Thursday, February 23, 2017

I << LOVE >> My Blogging Friends!

Hello all,
I want to thank all the fellow stitchers who responded to my cry for help and sent me links to some great sites. I'll share them here:

Michele Bilyeu
Needle Crafters
Snowmen A to Zzzz

There are so many nifty patterns and ideas, I could spend HOURS going through the links.....and probably will <g>.

A special thanks to Shami. She had saved the patterns from Cheryl Fall years ago and sent me the pdf. I'm so very excited to start the stitching this weekend.

You guys are the BEST!! HAPPY DANCE! THANK YOU!

Need Help - Embroidered ABC Quilt Block Pattern?

HI, Ladies! I hope your week has been a good one. I've been contemplating making an ABC quilt for my grandson. Since I can't sew <g>, I'd like to embroider the letters. So this is where


I've looked all over for cute blocks to either cross stitch or embroider a redwork design, but have come up empty. I saw the sweetest blocks on (they happened to be free) by Cheryl Fall, but the links don't work (SOB!).

I'm willing to purchase the patterns....but I can't seem to find any I like for a little boy. I see cute ones for girls.....

It occurred to me this morning, if anyone can help me, it's all of you. If you have any ideas or sources, please share. Hopefully I can make this in time for his birthday (October) or Christmas.

Many thanks to all - have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What a Surprise!

I'm so very blessed to know so many kind and caring people. I met Shelly Hawley Yan on the MSAT Mini doll list. Basically, it's a group of like-minded women who love miniatures and creating miniature dolls, room boxes - anything miniature. Shelly and I have a lot in common besides miniatures - animals, music, needlework and more. She is a gorgeous artist and lovely person.

In Monday's mail I received a box from Shelly. Look what she created for me:

Missy and Sally (Best Friends for almost 15 years)  and Sweet Holly (who passed away at 5 years from congestive heart failure)

Emma and Bella (our current furry friends)

Me hugging sweet Holly 

Lovely Lilacs (I love the scent...we have a bush outside our back window)

An Artist Trading Card - reminding me of Toby, my one-in-a-million horse of my in greener pastures

An Artist Trading Card - Just for Me!

Shelly also included five other ATCs, which I will share in a future post.

I have to say, I was totally overwhelmed when I unwrapped these tiny all brought me to tears and touched my heart. Please stop by Shelly's website On Dragon Wings Studio and browse through her works. She even offers some free needlework patterns!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Initial Heart Swap Goodies

Good morning!

I participated in Cheryll's Initial Heart Swap this year. Unfortunately, in my haste to send out my package to my swap partner, I forgot to take pictures. I know the package arrived at its destination safe and sound to Judith (no blog). Hopefully I can post pictures later. In the meantime,  I received these glorious goodies from Terry F.

Fabrics and a quilted needle book

A darling card and a travel mug with hand stitching - with my initials 

A bowl of chocolate kisses and English Breakfast tea

What was in the bottom of the bowl

THANK YOU, Terry! I don't have your email to send a thank you, so I hope you're seeing my post. I love, LOVE it all.

I've got so much more to blog about - more later -


Thursday, February 9, 2017


Hello everyone! Yes, it's been awhile - lots going on here - just wanted to pop in and share my latest finish - 1:12 scale ballerina named Litana. She's the first of Dana Burton's Black and White Series. She's VERY delicate - only a tiny pin in her left front foot (and glue) holds her onto the base.

Litana - 7 inches tall - from tip of toes to top of hair