Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Framed LHN

I had an old frame that I found at Goodwill a while back..you may remember me posting about it.
Glad I hung onto that frame! It was the perfect size for my newly finished Little House Needleworks design. :)

Here it is and I will be hanging it in the kitchen for all to see...

Sweet Little Berries

My most recent finish is "Sweet Little Berries" by Little House Needleworks.
I stitched this on 25 count Wichelt dirty linen with Carrie's Creations threads.
This piece will hang in my kitchen once I find a suitable frame for it.
(click image for larger view)

I want to thank those of you that take the time to comment such nice things on my blog. It truly gives me inspiration and warms my heart dearly. I know I don't comment on blogs as I should (especially now with working), but just want you all to know I appreciate you so very much!

Wishing you a day full of blessings!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday things

I have been busy working on some little projects.
Thought I might post some updates.
I have found this new fabric for stitching, and just love it! It is called "Dirty Linen"
Here are some of my ongoing projects:
Sweet Little Berries by Little House Needleworks

Another design I have added more stitches to:
Harriet Wool Whimsy by Heart In Hand

We started our morning off with church. The mass was wonderful.
The priest asked if we could pray about all that is happening in Japan.
They took up a collection today for the Japanese people and will send it to them.
If you can help in any way, even with prayers, I know how much this would mean to these people. You can check out your local churches, or look online.

God Bless everyone in Japan, and may God watch over them. I pray things will soon get better for them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's that time again...

A couple of days early, but decided to prepare the corned beef, red potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and my homemade Irish soda bread!
My husband was one happy man tonight :)

I might make another soda bread to bring in to work to share with my friends. Some of them have told me they never tried Irish soda bread before.

I am off to stitch!
Bye for now...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

What a beautiful morning we had today! We went to downtown Saint Augustine, Florida, to watch the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. This is the first time for Saint Augustine to hold a parade, and the turn out was really good. We met up with one of my sister in law's and her boys. The weather was absolutely perfect for this wonderful event. We saw lots of people wearing green. Some even had their pets dressed for the festivities.
My husband and I decided to stay in Saint Augustine and make a day of it.
We just loved the pipes and drums!
Even the horses were dressed up...their hooves were painted green!

Some beautiful Irish Dancers...

We had a nice lunch, and walked around Saint George Street. We also made sure we stopped by the Cathedral Basilica. What a beautiful church this is, and so comforting as you enter. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in.
I snapped some photos while I was inside, so you too can see the incredible beauty!

 Saint Patrick..

I lit candles by the statue of Saint Patrick, along with a prayer for both of our Father's..who are no longer with us.
We also stopped in some neat shops along the way...
You can always find lots of shell shops here in Florida!

I don't particularly care for seeing these..but they sell them....

I don't know who would want one of them decorating their home!! Yikes!
Till our next adventure....


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Trenton trip with friends

Today was an awesome day!
I traveled with friends to Trenton Florida. We visited the Suwannee Shops
We had such a great time while we were there. The shop is big and jam packed with all sorts of stitching goodies.The scenery along our drive down was amazing...there were horses and cattle, and fields of green..

Here are some pictures from the inside of the shop...
We had a nice lunch at the little cafe just across the way...
The quilt shop is connected inside to the cafe. Lots of beautiful fabrics!

After eating our lunch..we browsed the beautiful quilt shop filled to the brim with gorgeous fabrics.
I heard a dog barking...then a cat meowing..then some whistling..I thought that to be odd for a quilt shop..but as I meandered towards the back of the shop..I saw who was making all that noise:

How sweet to see this adorable bird..watching everyone in the shop, he is so precious! He kept putting his head to the side of the cage so I could pet him...I was so surprised to find out his name was "Sunny"!!
That was the name of our bird that we lost last year. This bird was every bit as lovable as our bird used to be.

We also stopped in the antique shop....
many pretty things inside there also!
Way in the back there was a private "tea room"...so pretty in there...
 It was a beautiful day outside..the weather was absolutely perfect too..
we had a lot of laughs and a really enjoyable day today...

Here are the goodies I came home with...
Cross Stitch chart "Easter Line up" by the Trilogy
Wool Whimsy by Heart in Hand..look how cute this bunny is! I could not resist this little kit!
Thread Heaven
Assorted over dyed threads
wonderful pieces of fabric
a tiny scissor fob of a little strawberry
a small round tape measure with the Suwannee Valley Shop logo on it.

 Look at the wonderful ticking fabric I found! I am in absolute LOVE with it :)
I know I will put it to good use.
It won't be long before I will finally have a sewing room once again! I have waited many years for a little spot of my own again. There was an empty space in the center of our home that my husband is remodeling into a sewing/craft room just for me!
I am thrilled!!
Here is the beginnings of it...

He pulled up the rug that was there, and took down the ceiling to wall mirrors that were there. It is at the very raw stages right now, and doesn't look pretty...you can see the black glue on the sheet rock from the mirror panels. I close my eyes and can imagine what is yet to be!
I was so excited when I came home from my trip today to see what my dear Husband has accomplished so far.
Most of my stitching and craft stuff is piled up, I cannot wait to organize and create in my new room.
It is not a very big room, but just perfect for my needs.
I know how very blessed I am!