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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.

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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lizzie Kate and more

 Lizzie Kates - Joy to the world. 
I really like the colors in this piece.
Aqua/blue is my favortite color.
This is a FREEBIE pattern and can
be found here

 I made this birdhouse for my sister
Her favorite color is purple
 I wanted a little bling in the house after
taking down all the Christmas
decorations.   These are Putz inspired
houses.  I dyed the trees and added
glitter.  I am waiting for more 
piece to be added.  A little sparkle
and shine.  If you want to learn
more about Putz houses, click Here
Almost at the end of January.
Where does the time go?
I hope everyone is getting some stitching time.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

some finishes -

 LHN Sheep Virtues.  Courage
I really liked the purple colors in this piece.
Done on 40 CT Linen

 A cross stitch necklace made for Carol at
She is celebrating a birthday today.  
I made this special necklace for her.
Happy Birthday Carol

 The card i made for Carol
Lizzie Kate.
We are half way through January.
Where did the time go.
I hope everyone is getting some stitching time in.

Monday, January 12, 2015

A new Finish and my birthday celebration

 Prairie Schooler Book 166.
This is done on 40 ct.  one thread linen
He just makes me smile.  I started to
stitch him while waiting to board a
plane to NY to celebrate my
birthday with my friends and family.
He was finished on the way back
waiting for a flight back.  Whenever
I had some down time in NY,  I worked
on him.  This is the first time I have
finished it in felt.  I added an extra 
layer of fabric.  I like the combination.
It will always remind me of my 50th

 I am a big brighton fan.  I purchased the
spacer charms in NY,  keeping in the theme
of winter.
 from the left, Me, Alyssa my youngest who is
20.  Amanda who is 24.
Amanda works in Manhattan and does Graphic
Design.  Alyssa is in her third year college.
I haven't seen my children in almost three 
years.  It made my birthday.  My son who
lives out of state could not make it but sent
his love.  They are all doing well.  You can't
ask for more then that.
 I lived on long Island almost all my life.
When I go back to NY, I always see
my hairguy William.  He works wonders.
My NY haircut.  50 is Fabulous.
 From the Left Gina - my best friend from the
4th grade.  I wouldn't trade her for all the
money in the world.  She is one of a kind.
I am blessed to have her in my life.  In the 
middle Tricia,  I started with her a Geico
Ins. back in 2002.  Another great treasure.
They made my birthday amazing.  They 
paid for a broadway show to see the
Lion King and then to Dinner at Nizza in
Manhattan.   The Lion King was amazing.
The costumes and makeup couldn't be
better.  Highly recommended. 
 Couldn't ask for a better
gift.  They are priceless.  Truly amazing
friends.  Gina's cousin Karen joined us 
for dinner and picked out the 
restaurant, she lives in an spectacular
apartment in Manhattan.  So funny and
added much joy to the evening.  A
memory to last a lifetime.  It has to be
my best birthday yet.
Thank you my friends.
 My daughter Amanda's dog Cooper.
Everytime i look at this picture i
laugh.  How cute is he.  I am sure
he is quite the character.

 As soon as I landed in LaGuardia Airport
at 9 am the first stop was the bagel
store.  Yummy, i miss these sandwiches,
you cannot get anything like this in
Tenn.  I bought bagels back on the
plane for my sister and I.
I can't forget the pizza.  I was in NY
for 4 days and had four slices during
that time.  NY food so good,
and worth every calorie. I do
not eat pizza or bagels in Tenn. at
all.  Just isn't the same.