Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just Finished & More Excahnge Gifts

Hello Everyone, Just finished this bookmark for a PIF that was at the beginning of 2010.  I have 2 more items to make for the PIF and they're supposed to be done by the first of the year.  I think I'm going to be a little bit belated but I will get them done in the next month.

Also received this cute little Santa magnet and stitched Angel from Beate, she is a friend of mine from Germany.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Exchange

Hello Everyone, Hope you have all had a Merry Christmas, we had an eventful one but will post later about that.  I did an Advent Exchange with my friend Kay.  Here is a picture of part of what she sent me, I have put some of the Cross County Stitcher Magazines in my to do pile and couldn't get to them easily also there was candy but that is just a memory! LOL  On the little piece of lavender felt is a gold needle.  Also please ignore the stacked up papers in the background:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Hello Everyone, Well Christmas is almost here and will be over just as fast as it is upon us.  I have been thinking about family Christmas traditions.  when I was little we always opened our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve because Christmas morning we always went to my Grandma Garry's.  she was bed ridden but still a happy very happy to see us on Christmas morning. One of the neighbors always dressed as Santa and came by her home too, really a nice memory.  also my mother always sang Silent Night in German.  Her family lived in Southern Indiana and they always spoke German at home when she was a child.  When we would get together her brothers and sisters still spoke a little German.  what was really something to hear was when they couldn't think of the words they wanted in English they would switch mid sentence to German.  there was one story of a cousin of mine from my dads side of the family when she was a little girl they took her for a visit and they did thins, from what I heard she ran out of the house, because she was so frightened.  It's funny now but I guess not to her.  I would love to hear from all of you some of your Christmas Memories.

Merry Christmas
Mary Louise

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello Everyone, Finally have my Prairie Schooler Santa finished.  It was supposed to be a Christmas card but when DH saw it he says MINE!!!  LOL he says he wants me to frame it.  So I guess when we go out tomorrow we'll be looking for a frame:)  I think the reason he really likes it is he belongs to Sons Of The American Revolution, his 4th great grandfather fought at the battle of Yorktown and this Santa just fits the bill so to say:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finished Biscornu

Hello Everyone, doing happy dance, I finally finished my first Biscornu.  Ended up I really enjoyed doing it.  I was moving really slowly on the stitching because I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to get it put together and it ended up being quite easy. I have the 2 pictures because I used 2 colors on the leaves.  the floss is DMC Variations.  So here is my finished piece and I'm ready to stitch another one:)

Friday, November 26, 2010

This is a picture from a few years ago looking towards our barn.  Just thought it looked nice and Christmassy:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Have had a question about the designer

I have had a question about the designer of my current project  so here's the link.

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Weekend Stitching

This Is My current Stitching Project.  It has been slow going, once I have finished all I have to do is put it together.  In my mind I am making something hard  that I know isn't. I am so far behind in my stitching that I haven't been posting much of anything or nothing on my groups.  I am wanting to get some Christmas stitching done too, so want ti get this finished and on it's way soon.  I know the lady that this is going to rarely if ever looks at blogs.  Until Next time.............

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Been Eons

Hello Everyone, I know it's been eons since I have done an update, just life getting in the way and really not much to share.  I do have one finish, it's for an exchange but I don't think the lady will see it that it went to so I'm showing my Prairie Schooler Owl, I made it into a coaster.  The chart is from the Prairie Schooler Designer series.  I am also slowly but surely making my first Biscornu and it is going slowly.........I hope to have it done and on it's way to it's new owner soon, it's an exchange also.

Hope all of my followers are doing well and also I am going to try and read some blogs too, I'm way behind in that also. Lately it seems that the Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get these days:)

We have been having beautiful weather, really a little too warm for this time of year in Indiana and we have had such dry weather we could really use some rain.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coca Cola Santa

Hello Everyone, Decided it was time for another update,  Santa has been going quite well until a little frog came along.......Isn't amazing what can happen with just one little misplaced stitch, As you can see quite a bit, I replaced everything that I ripped out and now  I have laid Santa aside for a little while and I'm working on some Prairie Schooler ornaments from book #24 Prairie Birds.  For one the stitching is more portable and I plan on taking it with me as DH is finally going to a specialist tomorrow for his kidney stones.  I'm sure they'll be doing some tests so that means lots of sitting around..  The kidney stone thing is old hat with him as we have been doing this for years, I'm just hoping that this will be just ones of those where the stones just have to pass.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Winning

Hello Everyone,
I won a giveaway from Cathi's Stitching blog
and I had to figure out where to take the pictures of my winnings and finally put it on my desk.  I had thought I should have my little seasonal cat that she stitched for me hanging up but didn't have a place to do so.  I finally laid it on my desk and I think the picture came out pretty good.  Thanks so much Cathi!  I hope that you all will  visit her blog, lost of nice stitching to look at.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finally Doing An Update

Hello Everyone,  Finally an update,  Things have been rather busy here my DH has passed 4 kidney stones within the past 2 weeks and just before that I had surgery.  So that is part of the reason I have been quiet. It has been really super hot here too  highs in the 90'sF and even one day 100.  The heat isn't so bad but the humility has been awful, like walking into a blast furnace even at night.    I have been busy stitching I've  stitched 4 small samplers by Homespun Elegance.  Really fast to stitch the all have charms on them but I still need one for the sampler with the flag. I have now gone back to my Coca Cola Santa at least until I decide that I am going onto something else.  The Santa is one stitch of this and 3 stitches of that!  Anyway here are pictures of the samplers and Santa.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Finally Finished...................

