Thursday, April 19, 2018

Taking a Break

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Good morning.  I learned last nite that a very good friend of mine has had a heart attack and this has me very worried.  She is 76 years young and you just don't recover as easily at this age as when you are young.  
I've decided to take a break from my blogging and concentrate on things here at home that have been on my mind lately.  I hope all of you have a fantastic summer and that only good things come your way.  If anyone wants to get in touch with me for any reason, please feel free to email me at grammy5822@gmail.com

Blessings Upon All of You,
Barbara

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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I will be wearing my pearls.  She was a grand lady.

Barbara

Quaker Holly finish

Hello my fine sweet ladies.  I hope everything is just great in your corner of this world.  I really have been stitching up a storm and finished the Quaker Holly Pinwheel by Threadwork Primitives.  One difference....well maybe 2....I added a row of the pink/red around the outside to make it appear more holidayish.  The second one is the I finished it into an ornament instead of a pinwheel.



As you can see I added it to my bowl of goodies on my angel shelf in my dining room.  I'm getting ready to start another Threadwork Primitives called Painted Threads Sampler.  I went today and picked up the threads I needed and I sent for the linen (36ct Aged Saffron) from Dames of the Needle to get the exact color needed.  Just love those colors!!!!!  It's going to take me awhile on this one because of the 36ct linen but I do believe it will be worth it.  Wish me luck!

  
I hope your week has been great so far and that your weekend has no snow and lots of stitchie time.

Blessings, Barbara

Monday, April 16, 2018


I saw this, loved it and had to share it.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Keeper of the Pins

I feel for you guys that are still getting snow.  I really wish I could get some down here just for a day or two.  We are having temps anywhere's between 75 and 89 and I hate it already.

I have finished Keeper of the Pins and Joanne at 123 was sweet to send me the correct WDW wool that I needed to finish it.  I loved doing every stitch in this beautiful design.  I really like the little strawberry pins that just set off the design.




I started the pinwheel from Threadwork Primitives yesterday and I've gotten a few stitches in it.  I'm stitching this with the required threads but on a mystery hand dyed 32ct linen that has a yellow/green cast to it.  I think the colors will go very nicely on it.


By the way my neighbor two doors down now has a new roof and we are still waiting.  I called the company and they said that our supplies should be delivered by the end of the month.  I didn't like how she said "should be".  

Enjoy your week,
Blessings Barbara

Monday, April 9, 2018

An Apology

I want to apologize for my last post and how I raved about the Amish having puppy mills.  I'm sure not all of them do and I should not lump the bad ones in with the good ones.  A lot of that is happening in our country today and I don't want to be one of those who do it.

With that being said I'd like to show you what I've been working on this week.  I was lucky enough to get the 2018 LHN Nashville Show Kit and I'm really enjoying it.

I feel like I'm building that house brick by brick it's so tall but I'm hoping to finish that up tonite.  It came with the overdyed flosses and you stitch it on 32ct. Lambswool Jobelan which I am doing.  I ordered the WDW Wool that I need for the finishing from 123 but she sent me the wrong thing.  I think I'm going to keep the one she sent me (it's just plain cream) and use a herringbone wool that I have here that matches the dark greys.  In case you haven't seen this, here's what it will look like when finished (except for the wool over to the side).
Keeper of the Pins (with pins and threads) - Cross Stitch

I also have on a frame the fabric to stitch this sweet little pinkeep (ornament) from Threadwork Primitives.  I promised myself I would finish Keeper of the Pins before starting this.

Quaker Holly Pinwheel - Cross Stitch Pattern

Isn't it adorable????

I also fell in love with La D Da's B is for Bunny pattern and I have that on a stretcher also.  It looks like there is some serious stitching in this one.  Although it's just stitched with DMC so it shouldn't take as long.  Does that make sense?

B is for Bunny - Cross Stitch Pattern

I hope everyone has gotten the last snow of the season and that Spring finally makes an appearance.  I know several people who are just down right depressed about it and I can't blame them.

Here's a good one for you.  Hurricane Irma hit us last September 9th and we still haven't gotten our new roof installed.  They say it will be the middle of this month and I'm crossing everything that I have to cross.  The rainy season starts soon and I don't want to be caught without a new roof.  I'm not the only ones though...our neighbor 2 doors down, his roof is worse than ours and he hasn't gotten one yet either.  I understand that there is a shortage of roofing supplies.   Our luck!

Everyone please have a safe week and don't forget to give your loved ones hugs....just for the fun of it.

