"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Some Stitching Goodies & Blessings

My exciting news for this weekend is that I received a package of stitching goodies from the Rhode Island Stitchers' Giveaway.  When they notified me that I had been selected, out of a random drawing, to be the recipient of their stitching giveaway, I couldn't believe the words I was reading on the email.  Since I can't recall the last time, if ever, that I have won anything, I really was speechless!  Isn't this great?

Thank You to the Rhode Island Stitchers!  Check out their blog (listed here)

Other stitching news to report is that I finally picked up LHN "Exodus 20:16" from my framer's, and I love how the frame I selected compliments the piece so nicely.  Now to find a good place to hang it, among my many other stitched pieces....Hmmm
Hopefully, in between having family and friends here tonight and tomorrow afternoon to celebrate Mother's Day with everyone, there will be a little peaceful time left over to take a few stitches on my latest small project, Drawn Thread's "May Calendar Cover".  I just have to stitch some little flowers, which are composed of Smyrna Cross and Boss Stitch, and they are truly fun to do, and such pretty colours too.  So next week I will put it together with a complimentary lining fabric.  They are so much fun to stitch and go fairly quickly.  It is the finishing that takes more time and patience.

To all of you, who are Mothers, soon to be Mothers, or if you are planning something special for your own Mother, I wish all of you a very happy, blessed and lovely Mother's Day!

Love and Blessings to You!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Fabulous Giveaway News!!

While checking out some of my favorite blogs tonight, I clicked on "Cranberry Samplings" by Deborah.  Her stitching is always amazing, but you wouldn't believe the incredible BBD designs piece that she is stitching for a very special giveaway!   Please go to her blog for a peek, and an opportunity to win her giveaway!

Some Giveaway News ....Please take a peek!

There are two beautiful giveaways going on right now that I would like to share with you.  The first one is a "Romantic Cottage Sachet Giveaway", to be held on May 15, 2011 at "A Gathering Place".  Please go to the website for entry details.

 The second giveaway is called "Country Charm Giveaway" from "A Delightsome Life".  See their button on my left side bar, and please visit their lovely website for details.

Crossing in Stitches With You!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blooms and Stitching!

Thank you to so many of my dear followers, who left me such sweet blessings and words of appreciation of my Easter banner.  Your comments mean so much to me!

Just have to show you Miss Ella's Easter dress, albeit a week later, but isn't it really cute?  She wore a pink long sleeved "onesy" underneath it with white tights, and a raspberry sweater.  I don't have a picture of her wearing it, because she was too tired for pictures and had to be put in her jammies for bed.....

Isn't this such a sweet little collar, complete with it's beautiful pink cross-stitched roses?  I just fell in love with it when I saw it in the store, and knew that it would be perfect for her.

Daughter Carra and Miss Ella in her jammies, wearing a pink plush "bunny earred" hood (too adorable for words), ready to go home after the family dinner.

Last week was a bit of a blur, but I did manage to get some time to myself for some relaxing stitching on a few projects.  At long last, I completed my stitching piece, "Deepest Love", as a banner, and I am happy with the way it has turned out.  When I was looking for some buttons in my button box, I found three little gold filigreed hearts, which I thought were just perfect to sew below the tabs.  What do you think?

Over the weekend, I started working on my "May" Drawn Thread Calendar Cover, and it is really fun to stitch.  I love the different stitches that are used in so many of the Drawn Thread pieces.  It is always a nice challenge to have pieces with some more interesting stitches to do.  The more detailed, the more I enjoy it!
Here is a preview of my progress thus far...

This past Saturday, my husband, Bruce and I took a day trip to "Celebrations of Needlework" in Nashua, New Hampshire.  What a royal treat....like a huge candy shoppe for stitchers!  One of my stitching friends, Linda, from Vermont, drove down to spend the day with us.  She and I met at a Stitcher's Hideaway retreat about 6 years ago, and we try to get together at least once a year, either at a stitching event or sometimes we meet in Vermont for a day or two in the summer months.  We shopped, had lunch out of the hotel, came back for some more shopping, and before we knew it, our day had come to an end, and it was time to say "Good-Bye" til next time.....   Great fun though!

Here is some of my stitching stash collected in the vendor's mall.  I was fairly controlled this time, as I have so many unfinished projects calling to me at home.....as we stitching addicts all do, right?  My favorite little treat was the precious little sheep tape measure (see him in the right upper corner?)  He is just too cute!!  

Well, time to get off the computer so that I can get in some stitching time before my dear husband gets home and will be needing some dinner!  My stitching chair and a cup of tea are calling me!

Crossing in Stitches With You Once Again, Dear Friends!

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)