Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Quite the close up, huh? Already had this picture on my computer and it was easier to pull it up than to get up and take another but you can see what the frame looks like. I have 7 out of 12 of these little cuties stitched up and I change them out monthly. (they are Lizzy Kate's - don't know if they are still available - sure going to miss seeing new designs from her!) Right now he is parked right in the middle of my Easter decor. The April one has Easter eggs on it - I may have to pull it out a little early. The fact that Easter jumps around can be a little hard to follow!

Going to hang out with the girlfriends for a bit this afternoon - we don't get to do it nearly enough these days. 

No green beer for me (I don't like beer) I'm a margarita girl and they are green, works for me!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Birthday Girl

This is turning into more of a birthday blog than a stitching blog!

Can't let the day go by without wishing my beautiful mother a happy birthday. Health wise, it has been a challenging year for her but she is stubborn (in a good way) and keeps on keeping on. 

Love you Mom. 

Hope your day is filled with all the things you love.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Happy Birthday JBJ

So, I have this picture hanging inside my craft closet (wall space in that room is very limited). Hubby says I'm a closet case. Is that a problem? I think not!

Happy birthday Jon Bon Jovi!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Just a quick post

Good Friday afternoon! There is actually some sun peeping out at the moment. It has been raining for a week and there is more in the forecast for the next week. Enough already!

 I can't remember if I showed these project bags so here they are (again?) Anyway - I again used Vonna - The Twisted Stitcher's tutorial and modified it a bit. I had some extra fabric so I made a couple of smaller ones too.
I am finally framing this Little House Needleworks piece. I'm not sure when I started it but I know my eyes were better because I stitched it over one! I changed the colors to match the house I was living in at the time (so it had to be pre-2009) after the yellow house with a green door we moved to a yellow house with a red door but I wasn't about to take out that over one stitching. I finished it in 2011. In 2016 we moved again and now have a yellow house with a blue door. (I like yellow houses!)
I've just got it propped in the frame so I could take a picture without the glare from the glass. (Same goes for the photo below)

This one is a Lizzie Kate design. I'm sure I speak for a lot of stitchers when I say I am going to miss seeing new designs from her. (in case you haven't heard - she is retiring) I still have many designs that have't been stitched but collecting is half the fun!
Anyway - I now have all the parts to get these two framed so I will be getting that done over the weekend.

Missed getting to go out to celebrate National Margarita Day yesterday so I think we may just have to go out to dinner tonight and celebrate a day late. :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Not a lot of Valentine decor around here but there are a few touches here and there.

 A little wooden heart on a shelf in the kitchen.

 A couple of fabric hearts and some heart shaped garland.

 Found the little love block at Hobby Lobby - it matches the sign hanging above and I will probably leave it out.

 I love decorating this piece for holidays. I left the lights inside the glass door when I out the Christmas decor away but I need to replace the batteries. 

 Stitched and finished this piece several years back - I need to replace the cording.

I could have taken a closer picture - there is a little fabric heart by the lamp and some glittery hearts in the vase but I wanted to show how much warmer the stairs look with the lamp. It makes the room up there feel more like a part of the house. I always felt like I was banishing kids to the attic when they sleep up there. Thanks to Timothy for fixing me up so I could add a lamp there.

Hope everyone has a lovely day! :)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Timothy!

Just have to slow down long enough to wish the middle kidlet a happy birthday!
Hope you have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


We don't get much of the white stuff around here. The snow is pretty but the ice underneath is dangerous which means things pretty much shut down. Never got above freezing yesterday and had an overnight low of 10 so everything is still pretty much shut down. We should start to thaw out tomorrow afternoon. (the sun is out right now!)

I stepped out on the porches and took a few pictures yesterday.

 View from back porch

 View from side porch

 View from front porch.

I watched several cars go up that hill. There is a stop sign there and the ones that actually came to a full stop had to back down the hill and start over. Thankfully the cross road gets little traffic.

I stayed inside all day except for getting out long enough to take Nicholas out - he refused to get out in the yard where the snow was so I had to walk him on the sidewalks (nearly busted my backside more than once). It took three different trips before he finally took care of business.

Hubby, on the other hand, had to go to work and took this picture while he was warming up the car enough to get the ice off the windshield.

I've got the Christmas decor put away and I'm trying to at least dust while getting the 'regular fluff' back out.

I hope all of you are staying nice and warm!