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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Giveaway

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is doing it again! Brand new beautiful hand dyed threads.  Check them out!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Great to be Home

     It was only an over night stay but it's always good to be back home.  The seminar was to do with the need for churches to change.  Churches are closing down left and right and we need to protect our home churches.  So, I'm glad we got to go.  The trip was good and the company fantastic.  We learned so much and will be working on some changes ahead for sure.

     It's a beautiful time of year here in NC.  So many of the cherry trees and other flowering trees and shrubs are in bloom.  Soon to bloom will be the sweet smelling Wisteria.  Birds are everywhere and I've made sure that the Bluebirds have the mealy worms they love so much.  Hubby refurbished some bird houses and put up a new one as well.  The weather is beautiful.

     I've been working on Wedding Row this past week and I'm enjoying the stitch.  Going along real well.  Decided to change the hugs and kisses to a blue instead of the pink.  So I'll go back and redo the pink ones.  Want to make a second one for my grandson and his bride as well.  Both weddings are in July!

     I did mention to ya'll a few weeks back that I've finally turned into a rotation stitcher I believe.  Just too many beautiful pieces that I want to do, so found I have gotten into a number of them.  So last week I worked some on the French free stitch a long piece that was actually a design from last year.  Wasn't too late to get involved though so I did.  Below is the first page completed.  No need to


hurry with this one.  It will be for myself and I'm using the colors called for.  Enjoying the piece and the colors too.

     One day down the road I will be working up "A Quaker Floral" by Midnight Stitching.  Here's a picture of it below.  What I did do, was order two skeins of Gloriana thread to work it up.  I chose


Seaweed which is full of deep blues, green and purples.  I'm will thinking that I may to the actual letters in a solid, but will probably decide for sure when I'm ready to stitch them.  Any suggestions would be appreciated though! Let's hear from you my sweet friend!  A picture of the actual threads below.


     Another picture I want to share and it has nothing at all to do with stitching! The closest my fur baby, Tiny Girl gets to actually being outside, is on the screened porch.  Now this porch is like 16 x 20 feet, so she has plenty of room.  Lots of birds and squirrels to watch and many comfy places to lay.  We have a window above the kitchen sink that looks out onto the porch, and Tiny Girl has realized that if she gets in that window when she's ready to come in, that someone will open the door. So this is what I often look at as I'm puttering at the sink! LOL.  She's a stinker!


     Now I must let you go once again.  I hope you've found this post interesting enough to come back again.  I love each and every one of you.  So until next time, be well and safe and, "Don't forget to feel the colors".


Monday, March 6, 2017

All Is Well

     Just wanted to let all my dear followers know that all is well here.  I was wanting to post an interesting and fun post today, but now I can't get back here until Wednesday.

     I found out after church service yesterday that I was expected to go on a two day excursion with a few church members this morning! My husband signed us up and never mentioned it to me! So this will be an over night stay and we won't be back until late Tuesday evening.

     Will be back then with some pictures of what I've been stitching on and all.  Until then, ya'll be safe and well.  Don't forget to "feel the colors". Love ya'll.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

This Weeks Stitching and a Winner!

     What a fantastic week this has been! Other than one very cold day, we've had temperatures in the 60's and up to over 80.  We're kind of puttering and in today.  Too nice for the doors to not be open and all. Thank you Father!
     This week I've stitched on the gift that I'm stitching up for my nephew and his new bride, Nancy, come July.  Had to sneak,,,,,kinda/sorta this into the WIP's.  I didn't want to stick with the WIP's and wait too long to finish this up.  As it is though, it's moving right along and at nine hours, I have this much done.  Name of it is Wedding Row and as you can see, I'm using different colors.


Here's a picture of it from 123 Stitch, which is where I ordered it from.


This week I plan on working on the French Sampler.  Not much done of it today, but I'll see what it looks like next Sunday.

Now I have done some ordering.....Maybe I should say just resupplying my stash.....I just love it when I see some charts that I can't live without.  Yes I know this is the year of my WIP's.  I understand that.  I get it! The feeling of wanting them so badly and telling myself that I can't order them just kills me, but giving in to myself feels so darn good.  How can being so weak make my heart smile so big!  So here's a picture of what I ordered and it has all been delivered.  Now I tell myself that it's not fair to star any of these until I get my other things done.


The cherry trees are now in bloom here and their beautiful.  I snipped a couple of small branches the other day to help with the Valentine decoration.  Going to let them root and plant them later on.


And my Valentine's table.


