Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Somewhere in the Great Smoky Mountains

December started out with a surprise birthday trip 
to Tennessee and North Carolina.
The trip was my birthday gift from my daughters and 
my youngest daughter was my companion for the trip.
The weather was warm (60's), rainy and foggy the whole week.

 I won Santa Nancy's 3rd Day of Christmas drawing
on my birthday, December 3.
How cool is that!!

 Bride's Tree Ornaments
Designs by
Brooke's Books Publishing
Stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Cafe Mocha Linen
with Crescent Colors Belle Soie Silk and Cotton flosses

My happy client has given me permission to show these ornaments.  I'm pleased with how well they turned out and the Rambling Rose fabric for the backing and the box lining matches perfectly.
I stitched each ornament's meaning and pieced it with the backing fabric for the backside of the ornament.  This whole project took me almost two years to stitch and finish. 

Design by 
Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on supplied fabric
with DMC and DMC Color Variations floss.
Given as a Christmas Gift

Design by 
Lizzie * Kate
Stitched on unknown fabric found in my stash
with DMC Color Variations floss.
Sent to Jody R. for a Christmas Swap

Sock It To Me exchange received from Mark S

Sock It To Me exchange sent to Mark S

I received this wonderful ornament from Shirlee.
I love the beaded hanger she put on this ornament.
Thank you so much Shirlee!

I'm sure I've forgotten something in this post, 
but I'll just have to include it in a post after Christmas.

Keeping all those affected by storms around the world in 
my thoughts and prayers.

I hope you are enjoying the season!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Remembering Grandma

Today, I'm remembering my Grandma.  
You see, I am the first grandchild and we share a birthday.

 Grandma holding me right after I was born.

Growing up, Grandma and Grandpa lived just across town
and we got to spend alot of time together.

From her soft spoken, gentle nature to her strong Christian faith, 
Grandma was the living example of the values she taught all of her grandchildren.  So much of her made me who I am today.

My mom, Grandma, my oldest daughter and me.  October 1991.

When I saw the post and free design by 
I knew that I wanted to stitch it in memory of my Grandma.

I Will Be There
The Snowflower Diaries
Stitched on
28 Count Light Pink Unknown Fabric over 1

I changed the thread colors to 
Classic Colorworks Collard Greens for the vine, 
Classic Colorworks Cocoa Bean for the words 
and DMC 3726 for the roses.

I had some scraps of the Rambling Rose fabric and made a pincushion for my sewing room.