Thursday, August 28, 2014

Almost Halloween

That is the name of my most recent finish. This was such a fun stitch, I loved the bats with their sating stitched wings. I still have to find tiny black buttons to stitch for the spiders bodies. Once that is done I will be sending this one off to Faye for finishing.

It is still hot here is the South sure does not feel like fall weather yet, but today marks the most important day,the start of collegee footBall season. Let me tell ya people LOVE their Collegee football here in South Carolina! I actually have the night off from work so I will get to stay home and watch the first game of the season South Carolina GameCocks against Texas A&M.

I hope ya'll have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm back in the saddle again

so are you know humming that aerosmith song?haha, if so good :) My house guests left early this morning and things are settling back to normal. It was so great hanging out with my sister and her husband. I am wore out though, we stayed up everynight till about 4a.m laughing and talking.

Today is my last day off before I head back to work tomorrow. So after I had some coffee I grab my current WIP and got to stitching it has been over a week maybe more since I picked up a needle and I will say I missed it. I don't have a current photo and I don't want to take it off the scroll rodsbecause I'm being lazy right now HA! I will however share with you the fabric I recieved in the mail a few days ago from Terri at Dixie Sampler.

She just recently started dyeing and selling her fabrics not to long ago and I think they are a huge hit with Prim stitchers. I found out she was selling her fabrics from a FB stitching group called Prim Stitchers Society. How many of you are in this group? I belong to several FB groups all of which a very active with postings.


Aren't they pretty. There is 30ct Olde Ivory and 32ct Vintage P-nut brittle. Now I just need to raid my stash and see what I can stitch on these beauties.

Before I go one of our fellow bloggers is in need of prayers and good thoughts. I will link her blog so you can read about what's going on.
Maggee from stitching devotee

Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesaday!
XX
Natasha

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Babies galore and late night reading.....

Good morning friends,
Since that last post the one about me deleting ALL my photos for my blog, well they are gone, yup forever lost. It is a shame but I will not make that mistake twice.
This seems to be the year of babies, not from me but so many of my friends. And when I hear they are expecting I whip out my crochet needles and start making blankets. So far this year I have made four and have two more to make. The current one is a chevron pattern which I love but this one is not going so smooth. So in the end I am going to rip out the stitches I have done and just do a simple striped pattern like the one below.

This is one I just completed last week it was mailed off to California and in a few days baby R will be here to enjoy some snuggles in it.

With all this blanket making I have not pick up a needle to XS in over 3 weeks. What?? 3 weeks is way to long.I know and now I will be working all this weekend and then my sister and her husband will in town Sunday till next week so I will probably not get around to all my lovely WIP's till the following weekend. This is just crazy LOL

With the lack of stitching I have made some time to read. I bought a kindle paperwhite 6 months ago to replace my 2nd generation kindle. I love it. It is perfect for reading at night in bed, you can adjust the lighting and it does not cast off a glow like a computer or and IPad would. I am currently reading The Fault in our Stars.... I have about 4 chapters left and I have been bawling my eyes out, like seriously this is the saddest book I have read in a long time.

I also recently finished reading The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) it is a fantasy novel and 1,120 pages long. I read the first book in 4 months but this one took me almost two years to read. I have never been a fan of this type of writing but it was actually better than I thought. It was lent to me by a friend who swore I had to read it. Did it change my life?? No, but it did transport me to a different world when I read it. Which is the goal of a witer when they set out to write a book I think.

Hopefully there are still some readers and followers on my blog. I know it has been neglected for some time, but I assure you I am still here and soon I will actually have some stitching to share. Untill then take care my friends and let your needles fly :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Uh-oh made a big mistake

I made a huge boo boo last week and did not realize it till now. All my pictures from picassa/google are gone!!!!! I was deleting some photos I did not need in picassa and I guess I deleted ALL of my blog photos :(

UGH!!!!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Selling my Lap Stand


Howdy folks, yes I know it has been forever since I have made a blog post. Sad I know. I promise I will be changing that soon. But for right now I am making a quick post. I am selling my K's Creation Z Frame Lap Stand. I have had it for about 3 years and used it maybe a dozen times. I prefer to stitch in hand. I am asking $50 including shipping.

Email or comment here if interested. I have cross posted this.
Thank you
Natasha

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thank you to all that commented and also those that left comments to enter the drawing. I let random number generator do the picking. I will post the winner at the end of this blog post.

How was everyones 4th weekend? I sure do hope everyone had an enjoyable time celebrating the Independance of this great nation. I had one heck of a week. My work closed for 8 days which gives all of us time to take vactactions. I spent the first half of my vaction at home spending time with my husband, getting sun and enjoying the lake.

The other half was spent at my family reunion. Every year my Dads sister hosts a reunion at her house. And let me tell ya it is a full house :) They have 11 brothers and sisters, plus all their chidren and their childrens children. Before my Dads mother passed away she asked that the reunions be continued and my Aunt has done a fine job. It is alot of work getting a party ready for 80+ people. I admire her so much, really all my Aunts and Uncles. They are just the sweetest people I know. We always have such a great time catching up, laughing till we cry, telling stories and just being with one another. It it something I look forward to every year but sadly it always passes to quickly.

Saturday morning when I woke this is the view I was greeted with.
Southwest Virginia is home to me even though I was not born there. Gives me such a peaceful feeling.

While I was there I did have a small window to stitch. This is To The Beach by Cathy from Hands On Design
It was a special release for PALS last year. I changed the word "thee" to "Me" I am thinking of making a zippered bag and puting it on that. Well who am I kidding I am thinking of having Faye make me a zippered bag LOL

When I got home from Virgina I was greeted by my In laws they will be here till Friday so the fun continues. Which is why I am a day late in posting the wimmer of the Cinnamon Hearts chart. So the winner is.............. Fog City Dweller Valerie I will emailing you shortly :)

I thank you all again for the kind comments. I enjoy reading your posts. I hope you have a wonderful evening.
((HUGS)) to you all!!!!
Natasha

Monday, June 30, 2014

Finally a finish

I bought this chart a few months ago and put the finale stitches in a few hours ago. I had to get alittle edgy with it and throw some color in there. This was such a fun little design. Nan's designs are always great to stitch and her finishing instructions are always so detailed and easy to follow. But with this one I am going to send it off to Faye becasue she is so talented.
Here is the finished project

How many of you have stitched this design? If you have not and would like to well today is your lucky day. I will pass the chart AND the leftover floss which I think will be enough to use. Just become a follower and leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you. I will pick a winner on Monday July 7th

Happy Stitching to you all
Natasha