Thank You

To all of my vistors. It is a joy to share my stitching. Anyone who leaves a comment has truly made me smile. Each comment is read and it is greatly appreciated. Happy Stitching.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

So busy with moving. My daughter will be on a reality show

 Big NY Islander hockey fans.
 Prom 2012

My youngest Daughter Alyssa will be on a
reality show on May 28 at 10PM on liftime
called smile.  We were both born to a genetic
imperfection with our teeth and it shows her
journey.  She is nervous about how they will
portray her.  We went through our time of
of silence and all is well with the family now.
With a reality show you dont know have they
will put a spin on it, but this show is about
putting a new smile on peoples faces.  I am
sure it will all be positive.  Alyssa is a
very outgoing young lady and always
made us laugh.    So proud of you Alyssa.
In the photos Alyssa is on the right in both
pictures.  Amanda is her older sister.  I hope
you will watch and see the journey.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Trio of finishes plus an Orlando trip

 Land that i love by Lizzie Kate

 Santa knows by lizzie kate

 I dig beach stitching by Foxwoods crossings.

 Santa knows was stitched going back an forth
to Orlando Fla. for a work trip that i earned.
My Son Christopher was my guest.
I haven't seen him in three years.
We stayed are the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Fla.
The trip was amazing and such a treat for 
both of us.  A fully paid for trip by my 
company.  We Swam with the dolphins at
discovery cove and also went to Seaworld
Our awards dinner was at Emerils in
Universal studios.  After we went to
see the blue man show.  Saturday
night my Dad and His his wife Kathy
met us at the Ritz for dinner.  They
live in Fla. It was  a great trip.  I enjoyed
each minute of the trip.  We were there
four days and each day was packed
with things to do.  Great memories.
 Me and my son Christopher
 Can you see the company i work for?
 Me and my dad
 My dad an my son Chris
 My Co-workers
from the Left: Angela, me and Kelly
We work from home so it was great
to meet them in person.  These are
My MOC buddies.  We support each
other.  We all live in different states.
Dinner at MoonFish in Orlando was
amazing,  I highly recommend it.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to Everyone.
Thank you Jesus for dying for
our sins.  He has risen.
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The long and winding road and Biltmore House, NC

 The Long and Winding Road
By Blackbird Designs.
This is a pattern i got for christmas.
Sent as a gift from my sister Cheryl.
This piece has a couple of meanings to me
My step dad was a huge Beatles Fan.
He passes away several years ago.  
When i hear any Beatles song, I think of him.
We share the same Birthday, New year's Day.
My birthday is always bitter sweet,  he isn't
here to celebrate, but i know he is smiling from
Heaven.  Someday I will see him again.
When I saw the pattern i couldn't wait to stitch
it.  I bought Downton Abbey's first five seasons
and did a marathon of watching.  The sets
and clothing just capture you along with 
the clothing and storyline.  I watched all five
seasons in two and 1/2 weeks.  I stitched this
piece the whole time.  The colors in this piece
capture that time period.  I wanted to find a
great frame for this piece.  So off i went to
many stores.  The frame is actually a mirror.
38.95 I thought was a good price.
It is so hard to find a round frame.  The
vintage look and the metal flowers match
perfectly.  I framed this piece myself.  This
year I am trying a bunch of new things
for my stitching.  This piece makes me smile
everytime i look at it.  It hangs besides my
grandmothers dresser in my bedroom.



 Having just finished watching Downton Abbey,
display throughout the house of the clothes
in the series of Downton Abbey.  
So, My friend Marie and I went
on a road trip.  It is only two hours away and
I have never been to the house.  The house is
the largest in the United States and built by
The Vanderbilts.  What a nice treat.
It's hard to imagine living in something that
big.  I would need a GPS,  and back then
they didn't have GPS.  

 Before going on the tour we stopped at the
bakery first.  Yummy.  A fruit tart.
For lunch we ate at The Bistro in
Antler village by the Estate.
The food was fresh and very good.
I will be going to Ashville again.
So many great restaurants and things
to see. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jingle Jingle.

