Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Contest Give Away......

While perusing some of the blogs that I have linked to here on my blog, I came across a contest give away!!!  Melissa is having a Birthday and 200 Followers Giveaway.  You can find all the details listed here at this LINK

Click on the link to read all about it to enter!

Now .... on to other news.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!  I had hopes to be here early this a.m. but as sometimes my plans for the day of what I intend to get done, something tends to come up.  I did manage to work in my sewing room cleaning a little bit but I did need to do some "finishing work".  Sooooo my best laid plans of getting the sewing room all in order went by the wayside.  However, I did take a break to go have lunch with my husband.  It was wonderful as I knew he had to work late tonight.  I'll take my "lunch dates" anytime I can get them!!!

I did go to Bag Ladies yesterday at the Attic.  As always.....I had a ton of fun!  I just love to stitch with the ladies there.  We will also be having Sampler Sunday this coming Sunday and I'm going to be taking an Oreo Cheesecake as a treat for everyone there.  Yummmmm I just love this cheesecake!!!!  I xstitched on my Examplars From the Heart And They Sinned project.  I will try to take a picture this weekend to show you my WIP on it.

I'm off to xstitch on an ornament tonight.  I need to get one done for this month and also to have something finished to show off at Sampler Sunday's Show and Share time!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tulip Praise part 7 finished......

I wasn't feeling very well this past week thanks to my Multiple Schlerosis and I was very fatigued all week long.  I didn't get the last of my remaining few boxes finished up but I hope to get that chore done today.  However.....I did stay up late Friday night (last night) to work on my Sticklounge Group SAL for Tulip Praise.

This project is designed by Kathy Bungard of and is called Tulip Praise.  I have just finished stitching part 7 and have photographed it and sent it off so I can receive the next part.  I want to get caught up with everyone else, and I believe part 9 will be coming out Feb 15.  I'll keep you posted about that too.  The fabric I'm using is 32ct Natural Belfast with DMC threads.

I'm having so much fun with this project.  I don't like falling behind in a SAL.  Hmmmmm I'm wondering if my best friend Kimberly's habit of only stitching on one project at a time is rubbing off on me????  Nawwwwwww!  What fun would that be when a new chart comes out or a friend asks you to do a SAL with her!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

JBW French Country pillow finishes.....

Last Thursday night, there was some discussion about the pillows I've made recently for my friend Beth back in VA.  She was my neighbor when we lived there and was always so appreciative of my stitching and sewing projects. I had originally posted the finishes on Facebook but I realize that not everyone has a Facebook account.  Actually I only post a few pictures to FB and post minimally myself.  That is time can be spent stitching ....... or blogging!

I had made her JBW French Country Rooster first as a going away present to Beth before I left for Germany.  Then when I moved back to the US, I made her the JBW French Country Hen as a birthday present when I traveled to stay with her before attending Dyeing To Stitch Retreat in 2011.  Here are the pictures of the pillows up close and with Beth holding them.

Then last year, JBW Designs came out with "A Sweet Bouquet" chart.  I HAD to stitch that one for myself and use the pink toile fabric that I had.  I had bought the pink toile with no particular purpose but anyone who knows me and how much I love the color pink can realize why I bought the fabric.  And if you are a sewer/ understand also without me trying to rationalize WHY I bought the fabric.  The only thing was that I forgot to put the ribbon and bow on mine.  Not to worry.....I still love mine anyway!

Thank you for stopping by to admire my pillow finishes.  I really do have a lot of fun making these!  And that toile fabric......I just LOVE toile fabric!!!!