Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
"It" actually was a bit addictive to stitch. "Stitch one more motif!" "It" kept calling me! And I loved to see the progress! I couldn't put it down!
So here "It" is.....the largest project I've ever stitched! I proudly present....
Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches!
I know I should have waited to show you until after it was framed...but I couldn't help myself! I should have it next Tuesday so I can hang it for Christmas! I will snap another picture of it next week hanging in it's honored place!
As far as my stitching now, I've almost finished stitching my ornament for my stitch group exchange. Then I will do the finishing. I'm also working on another sampler, much smaller....LHN's Winter Band Sampler.
Till next wk, I hope everyone is staying well, enjoying their Christmas preparations, and looking forward to the Holidays!
Monday, November 28, 2011
The day started out early, loading the bus in a drizzle, but we were soon on our way. Our first stop was to be at a greenhouse that specializes in Poinsettias. We would all get a chance to buy the plants we wanted for the holidays.
Our bus driver took a wrong turn down a country road! When he realized his mistake, he tried to turn around in a driveway, backed up and put the back of the bus in the ditch! We sat there for 2 hrs! Luckily I had some stitching with me so I did get something accomplished! The police and local sheriff came to direct traffic away from us since we were blocking the road!
We were happy to see the tow truck who eased us back on the road with no problem! We were headed for the greenhouse at last!
Here's the gorgeous Poinsettias!
Our next stop was at an Amish bakery and general store. We saw this farmer hauling a large hay bale.
In Jamesport, we ate lunch at an Amish restaurant, shopped in several stores, and went to a craft show. Here's some Amish buggies and horses, parked and waiting for their owners.
Our day ended with dinner at a family restaurant and the ride home! We were weary travelers, but thankful that no one was hurt from our mishap.
I'll end this with the Thanksgiving photo of our DGC!
I hope everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving with their families!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I also tried a new recipe for Cranberry Salad. My friend Janet shared her family recipe, thanks Janet!
Doesn't it look delicious? I can't wait to try it!
I snapped another picture to share of my Thanksgiving/ Christmas Cactus as it is opening more and more blooms! I'm really enjoying it this year!
We will be going to our oldest daughter Jennifer's house for Thanksgiving Dinner soon. Our youngest daughter Sarah and family will be there too so we will get to see all 5 of our grandchildren today! It's always so great to be together!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Autumn table decorations came out for the season, and also my pillow collection.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I finished my mystery sampler and it is presently at the cross stitch shop on display with other finished pieces. I'm the stitcher of the month for October and can't wait to see how everything looks. I'll post a picture next wk after our stitch group meets there Tues.
However in the meantime, I have a few pictures of finishes to share, including one of the mystery sampler unframed.
This is a freebie that I made into a cube-it.
The next two are Primitive Betty freebies.
Anyone know the designer of this cutie?
I do know the designer of this adorable acorn...my friend Marianne of Midnight Stitching!
Another fall freebie that was asking to be made into a cube-it!
And last, but not least, my mystery sampler! I'm very proud of it and it looks stunning in the frame!
Can't wait to show you!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is the design they made for the stepping stone:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
My wish list included the JBW Birds and Berries Antique Alphabet. I picked Irish Cream fabric for it and GAST Mulberry for the floss. JN's Bluebird Alphabet caught my eye as did the stitcher hornbook. The chart was a freebie so I bought the hornbook to finish it. I also got another Button Up Birdies chart, 3, love these birds! Are you seeing a pattern here with birds?? Anyway, I also added the ornament preview Just Cross Stitch magazine to my pile. Oh, and the little box was in the half price bin so I couldn't come home without it! Great stashing, huh? And to make it even more fun, Cecilia's were having a 4th of July Sale, everything was 25% off!
That evening my DH and I went here:
We'd heard only good things about it, especially the food, so decided to try it! We certainly weren't disappointed!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Next is Valentine Rose by Blackbird Designs. I showed this previously and still is the only Anniversaries of the Heart that I've completed so far. I picked the brown frame to use for all of the designs so will pop them in and out.
Lastly I wanted to show you my latest treasure! I found this sampler at an antique show called Bottoms Up, which is only open the first weekend of every month here in Kansas City. We went for the first time yesterday and were impressed by the quality and prices of the antiques. This piece is from the '50's so not very old. However, I like all of the little motifs. It does show you want glue can do to a piece! Wish I knew its history!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Above is the block I stitched for my stitch group exchange. It's by Carriage House and called Alphabet Sampler! Below is the one I received! I was the lucky one who received mine finished into a pincushion! My friend also made the pins! Isn't it lovely?
The piece above is Americana Samplings by Little House Needleworks. I stitched this last year and recently took advantage of the framing sale at my LNS. The same with the piece below............it's Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers and Such. I participated in an online Round Robin in 2009. We each chose our own fabric and floss and it was fun to see the different samplers that we stitched on. I love how mine turned out!
And last, but certainly not least is the latest picture of our baby birds! This was hard to get! Mama has been very protective, any sound from our house and she is swooping toward the windows! I was somewhat hesitant to even take another picture, but my DH wanted to try. He finally got this great shot of all three and you can see that they now have feathers!