Monday, September 26, 2011

What a wonderful day!

I happened to be home today, I babysit my GD on Monday and Wednesday, when the doorbell rang and it was the postwoman :D.....I won a giveaway (happy dancing going on) from Babs! Thank you, thank you! I have never won anything before and for this to have arrived today.....I can't tell you how big my smile is!! She sent the most beautiful pillow to me, done on 40 count and trimmed in the most beautiful fall colors and very delicate lace :D. I have actually never seen stitching done on 40 count yet and this is amazing to me! How do you wonderful, talented people even see to stitch this....

I also received Barb Adams and Alma Allen's, A Schoolgirl's Works. I can't wait to curl up in my nest and read this :D.....I love history and samplers!

There are also 3 patterns, 2 complete with thread, material, ribbons, beads...oh my, i can start right away!! Shepherd's Bush Passion Fob kit, the limited Addition Santa from Prairie Schooler and a 2004 Prairie Schooler Santa :D! The darling little scissors in the beautiful fall colors will give me my second pair and begin to 'grow' my collection, lol.  The beautiful skein of Silk 'N Colors is the most luscious  fall color of Autumn Bouquet...can't wait to work with it! There was even a pack of needles to use with it, hehe!

And last but not least the beautiful frog! My first one!! I put my 2 pair of scissors in it already :D!

Thanks again Babs...this is just over the top for me and I am still tapping my toes (sitting tho, tired from the happy dancing) with happiness!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I found a beautiful halloween giveaway

I just came across the prettiest Halloween giveaway..... click here to see it and enter :D.. Benjamin is sooo talented and a mouse told me its his birthday today!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Fall Finish :D

Good morning! Thank you to all my new followers! This is so much fun joining the 'blogging' world and finding so many people with the same interests and loves as mine...I have been so inspired and learned so much already from all of you!

One of the first blogs I found was Carol's and her posts are so inspiring to me..she did a post of little crow small's and since I love crows, fall and smalls...hehe..used this freebie from Primitive Betty's...who does some wonderful pieces..:D and here it is, all finished in my first pillow:

I used all dmc colors and rummaged through my material/ribbon stash to finish off!

The weather here in the USA midwest has been cool (50s). rainy and cloudy for the last few days....perfect stitching weather and super for hubby and mine's coffee shop.....lots of shivering customers, hehehe..I felt sorry for the parents yesterday that were coming in for something hot and heading out to soccer, softball tournaments with their kids.....I so remember those days!

I think this afternoon when we get home I will make a homemade steak and onion pizza.....the smell of onions sizzling and bread baking and football playing in the background will be a perfect backdrop while I stitch on my next fall small.....I hope your day is just as cozy!

Best stitches to you!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More stash reducing! Yaaay

Good morning and blessings to all of you. I am personally remembering in my own way all those and those of us that were touched in some way by 9/11.....may you find peace....

I have been busy reading blogs, getting inspired by all of your pieces and finishing some of my own! The cooler weather and lower humidity in the midwest always inspires me to get my duff in gear and finish stuff, lol.....of course, the ideal weather never lasts long around here so who knows what the week will bring,  I have even started my 'fall' cleaning.....but i know that won't last...hehehe

I have been working on a xmas gift for my DD and her family...I wanted to do a family sampler for them, but they are sooooo NOT into old vintage stuff, so i got creative with Bent Creek's Gnomes in a Row....I am hoping they like it....I have to add their personal charms, I have a baseball, soccer and an Iowa football charm so far....i still would like to find a girly charm for my dg, but haven't come across one that trips my trigger yet.

Bent Creek's
Gnomes in a Row
I used all the suggested threads and fabric count

 Another finish that i have been working on for several years a while is Sweetheart Tree's B is for Bunny....I am so glad that i decided to finally do it, cuz i love how it turned out. I think after I have seen a bunch of yours finished that I will finish as a flat pinkeep :D...

Sweetheart Tree
B is for Bunny
it was a kit with thread and linen :D

I have D is for Dog also, so maybe will pick that one up this winter to work on....I love the colors and beautiful threads...2 of the bunnies are done with whisper thread and are fuzzy and the pearls, buttons and charms are just too cute!

DH and I have a coffee shop and are coffee nuts so a friend gifted me this next pattern and  I finally got the chance to stitch it up....I am having such fun discovering all the 'new to me' linens, dyed and all the new overdyed flosses etc......coming from someone who stitched in the 70s and 80s and just now getting started again....good grief, I feel old.....things have changed soooooo much and for the better!! bear with me as I learn all the 'new to me' stuff!

Bent Creek
Good Morning
done with recommended threads
I have found a sunshine charm and am looking for a coffeepot/cup charm too and then will finish and put in a small frame.

Today is DH and his cousins reunion....they have not all been together for 30+ it should be really interesting??? I would really rather stay home and stitch, sigh....but will go for know all the things that a wife must do....its a wonder we get any stitching, crafties, etc. done at all! lol

Best stitches to all.....