Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Morning

This pic is Carly with her favorite present from Bramma - a case of Creamy Tomato Soup At Hand! 

Corinne, Carly and Taylor in their Christmas Fedoras!!

A Quick Stitch

Here's a freebie stitch I finished earlier this month.  I picked it up at the Shepherd Bush retreat and used their floss color suggestions.  

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas in Florida

One of the nice things in Florida for Christmas is the Christmas Cactus.  Mine are simply spectacular this December.  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Punch Update

I forgot the cute Pumpkin Penny Rug, and I think the Country Christmas picture looks much better on the red wool.

More Punch...just need the cookies!!

 Fun Rug - Kitty Cat - Rosemary, the Herb Angel

Punchneedle Mania

Sunday Social 
Christmas in the Country 
Star Bright 

Happy Thanksgiving

Boo!!  The Cat

As you can see I've been punching away.  It's so much fun although my wrist is just about done!!  Getting ready to hang the Christmas ones in the family room and all the others in my sewing room.  Happy Punching!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here's Thomas!!  I'm so glad I finished him for Thanksgiving.  He's stitched over 1 on 22 count hand dyed fabric.  He's a handsome guy!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Being Thankful

Casanova is wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. He is thankful for fish and his nice mommie who lets him rest on the table!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Queens of Tarts -- oops I mean Hearts !!

Carly and her friend Melanie on Halloween. These girls are growing up way too fast!! But, they're having a ball doing it!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fourth BBD Loose Feathers Design

This piece is called Beyond My Heart. The colors are so very soft.This is the Mystery Sampler with all three pieces attached.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stash Project Storage

Bought two 4-bar hangers for $7. Took fabric out of project, refolded and carefully stapled fabric to pattern/project package. Here are 24 complete stitching projects (front and back views) taking up the closet space of 2 dresses. Throw the dresses out and bring on the stash organization!!!

Crispy Critter

Remember - I told you I'd find that lizard!! He out witted himself! Jaxon didn't get to eat him but he dried out!! Found him by the piano in the Living Room. I actually think one of the cats found him in the Sewing Room and brought him out. But a dead lizard is NO FUN!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yikes!! 2008 Homecoming Dance

Just take a look at this beauty!! I can hardly stand it!! Here is my sweet Taylor Evan at age 15 all ready for her first High School Homecoming Dance. She is just a beautiful young lady!! Whew!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shopping (or fishing)!!

On Saturday we went to Gardner's Village for some shopping. Little did I know they would let me catch our lunch as well. I took along their black cat and a little TNT to help!! Aren't we simply DARLING!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Jill Rensel Framing

We went to see Jill and this is just one of the treasures she had for me!! I just had to have a pic of both of us!! Jill is all dressed up for the Shepherd's Bush Retreat - 2008 party!! She is just simply OVER THE TOP and I love her to pieces!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Simply Fabulous Vacation

Aren't we SIMPLY DARLING?? Cathy, me and Joan. We had such a wonderful vacation. More pics and updates to follow!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Chi Town Wearables!

I'm knitting up these hats for Corinne, her roommate Stephani, and two more for Matt and Nick are in progress. It's a quick and fun pattern. Should keep their young noggins warm.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Into the Nite

Here's a fun finish! Into the Nite by Shepherd's Bush. I have so many fun Halloween stitches. Think it has anything to do with the fact I visit my sisters in Utah every fall? I think next year I should go in the Spring!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Buttons and Blooms for the Cure

This was a quick stitch and fast finish!! I love the Blackbird Designs and so look forward to meeting these designers at the Retreat.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hello Chicago!!

She's off to Chicago!! Brent and Corinne left for Chicago early this morning. I didn't look at the clock all night long. When I woke up this morning and rolled over it was 6:43 a.m. - they departed 3 minutes ago! Whew!! This will be a busy and emotional weekend for all of us, especially for Daddy when he has to get on the plane all alone Monday evening, leaving his sweet little girl at college. I am so very proud of Corinne and her parents, Brent and Barb. They have all done a wonderful job!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cat's in a Frenzy

Jaxon after a lizard -- and I mean -- after a lizard. He had so much fun!! Jaxon is on top of my china cabinet. The last time I saw the lizard he was in my sewing room. I guess I'll find him all crispy one day!

Spooky Spots

Recently finished 'Spooky Spots' from Shepherds Bush. I'm on a Halloween stitch binge right now!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Spy !!

Just in case you didn't know -- if the cat can't see you -- you can't see him!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Queen Sheep

If you haven't ordered Queen Sheep yet, do so!! It's a quick, darling stitch!! It's on it's way to Utah for Jill to frame.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Corinne, Love Bramma

Just stitched this up for Corinne. I'll send to Jill this week for framing and then to Corinne when she goes to Chicago. I think she'll like it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blackbird Designs -

Here are my latest two finishes for the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Series. The one with the house is called Blessings and Kind Wishes. It was so much fun to stitch. The other one is a mystery bonus sampler. Motifs are from two earlier designs, (posted on this blog), stitched on separate pieces of linen, and then sewn together!! Way too much fun.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Socks for Dad

I knit this pair of socks for my Dad's 84th birthday from yarn spun from Buffalo down. It is so VERY soft. I talked to him on his birthday and he is very happy with them!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Queen Cari's Sewing Bag and Chatelaine

I challenged myself to complete Queen Cari's sewing bag and chatelaine before I started one more project. Cathy and I stitched like crazy last year to complete all the cross stitch. Last October we finished the sewing bag together! It was fun. I just needed to finish up the chatelaine and I DID IT. It is 'Simply Fabulous'!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pretty Belle

I tried to get Pretty Belle to model the start of the tam. I think she looks stunning!

The Amorso Tam

Finished up the Amoroso tam to match the colorful scarf. This is such a quick knit! Love this colorway too.

Monday, May 26, 2008

La-D-Da - Miss Mary Mack

One of my favorite patterns. It was very fun to stitch!!

Carriage House Sampling Finished

Here are a couple of Christmas stitches from CHS. Stitched on Chocolate Brown 32 count linen. I have two more to stitch up on the same fabric.

Recent Stitching Finishes

I wanted to get ahead of the 2008 Loose Feathers releases. AND I DID IT! I have the first two, Where My Heart Blooms and Rites of Spring finished. The 3rd will be released on the 1st of June and I'll be ready to go.