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

Saturday, June 15, 2013


This morning, I discovered that Kim is having a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her followers.  Look at the gorgeous handpainted Limoges, petite hinged box that she is so generously offering along with a beautiful scissor fob too!
This porcelain hinged box is 3 inches long by 1 inch wide.  Kim will also hand paint the winner's initials in 24 karat gold on the inside of the box to make it extra special!  

Just look at this beautiful scissor fob that Kim has also announced that she will be giving away with the sweet little porcelain box.  Kim is incredibly kind and generous to offer two such special gifts to her winner.

Welcome to our Stitchy-Bloggy world, Kim.  Wishing you love and happiness in stitching and sharing with us your wonderful needlework treasures and bits and pieces about you.


Friday, June 14, 2013

If anyone has wondered where I have strayed these past many weeks, it has been a journey on many paths, some leading to joyful things and some with some more difficult pathways to traverse.  

Among many of the happy journeys was a wonderful trip to meet our little granddaughter, Kyleigh, who celebrated her FIRST birthday many thousands of miles away, but we were blessed to be there with her and our son and daughter-in law for the celebration!
It was such a joy to spend time with little Kyleigh, who is such a precious child, and is already toddling around the house, happily playing, and loving all of the attention of her two Grandmothers and Grandfathers and all of the realtives who came for her birthday party.

Earlier in the month, I hosted a wonderful class for our Stitching Group with Teresa Lyman, who designs the most unique and beautiful miniature knotted designs.  It was an absolutely fabulous day and Teresa is such a very special and gifted designer.  We loved having her with us, and are already looking forward to having her come back to teach another class for us.
"The Girls" & Teresa Layman (wearing periwinkle blue shirt)

This is teaching design, Teresa's "Spring Flowers" Scissor Fob Teaching Piece.  It has has another lovely flowered design for the back.  Isn't it beautiful?

My progress so far.  Hope that mine turns out as beautifully as Teresa's!  

And just before we left on our trip, we splurged and bought the most magnificent stitching frames in all the world, called the Millenium Frame, made in England.  

I am a stickler for having my linen tight and smooth when I do my needlework, and I couldn't find any frame that would make my work the way I like it.  Then I saw one of my blog friends, Nicola, demonstrating the Millenium frame on her blog, and decided that I must purchase this frame for myself.

My husband and I purchased both the Necessaire Floor Stand and the Aristo Stand (shown above), and we purchased several sizes of scroll rods so that we could interchange them for different sizes of projects.  I absolutely love my new frames!

Progress on "Spring Morning Sampler" by Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor.

Well, dear friends, I promise to be a better stitchy-bloggy friend and try to catch up with my reading about what all of you have been stitching and doing, in the weeks ahead.  

I have been having some very painful problems with my left hip and leg, down to the ankle since our trip.  Hence, lots of doctor's visits, medications, and some other treatments in the coming weeks. It has made it much more difficult to sit and stitch for very long, but I keep persevering, as it one of my favorite pasttimes and I just can't stop stitching!!

But, I know the One who hold us during difficult times, and am always thankful in all circumstances...  

Blessings Filled With Hugs!

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)