Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Congratulations to our oldest! Brian and Brittany got engaged last week! They will probably tie the knot the last weekend in October - Brittany's favorite holiday is Halloween.

We are very happy and excited for them.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day!

Just thought I would drop in and say Happy Valentines Day.

I have few little touches scattered out around the house

Re-purposed a little shredded paper from a gift bag to make a little bird nest

A few glittered hearts in a glass basket

A stuffed heart (the charms spell LOVE) that I made a long time ago

Some garland and a couple more hearts on the mantel

Little stitched pieces on the table at the top of the stairs.
All stitched for hubby either for Valentines Day or an anniversary. These stay out all year (except when the Christmas decor is out)
Added some heart vase filler around the candle.

I've been putting my charts in the XStitch app on my phone but I haven't come across these yet - and my memory isn't that good so. . .

My sweetie took me to a nice lunch and I made lasagna for dinner.
Now he is taking his after dinner nap!

Hope you had a 'sweet' day!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Happy Birthday Timothy!

Everybody say happy birthday to my favorite middle child!
Not sure how he can be 35 when I'm only 29!!!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Happy February!

 Happy February!

 I'm a little late showing it, but I finished up this little Lizzie Kate design just in time to put it on display the first of February. I have all the charts and I'm hoping to keep them going until I finish all the months. (I think I started with August?) Anyway - thanks to Priscilla's brilliant magnet idea it's easy to change them out of this little frame I keep in the kitchen. 

 I don't have a lot of Valentine decor but I sprinkle a little here and there. Most of it is in this little cabinet.

 I love these little lights - the ones in this cabinet do not have a timer on them so I'm looking to swap them out soon.

 This little stitched piece was a Secret Needle Night kit from The Silver Needle years ago. It was one of the first flat fold finishes I did (not that I have done many). It's not perfect and I really need to replace that cording.  Check out Vonna's blog for awesome finishing tutorials. 

 I love finding things to put in these little glass jars. I don't have a lot of display space or I would have more of them, but I change these three frequently.

Another little Lizzie Kate monthly series. I've had this series since they came out and have stitched all of them except December and January - I hope to get those done this year. I started these before the magnet idea so these have to be changed out from the back of the frame. I've considered remounting them and finding another frame but I'm still undecided. 

My rooster has become another favorite place to decorate. So far I've done Christmas, winter and now Valentines. Those little lights are supposed to be pink but they have a purple tint to me. Not sure what I will do for March since I have a very limited amount of St. Paddy decor and I'm not finding anything that strikes my fancy in the stores.

I have a few more things scattered around the house that I forgot to take pics of. Maybe I can get those up before the end of the month.

Has your weather been as wonky as ours has? We have had temps from the low 20s to the upper 70s (might have even hit 80) so far this month. Yesterday at 7:00 am it was 71 and at 9:00 pm it was 35. Started the day with the a/c on and ended the day with the heat on and the fireplace going! It is 28 at the moment. Brrr. At least it isn't raining to go with it!