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Thursday, July 10, 2014

So Sorry!!

I apologize for being such an absentee blogger of late...I am spending the majority of my time these days keeping up with all the wonderfully prim fun going on with the Prim Stitchers Society FB Group! But, I hate that I haven't visited with all of, I am going to catch up on all your recent blog posts and try to share a bit of my own news as well.

I haven't been stitching much actually, but I did manage to design and stitch up a little partiotic freebie for the FB group...
America 1776 Freebie
It was such a fun little piece and stitched up super quick!

And that's it for my recent stitching news...but, I have been busy as a bee with dyeing and staining up fabrics for stitching :-) I even had some lovely snaps to share, but my stupid cell phone ate them!! I will try to take some new ones this evening and edit this post tonight. It was a lot of fun playing with all that fabric, and I love how they all turned out.

Oh! I almost forgot...we hosted a fabric exchange on the FB page and I received four gorgeous packages. This bundle of sweet goodies came from Dee Brewer...thank you so much, Dee!! I just love the colors of that fabric, don't you??  And those scissors and the Whitman's tin are perfect for me :-) But, the best part is that awesome little rectangular frame...this is the frame used for the "Wicked" freebie that Lisa Roswell offered years ago and they are getting very hard to find this is an AWESOME surprise gift. April Mechelle had already gifted me the freebie design, so now I can stitch it up and wear it for Halloween :-) Sadly, the other exchange pictures I wanted to share were lost by FB...I amnot having very good luck with my photos lately, am I??
Fabric Exchange from Dee
Uhmmm, I guess that's all I've got for today...hope all is well with you and yours! Off to do a little blog reading...well, a lot of blog reading really :-)

Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Be sure to visit Parsley for a chance to win her awesome giveaway!! She is celebrating her phenomenal achievement of passing the EMT exam and becoming a real life hero :-)  Thank God for people like her and her husband who selflessly learn to take care of those who are injured or dying...what a wonderful calling in life. SO PROUD OF YOU MY FRIEND!!!!

Parsley's giveaway is going on now at her blog...get yourself over there and join in the fun!!
Lovely project bag
 Busy cleaning the studio and stitching a commission piece that I am seriously overdue on...hope you had a wonderful July 4th celebration with family and friends. I'll be catching up on all your postings and leaving some comments throughout the week...hope to have an update for you by the end of the week myself :-) Until then...

Happy Stitchin'

Friday, July 4, 2014


America 1776 Freebie~dixiesamplar
PSS Exclusive

Hope you have a safe and fun-filled July 4th celebration!!

Happy Stitchin'

Monday, June 16, 2014

They're Baaaack!!


Well, my bluebirds and *****robins***** are anyway...still no sign of my hummingbirds! Sure do miss them too! We have two nests right nest is in the bluebird house with two eggs ready for hatching :-)
Bluebird eggs

And Robin nest is in my fern on the the front porch...we had one baby hatch yesterday with four more eggs to go! He is so ugly, he's cute, LOL!**********Two baby robins now*************
Robin eggs and baby

Had Mara Jane for the day Saturday and spent the whole day in the pool having a blast!! Yesterday, Lynn & I worked around the yard, planting flowers, moving birdfeeder and birdhouses, and reorganizing the porch and patio, very little stitching was accomplished over the weekend! Here is my progress on the sweet Civil War Needlebook SAL I hosted on the PSS group's FB page. This is such an easy and fun stitch...thanks to Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives for reissuing this lovely kit for us!!!

If you want to join the PSS FB group to see what we are all up too, just click the link in the top right column, then click the "join group" button. It's a great group of talented stitchers and designers, with tons of pictures, freebies, regional get-togethers, stash enhancement, and an up-coming stitch-in and retreat!

This week should be a quite and relaxing week...with lots more stitching, I hope :-) Until later...

Happy Stitchin'

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Page to Share

Howdy folks!! I have finally added the "Home Renovation" page for your viewing pleasure!! No stitching to share at the moment, but I have a few pieces on the finishing list :-)

Hope you are doing well in your neck of the woods...and getting in lots of stitching time :-) Until later...


Friday, May 30, 2014

Stitching Drought due to Baby Flood...and More!!

Wow, I really have been a bad blogger!! So sorry I haven't been as diligent at posting as before...but, I'm back :-) and with lots to share!

I haven't been stitching much because I have so busy crocheting baby blankets for four families who have welcomed or are welcoming babies to their broods...this is the progress on number two.
Chevron baby blanket
girlybunches tutorial
Copper is about five to six weeks now, so I really need to finish this up tonight! I still have one due for a girl in June and another for a boy in July...they were all back to back, so it left me no time to cross stitch something like I usually do. I really hope that the families will like the blankets just as much :-)

As you know, I started a Prim Stitchers FB group...well, I don't know if that was such a good idea or not, LOL! Between all the lovely finishes people are posting and all the gorgeous prim designs our designers are sharing, I spend all my time reading the page and ordering more stash...see what I mean!!
Threadwork Primitives
LOVE Nan's designs!!

