Much love to All.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

And the winners are

The winners of the giveaway are:
Raven's Stitching
Thank you to everyone who participated.
Please send me your address so I can
send out your packages.
It was fun to pick the winners.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bird Exchange

Bird Exchange completed. This pattern
is in the 2005 Christmas Ornaments
magazine by Just Cross Stitch. Since
this was a christmas ornament I used
a fabric to match the season and color.
I have a red Cardinal that is always in
my backyard by the tree. They have
such a beautiful color. This piece
reminds of that bird. I hope the
person who receives it likes it.
18th Finish

Friday, July 16, 2010


From July 12-16, 2010 we had a
Family Trip to chicago. My youngest
daughter Alyssa might go to college
there so this was their pick for
vacation this year. My sister Carol
met us there for a couple of days
and we had a blast. I never walked so
much in one week. She was our tour
guide because she has been there before.
Carol lives in Il, about 4 hours away. We
stayed at the beautiful Omni Hotel.
Centrally located in the heart of town.
Sites to see- the Chicago Art institute, 3rd
largest and it was huge 2-3 hours to see
everything. Millenium Park, Navy Pier,
Boat rides, double decker buses, and shop
till you drop. I am from NY and I could
not believe how many restaurants in chicago.
Best Breakfast - Yolk on S Michigan Ave.
I have to say it is the best breakfast I have
ever eaten. RoseBud for italian food.
Of course we had a deep dish pizza, but I
am a NY girl, I like the thin and crusty kind
better NY wins in this category. Compared
to NYC, Chicago is much cleaner, not as
crowded, and easier to navigate. What I
liked about chicago is they have free days.
We visited two diff. museums, on two different
days for FREE. You can find something to do
everyday for FREE if you map it out right.
The also had a fireworks show at the Navy Pier.
Great city to visit. I highly recommend it.

Amazing church in the City.

Me and my sister - Carol on left - Cindy on right.

In the city there was this amazing church.
All stone, had a beautiful court yard.
The inside was all stain glass, high ceiling,etc.

They took my camera and snapped a photo.
Imagine that.

Christopher, Amanda, Alyssa. Just
thrilled to have me take a photo :)

At Millenium park there are 2 large water
fountains that have water running down
them. Kids and everyone else cool off
under these fountains. What is amazing
about them is that the pictures constantly
change on them. In the 1st picture you
can see water coming out of the mouth.
In the photos you cannot see the water
coming down. Kids run under these
fountains - it was 90% when we visited

At Millenium Park in Chicago, they have this
amazing metallic figure. No matter what
side you stand on, you can see yourself and
the city in the reflection. A huge piece of art.

My sister Carol at the Metallic Bean( I call it a bean)

My Daughters Amanda Left Alyssa Right

The City is surrounded by A Lake. The Water is
so green.

The Gardens at Millenium Park

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My 100th follower - Blog Giveway

I have reached a milestone in Blog Land. I have 100
followers - Woohoo.
How we celebrate in Blog land is a
GIVEAWAY. Just leave a comment
that you would like to be
included in the Giveaway on this post and one of your favorite
pieces that you stitched
and you will be
entered. If you leave a
comment on your blog your will receive 5 extra

chances to win, please mention that you posted on your blog
to get the
This is to say thank you for all of the followers, you
truly make my day. It
is hard to believe that so many
people enjoy stitching like I do and I truly
enjoy all the comments
on my projects. You might be a follower that just likes looking at
crafts. I never thought when I started
it would be this much fun
and so enjoyable. I have met so wonderful people. If you
are not a follower, join the fun and be included. There will be
3 winners. The winners will receive stitching goodies.
Oh what fun, It will be like Christmas in July.
Drawing July 31st.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Peaches LHN 17th finish 2010

I finished my 17th finish of the year.
LHN - Peaches. I added seed beads for
the eyes on the bigger cat. It will be a
gift for someone. Made into a pillow.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I finished my first 4th of July pillow.
The fabric in the background is the
fabric on the back of the pillow. This
is my first 4th of july stitch and It
will be hard to give it away as a gift.
I adore Red, White, and Blue. It is
for someones birthday. The stuffing
isn't perfect on this one but for my
first attempt at a pillow of this type
I think I did pretty good. Wish
everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.
We live in a great country.
16h finish of the year