Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Victoria Sampler New Pin Cushion

I am so excited that Victoria Sampler has a new Pin Cushion out, I am on the waiting list for the next shipment.
This is an amazing design, I did the first Pin Cushion, it is on my header.

I just love this new design, I eat strawberries several times a week, so this is so perfect for me.

I will post a photo of my stitching project tomorrow evening.

On Friday I will be going to Minnesota Needlework Guild March To The Finish, it is a retreat for people to get WIPS finished, I don not have more then one stitching project going at once but love to go and relax with my stitching buddies.

I am hooked on The Masked Singer, I never watch any talent shows but this one has me hooked, the costumes and singers are wonderfuil, I only got two singers right Rumor Willis and Joey Fatone, two people I really like.

We have more snow, I am so longing for spring a hot not warm but a hot spring I hate the cold.

Time to stitch, stay safe and warm my dear friends.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

My New Start Berries And Blooms A Brenda Gervais Design

Hello to all: Thank-you for your comments in my previous posts.
I started a new project today, it is the Berries and Blooms from Brenda Gervais

I have had this pattern for a little while, I just love this set, I will be doing the wooden paddle a different way, I just do not want to have to  cut out a paddle from  wood so will do a different wood style if that makes sense to anyone other then me.

I was visiting Cathie over at:

She was kind enough to let me share this photo of how she used a cork to help thread a needle, what a great way for some of us who need help, I use petit needles and my big fingers are always in the way plus the little bit of arthritis I have will make threading a needle so much easier.

I will be asking my favorite restaurant for one of their corks when I go to dinner next week, I love wine but only when out to dinner, I just cannot see buying a bottle and have the wine sit for so long in the fridge.
Thank-you Cathie for allowing me to use your photo, please stop over and say hello top Cathie, she has made some coasters in the shape of hearts this month, they remind me of the heart shaped candy for valentines Day.

We are getting more snow and on top of that ice, I am so sick of winter, I hope this is not an indication of a bad spring weather wise.

I am praying that the tornados down south today do not do much damage or hurt anyone, it is hard to see and hear the news when weather is involved, stay safe my friends.

I was asked a question a while back and forgot to respond, my favorite fabric count is 32 or 36 but I will work on anything even fourteen count it depends on the pattern, even if the pattern calls for 32 count I will sometimes change it to a  bigger count like 22 or 28, my favorite color of fabric is a  dark wheat or dark tan not sure why I guess it is what it is.

Well its time for coffee and a little stitching.

Have a stitch filled weekend
Thank-you for stopping by.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Found a great Blogspot

Thank-you for your lovely comments, I will try and get thank-you emails out tomorrow afternoon after coming home from volunteer work.

I found this great site, she has so many free and sweet deigns.

Please check her out, it is in French but she does have a translate button on her sidebar.

More snow coming our way. ICK


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Finish Finally

Thank-you to all who have left comments on my last post.
Lynda Ruth from was right about Mother Teresa, she led an amazing life.

I took my finished piece to Michaels yesterday to have it framed, I am not sure I will like the finished framing, I will have to see, the colors in the piece just did not go with any colors of matting but found a beautiful frame, they honored the 80% off coupon I had, she even gave me a little more off, what a great place.

I did the two not sure which looks the best, I used initials of my parents the years they were born Mikes parents initials and years they were  born and the dates mike and I were born, I also used our initials for the middle of the leaf circle.

It is snowing here today I am so sick of snow and cold weather, we have about 5 inch's on the ground so far, it started snowing about 5:00 a.m.
I hope you are you are having great weather.
I will be working on some aprons for the gift shop at the Pioneer Park gift shop, we have a very old looking village here in Annandale, Mn. one of the volunteers asked me to cut out and sew together the aprons, I am enjoying a little change.

I hear my latte machine calling my name, I will be picking out a project to work on later today, I will post what I am doing tomorrow.

Thank-you for stopping by


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Yes It Is

Yes that is a very handsome John Wayne, oh so cute, he is my favorite star of all time.
You are so right Lynda Ruth it is Mother Teresa, she was an amazingly beautiful Lady, what a beautiful life she led caring for the poor and ill.
I will be posting photos of my finished project tomorrow before I take it to the framers.
It is not so cold here, we do have more snow coming tomorrow evening into Wednesday 2-4 inch's.

This is for Marly, I thought you would get a kick out of this photo, I know you like cats as much as I do.

Found both of the previous photos on Pinterest, I love the look on the little guys face, so funny.

Remember to look through the rose colored glasses the world will look so much better.

Thank-you for stopping by.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

To all my followers: Happy Sweetheart day.
Thank-you for your lovely comments on my last post.

I have done a little stitching this week, here is my update:

I am using our parents dates of birth Mikes and mine also, I put our initials in the wreath, I am not sure if I will use the cities we were from or add more roses, I did change the color of the small roses on the bottom of the design, I wanted a little pink in there.
I hope to have this finished by Saturday evening.

Flashback: I made this small pillow way back when not even sure of the year, it ( I think was a design from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts)

I wanted to display my hearts on my table, however I cannot due to the cat has a love of playing with these, I hate when she gets on the table, I have to sanitize every morning just to have breakfast.

