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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.

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

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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.

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
 Below.
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