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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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 just cross stitch ornament issue

 The release of the Just cross stitch ornament issue. 
I look forward to it each year.  Some past years
have been disappointing, but this year some
beauties to stitch.  The first piece is on
page 59.  From the heart.   The colors
so much prettier then the photo in the magazine. 
 This one is on page 10.  The sunflower seed.
I love sunflowers so I had to do this one.
I switched  the threads and gave Santa a
smile.  What are your favorites? 
 Fall is here and I am enjoying all the colors.
Two different parks I walk at.

 My rose bush is still blooming, these 
have an amazing smell to them.
Living 40 min from the smokey mountains
Is always a treat.  Last week I did day trips
Monday and Wednesday.   The trees this
time of year are a treat.  Thank you
for all of your kinds words.  I hope
everyone  is enjoying the fall. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

almost 2 months without a post- an update

 I am settled in my new home.  It's hard
to believe it is almost 2 months from
my last post.  I am so happy where I am,
god is good.   I am very comfortable in 
this new chapter of my life.  I haven't
Been stitching a lot.  It's fall and I am getting
back into a routine.  This pattern is by
Twisted threads.
 These are two planters my brother in
made for me.  In my region,  pansies will
last until about march.  They are one 
of my favorite flowers as with sunflowers. 

My clothesline  brings me as much joy as
my garden and stitching does.   Nothing
like sheets dried on the line. 
this metal box was found in the attic
with a bunch of other  things.  It was
made in NY and looks like cross stitch. 
My gas fireplace 
The beautiful  wreath above the fireplace.
My livingroom.  I purchased a wooden
antique ironing board and use it as a display
table in the livingroom.  Super cool and only 
40 dollars.  It's perfect. 
My dad purchased a wagon for me.
I use it for my gardening and 
I have used it several times already.
My vintage Pyrex collection. 
I use these pieces everday.  They
Do not make dishes like this amymore.
I just got service to view blogs, so I will
be catching up on posts.  I will have more 
pictures to post later on.  HAPPY FALL.
A sunset in my backyard.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A new finish. the summer is going quick

 Hands on design
We are well past spring.
These designs are a joy to stitch.
I have been stitching, but have spent the
the past three months looking for a house.
It is exhausting.   I am still recovering
But I did find  an amazing house.
Tons of garden space.
The inspections are tomorrow, I am hoping all goes well.
I do not stitch as much in the summer anyway.
My garden is a joy for me , lots of photos
I am behind on blogging, but will catch up once I am
 settled in the new place.

I planted sunflowers in the garden.
One of my favorites.
Can you see the bee?
All from the garden
I picked a bowl everyday for about 2 weeks straight.
I still have them producing.
Silver slicer cucumbers
Orange pineapple, lemon juice
Pineapple juice
Watermelon mint lemon balm juice
all juices freshed juiced
Miami pineapples.  The best I have ever eaten.
Punks at the park . Reminds me of my mom.
I hope everyone is having a great summer.
A short garden video update garden

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer is here

 This pattern is  by Blue ribbon designs
Americana Panorama
I want to do the full piece but since I have
no patriotic pieces, I stitched this one up 
for my display bowl.

The linen I used is 28 ct.  Hay fields Monaco

I have been busy in the garden.
the garden is 7ft by 17ft.
I do not stitch as much in the summer.

As you can see Moo is in the header.
He keeps  me busy and on my toes.

I have tomate plants growing taller then me.
green zucchini, yellow zucchini, spaghetti squash, 
green peppers, chili peppers, cucumbers,
lettuce.  My herbs: Rosemary, basil, thyme,
cilantro, peppermint, lemon balm, dill and sage
I have a five minute video of my garden.
please take a look and if you have any 
tips, please pass them along.  I never had a
garden this big before.  I grew a lot from
seeds myself.  
Click GARDEN  to visit my video

I hope everyone is having g a great summer.
I am getting  better each day.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

graduation and some beautiful stitching

 I received a beautiful package from Lee full
of stitching goodies.  A matching set .  The detail
and fine work are just amazing.  Love the colors 
and the little butterfly charms.  THANK YOU so
much Lee. 

 An ornament I made.  Pattern by 
Lizzie kate.
 This is a freebie. I did.  ^

 My oldest daughter Amanda sent
these for mother's day.  Pretty colors
 For mother's day my sister and I
went to a nursery.  Tons of flowers and plants
we needed two carts.  It was so much fun.
 This I bought for my mom.
 Some of the plants we bought.
 Almond flour cookies,  only a little bit of
honey added.  So good.
 These I made for my sister
Alyssa is graduating from college tomorrow.
she is sending a link so I can watch.
She has a short time job for the summer.
She is cooking in Tuscany, Italy with
one of her friends.  She went to
school for film production, so I
am sure she will do type of short film.
Congratulations to Alyssa

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tip toe through the tulips and much more

 Pattern from year of chalk.
This is for my youngest daughter Alyssa
for Graduating college.  I am not able to travel
long distance yet, due to recovering from mold.
I am there in spirit and couldn't be prouder.  She is
my third child and all graduated from college.
Plant seeds of Joy wherever you go Alyssa.
I love you.  P.S. Aunt Carol said you look just like me.
 Summer.  Finished and framed
I actually had this framed from Joanns
I was  little nervous dropping it off.
It looks great.  It's hanging on my wall.
once in a while it's nice to have a professional
finish a piece.

 Spring EQUALS flowers
Love the tulips by a park I walk at.  In a
perfect world I would be living in the Tudor house.
I just adore Tudor homes.

 Fresh spring water.
water tastes so good.  I found a
fresh clean spring where I live.   I fill up
my jars every couple of weeks.

 I have planted some Herbs.  I grew some from seeds.
I still get exited to see things grow from seed.
the seeds I dried out and planted from an
organic squash I ate.  These are growing real well.

 Fresh flavored water.  Let it seep in the sun.
ohhh so good.
A beautiful sky.

Since recovering from mold, I have learned more then I
ever cared to know about healing,
our current medical system, etc.  I will do a
blog on this one day.  What I will pass along is a video on 
The truth about cancer.
 Ty Bollinger did extensive research on the subject.
It confirms what I always believed.
  A must watch for everyone.  It is
a 9 part series,  watch the first one and you will be hooked.
You can also Google on you  tube the truth about Cancer
Pass it along to loved ones