Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stitch Night

Saturday afternoon I am having a bunch of girls over for a sit and stitch. I am so excited. This will be the first one I've had since I left Virginia Beach. I am so looking forward to it. Hopefully I will have time and remember to take pictures. Happy Stitch'n.....Penny

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cross Stitch 09

Here is my progress of the American Sampler, I have a long way to go. Lots and lots of queen stitches are in this piece. I will be an expert by the time I finish this. I had a scare, I was looking for my Shepherd Bush's monthly's, I haven't seen them since we moved in the house in August of 07, well this morning I finally found them. I have come to the conclusion (many times over) that I just have to much...And I keep buying more. Everytime I turn around there is another chart that I just have to have, They just keep coming out with great designs. I need to clone 20 of me at least to finish everything I have. Happy Stitching...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hoffman Distributor

For those of you that want to see what has just come out, check out hoffman,
http://www.hoffmandis.com/index.cfm, I am so getting those new Blackbird Designs. I haven't even checked out the rest of the stuff. Happy Stitch'n Penny

Remebering My Sister

Today my sister would have been 41. It's hard to believe that in July it will be 2 years that she has passed. My sister Tammy lived in Haltom City outside of Ft. Worth, I was in the process of moving to Texas when she was recovering from her operation. She had a brain tumor the size of a fist behind her eye. She was diagnosed the end of May and was gone by the end of July. I look at it, that God didn't want her to suffer long. I still cry very hard and it is very difficult to deal with. She is in my heart and mind always. I love you and miss you Tammy Happy Birthday!!

Finish 09

Well I hope you all like how I finished this. Since my daughter's room is pinks and brown, she has claimed this for her room. I told her she can have it after Valentines Day.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cross Stitch Magazines

I was reading the Twisted Stitchers Blog and she had just framed a beautiful piece that she got from Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Book called "Lo, How a Rose Sampler" I said I have that one, then I thought jeez how many of us have cross stitch magazines that just sit on a shelf? I know I do. So I went through a couple and found this sampler called the "American Sampler" It is from Treasures in Needlework. I just love it. It has some specialty stitches. Just what I need another work in progress.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I think I am Loosing it.

I guess this is what happens when you are in your 40's. Today I was in the bookstore and I bought The hardback book of "The Lady and Son's Savannah Country Cookbook. I have a lot of cookbooks, but I know what the covers look like so I know if I have it or not. Well her hardback book is different from her spiral bound book. So now I have to go back to the book store and say oops I already have this. I made a chicken and rice casserole recipe, and I am going to go test it out...Bon Appetite

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cross Stitch 09

Just finished this freebie from Casey Buonaugurio called "Chocolate Covered Cherries" 2006. I stitched it on 40 count Bittersweet from Lakeside Linens. hopefully the next picture will be of it finished off. Haven't decided what I want to do yet.

Finish 09

This is for my BFF Donna back in Virginia Beach, she was suppose to get this for Christmas. I had finished stitching it, just hadn't finished it into the pin cushion. This is from Blackbird designs. I changed it a little bit. I used the motifs from the book. I personalized it with a little key I found at Michaels. Donna doesn't know she is getting this. I am just going to send it and surprise her.