Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here Bunny Bunny XS

Here is my latest finish, "Here Bunny Bunny" by Angel Stitchin' designs.
I used Carries threads on 28 count evenweave.
I have not had a good week, I was very sick , but now hopefully on the mend!

Monday, February 21, 2011

WIP Progress "Peaches and Cream"

What a beautiful day it will be! It is so nice to have a day off from work. I was able to sleep in, but now my day shall begin.
So much to accomplish on my day off.
I have been working on my Peaches and Cream by Lorri Birmingham.
This is my progress so far:
**Click on photo to see enlarged version**
I absolutely LOVE this design!
This is an older design that is in Country Crafts Magazine. This is a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication from 1992.
I have had this magazine for years and it is one of my favorites.

I hope to finish this piece one day to frame and put in our dining room.

I am on a mission!
Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Homespun Curtains

I have been a busy bee!
I am back to work and enjoying every minute of it.
Today was a day off, just for "me" and I have been savoring every minute of it!
Country has always been my favorite theme for decorating. I have purchased a bunch of homespun fabric and started making curtains for the windows in our home.
I picked a red check for the kitchen and completed these curtains today:
I am very pleased with the results!
The walls have yet to be painted..we managed to remove the wallpaper border that was there (what a struggle that was!)..but glad that it is now off the walls and we are on our way.
Next up I will make curtains for the formal dining room.
I have always loved the color blue, and our china is blue and white.
I decided I wanted to carry the "blue" theme from the dishes into the rest of the room.
This is the fabric I picked for the curtains:
This fabric is exactly what I was searching for!
Love designs with petite flowers, and the blue and white is so pretty.
I cannot wait to get started!

**Edited to add..
Here are the finished curtains in blue and white..
I cannot wait to get some color on the walls!



It is a beautiful day here in Sunny Florida.
Hope you are having a nice day too,
Raggedystitches,

Thursday, February 10, 2011




Always had change in your pocket for the candy store , always had a joke or two that made me laugh, the one I could go to and ask anything, a strong hand, but gentle heart, glad you knew I loved you. You were the one that inspired me. Four years, I miss you Papa Bear.....

I still have the little cat necklace you gave to me when I was a little girl. Although it is worn, it still holds the memories and love of that special day when you presented it to me.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Enchanted Antiques

I absolutely adore antique shops. It is so enjoyable to see all the old time treasures. I often wonder where each piece has been, and what has brought it to that particular shop at this time. I have come across many vintage finds, each piece I may purchase, adding to my collection of treasured keepsakes.
I often look for sewing notions, threads, scissors, boxes.
Each piece I am sure could tell a story if it could speak.
Scissors used by dressmakers, or needles a Mom may have used for her family, sewing up holes, or fancy embroidery work on pillowcases.
There is a couple of amazing antique shops I have visited recently in Florida.
The newest one is Enchanted Antiques
If you click on the link, you can take a tour of the store with pictures.
They were kind enough to let me take a couple of my own.
I love this new shop!
I found a couple of neat things that I could not leave the store without.
A pretty "Flower Frog" which I will use for my embroidery scissors, and some really neat old time wooden spools of threads. I love notions! (you can click on the pictures to see them even bigger in size)












Friday, February 4, 2011

Blue and White Granny Baby Blanket

Here is my latest finish. Wow! Did I say "finish"? I don't finish too many things these days, but I sure do start a lot of projects. :)
This is a basic granny square made into a baby blanket. Blue and white Red Heart yarn was used.
It is one big granny square design, and works up pretty quickly. I put a fringe around the outside.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog, I appreciate my visitors! :)






Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Reason, Season, or Lifetime

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person or people involved; and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships, and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.