Blessings, Barbara

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Giveaway that will end on a happy note

You might remember when my family and I took a vacation a few years ago back home to Pennsylvania.  While there we visited an Amish sale and I was able to purchase an Amish handmade comforter.  Since then I have found out that the Pennsylvania Amish are one of the biggest producers and handlers of puppy mills.  I am totally disgusted with what I have found out.  Because of this I have decided to giveaway this comforter to anyone who wants it here in the U.S.  All I ask is that you pay for shipping because it is quite heavy.  I can't give you a shipping price but I'm estimating between $20 and $40.  Please leave a comment on this post and include your email address so I can get in touch with you.  I will let this run until Easter Sunday at 9:00 EST and then randomly  pick a number.  Here is a picture of said comforter.  I didn't take definite measurements because it's a bugger to get off the quilt rack but I know it will cover the top of a full size bed.

I think in all good conscience not one of you good ladies would want this comforter so a lady on facebook gave me the perfect solution.  I am going to cut this up into doggie size blankets and donate them to a shelter.  I think the puppies that these bring comfort to will appreciate them very much.  

Barbara

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring Has Sprung?

What is going on this year with the snow?  Friends and relatives in Pa. received about 9 inches of snow and we are having mornings down here in Florida in the 40's.  That's just not right!  We always called the last snow of the season the onion snow......that's a lot of onions!

I have two finishes to share with you.  The first one is Wooleminia by Plum Street Samplers.  When I first pulled the colors I was not thrilled with them.  I love peaches but I'm not a peachie color person.  I was sooooo wrong.  I don't think I could of chosen any better colors than they did.  The fabric that it's lying on is what I'm going to use for the finishing.....I just have to make up my mind how to finish it.  I have a round frame but the opening is too large so I thought of making a mat using the fabric.  We'll let it stew for a few days then decide.

The next one is called Daffodils by Jeannette Douglas but as you can see I changed them.  I really don't like yellow so they are now lilacs.  It will be made into a little pincushion using the fabric it's lying on.  This pattern is in my store if your interested.

Now for the question of the day.  I've always thought that the linen Primitive Hare dyes with the words very interesting so when my LNS picked up some at the Nashville Market I just couldn't resist.  But my problem now is "What Do I Stitch On It?"  The patterns that she has done on it really aren't my style so now I have a quandary as to what to stitch on them.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with me.  I purchased a fat quarter so I have enough for a large design.

Tomorrow we get the results of my hubbies Ct Scan and I'm very anxious to hear what they say.  I've got this funny feeling that they are not going to be able to do anything and they have now destroyed his eyesight about the same way as his hearing....by just ignoring it.  I don't know if I told the story about how he lost his hearing but it was quite simple.  He was in the hospital for other reasons and he kept telling them that he was having a lot of trouble hearing and that it was getting worse.  Not one doctor did a dang thing and now here he is 13 years later totally deaf.  I think his eyesight will probably go the same way.  We'll complain and no doctor will do anything.  Do you hate doctors as much as I do?  I have found only 1 doctor who really cares about my hubby and his problems and that is Dr. Henry Levin, Gastrologist.  He is the only one that takes the time to talk to him and even though DH is deaf, Dr. Levin makes sure he understands what he is saying to him.  The rest just talk to me and mostly ignore DH.  But they sure to talk when it's time to be paid, don't they!

I had a nice surprise last week.  My dear Grand daughter, Grand Son In Law,  Hubby and the two little rascals took me out to dinner for my birthday.  I prefer to call them Anniversaries of my birth.  Sounds better doesn't it?  Then yesterday they surprised me with a Tiffany hanging lamp for our dining room.  I've always wanted one but just never seemed to get around it.  They found a vintage one and John will rewire it before it gets hung over our dining room table.  They are such good kids and I'm very proud of them.  I will post a picture once it is hung.

Well that's about all for this week.  They just seemed to go faster and faster the older I get and I don't like it.  Whatever troubles you are having I hope leave you alone this week.

Blessings, Barbara

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good Monday Morning

In between loads of laundry I thought I'd tell you what's been going on in our little corner of the world.  Well hubby had his CT Scan this past friday but we probably won't get results until we go back to see doctor on the 26th.  Meanwhile, he still has double vision which comes and goes and I'm still taking him to and from work everyday.  It gets boring but you do what you have to do.

I have a finish to share with you.  It's the Jeannette Douglas one I started last week and it worked up really fast.  I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it but I'm thinking a box lid but I don't need anymore boxes so I'm just going to hold onto it.  

I also started "Woolemina" by Plum Street Samplers and she's turning out quite beautiful.  I decided not to use the CC colors they wanted and just went with DMC and I still like it.  I have a round frame that she will be put in when finished.


I hope everyone has a really great week with no troubles knocking at your door.

Blessings, Barbara