Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last finish of 2011

Happy Tuesday!!

I finished stitching and made this little pillow hanger this morning

December Wordplay by Brenda Gervais

stitched on 35 ct Abercedarian with GA threads

I even got to use the bells I rusted, yipppeeee!!

That inspired to finish framing Greetings by Blackbird Designs

I love how it came out. The frame was bought at a goodwill store, it fit perfect, Score!!!!!

I love mail!!!!
This charming little FOB came from Teresa.
The beads are gorgeous. Thanks so much, I will cherish it forever
I will be emailing you

I will leave you with a scene out my back window, lot different from the last post pic.
I woke up saturday morning to SNOW, yay!!!!

The sad news... it's all gone, back to the yucky browns

I want to wish everyone Merry Christmas.

I hope the New Year brings lots of comfort and joy to your days and nights

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The start of Sergei

Blogger's not playing nice for me today
I have tried all morning and afternoon to get the photo turned the right way
I refuse to let it take anymore time from me that it already has

I started Sergei last night by Plum Street Samplers

Stitching on 40ct maritime

Well, I'm off to stitch a little more

Happy Stitching!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Framed pieces and expecting news

Happy Monday!!!!!

Yesterday I went to The Inspired Needle found Here for the Stitch-in

Wonderful stitchers, food and stash

I picked up two framed pieces
Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs

Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs

I was excited to get them posted, that today was a gloomy day, so the photo's are really bad and don't show the beauty. They always look better in person anyway

Additional stash I aquired

I don't like how Homespun Elegance package thier charts, now in a thin plastic that is sealed, so when you open it, you ruin the plactic. How do you keep the pages together? besides using your own expensive zip lock.

Linda borrowed me the Sleigh Bird chart, so when I returned it to her yesterday, I gifted this back for a Thank You

Now for the expecting news....

This is DD Heather and her hubby and Brianna

(photo taken last week at Brianna's daycare Christmas program at the hospital, where heather is an RN)

Brianna'a going to have a baby brother or sister
So that makes me Grandma for a third time.
With all the trouble Heather had with Brianna being 10 weeks early and 2.9 lbs. Both their lives being in danger. She is considered high risk, please say a prayer for her and this baby. She has had several blood test to watch (I think) her count, she has a scheduled ultrasound in the middle of Jan.

I know this is such a busy time of year. Even I have fallen behind in commenting.

Thanks so much for taking time to comment or email. I love reading them.

Happy Stitching!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Glory To God

Good evening!!!

by Little House Needleworks found in the JCS Christmas Ornaments 2008 issue

And here is my sweet little bunny, I hope he doesn't hop of my fabric.

Not sure if I'm liking his black eye, looks kinda weird to me. I stitched him in WDW Mocha. I didn't care for the so called CC, it was blue.

I'm planning on picking up two framed pieces tomorrow from The Inspired Needle, can't wait!!

Good nite!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New start and new Ginghers

A new start...

I'm having a bit of trouble getting into this design, maybe stitching the rabbit will get me excited to finish it, so it don't end up as a UFO

Here's what it will look like

"March Hare" by Blackbird Designs found in A Fine Collection booklet
stitching on 30ct Flax Fields by R&R

A new pair of Ginghers...

Alicia 4"

Looking out my window today, I decided we need snow, lots of snow
I can't wait to see it all white and pretty
I'm making a stash pile for kitted designs for 2012, I will have a photo coming soon

Thanks for taking time to leave a comment or email.

Happy December!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dashing through the snow, Yay!!!!!

It's a gloomy rainy day here in northern Illinois

Dashing by Birds of a Feather

stitched on 32ct Iced Cappucino w/WDW

I changed the color of the boys overalls, I didn't care to dress him in pink, so I found a blue that looks alot better on him

Here's my attempt to rust bells and pins

for December Word Play by Brenda Gervais or any other finish

I put them in bleach for 2 days then cider vinegar and salt for 2 days. I put them in the sun with what little we had. They were still shiney, what the heck!!!! So then I put them back in cider vinegar and salt for another day and put them on a paper towel as they dried they rusted a little. Ebay! here I come, lol

I took advice and looked for cheaper ones at the dollar store, no luck finding bells.

Does anyone know what their new start will be for New Years day?

I ususally have something picked out and kitted already, but not this year. I have no clue what I want to start. I looked through my stash and nothing calls my name. Are there any SALs?

Happy Stitching!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sneak Peak

"Dashing" Birds of a Feather
I'm almost done, another day or two and it will be finished. It's so darn cute, I love it!!

I have these three patterns for sale

They are Two Country Barns, Two Cottages, and Two Cabins from Nancy's Needle.

I am asking 25.00 for all three and that includes shipping to the US

If interested email me lilpebblecreek@aol.com

Thanks for all the responses to the BoaF freebie

Happy Stitching!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ornament and freebie HELP

Happy Hump Day!

Fill With Love/ Designs by Cathy Jean

found in the 2007 JCS Christmas Ornamnets

stitched on 32ct flax with GA and DMC

I forgot to sew in the hanger, the buttons come in handy for now, till I can come up with something else

Now, for the HELP

I'm looking for "Feed The Birds" by Birds of a Feather

It's a freebie,

I have lost mine and was wondering if anyone can help me locate it??!!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, November 28, 2011

If this didn't kill me...

