Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blankets for Christmas

This year I decided to make some no sew blankets for my niece and nephew.

So here is my nephew's... he loves Toy Story(buzz) but mom thinks it is time to move on to something more his age....Here is my niece's... she gets the princesses' and lavender on the back.
I hope they like them....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

My family would also like to wish you a Merry Christmas as well..... so here you go!
(click on picture to make larger)Oh great the cat needed to wish you a Merry Christmas too....

That is when he is not nibbling on the artificial tree.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I decided...

I decided to pick up one of my UFO's and put some stitches in it.

This one is Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell.

Here is a pic of before I picked it up to work on it.

Here it is as it stands now.... almost have one full page done.

Don't worry.... I will get back to Jesus Wept soon.

Some more finishes...

I was still in my finishing mood yesterday and I decided to finish these.



The pics show the front and the back of each ornament.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I was a finishing fool!!!

I have been having difficulty getting motivation to finish some items.
Yesterday, I found that motivation and was up until 10:30PM finishing.
I just did not want to go to bed without having them finished.

I finished an apron for my sister. (was supposed to be finished for Thanksgiving but ran out of thread)

I made 4 bandana's for my youngest daughter for Christmas. (can you believe it the 13 year old only wanted bandana's)

I also finished my sister's frogs that I cross stitched into the tote bag she wanted. (click on the link to see the frogs up close.) Here is the tote bag.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cross-Stitchers-club is awesome!

I just found a site that has really easy to download embroidery patterns for free. It's

http://cross-stitchers-club.com/?code_avantage=havivf.

Plus, if you click on this link, you'll automatically receive a gift when you subscribe. I use this site all the time; there are hundreds of all different types of patterns, and there are new patterns added everyday. It's really worth a look.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Special wish for all my friends...

Wishing you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Thankful to God for all that has happened in my life.

The good and the bad I know during it all He was right there next to me....

He has never let me go and I do my best to hold on to Him tight!

Hope everyone will think about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.... may it be good or bad .... it all works out the way He intends it to!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Reminder!!!!

This is a reminder that the collection of funds to help hubby's friend get her dream dress for her wedding ends this Friday.
If you can help with even 5.00 that would be wonderful!

Here is the link to the dress' picture and the donation button.

Please help if you can!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

A finish that is partly mine.... (updated to a full finish)

I inherited a few pieces through freecycle some were started, some were unstarted and some were so close to being finished.

This is one of those close to being finished pieces....

Not sure what I am going to do with it.... give it away or finish it into something and give it back to the person that started it.... hmmmmm decisions decisions....

Anyway, here it is and I dedicated it to my readers as I become better friends with each of you!


UPDATE!!!!!!
Here is the piece fully finished. I have decided to send it back to the wonderful and kind heart who started this and blessed me with stitching supplies.

The material in the background is the material that I chose for the other side.
I only hope she loves it as much as I do.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

EXCITED TO SHARE THE NEWS!!!!

Ecstatic right now.

My cousin gave birth today to two identical twin girls.

She was able to carry them up until the 8th day from her due date with no bed rest.

FAWN YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

Cannot wait to see pics!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wow take a look....

A dear friend of mine that I met online (who just happens to live down the road) sent me an email today letting me know she finished her Calipso by Passione Ricamo.

I want to share her beautiful work with you all..... click here.

You did a wonderful job on her Tracy!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Can you help??? (UPDATED)

One of my husband's friends is getting married soon. Due to the bad economy she is unable to buy her wedding dress. We would like to collect donations so that she can get the dress shown below. She only needs $150 for the dress. UPDATE: THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT HAVE CHOSEN TO DONATE.... SHE NOW NEEDS $120.00!

Please help make her fairytale day become a reality by donating whatever you can afford.

Thank you.







Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Interesting and inspiring

A quick note.... Please do not think I am preaching... I found this interesting and wanted to share.



THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.

The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder.The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breath.

Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds. From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side.

But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.

But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture.

He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.The human adult body contains about 3.5 litres (just less than a gallon) of blood.

Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into his members; a crown of thorns on his head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into his chest.

All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying his own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where his hands were nailed)

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God. So that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this situation. JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU! For you, who now read this e-mail. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).

He died for you! It is easy to pass jokes or foolish photos by e-mail, but when it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to forward to others because you are worried of what they may think about you.


Accept the reality, the truth that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD.

God has plans for you, show all your friends what He experienced to save you. Now think about this! May God bless your life!

60 seconds with God...


All you have to do is:

Simply pray for the person who posted this message: Lord, you know the life of _________. I ask You to bless him/her in all things and make him/her prosperous. Take care of his/her family, his/her health, his/her work and all his/her future plans. Lead him/her not into temptation, but deliver him/her from evil. In Jesus' name, amen.

Take a moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, for doing what pleases Him.

If you are not ashamed to do this, please, follow Jesus' instructions. He said (Matthew 10:32 & 33): "Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whosoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven".

Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my Savior. He keeps me alive day and night.

Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13.

This is the simple proof. If you love God and you believe and trust in salvation through Christ Jesus, send this to all those you love.

I love you all!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Homecoming dance

My daughter went on her first date to the homecoming dance.

She had a great time!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walking around the neighborhood.....

Yesterday, I was walking around the neighborhood on my way to take a picture of my daughters' birthday present....

What should I see ..... a cactus that seems to look like it has a face!

Not just any face but the face of the tree's in Lord of the Rings!!!! (Click to enlarge)

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Very Big Wish!!!!

This very big wish is going out to my oldest daughter......

HAPPY SWEET 16! I LOVE YOU BABY!!!

I wanted to share with you... a very special gift.

This gift I thought would be a great gift for my daughter on her 16th birthday.

I told her that her gift was a surprise and she had to go to school and find it. She was floored that I left her gift at school and was scared someone would take it. I had to reassure her no one would take it from her.

After it was arranged I was scared that she would hate it and be mad.

To my pleasant surprise she LOVED it!

When she called me to tell me she found it and loved it....

I just had to tell her that should her name never be in lights when she becomes an adult.... remember it has already been in lights and was placed there with love.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Guest book of Angel Kisses

I am taking a wonderful idea that a friend had and making a run with it. (thanks Tracy... hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea.)

I would like to extend a welcome to all visitors to this blog.
I enjoy knowing that my needlework is inspiring enough for you to visit me.

I invite you to leave a comment (ANGEL KISSES) on this post to introduce yourself and let me know why you enjoy my blog or how it inspires you.

It is really interesting to me to see where everyone is from and what they are working on as well... So don't be surprised if I leave you a comment (ANGEL KISS) on your blog as well....

May you receive many Angel kisses from all!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Been working hard on my blog

Trying to find a way to make my blog look better and be easier to use.

I have added a guest book and a new follower slide show both are on the left side.
Hope you all will tell me how you like the improvements to the site.

Well better go make dinner and clean up.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Found something new...

I found something new so I am giving it a try.
Not sure how I will like it but we will see.

It is the news feed and the visitor feed from blogfrog .

If there is any promotional sites that show up on my news feed that you do not like please mouse over it and ask for it to be blocked.... I do not want my site to become offensive to my readers... so far you know the type of posts I make and anything that does not fit within those perameters those are what I do not want shown.

Please click on the visitor feed button that says "want to show up here" I would love to have you show up there everytime you visit!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This is cool.....

j.k.livin - the j is for just, the k is for keep

http://jklivinfoundation.org/

With a devotion to practicing what we preach, the foundation strives to be more than a brand; it’s a frame of mind. Learn more!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Jesus Wept update

I have been working on this a little every day. It is really coming along.
Page one is getting so close to being finished.... I am getting excited now....

What do you think?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Finally a long awaited update.....

I wanted to show you a quick pic of my WIP Jesus Wept.... mind you this is from May 09...
The reason for posting this pic is to remind you where I stopped at....

I have been having serious motivation issues due to loss of work and having a hard time finding another job....

I finally got the urge and motivation to pick this up yesterday and have worked on it two days in a row.... Please let me continue to want to stitch on this..... It is looking awesome.... almost done with page 1.

Anyway, here is the long awaited update!!!!
Well I hope you enjoy seeing the update....

Remember if you would like to stitch this for yourself or someone else...
you must email me ( golden-angel@cox.net ) letting me know of your interest so I can forward the email to the artist.
We are hoping that the artist will take my pattern and put it on the market for everyone to stitch and enjoy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Eat at Chili's and support a great cause....

Dawn just created a pepper at CreateAPepper.com
Create your own pepper with Chili's Grill & Bar® and help raise awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Chili's will donate 100% of all profits on September 28 to the hospital.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Buddy Walk Fundraiser!!

PLEASE HELP MY DEAR FRIEND RAISE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR'S BUDDY WALK!!!!

Please give a little to the Levario family fund, their goal this year is $500, all the donations go to SANDS and they in turn support ...The Down Syndrome Connection and Crecer de Amor, local support groups.

Thank you to anyone willing to help the Levario family reach this goal!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A great site...


My Dear friend CINDYMAE has a wonderful cross stitch site that you should see.
She has some wonderful pattern designs and also offers some freebies.

Please come take a look.....

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Changed my profile picture.....

I changed my profile picture due to a dear friend CAROLYN. Who told me if i ran into you on the street i would never know who you are then and miss the opportunity of talking to you because you are such an awesome person.

Thanks Carolyn!!! I love you too. LOL

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Delivered my RAK To....

I delivered my RAK to Tracy so now I can show all of you what it is.
I am so happy that she loved it.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A Hardanger Happy Dance.....

I finally finished my hardanger Christmas tree.

My oldest daughter told me I was not allowed to make it all red because Christmas trees are green.

