Friday, December 11, 2009

Yummy Suprise

Dear Edgar sent the yummiest box of Christmas candies. OMGoodness they were sooo goooood. And they are sooo gone!! They are in our tummies because they were so yummy.
I only got one chocolate covered cherry and DH only got one piece of cranberry macadamia nut bark. We shared the spices walnuts and chow mien noodle chocolate candies/cookies.
Thank you Edgar you have made our first Christmas party as success. Like you have said many times. Stitchers are the bestiest friends I'm so privileged to have you for one of mine.
I'll now re-tie the ribbon on the box and put it under the Christmas tree I hope to put up this weekend. (Pics to come)

Sorry I have been MIA but hope to catch up soon.

Merry Stitching everyone.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Isn't this a "TO DIE FOR" I just love the cat.
Be sure to go to Jolene's Blog to sigh up for..

The first giveaway will be for the new Blackbird Designs pattern "Midnight Watch" and of course all the threads and the fabric, too.
Thank you Jolene I really would like to win this!!
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Is It Friday Yet??

I’m so ready for the week end. I have all these ideas for finishing projects I just want to get started with no interruptions. I'm just not interested after I get off work especially since I still have dinner to do. So I’m working on exchanges and gifts which means I don’t have any current pictures to show. I keep thinking I’ll take updated pics of what I'm working on but by the time I get home my mind has moved on the other things.

Since I don’t have any new pics to show I’m going to post the oldest UFO in my stash.

Leisure Arts from 1971 – I have 3 and a half of the small ones done. Still need to do the big one. What do you think the chances are you’ll see this finished in my life time? What would I do with them if I finished them?

Blast From the Past
Catch up time

First Round for the Year Long Prairie Schooler Exchange

I received my first ever pynkeep. It’s from Karen D and now hangs in my sewing room.

This is the Pynpillow that I sent to Cyndi. I changed the fiber colors to match the fabric and stuffed it with wool batting to protect the pins from rusting.

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Have a great week.

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's Friday Yippie

It’s overcast and looks like rain again today. I was hoping for a nice weekend but it doesn’t look good so far.
The promised update on Hanna the Happy is a bust. One I forgot to take the picture and two I forgot to bring my flash drive to work. So no picture of Hanna today.
I did finish the Halloween ornie I was working on
then I just had to start a Christmas ornie from the JCS 2009. I have all the supplies for Twitter Blue by Courtney Collection so I have two rows done. Oh well 1 out of 24 started.

Blast from the past
The catch up part of my blog

These are the exchanges from Round one of the Christmas Ornament Swap that just ended.
I mailed to Edgar:
Prairie Schoolar Noah’s Ark Stocking.
Stitched over one on 18 count linen from Zweigart with DMC
Then I received from Amy, this beautiful Santa Moon ornament.
It’s wonderfully stitched and finished.
A great big Thank You hug to Amy and a prominent place on my Christmas tree for the ornie.
Thank you for coming by, please leave a comment I love to read them
Rainy Hugs from Big “D:”

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It’s here It’s here!!

My JCS Christmas Ornament issue.

I spent over an hour just drooling over all the beautiful ornys. There are at least 4 on each page I want to stitch. This is going to be soooo hard to decide.
I think I will see how much of the fabric and fibers I can find in my stash and that will determine which ones I start first.
I know I will do the Brook’s Books – Stitchy Claus, Cindy Valentine Designs – Homespun Christmas, The Workbasket – Christmas Forest and The Prairie Schooler, Inc – Frosty Fun.
I also have four exchanges. Whew, I'll be busy.
Now for catching up!!

Becky found out that I have never stitched a Lizzie Kate, so wonderful person that she is, she sent me my first ever Lizzie Kate Designs. She is such a thoughtful friend and her groups are such fun that I wish the whole world could share the comfort of good stitching friends.

I have already stitched Fright Night but not completed the flat fold so no pics of it yet and I hope to start Great White Pumpkin next.

This is Just Nan’s Fraidie Frog I finished stitching it but have not made up the orny yet . I've started the other JN from the 2008 Halloween issue but no snap yet.
I was supposed to stitch on my HEAD QS Morgana le fey last night but I just forgot and stitch on a Halloween ornys instead.

I am still stitching on Hanna the Happy at work. This is an old picture I'll do a new one tonight when I get home to show my progress.
My Blast From The Past
This is my attempt to catch up on all the posts I have meant to but didn't.
Hooked On Exchanging
"Summer House Exchange"

Gabi, sent me this beautiful stitching book. The design is from LHN "Season of Growth"
This is the most wonderful exchange, she must have spent mountains of time making this into the perfect gift. The fabric is a beautiful large stripe.

Inside there are pockets for everything, scissors, thimble and pencil, a felt needle minder, rings for thread and a pouch for the hoop.

Gabi, Thank You for such a wonderful exchange.

I love it when you leave messages. I hope to learn how to send emails back to let you know how much I appreciate them.
Have a blessed week

Friday, September 11, 2009

In Rememberance

September 11, 2001, I watched in horror as the US was attacked. I will always remember the heroes and the victims. Thank you all from you sacrifices.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Not much to show

A co-worker ask me to make crocheted a blanket for her next grand baby. I'm about three fourths done. I really like the pattern but putting the strips on is like crocheting the blanket twice.

