Sunday, February 7, 2016

Linzer cookies for Valentines!

I've been busy baking cookies!
These sweet treats came out way better than I could have ever imagined. 
I made Linzer cookies drizzled with milk
Chocolate, and filled with raspberry fruit filling. Just delectable!
Look how pretty they turned out!
I am pretty proud of myself with how they turned out :) 
I'm including a picture of the recipe just
In case you are so inclined to give them a try yourself! 


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Love Never Fails

A quick stitch, "Love Never Fails", a free design by the Primitive Hare. I loved stitching this one! I stitched this on 28 count linen using Crescent Colors hand dyed floss, color Boysenberry Jam. 
An early stitch for hearts day! ;)

Happy weekend all!
Louise xx

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Wedding Bells!!

Our Son was married right after the new year! We traveled to TN for the big day. It was a beautiful wedding. I did all the decorating for the rehearsal dinner, and it turned out so nice. Everything was in a nautical theme. I stitched "wedding doves" by Stoney creek designs for the bride and groom and had it framed. It turned out rather nicely!
Here are pictures of the rehearsal dinner night decorations...

The needlework I made for my son and new daughter in law:

The bride and groom were married in a beautiful Catholic Church:

The bridal party:

They had the most beautiful cake!

Our family circle.... Our Son is now married, but our love never ends...

God Bless the new couple, our Son and "Daughter" as they live happily ever after!

Louise xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

12 Days of Christmas SAL

Hop on over to Plum Street Samplers blog, there is a wonderful free 12 days of Christmas stitch a long that has begun. I have decided to join in the fun!
I have stitched the first four days so far and when I am done stitching the whole set, I will be sewing them into individual ornaments. 
I am stitching them on linen I purchased off of the big bolt (in the home decor fabric section of Hobby Lobby) using DMC threads.
I have decided I love the crowns to be gold in color too :)
Colors chosen as DMC #'s 902, 729, 730 and 3740.

So thankful to Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers for graciously providing these charts to all of us for free! 
You can join in the SAL by going to her blog each Sunday for the newest download of ornaments at:

Hope you join in too, it's lots of fun!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sailors in prayer. Artist Kristen Dukat ; Navy Mom

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


I recently celebrated a wonderful milestone in my life. I turned 50 years old! How blessed I am! What an amazing journey my life has been so far and I know God had planned everything from the beginning. I look forward to another 50 years, I am truly blessed indeed!!
I decided to stitch a special sampler to commemorate this special milestone. This is a bonus pattern by Blackbird Designs, loose Feathers, Anniverseries of the heart, Pattern 12. The leaflet is titled Elizabeth Jane, but I did not stitch the cover pattern, I stitched the bonus pattern included in this leaflet, it is titled "for those recorded here". I used my own colors of choosing and personalized it to mark my milestone. I love it! 

I did blur my last name and town for safety measures. I just loved using colors of purples, greens, and yellows!
My birthday was a wonderful celebration. My husband made me a special gift. I had asked for a special display quilt ladder to put my quilts on. He made a gorgeous 7 foot tall ladder with 6 round dowel rungs. He stained and sealed it. It is beautiful!! 

I was so surprised to receive the most beautiful flowers from our wonderful Son!!! 
What a special delivery! I miss him so much. 

We went out for a wonderful birthday meal! 

We almost had to call the fire department in... I insisted on 50 candles!! Hehe :)
It took three of us to light the cake!
We needed two cakes with so many candles!!
I received so many phone calls, texts, cards, gifts, packages, it was amazing!!
I even was given a new beta fish!! Thank you Suzan! 

So many wonderful gifts!

Some new charts from my dear friend Suzan! Country Cottage Sampler by Moira Blackburn

Stars and Stripes by Brenda Gervais

A gift card from sweet Jane to stitches N Things, a gift card from my neighbor Judy for Brighton, along with an embroidered towel. My friend Denise sent me the most wonderful devotional book, jewelry, candy and notepad.... Family sent me a Brighton watch, necklace, earrings, Volland reproduction raggedy Andy doll and book, light up turtle, Marianna sent an amazing Alex and Ani bracelet , Suzan, is always so sweet to me, so many wonderful things, even a birthday cake! Most things are pictured but not everything. 

The most wonderful surprise was a gift from my husband. He presented me with the most beautiful stand of pearls and earrings to match. I love him so much. He is always so good to me. He made sure my birthday was extra special even though he had to work so hard all day. He is such a wonderful man, I love him so!!!❤️

It truly was a most wonderful celebration of 50 years of my life. I know how richly God has blessed me over these past fifty years. I look forward to seeing where he leads me in the next fifty years to come. Although I wish our little family could have been together for my milestone, and I do miss our Son terribly, not a day goes by that I don't think of him, but in my heart I am so very proud of him for serving our country. I look forward to the day we can be together as a family again. 
Happy 50th birthday to me! :)

Louise xx

Saturday, April 18, 2015


It's April. It was a beautiful day today. This week my husband and I celebrated 29 years of marriage. We got some
News about my husbands health, won't you keep our family in your prayers. I worry about him, I love him!
I have been having trouble with migraines and been feeling bad, but today was a good day.
I sewed, and I stitched, and I made a wreath for our front door.

The needle cushion I made for myself:
A simple but lovely pinwheel with a handstamped and hammered charm I made attached. I love it!

A wreath of hydrangeas for our front door:

Oh! A little figurine I could not resist while shopping at hobby lobby . I just love mice❤️

A blackbird design I have been stitching on... Changing up the colors a bit though!

My wonderful bunny Charleston!
Don't you just want to give that mouth a big kiss, I know I do!!
He is always at my feet :)

Been making more grannies for each day of the year!

New overflow pantry in the laundry room, thanks to my wonderful husband for setting up these shelves for me!

That's all for now,
Blessings to you!
Louise xx