Thursday, December 12, 2013

Busy Busy Busy ....

I have been hoping things would slow down a bit around here but no such luck !!!
I have received some emails from some blogging buddies asking if I am ok -
My family has had an eventful year so I have been taking more down time than usual.
My father passed away in October:
We have been working through the loss this holiday season ....
I have been working on some Christmas gifts:
A Lap Afghan for someone special ...
 A Crochet Scarf made of wool roving:

And I  received a lovely gift in the mail from Rita
 Isn't it just gorgeous ...
And there were some goodies inside as well
(patterns, candy, a special bookmark ...)
And a Christmas Ornament:

Just beautiful !!!
Thank you so much Rita !!!!!!

and I am sooooo trying to finish my Mary's Sampler from Plum Street Samplers :

Such a delightful sampler 
Offered at a time when I needed it most !!!!
Thank you so much Paulette !!!!

I hope your holidays are filled with warmth & good cheer -
So looking Forward to Christmas ....
God Bless !!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Freebie finish ...

"Hare's Visit"
Plum Street Samplers
(Color changes made to match my scrubs)
What a cute design!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Do you want some popcorn ? ...

How about a little Crochet "Popcorn Stitch":

These flowers are so fun to make & 
work up so quickly !!!

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My dad has had another heart attack and has been moved to Hospice care.
Thank you for all of the thoughts & prayers!
Blessings ...

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I am really excited to share a new pattern with you 
Christmas is my very favorite holiday 
So I decided to spread some ...
"Christmas Cheer"
The only way I was able to get this out to you at this time
was through the thoughtfulness & creative work of 

She stitched the model for me & did the finishing!!!
I am sooooo very grateful !!!!

Pattern available in my etsy shop
I hope you enjoy
And just so you know ...
There is a bonus needlebook pattern with the chart...

Monday, August 12, 2013

I've been working ...

Work has kept me busy but I did manage to complete a scarf this past weekend
Enjoy your week !!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baby gift in progress ...

I've been extremely busy here
But I did start on a Baby gift for a friend
Hoping to have more free time soon ...
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Crochet ...

Crochet Handkerchief
My version of crochet Shell stitch using Lizbeth Thread.
I need to try more of these!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Busy Bee ...

My crafting time has been short but sweet as of late ...

These are called African Flowers ...

So much fun to make!!!
Enjoy your week

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Garden Photos ...

I have a friend who is asking me for the designer of
the  Linen, Needle, & Sampler patterns ...
 First correct response gets a surprise !!!!

Here's The Link:
Down Sunshine Lane
carries this pattern by "Little by Little Designs"

Giveaway Closed Winners Have been notified 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Put Your Stamp On It ...

How does one go about making a stamp?
I was stamped stumped!

I started to think about things I like ...
sewing, quilting, cross stitch, linen, lace, crochet, buttons, gardening, un-sweet tea, ...
After all i am supposed to put MY stamp on it - Right!!!

I made a foundation -pieced sewing machine to use as a dust cover for my ...
I know that was pretty clever wasn't it - lol

I  embellished my little machine with an embroidered needle and some decorative buttons.
 I blanket stitched around the entire piece...
then added a 3 double crochet shell stitch border.

I still needed to add "USA" & 46cents to complete the blog hop requirements ...

 "SEW" what do you think?

Here are the links to follow today:
Enjoy the hop !!!!!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just About The Cutest Thing ....

Crochet Scissor Grips:
Here is the link where I discovered the tutorial for this darling idea:

One more way to use those yarn scraps 
And add some flair to those ordinary scissors !!!

Have a Great Weekend

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Learning .......

Trying some crochet hanky edging.
It's so much fun ...
I love the Lizbeth Thread that I have used for tatting butterflies - It works well with my handkerchiefs and the colors are beautiful!

I am thinking some crochet edging with my pincushions would be nice!
So much to learn & so little time ...

Enjoy your week !!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm a Tammy Bag addict...

I can't stop making Tammy Bag's ...
How about a Vinyl Bag to control some clutter on that vanity:
Check out more Tammy Bags at
There's a Blog Hop in progress ...
June 13th (Thursday)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I am "Sew" in Love ...

I have to admit I have a new favorite bag ....

"The Tammy Bag"

 This pattern is just wonderful And the Tammy Bag is just the right size to hold ...

Sewing notions &
Tatting supplies ...

Crochet ...

And just about any small crafty items you can think of !!!
I definitely see more of these in my future !

"Sew" many wonderful links to follow today ...

 June 12th  ( Wednesday)
Thank you
 Madame Samm
For another wonderful blog hop
And thank you to our sponsors ...

Riley Blake Designs
Corrado Cutlery
Dovo Scissors!

Happy  Hopping

Thursday, June 6, 2013

WOW !!!!

I just had to show you this wonderful interpretation of my pattern 
"Let's Stitch" by 

Isn't it Lovely !!!
(And she photographed it so beautifully !!!!)

Rita I am once again inspired by your creativity !!!!
Thank you soooo much !!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Official .....

You are cordially invited
"To Say It With Flowers"

And since this is a formal occasion we should all be wearing corsages
But alas,  where will we will keep our corsage pins ...

Do you think this will do?
And if you turn it over
 You will see a pocket
For a special Quilting Ruler.
Set it on as easel & it makes a beautiful display in that creative space !!!



The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- George William Curtis

Thank you to

Our Wonderful Sponsor
Andover fabrics

 Happy Hopping

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Do you remember that darling show called "Rock a Doodle" ...
I remember loving that Rooster


And his song ....

Cockadoo what a day
The sun is shinin' brightly
Cockadoo sunny day
Down here on the farm
Cockadoo stay away
You big ol' wet ol' rain cloud
Or I'll cry out loud with this voice of mine
Sun do shine ...

Do you remember it?
I used to sing that song all the time
(Did I just admit that on the internet - ugh)

This Animated Rooster was the inspiration
And when I came across this kit
I couldn't resist!

I just LOVE it !!!!!
And I hope you do too ...
(Now tell the truth - Is that song stuck in your head?)
It's OK - YOU are NOT alone
Just keep humming ...

Available in my etsy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Thank you so much Catherine!!!
I am truly Grateful!!!
Enjoy your week ...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A New Visitor ...

I've been doing yardwork all day ...
Now I know why my schnauzer has been so enthralled with the back yard lately !!!
Have a Great week .....

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I love my garden ....

And ...

May 27th to June 4th

My etsy Shop has been updated ....

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