Sunday, December 27, 2009

Unbelievable Giveaway at the Tea Kettle Corner!!!


You have to visit the Tea Kettle Corner Karyn has a wonderful blog, with a very homey touch...and two sweet puppy greeters!!

If you havent had a chance to visit now is the time....and a spectacular giveway to boot!! So take a nice cup of tea and go visit, you'll be glad you did!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some Christmas Ornies




Some ornies I did for my family, just loved these, Lizzie Kate and Shepherds Bush, are two of my favorites to stitch...very easy, and such sweet designs )

Some new completetions


This was a fun project a friend asked for, Im kind of new to using waste canvas, I loved how easy it was to use!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month~Great Giveaway

Feathers in the Nest

Jennifer has LOTS of wonderful treats in store for you(just one photo does NOT do it justice!), make sure you check it out quickly the Oct 15th deadline is approaching!!



Smooches~Karen

Monday, October 5, 2009

Redwork


I played around with embroidery as a kid, I think Ive fallen in love though with redwork, wanted to see how colorfast this floss and fabric were so I stitched up this leetle angel yesterday...so cute!

New Finish


Yay another finish....This is from a book I got at the library Cross Stitch for the First Time, by Donna Kooler. It will be given a home shortly as I plan to give it as a hostess gift to someone at the end of the month.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Great October Giveaway~Dip Diddly Designs


From Jolene at Dip Diddly Designs:
For those of you that follow my blog know how much I LOVE Halloween and giveaways!!! So during the month of October I will be having a weekly giveaway. So you will need to stay tuned if you wanna play!!

The first giveaway will be for the new Blackbird Designs pattern "Midnight Watch" and of course all the threads and the fabric, too. The winner will get to choose what count of cloth they want and also if they want linen or aida. Sound fun????

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yay for new Stash!




FINALLY...made it to my LNS! After a wonderful Relay for Life picnic outing today, I dragged my son with me to this wonderful little LNS Knit and Stitch in Cocoa FL, I didnt get too crazy, there was a class going on and I didnt want to be in the way, so I made my way throught the hundreds of charts and acres of wonderful fibers and flosses...even found a sweet little spider button to finish off a Lizzie Kate halloween ornie!

Daniel Flores' Art

This darling drawing is the handiwork of my dear friend Kathy's son Daniel. It represents what Daniel believes Florida looks like( he lives in VA), he was sweet enough to share his talent with me. I decided to try and duplicate it in cross stitch, and sent the finished product to him, which he really liked :)
It was my first try using Graph-X transparencies, it was fairly easy being the artwork had simple lines.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

~Falling into fall crafts~

Since there is a hint of fall in the air in all parts of the country...well that is except here in sunny Florida, fall for us is it being less than 90 degrees! I decided to finished up and photograph some fall themed crafts Ive been working on here and there.



I really liked making the folded fabric pumpkin and ornament, I see the pumpkin fabric choice is really blah, I plan to check out some new stash at my LQS this week, I just know there is some gorgeous fall fabric waiting for me there!!




Yesterday was sew sew Saturday at my house, so I finished up the little felt magnet ghost and black cat. I plan to make a couple more with more embellishments, but these two are going to my nephew, so I want to be careful he couldnt pull off anything dangerous.




I really liked this scarecrow, I've had the pieces made for awhile and finally put them together.




And last but not least, I now have these little pumpins hanging on the fridge, I had these odd wood pieces in my paint box and thought they would look cute hanging together

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My first SAL progress

  This is the first round of my first SAL! It is being shared by Manuela, a new friend from the bbinteractive group. Love the colors, and love talking to her, she lives in Italy, so I hope to practice my Italian on her!
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Hardanger Lessons


Thanks to Dawn at Golden Angel Works I'm learning Hardanger, It's a little labor intensive (for those like me who hate to constantly count!) but the results are well worth the effort! I will be sweating a little when I have to cut the fabric however! Thank you Dawn for helping me learn Hardanger!! :)

New little Finishes




Finished stitching a couple of Christmas Ornies! I was flat on my back for almost a week, and boy I really felt guilty not getting my daily stitching in! Luckily my back is on the mend for the most part, and I'm able to get back on schedule!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Finally Posting my TUSAL for Aug!


This is my first month in the TUSAL, fairly good progress I'd say! These bizee fingers have been stitching as much as possible, that is when Im not working or sleeping!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blog Candy Time...follow the link


To a great giveaway!... Please visit and help Mel celebrate her 8th year/1000th post!!

Loose Thread Stitchers


Loose Thread Stitchers A great give-away at Loose thread stitchers, If you aren't already a member, treat yourself to a visit to this page!!!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some Moldy Oldies




~I took these out of mothballs about a month ago, still havent done anything with them, think I might frame the Apples for my sister in law, she has an apple theme in her kitchen, the sampler was one I made when I was having DS #2, and Home Sweet Home, I made the year I got married, the frame literally fell apart in our last move, and it no longer goes with the decor, I will probably put it back in the hope chest and look at it from time to time~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spooktacular Give-Away


Tangled up in Sticks and Strings is having a spooktacular giveaway!! Stop by the blog and leave a message about your favorite season...fun!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My First Biscornu


Ive been reluctant to try one of these little guys, but it went together pretty easily, I think next time, I will sew it together in better lighting, as I made a couple of goofs.....oh well not too bad for a first time out I guess. Its a freebie design by Juggy Bug Designs, called "Be Aware", its going in the donation box for our Relay for Life in Palm Bay...still waiting to hear the final decision on the Theme, I hope hope hope they chose Crafting for a Cure!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Beautiful Freebie Charts!


