Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have pictures of the patterns that my mom gave me for Christmas. The fist one is By the Bay Needleart, Winter Cove. The threads are so bright against the fabric! I can't wait to start it.This one is Blackbird Designs, Raise A glass of Cheer. This pattern also has great colors with the fabric. I think I need more hours in a day.I also got Just Nan, Scream house. This is an exclusive to The Silver Needle. I can't wait to start this but it looks so nice all packaged up! I couldn't seem to get a picture to come out right so please visit this link. You will be happy you did.
And last but not least I completed a couple more rows of Shepherd's Bush, Beekeepers Cottage.

Unfortunately I have to work in the madness of New Years Eve and the rest of the weekend. The restaurant is almost booked for tomorrow night. Eventhough Im excited about the money, I would rather be at home stitching. Everyone be safe on all your adventures tomorrow night and Happy New Years!

Monday, December 28, 2009

So little to do and so much time...

I want to show everyone my progress on Shepherd's Bush, Beekeepers Cottage.
This pattern is different from some other SB patterns that I have done. The rows are a little more difficult. They have stitches like, lazy daisy, french knots, and basket weaving. Now I have heard of all these things but never actually done them. I was explaining my problem to Jon and he say, "just look it up on U tube." I am not a U tube person so I laughed and said, "they wouldn't have stitching on U tube. " Then he preceded to explain to me that everything is on U tube and that a friend of his even learned to drywall using U tube!! Can you believe that. So I went to U tube and sure enough they had tutorials that were just so easy to see and do. Now, thanks to U tube I am that much smarter. :) Maybe I should learn to drywall next... tehe... NOT!
I have still not uploaded my pictures of my Christmas stitchy pattern gifts so hopefully tomorrow or the next day they will be up. What a slacker I am. I have nothing to do and still seem to get nothing done. :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I wanted to post a picture of what I stitched my mom for Christmas. It is Shepherd's Bush, Mother's Heart.It came out beautiful! She loved it! I will probably be back tomorrow with some progress pictures. I haven't got much stitching done the past two days but I plan on stitching tonight and tomorrow afternoon after I get back from my trip to Salty Yarns. Can't wait! I'm getting fabric for some patterns that I got for Christmas. I will also post them tomorrow as well. :)
Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Productive Day

Today I decided that I needed to wash my car. It is black and had turned white because of the snow, salt, and sand on the road. There is still a little bit of snow in some places but not enough to make a big mess. My car came with all weather floor mats and fabric ones. Well the rubber mats were in the trunk. You would have thought that I would have put them to use since it has been through three Nor' Easters already but I guess it just slipped my mind. (DUH!) Other then clean the inside and outside of my car I have made dinner, read my book and stitched a little, very productive :).
I have almost finished the top scene of Shepherd's Bush, Beekeeper's Cottage. The only thing left on that section is a couple of back stitched letters.
I really like this pattern and I don't think it will take long to stitch because it is not very wide. I'am pretty sure I will get more done tonight. I seem to be a bit of a night owl lately.

I hope everyone is enjoying the season and the gift of giving. I know that I' am.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

On a roll.

I know I usually only post every couple of days or maybe even once a week, but the restaurant I work at is closed until new years eve and then we are closing again for a month! I am so excited! I have time to stitch, blog, or just do nothing.
Since I finished Shepherd's Bush O Beautiful, I decided to start another project and plus I don't have many WIP, I need to create more. :) So I decided to start Shepherd's Bush, Beekeeper's Cottage. (I couldn't figure how to get a picture of the pattern on here so click the link if you would like to see it)
I know what everyone is thinking, "another Shepherd's Bush!" I just can't get away. I went in my craft room and got lost for a couple hours today and after a LONG debate I finally decided on the Beekeeper's Cottage. I had plenty of other choices but I decided that I didn't want to start a big project right yet. So here is what I have done so far, it isn't much but its a start.Probably will be back tomorrow since Im on a blog roll. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just had to...

post these pictures! I know I already posted today but I just had to post this one as well. I finished Shepherd's Bush, O Beautiful! Well it still needs some beads but there aren't that many. I just love it! Love it, love it!



I think everyone knows by now but if not, I live on the Eastern Shore. For the past month or two we have had two really bad Nor' Easters and have had flooding. Well we are now getting another one. I got all excited yesterday because I thought that for once we were going to get snow before Christmas.....NOT. I was very wrong and it is now raining and flooding...again! Now I will tell you that I like rain because when it rains I seem to get more stitching done but the news has been telling me that it is supposed to snow, so now I am depressed that they were usual. I really don't know why I am so surprised. Now for a funny story....
Once upon a time (the end of November) our pumpkins were ready to go away. So Jon being so creative decided to throw them in the marsh across the street. He said the would rot and go away (poof!) Then we had the last Nor' Easter and the floated back in our yard, go figure. So when the tide went out it took them with it and I haven't thought about it. Until today... On our way back from lunch (We had to go the long way because the tide was so high). So about a mile from the house we see a pumpkin in the middle of the road! Who put that there!! So we stopped and picked up the one in the road and the one that was on the side of the road. So I guess we have to throw them away the right way. :) Lesson of the day: Don't assume things just go away, they always come back to haunt you if you don't take care of them. By writing this post I hope that Jon doesn't get arrested for polluting. I don't think it is polluting if it degrades. Tehe.. Lesson learned.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Secret Santa Gift

Here are the pictures of the presents I received from Sally who drew my name for secret Santa.
Isn't it beautiful!? I just love it. I love it so much that I have it on my end table and don't want to use it. I just want to look at it lol. I hope everyone is having fun making and buying presents for Christmas, I know I am!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Me made Christmas Presents!!

