Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year
From Our Home to Yours


Randy, Dooley, Sandy and Alan

We got to play with the party hats after the party was over.

I hope the new year brings all the joy , peace, happiness, good health and many happy hours of stitching time to you all.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I hope y'all all have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas and ring in the New Year with plenty of joy. I have enjoyed meeting and making new friends this past year with my blog and hope to meet lots and lots of more new friends in the years to come. I will see you again on January 1, 2010.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Present Give-A-Way

Winnie the Pooh

I have a cross stitch finished mini backpack that I would like to go to a little boy named Aaron. I stitched this as a gift that was not needed at the time and since then the little boy has grown up too much to use it. The backpack is navy blue. It is about 9" tall and 8" wide. It has straps on the back so it can be worn on a child's back. It has a zippered opening with a pocket on either side that closes with velcro flaps. If you have a child, grandchild or a friend that has a child named Aaron and you would like to give as a present please leave a comment or e-mail me and I will be happy to mail it to you. This is brand new, has never been used and would be an appropriate size for a 1 to 3 year old.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cross Stitch Christmas

It is starting to look and feel more and more like Christmas. The colder weather has moved in and snow flurries were mentioned in the weather forecast. The crowds and traffic are getting heavier every day and the stores are having lots and lots of sales. I have been stitching for Christmas and here are a few that are done but not yet finished.

Follow Me
Precious Moments Miniature Collection PMR22-39
28 ct Sponged Evenweave
DMC Floss & Gold Metallic

Christmas Cardinal
Virginia Knutson (Vee & Company)
28 ct White Evenweave
Substituted Colors & Beads

Just Cross Stitch Magazine, December 2009
16 ct Ecru Damask
DMC Floss & Blending Filament

Opulent Ornaments
Leisure Arts Magazine
14 ct White Aida
DMC Floss & Gold Metallic

Frosty the Snowman
Better Homes & Gardens
A Cross Stitch Christmas, Celebrations in Stitches
28 ct Silkweaver Evenweave Opalescent


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tennessee Tuesdays

The flea market is held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds the 4th weekend of every month and is a treasure trove for bargain hunters. Cousin Betty and I had a beautiful sunny day Friday to walk and hunt for those bargains. Even better they had free parking for the day. Here is some of what we seen:

desks for kids

beautiful rockers

quilts and embroidery work galore

wonderful hand painted trunks

pecans, pecans and more pecans

beautiful saddles


and crows

old chandeliers

lots and lots of metal signs

and our loot
we each got a metal wreath and Cousin Betty also bought a basket and baby stroller

I went back with Mom on Saturday and we picked up a couple more of the rusted metal wreaths. They are marvelous, perfect to start decorating for Christmas. Now the only question is which one do we keep.

Cousin Betty also brought with her Uncle Richard and Aunt Mary. We enjoyed your visit so much and had such a great time while you were here.