Sunday, October 26, 2008

Harvest Thyme


Finished up another piece last night.
This is called "Harvest Thyme" By Plum Pudding Needleart.
I stitched this on 27 count tea dyed linen with DMC #920 thread.
I liked stitching with just one color. Not something I often do.
I like the way it looks.
I need to start framing my pieces..lately they have been getting rolled up and placed in a drawer in my bedroom.. eventually I will pull them out and start framing them.
thanks for looking :)
Raggedy Stitches,
Louise

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's Peter Rabbit's First Halloween!



We dressed him up ahead of time to make sure his costume would look just right on him. (hee hee) :)
We think he looks pretty good as a chicken!
I think this is the most spoiled bunny in all of North Carolina :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Heart Shaped Potato!!

As I went to make dinner tonight, I found something very unusual.
I grabbed the bag of potatoes, ripped the top open, and pulled out the first potato.
I couldn't believe my eyes! The potato was in the shape of a heart!
I have never seen anything like this before. I thought it was pretty amazing.
Now, the dilemma...should I put it up on EBAY??
LOL!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Stitchery


This is a design by Sanman Originals. I have decided to use glow in the dark kreinik along with DMC threads for the ghost, moon and stars!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tarheel Get Together In North Carolina!


What a wonderful day it was today! I went to the Tarheel's Cross Stitcher's get together. We had such a wonderful time. We had lots of laughs, some of us even got some stitching done. The food was wonderful too.
Here is a picture of "us" from today. I can't wait for our next gathering!
:)
Raggedy Stitches,
Louise

Friday, October 10, 2008

Memories

Been thinking about my Dad today. Not sure why , but for some reason he has been on my mind so much lately. I came across this beautiful song on Youtube. This is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman. What a wonderful song. So very touching.
It is a shame that so much was left unsaid between my Father and me just before he had passed away. I didn't get to tell him everything I wanted to. It makes his passing kind of hard for me. But I am glad for the years that we were close and shared so much love .

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pretty Pillows for my daughter

My daughter's new favorite color is Aqua. I have chosen some colorful fabrics to make her some pillowcases. I just finished sewing this one this morning. I will be picking out fabrics for my son soon, and making a special one for his room too (he likes greens!). With working in a quilt shop, it is so hard not to buy all the fabrics that are there. Some of them are so beautiful. I am in love with the Moda line called "Smores". I will be making more pillowcases for the winter out of this line of fabric soon.
The weather here in North Carolina is just beautiful this time of year. I bought a bunch of apples yesterday while shopping with my husband Patrick. I plan on surprising him with a homemade baked apple pie when he arrives home from work tonight :)
I found a recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal bars on the internet this past weekend. I tried it out, and it did not turn out as expected, so I won't be posting it here!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday, I am one of the lucky ones, I happen to be off from work today. I am spending my day sewing and stitching.
It is Lovely!
Raggedy Stitches,
Louise

ps, don't buy your Halloween candy ahead of time. You may not have any left when Halloween comes, don't ask me how I know this!!! ;)