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Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun Times at Dixiesamplar High!

Been getting things finished and receiving some sweet surprises in the past weeks...thought I would share with my blogging buddies...

Finishes first...
Amelia Mae's baby blanket
Heart Knits freebie

Harvest Exchange for Edgar
"Give Thanks"~Threadwork Primitives
And my sweet Christmas surprises from some very dear bloggin' and stitchin' friends...

Sleigh ornie from Gabi...adorable :-)

Close up!!

A precious hand-stitched mitten from Barb

A "Blessing" Angel from April...who is an angel!!
It came just when I needed it :-)
What a blessing you all are to me...thank you for thinking of me!!

Well, back to work and counting the minutes until my vacation excited!!

Happy Stitchin'

Friday, December 12, 2014


We have a winner...


BloggerCatherine said...
Would love a chance ~ thanks so much!
December 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Congratulations Catherine...please email me to make arrangements for your giveaway!
Thank you so much for participating my stitchin' friends...wish I could give all of you a special something as you are so important to me :-)
Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, December 7, 2014


They are ready folks…stop on by and see what’s up for grabs this week!! Please make sure to include the following in your email when purchasing:


Item price and (number)

Any special postal requests

Name and mailing address

PayPal account or other billing preference


*All large pieces can be cut in half; make sure to ask when purchasing!!


If you have any questions, please email me PRIOR to purchasing J





Monday, December 1, 2014


Merry Christmastide to hether and yon!! I decorated yesterday, so I am now in the mood for a giveaway :-)
Ho~Ho~Ho Giveaway 2014
And because this year has been especially blessed for me and mine...I want to bless someone else with some wonderful Christmas/Winter goodies!!

I will be offering a hand-stitched set of goodies, my own hand-dyed fabrics, some lovely over-dyed flosses, charts from a few of our favorite designers, a sweet selection of edible treats, and a super-duper surprise...

One entry per person, and United States entries ONLY please...SADLY, due to rising postage costs and the short-time frame, I will not be able to offer this to my international friends this year...I am so sorry my dears!!

 So, if you want to gamble on a chance to win this cheerful bundle of Christmas sure to leave me a comment ON THIS POST ONLY. Entries will be accepted Dec 1st through Dec 11th at midnight (central time). I will announce the winner on Friday, Dec 12th at noon (central time).

Best of Luck!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

A New Talented Artist

Y'all know how much I love to share new blogs I find, but I also love to let you know when I find those special people out their who are WAY more talented than me...and there are tons...but, this one is very special to me!

My dear sweet sister stitcher, Deborah Cade, is a truly gifted lady...she sews, stitches, and creates the most beautiful treasures...and, she has finally decided to try her hand at finishing for others...woohoo, I am so happy for and proud of her!!! My Little Cottage House is her etsy shop and you can find all her info there...please remember her when you need a on-of-a-kind gift for that someone special or just want a little something for yourself :-)

My Little Cottage Home
Deborah Cade
Best of luck with your new venture, Deborah!! I am putting together a package of stitched pieces for finishing to send you way :-)

Happy Stitchin'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

God's blessings to all my dear blogging friends and their families!
Terri, Lynn, Lola, Lucy, Charlie & Sammi

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


That's how I have been feeling lately friends!! I have been fighting off a sinus infection for days and am sick of being sick!!

Before I started feeling so poorly, I had been going gangbusters on a few projects that I wanted to share...I hate that it has taken me so long to post about them, but here they are...
"Give Thanks"
Threadwork Primitives
This is a super sweet design by my dear friend, Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives...she is not only a talented designer, but you should see her wonderful offerings over at the Primitive Handmades Merchantile on Thursday's at 9:00E/8:00C, too. 'Give Thanks' is going to be finished for a special friend and hopefully sent out first thing tomorrow :-)...Nan even gifted me the adorable pom pom trim to finish it with!! Elizabeth of Dames of the Needle has begun dyeing these lovely sure to check them out!

P.S. Please note that there is actually more to this design, but I chose to use a small portion for a specific finish style :-)
No sooner did I finish that piece, than she put out another design that I just had to have...isn't this a beauty!!! I love the colors she went with on this design; they are so lovely and the design elements fit perfectly with my Colonial Christmas decor :-)

'Christmas Fruit Basket'
Threadwork Primitives

And this is my progress on BBD "Topiary in Bloom" for my BFF, Michele...she asked me to stitch this for her when she visited me back in March...and as you can see, I am still not finished :-( My goal is to have it to her by Christmas...think I'll make it??!!

'Topiary on Bloom'

In between my bouts of stitching madness, I have also been keeping my fingers going with crocheting...especially since I seem to have some very fertile friends, LOL...I am very nearly finished with Millie Mae's blanket and just in time for the cooler winter weather that is on the way.
'Cotton Candy' baby blanket for Millie Mae
free pattern from Heart Knits
I love using this pattern because it is such an easy stitch and you get a completely different effect with your color choices! Sadly, the site is no longer operable to access the pattern, but I can share it with you if you are interested...just send me an email at

That's a wrap for today folks...have a wonderful day with lots of needle and thread!

Happy Stitchin'