Category Archives: Cross Stitch

Sooooo Close


It’s so close to being finished.  I have one border left to go.  Don’t all of those solids look great though!?!  It will for sure be done tomorrow.  Then I need to get my spring mystery quilt sewn together and get my FMQ challenge done for this month.  Once again I am demonstrating my amazing skills of procrastination.


Yesterday I finished the fairy I’ve been cross stitching.  The picture isn’t the best because of the frame but she is absolutely gorgeous!  The pattern is a free one from Passione Ricomo.  I jazzed her up with some sparkle and beading.  All in all I’m pretty excited about my projects!

Tinkerbell isn’t too impressed though.  She’d rather be left out of the stitching.


Favorite Things


The truth is that I’m not my happiest tonight.  I want to post but I didn’t want it to sound whiny.  So I was thinking about things I enjoy and things that make me happy.  Then I thought why not post and share some.

Always at the top of my happy list is music.  I always have something playing in the background and it is a must for when I’m sewing, stitching, etc.  One of my favorite groups to listen to right now is Blackmore’s Night.  Their music goes a long way toward cheering me up.  I’m listening to it as I type.  So I thought I’d share one of my favorite videos of their from youtube.  I hope you enjoy it.

As you probably know I’m feeling extremely hand stitchey lately.  I would be happy to spend all day every day cross stitching.  So here’s a sneak peak at the pattern one of the patterns I’m working on right now.

It’s a silhouette of a fairy which actually puts her in another category of things that make me happy.  I’m a big fan of fantasy.  I may be all grown up but I still look through the flowers and plants for the fairys that I know are in there. 😉

Along with the hand stitching I also found a lost little embroidery today.  It made me very happy to recycle an old frame and give it a home.

Another thing that I love and that makes me very happy is making other people happy.  Nothing will make you feel better faster than making someone else smile.  So with that in mind I am helping a friend of my mother’s by making her a quilt for her granddaughters wedding.  She is such a sweet little lady and every time we talk about quilt plans and how it’s coming I can’t help but grin.  So here’s a look at how her quilt is coming along.

This is the center of the quilt.  Now I’m going to start piecing triangles for the star points.  This is actually a quilt I’ve made for myself before, it is on my bed right now in fact and they couldn’t be more different.  I am loving how this one is turning out though.  The granddaughter requested bright colors.  I was a little apprehensive about these fabric choices because I was used to mine that was so different but it is looking gorgeous.  This will be a quilt that I’m going to be proud of.

Now for my last happy thought of the evening.  Food!!!  Not only am I a fan of eating it.  (A little too much sometimes)  I also love to cook.  This month was my turn to bring snacks to our guild meeting so I broke out the old recipe book.  I wanted something different and I found Fiesta Pinwheels.  They were good.  So as I promised my guild pals here is the recipe.


Fiesta Pinwheels

1 pkg. cream cheese

1/2 c. sour cream

1/4 c. salsa

2 tbs taco seasoning

1 dash garlic powder

1 can olives chopped

1 can green chillies

1 c. cheddar

1/2 c. sliced green onions

flour tortillas abt. 8

Beat the first 5 ingredients till smooth.  Stir in remaining ingredients except tortillas.  Spread abt. 1/2 c. on each tortilla and roll the tortilla’s up.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.  Slice and serve.


And now if you have been brave enough to read this far, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I love to be able to share my thoughts, projects, love and addictions (shhhh…).  I appreciate all of my internet and blog friends.

Finally Blogging Again


March is definitely coming in like a lion and I do not mean the weather.  To start out our laptop charger cable kicked the bucket.  We got a new one and that same day the internet went down.  When we finally got that working I went to get my camera and the battery was completely dead.  I am back now though and fully functioning. 

I even have something to show for all the time that I’ve been spending doing handwork.  This is Nora Corbet’s Morning Glory fairy.  She’s the sixth flower fairy that I’ve made.

Here’s a closer look at some of the fun beading on her.  I’m so happy to have finished something.  Now I need to try to get myself sewing a little more again.  I’m still really enjoying the cross stitching though and I have so many projects planned.  My lovely friends at are almost too helpful. 🙂  They are so great for giving me advice and showing me amazing patterns.

Mi Amore Progress


I got my borders finished on my Mi Amore quilt top this morning.  I’m excited to get the hearts ready to put on it but right now I’m having printer problems so it will have to wait a little.  I also have a couple of new store samples to be working on.

Last week I got this cross stitching back from being framed.  I did the stitching a few years ago but my local embroidery store is having a finish competition.  Great motivation to get out some of my old unfinished stitchings and give them new life.  That’s one reason I haven’t been getting as much sewing done.  I’m super excited about hand work right now.