Me & My Stitches

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lots of fun mail

I have had tons of fun mail days that I haven't shared with you!  This is what I found waiting in my mailbox for me one day...

Isn't Valdani just like candy?  So pretty!  All of this came from The Wooden Acorn's Etsy shop.  I had a weak moment - I was ordering the floss for a couple of projects that I'm working on, then I saw that she was having a sale on patterns.  Well, how could I resist?  I've wanted Flower Garden Crazy Tablemat (from Primitive Gatherings) forever, and just kept talking myself out of it...but...a sale!?!  Yep...had to have it.  Then I saw May Baskets and decided that I should have it too!

And not only have I had fun mail, but I went and took a fun class too!  My friend Missie belongs to the Des Moines, IA guild, where Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings was doing a trunk show and teaching some classes, and she invited me to come along.  It was so fun!  I stayed with Missie for a few days, and we just had the best time.  We did some shopping (usually not something I like, but we had a blast) and stitching.  It was so relaxing and fun to just hang out and stitch and have fun.  We took this class from Lisa...

And then Lisa and Amy came over and stitched with us one night and I worked on my summer block of the week blocks. We also hit several bead shops where I found some more beads to make "bling" with for Charming 3 (yes...another reference to C3...have you signed up yet?!).

And you know...a post from me is not a post without some fur involved - this is 2 out of our 4 adorable babies...(I linked up to Sarah's Feline Friday  - check it out when you are finished here!)

And last, but not least...I FINALLY have my newest pattern "Gathering Scraps" on my website for sale - so go check that out while you are signing up for Charming 3 - haha!

I also posted a bunch of new scissor fobs - we were almost sold out (thanks to all of you for that!).

I have a lot more fun mail to share - but that's going to be it for now...back to work for me!

Have a great day!


  1. Great mail! : )
    Sounds like you and Missie had too much fun! Love the project you made in Lisa's class. I loved her wool class that I took last year. She is a great teacher!
    I'm actually making a mini version of one of her quilts right now--but it isn't wool.
    Oh, those sweet kitty faces! How can you not love a kitty?

  2. What a pretty kitty! You do beautiful work. I wandered in via Feline Friday and I am happy to have found you ... :) Pat

  3. Your header photo is just stunning!
    Congrats on your beautiful new pattern.
    Love all your stitching projects, very pretty.

  4. Sounds like a fun time with girlfriends!!

  5. So many wonderful projects on your horizon!!! And your adorable furry companions will make sure you are happy and cuddled up while you stitch on them :)

  6. beautiful pearl cotton! your pattern looks great. Love those kitties!! I'll have to check out feline friday for my daughter.

  7. Well of course when they are on sale you just HAVE to snap them up quick. LOL. sounds like you had a wonderful trip with your friend. Give the wee ones a belly rub & snuggle for me. I can still remember when my Pepper was that little...his nickname was Bitsy, even when he got to be 15+ pounds!