Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beautiful Day Number 85!

Hello and happy 85th day of this year !
I am keeping up with making one mini granny square a day for each day of the year. I started with purples because I love purple so much! I have added greens and yellows now too. I think this looks good, and sort of reminds me of pansy colors. Just love pansies!

I have finally finished a long time Piece called "Briar Rabbit" by Lori Markovick of La D Da designs. I love this bunny , so very sweet! Someone noticed I had four stitches left to put in, I did that after my picture I took ;) isn't it darling! Everyone knows how much I love my bunnies ❤️

Took a drive today, and was happy to see the cows are out grazing on this beautiful day! I love where I live :)

I snapped a picture of our sweet bird Andy as he was eating. He is such a cutie! What a messy eater though. He is a very sweet hand tamed bird who loves kisses, and has amazing whistling talents. You can see his videos on Facebook. His page is called "Andy The Bird". Be prepared to be very entertained by this feathered love :)

I hope you are all enjoying this splendid day!
Louise xx

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ornament finish and March Ramblings...

I finished up my ornament for March. I am trying to keep on track with stitching one a month for the year. This is from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue 1999. It is called Christmas Basket by Theron Traditions. I just love this design!

Looks like Spring has sprung in our part of NC!

Seeing these flowers gave me the inspiration to finish stitching "May Flower Basket" by Blackbird Designs :)

I also finished up my Patty Dovecoat sampler! This was a SAL in a Facebook group I belong to..

I went to a stitchers gathering in Rock Hill SC. It was so much fun! We shopped at A Stitch and Frame Shop. I wanted to buy everything! I did pick up two charts, The Irish Blessing by Erica Michaels and Time and Season Sampler by Moira Blackburn. Cannot wait to start stitching these!

Here are Bonnie's Belles!
I am in there also :)
I am in the back with the blue scarf!
With Saint Patrick's Day, I did lots of baking and cooking!
I also have been volunteering at the church on Wednesdays preparing the soup lunch for after mass.
Here are my Irish Soda Breads...

Our meal of corned beef and cabbage.. A tradition in our home!

I also made Irish potato pancakes, also known as "Boxty"

I baked some delicious shortbread too :)

We took a trip to GA and met our Sons wonderful girlfriend! We just absolutely love her to pieces!! They have been dating for a while now and we are looking forward to seeing what God's plans are for the two of them. They look so cute together! We attended mass at Our Lady Star Of The Sea. It was wonderful!

Pretty daffodils from my neighbor and friend Suzan! Picked right from her own yard. Love them!

She also knows how much I love my tea, she stitched and framed this little design for me :)

With the warmer weather, Charleston has been enjoying himself sunning on our back porch. One spoiled bunny, and rightly so! :)

I tried out my new bread machine.. Had to return the other one as it didn't work. It really makes a nice loaf of bread!

Now looking forward to Easter! I have my new running shoes on! :)
(No I don't really run) ;)

Wishing you all a blessed day! 
Louise xx

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello my friends!

Stopping in with a quick hello! Been so busy the past month. Hubby had surgery and is finally feeling better. So glad the continued pain is over for him. Took many months for a diagnosis , and with lots of worries we thank God it is all behind us now.
I have stitched an ornament ( trying to do one a month!) this is by Nikys creations
Just love this one! I found it in one of the just cross stitch ornament back issues. 
Thinking on which ornament to stitch next. 
We had plenty of snow here last week. Took some pretty photos:

Our back yard 

Our wood pile

Love when it snows here, so beautiful!
I recently sewed this adorable crayon roll for  a special little guy. I found the directions on Pinterest. Love love Pinterest! It came out adorable!
If you would like to make one yourself, the directions can be found here

It was a beautiful day today. My bunny enjoyed being outside!

I love him to pieces!!❤️

Perfect solution for those terrible hot flashes at night... Found this ice bag at Aldi! I fill it up before bedtime and if I get too hot, I put this on my neck... Filled with ice it is wonderful, and I can get my sleep finally! Will be good for my migraine attacks too. Well worth the money.

Saint Patrick's day is coming soon... Cannot wait to make the corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread. Yum!

Blessings to you and thanks so much for stopping by ❤️