Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Spring time ...

Ahhh gotta love Spring time ... it's been sunny and raining and sunny and raining around here lately ... great for the flowers!  I do enjoy watching the trees getting buds and the flowers peeking their heads out ... it is a great season!

I've been doing some stitching ... love bunnies ...
Sampler Bunny by Homespun Elegance
stitched on a misc piece of fabric, coffee dyed
and recommended threads

This design is for a contest sponsored by The Primitive Hare ... stitching is done, now I have to finish finish it ... it was a really fun stitch ... love how it turned out ...
Cross Stitcher at Work by The Primitive Hare
Stitched on misc piece of fabric 
using BS Chocolate, Victorian Motto's Red 24 and
WDW Chickpea

I had a really nice mail day yesterday ... first was a RAK for Deborah.  I just love the pin cushion she stitched for me ... it's sweet and red ... what could be better than that?!  But wait ... there was a Christmas chart that is lovely, a coffee ornament to bead and some lovely buttons and flowers for future finishing.  I just love this thoughtful RAK.

The other package was an Easter package from my BBF Elaine.  She stitched this sweet bunny ornament for me ...
 I love the fabric she used for the back ...

She also included a purple bird and a nice motivational rock with dream on it ... I do a lot of that! lol


Last night was craft night ... I had some surprises for the girls ... little Easter baskets
 and mimosas ... great way to have craft night, don't ya think?
All this month during craft night we were working on these bunnies ... my dad did all the wood work ... we just painted and glittered and vinyled ... the saying is Hangin' with my Peeps ... here's the finished product ... they were fun to work on and we think they turned out pretty darn cute!

Any plans for Easter this year?  We're having a pretty quite one ... going to brunch with my dad, my father in law and the kids ... I don't have to cook!  Woo Hoo!!! lol  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very special Easter.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for bunnies ...


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finished Finishes ...

I had a great mail day this week .. some finishes came home after Faye worked her magic on them ... she really makes my stitching so much more beautiful ... feast your eyes ...

the backs ...

the front of Happy Easter .. so cute!
I think this is my favorite finish ...
Faye made a wish pocket for the back, and included paper to write our wishes on ... love this idea!
such a sweet pincushion ...

can't wait for 4th of July to show off these beauties ... love the extra touch of embroidery stitches ...

there's an Eiffel Tower charm on this one ..
Thanks Faye, you always know just what work with my stitching ... can't wait to send you more!  

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for finished finishes ...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lovin' Spring

We've been having some really cold days .. yea I know, not as cold as some of you .. but cold for us *smile* but the last couple of days have been lovely!  and I'm feeling very springy so I thought I'd get out my smalls for Spring time and enjoy them before decorating for Easter.  Funny I didn't know three of my roosters were all facing the same way .. silly roosters lol
I had a finish last week .. can't wait to get it framed!  It was a fun stitch and I love the colors!
Needleworker by Little House Needleworks
stitched with recommended threads and fabric

Over the weekend I started a sweet little design by Lizzie*Kate called Song of Spring.  It was an exclusive from Market ... I'm hoping to have it finished soon to join my other Spring smalls. 

As some of you know, Monica and I have been doing craft night on Tuesdays but recently moved it to Thursday so two other friends could join us.  Both Caryl and Sarah love to craft and we were excited to have them join us.  It's really fun for me being the old woman of the group, they are all 30 (well Caryl's almost 30) and are definitely keeping me young ... and omgosh was conversations we have.  Sometimes I think they forget I'm sitting there lol ... everything from babies to husbands to work ... it's funny because the conversations aren't much different than the conversations I have with my girlfriends ... I just love these girls and enjoy the time I get to spend with them very much.  This picture is from last week ... we're working on Easter decorations ...
Hope everyone is having a great March so far and for those of you stuck in winter, I sure hope Spring arrives soon for you!  Thanks for all the comments ... love hearing from all of you! 

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for Spring ...

