Sunday, January 31, 2010


I am fortunate to receive a PIF from Andrea. If you have never gone to her blog, GO NOW! She does the most incredible finishes. As you will see in the following pictures. It is a mattress/cushion finish. The stitching is just beautiful. Take a look.

This is how it was wrapped and, yes, she made the card too!

Here it is. It is ABC Maison Bleue by

Andrea stitched it on 32 ct. cream sienna. Isn't just gorgeous?!

Now onto business. Part of the PIF deal is now I have to offer a PIF also. So, the first three to leave a comment will receive a stitched piece by me sometime during the year. So, who wants something by me? Hopefully someone will :-P

Monday, January 18, 2010

LHN's Pear Tree

Finished Pear Tree today. I like these little ornaments. They stitch up nice and quick. I used all the called for materials except the beads. I just used some from my stash.

Now I am going to stitch on the giveaway.

Happy stitching!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Dance Time

I finished page 4 of Contemplating the System. After working on the other 2 HAEDs with all that black, the bright colors were a nice change of pace.

I have a few little things to work on, such as LHN's second ornament, so I'll work on page 5 in a couple weeks then at the beginning of February switch to The Astronomer.

Thanks for looking and Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

There's Going to Be ...

a drawing for my blogoversary. Leave a comment on this post and in 32 days I will have the drawing. The winner will receive a stitched gift and a little extra surprise. Not telling what that will be as then it wouldn't be a surprise.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Time!

Happy Birthday to Me! I am 52 years young today. At work today they surprised me with lunch, cake, and flowers. Then my manager surprised me with a $200 bonus check. Also, my MIL sent me a check for $150 and my mom sent me another $50. You know what all that means don't you? Stash enhancement!!!!! My middle sister is taking me out to lunch Saturday and then we are going shopping. WooHoo!

I also ordered a new pattern as part of the HAED Birthday Club. I chose a new one that just came out today. It's called The Summons and you can see it here. I think it's just adorable.

Now on to the stitching. I pulled out Contemplating the System as my HAED rotation piece this month. Here is where I started on this past Sunday.

Here is where I was yesterday. I got a lot done, but I was home sick for two days, so I think that is why I got so much stitching done.

With any luck I should have this page done this weekend. They are calling for snow to start tonight so I guess I'll be forced to stay in and stitch. Such is the burden we must bear in the winter months. He He.

Happy stitching everyone.