Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stitching Update....

Not much to post... we have been working on packing and getting everything ready for the big 10 day vacation... We are camping in Tennessee... going to the midnight parade in Gatlinburg for the holiday... fireworks...and the campground fun... swimming... relaxing... I can't wait. I was able to stitch fo just a little bit last night... and am no where near where I wanted to be... but still... happy to have more done. <br>
Here is the update on peaceful paradise, and I started to stitch a stocking so that I can complete them all ... <br>

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some New Releases to add to my wish list...

<p>Oh my goodness... there are such nice new releases... I have/ posted pictures of a few of my favorites... look at te cute little Lazy Turtle Pin cushon from JABCO
I have signed up for the Lizzie Kate Mystery stitch... so I am excited to get started on this...   I am getting this from Barbara at Keepsakes Cross Stitch in Cincinnati, OH.  

So much to stitch ... so little time.
French Country Owl by JBW
Old Nantucket
Home Sweet Home

Thank you for looking with me...

Monday, June 18, 2012

A New Addition...

This is the new lil man in the house... We had hoped that we would have a lil puppy in August... but the breeder called and her last lil guy from the last litter was not claimed... he is 9 weeks old. and is such a trooper... The dogs are getting along pretty good now..Daisy and him more so, but I think that is size matter.
Now on to a name... this is my daughter, and grand daughters lil puppy... my daughter is thinking Conan... or Goliath... or Pumba.  He is so cute... but has lil shark teeth!

I have attached pics of our new lil guy...
Keep crossing those stitches...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another WONDERFUL day...

Today... coupons in hand... I headed to our local Joanns fabric store...   I found so many fun things... they had their quarter cuts of fabric for 99¢ each... so I picked a few fun colors... then they had buttons fo 50% off so we had to get some of them... I found these lovely blown glass beads they were on sale for $3.99 and I fell in LOVE WITH THEM... as u can see... omg they are so adorable...I have several others that I want to get and mite have to go back this weekend to get more...  they are just wonderful... and I can think of so many fun ways to use them.  I would have loved to have at least one of each strand ...  cudda bought 2 of several of them. 

They has these pre cut ribbons... 50¢ each... yeah... I bought one of each color... 8 yards of sheer ribbon for 50¢… that is a great deal.
I should not have bought all that I did... not having a job... but I had sooooo much fun.
Hope you all had a great day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I have been trying to finish all of my stockings so that they are hanging in my house year round... I now need to find a creative way to hang them...
The stocking finished are all Blackbird designs charts... If you haven't bought and stitched these... they are a must... they are a BLAST to stitch and easy as pie to finish... and everyone looks at them when they come to he house... how fun is that!  

The other finish I have here was for my dd.  It is a Lizzie Kate fob Kit... and had a pair of the mini gems with it... I finished it with the wool filler and a very old button from passed down button jars.  she loved it... I was so glad she likes it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Peaceful Paradise Progress

It has been such a relaxing day for stitching... I was able to complete the bottom section of this piece... HAPPY DANCE!   If you look at the close up... I made a change... I put a little black sheep in the mix.  He is off to himself... I just love making one sheep in a group a black sheep.  I am startin now on the daylight sky ... this piece is so nice to stitch. 
Thank you for stopping by...

Saturday, June 9, 2012


This is another of the stockings finished.  This was the second of the retreat exclusive charts.  I have attached to it some shells that we collected while there at Va Beach for this retreat.  I am trying so hard to finish some that have been stitched up already. 
Thanks for looking...
Have a great weekend.

Another Stocking Finished!

This is another of the stockings I have had stitched and waiting to be finished.  I just love how this one turned out... look at the beads and that cute lil star button...  I am so happy another piece finished.


I have a BOX of pieces that are stitched but not finished...  it is) my goam this year to get these items finished and hanging... here is one of 3 that I am working on today... I will post the remaining ones as I finish them.

This chart was a retreat exclusive from the Virginia Beach Dyeing to Stitch retreat a few years back ...  The chart was designed by the Blackbird girls... and I collected a baggie of small shells from that beach on that trip to be able to finish these stockings with... In one of the pics below you will see the shells... and then the I have a few placed on this stocking... This makes is so special. 
Thank you for looking.
Happy Stitching...

Thursday, June 7, 2012


First comes the momma.... then comes the eggs
...    now we have 3 lil baby birdies.  Thought I would share these pictures with you.   They are in the little tree right next to our porch... how fun is that. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beautiful day... great breeze... and stitching.

It is such a beautiful day here in Northern Kentucky... no) humidity just a nice breeze and the warm ( not hot)  sunshine. 
I am sitting in the car now while my daughter is in an appointment and stitching.   It is so relaxing... the breeze is blowing through the car and the birds are singing like crazy.  I am stitching on peaceful paradise
...  would love to get this bottom section finished. 
Have a wonderful day all... keep crossing those stitches.