Other than that I've been working on exchanges so no pictures of them to show yet.

But I did organize this drawer of silk ribbon so I could share the with a stitcher who is taking SharonB's Silk Ribbon Embroidery class. I bought these 6 or 7 years ago from Pink Peppercorns. I wish she were still in business.

They all have their own little drawer now in a 48 drawer cabinet like my I did with my DMC threads.

Thanks for coming by I'll try to have something interesting share next time.

Happy Stitching


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mary Wigham progress

I am really enjoying MW. Even DH likes this one although he questions some of the We're both amazed that she was only 9 years old when she started this. I've tried to stick to the way it is charted and can really empathize with her struggle as some of the motifs are a certainly a challenge. LOL

I wish to thank Needleprint and Shari of the USA blog for all of your encouragement, support and especially the resources you have provided. This has been my most enjoyable SAL.
Thanks a bunch.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Violarium Is having a give way

This wonderful book is being given away by Violarium, a wonderful ONS. I have ordered from them with great success.

Be sure to go sign up at

Good luck

Monday, June 29, 2009

15 Sided Biscornu

This is one I made last year from quilting fabric. I cut fabric squares, basted them to 2" square pieces of paper and pieced them like English paper piecing.

The fabric squares are piece a little different that the cross stitched 15 sided Biscornus that are more circular. I really prefer them star shaped but I wouldn't
mind one or two of each. {greedddy}

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Warm Hugs

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spirit of America Angel Finished

I loved this design from JCS and Brook Noland. It was a fun, quick stitch. She will now reside in my sewing room to watch over all my UFO's. LOL What a tremendous job I've given her. Now I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for the three new Halloween Witches to arrive at my LNS.

I will be gone until late Sunday for a visit to see DM and DB in San Diego. Poor DH is on his own for 4 days. I did leave him a fridge full of food and baked him a cake. So he is not to poor.

Thank you for visiting. Please leave a comment.

Warm Hugs

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mary Wigham, Ackworth Sampler SAL

I joined the Mary Wigham Ackworth Sampler SAL a couple of weeks ago. This is my progress so far. Part four is out but I'm really far behind. So far I've stitched "most" of part one a a tinny bit of part two.

In other stitching I've stitched all but the stars on the "Spirit of America" angel from the last JCS issue. It's a Brook Noland design, love her work, She has two new Halloween Witches I've ordered from my LNS. I hope they will be in when I get back from my trip to California to visit my DM & DB.

Please leave a comment, I really appreciate them.

Warm Hugs

Friday, May 8, 2009

Edgar's Blogversary Give Away

Edgar is giving a Mystery prize away for his 2 year blogversary. Hurry to sign up as he will pick a winner on Sat the 9th.

Good Luck

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My PIF Arived Yesterday

I won the PIF from Between The Stitches and it arrived in the mail last night. I will post a pic here as soon as there is enough sun..the non-liquid kind.. to take one.

Thank you Marie.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Totally Useless SAL



I joined the Totally Useless SAL on Dragon My Needle this is my first post but it is my second picture. I forgot to post last month so the first picture is for March I was stitching VS "Where Stitchers Gather" and the second picture is for April 26 I was stitching the Kogin in dark mauve pearl. It looks like I did more stitching in March but I think I more ribbits. LOL

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Recent Stitching and Stuff

I've been working on Victoria Sampler's Where Stitchers Gather. It's been easy to work on and I've made more progress that I thought I would.

I'll get back to it tomorrow but when I received the new Inspirations Magazine I found two great projects that just screamed my name. They are both by USA artists the first is Japanese Kogin embroidery by Phyllis Maurer I started on Saturday and made this much progress already. I used fibers and fab from my stash it is 25 count something and dark mauve pearl 8. It will probably be a stitching rollup. I've needed one for some time and had planed to use a purchased place mat to make it but this looks like more fun.

And it has a very easy article on Japanese temari balls with great instruction for one call Oliver Twist. The article is by Barbara Suess You can see the picture on here site. DH is doing the core and yarn wrap for me. I'm thinking a black string wrap with olive green pearl cotton. This looks to become an addition.

It's back to work the slave drivers want me to earn my paycheck. Geeezzz

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009


WOW I never win anything but I won the floss that Maria is giving away in her PIF.

Thank You Maria.
I would have posted yesterday but Blogger didn't like me and wouldn't let me post. Actually it's not Bloggers fault it my work system that sometimes catches me not preforming business process on my computer. LOL Big Brother.
Thanks for stopping by I love to read your comments and appreciate all of them.
Happy Stitching

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Gave Away and some history

Between The Stitches

is having a PIF for DMC threads it's a repay for RAK

It is open until April 18th be sure to go and sign up.

Between The Stitches

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bushfire Kitty

This is Bushfire Kitty he was devised by Ros Cumming - and designed by Janie of Cat's Whiskers Designs. He is a fundraising project for victims of the Black Saturday fires in Victoria, Australia
The chart is an E-Chart for a small contribution to the Australian Red Cross.

I stitched him up on Sunday then put him right to good use.
I hope you like him and go order him for yourself. You could even send him to several of your friends.

Happy Monday