Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let It Snow!

 Finished just in time for the 6 inches of snow we had here in NC last night.  I used a rusty snowflake charm (thank you Carol!) and some bits of ribbon and pom pom trim for the accents. 

Now I know 6 inches of snow isn't much for most of you but it is a big deal here in NC.  The hospital was closed today so I was able to have some fun with the animals in the snow. 

Needless to say, neither of them were amused!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Just In Time...

...for Valentine's Day!

What do you think?  I wanted to keep the finish simple and make it look more primitive.  I used Briwax to stain the little chalkboard and used the finishing technique suggested by Hands On Design.  I added a tiny piece of the velcro to the top of the chalkboard so I can fashion  different embellishments to suit each month's design.  For this one I used a mother of pearl heart, a pink seed bead, and a bit of Victorian Motto's hand dyed rick rack.  I really like it and have started stitching the January design.  Crossing my fingers and hoping my elbow continues to behave.

We took another quick trip to the beach as a family member was having surgery Monday.  The temperature was in the 70's - really strange for February here.  We took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed down to Kure Beach Pier to watch the sunrise.

This little guy didn't seem to mind sharing his perch with us!

I would like to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.  May you spend it with your loved ones doing something fabulous!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I Stitched!

Yessiree I did and I have my first finish of 2015.

Something about this series really appeals to me. I just love the look of chalkboards but they are so messy. This way I get the chalkboard but not the mess!

I have an idea for my finish using this little chalkboard I found at Wal-Mart. I think with a bit of Briwax and some ribbon it will be cute. I just hope it turns out like the picture in my head.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 31, 2015


How in the world is it the end of January already?  I have been trying to get a post together for this month since the 1st!  So much for that, right?  I just can't make myself sit down and spend much time on the computer lately. 

Not a lot has happened around here since I last posted.  We did take a day trip to the beach in December. 

Betty really enjoyed the water.  She was so funny...she kept trying to bite the waves and couldn't understand why they kept going away from her.

I did manage to do a little Christmas sewing.  I made several of these little birds and finished them as ornaments for gifts.

 I also made a few of these bells.

Most recently I finished this sofa size quilt for an auction for a local Boxer rescue group.  I am hoping it raises lots of money for the rescue.  There is a Boxer face quilted in one of the corner squares and paw prints in the others.

That just about catches me up for now.  I plan to post at least one update a month to try to ease myself back into blogging after having been gone so long.  

I also plan to get back to visiting your blogs...I miss you guys!  I do visit when I have a spare moment or two but haven't been very good at leaving comments. Shame on me.

I'll be back soon to show you my latest stitching.  I haven't been able to stitch as much because of my elbow but I did start something new.  :o)  Just when I think it has healed it flares up again and I have to stop using it until the pain subsides.   

I hope you all had a great start to 2015!  Thank you for continuing to visit even thought I have been absent for a while.  I really appreciate your comments and encouragement.