Now before I bore you with more pictures, I'll let you go.  Not before though I let ya'll know that Laura of flowersofthewindblogspot.com won the gift certificate to the Lone Star Steakhouse! Send me your full name and address at MissLindaLee@ec.rr.com and I'll get that sent out to you.  You enjoy it young lady.
Now! Until next time, ya'll stay safe and warm.  Be well and last but not least. remember to "feel the colors".


Friday, February 3, 2017

My Giveaway

     I was supposed to open this giveaway two days ago, and failed! So sorry.  Never thought of it on the first and yesterday was just so busy.  Here we go though.  Once again.....This card below was supposed to be a Christmas gift, and once I bought it, I realized that there isn't even one of these Lone Stars in this area.  So I know that many of you may live where there is one, and I would like for it to be used.   Only rule is that you be a follower of my blog and that, if you do have a blog, you mention the giveaway on yours.  Enter your name and the name of your blog here and to make sure, email me at MissLindaLee@ec.rr.com.


     Have been organizing my stitching and even purchased a pretty basket to put my WIP's in.  I'm going to star a rotation schedule like so many of my friends and followers do.  That way, no WIP gets overlooked or set aside for months at a time.  So this week I've worked on "Ocean Treasures" some and here's an updated photo.  I would normally not be working with these colors, but the change is


indeed, refreshing.  I'm looking forward to getting all the stitching done so I can do all the back
stitching.  Yes.....I'm one of those crazy people who really enjoy the tiny back stitches.  I love all
stitching though.

I noticed that my Quince in the front yard is in full bloom.  Our winter has been so mild thus far and the daffodils too are in bloom.  I imagine the Quince I planted in NH years ago must be a good  six



feet tall by now.  Oh how I miss my beautiful gardens up there.  I pray that someone else is now enjoying them.

     After several beautiful warm days, we have a cold, windy and drizzly day today.  I am actually still in my pajamas and I think I'm going to stay right here in my sewing room and cross stitch.  Bill has a nice fire going in the living room this morning and it's warm and cozy back here.

     Until next time, I love each and every one of you, and please be safe and well.  Of course, as always, don't forget to "feel the colors".


Monday, January 30, 2017

WIP Things

     Yes I did say that this year would be my WIP year and I meant it.  Still do, but next year is going to be a humdinger for sure! You see.  While I'm finishing up some pieces started this past year and even longer ago than that, I am filling my stash also.  I have some wonderful online friends that do a great job of enabling! I have to blame someone! LOL.  You see, my dear friend Teal, is doing a SAL from last year, and I was fortunate enough to get the chart from the designer from her blog.  Here's a picture of the finished piece first, and I haven't even gotten enough done, now that I think about it to post a second picture here.  I'll be using the colors that it calls for though and I thank Teal for the information on the website.  Teal does beautiful work by the way.


Then I went on over to Laura Landis' lovely blog and see a picture of this! Now all I could


think of was making some of these ahead and finding the right time to give them to people.  In some type of container with some Hershey kisses or just some pretty tiny things in with it.  I love it and
ordered the chart right away.  So, okay! It's WIP year.  I don't have to start it soon.....I can wait....
Yeah right! We'll see.  By the way. Laura also does some lovely stitching as well.  

I got this piece out below, which I actually did in  2009 and decided to finish this WIP up by
making it into a pillow.  I have a piece of fabric that I can use for the baking and I think it will
look great sitting in my sewing room.  Here it is waiting for me to sew it up.  


It's actually done on a type of burlap, which I thought I wouldn't like at all.  The directions 
called for it though so I ordered and used  it, and I like the outcome.  Real country looking.

Besides my stitching, I've been reading a book that has been so enjoyable.  My sister and I are
going to do the Appalachian Trail, starting in the spring of 2018.  So I've been reading lots of
books about the 2,180 mile trek as well as getting my gear all bought and broken in.  Preparing my
mind as well as my body.  This book is the best that I've read thus far about hiking the trail.
Written by Paul Stutzman who did indeed hike the trail himself.  Yes! I do snack on those tiny


candy bars as I read, but I'm not a big sweets eater.  I usually stop at two.

I think that's it for today.  It was sunny but quite cold out.  Made a trip for a scheduled doctor's appointment for hubby, Bill.  Once back home, just puttered which I love to do.  I really get a lot done that way without wearing myself out and all.

Remember that in just a couple of days I'll be starting to take the names and emails down for my giveaway.  A gift certificate for $25.00 for Lone Star Steakhouse.  Once again, we bought it for a Christmas gift, not realizing until later that there isn't one in our area.  So if you live near one, I hope you sign up for the giveaway and good luck to everyone who does.

Letting you go now.  Love you my faithful friends and followers.  Stay safe and warm and remember to, "feel the colors".