Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great Giveaway!!

Karyn at The Teakettle Corner Blog is having a great giveaway - become a follower and post a comment and you could have a chance at a bunch of great cross stitch items from Prairie Schooler, Crescent Colours, linens, floss and more and more - follow the link on this blog.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Yule Log

My daughter and I made our first Yule Log!
Can't wait to give it a taste!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Create Your Own Stitched Sweater

How cute - you can create your own stitched sweater courtesy of the Kansas City Art Studio!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2009 Christmas Challenge - December's Ornament

My Last ornament of the 2009 Christmas Challenge
I was able to do all 12!!  This was from the 2009 JCS Christmas Magazine
I stitched it for the Gentle Pursuits EGA luncheon and ornament exchange.
It went to Catherine - hope it makes her smile this holiday season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

For the Love of Crochet Along Christmas Potholder SWAP

I was so excited to come home last night to find my box from Dawn from the Christmas Potholder SWAP organized by Kathy Ann on For the Love of Crochet Along blog.  She included a potholder and dishcloth, some cute yarn, a vintage crochet booklet a German cookie recipe and a package of coffee and a chocolate treat - how great is that!!!   She should be receiving my box today - I hope she loves what I sent her and I'll post it when I know she receives it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

My New Venture - Dimensional Necklaces

My dimensional necklaces using African Trade Beads and Glass beads

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Basket of Thanksgiving

I finished off a few Lizzie Kate designs all Fall or Thanksgiving related - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2009 Christmas Challenge - November's Ornament

I stitched this little cutie on even weave from a freebie from Casa Mia for the November Christmas Challenge.

Totally Useless SAL - November

Well my little jar is filling so I thought I'd start a clear ornament for the months of November and December.  Let's hope I can fill that little orni up so I can put it on my tree!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Sasha!!!

Here she is guarding our yard - she is 10 today - our little rescue dog - we just love her!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another Square Stitch Bracelet

Another square stitch design bracelet.  This one will look nice with Christmas sweaters.  Ok now on to something else.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Square Stitch Beaded Bracelet

Happy Halloween!!!    Finished my square stitch bracelet that was taught at the last EGA meeting.  It puts you in a happy mood just to look at it - candy corn and pumpkins!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October's 2009 Christmas Challenge Ornament

This is my latest ornament for the 2009 Christmas Challenge - it's a freebie card from Prairie Schooler - it's such a cute little tree, I just had to stitch it.  I incorporated the candle into the initial I stitched on the back.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Totally Useless SAL - October

I have been stitching my fingers off but my little jar isn't filling up as much as it should - so much red and green (must mean Christmas is around the corner)  I'll just have to keep on stitching!!  This month the added threads are lovely Heathway crewel yarns from my project below.

WIP - EGA Seminar - Shading Traditions

Went to the EGA Seminar in Pittsburgh and loved both classes I attended.  This is a Barbara Jackson piece called Shading Traditions.  It is done with Heathway crewel yarns, Gloriana Lorikeet and Pearsall's variegated silk - I just love it - now just have to get it finished.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stitch Pink

Stop by for a chance to win a retired kit by Wild-Heart Designs called Flower of Courage!! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September Ornament

This is my September selection for 2009 Christmas Challenge.  It is called Trimming the tree and was designed by Sharon Crescent of Miss Crescent's Crowne from the JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jump Ring Bracelets

Here are some of my jump ring beaded bracelets.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes - AFTER

This is what they look like when they come out of the oven.   They taste just like candy!!!

Oven Roasted Tomatoes - BEFORE

What to do with all those tomatoes - roast them - I made two pans of roasted tomatoes, some garlic and banana peppers.  Slice the tomatoes, sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs de Provence then drizzle with a little olive oil.   Bake in a low, slow oven (225 degrees) for 4 hours.  After they are finished, they taste like candy.  I put them in a zip lock bag and in the freezer for later.   This is what they look like BEFORE

Friday, August 28, 2009

Christmas On a Stick

My August submission to the 2009 Christmas Challenge.  It's called Christmas on a Stick Designed by Barbara Syburg and Suzanne Shead of Prairie Moon.  The design is from the JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue.

Low Fat Peach Bread

The recipe works so well that you can make a beautiful peach bread too!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Low Fat Peach Muffins

We picked peaches a week or so ago and I was looking for a recipe to use up some of the peaches. I found a yummy recipe from Cooking Done Light Blog and loved it. The recipe has no oil and uses sour cream and applesauce instead - they turned out great.

Totally Useless SAL

This is my first month in participating in the Totally Useless SAL from YoYo's Dragon Ny Needle Blog. It doesn't look like much but inside are the threads from two ornaments I have been working on and will be posted soon and some beads from bracelets I have been working on.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July Container Gardening Update

Garden progress - tomatoes getting bigger, zucchini doing great - tomato and pepper plant in topsy turvy containers growing too. A little hummingbird visiting the feeder and my basket of bounty - peppers, string beans, lavender and even flowers from the garden

Beaded Bracelet

My new venture a beaded bracelet. Made with Czech glass beads!!

July's 2009 Christmas Challenge

Here is my July submission for the 2009 Christmas Challenge Blog. A good luck Christmas pickle. I used Crescent Colours and it's really much more colorful than the photo.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic Granny - Finished!!

Happy 4th of July!!!  The patriotic granny is finished.  I had to use some of my stash of red, white and blue but managed to get that variegated yarn used up.  Well, it's a crazy afghan but fun and certainly patriotic.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Patriotic Granny

I am trying to use up this red, white, and blue yarn that I found in my stash so I challenged myself to make one large granny square (as a lap afghan).  I started it this morning - and hopefully it will be done by the 4th of July!!