Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Which one??

I wish everyone a very Happy and prosperous New Year 2015!!

I went shopping.... And decided to buy The Red Deer Sampler by Gigi R
I've been eyeing it for awhile now.

The linen is 36ct Confederate Grey

The fibers below are for the Samplers 4 Saisons

Each color is for a season and the brown for the tree. The linen is 40ct Flax

So now I have to decide which one to start tomorrow,

You say...

Both of them

I say "O.K."

I'm not sure how much I will get to stitch on them, we are going out of town with the kids to a Wisconsin Dells indoor waterpark hotel.

Be safe

Monday, December 22, 2014

Let's talk New Years Day

Sooooo I'd love to hear what everyone has kitted up or wants to kit up to stitch for the New Year

Photos are taken from the internet

This is what I'm thinking of starting....

Anagram Diffusion "Sampler 4 Saisons"

I love the red but....
I plan on stitching the different seasons in different soft colors

I downloaded the pattern from www. I believe it cost 6.50 in US dollars

11 page pattern, the stitch count is 320X320. I have to shop for the 40ct linen and the 4 thread colors. I need to go to a shop to do a floss toss, before the 1st

When I first saw this pattern of course I googled and also fell in love with two designs also from Anagram Diffusion


"Ying Yang"

Has anyone ever stitched these designs or any others?

What is going to be your New Year Start?

Please don't hold me to this design, lol, I have a right to change my mine

I'm thinking, I better go get busy stitching what I have in my bag, lol

Tata for now

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas ornaments finished

Merry Saturday!!

Where's the snow??????

All I want for Christmas is snow

I finished several ornaments this past month and here they are...

The one below...
is my 2nd latest ornament from Nordic Yuletide by Summer House

Then we have the Christmas Angels by Birds of a Feather

And lastly is Lizzie Kate, Celebrate! one of the design from The Tiny Tidings

I wish everyone a blessed Christmas Day with love, peace and hope.
Happy Birthday Jesus!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nordic Yuletide


I finished one of the Nordic Yuletide ornament

By Summer House Stitche Works

I'm stitching all the ornaments on 28ct Natural linen with silver from Fabric Flair with the champagne ice mill hill beads. I'm using the same linen for the back.

Here's an actual better picture of it and also my start on another one

I love everything about these and won't stop until I stitched them all.
There are 7 designs in the chart and two more in the 2014 JCS ornament and JCS preview issues.

Take care and be safe this holiday season

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Angels

Happy Friday!!

I finished stitching my Christmas Angels ornaments

by Birds of a Feather, not sure what the linen is, threads are GAST w/Kreinik metallic gold thread

I really wish it would snow, so I can start my shopping :(

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Garden

Happy holidays!!

I finished Christmas Garden, yay for me,

Blackbird Designs, stitched on 40ct. w/GAST threads
As you can see I stitched the alphabet instead of Christmas Garden. I most likely will leave it on the wall all year.

And here are a few WIP's I've been stitching on

Baby, Its Cold Outside

Turkey Troy

Nordic Yuletide, ornaments, set of 7 or 8

That's all for now...
I did finish Christmas Angels by Birds of a Feather, I will get that photo up, when I get home. I'm visiting my mom in the nursing home and taking her for lunch in the cafe.

Have a warm, safe and joyous holiday season from my family to yours

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I have a couple Halloween treats to share with you
I finished these the day before Halloween and forgot to share with you

The ghost are from this years JCS Halloween issue, stitched with DMC glow-in-the-dark thread and the Casting a Spell is by Homespun Elegance
And here are the backs..

So many was interested in this design, I'm sorry for not posting my start sooner then this

I love the Quaker tombstones

I did want to start this Mr. gobble Mustard Sewing Clamp kit by The Hearts Content

I'll save it for next year now, time is getting away from me

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Count Me Inspired #2

I'll show you the Count Me Inspired Retreat goodies

My wood collection from the last three years of my attendance, minus a couple I forgot.

