Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving All

My favorite all time Thanksgiving was in 1983, my youngest son David was born, so every 8 or 10 years his birthday falls on Thanksgiving. I am very blessed to have two wonderful sons and a great husband that puts up with all my quirks....

Friday, November 11, 2011

Must "Bee" Christmas - free ornament pattern

Dear fellow Stitchers, I have made a pattern of the ornament that I stitched for Sadie as a HOE exchange. This is my early christmas present to everyone. Please stitch for yourself or as a gift only & please do not sell. I called it Must Bee Christmas. I finished it by sewing a square and making homemade cord and hand-sewed it to the finished ornament, & I used silks but any thread will work.

Here's the photo version, and I'll add a pdf next weekend sometime that may printer better. Happy stitching & knitting everyone.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winter Warmth and HOE ornament received

I received my Christmas Ornament HOE from England from Jayne at - I love the ornament Jayne stitched from Lizzie Kate (2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments magazine). I also love her finishing technique.

There is nothing better to me in the fall and winter than starting a fire in our fireplace. It keeps us warm in the log cabin & a lot cheaper than the propane heat and also is efficient since there’s a ceramic catalyst that actually keeps the heat in longer. When my dad was still alive we'd sit by the fireplace most evenings and talk while he kept the fire burning, I do miss him.
I’ve also purchase a few “happy” things this past month that I hope to work on in the coming year from my two favorite “local” stitching shops. (1) 2011 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments and (2) Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery by Yvette Stanton – both from Sandy’s X stitch on the Go in Hendersonville, NC (just off 126), and (3) Loose Feathers Summer and (4) Loose Feathers Fall both from Blackbird Designs from 123Stitch online.
Well, I've got to start some laundry and clean house a little so I'll have more time this weekend to stitch hopefully. Happy stitching, quilting and knitting everyone.