Saturday, August 30, 2014

A bit of Christmas Cheer :)

Last year in November, one of my customers asked me about
making cup cozies with removable scarf pins.
What a great idea!
So these little guys are back in my shop today :)
The gingerbread man and the snowman
are designed and hand stitched by me. 

These next 4 feature hand drawn pen & ink original artwork
by the artist Michelle Palmer.
(you can find her work at
I only have 1 of each of these.
Aren't they amazing?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I don't usually have more than one cross stitch project 
at at one time.
But right now I have been working on 3.
Crazy times, right?
I finished this adorable little thimble purse necklace
by Brenda Gervais.
I added some extra red floss,
 my initials and the year 2014. 
I am on the hunt for a nice long chain so that I can wear it.

I am working on this stitch along from
I am finished with the first 2 segments.
It is supposed to be finished by Dec. 15th.

And last but not least,
I am stitching "Witchy Washy" by Raise the Roof.
Isn't it really fun? 
Do you finish one project before you start another one?

Monday, August 25, 2014

It can't be the end of August already???

My daughter took some pics of the kids
the other morning so 
I wanted to share little Miss Daisy May
enjoying her new play mat :)
She is also playing with the patchwork tabby blankie
and the kitty rattle I made for her older sister Evie.

It's amazing to see how big Evie has grown 
when they are lying side by side.
And here they are, all 3, playing together.
David, Evie and Daisy :)
So much love there.

I also wanted to share a few pics of our new
"Stitched Together" ministry at church.
We are making dresses for the charity
We had such a great time!
This is my Mom holding 4 of the dresses she was working on. 
And this is my beautiful daughter with the dress she finished :)
(David, Evie and Daisy are her kidlets) 
Here is a photo of all the dresses that were completed by the 
10 women who attended the event.
Not bad for 3 hours of sewing.
It just makes my heart happy to imagine the smiling faces
of all the little girls who will be receiving these dresses
stitched for them with love :) 
The ladies that attended the event were so enthusiastic about it
that we have decided to make this a quarterly event :)
How cool is that?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Play Time

Sometimes you spend so much time working
that you just need to step away and play :)
I decided to play hookie from "work" yesterday
and spent the afternoon making this fun little play mat 
for my sweet little Daisy May. 
The fabric is "Surrounded by Love" by Deb Strain.
I used a charm pack and a pattern called "Roundabout" 
from the book - Another Bite of Schnibbles".
I changed the outer edge a bit to use up my remaining scraps.
I used nice thick batting to change it from a table top quilt
to a thick and squishy baby play mat.

I also wanted to share with you the super cute
Chicken Matryoshkas that my son and daughter-in-law
brought me from Sequoia.
I was babysitting their 4 Minions for a few days
while they spent some much needed time away.
How cute are these? 
Apparently there is a Nesting doll shop that was just across 
the street from where they were staying.
Lucky me :) 
I guess I'd better get back to sewing.....