Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing all my friends a Very Merry Christmas!  I'm so blessed to have so many friends around the world and will be thinking of you all tomorrow! 

Praying for Peace in 2010


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Brooke's Books Stitch-A-Long

I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Holiday season.  It's the first year in many that we're not going to have a White Christmas.  We have a thin inch or so of hard snow on the ground...nothing fluffy and clean...but it sure makes the sleds fly!  I'm not complaining to much as we have the beautiful SUN!!!  I'm working on Bent Creek Big Round Zipper and it should be called the HUMONGOUS Round Zipper..it's way bigger than I expected..but so much fun and fast to stitch.  I'll post an update soon =) 

I wanted to mention a SAL we have going on with our Yahoo group.  It's for the little Stitcher's Alphabet freebies designed by Brooke.  You don't have to be a member of our group to join...the blog for it is here.  Just shoot me an email if you'd like an invite.  I've posted my current ABC WIP there. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Second BBD Stocking

This stocking is from the May Flowers publication. I really love this one. The picture doesn't do it justice since it was taken on my phone. I'm charging my camera so I can add a better one later.

This is the one I had problems with....and they were operator errors not pattern flaws. I had ironed on my fusible webbing and was starting to cut...while distracted by rowdy children...and along the back side to the heel I cut right up against the webbing not adding the 1/4" seam allowance! I about had a melt down...well Vonna came to my rescue and suggested I apply a Fray Stop and allow it to dry over night that way I could stitch it without worrying about it coming apart. Well it WORKED! You can tell if you look very closely...but that's art for you!



Hoping you are all enjoying your Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stocking Finish

Here is my first BBD Stocking finish thanks to the help of Vonna. She's saved my cookies a couple times this week! This was a finish for my Mom and it's hanging on her tree. I'm off to finish my second stocking now!



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving filled with friends & family! I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ornaments

The smell of snow is in the air in North Idaho. I love snow at Christmas time....by December 26Th I'm done with it LOL. I've been stitching up the BBD stockings for my Mom. I've finished Poppy and I'm pretty happy with it.


Today I finished Pear Tree by LHN. This design is from the 2006 Ornament Edition of Just Cross Stitch. I've changed some of the colors in it and really like the way it turned out. I'm still on the fence on what it will be once finished. I picked this design for the Little House Needlework's Ornament SAL group. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I will update you with some more stockings hopefully by the end of the week!




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BBD Poppy Stocking

Here is my current WIP from Sweet August by Blackbird Designs. This is for my Mom she picked 4 stockings she would like to have for her tree. I just started this last night so it has about 2 hours into it so far and it's going pretty quick. I'm still working on Christmasland, but since Christmas is just around the corner I figured I better get a stocking or two done at least! I am nervous about doing the actual stocking part of it, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. Please excuse the pictures..they were taken with my phone.





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Party Animals

Here are the little party-goers on Halloween night. We didn't trick-or-treat as all of the candy collected went to the Switch Witch. Josephine was Poison Ivy from Batman..and a little upset everyone thought she was a fairy. She kept saying...I'm a bad girl! LOL She had successfully worn off part of her make up by flipping her hair out of her face..you can no longer see the paint detail above her eyes. Isabelle was Cleopatra and was sewn pretty tightly in that toga. Coy was Optimus Prime. We have a great little community center and they had games and prizes. It was a fun night over all and when they woke up Sunday morning to their new toys it was well worth giving up the candy!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gwendolyn the Great......DONE!

First, I want to thank all of my friends for their loving comments on my last post. I was truly moved and I appreciate your words very much.

My latest finish....tada! Gwendolyn the Great. She was so much fun to stitch and very quick to finish. I love her broom!


I started my next project...Christmasland by Raise the Roof Designs. I love this one...so cute!

And finally, three pugs in a pile...just love my niece & nephews. Zeus, Daisy, & Mo.



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Remembering You

Sharon 1976


Where does time go anymore..... A year ago today, my Aunt Sheri crossed over. She struggled the last few months of her life with cancer that had spread through her whole body. My Aunt wasn't a victim of cancer...she chose this death...now don't email me about that comment. She was told 5 years prior to her death that she had cancer and decided not to fight, not to tell anyone, and in my opinion death. While we may not understand other's thinking and when someone makes a decision like this there are often a lot of questions unanswered. We believe we ultimately know why her decision was such, but we are so saddened that she didn't think enough of her value as a person to want to share that struggle with anyone else. She wasn't an easy person to love...she had a lot of problems, but she was my blood and she loved me and I loved her. I am saddened today by this void in my life, but I know the soul never dies. She was ready to leave this physical world and we have accepted that...she has changed many lives by the decisions she made...maybe that was her divine purpose. I am having so many thoughts today and those closest to me know the details...trust me this post would be a mile long if I went into it....but ultimately, the most powerful one of all is love. She gave me the gift of forgiveness before she passed and for that I am truly thankful. So I am thinking of my Aunt today with love in my heart and I will honor her in little ways for I know she is with me in spirit and I our souls will meet again someday.


