Saturday, September 12, 2009

Welcome to Autumn ....

Oh wow .. where has the time gone? I can't believe it's nearly officially Autumn again. When it's happening the time just seems to slowly go by ... but when you look back -- it flew out the window!!! To quote Mary Engelbreit -- "Time flies whether you're having fun or not." Yes, it certainly does. In any case, I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful summer and that you made a lot of awesome memories! Here, we're been trying to come up with a lot of ideas for designs for you to love. While I'm not sure we totally succeeded, I think we may have a few you'll like. I've heard the Christmas ornament issue is out, and we do have a design in there for you called "Plaid Greetings" ... and yes, it's a wee little Scotty dog (being bad and unraveling his ribbon) -- but that's ok, it ends up spelling out Merry Christmas! I can't wait to get my copy to show you a picture! Of course you've hopefully seen our little owl (below, previous post) -- "Ollie" -- that was in the recent Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue. He might just show up later to say hello again. He was a lot of fun to design and stitch, and we hope you liked him! As I said last time -- we have a new design just out called "Happy Halloween," and I've included a picture here. Her name is "Misty Boo" (she was actually named by the lovely ladies at The Strawberry Sampler) by one lady giving me the name "Misty" and another "Boo-ty" ... so I put them together and voilĂ ! Misty Boo was born! And instead of a "tease" ... here she is:

Isn't the frame DARLING!!?? We just love the color and the Polka Dots, and the crescent moon that Molly painted on there to reflect the moon button. We so appreciate her doing that for us! And just in case she reads this .... kisses and ear fluffs to Sammy & Miley Coyote!!! I DID tell you I love those doggies, right? You can see their pictures at her blog "The Patch" in my list of blogs that I read.

Well ... back to stitching my Christmas Angel. OH ... and don't forget to go to Just Cross Stitch for your free Halloween design to download.

Until next time ....

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Oy vey .... I cannot believe it's been -- oh dear -- nearly two months since I've posted on here! My husband says 30 lashes with a wet noodle .... and he'll do it too!

I promised sometime ago that we'd show the pictures of the baby birds in our birdhouse gourd -- and here they are. Although they grew up and flew away some time ago, I thought you'd still like to see them!

It was fun watching them get fed and grow up, kind of like our own children do. They were so tiny and cute ... just a joy to watch!

Moving right along -- I don't know if you've received your copy yet or not, but I got my September/October issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine in the mail yesterday -- YAY! I was sooooooooooo excited, and so after Mass we ran to my Mother-in-Law Barbara's home just to show off! LOL ... yes, we have a Halloween design in there, and we hope you'll either go buy it or that you subscribe. There are some REALLY cute designs this time, and I love them all! I will show you "Ollie", but do be sure you check all of them out in the magazine!

And by the way ... if you go to their home page, there's a free Halloween design for you to download -

We just finished a new design -- also for Halloween -- that we hope to release by the 1st or 2nd week of September. The frame should be really, really cute as it's being made this time by "Molly Made Frames" from the Strawberry Sampler. I'm going to add their blog for you in my list of blogs (where else!??) so you can enjoy their posts. Be sure to check out "The Patch" in the blog list as there are pictures of Molly's adorable doggies on there -- Miley Coyote and Sammy. I LOVE those doggies!
Just as a bit of a tease, here's a little sneaky peeky of "Happy Halloween!" featuring our ghost girl "Misty Boo" ...

Well, enough of my teasing here. What are we working on now? Hopefully -- before Christmas -- we'll have an Angel out for you to stitch before or during the holidays. I'm afraid we can't give you a preview of that, but just know that she's being done in all silk threads and will be beautiful. How could she not ... she's an Angel!

By the way ... if you haven't read it yet, do read "The Shack" by by Wm. Paul Young. It's one of the most inspiring novels -- to my way of thinking -- that I've ever read, and I'm hoping/planning to read it again. Well, when I finish all the other gazillion things I have to do!

Have a wonderful, wonderful rest of the summer and early Autumn. Until next time ...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!!

Sigh .... As usual, I'm a day late! But I guess it's better late than never. I do hope everyone had an awesome Independence Day, and that you got to be with family and friends, had some great food and watched beautiful fireworks! We went to the bluff on the Gulf (HAH! that rhymes) and listened to a wonderful patriotic concert, and got to hear my sister-in-law Dallas sing with her husband playing trumpet (Land Of Make Believe). Awesome day ..... pictures to come!

More soon --