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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


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.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

A heart finish

 This design is by Lizzie Kate.
Sent as a gift from Carol at Stitching Dreams 
Since it is Valentines week, I am post now.
This is a gift for someone and i wont be keeping
it.  So cute.  I changed the pattern a little bit.
The fabric has hearts in it also.  

I hope everyone is having a great week.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Another snowman, so cute. and bottle brush trees

 How cute and adorable this snowman is
This is from the lizzie Kate from tiny
tidings.   He makes you smile.
Finished in pink,  I never thought of
using this color, but it looks amazing.
I added bells and crystals in the 
snowflake.  I added him to the bowl.
Always trying to come up with something

 These are bottle brush trees I added to
they glitter houses.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

My last post of January 2015 - Snowmen to smile at

 Lizzie Kate - Baby its cold outside.
 Added some crystals.
 Lizzie kates Ice queen.  I added crystals,
so hard to pick these up in photos.

 Birthday day gift for Gracie.
This was a freebie pattern from this blog
Lots of freebies here.  Really pretty.

 I have been dying christmas trees.  they are so
pretty.  Add glitter and they shine.
My display of snowmen.  Bound to make you
smile in this cold weather.
Where is spring???  
I hope everyone is off to a great year.
Happy Stitching.