Saturday, March 31, 2012


What do you think about the changes I have made to my blog? When I created it a few days/week ago, I never paid any attention to all of the items I could have on it. I am unsure if I really like the background color pink or not, but thought it maybe better than white. Some of the other colors were just drab or way too bright for my liking. I tried to upload my own picture for the actual background, but they were always too big. I do like this quilt though. So, let me know what you think if I need to remove or add anything.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Past Projects Completed...

Here are pictures of projects that I have completed in the past. This includes items that are not cross stitch as well, I know a shocker, since I have usually just shown cross stitch. All of the items below were gifts for family members or charities. I hand pieced the double wedding ring, but then machine quilted it.

WIP Tinkerbell

I have gotten quite a bit done on Tinkerbell today. Hopefully, I will be able to complete her by this Saturday, in order to met my goal of starting & finishing the kit in one month.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tinkerbell and HAED...

Here is more progress that I have completed on Tinkerbell. Even though I have not been working on it too long, it seems that it has taken me a long time to get this far for some reason. I have gotten fabric to start my first Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) pattern. I have yet to decide though, which one to start as I have purchased several.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Here are just a few of the projects I plan on starting & completing this year.
This is a Mirabilia cross stitch pattern that I want to make for my mom, and of course for myself as well. Love this pattern.
This one will be for our house. What better place than the kitchen? My husband liked this one as well. Hopefully to have it completed in December 2012.
My mother loves to read, so I will be making this bookmark for her birthday.
My husband loves Halloween, and he loves these type of items. So this one will be hanging up in our house in October.
My sister has always loved music. This will be her birthday gift and I thought it would have a nice place to hang up in her office.
Just in case you thought all I did for crafts was cross stitching, here is a small wall hanging. This will be for my grandmothers birthday this year. I plan on trying to do as much as possible by hand, even the quilting. I love to hand piece items.

This kit is made from the same company of the Harbor Lights cross stitch that is previously on my blog. I was delighted to find this Golfing one, as my dad loves this hobby.

I plan on making some type of quilt for my husband this year. He loves this kind of homespun fabric (so do I).

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 2012 IHSW

 This is my first post for the International Hermit & Stitching Weekend.

This project I am working on will be for my niece for her birthday. She likes Tinkerbell and has been to Disney World, so I figured this would be the perfect gift. I want to complete it this month, so I have a long ways to go.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love Challenges or SAL?

I found these challenges/SAL (stitch a longs) for hexagons and cross stitch. I love both of them! If you love hexagons and Grandmothers Flower Garden (GFG) design, check out One Flower Wednesday. People make a GFG and post it on their blog every Wednesday. The SAL is for cross stitch called International Hermit & Weekend (IHSW), to spend time every third weekend o fthe month working on a cross stitch project, then of course posting the progress on after that weekend. If your interested in joining or even looking at the wonderful work everyone is doing, just click on the names on the right hand side under links.  I better get stitching!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cross Stitching...

I have only been doing counted cross stitching for a little over a year now, but love it so far! I am enjoying looking at all of the different cross stitch blogs through A few months ago, I saw a Heaven & Earth Designs pattern that was being worked on, and immediately fell in love with several of their patterns. I have since purchased a few but as yet, still need to start on one. They will be by biggest project yet, that I will attempt to do. I am not sure which pattern I will pick though. One great thing is that I have seen several of HAED blogs on here. This is my latest completed cross stitch project. It was for my husbands belated birthday.