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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

For the past few weeks, I have been trying ever so much, to find more time to stitch and blog, but never seem to feel like I am accomplishing what my mind sets out to do!  Does that sound like a familiar feeling?

Last week our Wednesday LNS Stitching Group decided that we would have a special fun 'Stitch-In' day, on a different day, so that we could stitch to our heart's content, from morning til when the shop closed!  Imagine.....just stitching and eating yummy treats all day long!  What sheer joy!  We hope to re-create our special all day long 'Stitch-In' again in a few months.

I worked on 'Pure and Pleasant', a Primitive Betty's design. It seems like my fingers don't stitch as fast as I would like sometimes:)  My mind is swirling with ideas of how I would like to finish it as a pincushion.  Will show finishing later.....
I am sure that you have probably seen this cute Country Cottage 'March Cottage' design. Here is my stitching start.  I love doing monthly or seasonal designs and changing them around in the house for a new and cheerier look.

On Saturday, we had a Baby Shower for our son and daughter-in-law, who are expecting our second granddaughter, in late May, but are moving next week to Texas. On Friday night, Miss Ella was helping us wrap up the baby gifts..... trying outfits on her dollies.

Even Ernie had to try on Ella's favorite baby outfit too!

Of course, Miss Ella insisted on modeling the outfit on herself too!

Our daughter-in-law loves little green turtles, and didn't want anything  frilly pink, so we came up with a cute "Baby Turtle" theme.      
              Notice the Daddy, Baby and Mommy Turtles....too cute!

For now, dear friends, time is fleeting, and I must get on to doing some other things today, but wanted so much to let you know that I am thinking about you always.  It is a blessing that our lives connect one to another, through the threads that join us, creating a tapestry that wraps us all together, doing what we love so much........

'Crossing in Stitches and Friendship'!


  1. What sweet pictures! I love Ernie all dressed up. :) Your stitching is looking great. I look forward to seeing both of them finished!

  2. A super cake. Ella is beautiful, she'll be a wonderful older sister to her new sibling.
    Lovely stitching, I could do with a whole days stitching with friends, we have a meet up planned for April.

  3. What a lovely baby shower. I love the turtle cake. And your granddaughter checking out everything - how very precious she is.
    Congratulations on the upcoming new grandchild.

  4. very sweet finish and cute new start..your stitching is always so sweet..
    beautiful pictures of baby shower and cake is looking so sweettttttttttt
    big hugs ..
    have a lovely day xx

  5. Oh Pure and Pleasant is so pretty! Must put it on my Stitcher Sooner Rather Than Later List! What a fun baby shower - Big Sister looks as though she is going to be lots of help to Mama.

  6. Pure and Pleasant is a lovely design. I like the understated colours.
    Lovely pictures of your grand daughter :)our young grandsons are a great joy to us.
    The turtle cake looks delicious.

  7. Love the colors in Pure and Pleasant! Those cottages are such a cute series too!
    Love the baby clothes, and Miss Ella is such a sweet helper!

  8. Love your stitching! Congratulations on the future grandchild too! So sad that they'll be moving to Texas. Your Miss Ella is precious!

  9. Oh do I feel your time crunch pain. I had every intention of sending you a nice chatty email over the weekend. Oh well. Your Stitch In sounds wonderful and your stitching looks great. I"m glad you got to have a baby shower before the move to Texas. You'll just have to plan lots of visits there. Have a great rest of the week.

  10. The cake was fabulous! What a great idea. Love Pure and Pleasant. Ella was darling as ever.

  11. Isn't it so much fun to get together with other stitches just to stitch? I love it. And Miss Ella is so cute!

  12. Great stitching projects. Love the Pure and Pleasant piece very much. I'm also a fan of seasonal designs and these cottages are a wonderful series.

  13. Beautiful stitching again love the Pure and Pleasant.
    How lovely a full day to stitch.

    Pretty cottage I may have to start one soon.

  14. Love the colours in Pure and Pleasant. What a nice design. The baby shower looks like it was a wonderful time. Miss Ella is such a sweetheart!

  15. Lovely sentiments Kathy. I love the turtle cake. How sweet and clever.

  16. Beautiful stitching. What a great day to stitch, gab, and feast.

  17. Lovely post, Kathy and so true. Love your granddaughter and the turtle cake. Good luck to your son and daughter-in-law and the new baby (and Miss Ella, too).

    Wish that I could have been at your LNS with you, stitching.

    hugs, Kaye xoxox

  18. Your finish is beautiful Kathy as is your new start.

    Sweet photos of Miss Ella:)

  19. Pure and pleasant is definitely going on my list now. I love this one with its little rabbits!
    Sounds like it was a lovely shower. The pictures of your granddaughter are priceless!
    Cute cake too!


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