Well here it is Sunflower House is finally done!  I changed it,  I didn't like the way the blanket stitch looked around the edge and it was also supposed to have blanket stitch and lazy daisy stitch in the flowers above the house.  anyway here is the finished project.  Now I have to decide what's next on my stitching agenda.  It has been too hot and humid here to do much of anything else.  Today is cooler than it has been in days, only 86F or 30C  Over the weekend and the rest of next week it will be 92F or 30C  I hope you like Sunflower House I will look forward to your comments.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back Into Stitching Again

Well it has been a long time since I have updated my blog.  For some reason I haven't been doing much stitching.  I seem to have been having a hard time getting myself to pick up my needle but once I do I seem to get a lot done.  I did most of the stitching on Sunflower House the past couple of weeks.  I would really like to get it done so I could move onto other things.

Hopefully my next update will be a finished Sunflower House

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Update Sunflower House By Cathy Jean for Victoria Sampler

Hello Everyone,
Here it is finally an update on Sunflower House.  It is going slow but sure. I haven't been feeling my best and neither has DH.  Seems like this Spring has not been kind to us.  But things have to improve don't they? LOL  I had to go for a doctors appointment in Indianapolis last week and to make the day better my friend and I went to LNS and I purchased all the supplies to do "Singing Free"  By Cathy Jean here is a picture of it I have seen others at the site that I really would like to stitch, so I might be spending more money:0)  I am doing "Singing Free" for my cousin as she has donkeys.  I also got "A Patriot's Sampler"  By Midsummer Night Designs.  This one is for me for a change!!  the Lady that does these designs has a really nice blog with some free charts too.  So if you get a chance check it out.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Armed Forces Day

Hello Everyone no stitching update right now maybe later today.  Who knows??  I have not been feeling my best but I am going to try and do some stitching this afternoon.  I have to have surgery this coming Friday it is out patient so no big deal really.

Anyway today us Armed Forces Day and my DH is retired Air Force so decided it would be a good time to try and honor our troops even if only in a small way.  Hope you enjoy my background and the music.

Mary Louise

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blog Moderation

Hello Everyone I had a nasty comment on my blog and they told me I had sent something unwanted but they didn't post their name so no way I would know who they were.  So I have changed my setting to moderate comments.  Sorry for this and I didn't send the email to this person.  I did receive it but didn't forward it.  Wish people if they send something like what was posted would be brave enough to reply with their name!  Sorry I have had to do this.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

An Update Finally

Here it is over a month since my last update, I was hoping to have more done on my current stitching project but just seem to be having a go slow:0) For one I have been reading a lot, I am reading the Cape Light series by Thomas Kinkade.  Back to my stitching.   I'm working on a Victoria Sampler chart and really enjoying it.  It is a design by Cathy Jean called "Sunflower House".  It has some specialty stitches but nothing too hard, except for I'm not sure about the center of the Sunflowers around the house, they are blanket stitch done in a sort of circle and I have never tired that before.  The floss used is a combination of Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works, Dinky Dyes Silks, And Vikki Clayton Silks.  The silks are a lot of fun but you most certainly have to make sure your hands are smooth because the silk will catch on the lest little thing.  Good reason not to wash dishes by hand! LOL 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Finally An Update

I can't believe that it has been so long since I have done an update.  Here it is the last week in February, I wonder where this month has gone??  I finally finished my sampler but it took me awhile and why I don't know, just not in the mood to stitch I guess??  I pressed it this morning but I know it doesn't look like it, but I don't know what to do about it because it is hand dyed floss so I am afraid to use steam on it.  My luck it would bleed. 

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Hello Ladies the Winners of the PIF have been chosen Drum Roll please!!  The winners are....

Rae Ann Christina and Shelley

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Current Project

Hello Everyone,  Well I am having camera problems so today I took a picture with my cell phone, it really came out better than I thought it would.  The thing is typing in an email address is not an easy task with those little letters! LOL  Took me a little while.

This is a Waxing Moon chart called "Live Simply Simply Live"  It is going pretty fast really I have not worked on it very much about a week all together, just can't seem to get myself going on this one for some reason..They have some nice freebie charts so if you're interested here is the addyWaxing Moon Designs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


January 6,2010

It's PIF time again! Carol from Tennessee started this run and Gill was one of lucky ones that have been chosen by Jade to continue with this! Thank you Jade  I won a PIF from Gill

Now it is my turn.

To join in, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog entry saying you wish to participate. If there are lots of candidates, I will draw three names from a hat to pick the winners. They will then post a PIF entry on their blog and post this logo as well, to continue the PIF.

The three people will then get a small, hand-made gift from me within one year. In return, they too will have to gift the winners they have chosen. And so on, and so on. This is how we stitching bloggers spread the love we put into our projects.

So, if you want to participate, please leave a comment on this Blog, or add yourself as a follower, I will choose the winners on Jan 31
Happy Stitching
Mary Louise