Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Finally Finished -Thanks Be To God !!

Challenge Finish #8:

Design: Thanks Be To God
Designer: Sisters and Best Friends
Fabric: 32 Count
Fibers: Recommended DMC

Happy Stitching

Monday, March 28, 2011

A little Progress

I have made some progress on another challenge finish.  I am hoping to have this one completed this week:
And, I  received some wonderful stash in the mail for my birthday (which is not even until the end of April)- Apparently there are some patterns out there that I am unfamiliar with -And I am thrilled that I was the fortunate recipient:
Aren't they just gorgeous !! I am going to have to get busy !!!!!
Happy Stitching

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No stitching/ Give Thanks !!!!!!

There are moments in each of our lives when we are reminded about those things which are truly the most important.  I have had 8 hours to reflect on the things that are most important to me - And, although I love stitching, & I so enjoy gardening - I find that in the truest sense it is the people in my life that I adore the most.  It is my wonderful husband & my 4 children that bring me the greatest pleasure - It is my friends & family that bring me the greatest joy.  It is with these precious people that I should always focus my greatest love and admiration - And it is with them that I should focus my greatest attention.

But at times i fear I do not always do that - when I have mounds of laundry, when the sink is full of dirty dishes, when the bathroom needs cleaning, & the lawn needs mowing-
When the budget is too tight, or the floor needs mopping, dinner needs cooking, or the dogs need bathing.
When I've worked long hours, labored for little glory & find myself thrown too many curves

It is then that I lose focus-

Tonight when my husband called me to ask me for help
When I saw the smashed vehicle he stood beside
It was then that I was reminded of how very much i loved him & how very precious are the moments we have.

I have just spent hours in the ER - Not complaining that I spent HOURS in the ER, But being thankful that I shared those precious hours with someone I could have lost.
Thankful that his angels were around him & very thankful that the accident -that was not his fault - did not steal him from me - Thankful that the curve he was thrown was not his last moment - was not my last moment with him &

Thankful for

the children that are sleeping peacefully in their beds-  the clothes I am washing -the dishes that I am doing & the dogs that met me at the door when I returned home from this exhausting day.

I think I am back on track
God Bless

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is this poisonous- oops- Venomous?

(First of all, I have a new visitor & I am not happy about it at all.   My husband is at work; so I need to know if this little critter is venomous:

 Doesn't it look like he just ate something - eek
Anyway - I am now nervous to go outside because he is lurking in my garden.

On a brighter note - Looking out my window - lol - I can see it is a lovely day - Beautiful weather & my Azaleas are trying to bloom:

And this got me in the mood to refurbish my Bird Houses - Something enhanced the little opening in this box so my husband fixed it for me:

And when I am the happiest I stitch - So here is a new finish - I still need to add the buttons, but the threads are all in place:
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Design: Snowman '10 Snippet
Fiber: Recommended DMC
Fabric: 32 Count Raw Linen
I know it is a Christmas pattern - But all of you have been stitching it and got me hooked - So technically it's your fault - :) !!!!!
Don't forget I will announce the next Traveling Stitcher Friday -
I am off to do housework (dishes, laundry......)
Have a great week !!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Are You The Next Stitcher For The Traveling Pattern?

Here is a photo of my finish:
I will frame this piece to remind me to "Count My Blessings"
Design: Count Your Blessings
Designer: Shakespeare's Peddler
Fabric: 28 Count Belfast Linen
Fibers: Recommended DMC

 If you would like to be part of this new Traveling
Pattern there are a few rules:

1. Comment on this post, saying you would
like to be part of the Stitcherhood.

2. By leaving this comment, you agree (if you are
chosen) to stitch the design and send it along to the next person in a timely manner. If this means
dropping everything in your rotation to concentrate on this be it. If you can't
bring yourself to do this ~ please don't sign up.

3. You must have an active blog to participate. If you have a blog but never post to it ~ you won't be chosen to be the next stitcher.
 4. This is a giveaway-type Traveling Pattern. That means you must follow it from blogger to blogger to enter each time it is ready to send along. Commenting on this post doesn't make you a guaranteed part of the Stitcherhood.

So far the Traveling Pattern has been stitched by:
 1. Sharon of It's Daffycat, Oklahoma, USA
2. Karen of Karen's Handiwork, South Carolina, USA
3. PattyC of Hanging on By A Thread, Florida, USA
4. Are you next?????

If you would like a chance to be the next stitcher please leave a comment! The next stitcher will be chosen on Friday, March 25!

 Happy Stitching !!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Traveling Pattern Received

I received the Traveling Pattern "Count Your Blessings" from Shakespeare's Peddler 3/16/2010 so be looking for my finish - I want to keep this lovely pattern moving forward :)
Have a Great Weekend !!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Challenge Finish:

Finish Number 7 For the Challenge:
I am going to try to finish this as a stitching box - Filled with stitching accessories.
I'll  post a photo when completed-
I tea dyed the fabric to age it a bit
Happy Stitching !!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Just a quick post to wish you a lovely & relaxing weekend
I will have another finish to post next week :)
(Exchange Stitching)
Take Care

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What a View !!

This morning when I returned home from work this is what was waiting for me:

 Just beautiful don't you think !!!

I also received my prize from Happiness Is Cross Stitching - I am absolutely thrilled beyond words.  The set is absolutely charming & the finishing is flawless - What a wonderful addition to my collectible stitching items. LynnB you have unbelievably surpassed my expectations - 

I want to express my absolute admiration for your abilities and my sincerest  gratitude at being the recipient of such a lovely gift :)

I am truly speechless !!!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Did someone say exchange stitching:

Have a wonderfully relaxing & stitching filled weekend !!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Beautiful Weather -

Does Anyone know what kind of Bird this is?
He has claimed my Martin House !!!

Exchange stitching in progress ;)
Take Care,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Stash & A Finish !!

I am soooo excited because I received my first stash purchase of the year.  It's the Little House Needleworks pattern "Fresh from the Garden".  I also purchased the Exclusive set that goes with it - I just love it !!!

And I have finished my March Ornament for my 2011 Ornament Challenge:

Happy Stitching :)

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