Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Greetings Friends,
It has been a busy week before Christmas.  We had a bit of winter weather on Friday morning which cancelled school.  I ran into several parents who said their kids cried when they found out school was cancelled.  Of course, Christmas parties were scheduled for Friday. 
It has also been a busy week for deliveries.  Edgar was my exchange partner this year in the Friends Stitching Through the Seasons exchange.  Here is a snap of what he sent.  I apologize if my pictures are missing a few items.  I dismantled the box before I got pictures.  :-)  Thanks for a great year of packages Edgar.
Here is a pictures of the stitched piece I sent my partner Michelle. 
I didn't get a pic of the other items I sent but I love this little stocking.
 Christmas Stocking Ornament
Hands to Work
Karen and I do several exchanges throughout the year. 
She outdid herself with our Christmas exchange.
She stitched the companion ornament to the piece I just finished which you can see here.
The boxes are full of finishing supplies and some yummy chocolate
covered pretzels (which didn't last long).
Thanks Karen!

Below is the piece I stitched for Karen.
Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe had a generous month of Christmas giveaways on her blog.  I was the lucky winner one day.  I received this lovely assortment of her hand dyed floss in red.
I love Nancy's floss and trimmings.  You really should check out her site.  She is a pleasure to order from and provides great customer service, not to mention the great products.
Thank you, Nancy!
My friend Michele blessed me with a Christmas package that contained this birdie ornament.
I am all about birds right now and I love this design.
Thank you , Michelle!
Thank you for stopping by and spending a little bit of your day with me.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Samplings

Christmas Greetings Friends,
I hope this finds you well and in the Christmas spirit. 
The weather here is finally cold and I saw a few snow flurries this afternoon. 
Although I dislike cold weather I do think it makes it feel a little more like Christmas.
I've been doing a lot of stitching and I'll have lots to share soon.  It seems as though I would rather stitch than finish right now.  I did manage to find a frame for this piece today. 
One Christmas finish down....more to come.
Holiday Samplings II
Homespun Elegance
Thank you for stopping by. 
Keep on stitchin'

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stash For Sale

Greetings Friends,
After trying to organize my craft room it became apparent it is time to de-stash. 
All charts are in like new condition and kits are unopened unless noted. 
Prices include shipping in the U.S.
Payment through Paypal.  Please email me with the patterns you would like and your paypal email. 
 I will send you an invoice for your purchases.
Thank you!
Shepherd's Bush
(Package has been opened up is complete and in like new condition)
 Wedding Sampler
Dimensions Complete Kit Unopened
 Frosty Friend (ornament size)
 Joy to the World
 Christmas Bells
 Whee Willie
Heart in Hand
 Single Rose Wedding
The Workbasket
 Snowy Santa
 Christmas Ornament
 Christmas Flower
 Christmas Santa
 Golf (Complete Kit)
 Goofy (Complete Kit)
 Best Friends (Fibers and Charm included)
Elizabeth's Designs
 Snow Fence
Raise the Roof
 The Spirit of Christmas
(Complete kit)
 Smell My Feet
CherryWood Design
 Her Wicked Best
The Primitive Needle
Kansa II
The Sunflower Seed

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Greetings

Happy Halloween Dear Friends,
I love Halloween with all the trimmings. 
Ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, everything Halloween-y.
I have been stitching quite a few Halloween designs and picked
them up from the framers today. 
 Sweeping Cobwebs by Prairie Schooler
 The frame for Sweeping Cobwebs is just gorgeous. 
It was hard to get a good picture on this dreary day before Halloween.
Trix or Treat by Blackbird Designs
 Her Wicked Best by Primitive Needle.
The fabric really is a very Halloween-y orange.
I haven't shipped this one off to the framer yet and can't wait to do so.
I also picked up a piece unrelated to Halloween.
I started this piece in St. Louis in September and it stitched up very quickly.
 Home Sweet Home by Pineberry Lane

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. 
I love to hear from you and share the love of stitching.
I hope Halloween brings you lots of sugar filled children,
cute costumes and a few good frights.

Keep on stitchin,

Friday, October 5, 2012

October Already?

