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.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First finish of the year

 My first finish of the year.
LHN N pole express
this piece is so adorable.
I changed it a little bit.
The polar bear is so cute.
It is hanging by my fireplace.

I took down my tree yesterday.
It is like putting friends away for the year.
You can see them comfy in their box.
Does anyone feel a bit of sadness taking down the tree?
or is it just me?
I keep them under my bed with care.
the tree goes in the garage.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

 The ornament was received before Christmas 
From Lee.  The finishing of this piece is something 
I want to do next year.  Thank you Lee.   This bird
is hanging on my tree. 
 I was thinking about the past year.  So many
changes and new beginnings.  To pick one special 
moment of the year was hard.  Below are pictures I
took at the park between Christmas and New Year's. 
The photos were taken with just my cell phone.
You can clearly see the ray of light in each picture. 
I did feel like someone was with me and visiting me.
I did figure of who it was and the lesson I learned.
My sharing these photos is so that people  will be open
to see the ray of light around them.  Our loved ones 
are always with us. 
 This photo was taken at one of my favorite houses.
I just adore Tudor homes.
 The Green orbs of light are on the right.

 On the right you can see more of the red orbs.
can you see anything else in the picture.?
This picture was taken in my backyard 
Some of my favorite colors of the sky.
Thank you for visiting.  Blessings to 
everyone for a great new year.
each comment  is read and appreciated .
Happy stitching everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas is almost here

Lizzie kate
left snow off.

I have done this piece before. 
I framed it and it is in my sunroom .

I couldnt post this on the last post due to
camera issues.

From Carol at  Stitching Dreams
Beautifully finished and hanging
on my tree.    Thank you Carol.
the wrapping paper is in the background. 
She sent a ton of goodies.
This is the piece I made for  Carol.
the trimming is made of alpaca and wool trim.

The sunsets from the week.   So pretty.

Updated pictures of the tree.  I added a few pieces. 

My christmas card for this year.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Enjoy the holidays everyone.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

christmas ornaments

 All dolled up by LHN
This was an enjoyable piece to stitch. 
The blue linen made the colors pop.

The ornament on the left is from JCS 2016
waiting game for santa.  I changed it to say
blessings.   I had difficulty getting an 
individual  picture.   This piece is so pretty
done on 40 CT linen.
This rose will probably be the last for the season
since we had a frost last night.  Not bad for the middle
of December.   I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2016

stitching time of year

 JCS 2016 winter bluster
I left off the word bluster.
in the process of finishing off this piece.
 JCS 2016 blue snowman.
I changed the colors.
weeks dye works Blue Heron, 
classic Color works Cherry Cobbler,
dmc 3853 for the nose.  So cute.
hanging on the tree.

 JCS 2006 
britter cup designs
I have done this design before.
 ROSE BUDS  in the garden.  They are
still blooming in TN.
This is the season where I stitch the most.
I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving.
I hope everyone takes a  moment through the holidays
to reflect on how blessed we are.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

my first small christmas tree 2016

This is my first small christmas tree.
Since I just had to fluff the branches
and see what it looks like, I decided
to set it up.  I work from home and it
makes me smile when I look at it.  The
magic of the season I call it.  In all,
20 cross stitch ornaments.   5 are from 
fellow cross stitchers. thank you
to each of you for sending me ornaments
last year.  After losing everything, it's good to
enjoy the process of replacing things.
I never had a small tree, but it perfectly
holds all of the ornaments and antique
christmas glass balls.  The tree is 
4 1/2 ft tall.  As I make more ornaments, I
will get a bigger tree.
right side of the tree
close up
display boxes.  only 9.99 at Marshalls
this is the large size.  the top box
is a chalk design and it reminds me 
of a year in chalk cross stitch designs.

This is a picture of the bouquet of roses
from my garden.  my roses are still
blooming today.  Amazing fragrance.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

election creativity

 On this election day, I had to do some
creativity.  my therapy.  I have election fatigue.
I pray for this country.  whoever wins, I think
our country will never be the same.  it shouldn't
be a one to two years process.  you shouldn't
have to be a billionaire to run.  does our vote count
I do not know, but I still voted.  I want to
believe it counts.   according to one I am a deplorable, 
she should be in prison.  ok, on to the good stuff.
prairie schooler always makes you smile.

 These beauties I found in an antique store.
glass, heavy with real metal for hanging.
back when things were made with quality
materials.  love the color of these

 Heart cast iron trivet.
I love heart shaped things
a bargain for 8 dollars.
 The spare bedroom done in Americana
my friend from NY actually got to use
this room Saturday night.

 Roses from my garden, still blooming 
in November .  I will post a bouquet on my next post.