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


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.....