Monday, November 24, 2008

I have always wanted to live in a log cabin.....

but reality says that probably won't happen, so instead, I 'built my own' log cabin!
My log cabin is on the latest round robin piece I have done. I hope Carol likes it. I love how it turned out! It is from the LHN Dear Diary chart "Elizabeth McGuire".
Now, back to working on the model!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Model progress & Tree to Cross

Wow, it has been over a week since I updated my blog. Time flies, for sure!
I have started on the model I am doing. I am taking it rather slowly here at first, because my eyes are bad. I went to the eye doctor yesterday, so hopefully sometime next week, I will be seeing better again. This getting older is for the birds!! The model is for Stephanie at
It is stitched over 1 on 28 ct. fabric. I am stitching Berries & Cherries. I LOVE IT!!!! It is so pretty & delicate!!!!
I am also attaching a picture of the Tree to Cross card that we framed after Christmas last year. We have a lot of the cards left, so I am offering to sell them for 3.00 each, postage included if anyone is interested. Just drop me a note & we can work out details.
I hope everyone has had a great week, has a great weekend & if I don't update again before than, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!
Thank you so much for reading & for commenting! It means so much to me!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bent Creek's Seasons of Change Row...

is complete!!!!! I finished it about a half hour ago, but had a few things to do before I could take a picture & post it!
I stitched it on Sassy's Sugared Coffee evenweave. I think this fabric is perfect for this piece. I used the called for WDW & GAST floss. If I hadn't already had this all kitted up, I could have easily substituted Nancy's Victorian Motto Sampler Flosses.
Now, I have to be totally serious & devoted to the model I have to do. I wanted to finish this one before I got too involved in it thou. Now...onward to the model!!!
Thank you for stopping by & to those who comment, an extra thanks. It seems my blog has lost interest again & I am not sure why!
Have a great evening!!!!

Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker SAL /Materials Chosen!

I have finally decided on my materials for my Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker SAL piece. The SAL begins on Jan. 1st, so I have plenty of time yet.
I KNEW which flosses I wanted to use & got them quite a while ago. I was introduced to Nancy of the: Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. What awesome colors she has & oh my!!!!!! The prices are perfect! And the customer service is top notch as well. She is very quick to reply to emails & she send our your order very quickly.
I decided to go with a piece of fiddler's light aida that I had on hand. I am really trying to conserve money, so this was perfect. It is big enough & the colors I chose look great on it.
I have been tagged by a few people, but I am going to pass on participating in that this time. I have done this a while back. Thank you so much to those who tagged me.
I am hoping to have a finish to post today! Stay tuned!
Have a wonderful Thurs & thanks for looking & taking time to comment!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Progress Picture

Hi all!!! Welcome to a new week. Well, Monday is about done, but still, a new week!!!
Today, I started & finished a very small piece for an exchange I am doing. We are provided with a small Christmas stocking. We are to stitch something to fit in the pocket of it & then fill it with stitching goodies for our partner!!! My stitching is complete, so now I must decide what to stuff in it!!!
I have also been working on Bent Creek's Change of Seasons Row. This has been a very enjoyable stitch, other than the frog visit on Sat. I think I stitched while extremely tired Friday night & the frog had fun with that!
I also have started a model that is going to take some time. Obviously, I won't be showing that, so my posts may be more sporadic.
My dad should have my pen made later this week & then I will have a better picture to share & more details on how you can get your own personal floss pen!!! I am excited for him about these!!!
Thanks for stopping by & thanks to those who leave comments. It is nice to know who pays me a visit!!! Have a great week!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stitching afternoon!

I try to organize a stitch in at my house about once every 6 weeks or so. Today's group was very small!!!! I had one person show up. But, you know what?!?!?!?!!? We had a wonderful time, stitching & catching up.
I had won a contest on the group that Debra & I are in, so she brought the prize to me, instead of mailing it. See attached picture for the wonderful gifts I received. The contest was for the person with the most finishes that weren't finished! I realized after the contest ended that we didn't have a category for most finished finishes! I have LOTS of those too!!!!
She then surprised me with a lap quilt that she made. She has been making a lot of these & I was totally surprised when she gave me one!!!! I love it!!! And it is cold enough today, that I KNOW I will be covered with it before the day is done.
I hope to post a picture soon of what I was working on while she was here. I had a visit from the frog thou & I had to take out a good portion. I guess that is what I get for stitching TOO LATE at night!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snowman's Quaker Christmas

Oh, it is good to have the computer back!!!!! My computer has been on the blink since the end of last week. It just started 'restarting' itself randomly sometime last week. DH worked on it all weekend & came to the conclusion we needed a new power pack. Well, UPS delivered it today & I am back in business!!!!!
Since I couldn't be on the computer, I had a LOT of stitching time!!!! I finished this little guy totally in one day. I have also worked on something else, but no pictures yet!!!!
I will try to catch up with reading everyone's blogs over the next few days. Please bear with me!!
It feels so good to be back!!! Thanks for looking & thanks so much for all of your kind comments!!!!! I so appreciate them!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Peace, by CCN

I chose the peace ornament by CCN for my November ornament to stitch. It was a simple, quick stitch & I LOVE IT!!!! The colors are totally me!!! I finished it with my new finish & it worked perfect. The colors match our bedroom perfect & I had one open peg on my display, so that is where it is!!! I stitched it on miracle mint evenweave.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pen for Cross Stitchers!!!!!!!

As many of you know, my dad is a woodworker. Many of you have seen the bowls, pens, etc... that he makes. Well, if it works out, he will have exclusive rights to floss pens! He was sent a sample of what they would be like. I assured him that I would be 'showing it off' if I could see it. The person who does the blanks only sent him 1 of the the 2 pieces for a pen, but you can get the idea of what it will look like by the picture. I am also adding a link to my dad's web page, where you can see all of the other pens & goodies! You can bet I will be asking to get a floss pen!!! Dad has an email address listed on the website & a phone number as well! I am also attaching a picture of a whole pen, so you can see what the pen will look like!
EDIT: I just talked to dad on the phone! I am even more excited now!!!! Each of us who orders a pen will provide our VERY OWN FLOSS ENDS for our pens!!!! More details to follow!!!! Dad thinks these will sell for $25.00 each. Dad, are they ready yet?!!?!?!?!?! Love ya!