I don't think any block from the Hawk Run Hollow series will, hehe

Block #6 Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

It seems like I put 10 hours a day stitching for like 3 days straight.

I'm off to stitch an ornament

Happy Stitching!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Miss Mary Mack

Happy Saturday!!!

I went to www.inspiredneedle.com last Sunday to see the gals and pick up my Miss Mary Mack by La D Da. I love it. Cathy did a fabulous job framing it. I took two more to be framed, I'm so excited to get them back.

A few things were purchased...

Brenda surprised with a fantastic LHN ornament.

I was over the moon with it. I so admire Brenda's stitching and now to cherish something she made is outta this world, Thank You! my dear friend

I finially got around this week to frame a Primitive Needle Design, thats been stitched for quite awhile now.

I stitched and finished this little gem, Little By Little titled "Sleigh Bird"

I snapped this photo of my grandson and thought it was cute enough to share
Happy Stitching !!

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving Day with friends and family

Friday, November 11, 2011

A finish, a bag and a winner

Happy weekend!!!!!

First of all...
As we remember the veterans of our Armed Forces, Let us not forget our freedoms we have as Americans
Thank You Veterans for your service to our country
Bless you and your families!!!!

I finished Quaker Garden

by Blackbirds Design

stitched on 40ct Garden State Java

The color of the linen is way off, it looked fine on my camera

It's going to be framed right away. I can't wait to pick up my framed Miss Mary Mack on Sunday at http://www.inspiredneedle.com/.

I love birds

Look at this beautiful bag....

I bought it from Linda's esty store.

I love it, just as much as my Vera Bradley

The winner for the Gold Santa is number 5 out of 28 comments

That would be Cathi
Congratulatios! Please, email me your address
Thanks to everyone who entered

Have a great weekend filled with lots of stitchyness

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Happy Tuesday Morning!!!

Let's start with the old WIP, shall we??!!

"Dashing" by Birds of a Feather, stitching on 32ct iced cappucino, I think
I put this one away because I don't feel like filling in the rest of the reindeer that I have already started. I love the kids that are behind Santa, too cute!! I filled in his face last night, so know he's watching me to get it finished no less

Next up is The Prairie Schooler started this past weekend

" A Farmer's Almanac"

This is the one I had you vote on with BBD Winter Wonderland. That one is finish so I thought it appropriate to start the PS

I'm not really sure what I want to stitch on today/tonite, that's a first, lol

Have a great work week

Thanks for visiting, ALL the comments and emails are much appreciated

P.S. Don't forget to check out my give-away on the last post

Saturday, November 5, 2011



It' been a long time since I have had a give-away contest

So as a Thank You! to all the commenters and new and old followers

All you have to do is leave a comment, if your interested in Gold Santa by Birds of a Feather

I will pick a winner whenever, maybe a week from now

All I ask is....

Please!! do not enter if you plan to sell on ebay for profit

Good Luck one and all

Friday, November 4, 2011


Happy Friday night!!!!!

Progress on Quaker Garden

I have push mowed and raked two yards today. I think I deserve a fish fry

Have a great weekend!!!

Watch for the next give-away post, a HTF BoaF chart
Bye for now

Thursday, November 3, 2011

If there is one flaw in women...

Women have strengths that amaze men....

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.. They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a
better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a
family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no
strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they
care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give..



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

** Winter Wonderland** in da house

not outside, but in my house on linen

Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs/ Loose Feathers pattern #39

Stitched on 30ct. Dark Chino linen w/ CC, GA and WDW threads

2 over 2

I was hoping I had a frame that would fit it, but I don't

Have a great work week

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!

We carved these pumkins last night

They turned out better then expected

I finished Winter Wonderland

I have a OOP chart give-away coming soon

Stay tuned....

Happy Halloween!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

I started my garden, the end of October??!!

Happy Halloween Weekend!!!!

I started stitching Quakers in my Garden

Quaker Garden by Blackbied Designs LF #19

40ct. Garden State Java w/ WDW & GA

Thank you for all the requests I received on this pattern

Stitchers are the bestest!!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

This is spooky sicke


It's so close to Halloween and I'm stitching Christmas??!! I must be sick

I thought I better show a progress photo before it's finished
I started Winter Wonderland by BBD two weeks ago at the retreat
I love it!!!
I just started Quaker Garden by BBD last night, love the fibers in that one too
Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

ABC Halloween

Happy Monday!!!!

Thanks for all the comments and emails about the Midnight Watch, I was blown away.
It makes me want to stitch, stitch, stitch

I finished ABC Halloween by Lizzie*Kate last night
I waited this morning to get a better color of the linen
not the case...

This is more the true color taken inside...

30ct Witches Brew w/ Crescent Colours

I almost to forgot to show this Halloween finish. It was intended for the retreat exchange, but I wasn't that happy with it.

Halloween Costume freebie by Birds of a Feather

I used scrap book paper to line the inside of the paper mache box, after painting it black

Have a super duper work week

Happy Stitching!!!!