Monday, August 25, 2008

Blog award!!

I am so honored!

I was given this blog award by Lynda . Thank you so much!

Here are the rules for this award!

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you nominated.

I have several blogs I read and I love every one of them! There are just way too many to choose from, so in the spirit of the award, here are 4 blogs that I have nominated! I would pick all of them if I could!


I hope you'll visit these blogs! And thanks again to all who read my blog and leave comments. I really do appreciate it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More stash shopping!

July 4th weekend, we stayed with some relatives who
have a house on Lake Waukewan in Meredith/New
Hampton, NH (It's next to lake Winnipesaukee). Any-
way, us girls just love to go shopping. So we headed into
Meredith to a few stores. We went into some neat stores
on Main street. Then we went to our usual consignment store.
Love that place!! Next- I had a quilt shop in mind that I wanted
to visit just up the road from the consignment store. I gave
them a call first to find out if they carried cross stitch patterns
-as some do. Well, they didn't. We didn't really have tons of
time so I decided not to go. I mean, I could look at fabric for
hours on end if you let me. I did ask them if they knew of a
place around that did have needlework charts. They did!!
They gave me the number of a store back on Main street.
I called them up and asked where they were on Main, as I
was just there and didn't see them. They told me where and
said I needed to hurry that they were closing in 10 minutes!
Yikes! We quickly flew back to Main street, found the store,
I ran in myself and just started grabbing stuff. I've never
shopped so fast in my life! I was thrilled to find that they had
some different charts that my not so LNS doesn't carry.
Come to find out, this store has been there for 25 years. They
do framing also. We've been visiting this area for 4 or 5 years
now and never knew they were there. Just goes to show ya-
if I hadn't asked the quilting shop, I never would have known.

Take care everyone! Thanks for the lovely comments
on the previous post about my first biscornu! They are
very much appreciated!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My first biscornu!

Of course-I finished it way back at the beginning of
July and I'm just getting around to posting it now.
Isn't it cute? I know many of you have already seen
this stitched 100 times by now. But it's my first biscornu
and I'm very proud of myself. I will admit that I had to
stop a few times while sewing the front to the back. Boy,
is it tedious-whip stitching all those little backstitches
together. My eyes kept going crazy on me. Thank you to
Carol S. for sending me the pattern-as I was not able to
get the software to work.

As you can see in the picture below-I even signed and
dated it in the corner. It was so much fun making this.
I can't wait to make more. Especially some Halloween/
fall ones! I just love Halloween and Fall.

Buzzing Around Biscornu by Barbara Ana
Freebie-link found here
28 ct monaco-hand dyed by me
dmc fibers

Monday, August 4, 2008

Exchange sent!!

Yes-I know, I'm way behind in posting again! Shame on me!
Time just got away from me again. Anyway, on to the fun stuff.
These are the squares that I made for Lisa V. for the F & S
round #7. I read that she liked sheep, and I thought that this
was just the cutest little design.
i also sent her a handmade zippered bag, some ribbon for
finishing, and a CCN chart. You can see photos on her blog
link in post below). She's already made them into a pinkeep!!

Design-"Bless Ewe" by Pine Mountain Designs
Stitched on 32 ct cream linen
I used dmc, sampler threads, & the white on the sheep
is rayon floss.
Take care everyone! Thank you for your lovely comments!