Monday, December 26, 2011

Finished LHN Pillow and FS Secret Santa gift

I wanted to show off my Friendly Stitchers Secret Santa Gift I received from Frances. Also, my finished LHN Season of Rest Pillow I did for my daughter for Christmas. I did the Season of Hope in april for her birthday.

Weekly Update and End of year Give A Way

 Good morning to all. Know all had a great Christmas as I did. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my daughter and two great grandkids(17 and 11). Then in the afternoon we went to my niece's in Katy, TX for the afternoon of food, gifts and games. My Niece,Kim and her daughter, Sara, My Nephew, Steven and his wife, Cassie and her two boys Lane and Logan and BIL , Kirby and his friend, Jeannette. This was our second Christmas without my sister, but she was remembered as always.
Now on to the new year of 2012 with many hours of stitching and craftery.
I have been going thought my stash and have decided to have an end of year Give a way. Everyone is encouraged to comment that they would love to win and on New Year's Day I will pick a winner.
Here is the Give a Way.

1.       TGIF “A Wild Bathroom” by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc  Leaflet
2.       Sunflowers and Snickerdoodles by Ursula Wollenberg/Leisure Arts
3.       Charted Alphabets and Borders/Volume Two by Leisure Arts
4.       Something Special “Mallard Collection/Designs by Candi Martin
5.       Christmas Sampler-Stamped Cross Stitch kit
6.       4 Placemats by Janlynn
7.       Potholder=Kitchen classic/Vanilla/14ct Cross stitch fabric
8.       Burp Towel-Blue / 14 ct cross stitch border
9.       Burp Towel-Pink/14 ct cross stitch border
10.   Wash Mitt for Babies/14 ct Aida Crossstitch trim
11.   House of Genoa Counted Cross Stitch Kit
12.   “In Symphony Quartet – Circles” cross stitch kit
13.   Musical Cross Stitch Kit-“Home Tweet Home”
14.   “Home Sweet Home” Greeting Card Kit
15.   Cross Stitch Greeting-“Seaside picture” Kit

Next, I want to say Thanks to Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler for the Great Give a way that I won and received last week. 25 skeins of her floss.
Have a great week and I will see everyone in the new year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas wish

On this Christmas Eve morning, I would like to wish all my friends a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. I would like to report that I did get the stitching done on The Season of Rest pillow. Now to stitch it onto the fabric and around the pillow this morning. I really like the fabric I found at JOAnn's.
As you know it is a gift for my daughter this Christmas. I did the spring for her birthday in April. Now only have the last two to stitch for her.
 This is my last give a way win from Victorian Motto Sampler. 25 skeins of wonderful floos. I am now deciding what to use it on. This year has been a great year for wins from friends and their blogs.

Watch for a give a way from me next week to end the year. I now have 140 followers in my first year of blogging.
Merry Christmas and Happy stitching to all.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly Update

What a week, good to see it come to an end. I started off last Sunday with a sinus and allegy problem.
Then a bad cough came. I went to the Doctor on Tuesday, left with medicene. Then on Thursday, more cough med. I did work all work, but came home each evening and went to bed very early. The really bad thing was I just could not pick up my needle and do any stitching. What a bummer! At last the med is kicking in and I feel better today. I even stitch on Sat some. I am trying to finish LHN Season of Rest for my daughter a Christmas Gift. At least I have another week.
The good things that kept my spirits were the two gifts I receiving in the mail this past week. First, my Secret Santa gift(Friendly Stitches) arrived and it is now under the tree ready to open Christmas morning.
Then I received my Oct Calender Girl gift from Karen. Her first gift is still floating in the postal service somewhere. She sent me some pretty fabric and thread from
This week I will be better and get back to my rotation of stitching which was missed a lot.
Here is a picture of my progress on the LHN Season of Rest and the gift from Karen.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Won a Give A Way today Stitchers check this blog out. What great designs and thread. I just won her dec 17 drawing of 25 skeins of hand dyes thread, WOW.
Thanks Nancy.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekly Update

Merry Christmas to all my stitching friends. This week has been busy with work, grandkids and a little stitching. I attended a tax seminor on Monday and Tuesday( I work for a CPA as a tax preparer), the Thurday night attended my 17 year old grandson's Choir concert. The concert was great, the kids are so good. I have my 6th grade granddaughter's first band concert Monday night. She is in the percussion section(drums,bell, and etc). I also got elected to hem her concert skirt for her as it was too long for this year. I also completed Christmas Cards(12) for a party this afternoon. I did find time to do a little stitching. Also stitching on a model for a stitching friend in California.
Here are pictures of my progress this week on my WIP's.
The ABC's of Aging Arfully by Lizzie*Kate
 The ABC Sampling Book by With My Needle (almost finished page 4)
 Garden of Joy 2009 Friendly Stitchers SAL
 November Snowman by Vermillion (sorry for the bad picture, camera batteries died, scanned it)
 Season of Rest Pillow by Littlehouse Needleworks - A Christmas Gift for my daughter.
Found fabric for the pillow at JoAnn's that looks like the one in the picture of the pattern.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday update

What a great week. Dec is here and so is the holiday time. Started out with a Holiday Lunch on Saturday at a French resturant in Houston with my sorority(Beta Sigma Phi) sisters. What fun. I also received ornaments several days and have now mailed my FS secret santa gift. Will start sending my Christmas Cards out this week. Also , continued my rotation of WIPs with a little progress on each. Also started the LHN Winter pillow for my daughter, a Christmas gift to go with the spring pillow(birthday gift in April). Also stitched on a model for a stitching friend in California.
I also have all 12 of 2010 LHN ornament pattern, used only once, that I would love to trade for other patterns. I have a wish list on the side bar of my blog. Email me at if onlyone is interested in trading.
Our weather here in our part of Texas is still warm, but a cold spell is due this week. Here are pictures of my WIPs progress and ornaments received in the mail this week.

