Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I have received my first blog award!!
I want to thank Marylin Poussy for this award!

Here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within a post.
2. Pass the award to 12 bloggers
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received an award by communicating on their blog.
5. Share the love and link of the person who sent you the award.

Here are my 12:
Coni : Spinster Stitcher
Ranee : Stitch by Stitch
Becky : BeckyBee's Stitching Hive
Nina : * Between Crosses with Nina *
Vonna : Twisted Stitcher
Sally : Salty Yarns
Michele : Just another Stitching Blog...
Tammy : Witchy Stitches
Terri : Chocolates for Breakfast; Stitching for Lunch
Karen : Karen's Handiwork
Deb : Thread Gatherer
Rachel : What looks like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

Again... Thanks Marylin!

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Monday!

(Above) Me and Jon in Atlantic City
Like I said yesterday... I finished Little House Needleworks, "Needle and thread". There is a scissor fob that goes with it as well but I haven't finished that yet. This piece is the blanket that goes on top of the bed pillow.I have also made some progress on Lauren Sauers, Reddeworke Beach bag. (Class Piece). I am going to work on this tonight. Hopefully I will get a lot done. :)

One day this week I hope to put some of my finished, stitched, pieces together. (Key word "hopefully") My poor craft table is piled and I must find the table that is under there somewhere. I have taken a couple of pictures of some finished things that have been staring at me and yelling that they need to be put in their rightful form. The last picture is of two patterns that will be framed.
(Above) The Cat's Whiskers, What a hoot! (Needle book)
The fabric that I picked out is a pretty brown color with gold flecks in it. The picture does not do it justice.
(Above) Little House Needlework's, Winter Wonderland. (Will be a pocket on the front of that pouch)
(Above) Shepherd's Bush, Beekeeper's Cottage and By the Bay Needleart, Winter Cove.
Maybe tomorrow... *grin.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Just stopping by to say that I finished one of the pieces for Little House Needleworks, "Needle and thread." I ironed it and a couple of other things to and went to get my camera and what do i find? Nothing!! I have left my camera in the lady's car that drove us to Atlantic City. So now I have to wait til tomorrow to post my pictures but I will have tons of them. So tata for now, check back tomorrow.

Monday, March 22, 2010


I have been trying to be good and just work on my Lauren Sauer class piece called "A Reddeworke Drawstring 'Beach' Bag" but, I like to work on something little while I work on big projects so I started Little House Needlework's, "Needle and Thread." When completed, this design goes on the bed pillow that I posted a couple of weeks ago.I have made a little progress on my class piece but not much. This little bit is part of the other side of the bag. This is what I have so far...

Tomorrow I go to Atlantic City for a food show! Can't wait! I am going to take my stitching but not sure how much time I will have to stitch. Well tonight I have all night so I am off to work on my class piece!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Somebody please come and stitch my fingers back one!

Thanks to Kate, I have managed to take a little better looking pictures. She told me to look for a macro setting on my camera. Well I didn't have one but I tried about three other settings and found this setting called shutter... something or the other. But it makes my stitching look a lot better then just the auto setting. Thanks Kate!
So last night I sat down and stitched until my fingers felt like they were going to fall off. As a result I now present to you..... drum roll please.......
By The Bay Needlework's, Winter Cove. Stitched on 32 ct Smokey Pearl with DMC floss. I'am so happy how this piece came out.
I also finished one side of my class piece bag by Lauren Sauer. The center motif was supposed to be done in stem stitches but I got a little carried away after I finished the strawberries and backstitched over half of it before I remembered it. So I decided to leave it backstitched. I think it still looks great!! Shwoooo.... I got a lot done but now I must start the next side of the bag for my class piece. Tata for now!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The turtle wins the race! :)

I have update pictures. Here is my Lauren Sauer class piece and By the Bay, Winter Cove.
I have made some progress. But I just wish my pictures would come out as beautiful as all these other blogs that I visit. Their pictures are just so clean, crisp, and seem to show colors the way they are supposed to be. Ahhh...maybe one day. Off to watch our DVR'd American Idol.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Can't wait til June!

In June I am taking a class by Lauren Sauer at Salty Yarns. I am very excited because this is the first time I have taken one of her classes. Last year I just fell in love with the class piece so ever since last June I have known I wanted to take this year's class. Here is my progress on the class piece.
It is absolutely beautiful. The picture isn't very good. I tried to take it in the sunlight but it gave it a blue tint. Maybe next time the color will come out better. The only thing is, is that I am not used to stitching with interfacing on the back of the fabric so it is taking me a little longer then I thought it would. Now I just can't wait until June to see it complete. But I have plenty more stitching to do on it so I will be back with more progress.

As for By the Bay, Winter Cove. I have made some more progress but want to work on it a little more before I show another picture. I hope everyone's week has had a great start. I know that I am suffering from a really bad cold but I think it might be from working in an elementary school for the last couple of weeks, or maybe the drastic weather change, who knows?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I promised I would show my new things that I have bought but I forgot... until now. For me to only be 23 Im really forgetful. and a hypercondriac, maybe I have a tumor. lol. Moving on... Last weekend I bought ANOTHER Shepherd's Bush pattern. Not that anything is wrong with that except that I cant seem to get away from them. I keep buying more and I already have like ten in my to do pile. So this is Shepherd's Bush, Scatter Luck with all the threads and buttons.
I also bought the new Little House Needleworks pattern called "Needle and thread". I absolutly LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern. and I especially love the bed pillow!! This pattern may have to be next. It is moving to the front of the to do pile.I also have made some more progress on Winter Cove by By the Bay. It is coming along. Only about 4 more snowflakes and a moon left.I hope everyone's week is going well. I don't know about everyone out there but I know that I will be happy to see the weekend!