Much love to All.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Giveaway

Happy New Year's to everyone. To
celebrate my birthday, New Year's Day,
I will be holding a special give away.
All you have to do is leave a comment on
this post what it means to you to start
the new year. The winner will be
picked on January 7, 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

HOE exchange received

HOE exchange received. How cute are the colors.
The beading on this piece is very pretty. This
piece was done by Amy Miller. Thank you amy.
Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shine on By Sam Sarah

The first piece is a pattern by Sam Sarah- Shine on
The star is so pretty. Its a bright and cheery piece.
In the mail this week I received a wonderful
package from Carol I. from Stitching Dreams.
She has amazing stories and is a great stitching
friend. I love the piece she stitched for me. The
finishing beads are so pretty. Thank you for the
extra treats Carol. The last picture a special
treat for me. A 2012 Honda Civic, Silver. My mini
van I gave to my son. My minivan days are over.
This little car drives like a dream. My next
chapter in life is beginning. I hope everyone is
ready for christmas and enjoys the holiday.
Merry christmas to all. "numbers 6:24 May the
lord bless you and keep you, the lord make his face
shine upon you and be glorious to you, the lord
turn his face toward you and give you peace".

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A sister

Pattern by lizzie Kate. This is a gift of course for
my sister. I still can't believe its December. I am
am praying that every enjoys the season. I have
started the season with forgiveness in my heart.
It really is one of the best things you can give. If
jesus can forgive me, whom am I to not forgive.
Have a blessed week everyone.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A new finish and an exchange

The first piece was an exchange that I received from
Andrea in UK. What a superbly finished piece.
Great detail. The second piece is by LHN that I
completed. I added swarovski jewels to the piece.
I do not know where my camera walked away to,
so these photos were taken with my cell phone.
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bath and Body Works

Some Christmas Deals. Yes, I did start shopping.
I love a great deal. Bath and Body works has my
favorite candles by Slatkin and Co. I no longer
buy Yankee Candle because they do not burn
properly. Slatkin candles burn all the way
down to the bottom. Here is the great deal that
I got. The three wick candle was on sale for 15.00.
With the purchase of the candle they gave away
these beautiful silver candle holders in different
holiday motifs. I had coupons
for 10.00 off a 30.00 purchase. So these big candles
and the holder only cost me 10.00 a piece. The candle
alone retails for 19.50 and the candle holder retails
for 5.00. So a 24.50 gift only cost me 10.00 dollars.
Sharing this idea for anyone out there that likes a
good deal. You can get a some good deals if you
hunt for them. I had four 10.00 coupons so I split
it into four transactions. I love the smell of candles.
Everyone loves candles as a gift.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Springtime Breezes

Back from the Framers. This piece is Designed
By CherryWood Design Studios.
Spring sneezes. This was done on a hand dyed
pink linen. A really cute piece. This will be great
for the spring time.(Which I wish was here already).

The second piece is a piece I received in an exchange.
The piece was done by Lynn. I love the finishing.
All the beads really make this piece. This is from
my HOE group.

November 1st in two more days. How is that possible?
The holiday season will be upon us.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New York City

Today I took a day trip into NYC. I went to one of
my favorite restaurants Gotham Bar and Grill.
The first photos is blackened Cod with a Soy
Ginger Sauce, with bok choy, sticky rice, and
wild mushrooms. Oh so yummy. The second
photo is Tuna Tartare. No one makes it like
Gotham. After the big lunch, I headed over to
the City quilter where I picked up some fabrics.
Next I headed over to the garment district for
all of my cordings and trimmings. I love my city.
It was a great day in The Big Apple.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Good tidings to you

Good tidings to you is from the JCS 2011
ornament issue. The fabric I used to make this into a pillow
couldn't be more perfect. I added mill hill beads to the
wreath. These extra touches is what makes all ornaments
different. I really enjoyed doing this piece. This is a gift for
a stitcher. I am sure they will enjoy it. The holiday season
is all about giving for me. It gives me great joy to give to other people.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Joy from the JCS 2011 ornament issue. I finished this with a great cording that matches great. It is still in pillow form. Looking for some extra special something to add. Love the colors in this piece.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Peace, Love, Joy

Joy, Love, Peace is now done. Another christmas
ornament done. This is a simple piece
but really fits the holiday season. I still can't
believe it is October.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Two new finishes

The first piece is a pattern By Just Nan
Called Christmas Cheer. I did tweek the
pattern as I sometimes do. This will be
a gift for someone. The second piece
is a Pattern by 4 my boys and is called
My first gray Hare. I finished this
pattern months ago and couldn't find
the piece. I came upon it in a drawer
I never put any cross stitch in. A
senior moment and I am not even close
to being a senior yet. I have started
my christmas gifts.

Friday, September 30, 2011

My morning Glory's

My Morning Glory's have finally bloomed.
I just love the color of these flowers. They
just started blooming last week. To me
that seems very late in the season to bloom.
I had to share. I love my flowers. My son
and I grew these babies from seeds.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Joy Ornament

Joy By Lizzie Kate. The pattern was in the
2007 Just Cross stitch Ornament issue.
This is for an exchange. I only did the JOY
part. The buttons and fabric make this piece.
My daughter is going to spain till Sunday.
She is going to school in England. I told her
to go see as much as she can while she is there.
I am so happy for her.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I can't believe how long it is has been since I posted
Last. I have been busy with work. I have done
some stitching but no pictures to post yet. My
oldest daughter is in England for a semester of
school. I told her to go see all she can while she is
there. The above photo is of Mini Sunflowers in
my garden that my son and I grew from seeds.
I picked up the new christmas just cross stitch
magazine. Fall is coming upon us.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lizzie Kate exchange received

An exchange received from Sarah Beth today. Stitched
over one and looks amazing. I wanted to get a close up
of the stitching. I adore stitching packages that we
come home to after a long day of work.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Robert Moses

Robert Moses Fishing Dock. I just got home
from fishing on this great dock. What a beautiful
place. I am so lucky.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

2 new finishes

The first piece is a Halloween piece by Homespun
Elegance. Instead of the pumpkin button I added
the bat button, which to me makes it more a
Halloween Piece. The second piece is a freebie
from Lizzie Kate. The is a piece that I made for
an Exchange. The little bow at the top made the
piece. I did finish another piece but that has to
be framed.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A day trip to Cape May and Ocean City, NJ

I took a day trip today to First Ocean City, NJ.
The last picture on the bottom is from the huge broadwalk there.
A big tourist place. My visit to this town was to get some
cookies made by Crazy Susans Cookies.

Her cookies alone were worth the trip. Next to cape may, So
many victorian houses. A quaint town. I ate That huge
Lobster for lunch, and was he good. 20.00 and came with a huge salad and bread and butter. Yummo. I have stitched and
will post some pictures soon.