Monday, September 28, 2009

In Search Of

Hello friends I'm insearch of this chart. Willing to purchase or trade.
Thanks Gwen

Visiting and Finishing

I have been visiting many bloggs lately, just checking ou what everybody is stitching. It's amazing the different styles and taste of the stitching blogging community. I enjoy visitng them all. The needle,thread and fabric is a wonderful canvas upon which to create beauty. Many of the designers have their own bloggs.I especially like visiting the Blackbird one. The talent out there is amazing.

Here is my progress of The Riddle. I found the informattion for the stitch along on the Swans website and though to follow the lessions. It was very helpful. Lynn who is an excellent stitcher lead the group last year. You have to be a member to join the group.

While cruising the web I came upon the Dyeing to Stitch website and found this tree with the skirt. I though to use it for my Blackbird Halloween stockings and other halloween ornaments. The tree and skirt came from the same place. They both are very beautiful.

I finished Halloween Spot by the Trilogy. The fabric is what I shall use to finish it, as a small pillow.

I tried my hand at finishing. I love the stockings by Blackbird this is form the April stocking book. The Angel in the picture is our guardian angel. She sit on the coffee table. She is one of the LLADRO pieces save from Katrina.

Last but not least are some of the stockings I have finshed from the Halloweeen stocking book. I have chosen my fabric,now to finish them before Halloween. In the picture are a few of the grouds we purchased for decoration this season.

Thanks for visiting I'm off to increase by stash. The St Charles Market was this weekend gone.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


A few Blackbird design finishes.


Just a few stitched pieces for fall. I have to decide what to do pillows or framing.

Hello Again

Sorry friends and visitors long time no post. I have been busy at working, and my blogging mojo has left me. I bought a new car. I love the car hate the monthly note LOL. My last SUV was 15 years and 8 months old. I just have to get use to the car note.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

On this day we would like to THANK all those service men,women and their famalies for their great sacrifices to this country and her citizens.
We are the Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE. One again we say thank you and stay as safe as possible.

Gwen and her family

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Few Finishes and a Purchase

Rise and Shine by Bent Creek. This is a very old chart.I intend to hang this with Full Moon Rising and Here Comes The Sun to old designs by the same designer that us in a Just Crosstitch Magazine.

This was a freebie by The Sampler Girl. I added the sailing boat button.

This is a chart by LHN that I just love.

Gingher Scissor purchase. I love these little collectables.

This was a joy to stitch it's Love the Truth by Exampler by Exampler From the Heart.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm Back

Hello eveybody I have been gone for a while but I have been busy. First let me say Happy Mother's Day to all.

These are two pillows I made for my mother but forget to put them in the box. They will have to be shipped later.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I hope all my Blogging friends and their families have a very Happy Easter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Back From the Framers

Two pieces back from the framers. The first one by Blackbird Designs and the second is by Ewe&Eye&Friends.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Easter Decorations/Sampler Stash Collection

I have no idea why these eggs photographed like this but I love this basket
Tree with eggs.
The beautiful blogs on the net can be a bad influence. Look what they have done to me. I have purchase many wonderful charts and now need to convert some to NPI. I have more projects than I will do in two life times. They give me pleasure. Somedays I just love to sit in my stash room and go through all my containers. I have been stitiching since the late seventies.

Thanks for the visit

Old Colonial Designs Casket

I have wanted on of these from Sampler Cove published her fist Quaker casket chart. I have three charts for this now.
The Drawn Thread CICI'S SEWING CASKET, Sampler Cove Quaker Casket and Spanish Casket by Wild Hearts Designs. Therefore I splurged and bought the darn thing, now to stich the pieces. Wish me luck I'm gonna need it.

Encouragement Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to finish these two projects and I'm just lagging around. There is not much to finish. Thanks for the visit ladies and the comments. I love to decorate for the holidays it's the picking up that's the problem. Vonna you will notice we have the same Easter basket. I love Jim Shore.
Patti stuff will be in the mail tomorrow or Monday. Had a little sinus problem that last couple of days. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Has Arrived

No stitching today just a few pictures from around the house and yard. My favorite time of the year is fall and winter but spring is beautiful. We have decorated for Easter.

We had a hard time growing these until we read about not getting the tuberances wet. Now the cyclamens are thriving. That is the crown of the plant

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wired Mannequins

I Love these wired mannequins. I use them to hang fobs on. The little one is a new addition.

I have visited many blogs over last few years, and I'm amazed at the very talented people out there. The beautiful things that can be made with needle and thread is astounding. I have made some friend in the blogging community but not half as many as I would like. I would like to thanks all my new friends for visiting and leaving comments.

I have to work for the next three days so my blog time will limited. Everybody have a wonderful few days. Here in Metairie we have had 4 beautiful days. The rain came in this afternoon.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Award from Patti

I have been given an award by Patti. I'm so excited this is my first award. I love vistors.
Here is my eight blogs I'm nominating.

These are in no particular order, they are wonderful artistic people.

1. Siobhan
2. Anne
3. Vonna
4. Debbie
5. Jan
6. Margaret
7. Susimac
8. Mary Kathryn

here are the rules
1. Copy the logo of the Kreativ Blogger Award in to your blog
2. Make a link to the person's blog who nominated you
3. Nominate 8 other blogs
4. Add their links to your blog
5. Leave a comment on the blogs, that they have been awarded


Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Project and a Finish

This is my next new start.
I'm a member of the LHN and CCN Yahoo group and they are doing a Spring SAL.

Easter Stitch'n

Lizzie Kate Easter Express
Carrot Break by Imaginations I think. I have had this chart for a very long time.

Little House Needleworks

This is my attempt to stage my pieces LOL. This is by Blackbird designs. Next up I think the Easter Basket.

Nashville Stash

I love all things Blackbird. These two women are very talented and has provided me with many pleasurable hours of stitching.

The Drawn Thread new charts . The fabric is the new Blackbird Beach House by Moda.

I made a good haul from market. I saved my pennies and did well.

The Drawn Thread

This is one of my favorite pieces. I love the frame.

Framed Valentines Projects

These were two late Valentines Finishes and I just got them back form the framers. The top if from a Sampler and Needleworks Quaterly I think and the bottom is an OOP Birds of a Feather piece.