 This was from the Brooks exchange, sent from Tara in Canada.
Friendly Stitchers exchange from Kate in the UK. Great postcards of home land.
 2011 Christmas ornament exchange from Linda, Pat, Mary, Melanie, and Tina.

 Displayed ornaments stitched and not given as gifts. I have to keep some for myself, right.
 These are ornaments received in 08 09 and 10 from exchanges.
 Weekly WIPs progress: ABC Sampler Book by With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully by Lizzie*Kate
 The Library by Littlehouse Needleworks
 A Christmas Card from All is Calm ornament pattern LHN
 February Violet by EMS. Stitched the bottom border, now for the other 3 borders.
 Season of Rest pillow LHN(Christmas gift for my daughter)
 Red Birds JCS Nov/Dec . Stitching on on the magnolias in the center of the picture. It is being stitched on the suggested 28ct Cashel linen. I collect red birds so this will be mine forever.
Happy Holidays and Happy stitching

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Check on The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog

If you have not checked out The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog, it is a must. What great gifts for Christmas gifts.
Happy Holidays

Another blog give a way is having a Christmas give a way.
check her out and enjoy the blog.
Happy holidays

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekly Update

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and now on to shopping and getting ready for the Christmas Holidays. It is my favorite Holiday of the year. Shopping, parties, and being with family and friends.
I had Thanksgiving lunch at my apartment with everyone bringing something to add to the lunch.
We had Ham, sweet potatoes, green been cassolerole, salad and of course pecan pie and apple pie.
There were 9 of us enjoying the afternoon. I did get to give my Nephew his belated birthday gift, his birthday was Oct. 3. He liked The Old West that I had done for him. I am posting a picture of him with it. Also, pictures of my progress of the week and the new Season of Rest -LHN pillow. If I can finish it, it will be a Christmas gift for my daughter. I had done and given her the Season of Hope in April for her birthday. I have also started a model crossstitch piece for a stitching friend from California. We are doing a new picture church directory and my sign off picture is the one that will be in it.
Steven, my nephew, with his birthday gift, The Old West-LHN
The Alphabet Sampler Book by With my Needle, page 4
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully, Lizzie*Kate
 The Stitcher's Alphabet, Letter D, Brooksbooks
 The Pumpkin Patch-Kitchen Towel (at least it will be ready for fall of 2012)
 A Thanksgiving Wreath-Holidays all Year (another one that will be ready for 2012)
 Season of Rest-LHN pillow (a christmas gift for my daughter)
 Red Birds, JCS Nov/Dec 2012. I think I frogged as many stitches as I stitched this wee, but it is coming alone. I always start in the center of the picture and of course that is the light colored floweres.
 Wishing all a Happy Holidays from me to you.
Happy stitching in the days to come.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Old West LHN finished

I decided not to wait until Sunday to show off The Old West. I finished it today and will give it to my nephew tomorrow. I am having 12 family members at my little apartment tomorrow for Thanksgiving lunch. It will be the first gathering here since I moved into the apartment the end of July.
The Bookshelf LHN
was done and given to my niece in April 2010

Another blog to enjoy Check her blog out as she is having a great give a way.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly Update

Good morning all good friends and stitchers. I have worked on The Old West everyday this past week as my goal is to have it finished by Thanksgiving Day. I am having Thanksgiving lunch with my small family and my nephew will have his birthday gift-The Old West. I only have the bottom two rows left to stitch and plan to stitch this afternoon. Here are pictures of my WIPs this past week that I stitched on.      I also was lucky again this Month wining two give a ways.
Halloween House was won from Linda at Stitchin Devotee and Magge at Bengelcatlover10 blogs.

                                        The Old West-LHN
 September Weatherpoem.
 NOEL Tablerunner
 Christmas Animals Heaven and Earth
 Yellow Rose Greeting Card
 ABCs of Aging Artfully Lizzie*Kate
 The Alphabet Sampler Book by With My Needle
 As I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, I though I would show you a picture of a group of ladies as pilgrims and a indian. I belong to Beta Sigma Phi sorority and we were giving a program on the history of Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekly Update

It seems that I have had a busy week, with my daughter out of town on business, and I stayed with the grandkids at night. With them being 17 and 11, I don't have a lot to do for them except cook and taxi the little one places. I love it although, they are my pride and joy as all grandkids are.
Here is the progress I made on my WIP this past week.
The Alphabet Sampler by Book With My Needle page5.
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully - Lizzie*Kate
 The Library LittleHouse Needleworks
 February Violets - EMS I have completed the stitching on the flowers, now the border is next.
 November Snowman by Vermillion
 I added a square of Crocus flowers to my Garden of Joy-Friendly Stitches SAL 2009
 The Old West - Littlehouse Needleworks My goal is to finish it by Thanksgiving.
 Another Oct Calender Girl girl arrived from Ally this week.
A great group of Colors to stitch with.
Happy stitching