Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. Halloween has been cancelled in our area due to Sandy. We are all safe and sound. I have suffered no real damage or loss of power. Some have not been as lucky and they are all in my prayers.
The destruction that Sandy caused is totally unbelievable. Our beaches and shores have been totally destroyed.

My daughter has been without power so they have moved in with us. Needless to say my life is upside down. Thought I would get a lot of stitching accomplished since she has not had work for three days now (just about every school district has been closed since Monday) but that has not happened. I am going to need a vacation after this.

Some pictures of Jake in his Jake the Neverland Pirate costume.

Jake and his friend

Jake waiting for the parade to start


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Daredevil Jake

Here are a few pictures of Jake on a zip line. He really is not afraid of anything.

Getting ready


Getting off

He is one adventurous little guy.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Winter Blossom

What a fun weekend we had at Amy's! It was fun meeting new friends and spending the weekend stitching on my wonderful canvas. I love this series by Labors of Love. I ordered the Autumn one before I left. Amy did a fabulous stitch guide for my girl. I am always amazed how she is able to pick the perfect stitch and thread for an area.

Karen and I had wonderful time visiting with both Amy and Jill and were very sad to leave.

Winter Blossom has not been touched since I came home and I really hope to be able to pick her up soon.


Her wonderful face with two eyebrows.

The beautiful pansy

Starting the small blue flowers.

My time for stitching is going to be limited since Nana Day Care will be starting at 7 in the morning.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Needlepoint Friends Are The Best

This past weekend Karen and I got to spend sometime with some friends we met in California who live in Memphis. We had a blast with them. Jan owns a needlepoint shop in Memphis called Stitches. It is a great shop that sells both needlepoint and cross stitch. Linda is one of Jan's customers and they are very good friends.
We meet Linda and Jan for dinner and drinks at Flemings a very nice restaurant not far from Jan's store. We had a wonderful dinner, great conversation and lots of laughs. We are all going to The Needle Works in April for a class. After dinner Linda invited us back to her home for desert. What a beautiful home Linda has. She was all decorated for Halloween and it was just magnificent. Linda has a wonderful talent for decorating.
To our surprise and delight Linda had beautiful gift bags for us filled with fabulous scissor fobs and wonderful magnets.
Here are pictures of my wonderful gifts.

As you can see, I am already using two of them. Aren't they fabulous?

Here are the fun magnets Linda made for Karen and me.
I cannot thank Jan and Linda enough for their hospitality and Linda for my wonderful gifts. I will think of her every time I use them.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

What a wonderful time Karen and I had this weekend. It is hard to believe that tomorrow is our last day. The time went by way too quickly. We meet some new friends, had lots of laughs, great food and relaxing days stitching. I am going to be sorry to leave tomorrow.

Here are some pictures of my Winter Girl from Labors of Love. I stitched for two days but did not accomplish that much.

Overview of canvas

Her face which still needs eyebrows and some outline stitches.

The beginning of stitching the pansy - still have three steps to do.

Well I am going to turn in. Hope I sleep tonight.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ready to Go

Bags are packed and I am ready to go. Will blog from Memphis.

I really did try not to overpack.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


On the roofline. Is done. That's all I'll say about it.

Jake In A Box

Just thought I would share pictures of Jake in a huge box that came today.
No it was not filled with needlepoint, it was coffee and tea from Keurig.

Peeking out of box.

Posing for picture.

Next week at this time we will be in Memphis. So looking forward to this trip.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Progress on Thanksgiving House

Side two of Kit two is done moving onto the back of the House.

Getting ready for Amy's next week. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with friends and stitching.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fun Day

I had a wonderful day today. The class with SharonG was fantastic. We worked on the Stitcher's ornament. Sharon did the canvas in four color ways - traditional red and green, pink and green, wine and rust and brown.

This is my canvas in the traditional red and green. I also purchased the pink and green in the square 5 by 5 shape.

Here is a picture in the wine color.

Here is the pink and green square.

I am going to make my round ornament into a stand-up. This is such a beautiful piece. The majority of the ornament is beaded and looks just like a glass Christmas ornament. Hope to get back to stitching this soon.

Off to work on the House.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Class with Sharon G

This Saturday Denise and I will be taking a class at Nimble Needle with Sharon G.
I love going to Nimble Needle, Karen Milano, the shop owner is such a wonderful person. She always makes everyone feel so welcomed and caters to all of her
customers. I always feel so comfortable and happy in her shop. You should definitely visit her shop.

I have been soo looking forward to this class with Sharon. We will be stitching Sharon's Stitcher's Ornament. This is the perfect ornament for a stitcher.
Sharon is also doing this piece in a different color way and size. I also ordered it in pink and green, big surprise, and it will fit into a box. I have not seen this canvas yet and am so excited.

Here is a picture of the Stitcher's Ornament. What a special gift for a stitching friend.

Will post pictures of the class and the ornament in the different colors.