Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day.....


I wasn't able to spend Father's Day with my dad today, but I was able to visit him yesterday while I was in town.  I brought his gift to him and visited with him.  My mom wanted him to open his card right then, but my dad is like me and can wait til the actual day to open his presents!  We had a great time seeing each other!!!

I felt really bad for my husband as we were driving back home from vacation, and he spent 5hours driving us on his Father's Day.  I offered to drive but DH gets bored being the passenger.  Not to worry, we did spoil him when we got home and after we all unpacked from vacation.  DH got the movie Hacksaw Ridge and a card from the kids.  I gave him a cross stitched picture which I don't have photographed yet, but I will share soon.  I also gave him a card and some restaurant gift cards.


He is such a wonderful and loving husband and I was going to take him out to dinner.  However, after spending so much time in the van the past couple of days coming from Florida to Tennessee and then on to Ohio, he had enough of being in the car and riding.  So I just fixed dinner for him instead!!!  But we will go out to dinner one night this week to celebrate!!

I found these 2 pictures that decribes him very well!


Have a great Father's Day!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Freebie Chart Friday......

I thought I would try something new by offering a free chart on Friday's.  I am sure I have PLENTY of freebies in my stash.

This is Samplers Not Forgotten newest free chart that was offered this year at Nashville Market.  Kimberly stitched this in the new Classic Colorworks threads that were released also for the Nashville Market.  Click on the chart to save it to your files.



Here is what the pinkeep looks like.  Be sure to see how Kimberly braided the threads to make the cording going around the pinkeep and made knots at the corners.  SUCH A GREAT IDEA FOR FINISHING!!!


Enjoy and HAPPY STITCHING!!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day.....





As I spend this day with my family, I am reminded of what wonderful freedom we have because of those who have gone before us and served and have fallen for our freedom.  I pray you will remember those service members who have died for our freedom today but also their families as well and those who are serving now.

I will be stitching something patriotic today and hope to show you soon.

Happy Stitching and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gifts and WIP pictures.....

This first picture is of belated birthday and Christmas gifts from my dear sweet friend Carol of iStitch..  She LOVES to stitch miniature projects and does an excellent job!!!  She made a tiny biscornu and tiny fob to attach to scissors.  I love all the gifts she sent to me!!  I'm really easy to please but it's always nice to get new scissors and supplies for stitching!!!  She even gave me one of the new Hands Across the Sea sampler cards as my card!!!!  I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!  Thank you so much Carol!!!


Here is where I am at on my Samplers Not Forgotten Springtime In My Garden.  I posted recently about pulling it back out from being a UFO to making it my WIP.  I just can't seem to put it down lately.  (Although I have to when I am doing laundry like today.  LOL)


Happy Stitching everyone!!!

May TUSAL......


Yes it's TUSAL time.  In fact, I am a couple of days late in posting my TUSAL when the posting date was May 25.  Oh dear.  Our TUSAL is hosted by It's Daffycat.

Here is where I am at for May.  It doesn't look like but so I really must be stitching way down on the thread to barely nothing to clip off.  I have also taken a picture of my big jar where all these ORTs get dumped into.



My big jar is close to halfway full, and it's only May!!!

Now back to stitching and doing the laundry today.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Friday, May 26, 2017

May Smalls Post.....


Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our Smalls SAL.  You can see it on the link above or her blog name.

I have been very busy stitching and here are some of the things I can show you this month.

I was able to finish 2 PS ornaments this month.  I got behind on stitching them for my tree this year but at least they are finished stitching.  Here are the 2 I completed this month, and I hope to sew them into the actual ornaments next week.

PS 2015 Santa


PS 2000 Santa


This is iStitch Sew Stitcher that I stitched and sewed into a project bag for a trip I took.  I made an ORT catcher and thread organizer pack to match.


That's all I have to share this month for our Smalls posting.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WIP Wednesday!!!

Yes....I have pulled out a WIP that turned into a UFO for a while but is now back out again. I would pull Samplers Not Forgotten Springtime In My Garden out to work on here and there.  I should have just stuck with it in the beginning but you know how it is when there are so many other designs out there calling your name to stitch them as well.  Well that is what happened to this one.

But I am back on track and I am hoping to get her finished by my birthday in August.  We'll see how that goes with my monthly PS ornament that I am stitching up and getting other ornaments stitched up for this Christmas time.

I am sorry for all the wrinkles, but I roll the fabric when I stitch on the far right hand side of the fabric.  I am stitching it on 36ct V. Sand Dune with the Gentle Art threads called for the chart.  This is SUCH a fun project which makes me question myself why she became a temporary UFO.

Oh well.  None the less, she is getting stitched now and that is all that matters.


Here is Samplers Not Forgotten newest design called Liberty!!!  Isn't it just wonderful!!!???!!!


Ok.  Back to stitching.  I just had to post an update on what I was stitching on!

Happy Stitching!