Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Things!

Ok, well, it's not really feeling like Spring weather in my town, but by next week it should be a lot warmer (I hope!)
I have been stitching up cute little Easter designs  :)
I found the design free at Primitive Bettys. Thank you Betty for such sweet designs!
Here is what I have stitched:

I then sewed them into pretty little door hangers, complete with lavender ribbons!
I then painted some pots with pretty purple flowers...can you see where I am going with this??
Oh yes, I love purple!!
I filled the pots with a little bit of chocolates, marigold seeds, purple nail polish, and purple peeps!
I then wrapped all the goodies up, complete with lavender ribbons and a cutout "egg" shaped tag for names... so pretty...for very special teachers!
I picked up some hydrangeas at the grocery...aren't they beautiful....
I stopped in to Tractor Supply to pick up food, hay, and treats for this special guy...remember him? Our "Charleston" Bunny rabbit! He is getting ready for the special day...
While at Tractor Supply, guess what I stumbled across? I nearly screamed I was so excited!! Yes, little things make me happy...
aren't they PRECIOUS!!! :)
Some of them even had little black spots on their fuzzy yellow fur!
Baby Chickens!!!
Sooo, SOOOO CUTE!!
I wanted to kiss each and every one of them :)

Well, there are signs of Spring popping up all over..I am starting to see the trees blooming with flower buds.
What a wonderful time of year!
Look at the size of this strawberry I found in the package from the store..
its' HUGE!


I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to this very Blessed Season of Easter.
Blessings to all of you,










Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tooth Fairy Pillows

Long gone are the days when the tooth fairy would visit my own children.
The years seem to just fly by...
I have very dear friends that have small children who are just beginning with tooth fairy visits.
The whole family is such a blessing to us. We miss them dearly, ...they live in another state. I do call when I can to catch up on all new things.
I decided to stitch up tooth fairy pillows for their children.
I am not done yet, I have to fill them up with stuffing and stitch them closed..then off they will go through the mail to three precious little ones! I made sure I put a big pocket on the back of each pillow so the tooth fairy can leave a coin or two ;)
My sweet friend Julie has a beautiful blog. She is such an inspiration to me. Her love of life and family is so refreshing. If you would like to visit, click HERE!



Now onto stitching sweet little somethings for my daughters high school teachers...I have some ideas in mind for a little Easter time gift! More later....
Raggedystitches Always!
Louise

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Beautiful Day !

Woke up to an absolutely beautiful day where I live. The sun is shining, a slight breeze, all the windows are open and I feel great!
I have two recent finishes to show all of you. Remember that baby sampler I posted that I was helping a friend out with..well, it is finished! YAY!~ It was a lot more stitching than I had expected it to be, but it came out so pretty, I just have to share:
The Mom had stitched the Monkey square separately, and I made a tooth fairy pillow out of it for her baby:
I put a big "pocket" on the back so the tooth fairy can leave some coins for a very special little girl :)
Now, onto something else I had finished stitching. I have a very dear and wonderful friend that has always been like a Mom to me. She was always Grandma to my children also. I have been wanting to stitch her something special for some time now. She will be turning 87 years old this year and knew I wanted to give her a stitched piece for her birthday. Here is what I stitched for my dear friend: "A Friend Indeed" an old freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs:
I had a "helper" while I stitched...here is my daughter's bird "Andy"!
and...his side-kick "Misty"!
By the way..if you would like to listen to Andy's whistles, he has his own Facebook page, yes he does!
 Click Here :Andy The Bird

My Son sent me a picture he took while on leave. It's our neighbors dog "Sparky" What a beautiful dog!
The picture looks like a postcard! Oh!, look at the closeup...
What a GORGEOUS FACE! I just LOVE him to pieces...yes I do! :)
I have been up to more crocheting...made another frilly scarf :)
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us..Although a wonderful day to celebrate, its also the day my husbands Father Patrick passed away , 20 years ago today. Our bird "Sunny" also passed away on this day years ago. I still make the traditional meal of corned beef, and I make the most wonderful Irish soda bread! I cannot stop eating it...(which is not such a good thing)! This recipe bakes up a wonderful bread that is so moist inside, I make this recipe every year now!
If you would like this recipe, head on over to my recipe blog! Click HERE!
My pansies have survived the winter months in their special planters...they are blooming now, prettier than ever!

I ordered some new stash in the mail, a new chart, and DMC threads. Sometimes I am able to get a floss fairy to help me out with DMC floss. The craft store for me is over a half hour away, and with the price of gas, I just don't go often :( It always seems that when I am in the middle of a project, that is when I run out, or need a certain color, and of course it is always the color I do not have! Love getting new stash in the mail!
This chart is called "Amish Alphabet" the designer is From The Heart. Pretty design!
I will show you a quiet place I go to sometimes..there is plenty of woods behind my house..sometimes I go for walks through the woods, sometimes I even sit down and take time to pray. It is so peaceful and serene out back, I know how blessed I am..

Sometimes I find little things as I roam around...
I wish you all a very Blessed Saint Patrick's Day!