Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Belated Father's Day present post.....

WOW!!!  Am I late or what for posting DH's Father's Day present??!!!  I told you about it, but I needed to take a picture of it before he took it to work and hang on his wall.  (Then I forgot to blog about it.  I'm sorry about that.)

This is Foxwood Crossing River Road Church.  I saw this stitched and framed at the cross stitch shop Dixie Darlin' in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I fell in love with this and just knew it was the perfect gift to stitch up for DH!!!



Now....back to stitching today on a Christmas present.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday!!!!

I have been meaning to post this on my blog but one thing or another keeps getting in my way.  So I am doing NOW before I let one more thing stop me

I am participating in the All About Smalls on Facebook.  Our challenge this time was as follows:

The theme: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
Challenge Guidelines: 
1. This is a personal challenge, running June 2017 through July 2017. (Yes, you may start as soon as you are ready.) I won’t be tracking participation for this challenge, just too busy, so this one’s on your honor.
2. Choose a project from at least TWO (2) of the following categories:
• something *OLD* from your stash (even UFO’s)
• something brand spanking *NEW*
• something *BORROWED* (such as a finishing idea or palette conversion)
• something with the color *BLUE* in it (fabric, floss, beads, etc.)
3. Keep it small, y’all! The focus for this group is Smalls and small finishes. Size does matter!
4. Post your challenge project, in a separate post, “BEFORE” you commence stitching. Include:
• two categories (old, new, borrowed or blue) in which your project falls
• pattern and designer information
• why it will be a challenge for you
5. Share your progress, or lack thereof, weekly. When you post, please note that it’s about your challenge project. You are welcome to share any obstacles that you faced or successes, however small, that you achieved. And remember to give recognition to the fabulous designers that keep us in stitches.
6. Complete and fully finished challenge projects must be posted by August 1, 2017. Begin post with the word, “Challenge.”
7. Please be kind and supportive of one another. Offer encouragement, answer questions, leave comments and reactions.
8. Have fun!

Here is my start.  I will have a finish to show soon!!!  This is LHN Liberty Belles.  I can't remember the fabric count or name but I am using Hand Dyed Fibers picked as close to the colors suggested.


I hope to have a finish to show within the next week!!  

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!!!!


I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!!!!  I pray that you are able to spend it with your family and friends and remember those who have gone before us to give us this freedom.


Friday, June 30, 2017

June Smalls SAL....


Heather of Stitching Lotus is our illustrious host of our Smalls SAL!!!  You can see what everyone has done for this month by clicking on her blog link.

I have been busy and can show some things and others will have to wait because they are gifts.  The first one is a gift  I stitched for my pastor's wife.  She has been battling breast cancer this past year so I stitched this My Big Toe Joyful, Patient, and Faithful project for her.  I am happy to report that she is doing very well after having both chemotherapy and radiation!!!


Side view

This is Heartstring Samplery Sweet Land of Liberty made into a pincushion and filled with walnut shells!!!  Just in time for the July 4 time frame.  It has been stitched for a while but I did the finishing today to share on today's blog post!


I found this wonderful American Flag fabric when I went looking for some fabric to back the  pincushion.


That's all I can show today!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June TUSAL...Late posting


Well here I am late posting my June ORTs.  I am sooo sorry but I have been fighting a cold that went with me on my family vacation.  I just haven't felt well enough to keep up with some things.  Not to worry, I think I am finally over this darn cold.

Here is what I have to show for the month of June.  Not too many but I did manage to get some stitching in this month.


Now I am off to hopefully pin down DD new birthday dress.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day.....


I wasn't able to spend Father's Day with my dad today, but I was able to visit him yesterday while I was in town.  I brought his gift to him and visited with him.  My mom wanted him to open his card right then, but my dad is like me and can wait til the actual day to open his presents!  We had a great time seeing each other!!!

I felt really bad for my husband as we were driving back home from vacation, and he spent 5hours driving us on his Father's Day.  I offered to drive but DH gets bored being the passenger.  Not to worry, we did spoil him when we got home and after we all unpacked from vacation.  DH got the movie Hacksaw Ridge and a card from the kids.  I gave him a cross stitched picture which I don't have photographed yet, but I will share soon.  I also gave him a card and some restaurant gift cards.


He is such a wonderful and loving husband and I was going to take him out to dinner.  However, after spending so much time in the van the past couple of days coming from Florida to Tennessee and then on to Ohio, he had enough of being in the car and riding.  So I just fixed dinner for him instead!!!  But we will go out to dinner one night this week to celebrate!!

I found these 2 pictures that decribes him very well!


Have a great Father's Day!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Freebie Chart Friday......

I thought I would try something new by offering a free chart on Friday's.  I am sure I have PLENTY of freebies in my stash.

This is Samplers Not Forgotten newest free chart that was offered this year at Nashville Market.  Kimberly stitched this in the new Classic Colorworks threads that were released also for the Nashville Market.  Click on the chart to save it to your files.



Here is what the pinkeep looks like.  Be sure to see how Kimberly braided the threads to make the cording going around the pinkeep and made knots at the corners.  SUCH A GREAT IDEA FOR FINISHING!!!


Enjoy and HAPPY STITCHING!!!