Wednesday, December 27, 2023

New Year start

 I always start a new project on New Year's Day and this year, I can't decide which one! I've narrowed it down to the 4 below.

My Stitching Chair Necessaire by Hillside Samplings

Summer Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks

Quaker Seasons by My Big Toe

Denise, 2017 Pincushion Doll by Giulia Manfredini

I know which one I am leaning towards.  What is your choice?

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Hello, hello!

 Hello!~  How is everyone?  Doing pretty well here.  I thought it had been well over a year since I posted, but not so!  I posted in March!  

Here are a few things I have done.

   Just finished this snowflake this evening.  Designed by KD Designs.  Love it!  The pictures don't do it justice!  It sparkles like crazy!

Can't remember the designer of the Bee Pin Ball but it was fun to do!

And the beaded owls!  Oh so fun to do!  Again, can't remember the designer.  Will try to remember to find these out and edit this post. 

I am a member of the seed bead group, Seed Beads and More, and they had an advent calendar.  Lots of pretty things to bead up!  Hope to get some done soon.  And I finished stitching a piece by a French designer.  It has to have beads added, and then ironed, and I will get it posted soon.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that the new year is kinder to us all!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Happy New Year, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter!

 Guess this is my first post this year.  I thought I had  posted.  Oops!  Oh well.  Things have been busy around here.  

I have a little story.  Back in 2020,  my aunt passed away just a few weeks before my mom did.  My uncle lived in their house and is now downsizing and moving into assisted living.  My aunt was a needleworker also.  She did beautiful work!  This is what they let me have that was hers.

                                            Angel of Love, L&L
                                            A beautiful fairy
     A dragon by a Christmas tree and fire place
                                            4 Seasons 
                                            Love this one!
                                            Christmas snow globe
The above crochet books were my grandmother's.

And my favorite thing they let me have.

What you are looking at is a box that my uncle made for my aunt to put her finished pieces in without having to fold or roll them up.  He is an awesome wood worker!

I've been having some hip and back problems lately, but hopefully I am on the mend now.  Anxious for spring to get here with the warmer weather so I can get outdoors and walk more!  I have been stitching, but not a whole lot.

Oh, if anyone knows the designers for the above pieces (I know the first one - Lavender and Lace) please let me know.

The above spring, autumn, winter, and summer pieces are finished to hang and there is a dowel rod in the spring one.  I am going to make some kind of removable hanger to attach to the dowel rod so I can hang them.   They are so detailed!  Sorry the pictures aren't the best.

Back soon!  Happy stitching!

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Beading and baking

 That's what I did on Christmas day.  My oldest son and his family were mostly sick and it was too cold for me to get out, so we just all stayed in our homes.

I made these beaded stars for co-workers at my second job.  They are so fun to do !

Pattern by Deb Roberti.   Made with diamond duos, gem duos, 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads, fireline, and a jump ring.

These are all the cookies I made.  Sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, and funfetti chip.  They are all so good!

Haven't stitched in a while, but looking forward to doing it this upcoming long weekend.

Happy New Year!~

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022


 This is a fun stitch, and it is going fairly fast.  Started November 1.

Finished 1 of 12 pages.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Eeek! A mouse!

 A Just Nan mouse that is 😛

Sitting on a little tin
And inside the tin is the tiniest little needlebook with a bee charm.  So cute!

November 1 was my birthday, so I started a new project.  Faith by AuryTM

It is being stitched on 28 cream/gold evenweave with DMC floss.  Pictures don't do it justice!  I've seen this stitched up and it is gorgeous!  

Kody and Cooper say woof!  

Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get back before. 

Sunday, August 28, 2022


 This is Cooper.  He was my mom's dog, was living with my son and his family, and it wasn't working out for him there, so he is living with me and Kody now. 

He is really a sweet dog.  He really misses my mom, but seems to be adjusting well.  He has been here since just before July 4.

A few pictures from around my house


Garden tub

My bedroom

One of my flower beds.  These pictures aren't the best, but give you a little idea of where I live now. I am SO VERY happy here!  

Oh, I am home with Covid - 19.  Tested positive a few days ago, but no major symptoms.  A fever, chills, coughing, and a little sneezing.  Fever has been gone for several days, but I won't be able to go back to work until after Labor Day.  So, you may see a few posts from me in that time.  I started a new project today and want to get a picture of that and a progress picture or two on another project. 

Stay safe and thanks for stopping by!~~

Terri, Kody, and Cooper!