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!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Whoooooo's afraid of the big black cat?

Stitcher's beware!!
This Halloween sampler is guaranteed to provide a frightfully good time

Midnight Watch by Blackbird Designs

I bought the blackbird in Shipshewana, In.

Stitched on 30ct 18th Century Brown w/CC, WDW, GA and DMC

Off to bed now


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Count Me Inspired retreat/part 3

Cathy had a project for us on Friday night

Our fearless shop owner showing us the instructions to make the finish product.

It was so fun and so easy, yummy too, as cathy made us eat our ice cream from the containers to use, lol

Then there was a fun exchange, if you wanted to partcipate. We all drew numbers and picked out the wrapped up exchange, when we were done, we showed off what we received.

I was over the moon with this little scissor FOB and the scissors come with it, how cool is that?!! Adana stitched this fabulous exchange, Thanks so much Adana and it was nice meeting you.

Brenda walked away with my exchange it was a little pin cushion from Casting a Spell by Blackbird Designs. I don't have a snap, so you will have to hop on over to her post to see it.

Saturday night as we were all feasting, Cathy sneaked this box tote on our table where we were stitching. It is fantastic and I LOVE it

Here's the group on Sunday morning,

minus Karin and Katrina, there was a family emergency and I do hope everything is all well

This is the stash shopping I did, a little bit of something from everywhere

I didn't do much stitching myself, a little on ABC Halloween and then I started Winter Wonderland

Progress was made

Do believe this is the end.

You can also visit Laura, She has a really good recap of all the happenings

It was a beautiful weekend to have for the retreat in a quaint little town

I met many wonderful stitchers and hope we can all do this again real soon. Once a year is just not enough to have so much fun and excitement.

Now I am off to sit and stitch on Midnight Watch, it's almost done, yipeeee!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I do appreciate all the comments and e-mails

Count me Inspired retreat/Part 2

Shipshewana shopping

Our group was invited to another retreat that was taking place about 8 miles away in Middlebury, In. We packed up cars and went to have a peek. I can't even tell you the name because I'm not sure I heard what it was. Here are the scenes of their event

Cathy shop owner from The Inspired Needle and Susan

Pam from Olde Colonial Designs and me

Trunk show from Homespun Elegance

Guess what??

there is going to be a part 3 to this retreat event
Stay tuned...

Count Me Inspired retreat/ part 1


I can't believe it's Wednesday already, anywhoo, here is a recap of this past weekends event.
Anna and I started out Thursday morning. We drove to Plainwell, Michigan to As you can see we had the whole store to ourselves
That night we stayed in Benton Harbor, that was about half way to La Porte to meet the gals.

Friday morning we met the girls at

The store was jam packed with stitchers, even though the next snaps don't look that way There's Karin, Brenda and Jayne

Anna and Karen

Then it was off to Shipshewana, Indiana to the Farmstead Inn

Amish country
The next snaps are the convention center where we all gathered

Cathy did an excellent job putting it all together.

She had a little boutique, so we could shop, or if we needed something that we didn't bring

That's it for this post. It's so hard to get the photo's in the right order

Stayed tune for the retreat exchange, shopping, and visiting another retreat

Tata for now

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Surprise in my mail today

Alot of people know I have a stitcher's Bible that I carry with me when I go stash shopping

My first one was a big one and then I started a smaller one. They both have lots of scribbling of the list I need for this and that stitching. I love the bigger one because it is flatter and easier not to lose.

I stitched a freebie of Mindi's and she sent out a little package.

She sewed a cover for a notebook, a perfect stitcher's Bible for me. Now I have to find the time to combine the two notebooks together in this one, Cool Beans!!!

Love the fabric colors

This was also in the pkg. a little orange bag containing Altoids, Avon lip balm, some kleenex and two halloween pencils.

Thanks so much Mindi for the generous package. I have been trying to leave comment on your post. I hit the button and they dissolve into thin air, I don't know whats up with that

I forgot to mention a few post ago, I deleted my facebook, so many of you have lost a friend, it was me

I can't wait for the weekend!!! It's the Inspired_Needle retreat in Shipshewana, In.

Anna and I are leaving Thursday morning and staying in LaPorte, In. so we can meet some of the gals at House_of_Stitches at 10am on Friday. It will be too much traffic to fight going thru Chicago from Rockford early Friday morning. You won't get another post out of me until next week and then it will be a retreat post, yay!!!!

Happy Stitching!!!!!