Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oh! Where do I start? or the end of 2013

Happy New Year!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas, it was busy, but nice here with the family.
It's so fun to have grandkids
I wanted to play catch up this years end
Here are some of my WIP's I started this year

I have had too many finishes in 2013 to post
I started Emerald Mermaid years ago, it's my goal to finish in 2014

Although this doesn't make a dent in my pile, heres a sampling of some of the things I have kitted and ready for 2014

Disclaimer... I have the right to change patterns and not to finish any of the above, not that I won't try
Here are some pics Christmas morning of my wonderful family
The grandkids

Our brats, haha

Me and Dan with the babies

Wishing you all a fabulous and healthy stitchylicious 2014
Thanks to all for visiting my corner of the world this year and years past
God Bless!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Blackbird Designs stitching

Happy Cyber Monday!!
I hope you all find those great deals
I finished this last week, but only now got time to post

Midnight Ride by Blackbird Designs stitched on 30ct sheep straw, mounted on The Lone Elm 6" shaker box

Then there's Honeybee Hill by Blackbird Designs

Can you guess what I'm going to do with the hoops for a finish??
Stayed tuned after the new year, I'll need that much time to put it together

Ok, then shall we start the winter stitching

Merry December stocking, again by, lol, Blackbird Designs stitched on cocoa linen

A little more progress on Christmas Garden, I hate to say this but, by Blackbird Designs
Now I've come up with my post title

Happy, should I say, Blackbird stitching

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Happy Saturday morning!!

May I present Thomas

Thomas the turkey by Notforgotten Farm
Stitched on 40ct linen w/DMC

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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bee square pincushion, wahoo!!

Carré d'abeilles by Jardin Prive

Bee square pincushion was stitched on 32ct white jobelan w/DMC
I was so excited I forgot to stick some pins in it.
Not very good pic's either, better in real life

My chart is spoken for and I know Jardin's are kind of hard to find in the U.S. or they use to be
I bought mine at The Inspired Needle, tel:(630) 243-9620, Cathy carries more of the Jardin too
I'm posting the info, because some have already ask me to trade it or where did I purchased the chart

Have a blessed Sunday everyone

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's BAP finish

Happy Friday!!!

I finished Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

By Carriage House Samplings
Stitched on 40ct pearled barley linen W/DMC

I also finished stitching the bee pincushion by Jardin Prive
Now just to put it together

Here are some of my current WIP's

Honeybee Hill by BBD

Midnight Ride by BBD

Vintage Lace by Rosewood Manor
I can't seem to put this one down, I love the lupine linen, it's like stitching on chocolate

I'm already thinking of my New Years Eve start. Do you have one in mind?
I have a few I'm tossing around in my head

Have a super duper stitchy weekend!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Pins and Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!!

I finished this the other day and totally forgot to post it

On Pins and Pumpkins by Country Stitches~With Thy Needle and Thread

The picture below is a partial part of my Halloween wall in my sewing room and yes it's there all year long

Have a happy and safe Halloween night

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Inspire Me Retreat

Good evening!
I'll let most of the pictures do the talking

Three long tables, plum full of stitchy goodness

Cathy's set up for buying stash

There was 35 smalls for exchange

After being opened...fabulous wonderful things, I wanted them all, lol

Diane and me with her exchange,BBD pillow. I also picked hers last year, out of all of them. I must like her package wrapping. FYI-that is the Diane that had the BBD shaker box finish on the last post

This is Annette with my exchange, Prairie Schooler flat fold easel

My stash and the box we received from Cathy
We also got these needle keepers from a fellow stitcher, who painted them for Cathy to us, sorry! I regret I forget her name, very talented lady

This was our project to complete during the retreat
I completed mine, although I didn't stitch Needles on the gauze that was included

Anna and I started another project to complete by next years retreat, Jardin Prive
Old Glory by Rosewood Manor, which we both completed with little time to spare before this retreat
Looking at it now, I'm very proud I stitched so much, with all the laughing we did
If I recall, I frogged once

Here's the whole gang taken before or after our prime rib dinner, yummy!!

Do you see any familiar faces??
Notice Cathy posing in the front, just like a cheerleader
She should be proud, she did an awesome job putting it all together
Everyone really enjoyed themselves
We can't wait for next year

Cathy...Thanks for a super fun Shipshewana weekend

Sweet Dreams!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shipshewana morning

I couldn't wait to post this
Look at this finish...
It's absolutely beautiful

Midnight Ride by Blackbird Designs with the 6" Lone Elm Lane shaker box.
Diane(no blog) finished it and put it together, so I would cave in and buy the box, which I of course I did :)
I bought the aged pewter color

While I'm posting this, here's a snap of the Inspired Needle retreat scene this beautiful Sunday morning

Brunch will be served soon, before we say our farewells

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Witches Hollow

Happy Hump Day!!!
I finally finished Witches Hollow by The Primitive Needle
I started it April 2011, yes! it's been that long

Stitched on WDW 40ct beige linen w/WDW threads
Here's some more scary stitching

Thine is the Trick and the Treat by Prairie Moon
I'm stitching on Eek linen with Belle Soie, old crow
I'm getting ready for the Inspired Needle retreat in Shipshewana this weekend, woohoo!!! Going to have lots of stitching fun
Stay tuned for an update
Happy Stitching!!!
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