Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This and that

Some beads.....

L to R  Hematite rainbow hearts, amethyst cubes, 5 tubes of superduos, 1 tube of Tilas, and 2 tubes of O beads

A finish...
 Shawl - got the pattern at Scotty's Place - thanks Pammy Sue!

Some finished bangles....
L to R - black superduos, silver seed beads, black diamond crystals; white superduos, gold seed beads, topaz crystals; white superduos, gold seed beads, and amethyst crystals.  Pattern is Festival of Lights by Jill Wiseman, a free tutorial on YouTube.  Love this pattern!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Help please?

I am looking for a free cross stitch chart of a black cat coming out of a pumpkin with the top of the pumpkin on his head....and I can't find it!  I can't remember what blog I saw it on.  I know it is out there somewhere!  Thanks for any and all help!


Monday, September 1, 2014


Went to a local flea market a couple days ago and found all this..........

And in more detail.....
Five (5!) boxes full of DMC floss!  Two of the boxes of floss are not marked with any numbers, so I'm assuming they are DMC.  There are also a few Marlitt and J&P Coats flosses in there too.

Next is.........
A double sided Plano box (probably a tackle box) FULL of DMC floss wound on the larger plastic bobbins!  There was also a small pair of stork scissors, a project ring, and about 20 unused plastic bobbins.

And next is.....
A Cottage Garden box that matches a couple others I have.  Originally, these are about $30 and I got this one for $8!

And lastly.....

Two afghan books.   Vanna's is all crochet and the Herrschners is mostly crochet, with a couple knit.  Originally, these are between $25 and $30 brand new and I got them for $2 each!!  Woo hoo!

I got good deals on all of this for a total of around $50.  And had SO much fun doing it!  When I found all of this, a few other things I had picked out were put back on the shelf!  :-)

I'll be back in a couple days with a couple finishes!!

All in all, a great labor day weekend!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014


How's that for a catchy subject line?  LOL!  I have a couple items to post, first is a finish.

A shawl, done in dk weight yarn that is a mix of wool and rayon, I think.  The border is a DK weight yarn mix of silk and wool.  The variegated colors are in shades of green, blue, and purple, and the border is purple.  I didn;'t have enough of the main yarn to make it any bigger, so I added the border.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I haven't blocked it yet.

Progress on Twisted Band Sampler

I haven't worked on this one in a while.  Anxious to get back to it so I can do this one next!

Twisted Rainbow by Northern Expressions Needlework with the Dinky Dyes silks.  Yum!  Love the colors!

This is Her Sampler, a freebie, but I can't remember where from.  I haven't worked on it much lately, either.
This is Festival of Lights by Jill Wiseman.  White luster superduos, gold seed beads, and crystal copper Swarovski bicones.  I didn't do it right so it's going to get taken apart and redone.  But it was a fun project!  The tutorial is free on Youtube.

Went to a stitch in this past Saturday and stopped at a bead store.  The beads have already been put up and I didn't get a picture.  I bought several colors of superduos, some O beads, and a couple tubes of small cube beads by Miyuki. Fun!  I hadn't been in a bead store in ages!

That's it for now.  See ya!~~

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I'd like you to meet.... newest granddaughter, Emilia

Born July 17, weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and 18 inches long.  She looks just like her daddy when he was born ... only she's cute! :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I've been a baaaaad blogger

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I've been SO busy!!  Yardwork, birthday parties, work, more yardwork, housework, and more yardwork.  Just about done with the yardwork - cleaning out gardens that hadn't been cleaned out in years.  Also pulling weeds and cutting down trees!

Here are a couple finishes and a couple updates/new start.

Christmas Garden by BBD.  Just need to add initials and date.  I'm going to use my grandchildren's initials.  The newest grandbaby will be here in July!

 Twisted Band Sampler by Northern Expressions (new start)  Loving stitching this one~
 I finished all but one piece of the Hardanger Accessories by Nordic Needle.  Goofed and don't have enough fabric for the scissors fob and the sachet still needs to be put together.  Can't get the picture to rotate!  Sorry!
 Emma Miles by The Scarlet Letter.  I hope to work on this one again soon.

That's it for now.  I hope to be back soon with more updates and I've been doing some beading too!

Have a great day!


Sunday, May 18, 2014


She is doing it again!  Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a great floss giveaway!  Check it out! (I hope that's the right link!)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Froggers, wins, stash, updates, and finishes!

Hello!  Sorry I haven't posted sooner.  Life is busy around here lately and a few days under the weather didn't help any.

(warning- picture heavy post)

I do have a little bead finish.  I made these 2 froggers using cloisonne beads, swarovski crystals, rose quartz beads, and 2 adorable frogs, one in rose quartz, and the other green aventurine.  Aren't they cute?
 I won a giveaway from Kathy over at Gracewood Stitches.  Check out her blog and designs. Both are lovely!  A huge bag of silk flosses, fabric, and a lovely coaster with an Ackworth School design on it.  Yay me!  :-)  Thanks Kathy!!

Last Saturday (March 1) we had a get together at an LNS and here is what I bought.  A needle nanny (bad picture, sorry)
 This wonderful stand at 30% off!

and these charts

I can't get the picture to rotate, sorry.  Actually, it's 2 charts and a kit.  The Periwinkle Promises kit was only $3!

And a finish!  I started this hardanger piece, China Rose by Cindy Valentine, back in 2008 or 2009 and it's finally done!  woo hoo!
 A close up
 I joined an SAL on Facebook for A Christmas Garden by BBD and here is where I am on it.  Loving stitching this one!
 I also started (Last year some time) a reproduction sampler from Scarlet Letter and here is where I am on it.  I was too lazy to take it off of the Q-snaps, sorry, but this is all I've gotten done since the last update.  Loving stitching on this one too!
Look who's feeling better!
We're having great weather, for the time being.  Supposed to get some more of that ugly white stuff on Wednesday,  Ugh!

Take care!~~

Eskie smiles,


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Life's a stitch and a sick puppy

I had to take my oldest dog, Allie, to the vet today.  She had an anal gland abscess and rupture.  She's still dopy from the anesthesia.

This is my first stitchy finish this year.  Stitched on unknown linen/evenweave with Dinky Dyes silks.  It was a fun stitch!

I hope everyone is warm and safe!  I'll be back soon with some other updates.


Sunday, January 26, 2014


Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shop is having another giveaway.  Go check it out here and tell her I sent you!