October 21, 2010


Well, last year I stitched all but 2 of the thirteen stockings from the Blackbird Designs Tis Halloween book.

Such fun stitches! My original plan was to try and finish these myself, going by Vonna's awesome tutorial, which made it seem so very easy.
Which I'm sure it is....for someone not finishing challenged, like myself.

Let's face it, some people have it (finishing talent) and some don't. I don't. Not yet....maybe someday ;-)

Luckily, I have a really sweet and talented friend, who took pity on me and finished every. single. one. of them for me. How blessed am I?! Patti, I know I've said thank you several times, but seriously...THANK YOU AGAIN!!
I do have a little metal tree to hang these on, but they don't all fit...

and I couldn't get a good picture of it anyway, so here they all are...

that house with the kitty in the yard is one of my favs!

but I love all of them...(even with the pug hairs all over)

these two (below) are other favorites...

which one(s) are your favorite?

Oh, I forgot...I did make the little beaded hangers for all of them AND attach them!

That's all for now! I'm diligently stitching away on the Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler and hope to have it done by Halloween. We'll see....I'm usually not so good with deadlines ;-)

Take care of yourselves and enjoy Fall, while it lasts!

October 13, 2010

staying up late...

...struggling with this blog! Pictures aren't loading right and heaven knows if I start messing around with things, it's only going to get worse! Someday I will figure out how to widen my margins and load bigger and better pictures, and make things prettier around here, but y'all probably shouldn't wait up for it! Ha!

Thanks for laughing along with me on the CHS chart I already had! Turns out that post was appropriately titled...as in...I need all kinds of help, maybe even professional, LOL! Oh well. You know your stash is a wee bit too big when you don't even know what's in it. But at least I'm in good company! wink wink!

So anyway, here's some pics of things I managed to get uploaded tonight this morning...

Have I posted this here before? I can't really remember. It's an oldie from Lizzie Kate called Fall Y'all...one of my favorites that's been in my home for over ten years now. Love bringing it out every fall :) The flash kind of distorts the color of the fabric, but I couldn't get a good picture without it.

Finished up this...

Hallow Sampler by The Primitive Needle

Stitched on 32 count PTP Dill with recommended WDW threads.

And I finished stitching up a friends Christmas gift...

Hooked Rabbit Pincushion by The Goode Huswife
36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley w/2 strands WDW threads

It's a little big for a pincushion, so we're going to discuss the options...it's not a surprise to her as you may have guessed, maybe next year I'll try to keep it a secret ;-)
Guess I'll close for now, since it's almost 3 am! Yikes! Will try posting more pics later this week as I have a lot more to share! Hope you'll come back!
PS. Muttley had another good checkup but the Cone is still on, just to be safe...
he seems to think it's a part of his own head now, so no worries ;-)

October 07, 2010



Isn't it lovely? As you can see, it's not mine....I don't enter things into the fair. But it's fun to see what is there and I love this one. MUST FIND IT!

Can anyone tell me who designed it? (It looks like Carriage House or Goode Huswife?)
Thanks a bunch! Will post again soon :)

**edited to add: The design is Carriage House Samplings Farmers Wife! Thanks to everyone that let me know. Now, guess what? I ALREADY have it in my stash, DUH on me, lol!
Thanks you all

October 01, 2010


"I love fall!
Fall is exciting.
It's apples and cider.
It's an airborne spider.
It's pumpkins in bins.
It's burrs on dog's chins.
It's wind blowing leaves.
It's chilly red knees.
It's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning.
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky.
It's fall.
That's why...
I love fall."
~Author Unknown

I'd like to share with you my Blackbird Designs Autumn Song box. It was finished earlier this year, but it didn't seem the right time to share it then...

I had some help finishing it. Meaning, I tried to do it, messed it up, and ended up sending it to a friend for finishing ;)

Fall stitching is really my favorite :)

Here's my current WIP, Good Huswife's Hooked Rabbit Pincushion...which is a gift for a friend for Christmas. It's being stitched on 36 ct Vintage Pearled Barley with two strands WDW. Lots of solid stitching!

Muttley Pie got his stitches out Tuesday! And the ulcer is healed! Yippee!! He's got a little scar there now (you can make it out if you look closely, the right eye), but he's on medication to minimize that. The other eye is still a bit inflamed and gunky, but all in all, he's doing better....

He has to wear the cone for two more weeks though! I'm beginning to think he won't know how to act when it's finally off. He gets around with it like a pro now!
We'd like to say thank you for all of your good thoughts and prayers...I've shed a lot of tears of worry over this pug while all this was going on. A sweet friend on Facebook reminded me to just have faith that it would all be ok...it was a reminder I really needed....sometimes (well, most times), I have a tendency to expect the worse...so when/if it happens, I'm prepared to deal with it. Turns out...it takes about the same amount of energy (maybe even less!) to think positively as it does to worry about the worst case scenario! Who would've thought it ;-)

Happy Fall Y'all! Take good care!