Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dashing by Birds Of A Feather!

A stitching friend so graciously lent me "Dashing" by Birds Of A Feather. I am beyond thrilled! I have loved this chart since I have first set my eyes on it on the internet . It is out of print, a 1998 design. 
I feel so blessed that I am able to stitch this darling design!
Here is my progress so far...
Soooo cute!
Sitting all evening stitching, listening to
My sweet daughter singing from her bedroom. :) 
See you soon!
Louise xx

Monday, October 14, 2013

My Weekend


I had a busy weekend! I went to a Stitchers get together which was so much fun. We shopped at  The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill SC. Love this shop! If you haven't yet visited this shop, oh it's a must! The staff are so wonderful and helpful too. After shopping we all had a wonderful lunch at Bonnie's. We stitched, ate, laughed and went through stash too. It was so much fun!
Here we are as a group in front of the shop: can you spot me? 
This is what I decided to purchase. I had a rebate that came in from my contact lenses, it could not have come at a better time!
Love Brenda Gervais designs!
I also came home with more stash....not as if I really needed it! Give-aways I didn't want to pass up....I need a million more years to stitch everything!
So lucky for me, a bright needle design in the bunch!! Woohoo!!!
I did good this time and didn't get lost driving. Sadly even with a GPS I can get lost :/
Upon arriving home I was so excited to see my hubby painting our bedroom a pretty color green. It is such a gorgeous green!
Cannot wait to decorate :)

I finished part 3 of Mary's Sampler from Plum Street Samplers.......
Someone so graciously is mailing me "Dashing" by Birds Of A Feather on loan so I can stitch this up for Christmas. I am anxiously awaiting! This is a very hard to find OOP chart. I am so thankful someone is willing to loan it to me!
Isn't it adorable! After I saw it on Pinterest..well, I just had to get my hands on this chart. I feel so blessed that someone would send it my way. I hope to stitch it fast enough as to not have it too long away from her!
Thank you my friend!
Maybe this time I will actually not have a UFO..and will have a finished piece because the chart is due back to someone else! lol
I should do this with all my stitching :)
Oh, and one more thing....the cutest freebie popped up today from The Little Stitcher! Perfect for Harvest Time!...If you would like to check it out... Mother Of The Harvest
I just might be stitching this one too :)
I wish you all a Blessed day today!
Louise XX

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sad News

I was saddened to hear that a fellow blogger has lost her battle with cancer.
I did not have the privilege of knowing her, I wish I did.  She was loved by so many and has
touched so many lives in such a beautiful way.
She leaves behind a husband an an infant son.
Prayers for her family today and in the difficult days ahead.
My heart hurts for them,
Her name was Cathey of Pumpkin Patch and Co.
You can read more about her and see pictures of just how beautiful she was please go to her friends blog HERE
As you scroll down you will see many memories of her beautiful life.
She will be missed by many!
Prayers for all her friends and family,

Louise xx


Friday, October 11, 2013

Charleston's 1st birthday!

Wow! Where had the time gone?!
Our bunny has turned a year old today.
He has brought us so much joy this past year. He is so affectionate and loving.
He is a Holland Lop bunny and we love him to pieces!
He will be treated extra special today with lots of bunny treats and love.
Happy birthday Sir Charleston! We love you! ❤️

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Our Children

Our children are growing up and time is marching on.
We are so very proud of both of them.
Our Son is presently serving our country in the United States
Navy as an ET3 PO, and our daughter (our heart hero!) will be inducted into the
National Technical Honor Society for computer
Studies, through her high school.
I thank God every day for Blessing my husband and I with
Two children that were ours to nurture , love and
Raise.
All I want for Christmas is to have our Son home.
To have our family together once again.
This may be our first Christmas that he may not be
Able to come home. I am already sad thinking of the
Possibility of the reality of him not being home this year.
This would be our first Christmas that would be
Different from all we have ever known.
Please pray for all our military this upcoming season
Of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is not only hard on
The families, it is hard on those serving too.

Here are our children when they were little....

 Halloween costumes when they were little...I sewed their costumes every year for them...My Son loved Power Rangers...My daughter loved Raggedy Ann...well, you knew that already!! :P
 So many wonderful memories!! The  years seemed to have gone by way too fast. Now our daughter will be graduating soon..how can this be! I wish I could slow down time..just a little.....
  Here is a picture of our Son at boot camp graduation from 2012 and
Our daughters senior picture that was taken recently. They are all grown up!!

We are truly blessed indeed.

Louise xx

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn! Free Chart ~

Free Chart for Autumn from the Snowflower Diaries!

Soooo cute!

Click HERE!

:)

Louise XX

"Pumpkin for Cathey"

I am joining in with fellow bloggers and posting a pumpkin for Cathey of The Pumpkin Patch and Co. Blog
She has not been feeling well and I join in with everyone sending prayers, love and support her way.
We all love you Cathey and Wish for you continued strength and better days ahead.
The pumpkin I am posting is one that I have stitched quite some time ago.
Louise XX