Friday, March 30, 2012

I can't stop myself ....

Remember my Huswif from this post:

How about a little red.....

Design: Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif
Designer: With My Needle
Fiber: DMC 815

Enjoy your weekend !!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wonderful framing luck this week !!!!

Does anyone remember that horrible framing experience I had with my Poinsettia House Finish?
I was able to cut off the damaged fabric & salvage the piece but I hadn't had the nerve to have it framed again.
Well, I was walking through JoAnn's today & they had pictures on sale....
I found one that I thought looked like it would be the right size for my Poinsettia House Finish -
So I decided to give it a try.
I brought it home & pulled out the photo & added my stitched piece.

Doesn't it look like I had it custom cut just for my stitching!
I am still amazed.

Framed finish with mat for only $7.00
I am thrilled !!!!!!
Happy Stitching

La-D-Da Briar Rabbit

I haven't had much stitching time as of late but I did notice a lovely frame that works for my Briar Rabbit:

I placed a little fancy ribbon at the bottom & 
added a little heart button.
Happy Stitching !!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Giveaway Perfection !!!!!

I am sooooooo thrilled to show you the lovely hat that I won at

It is made to perfection - 
I am truly impressed with Hillery's abilitites !!!!
Of course it is done in a wonderful color.
And the pattern is just beautiful !!!!!!

You must go check out her site: 22 Threads
(I will be watching - there could be a Giveaway involved if I see enough response on her site
- I am feeling a little inspired after seeing this hat - 
Tell Hillery I sent you & let her know how lovely her work is !!!!

Hillery - You did a splendid job - I couldn't be happier !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

La-D-Da Freebie

La-D-Da Freebie
Made into a 
Sewing Wallet:

Design: Little Tree Freebie
Designer: La-D-Da
Fabric: 28 Count Weeks Dye Works
Fibers: Nina's Thread "Moss"
Crescent Colours "Brandied Pears"
DMC: 730
Another photo at:

Happy Stitching !!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

A little Finish

I wanted to make a little gift for my mother.
So I stitched the design 
Happy Mom Mom day by Trilogy:
Enjoy your weekend !!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Framed freebie finish

I found a frame for my little bunny:
The freebie pattern can be found here.

Have fun crossing those x's !!!

Almost Complete ....

Here is my latest progress with 
Everyday Embroidery:
I added several felt squares for needles or pins on the inside of the book.
And two pockets for scissors or patterns.
I may put floss rings on the largest felt square....
And here's the back:
I am thinking about adding some flowers to the felt & placing cording around the edge of the 
sewing book ....
We will have to decide on that sometime next week 
Happy stitching !!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Everyday Embroidery.....

I made a little more progress:
The "Sun" at the top of the design opens up to hold needles.
I am still working on the interior.....

The idea for the trees & flowers comes from the March 2012 Issue of
Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine
 It has some patterns that would be helpful if you are interested in stitching a similar needlebook.
Enjoy your week !!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012


Have a Great Weekend !!!!

Fabulous Find & Garden progress....

I just wanted to show you some new products I found at Walmart.
Here is the first 
This is the new packaging for Dentyne gum - without the label of course.
I'm thinking a great container to hold tatting thread .....

And here is the next fabulous find:
Feed the Hungry by purchasing these peppermints & then store your needles in this cute little container -
It's the perfect size for a small stitching bag.
It's a win win situation !
I didn't get much stitching time this week but I did do more work in my yard:
I almost finished cleaning the trellis area - I removed the huge grassy plant that was back by the fence.
And i sprayed weed killer all over the stones in the walkway.
When the weeds die you will see "Dave & Patty" etched in the stones  :)
And then I cut back some old autumn ferns & placed them in pots.
You can see the new fronds trying to peak through the old leaves:
And I planted some flowers in my containers:
4 days of intensive yard work is enough for me !!!!!!
my husband bought me some goodies to brighten my week:
He found a fern for my porch:
I absolutely love ferns !!!
And he purchased some stitching magazines & a quilt book he found on sale:
Now that's a Wonderful Gift ;)
Enjoy your weekend
Have fun crossing those X's ....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Needle Nest.....

I found this little Needle Nest at JoAnn's

 And had a freebie from here:

 And decided to do this:

Have a great weekend !!!

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