Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Feline Friday

This is Callie's idea of helping...
To see more felines on this fine Friday, go visit Sarah's blog.  Link up if you want to share your helpers too!

I finished my SBOW #5 and started stitching on #6.   #8 should show up in my mailbox today.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

All in a Day's Work (or a month or two!)

I have a couple of shows coming up this Fall, and have just been working to build up my inventory for those. My website only has 100 slots, so there are many pieces aren't listed on it.  I wanted to show one of my wholesale customers some of these pieces, so I thought since I took the pictures that I would share them here as well.  If you ever want something but don't see it on the website, always ask!  I'm more than happy to make special orders and I always have some jewelry on hand that isn't listed on the site.  There's a lot of glare on these but you get the idea.

 Wow - that orange and pink sticks out like a sore thumb - obviously not my normal color scheme!!
The only other thing that I've worked on is my Summer Block of the Week:
This is block #4.  I have #5 almost finished and 6 and 7 are prepped and ready to go.  Yep...still lovin' these blocks!

That's all for now - hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New blocks and a helper

I caught up with my Non Farmer's Wife blocks - just a day before the new ones should be posted (nothing like being caught up for a few hours!).  Lucky for me, Randy has been too busy to post more, so I've been caught up for DAYS!

I finished stitching my third summer block of the week...
Yep...still in love with each and every one of these!  I received number 5 yesterday in the mail, and got the pattern all traced and all of the wool pieces cut out.  I thought I would attach them to the background this morning.  As I'm drinking my coffee, I notice that CC is chewing on something...that's's one of my wool applique pieces!  Grrrrr!  I managed to get it away from her all in one piece, with a minimal amount of cat slobber.  And just to show you what a big helper she is - this is what happens when I try to press a pile of strips - she wouldn't move, so I attempted to work around (over) her!
In typical cat-fashion - you can see that she could care less.  I love how she is looking at me I in your way?!?!?

Now I'm off to get that applique steamed on before she eats something else!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


When I signed up for Primitive Gathering's summer block of the week, I knew that I would not keep up with it, but Lisa encouraged me to get the blocks prepped each week.  Sometimes I think that takes longer than the actual stitching!  But, I followed her advice (so far!) and have been prepping them as they come.  I've also been stitching some in the evenings, and am pleased to say that the first 2 blocks are finished.

I love these blocks.  Even though I needed another project like I need another hole in my head, I don't regret signing up for this one!  I just love the wools that she has chosen for these.

I'd like to say that I'm spending all my time stitching, but business has to come first!  I've been busy making jewelry.  I've had a steady stream of orders (which is always good!) and the new "Charming" program is going over really well.

I haven't closed the program yet - so if you want to sign up, there is still time.  I have a couple of shows coming up this Fall, so we are trying to continue building a good inventory for those.  Here are a few things we finished last week...
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  It was a quiet one here - too hot to do much of anything outside.  I should go pick some green beans, but I think they will wait another day!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I thought I would share pictures of some visitors we've had lately - and they are not of the human kind.  We knew the mommy goose would be having babies any day - it is always so fun when they come out of the box and swim around with the mom and dad.  I love watching them - they are just so cute!

There are 6 babies...see them toddling along?  Now they are off for a little swim...

Then they disappeared!  We have been told that they don't stay where they are born, because other animals can smell them and will try to have them for supper (YIKES!).  I sure wish they would stay - I would love to watch them grow up.  But guess what?  A couple of weeks later they came back!

I can't believe how much they've grown.  They didn't stick around long - but at least we did get to see them again.

Now we are in full hummingbird mode. We usually have a couple of hummingbirds each summer, but this year there are a few more.  It's always hard to know just how many, they move so darned fast.

I love watching them.  DH hung a feeder outside of both of my windows in my sewing room - so they buzz back and forth between the two.  Every once in awhile, they are outside my window just looking in!  Of course, that gets the cats all riled up!

And here is what the indoor wildlife is up to...(Gee, I don't know why there is fur on all my fabric!)

And while I was on the floor taking a picture of Callie, I thought I would take one of all those yummy fabrics above me!  Love them all!
I was going to go pick green beans this morning, but Mother Nature has blown in a storm so I guess I will just stay in the house.  I don't know about you, but I am really tired of this heatwave already and it doesn't sound like it's going away anytime soon.  According to the forecast we will be in the 90's and even a little over 100 degrees all week long.  YUCK!  Bean picking will have to happen in the early mornings!

Have a great week!