Monday, October 26, 2009


Greetings fellow Bloggers! I hope everyone had a great week...and here it is the beginning of another week!
I had a good week. I drove 60 miles (each way) to meet a good friend for lunch on Friday. I took my youngest with me, as she had an inservice day. My friend and I browsed some second hand shops, but I got nothing...nothing at all! It was great company for lunch though.....we have been friends for almost 30 years. We actually shared an apartment together about 26 years ago...and lived to tell about it...and remained friends! She was a bridesmaid at my wedding...and she is about the best friend a girl could have.
Anyway, I have been busy working on blanket #15. This was origionally going to be a baby blanket, but somehow I ended up with an "almost" full size blanket. The lady I am making it for wanted it for her grandson, so I debated on what to do...I realized the error just after I started...she said she will be thrilled to get whatever I I will actually be great for a toddler...her grandson is about a year and a half at the moment, so it should be good for his bed?! The lady picked the colours...yellow background and brown and green yarn. It is actually quite pretty, although not colours I would pick for myself.

On the stitching front...I dug out this design that I started last year. I truly love this design, but felt the need to sit it aside for a few months...I WILL get it done at some point...even if I just work on it a bit here and there. Isn't it cute? I fell in love with it after seeing it last year on
Sara's Blog.

The design is "Creepy Crawly" by Blue Ribbon Designs. Sorry for the awful photo of the design!

Hope everyone has a great day!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NUMBER 14 finished!

So, I finished blanket number 14! This is a "new to me" pattern, and will go my daughter's friend that had a baby girl a couple of months ago. At my daughter's request, I made a full size blanket, rather than the baby we think the mom will enjoy cuddling with her daughter in this!
I have already started number 15! It is a baby size blanket for our mechanic's sister's grandson. This will be the first one that I have actually charged anyone for. I am only asking for reimbursement for the yarn and fabric, and she was extremely happy with that. I hate quoting a price, but I do need to start getting reimbursed for at least the cost of everything.
On the cross-stitch side, I have purchased a floor model Ott-Lite...and I am really liking it! I can see again! LOL I have been stitching a bit, but no real progress to show.

Anyway fello bloggers, you have yourself a great day!!

Take care


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stash for Sale?

If anyone reading my Blog has stash for sale, post a link or leave your email in the comment section...I'm always on the lookout at acquiring new stash! LOL

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SO, I got my needles out and came up with this....

My DH gave me a camera for our anniversary. I have a really, really great camera, and one of my hobbies is picture taking, however this camera is too big to carry around, so he bought me one I can take in my purse at all times...if I want! The other night I was organizing my purse and decided that I needed some protection for my little camera, so I got out some yarn that I had and came up with this little drawstring camera case! It fits perfectly into my purse and my camera won't get scratched!

Today I am off to get youngest from a Birthday party sleepover in a bit, and then I think we will browse a couple of second hand's a rainy and windy day, so great time to do it!

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Well....I'll explain as best I go to your local fabric store (in some cases Wal-mart) and ask them for Monk's Cloth. (For us stitchers...this is a 7 count fabric).....and you get two yards/metres (depending on what country you live in and whether or not they use the metric system)...then you take it home....stitch (by machine) on either end...leaving about an inch or two on each that you can fringe it.....then you put it in the machine and wash it!! When it comes out you have a fringe on either end....throw it in the dryer...and pretty soon you are ready to begin!

Next you find the middle of your fabric......and after you decided on the pattern you start weaving your yarn through...row by row....I always use Red Heart yarn, varigated or plain, depending on the look I want.....and basically in a nutshell...that's it.

Here are a couple of the many I have made....and when I am ready to start a new one, I'll go step by step with photos!

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I look at all the beautiful Blogs that I follow on a pretty much daily basis, the beautiful stitching, the great photos...and then there is my Blog....poor, poor Blog! I need to pay much more attention to MY Blog!!

Things have been busy here. I have been busy stitching, and also Swedish Weaving. I finished up my 13th Blanket

which I made at the request of MIL to give to her sister for Christmas. I started #14, which is well will be a surprise gift to my oldest daughter's friend.

I ordered a bit of stash from Amy at Down Sunshine Lane...can't wait to get a start on those!!

I finished up two little ornaments from the Just Cross-stitch Halloween Issues. My goal is to someday have my ornament tree up and running on a year round basis, with ornaments for each season/Holiday.

DH and I celebrated our 22nd Wedding Anniversary on Saturday. We managed to get away, just the two of us, we had a late lunch, drove to look at some wonderful scenery, visited an antique store and also a was a fabulous day!

This white vase I picked up at a local second hand shop for $2.00. My mom used to have one like it. Anyway, on Saturday while at the antique shop, I found the flower frog insert that fit it!! I was thrilled to say the least!!

At the same second hand shop I picked up a couple of Vera Bradley's. This is one. This particular store imports all their merchandise from the US and a lot of it was display Vera Bradley's are in new condition, just ones that may have been older store models or something. I have a few bags now...I really like switching them around.

Anyway, fellow followers...I hope you are still goal is to be much more enthused with this blog and not everyone elses!!!!

I want visitors!!

Take care...Have a fabulous fall day wherever you are!