Monday, February 21, 2011

A wee bit o' progress

Greetings everyone!~ Not a whole lot going on. I had did some stitching over the weekend on a gift for a friend . I will see her today and present it to her. I wish I had remembered to take a picture before I wrapped it! Oh well.
I also stitch a little bit on LHN's Night and Day that I had received from Edgar. I changed the color of the house a wee bit so I could use the silk floss he sent me. I like the color change a lot. It was supposed to be stitched in DMC 924 and instead I am stitching it in Belle Soi Blue Lagoon. I am stitching it on a mystery blue linen that I think fits the piece nicely. Although not a patriotic piece, it has some very vivid colors and sort of reminds me of something patriotic , so I will probably display it in my patriotic themed bathroom when I am finished with it.

I will keep this short. Got tons to do today. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Friday, February 18, 2011

Some excitement arrives in the mail!!!!

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! Yesterday there was a knock at the door and I was pleasantly greeted with a package from the mailman. Ok, the package wasn't really from the mailman ,but rather he delivered it. The package was from dear sweet Edgar! Some time back I had won a giveaway from him and yesterday it arrived!
I ran and got the scissors ( but walked slowly once I had them ;) ) the opened it up. Oh, the anticipation was boiling....

I opened the little package in purple on top. Inside were two patterns; Night and Day from Little House Needleworks, and Forest Snowfall from Country Cottage Needleworks. Now I have many Little House patterns , but this is my first CCN pattern and I will really enjoy stitching it!
Also there were three skeins of silk from Crescent Colours and a pack of John James needles. Also in the box was the little box of Sees chocolates. I love Sees and have not had any in quite a while.

Next came the wonderful box with the stitching on top. I just love sheep and Edgar picked a great design. I cannot believe how perfecto his stitching is!

Here's a peek at the fabric on the inside. The lid is lined as well as is the bottom.

Inside the box was nestled this lovely flower frog in a wonderful little gold bag.

One of my grandmothers had a frog just like this . I will think of her when I use it. It will serve a dual purpose. It will hold scissors and then it will hold those sweet little wild violets this Spring that pop up all over the yard.

Thank you so much Edgar , for everything . I just love it all! Oh... half the candy disappeared while stitching on Night and Day last night. I couldn't help myself!

That's it for today folks! I just bet I'll have something posted soon to show my progress on my projects! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again real soon!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Well Fooey!

Greetings all!~ Boy, I tell you, it sure has been cold!!!!! I thought I would take advantage of being able to heat the house a little with the oven and decided to bake some wheat bread. BIG mistake! I couldn't get the dough to rise much but thought I would go ahead and bake it.
THIS , my dear friends , THIS is what happens when you bake unrisen dough!

So... did I get a giggle out of you?! LOL. I am still getting a kick out of Jennifer's commit yesterday on Facebook. She said , "Girl! " lol. I could almost hear it all the way from Georgia!

For those of you that are my Facebook friends, you may have seen this yesterday. As I mentioned there, it looks like I took a lesson from Elly May Clampett!! After talking to my mom, she told me what happened. She told me that I got my water too hot and killed the yeast. You know what's REALLY pathetic? This was the second loaf. The first one was hard as a rock!!! This one was barely better! Nope, I didn't learn the first time! LOL. I may try later this week to use my last package of yeast, but it won't be today! LOL.
Hope you all have a nice day and thanks so much for visiting!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just a little FYI

Howdy all!~ I wanted to give you all a heads up. My local needlework shop, ok it's about a 40 minute drive but about as local as it gets, put a bug in my ear. They said that many of the overdyed floss brands raised their price on Feb. 1st, which meant the needlework shops were doing the same. They , Cecilia's Samplers, are not going to raise the prices until June 1st! If you have experienced a jump in price where buy your floss and would like to save some money, consider checking them out. Margaret and her crew are very helpful and quick to get orders out. There is usually always a little something extra in the package when it arrives. Things I have gotten have been calendars, free patterns of course, and rulers, to name a few. This is the place where I have gotten all those rement bags of linen for $1 a bag. There are usually 6-8 pieces in the bag of various brands, counts, and colors.They don't always have them, but sometimes they do. They are perfect sizes for ornaments , needlebooks and other small projects.
Hope you get a chance to check them out.
take care,

