Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finally finished!

This is my grandma's Christmas present, I just finished it tonight. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out! It's Cedar Hill Cross Stitch's "Rose Border Bookmark."

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A card for a friend at church

The design and card are from a UK Cross Stitching magazine, Cross Stitcher I think. The UK mags are sooooo much better than the US ones! Unfortunately I can't afford the subscriptions!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


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Book review!!

Thought I'd throw something new into my blog.. lately I have been really hooked on Beverly Lewis's books- the ones that are about Amish communities? I was seeing them at Walmart all the time so I finally picked up one at the library sale and I was hooked. I just got finished reading a series of two -The Postcard and The Crossroad. They were great!! They center around an Amish woman named Rachel who loses her sight via hysterical blindness toward the beginning of the book, a postcard, and "Englischer" that comes to stay at her family's B&B, etc. I don't want to give anything away but they are really so good! Just make sure if you read any of the books in the different mini-series that you start at the beginning. I am going to take a break from them for a little while but I plan on reading all of them eventually. She really knows what she is writing about because she has Amish/Mennonite heritage in her background. It's really interesting reading about how Amish communities work! Ok that's enough on that for now, but I really do recommend reading them.

Monday, December 24, 2007

A gift

for my "brother from another mother(and father.")LOL I finished this as a birthday gift for him, I think it's safe to post it now.. not sure if he's gotten it yet or not..

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Candy Cane Seeds!

My latest accomplishment. Rob tied the bows, didn't he do a good job? hee hee. These are gifts for Hanna's teacher and teacher's asst. I have finished something else too but can't post yet cause it's a gift for someone and I haven't given it yet. ;-) I really like these jars, I may make one more for my desk at work..but probably after Christmas.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Quilt racks my dad made

The quilts were made for my kids by the lovely ladies in the Yahoo group Chatty Stitching Exchangers!

What' I've been up to-

Stitching, stitching, stitching! From the top: An ornament or card by Tokens & Trifles, my San Man stitchalong(which I am putting aside for the moment), another ornament/card by Homespun Elegance- this one will have the bird holding a star from his beak, Mom is mailng me the button- and David's stocking..

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Oh I am such a slacker...

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging more or posting pics, I am still plugging away at David's stocking, and the San Man stichalong, which I may put on hold to stitch some cards/ornaments. I will post a pic soon I promise!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween freebie by San Man Originals

It feels good to finish something! lol I finished this one today on my lunchbreak. I doubt I'll have it framed in time for Halloween though.. ;-)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Progress pics as of 10-13-07

David's stocking on the bottom, and my San Man monthly stitch-along on the top. I am still on the September stitchalong, I need to get crackin! I have only been working on it on my lunch break for the most part. I have put "Loving Swirly Snow" on hold to work on a fall project, a San Man Halloween design. I will post a pic of that soon. :-)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Very disappointed..

This is my Christ in Gethsemane framed. I'm NOT disappointed about this. My dad made the frame and my mom framed it for me. I took this to the county fair for the needlework competition and did not win ANYTHING for this. I mean, the eyes and the hands are 3 floss threads over one fabric thread! The two other pieces I submitted were unframed and therefore in a different category- they got 2nd and 3rd place ribbons and were much simpler, and THIS got NOTHING?? I know it's just a county fair, and it's not the reason I did the piece to start with, but I thought surely it would get something. The ones who got blue ribbons were professionally framed and I'm pretty sure that's why. But you know what? I am not spending $70 or more to get this framed at Michael's when my dad makes beautiful frames. Anyway, I just had to vent.. thanks for listening.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

September Stitchalong..

My progress on the September Stitchalong for the San Man MB, moving slowly but it's my lunchtime project.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Making progress!!

Been working hard on this one lately.. still slow going but I've gotten quite a bit done since last time I posted. :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Moose Be Christmas!

a message board exclusive by San Man Originals.. finished him today at lunch!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tagged! Middle Name

The rules:
1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name.
3. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
My middle name is Michele.
M-Music. I love it! I love to sing, I love all kinds of music.
I-Interesting.. at least I hope I am! lol
C-Cross-stitch!! Need I say more? If I need to you don't know me very well. hee hee
H-Housework. What I feel like I am always doing but I don't think I probably really do enough of. ;-)
E-Eating.. especially sushi!
L-Love I have for my family and all my friends!
E-England- my favorite place to visit.
I'm tagging:goodness.. I don't know many bloggers.. um.. M-??I-?? C-?? H-?? E- Elisabeth L-Lizzy E-Eileen (Leeny)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Going away for the holiday...

We will be driving to MD to see my brother-in-law and family this weekend. Hope I will have a lot of stitching progress to show when I get back! We'll be back sometime on Labor Day!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

My progress this week..

The second picture is "Moose be Christmas" by San Man Originals, the 1st is my progress on David's stocking. Progress is slowing down on the stocking because I'm working on the top there and it's "stitch a few stitches, change colors" , etc. I'll be glad when I'm done with that part!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

German Shepherd

I finished this a few weeks ago, couldn't post cause it was a surprise for a friend of mine, and I don't know if he ever looks at my blog. lol I was semi-happy with this, the features of the dog aren't really defined, but I didn't want to wing it with my own backstitching. It was a free pattern I got off a website and there wasn't a picture of the finished piece.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Finished something!

Hurrah! This is an exclusive pattern by San Man Originals for a monthly Stitch-along.. I finished it tonight! It was my "lunch hour" project but I wanted to finish it so I've been working on it the past two nights.. now I know I am going to give it to someone but can't decide who(m?)- I have a couple of people in mind.. as there are not many that I "pine" for.. hee hee..

Monday, August 06, 2007

Another project I'm working on

For the San Man message board 12 days of Christmas SAL.. the pictures not that good but will post a better one soon. Haven't decided who I'm going to give this one to yet..

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Progress from vacation on..

Haven't posted in a while.. this is the progress I've made since last time I posted. Will post some of the other things I'm working on soon. :-)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Stitching into the night..

Here is the progress I made on the stocking on vacation, and the little bit I got done tonight!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Back from vacation!

It was great and I got some stitching done too! finished my Pine Mtn. pillow kit and made some progress on David's stocking. Also started a couple of new small projects. I will post pics soon!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

another finish

This is another one I finished not too long ago, from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine. If I remember tomorrow I will scan and post my WIPs!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hi all!

I hope some of you are still checking this, am going to start posting cross stitch finishes and WIPs on here.. I miss all my stitching friends! To start off let me show you one of my recent finishes, for my grandma, for her birthday. (She doesn't have a computer so I'm safe to post it. LOL) It's a Daydreams kit.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

I know, not much stitching lately but I have been on a roll reading books!  I was recently given the opportunity to read this awesome novel,...