Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Scissors ...

I love them -
Especially when they are a surprise !!!
Thank you so much ...
I will be working on some Valentine's stitching for the next couple of days.
Happy Stitching To all of My Blogging Buddies !!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Valentine's Box ....

I know It's still Christmas but I can't show things I stitched as gifts so 
here's the next best thing ....
Stitched with Nina's thread "Valentine" 
Available in my Etsy Shop 

Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Peacock Pinkeep Needlebook ...

Design: Peacock Pinkeep
Fabric: 32 Count Chestnut
Fibers; Recommended DMC &
Nina's Hand Dyed Thread "Chilli"
Bead Treasures Seed Beads Brown Iris CZ119

Available In My Etsy Shop

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How about Blue ....

Designer: Primitive Traditions
Pattern: Abigail Colby's Work Basket - A scissor Fob
Stitched as a small 2" pincushion on 32 count linen
using DMC 826
Hand Laced edge with Bead Treasures Glass seed beads Medium Blue Luster
Available in My Etsy Shop

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Abigail Colby's Work Basket

Designer: Primitive Traditions
Pattern: Abigail Colby's Work Basket - A scissor Fob
Stitched as a small 2" pincushion on 32 count linen
using Carrie's Creation Hand-dyed floss "Crimson"
Available in my Etsy Shop

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Freebie Finish ...

Fabric: 32 Count Lambswool Stained with Coffee
Fiber: Carrie's Creation Hand Dyed Floss "Cajun Coffee"
 I added the border, vintage buttons & seed beads to finish my Pincushion.
(Bead Treasures Glass Seed Beads: Lined Dark Amethyst CZ180 11/0 Seed Beads)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bluebird Pincushion

Design: Bluebird Pincushion
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 32 Count Lambswool
Fiber: Nina's Hand Dyed Thread "Old Jean's"
Bead Treasures Glass Seed Beads: Medium Blue Luster
Victorian Motto Sampler Hand Dyed Button

Available in my Etsy Shop!

Friday, December 7, 2012

This is what immobility will do to a person!!!!!

Ok - So I have finally been given the ok to try to start walking since my knee surgery.
I have been trying to do a little bit every day but it has been difficult & I am still not able to do as much as I would like.
So instead of walking at the beach I just sat in my car ...
And although the scenery is lovely -
just sitting in your car is not as entertaining as walking
French fries on the sunroof
I laughed until I hurt !!!!
I must say my husband is a genius for coming up with this one

And I have been working on another little bird:

I am hoping to finish this one tonight !!!
Have a great weekend

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Zipper pouch....

I have just now found the time to put the finishing touches on  my design
 Needlework Treasures.
I made it into a zipper pouch to hold some thread and small scissors:

I am so pleased with how it turned out.
I hope you like it

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Going Prim ....

Designer: The Primitive Hare
Design: Proverbs 17:17
Fabric: 32 Count Platinum
Fibers: Recommended DMC
Ric - Rac: Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Hand Dyed
I can't wait to get started on Proverbs 18:22
Happy Stitching !!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas memories ...

I am limited this holiday season due to the fact I am still on crutches so my decorating has been postponed until today. I had my husband pull out a container of keepsakes ....
 It is so much fun to unpack cherished gifts from Blogging buddies.
Thank you all for years of blessings !!!!!

Great Giveaway @ Between Crosses with Nina
Check out the link !!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wrist Warmers ...

I've been side tracked with some crochet.

Have a great Wednesday !!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snow Happy ...

(Design fits a 5x7 frame when stitched on 40 count linen)
Individual portions of the design make perfect pincushions stitched with 30 & 32 count fabric.
Available in My Etsy Shop Now

Happy Stitching

Friday, November 16, 2012

Needle Mat ...

Available in my Etsy Shop

There are three versions to this design.
One regular design, One with a Christmas Tree, & One with Valentine Hearts.
You will receive all three with purchase.
Happy Stitching !!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Full Circle Designs

Designer: Lynda Watkins
Design: A Christmas Song
2008 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue
Fabric: 32 Count Chestnut
Fibers: DMC

Be Merry ...

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Snow in Love
Fabric: 32 Count Chestnut
Fibers: DMC


Designer: Ladybug Lane Designs
Design: Joy 
2010 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue
Fabric: 40 Count Creme Brulee
Fiber: Carrie's Creation Hand Dyed Floss "Crimson"

Val's Stuff Freebie ....

Design: Feelin' Frosty
Designer: Val's Stuff
Fabric: 40 Count Creme Brulee
Fibers: DMC

Zippie ....

