Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day.....





As I spend this day with my family, I am reminded of what wonderful freedom we have because of those who have gone before us and served and have fallen for our freedom.  I pray you will remember those service members who have died for our freedom today but also their families as well and those who are serving now.

I will be stitching something patriotic today and hope to show you soon.

Happy Stitching and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gifts and WIP pictures.....

This first picture is of belated birthday and Christmas gifts from my dear sweet friend Carol of iStitch..  She LOVES to stitch miniature projects and does an excellent job!!!  She made a tiny biscornu and tiny fob to attach to scissors.  I love all the gifts she sent to me!!  I'm really easy to please but it's always nice to get new scissors and supplies for stitching!!!  She even gave me one of the new Hands Across the Sea sampler cards as my card!!!!  I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!  Thank you so much Carol!!!


Here is where I am at on my Samplers Not Forgotten Springtime In My Garden.  I posted recently about pulling it back out from being a UFO to making it my WIP.  I just can't seem to put it down lately.  (Although I have to when I am doing laundry like today.  LOL)


Happy Stitching everyone!!!

May TUSAL......


Yes it's TUSAL time.  In fact, I am a couple of days late in posting my TUSAL when the posting date was May 25.  Oh dear.  Our TUSAL is hosted by It's Daffycat.

Here is where I am at for May.  It doesn't look like but so I really must be stitching way down on the thread to barely nothing to clip off.  I have also taken a picture of my big jar where all these ORTs get dumped into.



My big jar is close to halfway full, and it's only May!!!

Now back to stitching and doing the laundry today.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Friday, May 26, 2017

May Smalls Post.....


Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our Smalls SAL.  You can see it on the link above or her blog name.

I have been very busy stitching and here are some of the things I can show you this month.

I was able to finish 2 PS ornaments this month.  I got behind on stitching them for my tree this year but at least they are finished stitching.  Here are the 2 I completed this month, and I hope to sew them into the actual ornaments next week.

PS 2015 Santa


PS 2000 Santa


This is iStitch Sew Stitcher that I stitched and sewed into a project bag for a trip I took.  I made an ORT catcher and thread organizer pack to match.


That's all I have to share this month for our Smalls posting.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WIP Wednesday!!!

Yes....I have pulled out a WIP that turned into a UFO for a while but is now back out again. I would pull Samplers Not Forgotten Springtime In My Garden out to work on here and there.  I should have just stuck with it in the beginning but you know how it is when there are so many other designs out there calling your name to stitch them as well.  Well that is what happened to this one.

But I am back on track and I am hoping to get her finished by my birthday in August.  We'll see how that goes with my monthly PS ornament that I am stitching up and getting other ornaments stitched up for this Christmas time.

I am sorry for all the wrinkles, but I roll the fabric when I stitch on the far right hand side of the fabric.  I am stitching it on 36ct V. Sand Dune with the Gentle Art threads called for the chart.  This is SUCH a fun project which makes me question myself why she became a temporary UFO.

Oh well.  None the less, she is getting stitched now and that is all that matters.


Here is Samplers Not Forgotten newest design called Liberty!!!  Isn't it just wonderful!!!???!!!


Ok.  Back to stitching.  I just had to post an update on what I was stitching on!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day......


I am soooo blessed to be surrounded by my family for this Mother's Day.  I am not able to spend today with my mom but we have talked and I was able to hand deliver her card and gift when I was at home recently.  Of course.....she opens the card early which she always does but I always call when I can't spend the day with her.  She has taught me so much and I pray that I have done the same with our kids.

So to all my internet mom friends, here are some "virtual flowers" for your Mother's Day as well.  May you have a blessed Mother's Day as I am having!!!


DH surprised me by taking me to Freddy's Hamburgers after church.  I thought he was going to come home and fix me lunch but he surprised me AND the kids by taking me to Freddy's Hamburgers......which I might add we haven't eaten at since we moved from AZ 2 1/2yrs ago.  We ALL LOVED it!!!


Now I am off to stitch until DH and the kids fix dinner for me!!!!  Talk about being spoiled by my family.....I am LOVING it!!!



Happy Mother's Day and HAPPY STITCHING!!!!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

April TUSAL time....


Sharon of It's Daffycat hosts our TUSAL!!!  It's always amazing to see what everyone's ORTs look like!!!

Here are mine for the month of April.  Yes.....I am a day late.  Shame on me but I was spending the day with husband and I was NOT about to get on the computer.


I had quite a few ORTs for this month even though I just blogged about my Smalls.  That's alright as I had several gifts that I stitched on but can not share the pictures yet.

Until next post......HAPPY STITCHING EVERYONE!!!

April's Smalls SAL ......


It's that time again for us to check in for our Smalls SAL post.  Heather is our host of this SAL and you can find her at Stitching Lotus.

I have had a few finishes I can share here this month.