Bail ó Dhia ort


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Special Giveaway

A treasured member of my group has a great post about her Mom and the past year....as well as a great giveaway. Check it out! http://kathystitchcomments.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bent Creek Halloween Snapper

Happy Fall! The weather has turned cold here in North Idaho. We had a major windstorm this weekend that knocked down trees and I was without power most of Sunday.

Here is my latest finish. It's Bent Creek's Halloween Snapper. I am missing the little black spiders around the edges because the buttons I was told work work for it were way too big. So now I'm going to see if I can find something that will work. I was hoping I could get this made into a cube and out on disply before Halloween. I hope my quest for buttons is fruitful =) I just love all of the little costumes. Thank you Emily for the wonderful gift!




Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget.....

Remembering today the lives of the innocent, the brave, and the family/friends that miss them......



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Finish & A Start

I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of my finish of Shepherd's Bush Creepy Crawly Halloween Night. This is 19ct fabric and it's stitched over two. It was a very fast finish. I haven't decided if I want to frame it yet...or make a wall hanging...I'll figure it out eventually. LOL I'm not the worlds greatest photographer.





Here is my next start...Halloween Snappers by Bent Creek. This was a gift from my dear friend, Emily. I'm a little late on the actual stitching part because the last two weeks I have had my nose in a book...actually 7. I'm half way through the 7th book in the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series. I'm really enjoying them. I will get started on this while I wait for 8 & 9 to get here.




Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Babies

Here are my sweet pugs. Mo, Daisy, & Zeus. I finished Shepherd's Bush's Halloween Night. I will post pictures this week!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Creepy Crawly Halloween Night

YAY! Finally a WIP picture. I am having so much fun with this chart. I love the fabric it is sooo soft. It's actually a big design so it's been pretty quick to stitch. To my surprise I was missing a couple of colors and since I live rural...I don't have shops that carry overdyed thread. So I'm waiting on a couple colors to finish off the house.






Monday, July 13, 2009

Ok....maybe now I can stitch!!!

Life has been a whirlwind since the 1st of this Month....family arrived on the 2nd and left on the 6th and then more family came the 7th and still here. Along with all the company for the 4th. UGH!!! I love them...but it gets to be a lot.

My oldest Daughter, Isabelle went to camp yesterday. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February and she is at a fun camp just for kids with Diabetes called Camp Stix. The camp isn't too far from where we live. They do all these special fun nights with costumes and everything. I had all of paperwork all together to go and then got to involved in packing her clothes, costumes, etc...that I got there and forgot her Doctor's Release form...UGH...Her doctor is at the camp with her so they told me I could just scan and email it...well then my darn scanner wouldn't work... So, I ran that up there this morning as well as her missing pillow. All the campers were at breakfast when I got there so I didn't actually get to see her...but I think her freshly made bed and pillow will alert her to my presence. We don't pick her up until Saturday...and I miss her already. She's having a great time though. I just hope she's responsible with her sunscreen. It's supposed to be hot and 90 all week and the camp is right on the river. I hope to get some pictures from the Camp of all of the fun they have.

So, needless to say, I haven't had a whole lot of time to stitch..by the time I land in bed at night the last thing I want to do is focus on anything. I started Shepherd's Bush Halloween Night. I have a about 30 stitches in it so far, so I'll post a photo when I get a little more done. I love the fabric. I'm stitching it on a 19ct provided by SB...so I'm not sure who it's from. It's not the model fabric by Weeks Dye Works as that fabric won't be available for another month....it is so soft and wonderful though...the softest I've every used. It's also 3 over 2 so they look like 10 ct stitches...I think it will be a lot of fun! .



I will also post some pictures of my garden soon...my sunflowers are about 4 ft tall right now and should be blossoming soon! Yay!!!!

Well I'm at my office...I better get back to work! LOL!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Awesome Irish Giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway on Micki's Blog. Love the little sheep =)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I am so honored!!!


Today I got a lovely surprise from Kate. She gave me this award! My first =) So now I must nominate 7 people and here goes..... Brooke, Cameo, Jane, Shobhan, Alice, Tammy, & Cindy.

Alright ladies...PIF. Time to award your 7 favs.

And....I got a new camera today...so I will finally feel post worthy =)

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful 4th of July!