Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fun day with Friends!

Today was spent with some blogging friends and a good day was had by all! Lelia(Stitches of Life), Coni (Spinster Stitcher) and Chrissy, and Paisley(Stitchin'Post) met up at House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN. After shopping away for some new stash, really I was good just some fabrics and floss for the NANI stitch along and one small pattern. Well I did have to get the patterns and linen for the NANI stitch along. We all headed out to lunch together. Good food, laughs, and stories where enjoyed by all. I hope that the rest of you had as much fun as I did. We will have to do that again or maybe just meet some place and stitch for the day!! I have made some progress on the wolf after getting home I did decide to put it away and start stitching on something a little smaller (would like to have a finish) I started the freebie Snow from My Big Toe Designs I am doing it on a blue grey fabric using a white needle necessitie thread. Tuesday at the NANI meeting we will be starting a Drawn Thread stitch along "My Favorite Things" so I think I will be working on that for the next week.
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches,

Sunday, January 25, 2009

An Award and an Update

Thanks to Vicky L. of Nutmegger Stitchers Work I have won this award. I have to list 5 addictions and 5 fabby friends.

My 5 addictions are:

1. My family and kids!

2. Stitching

3. Visiting needlework shops and more statsh

4. Learning other needlwork techniques

5. Sharing and spending time with other needleworkers.

My 5 fabby friends are:

1. Lelia of Stitches of Life

2. Pat of Pat Winters Gatherin

3. Coni of Spinster Stitcher

4. Vonna of Twisted Stitcher

5. Tina of Stitching in Texas

I have been stitching away on my HAED project. Unfourtnately last night the frog came to visit. Do you know how hard it is to "rip it" on over 1 on 25 ct. YUCK! But it is out and I am ready to get back to it. Hopefully that frog jumped right out into the snow!

Until next time,

May you be blessed with stitches,



Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stitching Update

I finally have page one done for my BT pic that I am doing for my DD and her DBF. There are so many color changes. There are 3 more pages for this one. It does look like there will be a little more solid color stitching on those pages. Then it will be on to the brown one.

This is a picture of the wonderful fob and counting pins that I won on Tina blog Stitching in Texas. They are great and I can not wait to use them. Tina even included some M&Ms (yummy!) Thanks Tina!!

I wanted sto share my inner child doll that I made yesterday at LaBeada Loca in Valparaiso, IN. The class was taught by Pat Winters. Pat is great crazy quilter and her teaching was great. She kept reminding us to PLAY!! What a wonderful thing! Pat has been running a comfort doll project where people send in dolls and the dolls are distributed to womens shelters across the country. What a wonderful ministry! I will be making some for sure!

I think that I am off to do some stitching on our IN State day project for my chapter of EGA. Maybe I will get the HAED project out also today.
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Give Aways Announced

I have pulled the names for the drawing for my give aways! Cathy from With Needle and Thread has won the pay it forward. Since I only had one entry for it I will probably just send a gift or two out to some of my other blogging friends over the year in hopes that the will just Pay it Forward. I went ahead and drew the other name for the pattern because I realized I will not have a lot of time on the 20th to draw with work and then a meeting. The winner was Anne B (no blog) she is also a Hoosier Stitcher. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and left comments. I also won a wonderful fob and counting pins from Tina from Stitching in Texas I will post a pic tomorrow. Today I am off to LaBeada Loca to take a class from Pat Winters for her inner child doll. So hopefully I will have a pic tomorrow of that also. I have been stitching on my BT almost have page one done. I am hoping by the end of the weekend that it will be done and I will find something new in my rotation.
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just a Quick Note

Just stopping by to say Hi! to all. Please remember to sign up for the PIF and the Christmas Quilt give a way! I have been working on my Boston Terrier pieces. Not to much to show as of yet hopefully in a few days. Looking forward to at least getting a page done. I will be starting My Favorite Things from Drawn Threads next month as a stitch a long with my EGA group looking forward to a new start. Hope you all are well and having a stitchy weekend!
May you be blessed with stitches,

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Finish of 2009 & A Give-Away

My first finish of 2009 Christmas Quilt by Laura J Perin!! This was done on 18 count eggshell mono canvas and it took me 2 weeks and 2 days with some holidays in there!

I was so wanting to get it done that I did not do a new start on new year's like I had planned. I had planned to start And They Sinned so now I think I will start that on my birthday in June. So it will be back to working on the boston terriers and my wolf piece for the time being. In honor of finishing this piece I am going to give away the pattern for this. So if you would like to be considered in the drawing please leave a comment and I will draw a name on January 20th. Also please take a look at my PIF if you would like to participate. Until next time.
May you be blessed with stitches,

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pay It Forward!

A while back I was picked on the Averyclaire blog to be a receipent of a PIF. Know it is my turn to pay it forward. I will be giving away two handmade items by me in the next 365 days in turn those receipents will put a post on there blog and pay it forward to two other individuals. If you would like to participate please leave a comment on this entry and I will draw two names on the 17th of January. Looking forward to hearing from you all!
May you be blessed with stitches,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! I do not really have a list of 2009 resolutions just things that I want to keep in the forfront.
1. Be a better person in family, social and work.
2. Enjoy my stitching, work from my statsh and learn new things about the needle arts.
3. Be a better blogger and comment more.
My pray for all is to enjoy the new year and spend each day with needle and thread.
Not only May you be blessed with stitches but May your 2009 be blessed.