Designer: Bent Creek
Design: Snowman Flatbed
Fabric: 32 Count Chestnut
Fibers: DMC

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Joy ...

Designer: PattyC
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 32 Count 
 Perfect size for Christmas Ornaments
Pattern Available in My Etsy Shop

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Roses .....

Rose Accessories:
Mini Envelope Clutch, Phone Case, Passport Sleeve, & Checkbook Cover
All Made with Michelle Patterns
Available in my Etsy shop Now 

Happy Stitching !!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Ornaments ...

Available in my Etsy Shop

Dishcloths ....

Available in my Etsy shop

And ....
Does anyone have a good pattern for an easy crochet border for this type of handkerchief?

I would truly appreciate some advice !!

Thank you so much !!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OK Here's the deal .....

I have read some pretty interesting posts lately about some happenings in Bloggers lives that they are not particularly fond of -
Due to the fact that I have gladly listened  to everyone with an open ear, smiles, & positive comments
I DO NOT LIKE CRUTCHES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I can't bend my leg which is in an immobilizer 
This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that I  am not an incredibly coordinated person -
I like to stay active & that is obviously not happening at this point & time -
(Although, I am trying to stay busy from the confines of my chair)
My House is a mess -
It takes an act of congress for me to .....
Well we won't go there but
Let's just say everything takes an immense amount of time to accomplish -
My leg hurts -
Now my other leg hurts -
Our rescue pup Molly is now scared of me because I am rolling around in an office chair up & down the hallway & she thinks I have lost my mind - 
My husband seeing my distress yesterday
hooked a lawn chair to a rolling gadget used to move furniture & rolled me around the neighborhood at 3am so I could get some fresh air -
This is obviously HELL ON WHEELS .....

And I don't know if you know this -
But everything you want when you shop from a wheelchair is on the top shelf -
& if you use merchandise to knock other merchandise to a lower position so you can reach it ...
it inevitably falls on the floor instead of in your lap -
And the floor is just about an inch out of your reach when sitting in a wheelchair .....


But I also noticed ....
There are some really kind people who pick things up for those they see "drop" their merchandise while shopping.
My kids are incredibly understanding & helpful ...
It was nice to feel the cool air & spend time with my husband all cuddled up in a blanket praying my homemade cart didn't topple over.

The stars looked lovely from this position
And - 
There are some Wonderful bloggers out there who are always giving support to their blogging buddies !!!!!!
Thank you all so much for your sweet comments & thoughtfulness
I do appreciate it !!!!!
Enjoy your week !!!

P.S. Notice the little photo of Molly
Doesn't she look beautiful !!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Passport Sleeve #3 ...

Available in my Etsy Now ...

Passport Sleeve #2 ....

Available in my Etsy Now ....

Passport Sleeve ....

I am working on sewing some accessory items for my
Etsy Shop

I have listed a Passport Sleeve made from a 
Keyka Lou (Michelle) pattern

 Her patterns are WONDERFUL -
Easy to understand & well thought out ....

I hope you enjoy your week

Happy Stitching

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Needlework Treasures

 This model was stitched on 40 Count Pearled Barley
(Easily Fits the top of a card Box purchased from Hobby Lobby when completed)

Pattern available in my Etsy Store Now

I am still recovering from my surgery.
Everything went well but I have the next 6 weeks on crutches.
Thank you for all of the thoughts & prayers !!!!!
Happy Stitching !!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Busy Needle Traveling Pattern

This was offered as a traveling pattern from 
Lynda at
Here is my Finish ....
Design: The Busy Needle
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 30 Count
Fibers: DMC 3865, 3371
Crescent Colours: Ye Old Gold, English Ivy, Wild Berries
I will send it on it's way as soon as I receive the name of the next in line ...

And, if you wouldn't mind ....
Keep me in your prayers.  I am having Surgery on my knee Thursday !!!!

Happy Stitching

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pumpkin Mini's Pattern 2

Pumpkin Kitty

Designer: PattyC
Fabric: 40 count Pearled Barley
 Pattern 2 of 3

Available in my Etsy Shop now

Happy Stitching !!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Mini's .....

Pumpkin Mini's

"Pumpkin Squash"

Designer: PattyC
Fabric: 40 Count Pearled Barley
Pattern 1 of 3

Available in my ETSY shop now

Happy Stitching !!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My First Pattern ....

"Stitching Buddies"

 Fabric: 40 Count Lakeside Linen
Dmc Floss
Designed, Stitched, & Finished By PattyC
Etsy shop opening soon ......

Be looking for another pattern reveal Next Week !!!!
Happy Stitching !!!

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