I am going to show you two photos I found this week, can you guess who they are? One was from Iowa and in the movies my favorite man of all times beside my husband and father.
The other was in Religious life.

                                                                He is so handsome

                                                     She is amazingly beautiful inside and out

I hear my needle calling my name, time to stitch.


Friday, February 8, 2019

A Little Update And Snow

Greetings Friends: Thank-you for all your comments, I have sent email thank-you's to some of you and some do not have emails, thank-you from my heart for your comments, it  mean so much to me.
So this is how far I am on my Blackbird Design,  I did a little stitching last evening and this morning.
I am adding the birth years of myself Mike and our family members, I am not sure what the middle words will be just yet, I need to think about that for a while.

It has been snowing here, today it is minus 8 degrees very cold, it is sunny and very pretty outside, I went to drops some items off at the food shelf, I volunteer there three or four times a month, I love doing so, it makes me feel good to know I am able to help the people who are having a tough time, as I left our housing entrance the roads were so slippery,  glare ice I was only going 20 miles and hour and almost turned my car around in a circle, very scary, I present some snow photos.

The above photo is of snow on the one side of our driveway, the second photo is of the neighbors home, see all the snow up on there roof, I hope it goes away soon.

This photo of my Dear Friends home is adorable even with the snow on the roof, we were over there for coffee and pie yesterday, we are so Blessed to have them as friends, they keep an eye out on our home and we do the same for them, I could not have asked for better friends that are also out Dear Neighbors.

I know the Ground Hog said winter was almost over but come on this snow is crazy. So sorry about the swear word in the cat photo.

This could be my dog this is what she looks like when she does not want to go potty in the cleared spot for her.

And this little bird has it right winter its time to move on, let spring begin, all three photos were found on Pinterest.

I hope things are going your way today and always, thank-you for stopping by and leaving comments.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Just A Little Stitching And More Snow

I am so sick of winter, I know we are on the downside of winter but still, she is giving us a run this year, with subzero weather, I am sure many of you have heard the temps last week, then ice storms now snow on top of the icy roads, the main Hi-way and Interstates are clear but town roads are not.

I have been stitching some on my Blackbird Design from 2017 retreat, I love this design.


I would like to have this finished by the end of this month, I want to paint the bedroom, before having this framed, so I have an idea of what kind of frame I want.

It is snowing again, UGH

Time to work on our half bath, i will be painting today and hopefully have the room done by tomorrow it is a half bath and will go fast.

Enjoy this beautiful day God has given us.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Some Blogs I Found

I was traveling through the Blog world, I found a couple of sites new to me., she is a beader, stitcher and either a knitter or crocheter. she has lots of her freebie designs to use, she has  a beautiful blog page also.

Well time to stitch, I will post an update tomorrow, so I am giving a promise and I cannot break it, until tomorrow.


Friday, February 1, 2019

Oh My What a Month

Hello To All: Thank-you for all your comments on my last two posts, I do want to tell you how sorry I am I did not send email thank-you's, it has been a very busy three months.
We have had our kitchen torn up for so long I forgot what it looked like before.
Finally last Thursday I was able to start the clean up what a mess dust makes when so many people are in and out of the house, I love my new cabinets.

I have a small kitchen and love it, in our last home the kitchen was so big you could have 20 people  in there at once, I love a smaller area to work in.

Mike bought me a lot of goodies to put on top of the cabinets I wanted just a couple of fake vines in baskets but nope my sweety pie went shopping, I think her did a greart job.

I have been away from the computer do to a virus, I will never again have an external harddrive again, Best Buy found a virus hiding which caused me lots of problems, after the tower and harddrive were at Best buy for a week  we decided to buy a new tower, what a difference.
I did not want to post or email much due to I did not want to infect anyone else, I am not sure where it came from, however I was told that even though it is hard to get a virus on an IPAD or iPhone I did not want to chance it.
I have been busy stitching and beading not so much beading, I had orders for the beaded crystal beads.

I did a small which I love doing one over one on 36 count, this is one of the Doodles which I love doing, the fabric called for was a little bit bigger count, I wanted to make a scissor fob so wanted it smaller, the bumble bee  came in the little box I had to supply fabric and thread.

I did another project I started last fall, I finished this set when staying in a hotel for a week during the last week of construction, this was a kit I found in the stash relocation pile at Needlework Guild retreat last August, it came with a pattern and I had to cut all the pieces out and stitch together.

I love Brenda Gervais designs,  as you can see this is a Pin Cushion, I have an old wooden spindle I plan on putting it on, if I ever get the time to do some finishing.

I started working on a Blackbird Design it is from a retreat I took a little under two years ago, Stitchville USA has a spring retreat every year, I have not missed on in ten years, again this year we have the pleasure of having Alma and Barb back again, this will take place in April.

It is a large piece, I am excited to do this one and have it framed, I want to repaint our master bedroom and have all Blackbird Designs on my walls.

Well its time for a little stitching, I have been kind of staying in the house this past week it was minus 31 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, however we did make it to daily Mass on Thursday it warmed up to minus 27 degrees, this morning it was a - 7 degrees so a lot warmer but still bone chilling, tomorrow it will be  warmer in the 40s that at this time of the year is a treat.
I hope you all are getting as much stitching done as your heart desires, I am off to stitch.
Thank-you for stopping by.