Thursday, September 25, 2014

ISHW update

I was lucky enought ot be able to stitch most of ISHW week-end, I am working on a round robin so cannot show you what I am working on.
I will show you the quilt that was quilted at the Gone to Pieces Quilt shop, I am not a quilter and a while back Conny from gave me a quilt top sooo I took it to a quilt shop to have it done on the longarm machine, it is beautiful, I need to just do the trimming around the edge.

It is beautiful, I will post a new picture when I finish the edges.

I  worked on a bracelet and finished it on sunday, please excuse the threads, this is a pattern I bought from Becka Beads in Maple Lake Minnesota.
I love the colors they are so shiny. So sorry the pictures are not the best.


I started a new pattern it is a french pattern I bought from The Thread Basket, I love everything about this pattern I hope to have it finished this week-end.


Well its time for bed Project Runway is almost over and I need to brush my teeth, and get some shut eye, I will be up early again tomorrow.

Blessings and happy stitching.


Friday, September 19, 2014

WORK WORK WORK when does it end

In Minnesota we are on the threshold of fall, brrrrr, the temps have really dropped, I am sad, I need to move to warmer weather when I retire, we have been talking about maybe next may 1st, I am crossing y fingers. I am not sure what I will do for a part time job just for some pocket money, I am sure I will do something, maybe I will vonlunteer at the hospital, who knows, wish me luck when the time comes.
I am so sorry I have not been able to post earliere in the month, I recieved a beautiful package from Jaquie at I am so thrilled with what she made me, it is beautiful, Jaquie also sent along beautiful ribbons with buttons, you know how I love buttons, I am in the process of making a button bracelet and some of the buttons she sent me will go on the bracelet.
Jacquie also sent a lovely pillow with a cute sweet saying, I am thrilled with the lace and ribbons also they are beautiful, I was also lucky enough to get two patterns one with the thread and a small picture frame.

What a lucky Lady I am, I have finished stitched Jacquie's square and will post it tomorrow.

This is a bracelet I made from one of two kits I was given at MN. Needlework Guild Retreat in august, my lovely Friend Jan Kelly gave them to me,  the other bracelet is in the colors of green and blue, I will work on that one this weekend, thank-you Jan you are an Angel, I did not do the six strands that I called for it was way to chunky for me, I will do something in the line of earrings and a necklace with the leftover beads.

At Retreat the retreat chairs pick wonderful gift bags to give each guest, this is one of the gifts, it comes with all the ingredients you just need to put them together, I love this little shell it will sit in my case with my other collectables, Thank-you MnGuild Chairs.

This was a partial kit I found in the stash reduction pile at retreat, it is from the 2000 Shepherds Bush Retreat, I love this little pattern I will be making a scissor fob. it is done on 32 count Light Sand linen, over two threads., I will use crushed walnut shells to add depth to the fob.

This is a pattern I bought way back when from The Thread Basket the button to the Basket is at the top of my main page, I cannot remember, it is a beautiful small heart about 3x3, it is so much prettier in person, I have to tell you this is my first attempt at ribbon work, it is not the best but has me very interested in ribbon work now.
 I will have to research this craft oh no not another thing to get into oh well, I am weak oh so weak when it comes to crafting.

And a few more stitches on The Drawn Thread pocket, soon very soon I will hvae this finished, I did manage to get the framing for the words done but had no update picture, next post.

it is time to get ready for work late shift today ugh on a friday, I hope all youe wish's come  true   you get loads of stitching done and have a beautiful rest of your day.



Friday, September 5, 2014

My second post this week yahoo

Hello everyone: I hope this day finds you all well.
Thank-you for all your kind words and emails about my lovely Mother.
She is doing better, we took her out to dinner this week to Buca di Bepo for lunch, it was a little too early for her to be out, so a little setback, she insisted she wanted to go, I donot blame her, she was in the house for almost three weeks.

Now on to a little exchange information, Kim from Iowa sent me the loviest blue square with my ential on it, I plan on putting it on a box for my beading stuff.
Thank-you Kim your stitching is beautiful, she also added a beautiful scissor fob, as you all know I am a hound for fobs,  the little hearts say  made with love I am nuts about them, the fabric is so beautiful, I have an idea for it I just hope it works out.
kim is so kind to send such lovely things.
Thank-you from my heart and soul.

 This is what I sent Kim, it is a TrLaLa pattern found at the Thread Basket, I have a link on my main page, try it out take a look you may find something you cannot live without.

I am almost finished with my Drawn Thread Sewing pocket, I plan on finishing the stitching tonight, I will post a picture on sunday or monday.
I have been working on a couple of bracelets that were given to me by my friend Jan at Needlework Guild Retreat, they are colorfull and fun, I will also post pictures on sunday or monday.
It is almost dinner time so must go,  its ribs, potatoes and salad tonight.
To you all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I have missed you all

Welcome to all my followers so sorry I have not posted earlier, august was a bittersweet month.
I recieved a beautiful exchange from  June over at, June is the sponser of the Round Robin, which I am enjoying so much.
This is what she sent me.
This is what I sent June:

This is a very old pattern from Dimensions it was a kit, I love this pattern.
I love pansy's, they are so refresing and so delicate, I did as a pansy pattern for June, we did not know what each other was stitching.
I love all the goodies June sent the soap is from Cath Kidtson wow I love all of Cath Kidston line of goodies.The Madera thread is so beautiful, the color will be used for a christmas project I have in mind.
I am a button freak, I have jars of them vintage and new, the buttons June sent are a very light color of lavander, oh so pretty, I want to use them on a bracelet I plan on making, I am not sure what I will do with the pansy' square just yet maybe on a pocket on one of my jackets.
I was at Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat the week of 11th to the 17th, what a great time I had,
I took a doll class from Barb Kobe from Minnesota, she is an amazing teacher, I was not all myself that week my Mother became very ill and almost died, so my mind was not where it should have been, but I did finish a doll from start tpo finish, they are made out of tree beanches, batting, ducktape
molding clay and fabric with staing and paints.
This is the biginning of Sheba

Her face is made out of modeling clay the kind you buy from Target, I freeformed her face she is a littl on the homely but I love her, the hair is made out of yarn, the dress I ripped from a scarf, she will hang in the family room.

These lovely creatures were made by a Mother and daughter team they were a hoot to have in the same class, they are very creative ladies.

I will post somemore later this week, I have been busy making bracelets and stitching.