Wednesday, March 28, 2012


To be honest, I had no intention of posting today. That is, until I went to the mail box and saw a package with a familiar return address! Not knowing what it could be, I hurriedly opened it to find this:

Everything about the packaging is just lovely. Love the sweet little note paper and Faye's beautiful handwriting!!! Seems that a short while ago, I sent Karen a pattern that I had finished. Being the generous person that she is, she contacted Faye and asked her to send me:

Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest little pouch. The inside is as darling as the outside! And that charm!!!!

 I'm really touched by Karen's unexpected kindness!!! How fortunate I am to have such wonderful people in my life. Now I have the perfect holder for the fabulous scissors my friend, Brenda gifted me with. I can't tell you how appreciative I am for all of your wonderful gifts!!!


Just want to leave you with a work in progress. With thy Needle & Thread's Peter and Peep.  I'm having the best time stitching this design. It is just too cute!!

All my best,

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Blooming Garden

Couldn't wait to show you my A Colonial Garden piece that I picked up today. It's such a gorgeous day today in Illinois that I decided to photograph it outside.

A Colonial Garden
Plum Street Samplers
R&R 18th Century Blackbird fabric
Called for Needlepoint Silks

I'm so happy with the frame that Cathy suggested. It's just so appropriate for this piece. I also love how she stretched it over black foam core so that the fabric would show up better.

Thanks for visiting "my garden" on this beautiful Spring Day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lucky Me

Lucky me!!! I got to go pick up my Ink Circles, Love Letters - Celtic design from my LNS, Inspired Needle today. Just in time to display not only for St. Patrick's day, but also for my wedding anniversary later this week.

The design was stitched on 36 count Edinborough Summer Khaki, using the called for fibers. I know I've said this before, but this design has got to be one of my favorites!!! I also love the frame that Cathy helped me pick out for this piece!!!

Here is my March Word Play from With Thy Needle and Thread designs that greets anyone who enters my front door:

I just love the rusty bells and safety pins!!

This is Spring heart design from La -D - Da that hangs in my foyer:

Lastly, to remind me of how truly lucky I am, this little Shepherd's Bush guy comes out around this time each year:

Happy Spring, everyone!!!