The first project I want to share is LK As For Me And My House.  I stitched this as a gift for some dear friends of ours that received a promotion in the AF.  This is LK As For Me And My House.  I just LOVE this chart and it stitches up so quickly.  I stitched it on 32ct Natural instead of the 30ct that came with the Boxer kit.


Here is a closer snapshot of the the frame.


This next one is BBD Rose Garden and was stitched on 36ct white Edinburgh with 1 strand over 2 threads Dinky Dyes Madi's Rose.  It is trimmed in Lady Dot chenille trim Ballerina color.



I promise I have stitched quite a bit more, but I just can't show you just yet.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Patriotic contest!!!


Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a Patriotic Star Spangled Banner Box Set give away.  She has dyed up the most gorgeous patriotic colors and has boxed them into a gift set!  I have DEFINITELY entered the contest as yall know how I love to stitch patriotic things!!!

So head on over to her blog and enter to try to win some patriotic floss.  I have used her floss before and I will tell you that you won't be disappointed in the quality!!  It is great!!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter.....



I wanted to wish all my friends and family Happy Easter.  Today we celebrate our risen Lord and Savior!!  I pray will be blessed this beautiful Easter Sunday and find celebration for this wonderful Lord's day.

We attended our Sunrise Service this morning at the Prairies Chapel for WPAFB.  It was a beautiful service and yes DH brought a wonderful sermon this morning.



I want to leave you with a very special cross stitched piece I stitched.  This is Examplars From The Heart Resurrection!!!  This picture was taken after Jill Rensel framed it for me.


Blessings to you and your family today!

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2017.....

Jo of Serendipitous Stitching is our wonderful host of the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.  So go over to her blog to start your journey to visit all the different blogs collecting the letters to form a mystery phrase.

I love stitching spring projects so what do I do but start a NEW PROJECT just to have to post for our Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop today!!  I had a hard time to decide with all the spring charts I have in my stash.  I chose JBW A Very Merry Spring and then pulled Waterlilies Rose Blush silk to stitch it on 28ct White Cashel.  I just wanted a little pillow to display and it is filled with polyfil.


I also wanted to share another project I had stitched years ago and made into a small pinkeep.  It is one my favorite spring smalls to display especially at Easter time with the church!  This is from PS Bunnies and Chicks.


Now for the reveal of my letter that you have been waiting to find out.  It is.........


So go on over to Reading and Stitching to get your next letter.  Happy Hunting!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Suggestions needed.....

I have stitched Sew Stitcher from iStitch Designs but I am wanting some opinions.  Should I stitch in my name in the lower left hand corner or 2017 or both?  Any suggestions will be appreciated so please just leave a comment on this post.


I finished sewing my Easter dress yesterday but I did sew in the hems for the sleeves and the bottom of the dress today.  I also made a matching hairbow.  I wasn't going to but DD talked me into it.  So it it is finished as well today.  I will share picture of it after Easter.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quick update....

I didn't post my "Vintage SAL" on Apr 1 for my Stitcher's Garden message board group as we had just gotten back the day before from being away on Spring Break with the family.  However, that weekend after getting back home allowed me time to make a little more progress on my Mirabilia The Lady of The Flag.  Here is where I am at today.


It's not much but it is getting there.  I have been working on a few other smalls and I hope to have quite a few to share at the end of the month for my Smalls posting.

DS is taking the ACT today.  So I will be praying he is doing well while stitching here this morning.  I hope you are finding time to stitch an ornament for this month.  I got behind on March's ornament so I will finish stitching that up today.  Then hopefully later today I can start sewing on my Easter dress to match DD.  Sadly we won't be together on Easter as she is back in college, but at least I was able to get her's made over her Spring Break to take back with her.  YEAH !!!  LOL

Until next time.....HAPPY STITCHING!

Friday, March 31, 2017

March Smalls Post.....


Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host of our monthly Smalls SAL.  You can click on her blog name to be taken to her sight to see all the other participants and to sign up if you would like.

I have been stitching on bigger projects for the month but one is a medium project and not framed.  I would rather show it to you framed than now unframed.

Here are my 2 Smalls that I can share with you this month.  The first one is a Foxwood Crossings letter sled for my dear friend Carol of iStitch Designs.  It is a very belated Christmas ornament but I had sent it with her very be-birthday present as well.  I promised Carol I wouldn't be so late on her birthday and Christmas presents this year.


The second Smalls I finished was this SB Embrace The Journey bag that I bought when I went to the SB retreat October 2016.  This was such a fun little bag to stitch up and was very quickly done.


I was also stitching on my PS ornament for this month but sadly he did not get finished in time. Therefore....I will have 2 to share for next month!!!

Now back to my stitching for today!!

HAPPY STITCHING EVERYONE!!!



Monday, March 27, 2017

March TUSAL report....


Yeah!  Today is our TUSAL report!!!  I don't think I have as many ORTs as I did for last month.  Maybe I just stitched the thread all the way down to practically nothing. LOL  But here is what I have to share with you today!!!


