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Mercy - my stitched part of my LHN RR.

This is what I had to finish for my Round Robin that started up when I stitched the middle.

And here it is, all together...

I wanna thank CJ, Jayne, Teresa, Vickie, Gail, Renee, & Rita for stitching on this Round Robin. I absolutely love how it turned out!

These are the Dear Diary Pillows, from Little House Needleworks. Stitched on 28ct Monaco - Tea, with DMC Floss. Hopefully going to get it framed.


Ever wish..

to have a day where you do nothing? Like sat in your chair all day with either the laptop on your lap ... or snuggled up in a fleece blanket. Sleep in late, but still manage to sneak in a 2 hr nap. And then having someone else takes care of you for the day.

Well. Today was one of those days.


Its my birthday...

I think I will go and spend my next 14 hrs of it at work. Today better be good!

Thanks to those that already sent Bday wishes. Very much appreciated!


Happy Birthday Dad!

Dean W. Mathison
Nov. 18, 1945 - Feb. 10, 2009

Happy Birthday In Heaven
We little knew that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you daily, In
death we do the same.
It broke
our hearts to lose you. You did
not go alone, For part of us
went with you, The day God called
you home. You left us peaceful
memories, Your love is still
our guide, And though we cannot
see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same, But
as God calls us one by one, The
chain will link again.

Happy Birthday Dad! Miss you like crazy. Look down from heaven and watch over the brave who ride-out and continue to answer the call.

Grandma Mathison - who we lost 4 yrs ago to day - miss you both every day! Grandma Mathison passed away on my Dad's 60th bday, shortly after the last member of the family said their goodbye.



Katie's Sweet Girl Quilt

For my niece Katie ~

"Katie's Sweet Girl Quilt"

Made with the assistance of this pattern from Moda Bake Shop - A Sweet Baby Quilt

Fabrics used - Hushabye, by Tula Pink for Moda. 4 Charm packs were used, with left overs pieced on the backing.

Quilting was 1/4" from the ditch. Quilted with my sewing machine. LOVE the results!

I was able to finish up the hand stitching on the binding last night. Took the quilt outside for some pictures. I love it!


Lindsey's Sweet Girl Quilt

For my Goddaughter & niece Lindsey ~

"Lindsey's Sweet Girl Quilt"

Made with the assistance of this pattern from Moda Bake Shop - A Sweet Baby Quilt

Fabrics used - Eva, by basicgrey for Moda. 4 Charm packs were used, with left overs pieced on the backing.

Quilting was 1/4" from the ditch. Quilted with my sewing machine. LOVE the results!

For those wondering -

... why the glue stick was my new best friend.

I was given about 6 gallon size Ziploc bags of 3/4" fabric strips. And what to do with them.

Well, I was mentioning to another quilter about making Fabric Bowls. And well... I get to work one morning, there sit a bag of clothesline, more fabric strips, and a completed bowl, she had made. She gave me everything that was in the bag along with this book - It's A Wrap

The next day - I'm looking through the book, and looking at the clothesline and fabric strips. The glue stick that was included was mostly dried up, and of course we don't have that on hand here at the house. So we called up the neighbors, and the store downtown. Next thing we know we are on the way to the big town for a $2.49 glue stick.

And when we got home, that's when the glue stick became my new best friend.

Cause this was the result of the new friendship.

I had since made two more Fabric Trivets. They are so simple to make, and I love changing up the colors.

And the winner is....

With 42 comments produced 67 entries...

Thanks to hubby for selecting a name

from the Pincushion & Scrap/Thread catcher

Thanks to all that entered!! Its great to have you share this milestone with me!

Thanks to all that take the time to leave a comment!!!

Congrats to ELAINE!!


The One Thousandth Post

Holy Macaroni! Its here!!

1,000 Posts, last published on Nov 2, 2009, is what my blog's dashboard reads now.

It's hard to believe it's been 1000 posts already. Even though there should have been more - but life sure can get in the way... and sometimes you feel as what you want to share or post means nothing to someone else. But I'm glad I have posted.

Some of you have been here since the beginning, and I thank you for that! Some of you take the time to comment on life's little post, I thank you for that. Some of you have become a follower of this blog, I thank you for that. Some of you have me in your blog list, I thank you for that. And the friendships I have made from blogging, I most importantly thank you for that!

So, in honor of this post - I'm offering a give away. Since this blog started out mainly about life and cross stitching, and over the 500+ (give or take a few) previous posts, its found the love of quilting too.

So, I was racking my brain - what can I offer for a giveaway prize - as I have stitchers and quilters and lurkers. And the other day, I looked to my right at the sewing machine.. and the light bulb went on... (not literally...LOL)

I made a Pincushion & Scrap/Thread catcher. Its perfect for those orts, and needles on the stitching chair. And its awesome too, next to the sewing machine to hold those thread tails that were snipped, and holding onto those pins.

So, if you would like to win this Pincushion & Scrap/Thread catcher - Please leave a comment to this post. If you are a follower (or become one), you will get an extra entry. Post it to your blog with a link back, and you will get another entry. Everyone is welcome to enter!

I'll leave the giveaway open until Friday, November 13th.

Good luck!

My *NEW* best friend!


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