Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Easter Sampler

Hippity Hop!

This is just a quick drive-by post to say hi and record my Easter Sampler in blogland.  I had to do a quick stitch to keep me motivated.  I am working on a larger design and started losing my stitching mojo.  So, I thought a finish would help me back on the stitching wagon.  Does that ever happen to you?
I envy the stitchers I see working on huge projects.....I have finished a few but my attention span seems to be getting shorter as I get older. 

Heart in Hand
 Easter Sampler

I decided to frame this one. 
My craft room runneth over so my motto right now is to use what I already have. 

In the words of my husband (who is very tolerant of my stitching habit and its expenses)
"How much of this S#*T will you ever really use?"

The mat was a cream color which wasn't working for this pattern so I covered it with scrapbooking paper.  Which in the end gave it a nice finish.....I think.

Thanks for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and reading your comments.  You have no idea how much they mean to me.

Keep on stitchin' on,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Patiently Waiting for SPRING!

Hello Stitching Friends,

     We have had some unseasonable warm weather this week in Southern Indiana. 
Of course that has me ready to break out the flip flops and suntan oil. :0)
But, I think it will be short lived as the temps will drop back into the 30's this week. help Spring along I broke out the punch needle this weekend.  I don't get the "urge" to do punch needle very often but I had lots of time on my hands this weekend to do crafty things.  Last weekend I started LHN's Home of a Needleworker.  This is the biggest project I've attempted in a long time.  I've made good progress on it in only a week but I like having finishes to keep me motivated.  I'm hoping to finish Home of a Needleworker by next weekend so I can get it to the frame shop :0).  I've got Springy things that need stitched so I've got to keep moving.

"Spring Cottage"
Lizzie Kate Punch Needle

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I love reading your comments and they keep me motivated to do what I love.  Have a happy week and...

Keep on stitchin' on,

Monday, February 14, 2011


I hope everyone is enjoying this day of love.
We successfully celebrated our Valentine's Day on Saturday evening with a trip to our favorite local tavern for pizza and then a trip to Wal-Mart.  Wow!  Did I just say that.....LOL!

Any who.....Here is my Valentine stitching for the year.  The flower pot was a gift that I received at a retreat in January.  The finishing idea came from our hostess Barb at Keepsakes.   The pattern is a freebie from Gigi Online.
I really enjoyed finishing this one.

We had a great day at school today.  Imagine 26 first graders anticipating the $2000 worth of sugar sitting there all morning.  We had so much "stuff" it took us 45 minutes to pass it out. 
I don't know how they held it together waiting for the party but they did.
We had so much fun passing out Valentine's and enjoying our treats.  A good time was had by all.

Happy Valentine's Day

Keep on stitchin' on,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Votes are IN....And It Is Finished!

And the winner is.............. The Tree Fabric!

I think it was unanimous! 
Thank you for giving me feedback on the finish of my Lizzie Kate design.
I can now mark another one of my Crazy 2011 Challenge!  Whoop! Whoop!

I loved reading your suggestions and appreciate you taking time to help me.
I thought it was fun and hope you don't mind if I pick your brains again.

Happy Valentine's Day Tomorrow!
I hope to be back with another post on my one and only Valentine's Day finish for the year.

Keep on stitchin' on,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Your Vote Counts......On My Finish!

Calling ALL Stitching Friends...

I am having a hard time deciding on which fabric to use to finish my Lizzie Kate Snowman '10.
My intention is to sew it into a pillow with the fabric running down both sides and add a hanger.  I think he will look adorable hanging on a door knob or maybe a cabinet.

Since I can't decide on which fabric to use you get to decide for me.  Please vote in the sidebar poll.  Majority wins and finishing will take place on Sunday. 

Thank you so much for helping me out.  I finished stitching this snowman over a week ago.  Usually I have a clear vision of how I want to finish a piece.  I'm not sure why this one has been so difficult to decide on.



Keep on stitchin' on,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just a Little Stitching Update

Hello Stitching Friends,
It seems like I've had so little to post about stitching lately. 
Two of my exchange pieces have reached their new homes so I'm excited to share them with you.

But first......
Let me share with you the lovely pieces I received for the Lizzie Kate & Seasonal Exchange.
Pirjo received my name for both exchanges.  How crazy is that? 
These pieces came all the way from Finland and they are just adorable.

Thanks for sending such great exchanges.

Here are the two pieces I stitched and finished for exchanges.

Brrr..... ~Winter Crazy
Lizzie Kate

Heart in Hand

The day of LOVE is quickly approaching.  I hope everyone has a happy Valentine's Day!
Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you!

Keep on stitchin' on,

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow White

Hello Stitchin' Friends!

I can mark another finish off my Crazy 2011 Challenge list!!!  Whoop! Whoop!

Snow White
Little House Needleworks
The fabric is much darker than the photo shows. 
I think I need to quit buying stash for a while and invest in a decent camera.  (Who am I kidding?)

The Superbowl is just hours away.  I don't have any interest in the actual game but am looking forward to the commercials.  I hope they are good this year. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love to hear from you.  You keep me motivated to do what I love.

Keep on stitchin' on,

And She's Off to................................

First, my apologies for the delay in announcing who will receive the pattern.  It's funny how life gets in the way at times. 

So.......Without further ado.   The pattern will head out to the state of Washington to.....


Alrighty Michele.....we are all going to be on the lookout for your finish :-)

Thank you to everyone who entered!
And I hope whomever you root for in the Super Bowl WINS!

Keep on stitchin' on,