Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Ok, by now you all know that I love presents and surprises, right?  Well, the day that I left for Florida, my blogging friend, Candace from Squash House Quilts blog, sent out a plea for a piece of Halloween fabric.  You have seen pictures of my stash, and you probably know that the likelihood of me having novelty or seasonal prints or really anything other than Civil War reproductions fabrics, for that matter, is pretty slim.  But...the one she was looking for was orange with black cobwebs, and I actually had it!  I used it one year to make those toilet paper pumpkins!  So - I was in a huge hurry - only a couple hours until we had to leave to catch our flight - so I just shoved all that I had in an envelope and left it for DH to mail when I was gone.  I told her that I didn't want paid for it - I was probably never going to use it anyway - it was a good way for me to lessen my stash by a yard or so.  Forgotten.  Until....I got a big ol' box o' stuff in the mail from one Candace!  Definitely not necessary, but appreciated - cuz it was just like Christmas!  Take a look at all these great things...
First...a very cute card!

A cute little bag of candy corn.  Candace said this was made by someone locally - which is cool - can't imagine making candy corn.

Very cute kitty basket.  I had to chase CC and Callie away from it several times.  I turned my back once and Callie was already chewing on it!  Grrrr!!!!  But, I think the "new" has worn off of it and they are leaving kitty alone now.

Two big bars of awesome soap - also made locally.  These smell soooo good and I am already using one of them - love it!

And last, but certainly not least...
An adorable mug rug, made by none other than Miss Candace herself!  Isn't it just too cute?  I love it and it is sitting right here beside my computer.  Such a fun box of goodies - thank you so much Candace - I really do love them all!!

I know that I promised pictures of the wedding, but Jessica has not sent them to me yet!  Here are a few of mine - they are not great, but better than nothing!
Here is my niece, Johnna - I can't believe how grown up she looks.  She is walking with the groom's brother.
 Here's the bride and groom (Emma and Andres)

 And Emma with her daddy (my big brother) - I think he's having more fun than she is!
 Again, not the best pictures, but all I have for now.

Now on the jewelry front...since the magazine hit the newsstands, I have had quite a few orders - which is awesome!  So, if there are specific items that you have had your eye on - you better order them now, before someone else does.  Some things will always be available, like the scrappy pineapples, pumpkins, scrappy log cabins, but understand that they may not be the identical fabrics that are pictured on the website .  I will always be happy to make special orders as well - if you like a certain pattern, but would prefer a different color.  We aim to please, you know!

Now I've got to get my nose to the grindstone!

Have a great day!!


  1. What a great bunch o' goodies that came in the mail for you! (I wonder if homemade candy corn is better than store bought?)

    The beach is such a lovely place to have a wedding... love the photos!

  2. Oh please do spare yourself and CC and Callie all that aggravation and send that adorable little kitty candy basket my way! Will email my addy asap..... ;o) Seriously fun stuff my friend - so kind of Candace. Fun wedding photos - gorgeous place to commit to...And the groom in shorts? Too fun! Can't wait to see more....Tell Jessica to step it up!! (Your brother's a handsome one!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. What a fun package from Candace! I wish I had a piece of fabric she wanted!
    Okay, Julie, I've just been lazy. I'm going to over to your website to order something! I love my flag pin!!
    Glad the article has brought in business.

  4. How fun to get the gift of goodies. I love the kitty as it looks very old fashioned.
    Congrats on the jewelry orders!!

  5. I'm SO glad you liked your goodies, Julie! I sure can't thank you enough for that fabric!! I'm glad CC and Callie at least tried to play with black kitty - I would have been disappointed if they hadn't - lol! Great wedding photos - simple yet so elegant!