Much love to All.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 JCS ornament issue - First Finish - Lizzie Kate- With Bling

 I Just got my JCS ornament issue last night.
I am happy there are a bunch of ornies
I want to stitch up.  I really like the 
simplicity of the Lizzie Kate ornament.
I adde some bling.  Mill hill beads on
the wreath and Zwarovski crystals on
the deers neck.  My Deer has some
bling.  As Jean Bice used to say "Sparkle
and Shine".  I changed some of the threads:
Crescent colors : Roasted Chestnut
Sampler Threads:  Buckeye Scarlet,
Dark Chocolate,
Weeks dye works: Juniper,

I wish this issue came out earlier.  
July release would be good.  We
would have more time to stitch.
It's the end of September, Where has
the time gone.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

4th block done on Spring at Hawk run Hollow - and some surprises

 Spring at Hawk run Hollow - 4th block Finished
AKA - The Johnny block
Since summer is over.  I will be stitching a lot
more.  I have been working on a lot of smalls.

 From my stitching group.
This piece is done by Tracey Benedict
It was stitched on an off for 6 years.
Finished an framed.  How pretty is
that?  By Blue ribbon designs.
 This piece was done by Terry McCoy
It took 4 1/2 years to finish this piece
240,000 stitches.  Pictures cannot
doe it justice.  The eyes are are just 
beautiful.   The colors are spectacular.
Terry also does some amazing watercolor
pieces.  Some great talent in this stitching

Stitchers truly appreciate pieces like these.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall is here

 Fall is here.  I was pulling out some
old friends.  The framed piece hangs
in my livingroom.
 These pieces sit in a basket in the livingroom
 This hangs above my diningroom doorway
into the kitchen.  It hangs there all year.
 Ahhhh Pumpkin spice.  The smells of
 The chairs have received their fall cushions
courtesy of Pier 1 imports.  Love the fall
 Nothing says fall like pumpkins
This corner piece sits in the diningroom
 This display sits in the livingroom.
 Some roasted veggies before cookings.
Roasted veggies after cooking.

I hope everyone is enjoying the transition into
fall.  I have discovered I do not have a lot of 
fall cross stitch pieces.  I will have to put it
on the never ending list of pieces i want to do.
It's sunday so I was going to take it easy today.
I went to Joann's, Pier 1, and Home goods.
I did 3 loads of laundry.  Decorated the whole
house for fall.  Washed the car.  Went food
shopping and roasted some veggies.  All before
3 O'clock.  Is anyone else like this?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 - We will never forget

A day we will never forget.
I grew up in NY.  Lived on Long Island
most of my life.   It was about 45 minutes
from NYC.  The first photo is the one
image I remember the most.  The flag
represents so many things.  This is the
greatest country.  The second photo
is my own personal photos on my bulletin
board I have in my kitchen.  So happy I
have a personal photos of the twin towers.
The statue of liberty just had to be next
to it.   I remember where I was that
day and who I was with at the time the
first plane hit the tower.  All schools closed
on long island that day.  I live in tennessee, but NY
will always live in my heart.  I represent NY,
I am NY.  We will never forget.