Friday, March 07, 2014

Happy March

 How's March treating you?  I know many of you are soooo ready for Spring time!  We've had a very mild winter here, so I'm a bit jealous of all the snow ... maybe next year!

A couple of weeks ago we went to Ocean Shores with Chris and Monica and her folks ... a nice long weekend to celebrate Monica's birthday.  You never know what kind of weather you'll have at the beach in February ... we had rain ...
 we had hail ...
 and some sun too ...
 wonderful walks on the beach ... cold but great!


  

the power and beauty of the ocean just amazes me!

 lots of game playing ...


 and a craft project with Monica and her mom, MayRene ...
 
 a picture of all of us ...
 We have a great time when we are together and I'm very thankful for Monica and her family that open up their lives to share it with Terry and I.

I've been stitching a bit and have a couple of finishes to share with you ... I've stitched a few of these snappers by Bent Creek ... they are a quick stitch and I love having them done for a specific holiday ... hopefully this one will be finish finished by next February.
Bent Creek's February Glows
stitched on a misc piece of fabric 
using the recommended threads 
 
 Sew Rabbits by iStitch Designs


I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for extended family ...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Still Smiling ...


Can't believe it's only been a week since the Super Bowl ... and we are still smiling and high 5'ing and buying up anything and everything with Super Bowl Champions on it ... this is just too much fun!  

Boeing surprised the city by painting a flight test 747 freighter in Seahawk colors ... it was great fun seeing it fly around ...
   

My Super Bowl decorations ...
 
 Super Bowl party at my dad's ... we were ready!!!
and well, you know the rest ...


There was a parade last Wednesday .. only 700,000 fans showed up to celebrate!  about double what was expected .. and not one arrest! 
 
 
This was posted on facebook by a fan .. loved it so I had to steal it *smile*

  
On the stitching front I do have a couple of finishes to share ... love love love the reindeer ... named him Chet as I was stitching him lol
Heart in Hand's Wee Santa 2014
stitched on recommended fabric 
using recommended threads

This was a freebie offered by The Primitive Hare.  I was a very fun and quick stitch ...
Love Never Fails by Primitive Hare
stitched on a misc. piece of fabric with
Victorian Motto's Christmas Red thread
 
Monica and I continue to have craft night ... here's some Valentine hearts she cross stitched and tea dyed, they stitched them together by hand ... I made a few of the white felt hearts ...
This heart looks pretty blah in the picture hanging on my dirty white wall .. but in person it's just adorable :)

I hope your week is going well and you are getting all the stitching done you want.  Anyone watching the Olympics?  I love them and have been enjoying them a lot ... well, when I can stay awake lol

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for winter days ...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

First Finish of 2014

 I finished Life is not measured last week .. I have loved this quote for years and it was a delight to stitch ...
Life is not measured by Lizzie*Kate
stitched with recommended fabric and threads

I had another quick finish last week ... this is a freebie found here.  There are a bunch of free designs on this site .. all finished like little pears.  So cute ... all of them are cute, I can see a wood bowl or wicker basket filled with little stitched pears ... now to actually try and make it look like a pear!
Sampler Pear VI  by Samplers and Santas
stitched on a misc piece of fabric
with recommended DMC threads

Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes ... it was a great day!  We started with a get together at my dad's for a Seahawk game ... they won!!!  Then we all went out to dinner.  It was a great day and a great way to turn 60!

My son, Chris, made this banner for me .. it was hanging on my dad's garage when I arrived ... so much fun!

and here's all of us at dinner ...
 Winning the same on my birthday put us in the NFC West Championship game.  We are playing the 49ers on Sunday at 3:30 ... and this city is going crazy .. I love it!  We are all getting together again on Sunday for the game .. GO SEAHAWKS!  Next stop, The Superbowl!!!!!!!!!!!!
 This picture was taken by a local TV station ... it was a rally in downtown Seattle last Friday ... see crazy!


Thank you again for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes ... they meant a lot to me *smile*

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for football  ...