Hi, y’all.   Well, I just saw that we are expecting a winter storm here, starting soon.  6-12 inches of snow.  Thankfully, I don’t have to go out in it.  I am blessed with a husband who takes care of all the snow blowing, shoveling, etc.  even though I do hear some muttering under his breath.  Thankfully, grandbabies aren’t normally around when he’s taking care of snow removal.  😉

I believe I will be able to finish a project this weekend.  I found the perfect trim for it.  I picked this up while in Florida after Christmas.  I have been experimenting with different finishes for my stitching.  There are so many creative ways to finish your projects.  Don’t get stuck in a rut, finishing the same old way.  Experiment.  Explore.  Check out what others are doing but most of all, have fun!

Stay warm and catch up with you next time.



Happy Belated New Year, everyone!

Happy belated New Year!  Phew, what a whirlwind couple of months.  We have added a beautiful baby girl to our family and another baby is expected relatively soon.  We had a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas, followed by a couple weeks in Florida.

I did manage to stitch Christmas presents for my daughter and daughter-in-laws.  I am still putting the finishing touches on a dear friend’s Christmas gift. Thankfully, she also is a stitcher and realizes these works of love do not happen quickly but slowly and methodically.

Hey, if you haven’t tried hand dyed Valdani threads on your projects, you should give it a try.  These are absolutely beautiful threads and I prefer them over other more traditional embroidery threads.  If your local needlework shop does not carry them, they are available on ebay..  Give them a try and let me know if you like them as much as I do.  🙂

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am including a freebie chart for you all, courtesy of The Primitive Hare.  Just copy the link below in your web browser and print off the instructions.  Hope you all enjoy it.  (FYI, if you do print the chart, you will see there is a statement  that reads ‘please do not copy my work’.  Please rest assured that this is indeed a free chart, graciously provided by The Primitive Hare.)


Directions for Love Never Fails:  http://theprimitivehare.blogspot.com/search/label/FREE%20CHARTS