Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Small finish and a thanks!

My latest finish is this ornament from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine.
A-maze-ing Heart
Designed by Sandra Cox Vanosdall
of The Sweetheart Tree
I participated in an ornament exchange and received this beauty from my partner, Wendy C. Thank you so much Wendy, I will treasure it for a long time.

Quote of the Week

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude."
-- E.P. Powell

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekly Update

My little finish of the week is Give Thanks by The Sisterhood.
I received this cutie from my partner in the LHN Exchange, Mary Jo and I already have it hanging on my little ornament tree. Thanks so much Mary Jo.
As for my latest acquisition a picture is worth a thousand words.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quote of the Week

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
-- Nelson Mandela

Monday, November 9, 2009


I want to take this moment to wish my daughter Sarai a very happy 30th birthday. Little did I know how that little girl who arrived to this world on Friday, November 9, 1979 would affect my life. These lyrics* say it all...

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away
And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

*Heroes by Mariah Carey

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's done, It's done!!

I started this mystery SAL by Periphaeria Designs back in April of 2008. Every other month a piece was released and I tried to wait patiently for each new installment. So thrilled to finally have this done and I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Now to select some really special fabric to have it finished into a pillow.
With a new finish behind I went back to working on Colonial Women by LHN. It's a little slow going since I am working this piece over one on 28 count evenweave but so far I'm loving the results.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quote of the Week

"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't."
- Jack Dempsey

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1000 Posts

My friend Kim has reached a milestone by posting 1000 posts to her blog. She has an awesome giveaway in honor of the occasion so stop by her blog and check it out.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finished Ornaments

Over the weekend I picked up these ornaments from my finisher. I'm always surprised and thrilled by her choices in finishing and I love every one of them.
Lord is my Shepherd
by Diane Willilams
Joy of the Journey (Leisure Arts)
Abecedaire by Clarelis
Joyful Blessings
by Blueribbon Designs
Quaker Snowman
by Midnight Stitching
Joy Snowman
by SamSarah Designs
Old Glory
Exchange from Jill
Fair & Square Exchange