Primitive Stitchin'
New found in love with her designs too!!

Top L to R: "Needleworker's Sampler ~ WTN&T
"Summer at Holly Berry Farm" ~ Stacy Nash
"Time for Halloween" ~ WTN&T
"In Full Glory" ~ BBD
"Patriotic Poppies" ~ WTN&T

L to R: "My Name is Lydia" ~ Stacy Nash
"Mother's Day" ~ BBD

New GAST overdyed thread colors:
Walnut, Black Licorice, Loganberry, and Amethyst
and more CC Pea Pod (one of my fave olive greens)

And, of course, I have to have prim linen to stitch all these gorgeous designs on, so I have been busy as a bee with fabric dyeing/staining...

I love how these turned out!! We are having a fabric exchange on the group page, so some of these will be exchange items for some lucky partner :-) Hope they like them, LOL!

What little stitching gets done is for a commissioned piece a co-worker wants for her grand-daughter who has recently begun to stitch herself...I got the chance to meet and talk with Marlene a few weeks ago, and she is an absolute doll...and a very old soul :-) She  is very intelligent, witty, and extremely conscientious about the world around her...she even researched and elected to be a vegetarian at the young age of nine (I think)! I am so happy to create something especially for her and hope that she has many, many wonderful and enjoyable years of stitching. I wish I had a picture of her; maybe grandma can get a pic of her and her birthday present in a few weeks :-)

I am finally beginning to enjoy my summer break from school...and, I've even been in the pool a few times. Summer stitching plans will kick off this weekend, God willing :-); so, I hope to have lots to share in the coming weeks/months. Wishing all of you oodles and oodles of summer stitching time as well...and can't wait to see all your updates and pictures of your progress. Until later...

Happy Stitchin'

Monday, May 19, 2014

A New Find and a Stitch-in Saturday

Greetings gals and pals...hope you had a wonderful weekend! I sure did, but I will tell you about that in a minute...first, let me tell you about my very talented friend and artist, David :-)

David is owner, deisgner, and artist of The Art Tramp and specialized in woodworked items...especially needleworker items such as thread keeps/organizers, sewing chests and more! Have you seen these??
"Heart in Hand"
The Art Tramp

Are they not the most lovely things ever?? And wait until you see the sewing chests he creates...GORGEOUS!!!  Be sure to hop over and see what he has to offer; you won't regret it my friends...he even does special orders and limited editions :-)

Now, about that stitch-in...what an absolute blast!!! April and I attended a stitch-in hosted by Jeanne of Cross Stitch Felicity in Buford, GA on was April's birthday gift :-) and first ever stitch-in! What a great group of ladies we met too...they were hilarious and had us laughing til we were sore. Some stitchin' was accomplished, a lot of shopping went on, but a whole lot more talking and laughing happened than anything was a great stitchin' day all in all. We will definitely be going again...and Jeanne hosts them in Marietta and Loganville too. Stop by the website and sign up for her awesome newsletter to learn about dates, locations, and won't want to miss one if you are close enough to go :-)
April Whitaker Taylor and me
 I did get some shopping in myself, but have to wait for Jeanne to mail me the rest of the, I will share that later. Until then...

Happy Stitchin'

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dyeing Days and Stash for Sale Update

School is done for the year, and I am so excited to begin my summer of stitching! To kick things off, I am treating April Mechelle to a Stitch-In with the gang in Buford, GA, hosted by Jeanne of Cross Stitch Felicity/ is April's birthday present and her first ever stitch-in! We are going to have a blast...aren't we, April??!!

I made time to update the Stash 4 Sale page, so please stop by and see if there is anything that you can't live without, LOL :-)...I will have more added in the next few days too.

I have been preparing some  goodies lately...not stitched though. I have been so busy with crocheting all the baby blankets I need to have ready for babies coming between now and the end of June that I haven't had much time to devote to stitching. I can't show any pics either cos' the mommies lurk around here something fierce, LOL!

I have had time to do some fabric and thread dyeing though...some I did back at Halloween and some were just a week or so ago. I am not a professional at all, these are just some I wanted for my linen stash...a girl just never knows what she will need until she needs it :-)

I charted up a little July 4th freebie that I will be posting in the coming weeks, but I didn't like anything I had in stock already so I played with some more dye and ended up with these...I love them, and they will work perfectly for the piece. Now I just need to figure out how I want to do the finish for this little cutie pie :-)

Started with Soft Oyster linen, Tan dye,
 and DMC threads 3857, 3750, & 730
New linen color-Boston Tea
New thread colors- Revolutionary Red,
Governor's Gold, and Washington Blue

The Prim Stitchers Society continues to grow in leaps and bounds...we are already over the 1,200 member mark! And you should see all the lovely prim finishes and designs we are, it is just amazing to see all the Prim Goodness out there. You are welcome to join us any time you are ready...and it's free!! Just click the badge in the right column and let the fun begin...

I'll be back next week with some fun pics of our stitchin' weekend with the gals...until later...

Happy Stitchin'