Sampler Threads
stitched 1 over 1

Do you really really like it??
Tell me you want to get this chart and a small left over piece to stitch 1/1, the exact same size I stitched on. Please Please mention it in your comment, or you won't get your name in the Pot-O- Gold, lol

I will pick a name in a couple days

I don't have anything green to show ya today except for a flashback from last year

The Sampler Girl freebie

Did you wonder what happened to Tracey of The passion of the Needle?Well, I got hold of her thru another blogger. She surely was an Mirabilia inspiration to us. Here is her Gallery

A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
~Irish Blessing

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bunny Gingham and award

A new start...

"Bunny Gingham" by Twisted Threads, shown with "Abigail" Ginghers

Update on BBD SAL...

Sneak Peek on block 12...

I received A Beautiful Blogger Award from FAYERAYE

Thanks so much, I am flattered

I tried to paste it, but it won't work. I'll try again later.

Since Dusty's been gone, the man cave is slowly turning into a sewing/craft room. Pic's later.

I have mailed out my pin cushion exchange over a week ago and haven't heard if she received it. Talk about being nervous.

Happy Mother's Day! to all my UK buddies

Monday, March 8, 2010

Weekend stitching

This is all I have to show for this weekend.
Happy Work Week!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finished Owl Sampler pillow

Happy Thursday!!

Thanks so much for all your concerns and wishes for my son. I know it's not a drastic situation, but it seemed like it at the time. We are just taking one day at a time and that's working out very well, so far.

I guess the fabric is growing on me. I just couldn't find the right colors to match the stitching.

I really haven't been stitching much at all. I do have my pin pillow exchange wrapped up and ready to send out tomorrow or Saturday. It's my first public exchange, Gawd!!! I hope she likes it, lol I sure do and it was hard to let go. More on that later when it's been received.

Here is a really easy smeasy, quick, inexpensive, tasty treat.

One can chili (we prefer chili with no beans) and a brick of cream cheese, nuke it till it's creamy and warm. Serve with Tostito's. Yumo!! Your family will luv ya!

I hope everyone has a perfect fun-filled weekend coming up.

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much