I did realize while I was doing the stars that I put in 2 kloster blocks that were not supposed to be there. So I did take them out so I could put the correct stitch in.

I think it turned out great.... although, did not really get the hang of the doves eyes until I was 5 rows from the bottom.

I did refuse to take the wrong ones out just because this was a learning piece and others need to see that everyone makes mistakes.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Baby Beanies Webpage


Introducing the opening of Baby Beanies!

Please take a few minutes to take a look and let me know what you think.

Please pass this web page along to anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you in advance to everyone that takes a look and passes this information on to others!

Got a tiny finish..

Well Monday, I had to go through jury selection. Yippee!
I dreaded going only because I did not want to be bored off my rocker. I did a happy dance when they not only did not take my small scissors but they also let me keep my needle. So I was able to start and finish this little piece. This is finish #15 for 2009.

Now I have to wait to see if I have to go back for jury duty as I await them reviewing a questionnaire packet that I was required to fill out. It makes it difficult to find a job when I cannot give a definite day to start. I hope I hear soon whether or not I have to go back. I also hope and pray I can find work soon. Even though, I enjoy having quiet time without anyone home, actually get the house clean and makes it easier to look online for work.

I am getting so bored no having work.
Come on people, I love filing!!!
Just try me out for a week or a month!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A celebration!!!!! With lots of laughs!

This weekend we celebrated my younger sister's 28th birthday.

Hubby just had to make her cake.... which anyone that knows him knows that means an unusual cake guaranteed to make you smile and laugh.

Here is a picture of the cake.Here is a picture of the inside of the cake.
Here is a picture of a very happy face after enjoying the soil, pudding mud and worms.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

THANK YOU SONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a quick thank you being sent out to Sonda.

She RAK'd me with her Just Nan - When Barnabee Met Bella biscornu pattern after she was finished with it. (picture is the one Sonda stitched... I have not started mine as I just got this today)

I have been drooling over this pattern for awhile. I cannot wait to stitch it up.

Thanks again Sonda.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can you help?

Anna W. has contacted me and really made me chuckle with this comment she made...

"My blog wants to be like yours when it grows up."

Thank you for the comment as well as the chuckle, Anna.

I would like to help her figure out what one of her pieces is called and who the designer is.

She did a wonderful job stitching this one up....

Here is the picture:

Monday, August 17, 2009

New hardanger

Doing a Hardanger christmas tree.... here is how far I have gotten. Thanks Rene!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My first pinkeep!!!!!!!!!

I finally got the urge to try a pinkeep.

I decided that I would do the hope piece and finally get it finished so I can send it on to it's new home.

So now when I get the money I will send it to a woman that is a very big inspiration to me.

I Love You, Kris my angel sis!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A gutsy stitcher

I call myself gutsy for the following reason.....

I was dying to try some more hardanger.... so I went through my magazines to see if I could find any more hardanger patterns.

This one contains stitches I had never done before ... like woven bars and doves eyes.

Then I looked at the threads I had but noticed nothing talked to me.... so I remembered I had some crochet thread....

Yep, you guessed it.... I did hardanger with crochet thread.... I cannot help it... I wanted to see if it was possible.

Well what do you think????

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finish!!!

This is a Lizzie Kate finish.... This is #14 for 2009... may there be many more.

I thought this was cute and since I got it in a grab bag I just had to stitch it.


Just need to figure out how I want to finish it off.... been in a finishing mood just been too busy to do any since I am still trying desperately to find a job.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Yahoo!!!!!!! Hardanger is finished!!!!!!!

I finished my hardanger piece.... I am so very happy!!!


Hardanger practice heart finished

I was able to finish my hardanger practice heart.

Now it is time to finish my main project that I was learning on.

What do you think???

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Holy moly......

Another installment of Hardanger updates!!!

Rene from ILCS is teaching us how to do hardanger if you did not know that already.

She had us do a practice heart so that we could do the cutting on a piece that did not matter before doing the cutting on the piece that we have been working on for weeks.

Anyway, I did great on the practice heart. (no mistakes or boo boo's)


So I decided to continue on to lesson 4 - the cutting.
Anxious and very confident.... I proceeded to snip snip snip..... (reminder to self..... don't be too anxious or extremely confident)

Unfortunately, not only did I accidentally cut a fabric thread that should not have been cut but I also cut a stitched thread.

So I told myself to just relax and I mended the material thread that should not have been cut and I replace the one stitch of thread that was cut......

I think I did awesome because I cannot see nor do I remember where the boo boo's are.....
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Friday, July 31, 2009

What an inspiration!!

This man is such an inpiration... Nick Vujicic: Life Without Limbs

Part one of 3
Part two of 3
Part three of 3

May this bless you as much as it did me listening to him speak!

Well the frogs have moved in....

These little cuties were stitched for my sister.
They were finish number 13 for 2009.
I will have to figure out how to finish them but the stitching part is done.
Yes, they had fun with me while I was trying to get them finished.....
They are so cute they make me giggle.