Friday, June 27, 2014

And the Traveling Pattern Goes To…..

Congratulations!  I'll post it today.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers !

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Third Quilt Block

Just finished Jenny's third quilt block of her StitchAlong.  Love that 1/4 inch foot!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another Round Robin Received

Oh my goodness - here is another Round Robin I received from Heather:
Isn't the heart gorgeous?!  Thank you Heather for the floss and linen…..the teddy bear card is absolutely adorable.

Repair, Received, Report

Repair:  the quilt block I whined lamented about a few days ago has been resewn/repaired and looks quite good.  The 1/4 inch foot is a savior!!

Received:  The lovely Jacquie sent me a beautiful heart stitched on a gorgeous teal blue for the Round Robin Exchange.
She also stitched a gift card with hearts - and to complete the heart theme, included a beautiful card with a lavender heart on the front.  THANK YOU, JACQUIE!!!

Report:  Smalls SAL Check in is today.  "Life's a Stitch"
Remember, "Life's a Stitch" is a traveling pattern that needs to move along to another stitcher.  Please post a comment if you are interested in receiving this delightful Lizzie Kate design to stitch.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Traveling Pattern Needs New Stitcher and a Give Away

I was fortunate to receive a traveling pattern, Lizzie Kate's "Life's a Stitch", from Sarah in Stitches.

I've finished my piece and now the pattern is ready to travel on to another stitcher.  If you are interested, please leave a comment on this post.  You must have an active blog and promise to send along the pattern when you are done.  I will announce the next recipient Friday, June 27th.

Smalls SAL check in is tomorrow - guess what mine is - YEP!  "Life's a Stitch"… tomorrow ;)

Heather, from Heather's Stitching Story is having a Lizzie Kate chart give away.  It's FABULOUS - be sure to check it out.

Quilt block update:  I mentioned how unhappy I was with my first quilt block…'s been redone and it looks great.  WHEW!

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What a Difference the Right Tools Make!!

Let's be honest.  My sewing machine and I are still getting to know each other.  I'm much more at home with needle and thread in my hands.

I'm participating  In Jenny of Elefantz's Quilt Stitch Along.  Here's the top block:

Don't look at it too closely.  I took out the sewing machine stitches at LEAST three times.  I sweated, I mumbled *@&#^ under my breath (and out loud)…...putting together this block was SO HARD because….hang on…. wait for it, wait for it….I didn't have a 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine.  Silly me, I thought I could wing it.  Oh no, so not sew!!  The seams are crooked…..and I'm simply NOT a happy camper about it.  

The light bulb above my head came on…..heh - how about purchasing a 1/4 inch foot?  It might make sewing a little easier.  Presto-change-o, the second block:
Perfect seams.

Guess what I'm going to do this afternoon?  Yep - take out the sewing machine stitches in the first one and starting over.  SHEESH.  Live and learn.

Remember - keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What a Wonderful Few Days!!

The postman has been good to me again!  I won a give away from Anthea (Hibiscus Stitches):
Beautiful strawberry material (I'm FRUITY over strawberries ;)), matching ric-rac and floss, along with a lovely card.  Thank you, Anthea!

I'm participating in an iStitch exchange and received this pin keep all the way from Spain from Pilar.  Isn't it gorgeous?!?  She also included Anchor floss and a thimble from Barcelona. It's a great addition to my collection of thimbles.  Thank you, Pilar!

As part of the Hooked on Exchanging Christmas ornament exchange, I received this pretty ornament from Melissa.  Isn't it darling??  Thank you, Melissa!!

OK - now to complete my iStitch exchange piece (that I can't show you yet….).  It's all stitched, just needs to be made in to ……  hmmmm  ……???

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Angel Puppy Has a New Home!

Looks like Angel Puppy is going on a flight to live with
I will put Angel Puppy in her travel kennel (i.e. a box) and send her out today.  Congratulations, Cucki!
Here is sweet Emma telling Angel Puppy 'good bye'.

Now - off to stitch - Remember to always keep yourself surrounded by stitches! ~ Cheers ~

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Angel Puppy in the Window

I'd like you to meet Angel Puppy. Can you see the pearl and red rhinestone collar around her neckI  made just for her?  I added a red angel.  (It can also be worn as a bracelet).
As much as our little Emma would like to keep her as a playmate, Angel Puppy should go to an adoptive home.  She is a mere 5 inches high and is VERY low maintenance.

If you are at all interested in giving Angel Puppy a loving home, please leave a comment to this post.  I'll contact the adoptive parent on June 19th.

In the mean time, keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Friday, June 13, 2014

Round Robin, Pocket Puppy, HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange and Surprises

I'm participating in a Round Robin, hosted by the lovely June.  May's Round Robin found me stitching "something girlie" for Heather:
It's a chart I found in the Cross Stitch Favorite magazine (Spring of 2013).  In return, Heather stitched pretty pink hearts for me - isn't it darling?  The card is so cute - plus she also sent some additional goodies.  Thank you, Heather!!  I love it all.
As you could probably tell, I've been on a bit of a knitting binge - here is my Purple Pocket Puppy.  He's 5 inches high.  Once again, it's a pattern I found on from Huggable Bears.
I joined the Hooked on Exchanging group and was lucky to get in on the Christmas ornament exchange.  This is the ornament I sent to my exchange partner.  It's a free chart from The Victorian Sampler.
Last, but not least, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are here visiting from Hawaii.  She and I love to share stitching stash with each other.  This is what she gave me - along with Kona Coffee and chocolate covered macodamia nuts.  Love, LOVE it all and can hardly wait to stitch these up.  Thank you, Val!!

That's all for now - I'm stitching away on other exchange pieces and Christmas gifts for the new grand babies.  Pictures to come.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fair E. Bear Has a Home!

Fair E. Bear has an adoptive family.  Congratulations……...


Please email me your address and I will send Fair E. Bear on her merry way.

More stuff later…..In the mean time, keep yourself surround by stitches…..Cheers!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Care for a Cuppa?

I love miniatures and I love tea.   So, I set to work knitting Bitty Bear….and here he is!  A wee 2 inches, Bitty Bear is ready to serve me tea! Isn't he ADORABLE?!  I haven't decided if he needs to be adopted or if he should stay here amidst my tea cups and tea pots collection.  Hmmmmm…….maybe he needs a companion?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fair E. Bear Needs a Home

 Wanted:  Loving family who believes in fairies.  Must love Teddy Bears.  
Care and Feeding:  Lots of love.

If anyone is interested in adopting three inch Fair E. Bear, please leave a comment.  The adopting family will be notified June 12th.  Delivery service included.

(In other words, this is a give away ;)…..drawing will be June 12th).

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~