Ok, I really have to stitck to stitching and stop googling! I found this website Ink Circles, not sure if any of you have visited, but what wonderful charts are to be had! There is a neat Mystery SAL too. Perfect site if you like Celtic designs (which I do!). I love this Ribbon Mandala, its going on the to do soon pile!

Blogiversary Giveaway

Stitchin Times Five is celebrating her anniversary with a great giveaway!! Check out her blog for some wonderful pix of her completed L*K Boo Flip it!! Not to mention a fab giveaway!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Shepherd's Bush Finish


Decided to do half the chart first in all blackwork, its adorable, it will be finished as a small ornie..

It's Daffycat: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern


It's Daffycat: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern

I just love this idea!! I love too the tea dyed fabric Daffycat aka Sharon used, she is quite talented. Please visit her blog...you'll be glad you did!

Autumn Treasures


Loved this little freebie from Rainbow Gallery I must have printed off two dozen charts, I have to stay off the computer for a while, I'm getting a touch of stitchers ADD!!

Yay some new small finishes for Stitching for a Cure



These two were made to send to Stitching for a cure, love Donna's blog and all the lovely things people have donated!. On Donna's blog,you will find links to several charts generously provided by designers to help raise awareness for cancer.
These two "Snowflakes for a Cure" by Virginia Knutson, and "Blackwork for Cancer Awareness", by Kristine Herber (Hope) were two of my favorites!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Halloween Score!!



A Sweet surprise came in the mail!! I bought a lot of vintage BHG cross stitch and country crafts magazines, and "various" assorted charts on Ebay, I love these guys!!
Can't wait to start stitching them up!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A new Start..or at least one of a few new ones ;)


I just kitted up Shepherd's Bush "On the Haunt". I just love all their designs, I need to acquire the buttons that go with this pattern, but first things first!! I'm making actually two versions, one in all blackwork and one per the chart, will post progress later....
Happy Stitching!!

Mother's Love Needleroll


Saw this darling needleroll on Cross Stitch Happy's blog, and knew I had to make it! (Even though I made a few oops, I like the way it turned out!) :)
One I wanted to try a needleroll and two, wanted to make something to honor my mom, she has been gone for five years and I miss her very much, She taught me how to sew and stitch...she'd be in her glory to see all projects I've completed, and she'd love to look at the pictures on other stitcher's blogs

A couple of Finishes.....Floss Tag


This little Tea for 2 has been shuffled from one bag to another for so long Im not sure where I obtained it from, finally I thought,Hey..it would make a cute floss holder....so voila...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Biscornu Patterns

Stumbled on this great website La Fée Rie, Ive been wanting to try making a Biscornu, and Faby Reilly has some wonderful freebie designs, as well as charts for purchase, I just ordered the Sweet Pea, as they are my fave flower and its also what my hubby calls me :) Enjoy your visit there!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Italian Food Forever Giveaway

Ok...a little unrelated to stitching, but hey a girls gotta eat right??

Italian Food Forever has to be my most favorite site for inspiration in the kitchen...and now a great giveaway to boot....life is good!!

Go visit all this site has to offer!! Mangia! :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yay!!.... finally got a Joann's run in!


Thanks to Cliff, he hates going there, but took me and didnt complain a bit!
Had my handy list of DMC to pick up, along with some specialty threads, and some
new Aida and Linen, should keep me busy for a bit!

Sew Chic and Unique First blog giveaway!


http://sewchicandunique.com/2009/07/my-first-blog-giveaway/comment-page-1/#comment-696

This was so fun, I had to sit and think of all the things in my make up bag, and which I couldnt live without, Go check it out, its a great blog, I will be a repeat visitor thats for sure!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stitchie Witchie


K.. So I put away Thistle Manor, so of course I had to start something else, still taking a break from my MIL's gift. So I decided to to print off Stitchie Witchie, from Brookes Books...she is so adorable! I made some minor changes, mainly because I ran out of, or didnt have certain colors. Anyway, there are many neat charts on Brooke's website and also on her yahoo groups..check them out!!

Grandma's Lace




Took my special basket down from its shelf today, to look at my grandmothers handmade lace. I like to do this from time to time, and was thinking about her today and it seemed fitting. She was wonderful at so many things, crochet being one of them. The lace trims here, were once on handmade linen towels, she and my Zia Antonina made when they were young girls. The bolt I'm guessing was to adorn a coverlet, someday when I make that full sized bed quilt, I hope to incorporate this lace bolt into it. I especially love having the pattern she cut from a 1953 newspaper for her lace making!

Update on Thistle Manor

Took a little break from Thistle Manor, but snapped this before I put it away, I guess truth be told, I got a little bored with it, I made a kit of it and will use it as a take along....

Wee Stitchy Blog 100th post giveawayy

http://phoenix-stitcher.blogspot.com/2009/07/100th-post-giveaway.html

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thistle Manor


Started this little chart today, its on 32 ct Irish Linen, I love the muted color of the linen and the muted blue floss.

Family Tree Work in Progress


This is yet another work in progress, a family tree chart, it was started in 2006, and has made it back up to the top in my rotation ;)

~Yada Yada Yada~

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Currently re-obsessed with all things cross stitch.

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