Here are the gifts that I gave at the Stitch and Bitch Christmas dinner. This was for Hedy who was my secret Santa or I was her secret Santa... ohhh whatever. I made this for her. :)
Here is some Monogram pin cushion tea cups aren't they cute?And last but not least, this was my present that I made for Sally, Shepherd's Bush, Quaker Heart. Sally is such a great person, I look up to her and she does so much for me, my mom, and everyone she meets. She has a great personality and runs a great shop. I felt that I should make her something nice for Christmas because she deserves great things. She seemed like she loved it!

I was sally's secret Santa (or she was my secret Santa) geezzzzz... She made me a present!! But that present deserves a post of its own so I will be back with pictures from what I got at the Christmas dinner.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Winter Wonderland by Little House Needleworks is done!

Well it still has to put together on the pouch but it is done being stitched. :) Tonight is our Stitch and Bitch Christmas Dinner where we exchange presents so I will be able to post some of the things that I have been working on! Im so excited!
I wanted to leave you all with some Christmas pictures of the family!

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pictures Galore!

I have plenty of pictures to show!! First, here is The Lord's Prayer by Big Toe. It is framed and ready to wrap for Christmas. This is for my hopefully future mother in law lol. Shhhhh... I had help because the one color thing is not my cup of tea.And now.... Da da da Duhhhh! Here is my house all decorated.

I tried to take pictures of the outside when the lights were on but of course my camera doesn't like the dark. Drat!
I also have stitchy progress pictures but I felt that I had a lot already so I eill hopefully be back tomorrow or the nex day to post them.
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day!!

I have made a little progress on Winter Wonderland by Little House Needleworks.For some reason Ive been in a stitching slump today. I can't bring myself to stitch so im going to read for a little while then try to stitch again. I hope everyone has had a wonderful day today and ate lots of turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stitchy Update...

I have made some progress on Shepherd's Bush O Beautiful. It is coming a long great...
I also started a new project, in the lite of the season. :) This is Little House Needleworks, Winter Wonderland. It is stitched on Zweigart's 28 ct natural raw linen. I just love this pattern! It gets stitched onto this cute pouch after it is done, Here is pictures of the pattern and the bag/pouch that it gets stitched onto.

Hope everyone had a great week and this weekend contributes to lots of sitchy time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Why? Why? Why?!!

So...My computer has been acting stupid. That is all Verizon's fault!! And my Direct TV (satellite) has been acting stupid as well. I have three satellite receivers and TWO of them didn't work as of last night. So I called Direct TV last night and told them that two of my receivers weren't getting signal. They did one thing and told me that they couldn't help me, I needed to call a service man. Well one of my receivers hasn't been working but it is in my craft room and Im usually doing more important things then watching TV in there so it wasn't a big deal BUT when our 56 inch big screen doesn't have TV especially on a Sunday when football is on, that is a huge problem. Anyway... when the lady told me that she couldn't help me or tell me why it was working just ten minutes before it went out, I turned red in the face and hung up and screemed obsenities. So my internet has been acting up and I couldn't connect to the internet for a while. When I was tring to connect like an hour ago and it wasn't working, I looked at my boyfriend and told him that I was going to call Verizon and scream at them and tell him that it was all direct TV's fault and jon said, "Ummm..... Candi, Verizon and Direct TV are oowned together." Well... I turned red in the face and wanted to throw the computer but I closed my eyes and counted to 10 about.... only fifty times and calmed down. I then calmly (somehow) got online and now Im here finally posting my pictures of the storm...
(Above) This is a picture of the first day of the storm before high tide, the water is already o half of the street.
(Above) This is a picture of the town dock when the water is already in the parking lot above the boat ramp.

(Above) (Two pictures) Now this is almost high tide on the first day, it didn't quite cover that hump of grass. But definatly covered the whole road and most peoples yards.
(Above) This is a road believe it or not. The car is pulled off on the high part of the road and is still stalled out. (isn't mine lol)

(Above) UHG!! This is the highest tide we had Friday morning. high tide was at 5:30 am and this picture is at 3:30 am. Its a bad picture but I want to tell you! It took my mulch out of my flower beds and left it in my back yard. Now my back yard is higher then my front and I have mulch on my first step to my back door. Even our garage was about 6 inches under and that is in my very back yard.

(Above) Is a picture of my back yard after the storm was over and the tide was gone.

(Above) Flooded street.
(Above) Someone thinks they are funny kyaking down our stret in front of our house. lol The tide was only half on the street but it is still funy.

I'l be back with a stitchin update soon. :)