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.

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,...