Much love to All.

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Birthday present received

A special gift from my stitching friend
Carol at Stitching Dreams.  She sent
me Peace, Which is what i truly need.
I love the heart on the sheep, hearts
are my favorite shape.  The two fish
in the left corner are also so adorable.
The lizzie kate pattern should be fun
to stitch.  The Fabric was also
included.  Thank you so much Carol.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Up coming New Year

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year
May everyone be blessed and new
goals reached.  Happy Stitching everyone.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 
Blessings to everyone in the coming year. 
As I read a bunch of blogs this morning,
its amazing the smile it brings to my face
to read and see what everyone is doing.
Everyone brings something to inspire
me.  Everyones decorations so different
and so personal.  Some of the photos
of the pets really made me laugh.  They
really are characters.  To my three
children: Amanda, Chris,  & Alyssa, I love you.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Another gift received and a fringe quilt

Myra sent a lovely pin keep.  How really cute this is.
I have never seen one made this way.   I love the fabric.
Thank you Myra.
On the last photo, I made a fringe blanket for my
sister.  She was a big fan of the smurfs when she was a
kid.   I hope everyone is enjoying the christmas season.
So hard to believe it is only a couple of days away.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A gift I received

Special gifts I received in the mail yesterday from Carol at the Stitching Dreams.  She is a special stitching friend that I've had for years.  I am so blessed to know this wonderful person.  Thank you carol.  The ornament is so pretty and the special touches she adds always makes these pieces a treasure.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A New Years Give away.

As Everyone knows, New Year's Day is my birthday.  I will be picking a winner on that day to send out some cross stitch goodies.  All you have to you is leave a comment on this post and be a follower of this blog.  If you post on your blog about the giveaway and you win there will be an extra special gift for you.  This Give away wont disappoint.  Please make sure you have an email address to contact you.  Good Luck.

A christmas gift for someone special

This is a free chart.  I couldn't resist doing this piece.   I added some bells.  Done on blue linen.
here is the LINK for the chart.

A special gift from Chris

A special gift received today in the mail. Chris at tot Hills farms sent me a special package.  We have been blog friends for years.  Thank you so much Chris

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snoopy tree

It's officially Christmas when the Snoopy tree is up. It always makes me smile when I see all the ornaments

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Some house decorations

I have cross stitch ornaments throughout the house.

Cross stitch christmas tree

The first year I bought a table top tree and decorated with cross stitch ornaments.  The only other ornaments on the tree are from my daughter Amanda who traveled over seas and bought them back for me.

Small town christmas 2013

I finished small town Christmas from the 2013 cross stitch ornament issue.  This is a pretty detailed piece.  The beads are so  pretty.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.   I truly enjoy cooking thanksgiving.  Homemade cranberry sauce and stuffing are some of my favorites.  Everyone enjoy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Snow in tenn.

Our first snow of the season in Tenn.
Happy Birthday Chris.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A tree in my yard

I see this tree from my kitchen window.  A great view.  I captured in one week the change.  Pretty amazing. No mores leaves.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Trip to highlands, nc

I recently took a trip to highlands, nc.  Its about a three hour drive from knoxville, tn.  I did a bunch of hiking trails.  Really a great time of year to go.  Some good places to eat.  Wolfgangs was excellent, some of the best food I have had since leaving ny.  Sports page sandwich shop is also very good.   One of the best places to stay is at old edwards inn.  The spa is rated #2 in the country.   The last picture I took, I was standing under the waterfall.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy halloween

Dressing with an official farragut cheerleader uniform, our theme in work was football.  Knoxvillr, tn is a huge college football town. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Another finish from 2013 jcs magazine

This was a quick stitch.  I finished it with sparkle gold trim, on the back is a aqua blue fabric. Very pretty colors in it. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Freebie that I stitched in 2012

This is a piece that I finished stitching in 2012. I finally put the finishing touches and made it into a small pillow. The fabric has tiny bubbles in it, so it matches perfectly.  The next pictures are pumpkin raisin pancakes, and roasted sweet potato soup.  Don't you just love the fall food.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Peace bird from 2013 jcs magazine

I finished two pieces. Peace bird from just cross stitch 2013 ornament magazine. Both pieces finished on linen. The beads really make these pieces.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stocking finished

Linen stocking finished.  This was a kit,  snowflakes & holly.  First complete finish in a while.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peace bird from 2013 ornamemt issue

I finished stitching the first ornament.  I can't wait to put the finishing touches.  Its a quick stitch.  The beads are very pretty.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

New 2013 ornament issue

Have you picked your favorite ornament yet?  Its better then last year,  but I still think older issues had better choices.