Sunday, April 21, 2013

Liberty Inn

Hello dear friends!  Were you glued to CNN Friday evening as I was?  I just couldn't turn it off.
Such a strange world in which we live. My heart goes out to those in Boston as well as those in Texas.

I thought it only fitting that I should get this little piece finished and up on the wall:

"Liberty Inn"
Chessie and Me
36 ct linen and silks as kitted

This design had a bit of everything...lots of tent stitch over one, rhodes stitch, satin stitch, and an eyelet door.  I really enjoyed stitching it and love how it looks hanging with along with my other 2 patriotic pieces.  Thanks again Chris!
I need to visit the dollar store to see if they have more of these little house frames again this year.  I only purchased 3 when they had them last year and they are really cute for these small patriotic samplers.  They are rather rustic looking as purchased but a coat of Briwax finishes them up quite nicely.
Thank you all for stopping by and reading my ramblings.  Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Exchange

I participated in the Spring exchange on the Stitched With Love Exchange Blog.  It has been a while since I participated in an exchange and I was delighted with my exchange.  My partner was Lynda and although I nearly exhausted my feeble little brain trying to guess my partner, I didn't have a clue until the reveal that it was her.

Just take a look at the wonderful things that arrived in my mailbox:

I have admired this BBD design for quite some time on others blogs and almost jumped with joy when I saw that Lynda has chosen to stitch it for me.  Isn't the pillow finish with the lace just perfect?!  And look at the wonderful bag she included filled with a LHN pattern which I love, springy scissors, lovely fabric and flosses, flower seeds, and a gorgeous beaded fob.  (swoon)  Thank you so much Lynda - you spoiled me.  I have already started stitching the pattern and can't wait to get it made up into an ornament for my tree.
I stitched for Debbie in this exchange.  I chose to stitch another BBD pattern "Tulip House".  I decided to finish it as a wallhanging.

As you can see, I sent along a few goodies as well. 
A most delightful exchange all around I do believe.  The best part of an exchange in my opinion is "meeting" a couple of new friends while sharing our love of stitching.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Of yummy things to come!
(Let's hope my knees and back can take it.) :o)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Latest Bee... my bonnet that is!  :o)

It seems I have been seeing clutch bags everywhere.   When I saw this design my first thought was that it would make a fabulous project pouch.  And it does.  But...I loved this purple fabric with the crows on it so much and it was just so darn cute I am thinking this one will become my new spring purse.  I even made a coin purse with the scraps I had left.  I only had a fat quarter of this fabric in my stash - who knows how old it is.  The bag is a good size, 10" at the hardware and about 12" at the bottom.  I even had a couple of blackbird charms to bling it up a bit.
I hope most of you are enjoying some lovely spring weather like we are having here.  It was in the 70's and 80's all week.  I sure could do without some of the pollen though I can tolerate it when it comes with beautiful days like this.
DH wasn't feeling well yesterday so I missed our Piedmont Heritage Sampler Guild meeting.  I have seen pictures and it looks like they had a wonderful day in Salisbury.  I missed you guys!  I worked a little bit cleaning out the garden space and my muscles are reminding me today that I need to do that sort of work more often.  (Ouch!)
Enjoy your Sunday my friends!  Thank you so much for your visits, comments, and friendship.