Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Just a quick post, in between cooking (and tasting!)
I just got an email that I am a no-reply blogger.  Hmmmm   I had this problem a few months ago and got it fixed. (I was told!!)  That made me happy!  Now I need to know if you have me showing as a no-reply blogger, because then I won't be happy!!!  I want to fix it, if at all possible!!!  Thanks!
I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving AND rest of the year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kitty & Me

This is just a quick little post...I was trying to get a good picture of Dolce with may remember that she is a little bit shy and reserved, but she has been coming out a lot more!  I guess it's just going to take time, but we are so pleased!  I got my husband to try and get a decent photo of us. He was willing, but is rather slow when it comes to taking photos, so the cat and I were BOTH getting tired of posing and trying to look happy!
Anyway, here we are--getting ready for the holidays!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Old Stitching"

Just a quick post--I don't have much to show stitch-wise!  However, I visited my mother this week and I saw this Cricket Collection piece hanging on her wall.  I stitched this for her years ago.  I always liked the Cricket Collection charts.  Some may be considered "out of style" now, but many are still lovely.  If you aren't familiar with them, google it and check it out!

Anyway, I stitched this on pale linen and used the green & peach colors that my mother loves together!  (yes, it was the 80s when I did this!! HA)  But it's a sweet stitch with a sweet Bible verse!

I hope to have some new stitching to show soon!  And, of course, all kinds of Christmas decorations and fun, too!

Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Tree!

Hello fellow bloggers!  It's time to show my Thanksgiving tree!  I have so much fun making these trees and I always enjoy this one because my relatives come for our family Thanksgiving meal and they seem to like looking at it and seeing what's new!

I have several cute "bought" ornaments and I fill in spaces with silk fall leaves.  I left the candy corn lights on there (from Halloween) and they shine along with the tree's clear lights.  I also have several wooden ornaments that have vintage holiday postcard images on them.

Look at these precious & funny turkeys and fat Pilgrims I got at Pier One!  Too, too cute!

I also love this beautiful mercury glass turkey I found this year at Hobby Lobby!  He's very majestic!

This sweet squirrel is from Prairie Schooler's Christmas Miniatures #29.  I added fabric strips and a purchased button edging. It hangs beside the cute pumpkin from Cyberstitchers by Judi Utter.

This was a freebie bookmark many years ago from Prairie Schooler.  I just stuffed it and hung it on the tree!  The sweet squirrel is from a blog called but I cannot find the squirrel chart anywhere online!!!

This cornucopia is from Prairie Schooler--A Prairie Year II.  I attached the ribbon with cute little leaf buttons. This sweet bok bok turkey is a freebie from Plum Street Samplers.  I added a bead edge to it.

The bowl of fruit on the left is cut from a tablecloth my mother embroidered in the 1940s.  It was too small for any table and was rather worn looking--I just made an ornament from the corner design. Apparently, I really liked that little Prairie Schooler squirrel because I've stitched it twice!  I mounted it on the little yellow fabric with buttons.  Give Thanks is a freebie from The Stitcherhood.

This is the little squirrel that I made for my father years ago and I recently made an ornament from it. The little Happy Harvest is from Pine Mountain Designs.

This sweet freebie, At Plimoth, is a freebie from The Sampler Girl, but I can't find it anywhere online now.  I changed the colors and added the green trim along the bottom.

Well, that's what's on the tree right now.  It's a lot of fun to do and I can hardly wait to put the Christmas things on there next!

Thanks for stopping by--please come back soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Winners!

Ok, group!  It's time to announce the winners of these books!  I hope I have everyone on the correct book--I think I do!! LOL  I'm trying to not be confused!

Book One:  Jacqui
Book Two:  Andrea
Book Three/Four:  Jackie (jhm) and Kay
Book Five:  Vicky L

Please email your mailing address to me.  If you aren't in the US, please type your address exactly like it goes on the package!!  We write our addresses differently in the US, and I'm not sure what goes on which line outside of our country!!! LOL

I hope you will enjoy your winnings and I'll get them mailed quickly!

Thanks for stopping by and please come again soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank you to all Veterans!

This is just a quick post to thank all of those veterans who have served our country!
Also, I want to pay tribute to my father, a WWII glider pilot.  He served in England, France and Germany.  He also served stateside in the Korean War.  He would be 91 if he was still living.  I miss him so much.  He's been gone 28 years, but is still loved and adored.

Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Winners and ANOTHER Giveaway!

Hello again!  It's time to announce the new winners!

