Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Belated Father's Day present post.....

WOW!!!  Am I late or what for posting DH's Father's Day present??!!!  I told you about it, but I needed to take a picture of it before he took it to work and hang on his wall.  (Then I forgot to blog about it.  I'm sorry about that.)

This is Foxwood Crossing River Road Church.  I saw this stitched and framed at the cross stitch shop Dixie Darlin' in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I fell in love with this and just knew it was the perfect gift to stitch up for DH!!!



Now....back to stitching today on a Christmas present.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday!!!!

I have been meaning to post this on my blog but one thing or another keeps getting in my way.  So I am doing NOW before I let one more thing stop me

I am participating in the All About Smalls on Facebook.  Our challenge this time was as follows:

The theme: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
Challenge Guidelines: 
1. This is a personal challenge, running June 2017 through July 2017. (Yes, you may start as soon as you are ready.) I won’t be tracking participation for this challenge, just too busy, so this one’s on your honor.
2. Choose a project from at least TWO (2) of the following categories:
• something *OLD* from your stash (even UFO’s)
• something brand spanking *NEW*
• something *BORROWED* (such as a finishing idea or palette conversion)
• something with the color *BLUE* in it (fabric, floss, beads, etc.)
3. Keep it small, y’all! The focus for this group is Smalls and small finishes. Size does matter!
4. Post your challenge project, in a separate post, “BEFORE” you commence stitching. Include:
• two categories (old, new, borrowed or blue) in which your project falls
• pattern and designer information
• why it will be a challenge for you
5. Share your progress, or lack thereof, weekly. When you post, please note that it’s about your challenge project. You are welcome to share any obstacles that you faced or successes, however small, that you achieved. And remember to give recognition to the fabulous designers that keep us in stitches.
6. Complete and fully finished challenge projects must be posted by August 1, 2017. Begin post with the word, “Challenge.”
7. Please be kind and supportive of one another. Offer encouragement, answer questions, leave comments and reactions.
8. Have fun!

Here is my start.  I will have a finish to show soon!!!  This is LHN Liberty Belles.  I can't remember the fabric count or name but I am using Hand Dyed Fibers picked as close to the colors suggested.


I hope to have a finish to show within the next week!!  

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!!!!


I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!!!!  I pray that you are able to spend it with your family and friends and remember those who have gone before us to give us this freedom.


Friday, June 30, 2017

June Smalls SAL....


Heather of Stitching Lotus is our illustrious host of our Smalls SAL!!!  You can see what everyone has done for this month by clicking on her blog link.

I have been busy and can show some things and others will have to wait because they are gifts.  The first one is a gift  I stitched for my pastor's wife.  She has been battling breast cancer this past year so I stitched this My Big Toe Joyful, Patient, and Faithful project for her.  I am happy to report that she is doing very well after having both chemotherapy and radiation!!!


Side view

This is Heartstring Samplery Sweet Land of Liberty made into a pincushion and filled with walnut shells!!!  Just in time for the July 4 time frame.  It has been stitched for a while but I did the finishing today to share on today's blog post!


I found this wonderful American Flag fabric when I went looking for some fabric to back the  pincushion.


That's all I can show today!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June TUSAL...Late posting


Well here I am late posting my June ORTs.  I am sooo sorry but I have been fighting a cold that went with me on my family vacation.  I just haven't felt well enough to keep up with some things.  Not to worry, I think I am finally over this darn cold.

Here is what I have to show for the month of June.  Not too many but I did manage to get some stitching in this month.


Now I am off to hopefully pin down DD new birthday dress.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day.....


I wasn't able to spend Father's Day with my dad today, but I was able to visit him yesterday while I was in town.  I brought his gift to him and visited with him.  My mom wanted him to open his card right then, but my dad is like me and can wait til the actual day to open his presents!  We had a great time seeing each other!!!

I felt really bad for my husband as we were driving back home from vacation, and he spent 5hours driving us on his Father's Day.  I offered to drive but DH gets bored being the passenger.  Not to worry, we did spoil him when we got home and after we all unpacked from vacation.  DH got the movie Hacksaw Ridge and a card from the kids.  I gave him a cross stitched picture which I don't have photographed yet, but I will share soon.  I also gave him a card and some restaurant gift cards.


He is such a wonderful and loving husband and I was going to take him out to dinner.  However, after spending so much time in the van the past couple of days coming from Florida to Tennessee and then on to Ohio, he had enough of being in the car and riding.  So I just fixed dinner for him instead!!!  But we will go out to dinner one night this week to celebrate!!

I found these 2 pictures that decribes him very well!


Have a great Father's Day!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Freebie Chart Friday......

I thought I would try something new by offering a free chart on Friday's.  I am sure I have PLENTY of freebies in my stash.

This is Samplers Not Forgotten newest free chart that was offered this year at Nashville Market.  Kimberly stitched this in the new Classic Colorworks threads that were released also for the Nashville Market.  Click on the chart to save it to your files.



Here is what the pinkeep looks like.  Be sure to see how Kimberly braided the threads to make the cording going around the pinkeep and made knots at the corners.  SUCH A GREAT IDEA FOR FINISHING!!!


Enjoy and HAPPY STITCHING!!!

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!!