I did the small exchange, I picked a Halloween package, of course, what else??!!

I forgot to take a pic of what I stitched, but here is the design, Summer Saltbox. I used a ribbon for the necklace

The end.
Have a great stitchy weekend

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Count Me Inspired


This post is all about the Count Me Inspired Retreat held this past weekend in Shipshewana, Indiana

Cathy set up shop

Big room with lots of lighting,

Hi Barb, this was my table with some very lovely ladies, it's always so nice to see them all again

My purchase... The Threads, apple cider and shaker white are for the ornaments from Summer House, Nordic Yuletide. I love the frame for Last Stitch Cemetery.
I plan not to stitch the border or the bottom portion of The Ghoultide Welcome, I love that scene.

The next purchase shown is from House of Stitches in La Porte, Indiana on the way to the retreat, always a must stop

The linen is tarnished silver, its for Halloween Resurrection by Lone Elm Lane and will fit in a 8" round shaker box. And a few threads that I needed and kitted already.

That reminds me.... We stop at a couple antique/ junk store down the road every year. I found these.... an 8" box for 1/2 off at 6.00.

I know the square box isn't too charming, right now, but it will be. For 4.00 I can recycle that in no time

Oh! And these scissors were 2.00

I stitched a little here and a little there on these three things

Christmas Angels by Birds of a Feather, Casting a Spell by Homespun Elegance and finished Things That Go Bump in the Night by Angel Stitchin, found in the 2014 JCS Halloween issue. I stitched it with the DMC glow in the dark thread, spoooooky!!! I'll most likely make it into a flat fold easel.

Ugh! Since I had a really long pictureful post and lost some, I will have a part two with what we received and my exchange piece and whatever I forgot in this post.

Be back soon....

Monday, October 13, 2014


This last weekend, Anna, Lois and I made a trek to St. Charles, Mo. for the Celebrations of Needlework. This was our third year attending

My purchases... I bought most of it at The Inspired Needle and The Silver Needle and then some

I take the Round Robin classes every year, but this year only 1 session. Here are the four kits I received.

I started Quaker Gone Spooky, when I got home, so I need to take a snap tonight, to show my start progress, I can't put it down. I'm stitching it on 36ct flagstone linen with recommended silks

It's such a joy to talk and meet, old and new stitchers and the shop owners

In a couple weeks I go to The Inspired Retreat in Shipshewana, In. I can't wait

Happy haunting stitching!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thine is the Trick...

Happy Friday!!

I have a finish..

This one is by Prairie Moon

"Thine is the Trick and the Treat"
Stitched on 32ct Eek linen with black silk

Have a great stitchy-filled weekend

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's all spooky

Happy Fall ya all,

I have two fast finishes I finished today/tonight. I believe both kits were from the round robin class at St. Charles, Missouri, Celebrations of Needlework last year or possibly the year before.

The first up is a Rosewood Manor design kit " Crows Feet Quilt Block"

I love it, when everything is kitted up

Next is...
Just Another Button Company, pumpkin pincushion kit, again everything to finish it

Is anyone going this year to Celebrations in St. Charles?
I will be there again this year

Barb commented on my last post about my Halloween stuff, well here you go,

That's just some of it, lol

Good night!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Happy day!!

I finished Fancey Blackett~Shoo!

By Pineberry Lane
Stitched on 35ct linen w/WDW and GA

Off to finish another bigger spooky WIP
Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boo! Jack o Lantern Watch

Not exactly boo! I exchanged the words for autumn

Time For Halloween by With Thy Needle & Thread
Stitched on 40ct w/ GA threads
This one I used matching chenille for the necklace.

To find out where and what to purchase, look in my previous post.

The cat design is Oct 31 - Black Cat Watch 
I love these, they are super quick to make and perfect for gift giving.
You can use your own design for personal pleasure, as well
Now to stitch the witch, then the saltbox

Happy stitching!!!!
P.S. Thanks for the wonderful comments and visits
I'm so excited I have just over 500 followers, yipeeee
Tata for now