Monday, February 20, 2012

Finishes, a gift and giveaway update

Hello Everyone,

Just a few quick stitches to share. Peppermint by LHN. As you can see from the picture, I still have to put on the button. I figure I'll do that after I finish it. This makes #3 of the LHN ornaments done. Since I have all of the ornaments since 2010, I am just skipping around and stitching whatever. I'd like to have a bunch done by Christmas to enjoy with my Christmas decorations. Next up is Blessed which is the most recent one. I love this one and can't wait to see it finished.

This little beauty is a freebie by the Primitve Hare. Made for an upcoming birthday which I can't say in case she looks at this post. I think I am going to finish it into a little hanging piece. I added a little shamrock charm at the top.
I wanted to share this wonderful pincushion I received recently from my friend, Cathy. My mom and I met Cathy at the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat last October. I love Retreats! Anyway, Cathy sent these pincusions, one for me and one for my mom. Aren't they just gorgeous! Cathy's 79 year old mother does the tatting and  Cathy assembles them. I think they are just fabulous!! I took the pink one because I love pink. Thank you again Cathy!!

Now, for the giveaway update....

Since I only had 2 comments on my giveaway post
I declare 2 winners: Natalyk and Erika.
Nataly, please email me your address and I will get it sent out to you.
Erika, I will get a surprise sent out to you shortly.

Thanks for your comments, I love feedback on my posts.

In Stitches,

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Hello Friends!

This is the weather in Webster, NY today. It is our first snowstorm of the year and it is Feb. 12. This weather is wacky! It is a great day to work on bookmarks for the 2012 Bookmark Challenge and my 6 fat men. Happy Stitching Everyone!!

In Stitches,


Thursday, February 9, 2012

A gift and a giveaway


I just had to share with you all the very sweet pillow my mom gave me for Valentine's Day. Isn't it just so sweet and she did all the finishing herself. She did such a great job. Below is a picture of the back as well because it it just too cute and must be shown. Thanks Mom for such a sweet pillow!

Giveaway time!!!

Since I am coming up on my 1 year blogiversary I wanted to give back. It's not much but I think it is pretty sweet. To thank all of you for becoming a follower I am having a small giveaway. It is open to everyone so please share if you want to. As you can see it is a small pincushion, a thread picker, and a set of 4 fabric markers. Since it is February, I thought I would honor Valentine's Day as well. If interested please leave me a comment on this post only. I will have my sweet Madison draw a name on Feb.20 (President's Day) and I will announce the winner on that day. Good Luck!!

In Stitches,


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quick Finishes

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to share a few quick finished I have with all of you. First is the Hearts  by Heart in Hand. I realized I really have nothing valentiney so I whipped this cutie up.

The next one is also by Heart in Hand and it is the January Snowman pattern. This was really quick to stitch. Another thing I realized is how much I love snowmen and the many snowmen patterns I have that should really be stitched to add to my collection. So I am really going to try and work on that.
 Even if I work out a plan of maybe doing 2 a year.
We'll see how it goes.
This last one  I finished a little differently for me. The pattern is a freebie from the Sampler Girl and I experimented a little and made it into a longer pillow with little buttons at the top. I really like how it turned out and I thank everyone for all your wonderful blogs and for sharing your finishing. It inspires me to try different things in finishing and have a variety of things for my home. I used to just frame everything I made. How Boring!! It is so much more fun to finish in so many different ways.
My 1 year blogiversary is this month and I can't believe it has been a year already. I have learned so much from fellow bloggers and to thank everyone I will be having a small giveaway to celebrate so stay tuned...
I will be posting the giveaway next week.

Happy Stitching!!