Now it's back to stitching time for me!!  I am working on JN Peacock Cypher which is WAY OVERDUE for being finished!!!  I really need to get stitching on some more ornaments as I feel like I am getting behind on this year's Christmas gifts.

Happy Stitching everyone!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Jill Rensel framed pieces!!!!

Well, I am WAY OVERDUE for posting about my new pieces I had Jill Rensel frame for me.  I always take some pieces whenever I go to the SB Retreats to drop off to Jill to be framed.  I LOVE how Jill does her framing and her staff is just as equally talented as well for helping her get my stitching goodies framed so beautifully!!!  These pictures are from the email that Jill sent to me.

SB Gratitude Sampler.  I wanted a lighter colored frame than what SB had framed theirs in.


SB Family.  I used a different frame than SB.



SB Friends.  This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FRAME molding.



SB Glad Hearts


This is JN Spring In the Air.  I had been wanting to stitch this for many years, and then I got the bright idea to have Jill paint some pansies on the mat or do something creative like that.  Jill said that Amber was the better painter for painting pansies!  Amber showed me some pansies she had painted on the computer while we were in the shop and suggested that we put some on the right and one on the left.  I told Amber I had seen her painting skills and had COMPLETE FAITH in whatever she would do for my piece.  She did an excellent job on the pansies!!!


As I told my husband before I left for the SB retreat, I was taking a "few" pieces to be framed by Jill and her staff.  But as I told him, this was to be my 2016 Christmas presents, 2017 Valentine's Day present, 2017 Mother's Day present and 2017 birthday presents.  I did not want any other gifts for those holidays.  But he still gave me something for Christmas.  LOL  And yes.....I scolded him too.

Didn't Jill, Amber and her staff do such a EXCELLENT JOB framing all 5 pieces!!!???!!!!  I LOVE THEM and get to enjoy them hanging on my wall!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Mid Month Stitcher's Garden Vintage SAL.....

Well I am a day late for posting my mid March Vintage SAL, but I had a full day with errands and a doctor appointment thrown in there at a new place that I had to find.  Thank goodness for GPS!!!

Here is my Mirabilia The Lady of The Flag WIP.  I haven't gotten to stitch on her too much but that's ok.  I knew it was going to be long process for this project and I really don't like carrying it outside of the house when traveling.


Hopefully I can get a little more progress on her before the Apr 1 posting date.

I did start on my Facebook Smalls Flowers challenge though.  Sadly....no picture of it yet as the starting day was just yesterday.  With having LOTS of errands and that doctor appointment, I didn't even get to start it until last night.  But AT LEAST I started on it on the actual starting date!

Now back to the sewing room and sewing on DD Easter Dress.  I have to get it done as I take her back to college on Sunday!!!  At least it's started and half sewn!!!   And yes....I will take a pic of her in it before she goes back.

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Contest.....


Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is offering up an Heirloom Treasure Floss give away.  You can click on her blog name to go and enter her conest.  I have used her floss before and I really love using it!!!

So  go and enter your name to try and win some new floss!!!

HAPPY STITCHING!

Monday, February 27, 2017

February TUSAL....


Well I think I am a day late on posting my ORTs for February.  I think I misread it on It's Daffycat blog.  But I am only a day late.  It was very busy weekend for my family that I won't bore you with the details with.  

Here is where I am for my February ORTs though.  I had quite a bit and I hope to have just as much all year long!!!


Happy Stitching everyone!

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Smalls SAL.....


Yeah!  We get to post about all our Smalls SAL.  This group is hosted by our lovely Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click on the link above or on her blog name.

I was stitching a lot of MBT 10 Commandments which I had shared earlier this month so I did not accomplish as many small ornaments this month as I had hoped.  Oh well.  There is next month.

I stitched Heart in Hand XOXO for my daughter's Valentine present in her box of Valentine goodies this year.  I found the backing fabric I wanted to use and then matched the floss to the colors in the backing fabric.  This is stitched on 28ct Opalescent White Lugana with Sampler Thread Buckeye Scarlett and Bubblegum Pink along with WDW Molasses.



Next I stitched PS 2016 Santa for my monthly ornament!  I did change the green from 501 to 895.  I like the darker green better.



I didn't really like how stiff the Polyfil was when I stuffed this up.  It was Polyfil brand, but the packaging was WAY DIFFERENT than I had ever bought in all the many years of using Polyfil and it felt different in my hands.  I went back to JoAnn Fabrics and got this brand which I like WAY BETTER.


This is JN Tiny Toile Heart.  It was a small chart that came with the silk included as well as the lovely crystal for the attachment.  I just finished it as a pincushion.


The last small project I stitched for this month was JN Frost Flowers!!!  I already had the whimzi in my stash as I'm trying to get all my whimzi's completely stitched this year.  I only have a few more.


Thank you for taking the time to read through all of my Smalls finishes!  Now....back to stitching!

HAPPY STITCHING EVERYONE!