Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Giveaway you cannot miss out on!

Stop on over at Hazel's blog at Quietly Stitching for a chance to win a lovely giveaway!
Also catch up on all that's new, and see her beautiful stitching in progress too. :)



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sugar and Spice!

And everything nice, that's what little girls are made of! Every newborn baby girl should have a pretty new baby blanket!
I have just completed crocheting a new blanket for a special little Angel who will be arriving in a few short months. 
Pretty purples, pinks, blues and greens.
Such a soft snuggle blankie! ❤️

Pretty scalloped edging......

I used Hobby Lobby's own brand of yarn. It's one of my favorites! I made one big granny square. It's simple and works up quite quickly.
I am sure the new parents and baby will be happy! :)

My daughter is having her heart checkup this week. Please keep her in your prayers. We never take for granted how well she has been doing all these years since her open heart surgery when she was born. She is a blessing to us, and God has been so very good to us. She has been doing well for almost 19 years and We pray it continues❤️

Louise xx

Friday, July 4, 2014

Pinwheel piecing

My purple and green pinwheel piecing is complete! Here are my squares laid out on the floor before sewing them together. I think they came out sooo pretty and I am very pleased. I will be putting one or two borders along the edges to make my quilt bigger. 

I want to wish you all a very happy 4th of July! We will be spending this evening celebrating with friends and neighbors, good food and fireworks. We are ever so thankful for our military Son and his service to our great country. We miss him so much! 
I baked a bunch of chocolate chip cookies for this evening and also chocolate dipped strawberries


Sunday, June 29, 2014

New addition at our home!

I am beyond excited! I am now the proud owner of a Singer Featherweight sewing machine! She was born in November of 1946. She is in beautiful shape. She came with attachments, foot pedal, extra bobbins, and carry case. She also has a two year warranty.
She is small and perfect for sewing get togethers on the go!
I named her "Madelyn" after my great Grandmother, although I changed the spelling a little bit :)
Here she is!
Isn't she pretty! I love her!
I have already used her to sew together some small pillows that I have previously cross stitched for a patriotic display....
I know I will be using this machine a lot in the near future too. I have so many ideas for things I want to make.
We celebrated my husbands birthday yesterday. I baked him a vanilla cake.
And we spent some time in our yard. Noticed some pretty flowers have been popping up!

Lots of blackberries around too.....

We went out for a nice dinner then back home for cake. It was a nice day. Missed our military Son once again of course :(

Working on my "Rabbit Folk" by Notforgotten Farm. Such a sweet design.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Louise ❤️

Monday, June 23, 2014

It been a while....

We have been very busy the past couple of months! Preparing for our daughters graduation from high school (where have the years gone?), a trip to the beach in Florida, my birthday, purchasing acreage of land, stitching, crocheting, decorating our home. It's been a whirlwind of business!
This will be a picture heavy post so get ready! 
My sweet Sailor Son surprised me with this beautiful crucifix necklace for my birthday!
A beautiful stitched piece from my dear friend Suzan... Isn't it darling!!

I was surprised with a bouquet of fruit delivery at my door from my dear friend Jackie! I also received many other gifts and cards too. My dear husband and daughter took me out to dinner and we had a delicious ice cream cake. Yum!

I have been volunteering for the church, baking for funerals and other events. I also help out to set up and serve the families after the funeral masses...

I know this post isn't going to be in perfect order, but this is the land we just purchased next to our house. It is the cul de sac lot next to our house. We are very excited, now we have about 3 acres of land! Would love to get a goat one day... Maybe... :)

A wren made a nest in a basket on our front porch! Here are te speckled eggs ...

Here are the 5 babies! Sadly only 3 of the 5 babies survived and fledged the nest. They were so cute ❤️

Our Son turned 24. Sure missed him on his birthday. I baked him cookies an a cake in a canning jar and shipped it off to him with hugs and kisses! ❤️

Our "Andy" turned 10 years old!

Pictures from our beach vacation, woke up to the sun rising every morning ❤️

Something I stitched...

A baby blanket I crocheted...

Another baby blanket I crocheted..this one in multi colored blues. Love this one and the way it turned out!...

I stopped in at Dunroven house and purchased beautiful blue check fabric and recovered our dining room chairs.

I also sewed topper curtains to match and a tablecloth. Here the table cloth is folded up so it looks like a runner...

New babies in our house! White Parakeets! "Snowball" and "Crystal"

Our daughter graduated high school! Where have the years gone?? 

More things I stitched, for my daughters graduation...

Some miscellaneous pictures I took....

Our front porch, love sitting out here! ❤️

This is what I am on the hunt for. This is a traditional singer featherweight sewing machine. (Portable) I am hoping to obtain one really soon! 
Isn't it beautiful!

Well that's all for now, 
I hope this post finds you all doing well.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stitching Finishes hooray!

Been busy working on some small pieces. I was thumbing through an old magazine of Just Cross Stitch issue May/June 1986 and came across this lovely design called "The Sewing Sampler" by Margaret & Margaret Inc.
I just knew I had to stitch it when I saw a verse taken from the bible, Ecclesiastes 3:7
I stitched this piece on 32 count linen with Anchor threads

I truly enjoyed working on this piece and there is another design called "The Needles Prayse" in this same issue that I would love to stitch also. 
Here is the picture of Needle's Prayse to be found in this issue... Love, love, LOVE it! I love Samplers! I think I have gone Sampler mad! :P

I am so glad someone gifted me with all these old magazines, they are a treasure trove filled with old sampler designs!

I have also finished another piece titled "The Sampler House" by Brenda Gervais.
Have I told you how much I love her designs? Well I do!! I have quite a few of her designs on my wish list. Such a talented designer! 
Here is my finished piece, stitched on 28 count Evenweave with DMC and Anchor threads:
I was gifted with a cute Heinzit chart with charms from my sweet stitching friend Teal. How appropriate! Here is my finished piece for my son. Stitched on
28 count Evenweave with DMC

I added the stitched anchors because the chart didn't have any. Love the way this came out! Will proudly display it in my Sons room. ❤️⚓️
Thank you Teal!
I did some baking of Irish Soda Bread yesterday. The house smelled so yummie as the bread was quite yummie too!
I must make the traditional corned beef and cabbage for Saint Patricks Day..although I am not Irish, my husband is :)
Any reason to bake and I'm in!!
I made four nice sized loaves. I use the same recipe every year and it never fails me. It is so delicious!

You can find the recipe on my recipe blog. Just look on the right side of my blog and click the link with the picture of the little girl for the recipe blog.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. We are supposed to have wonderful weather today.
Blessings to you,
Louise xx