Greetings Friends,
It is hard to believe October is already here. 
Time is flying and I've been in a Halloween mood for stitching.
This weekend brings our city's annual Oktoberfest.  I'm looking forward to the unlimited supply of fried food and catching up with friends I only see visiting the Oktoberfest.
October also  brings one of my favorite holidays.  HALLOWEEN!
I finished BBD's Trix or Treat.  This was a fast, fun stitch.  I think I'll have this one framed.
 Trix or Treat
Blackbird Designs
I also finished Home Sweet Home...
Home Sweet Home Sampler
Pineberry Lane
I finally got my Halloween decorations out on the mantle. 
 I have a few more stitched pieces to finish for Halloween.
Hopefully I can find my finishing mojo this weekend.
I also found the energy to put away my 4th of July pieces and changed to Fall.
This Fall I participated in a couple of exchanges.
My friend Karen and I did our annual Halloween exchange.
Karen and I did a stitched (but not finished) exchange.
She stitched Holy Sheet over 1!  She also spoiled me with lots of Hallloween goodies.
(I giggle everytime I look at the piece Karen stitched for me....Holy Sheet!  LOL!)
Here are the goodies I sent Karen.
The Halloween bag is from Victoria Motto Sampler
It is full of Nancy's hand-dyed trim and floss.
If you haven't been by Nancy's blog check her out. 
Her trim is awesome and her prices are very reasonable.
I also participated in The Friends Stitching Through the Seasons exchange. 
You can see the goodies Edgar sent me in my previous post.
Here is what I sent my partner Michelle.
I hope everyone is having a great Autumn season. 
Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments. 
Keep on stitchin'

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ghost and Goblins

Hello Friends,

It is hard to believe that I am over a month into my school year.  Things are settling down and I am finding some time to stitch.  My stitching A.D.D. has kicked in and I'm jumping from  piece to piece.  I've mainly been working on bigger pieces but did stitch a couple of exchanges that I'll be able to show you soon.

I finished Bent Creek's Halloween Branch in record time.  Here it is framed and ready for the haunting season.  I am sorry the pictures aren't great but the frame is perfectly spooky.  The lines in the frame have a slight orange tint to them.  I can't wait to start decorating for Halloween.

My Friends Stitching Through the Seasons exchange arrived today.
Edgar always goes above and beyond to make it special for me.
He stitched Bent Creek's Autumn Row and Faye, the carolina stitcher finished it.

 Thank you Edgar!  I love this piece and it will always have a special place in my Fall displays.

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments.  I cherish everyone and jump every time I hear my phone notify me I have a new email :-)

Keep on stitchin'

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Little Color For My Office

 Greetings Friends,

Thank you all for your kind comments on my Frank N Boo finish. 
Finishing the WIP Frank N Boo motivated me to dig through the pile again. 
This is what came out of the WIP basket this time.  I started this piece months ago with the intent of putting the finished piece in my office at school. 
Here is color outside of the lines finished and framed. 
Just the splash of color my office needs.

Color Outside of the Lines
Ruby Slipper Needlework Designs


Lynn was the winner of my 2nd blogaversary giveaway.
I stitched a Glory Bee freebie and sent a few goodies. 
It is amazing how quickly time flies.  I'm looking forward to many more.


GO TEAM USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a big Olympics fan.  I've been glued to the t.v. all weekend.  I'm not sure what it is that draws me to the games.  I never watch volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, rowing or cycling but I've been captivated!  Maybe it is the symbolism or the pride I have in my country.  I hope one day in my lifetime the Olympics comes back to the U.S.  That is one thing on my bucket list I have to do.
I know many in blogland are happy the Olympic games are here.  Many have been pondering their Olympics project for weeks.  Until seeing this idea on blog posts it had never occurred to me that the Olympic games would be the perfect time to start a new project.  So, not to be left out, I dug through my stash and came up with
Blue Ribbon Design's A Little Quakeresque.

Here is my progress so far.  I started Saturday morning.  I have found that actually watching the Olympics distracts me from stitching.  Apparently I watch too many reruns because I never really stop to watch but that isn't the case with the Olympics.

I'm stitching Quakeresque on Tree of Life Linen using Bell Soie Maple Leaf.

Have a great weekend and happy Olympics!

Keep on stitchin'