Saturday, April 11, 2015

H is for....

Hearts....





 These are a few hearts that I have made over the years....I love making hearts and they are wonderful for any time of the year.

G is for...

Green crocheted shrug...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

F is for....

Fabric....fat quarters....

Sunday, April 5, 2015

E is for...

Easter....Happy Easter everyone!

 E is for crocheted Easter egg...
Embroidered Easter quilt
EPP or English paper piecing....
EPP stars...
EPP English paper pieced hexagon pin cushion...
 EPP stitching kit for travel...
Have a blessed Easter Sunday! And remember HE has risen and is alive forevermore!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for...

  1. Dachshund
    Dog Breed
  2. The dachshund (UK /ˈdæksənd/ or US /ˈdɑːkshʊnt/ dahks-huunt or US /ˈdɑːksənt/;[2]) is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breedbelonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scentchase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs. Today, they are bred for conformation shows and as family pets. Some dachshunds participate in earthdog trials. According to the AKC, the dachshund continues to remain one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States of America.[
  3. NicknamesTeckel (BNL/FR/GER), Dackel (GER), Dash it hound (Philadelphia), Tekkel (BNL), Tekkel Doxie (USba), Weenie Dog (US) (S.A.), Wiener Dog/Hotdog (US), Sausage Dog (UK/US/AUS/ZA), Bassotto (I), Sosis (TR), Perro Salchicha (ES/MX), Worshond (RSA), Taksis (LV), Jamnik (PL), Train kukka(Andhra pradesh(india)), Badger Dog (literal translation)
  4. Lifespan13 y
  5. Mass16 – 33 lbs (Standard Size)
  6. TemperamentLively, Playful, Devoted, Clever, Stubborn, Courageous
  7. And here are my sweet boys!
  8. Whizzer and Riddick
Riddick
Riddick as a bumble bee
Whizzer at rest after a long day of play

Riddick and Whizzer
Whizzer back from surgery with his bestie Riddick
Riddick my snuggle bug
Whizzer my very active sweet boy...they bring much joy and fun into my life on a daily basis...one is calm and snuggly (Riddick) the other (Whizzer) is hyper and loves to be on target at all times...high alert is the rule of the day for Whiz...he will snuggle for about three seconds and then he is off again to do guard duty.:)

C is for crochet

C is for crochet...I love to crochet and today is all about one of my hobbies...the love of yarn and all the ways you can make wonderful creations for you and your family...to date I have made eight afghans that I have given away to family and friends...I have made countless coasters and heat mats with crochet, not to mention wash cloths and such...
A blanket in progress, just needs the finishing three rows and the border...
Little star flowers that will be a blanket for a special little girl in my life when it is finished...
Another blanket, this one for me using the pattern for her "cozy" blanket on Attic24...Lucy has the best patterns/tuts out there....go here to get her tut for this blanket as well as many others they are listed on her sidebar...
Some wonderful coasters that I made recently using this pattern found here with her great tutorial...
This crochet along is being hosted by Look What I Made and is so beautiful...go here for the tuts for this one which is called "Sophie's Universe"...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for....

B is for Bee...lovely honey bees...you can go here and read an interesting story about bees...
Image result for bee

Image result for bees
A cute stitchery for the bees or you can go here and find more coloring sheets with bees to stitch.

My favorite bee of all is the bumble bee as he is a wonderful example of Gods' creativity....www.wallpapergate.com to get your very own bee wallpaper for your electronic device...

A is for.....

A is for apple....

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mini...

I participated in the 12" Mini Swap last round hosted by Cheryl from here. This is such a great swap to do and I enjoyed making little quilts for my partners. However there was a snag with the last round for myself and another lady in the group. Our wonderful swap mom made arrangements so that both of us would receive a wonderful little mini. My month was summer and my new partners theme was embroidery. 
Our fearless swap mom made this wonderful mini for me as a replacement...Thank you so much Cheryl as this is a wonderful little quilt! I love it. Thank you for taking time out in your busy schedule to make this for me. And some lovely extras as well....
 My partner Hollie does not have a blog, but here is the little quilt that I made and sent out to her.
 It took some time to stitch and I fell in love with it before I was finished. Now I am going to have to make one for my mini quilt wall as well. This is a Michelle Ridgeway design from her blog.
Such a cute and wonderful design to stitch up. I do hope Hollie loves her little mini quilt as much as I enjoyed making it for her. Again thank you Cheryl for making this such a wonderful swap for all your ladies.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

FNWF The Results...

Last night I stitched along with many others on FNWF which Cheryl from here hosts. I finished up my March blocks for he Natures Journey sal quilt that I am working on. I am happy to have this months blocks done and dusted quite early! Yay for me. You can go here to see what everyone else worked on.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blocks for Month One Complete....

 Finally my blocks for month one in the sal are completed and I have made a start on March blocks. Now off to stitch a bit more before bedtime.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Natures Journey A Start...

Well I have started my "Natures Journey" by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. Chooky is running another stitch along this year and I did join in as we had a break from stitching last year. Since I am using my stash up this year I thought this was a great way to make a start. This is such a cute little quilt and I am using my stash of  "Spirit"  that I have had forever and a day. I still need to do the embroidery on each of the blocks. I had a bit of a bleed from the thread when I damp stretched the block. I have since corrected the problem, although I should have done a test piece first, which I did not. Since the thread is hand dyed I should have tested it on a small piece before I stitched with it. That would have saved me not only time, but a big headache as well. I have decided to go with needle turn applique to help me get ready for the "big" applique quilt for the hubby. (Ladies of The Sea) So a few practice quilts are in order since I am new to needle turn as my form of applique. It takes lots of patience to be sure, but I am hoping by the end of the journey I will be much more proficient at needle turn applique. A learning curve for me to improve my set of stitching skills to be sure. I am enjoying the process thus far and have already prepped and started on this months set of blocks.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Star Count...

I have added to my star count again by making four new ones. I have enjoyed the making of these and am now having to baste more in order to have some to stitch. I am linking up here in the sidebar of her blog. Check out the other blogs while there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sophies Universe CAL 2015


I have finally started this cal this past weekend. I have become very close to the terms frog and frogging we are now best friends!:) I am really liking the way this is making up so far. I decided to use my fall colors from Attic24 for this project and I think they are going to look really good in the end product. I have completed the first two parts and am now ready to start part three. One more just because...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrim Lace Sampling...















Once again I have been bitten by the scrim lace muse. I love how this always has such an airy look to it. This time there is some cross stitch added in the form of roses. I have I ever said that I absolutely hated cross stitch on here before? Well, I do and that has not changed. However, using the waste canvas and a small rose pattern I have added some stitched roses to the lace. I have not changed my mind about the cross stitch, but in small samples I am ok with it. A few more to go and then I will be adding some bullions, bumpy bits and a few knots here and there.

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