Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Updated Photo

It's been a couple of years now and I decided I best go ahead and update my profile picture (see me over there on the right!). I have been letting my hair grow long and it has now been two years since I started. As you can see, it doesn't grow fast at all! My bangs are finally long enough where I can pull them back into a pony tail. Amazing!! LOL!

I have been stitching a little this week. I hope to have an updated Quaker Diamonds picture posted here soon. I want to get the diamond I'm working on now finished before I show it to you.

Have a great week gang! Stay warm - yes, it's a little chilly here in the south this week. One week we are running the air conditioner and the next, the heat is back on. Crazy weather but I guess I won't complain because I know the unbearable heat is in the near future.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another Year Older

It's been awhile since I've posted a picture of the fur-babies so I decided now was a good time because they are celebrating birthday style! Maddie (on the right) just turned two and Zoe (on the left) will be eight (I'm pretty sure?) next week. This was one of those rare photo opportunities when they would sit (together) long enough for me to take a snap. They do enjoy their cuddle time with one another but they would be appalled if they knew I was "exposing" their loving side to the public - LOL!

Happy Birthday to MiMi's Kitty Babies!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quaker Diamonds Update

Happy Monday - Aaaccchhoooo! Bless me! Pollen season is in full swing here in the south. Everything is covered in a yellow-green tint of sneezing joy! This is the time of year when you really want it to rain so it will wash away some of the haze in the air.

Saturday, I got to spend most of the day and night with my bestest buddy, Lorrie. We laughed, had sloppy joes for dinner and she jumped right into my stash that is "stashed" everywhere - LOL! Even got a little stitching done in between! Glad she came by and we promised each other, we'll do this more often! And the next time, I will remember to bake the brownies!

So, to prove that I DID do a "little" stitching, here is an update on Quaker Diamonds. This is not a hard stitch but consider yourself warned, there are a lot of color changes. Just when you get on a stitching roll with one color, it's time to re-load that needle. I'm just loving how all the colors blend with one another.

Well, that's about it friends! Until the next time, keep on stitching!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tales from the Q-Snap

Hello Friends. Thought I would pop in with an update on my newest project. After pondering over a couple of projects from my last post, I decided on something totally different.....
It is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. I got this chart last year and decided, on a whim, to convert the threads it is charted for to DMC. After a quick run to Hobby Lobby for those threads, I got busy stitching away. I am loving this project! I'm using a "mystery" linen that is hand dyed in neutral/natural tones. I can't wait to get this one stitched and framed. Already have the spot on the wall picked out.

Thanks for looking and Happy St. Patrick's Day too!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Halloween Rules Update

Happy Saturday Friends! It has been a week that I am happy to report was manageable with the escape of my stitching every evening. Thank you floss. Thank you needle. Thanks for keeping me a bit sane......Anywho, I am happy to report that I have finished stitching the first six releases for the Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules series. These were SO fun to stitch! Happy colors and each one made me giggle when I put in the final stitch. Don't know when the final six will be released but for now, it is ironed and put away.
I am now trying to decide what to stitch next.....I received a YUMMY piece of 32ct. Camofudge Linen from Stitches and Spice in my mailbox this week that is the PERFECT piece of linen to stitch the Prairie Moon's To Thine is the Trick and the Treat pattern. This linen is so great. Soft, great hand-dyed coloring, not too splotchy, just a great color. I think it's in the running. But, I also have all the colors pulled and the fabric for the Shakespeare's Peddler piece, Friendship Sampler. I want to stitch it on a Lakeside Linen Vintage Buttercream - do you see a pattern here? Linens with food names! LOL! And, of course, I can't let Paradise Lost sit for too long........
Guess you'll have to stay tuned to see what shows up on the Q-Snap!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Don't forget to set your clocks up 1 hour tonight. Less sleep but an extra hour for stitching!
Hugs and Stitches!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fripp and Friends / Part 3

I couldn't tell you about Fripp and not mention (and show off!) the wonderful gift I received from my dear friend, Karin. Karin is the funniest and sweetest girl I know. Unfortunately, Karin did not get to go to Fripp this year and she was sorely missed. She and I have always been suite-mates or room-mates. Anywho, every year, we draw names/wish list and our recipent gets a great stash of goodies. This year, Karin got my name. I got a wonderful assortment of fabrics, two ornament charts w/threads from Homespun Elegance and Little House Needleworks, a surprise Halloween chart with threads and lots of other great things. But, the MOST WONDERFUL GIFT OF ALL was this.......

Ain't it pretty?!!! Karin stitched me the Blackbird Designs Happy Birthday piece. It was stitched for me because last year, during one of our late night bedroom talk sessions, we learned we have the same birthday. She stitched it with our initials, our birthday and titled it "Birthday Twins". I am so truly honored to have received this beautiful treasure. Thank you Karin from the bottom of my heart!! Love Ya!!