Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I finally finished block #12 of Village of Hawk Run Hollow!!

Village of Hawk Run Hollow as of 6/28/11
40 ct. Sand Dune, NPI and Vikki Clayton Silks.

I'm working my way up from the bottom. I'll work on block #6 next.

Amy wanted me to put out a reminder about the Pals retreat in Myrtle Beach in October. I'm looking forward to going for my third time. We always have a blast!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Home Again!

I just got back last night. The boys and I are so glad to be home! While I was in Florida I finished up "Land of the Free."


Blackbird Designs "Land of the Free"
Fabric: 40 ct. Hand-Dyed Linen
Threads: Belle Soie silks
Started: 6/18/11 - Finished 6/22/11

This design is only 4" x 4" on 40 ct, so it stitched up pretty quick. I'm in a patriotic stitching mood - I was thinking of stitching this little fob next.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Another New Start

Yep, the Stitching ADD continues. I was in a Shepherd's Bush mood. I have wanted to stitch "Sail Away" for a long time now, so I went for it the other day...



I went up to Amy's yesterday for the day to stitch and chat. We had a nice, relaxing visit. I got the latest Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine from her while there. She told me she does have more on back order. I pulled the threads for the Blackbird Design "Land of the Free" inside the magazine today.



The threads are so pretty!! I really can't wait to start this one!

Well, the boys are having a blast at Sea World right now. I do miss them so much though. I was planning on going back in a week or so, but I don't think I'll last that long. I think I may go back down in a couple days instead.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stitching ADD

I have been floundering between projects again. For some reason I've been having trouble sticking to one thing.

I ended up restarting my Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler. I decided to use 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter instead of the Lentil (or Navy Bean).


I like it much better on the Pecan Butter. I decided to go darker after seeing Amy's pretty wip at our get together in Manning.

After working on the mystery sampler for a little bit I got Ann Grant (excuse the wrinkles) back out...


And then when I got bored with Ann I got VoHRH back out. I have worked on this one the longest lately. The black fill in is making me a little bonkers! I'm determined to get this block done though.


I'd love to be able to stick to one thing and stitch it! Maybe I can do that for awhile with VoHRH.

I just want to say thank you to everyone who has bought items from my stash sale!! I really appreciate it!! :) Hope you all are having a great start to summer!

I'm Home!

Just for a week or so... I left the kids in Florida with my in-laws and came back up to SC for a little break. Since I have all this free time I decided to put my sale page back up.

I have been working on a few things and will take pictures soon! :)

Friday, June 03, 2011

A Gift and a Little Stitching

The kids are out of school (as of yesterday). I'm so proud of them both! They both got perfect grades and conduct (well Jake had satisfactory on self-discipline, but that's not a big surprise). Tomorrow is the big day of stitching at French Hen's with my friends and I can't wait!! It will be great to see everyone and it will be great to get away! The day after we're headed down to Florida for a few weeks.

I got a very sweet package in the mail the other day from Andrea. I sent her a chart and she wanted to send me something in return.

Gift from Andrea

She sent a very sweet little snippet bag that her friend made, some chenille trim, scissors and candle. Thank you again Andrea! I love it all!!

I have been stitching a little. I got Village of Hawk Run back out and finished block 9. Well, it's almost finished. I still have to put in the grass. I thought I'd wait on that because I always end up snagging my straight stitches.

VoHRH block 9
40 ct. Sand Dune, NPI silks (1 over 2)

After I finished the block I decided to get my Kind Fond Love Sampler back out. I forgot how much I love this sampler!

Kind Fond Love as of 6/2/11

Kind Fond Love as of 6/2/11
40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar, DMC threads (1 over 2).

Well, Matthew is needing me! Write when I can! :)