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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.


Giveaway Reminder


Just a quick reminder that there’s one more week left to be entered into the embroidery package giveaway.  To be entered just comment on this or the original giveaway post.  For an extra entry become a follower and then comment again that you follow this blog.  Thanks to all who have already entered.  I love to read all of your comments and I wish there was a prize for everyone.

As far as quilting news goes I don’t have much going on.  Tomorrow my hubby and I are driving up to Montana and then back on Monday so I got lots of dresden star blocks ready to applique on the drive.

Celebrating with a fun Giveaway


I realized after my last blog post that it was my thirtieth post.  I think that is a great reason to celebrate, so the last couple of days I’ve been putting together a little giveaway package.

Included in this is my very own pattern called Irish Wildflower Chain, all the DMC embroidery threads needed for the pattern, and my new favorite tool for marking embroidery, a Frixion pen.

To enter the drawing for this package just leave a comment.  If you want to be entered a couple more times you can become a follower and comment that you are a follower.  You can also share this giveaway on your own blog and comment that you have shared this post.  I will collect all the names and draw for the giveaway on Nov. 19th.

Here’s a picture of the completed quilt for you to see.  Good luck to everyone with the drawing.  I’m hoping that it will be the first of many.