Monday, February 7, 2011

A little progress

Greetings all!~ Well, did any of you get anymore snow? We got dumped on thru the week , then it slacked off , and we got a little more on Friday. We are supposed to get some more starting tonight, but who knows?
Having a difficult time with our dog being sick. She's getting pretty old and has been weak and having this horrible cough which has led to lots of vomitting , which is never pretty. Gonna have to see what the vet says.
I did make some progress on Kindness Matters. I'm really liking this little banner! I noticed yesterday that one of the little berries fell off , so I will have to trace another. Hopefully this time it sticks!!

Ok, so I will come right out and admit something this morning. Not only am I addicted to virtually anything regarding the needle, I am also addicted to Facebook games! There , I said it, out in the open! I play Cityville, Frontierville, and Farmville. So if you play these games and are in need of neighbors like me, send me an email and we can swop info.
Well, it's that time again to wrap things up. I hope, *fingers crossed* , that I will be back later this week with more progress on projects. Hope you all have a great day and thanks for visiting!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mail and Baking

Greetings all! ~ Well, am I excited or what?! Remember me telling you that I had a pattern that I won coming in the mail? Well it landed in my mailbox yesterday! That was really fast! I won the giveaway from Kim of Stillmeadow Quilting. Thanks a bunch Kim! I was so excited that my son thought I was going to come unglued! Not really, but I was pretty excited! I had already been pulling fabrics that I thought I would use. Soon after it's arrival, and I'm talking maybe 15-20 minutes, I grabbed my fusable webbing and went to tracing out the shapes. In no-time I had the shapes all ironed in place and cut out! I didn't notice until this morning when I was taking a picure of it, that I had accidently traced the same leaf twice instead of tracing the third. I will have to fix that today. I know the snap below isn't a great one because of the glare, but once I get this put together, you'll be able to see it better.

Now this little birdie is not going to go beakless. I have decided to satin stitch his beak on rather than use a small piece of scrap. I think it will look ok. Can you see my leaf goof-up? Ugh.

Well, yesterday was a chilly day. We are expecting about two feet of snow along with sleet and thick ice! I thought it made for a good baking day so I whipped up some coffee cake muffins and this......

....became this! Yummy! Didn't take us long to gobble them up. Of course after the gobbling came the wobbling . Gotta watch that!

Well, I suppose the time has come to wrap this up and get on with my day. Hope you all have a most excellant day! Thanks for stopping by.

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Monday, January 31, 2011

Learning my ABC's

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ Well, here it is Monday , and low and behold , I DO have a post for today! :) I started working on Lizzie Kate's ABC's that I won a little while back from Melissa. I am enjoying every bit of it!! Not too shabby a start for a few days work. I worked on this this weekend and then another day or two a few weeks ago. I am stitching it on 28 count mushroom Jazlyn as opposed to the 32 count lambswool that it is supposed to be stitched on. It will wind up being a little bigger than it is supposed to be, but , that's ok.

I did do some hand quilting on my son's quilt and then I also put a few stitches into Village at Hawk Run Hollow (VoHRH) . Remember back when I started on that? I really need to get going on it again!


I will spend today stitching on a pincushion for my Mom's birthday which is Wednesday. I am hoping that I will get to see her that day. We are expected to get a big snow storm starting today . We could get up to 12 inches! I am thinking about Ma Teakettle today. Did you read that she has gotten 56 inches so far for the month of January? Yikes!


I also found out that I won a giveaway for a pattern of a quilted banner that I have been wanting! Yay for me! I have been informed that it is on it's way , so I will show a pic of that and some details when it arrives!!! Thanks again Kim!!

That's it today. Thanks so much for visiting and do come again real soon!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,