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Saturday, September 20, 2014

4th block done on Spring at Hawk run Hollow - and some surprises


 Spring at Hawk run Hollow - 4th block Finished
AKA - The Johnny block
Since summer is over.  I will be stitching a lot
more.  I have been working on a lot of smalls.
 

 From my stitching group.
This piece is done by Tracey Benedict
It was stitched on an off for 6 years.
Finished an framed.  How pretty is
that?  By Blue ribbon designs.
 This piece was done by Terry McCoy
It took 4 1/2 years to finish this piece
240,000 stitches.  Pictures cannot
doe it justice.  The eyes are are just 
beautiful.   The colors are spectacular.
Terry also does some amazing watercolor
pieces.  Some great talent in this stitching
group.

Stitchers truly appreciate pieces like these.
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall is here

 Fall is here.  I was pulling out some
old friends.  The framed piece hangs
in my livingroom.
 These pieces sit in a basket in the livingroom
 This hangs above my diningroom doorway
into the kitchen.  It hangs there all year.
 Ahhhh Pumpkin spice.  The smells of
Fall.
 The chairs have received their fall cushions
courtesy of Pier 1 imports.  Love the fall
colors.
 Nothing says fall like pumpkins
This corner piece sits in the diningroom
 This display sits in the livingroom.
 Some roasted veggies before cookings.
Roasted veggies after cooking.

I hope everyone is enjoying the transition into
fall.  I have discovered I do not have a lot of 
fall cross stitch pieces.  I will have to put it
on the never ending list of pieces i want to do.
It's sunday so I was going to take it easy today.
I went to Joann's, Pier 1, and Home goods.
I did 3 loads of laundry.  Decorated the whole
house for fall.  Washed the car.  Went food
shopping and roasted some veggies.  All before
3 O'clock.  Is anyone else like this?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 - We will never forget


9/11
A day we will never forget.
I grew up in NY.  Lived on Long Island
most of my life.   It was about 45 minutes
from NYC.  The first photo is the one
image I remember the most.  The flag
represents so many things.  This is the
greatest country.  The second photo
is my own personal photos on my bulletin
board I have in my kitchen.  So happy I
have a personal photos of the twin towers.
The statue of liberty just had to be next
to it.   I remember where I was that
day and who I was with at the time the
first plane hit the tower.  All schools closed
on long island that day.  I live in tennessee, but NY
will always live in my heart.  I represent NY,
I am NY.  We will never forget.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some more Lizzie Kate Finishes

 I did three ornaments from the Lizzie
Kate 2011 Flora McSample.
Each so special:  Peace, Love  Joy
All done on linen.  each with special
fabrics and finishes.
 Believe is from the Lizzie Kate 2012
Flora Mcsample.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

A couple of new finishes

Old Glory by LHN.
This piece was a gift for someone.  When
we make pieces for people we always 
hope they will appreciate them.  I am
happy to report they really liked it.
Very traditional and patriotic.  It was
a pleasure to stitch.  Of course I
tweeked the pattern to make my piece.
I made another scissor fob.  A delightful
angel.  Where did the summer go?  It is winding
down as we will be transitioning into fall. 
September is a great month, but not looking forward
to the winter.  I am not a winter person at all.  Amazing
how time goes quickly.  Each day is a gift.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Scissor fob and a trip to the local Needleshop


I do not have any scissor fobs.  I decided
to stitch up a flower.  So cute and now
my scissor has some company.  
I took a trip today to my LNS.  Dixie Darlin,
Pigeon Forge, TN. 
This store always has so much to see.
Lots of samples all around the store.
If you are ever in the area, I highly
recommend a visit to this store.
I put together six new projects to
stitch.  Lizzie Kate has come out with
some new pieces to stitch.  Is it me
or have they really made some great
changes lately?  I really like the
new patterns they have come out with.
They packed each project in their
own bag.  The projects are ready to
grab and go.





 New ribbons to finish projects.
Joe's Crab shack,  so thankful they
have on in Tenn.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July 2014









It's christmas in July.  What can be better.
Each year I choose special patterns to 
make christmas ornaments for some
special people.  This year I decided to
use Lizzie Kate Flora Mcsamples 2012.
The best thing about this pattern is you
get 3 different patterns for one price.
It is endless the possibilites to finish
these pieces.  Since all of the pieces 
are for stitchers I stitch with, I wanted
to make them the same but different.
Each piece has a different charm.
Some have Swarovski crystals.  The
fabrics were purchase in Fla. on
my summer vacation.  They really
match the patterns.  Some patterns
i used different colors, some I tweeked
a little bit.  I did a happy dance after
finishing these pieces.  What would
christmas be with out some chocolate?
What a beautiful cake.  

Sunday, June 8, 2014

LHN finish and a trip to Ormond Beach,Fla.

 Fabrics purchased in Ormond beach
and St Augustine.
 My dads house in Fla.

 My Niece Bella and I
 Daytona Beach.  I miss the ocean so much.
Water was just beautiful.
 Bella Boogie boarding.  She is
a great swimmer.
 My Dad, Bella, and Kathy in St. Augustine.
 We took a day trip to St. Augustine
the oldest city in America.




 Beautiful Mosaic tile in St. Augustine.
 You can't have vacation without chocolate.
LHN Finish "Gingerbread cookie"
I changed the outline to Green.
An Easy stitch and so pretty.