Chart 1:  Aubs Ogrady
Chart 2:  No takers
Chart 3:  No takers
Chart 4:  Renee
Chart 5:  No takers

If Aubs and Renee will please email me their mailing addresses, I'll get these in the mail quickly.  If you are not in the US, please list your address exactly like it needs to be on the package!  Sorry--here in the US we don't address mail like other countries do & I want to get it right!!!  Thanks!

If you didn't win this time, please try again!!!  I have more!

NOW!  I think it's time to give away more!  This time, I have some hardback books I'm going to be sending out!  These have really, really pretty charts in them.  However, most are large and won't stitch up overnight!  But they are truly lovely!  I have had a couple for a while and then I got several at the Salvation Army for under $1 each!!!  

Merry Christmas ABC--Leisure Arts

Christmas Portraits--Leisure Arts

Once Upon a Christmastime--Leisure Arts
Ok--can you believe this??  I have two of these, so there are two available!

A Cross-Stitch Christmas--Better Homes & Gardens

I want to do this quickly, so let's close this Thursday morning!  I still have a few more things to list after this one is done! I'm so happy to get some space on the shelf!  
If you haven't won yet, keep checking back!!!

Thank you for stopping by--please come back soon!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Giveaway #2

Hello!  (or good night~it's late here!)
I left right after my earlier post this evening and attended a lovely organ recital.  Now I'm back, and ready to post MORE "Clean out" Giveaway items!  Check that post below to see if you won any of the others!!  Here are some more items I'm passing on to anyone who might be interested!

Watermelon Sampler by Merrily A. Beams  So cute, but I know I'll never do it!

Mini Motif Designs for Baby's and Children's Clothes, Volume II

Emblems of the Boy Scouts of America    I did stitch an Eagle emblem for my son!

Holiday Magnets for Plastic Canvas   I don't know if anyone does plastic canvas, but these are little holiday motifs.

Tuscan Poppies by Elizabeth's Garden    Cute poppy stitching for a photo frame.

This will be the same drill as before.  Look and see if there's anything you are interested in and leave a comment.  I want to do this quickly, so we will draw on Monday afternoon! Good luck and check back again--I'm enjoying this and hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Winners & Clarification!!

Ok--I've decided that the blogging community is the very best group to belong to!  You are the greatest!  I appreciate all the kind comments about my test!  I mentioned that I was recovering from my test--and I got the sweetest, concerned comments!  You are so lovely! HOWEVER, I am not sick!  The test I was recovering from was described in my previous post!  I had my comprehensive exam for my masters degree!  So I did need to recover, but not medically!  Anyway, you are so thoughtful to send good wishes and prayers!
And, for the record, I did do well on the test!  I have to repeat one question that I didn't answer like they wanted!  I will do this on Monday.  But I passed the rest of the entire test, so I am very relieved.  I will be MORE relieved when I pass that question Monday! (hopefully!)

NOW--on to the giveaway!

Group One--Musicwoman
Group Two--LisaT
Group Three had no takers~
Group Four--Rosek1870

Please email your mailing address to me and these will go out on Monday!

If you didn't win one of these, look back again!!!  More is coming!!!  I'm about to leave at the moment, but when I get back I will try to put something else on later!  I am in a clean-out mood and I'm really making tough choices on what to keep!  So Try Again, please and maybe you will be lucky soon!  Thank you for helping me to clear out some space in my house!  If only you would all come over and do heavy cleaning......that would be divine!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"CLEAN OUT" Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

I'm recovering from my long test, and I think I did pretty well!  I will get the results later this week!  Thank you for your good wishes about it!

I am on a cleaning binge right now and I hope I stay on it for a while!!  I'm long overdue for a good clean out!

I have some OLD charts I'd love to get out of my files and into YOUR files!!!  So, I'm going to have a quick and easy giveaway.  I'm listing several today, and when this is finished, I will list some more afterward.  I don't know if anyone cares for these styles--they've been around for a good while!  If you don't, that's fine!  But I wanted to give anyone a chance before just tossing them!

Okay...I'll have 4 different groups listed and all you have to do is post in the comments which group you'd like to be entered to win!   Pretty easy!!

2 older Christmas books, photos of front and back


These are cute little border books that could even be adapted for small ornaments! (fronts & backs)

This Father Christmas is so pretty, but I'll never stitch it!  And the little Devil saying is cute!

These could also be adapted for see how my mind works!!!

SO, if you are interested in any of these, please comment which group and we'll do a drawing!  If no one is interested, then I can feel free to dispose of them!  LOL!!!
Let's do this quickly, so I can put some others up!  How about this Friday night????  I'll do the drawing then and get these ready to go out to you!

Stay tuned, I'll be having more!

Thanks for stopping by, and do come back soon!