I have finished a couple of Christmas ornaments.
I do these all year long.
Jingle Jingle by Lizzie Kate 

 Everyone remembers I did this snowman
in pink,  I have done him in blue.
Both are so cute.  Blue is one of my
favorite colors, I couldn't resist.
 Both look so nice together.

Yes, Mr. Bunny is still in charge.
They snowmen have been put away.
I am enjoying the warmer weather.
Happy stitching everyone.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring is upon us - Let the colors shine through

 From lizzie kate Spring.
I changed some to the colors around.
I really like the purple colors.
My sisters favorite color.  So i think of her
when i see it.  My grandma's favorite smell
was Lilac,  everytime i smell it i think of her.

 My Easter Decorations are out.
I love spring more each year.
I do not like the winter and was
so happy when we turned the clocks
ahead. I hope everyone is getting 
some warmer weather. 




Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring is on the way

 This piece i wanted to do for a long time.
It is from the cricket collection.
A touch of spring.   I am sure everyone
is happy we are heading into Spring.

 This piece was sent as an 
exchange a long time ago to me.   The hanger
fell apart.  So I made it a pillow.  I kept
the buttons  and the original tan fabric.  It looks
really pretty.


Giraffes are my favorite Animal.  
How cute is this picture.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A special post for my daughter Alyssa

 My Daughter Alyssa is trying to raise money.
She has an autoimmune disease called Hoshimoto's
She is going on a retreat to learn more about the
disease.  In an effort to help her,  I am posting
a link to her go fund me account.  It will tell
you all about the disease and why she is raising money
Every dollar counts no donation is to small .
She is a college student.

Stitchers are the most generous people i know.
Thank you in advance for any donation you
make.   Donations can be made Anonymous.
1.00 dollar can make a difference

CLICK  HERE TO HELP

There will be a link to share on your facebook account.

 We had a huge ice storm.
Look are these squirrels.  How funny.
I hope everyone is warm and not to much
snow in your area.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lizzie kate Finish

 January by Lizzie Kate.
I am born in January and don't have
anything reflecting that.  So, I have been
on a snowman kick and decided he would
be perfect.  The fabric I did him on is
40 CT. Crystal Aerial Newcastle linen.
The linen was purchased from Picture 
this Plus.  The sparkle linen so pretty.
Its very hard to buy linen on line 
because you can't see the true color
or dye.  I Purchased several and I 
was delighted with the sparkle linens.
The plain dyed ones I won't buy again
because you don't see the true color
until you receive it.  I will definately
buy the sparkle linen again.  Here is the
LINK to the online store. 
 Like Fashion,  Accessories add to a piece.
Cording on the outside and Fiber on 
the inside.  The snow flake charms are
so cute.  Displaying this piece can be hung
or just added to a basket or as i have 
it displayed on my diningroom table.  You
can hide the hanger.
 An up close of the sparkle linen
 This is my diningroom table.  Its a different
display then my others in the house.  I sit at
my table and enjoy these sweet stitches.  I
live alone, no one to mess up the display or
get food on them.  That is one benefit of 
living alone. 



 I bought some fabrics and i haven't done that
in a while.  I have some great ideas for these
fabrics.  I just adore fabric.  I used to quilt, but
I decided years ago, My true love was 
cross stitching.  I still get the fabric fill for
finishing my pieces.  So, the best of both
worlds in my case.  Quilting is a very expensive
hobby.  I made some beautiful quilts.  My two
sisters both quilt and they do some amazing
pieces.  I could get lost in a fabric store.
Is anyone else like that?


Speaking of accessories.  I can't
wait for spring.  We have a great
store in Tenn.  Called Charming
Charlies.  All kinds of accessories.
The wristlet was only 4.99.  The
sparkle scarf is so pretty.   Heading
to Disney on a trip i earned from 
work in April.  These pieces will 
be coming with me.   

We have a winter storm heading our
way tomorrow.  First snow.   Tenn.
will probably shut down.   They just
can't handle the snow here.  I hope
everyone is getting some stitching time
in.  Cold here. 9 degrees right now.
Stay warm and safe everyone.  
I can't wait for spring.