Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February Hermit Update and Goodies

My pitiful IHSW update!!    I totally didn't stitch as much as I had planned!  Darn real life! :)

I worked on my Wedding piece....here's my before:

And my teeny tiny after progress:

Now to share some goodies I received recently!!

Here are some GORGEOUS fabrics from Leslie LaFleur of Under the Sea Fabrics

That's some definitely eye candy if I say so myself!  The names of these are (from left to right):  Cosmos, Sugar Plum Fairies, Marshland and Atlantis.  And the one in the middle front is also Sugar Plum Fairies.  

I plan to use these for the Lavender and Lace Season Fairies (Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer).

Check out her site and her FB group!!    She has "jewel sales" on her FB group....lovely pieces at a discounted price and the first one to say "me" gets to buy it!  (careful...it's ruthless sometimes....us stitchers go crazy about how quickly we can type ME!)

Earlier this week I also received these lovelies from Stephanie Bishop of Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie

This fabric is Ice Goddess, which was the February fabric of the month and the pretties are froggers...made by Steph!!   Aren't they just adorable!!??

Ok...I'm wiping my drool up.....I just love all my new stash items!

Wishing everyone a great week of fun, family and stitching!


Friday, February 15, 2013

February TUSAL

Why yes, I'm late....I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

My February TUSAL:  

Sitting next to my Valentine's gift to my hubby....he loved it!

It's a HERMIT weekend!!  WOO!   Let's see what all we can accomplish in our stitching!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Alice Enchanted Winner!

Ack!  Sorry for the delay....I intended to draw the winning name on Friday, but this cold I have has had me out of sorts!

I tossed all comment's names into the randomizer and the winner is......

Congratulations to Lija!    Check out her blog ...Stitching in Crosses and More to see some beautiful stitching!   Can't wait to see you start Alice! :)

Thanks to everyone for entering!!  

(it's TUSAL time too, isn't it?   late late late! :)  )


Monday, February 4, 2013


I recently RAKd some Heaven and Earth Design charts to friends...and accidentally sent the wrong one to the wrong person!   Long story short, I now have an extra chart to give away ....

The chart is Alice Enchanted....you can click this link to get details about the chart.  Here is an image:

If you're interested in receiving this chart, via download from the HAED site....post a comment!  

I'll randomly choose a name from the posts as a winner some time this Friday (February 8th)!

Thanks!  :)


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January IHSW and TUSAL

I felt like I got a good amount of stitching done this IHSW...and then I realized that I added in an extra day. Since Monday was a holiday from work, I sort of counted Monday into my stitching too! (sorry about that!)

My results:

The Wedding before (this was a new start):

The Wedding after:

Cathedral before (was working on the rest of page 5):

Cathedral after (finished page 5 and 6 and started page 7):

And my ever so late, January TUSAL:

My son made me an adorable "Perler cup" for my ORTs, but they were kind of difficult to see, so I tossed them into a jar for a better view.   (info on how to make a perler cup can be found here)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects!


Monday, January 14, 2013

ORTs and Coffee

My first official post for 2013...and it's all over the place! :)

First off....ORTs!!  (Old raggedy threads)   What did everyone do with their ORT jar from 2012?   I took a picture of how full mine was, and I just couldn't bear to toss them...so I put them to good use!

My pretty ORTs in my vase (I put a votive candle next to it so you could tell the size of the vase):

I stitched a little pillow and stuffed it full of all the colorful strands....

And voila....my finished little 2012 ORT pillow!!  I used a scrap of dyed fabric and some DMC variegated floss and searched through various ABC books and this is what I came up with.

Guess I'm starting a new tradition of ORT pillows!!

Now for the....coffee!!  Among all my wonderful Christmas gifts this year, my hubby gave me a Keurig (K-cup) coffee maker.

It's one of those things I'd never get for myself, because I'm the only one that drinks coffee.  But OH MY GOSH....I LOVE THIS THING!!  I can't imagine how I lived without it before!!

It came with a sample of coffee flavors, and hubby gave me another box of samples too.  My new favorite is, Golden French Toast!  The kitchen smells like maple syrup each time I brew it...sooo yummy!!

So, question for any of you that have a K-cup maker...what are your favorite flavors, and why?  I'm on the hunt to try some new ones (because I'm obsessed with coffee now!) and I'd love to hear some suggestions!

Oh right...this is a stitchy blog, isn't it? 
Some of my latest progress pictures, not in any particular order because it's been so long since I posted any updates!

Middle Earth, Day 14:

QS Nostlagy (HAED Bulletin Board SAL), Day 6:

Paradise Found, Day 4:

Think I need to have a giveaway soon....I'm feeling the itch!   :)