Saturday, February 7, 2015

Patchouli Progress

 Good evening my stitch friends. Hope all is well with you. I watched a movie today about the christian singer/songwriter Rich Mullins called Ragamuffin. It brought me to tears often and the Lord used it to really touch me. There is a song he wrote that I saw in a different light. The chorus goes something like this...

Hold me Jesus cuz I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Will you be my prince of peace

I realize I worship Him as my King but do I worship the other roles he has. Do I pray to Him as my Prince of Peace. I Dont know about you but I carry a lot of worry around with me and stress. Sometimes negative things go through my mind all the time and I lose the battle of taking those thoughts captive. Sometimes I'm in pain that won't go away even with meds or I'm on the brink of pneumonia and I'm scared I won't make it this time. Do I run to Him and seek shelter in His loving arms...honestly not usually . instead I fret and worry about all the what ifs and worst case scenarios thinking I'm making sure I'm prepared for whatever may unfold. You know once Jesus got the message to me I feel more at peace. I guess I just put Him in a box and I forget that He has a lot of names. He isn't just one way like we like to think of him. Some see Him as a dictator..some as a judge just waiting for you to mess up so he can punish you. But the truth is He is many things because he made everything.., so Jesus. please be my prince of peace .
 Above you can see some of the progress on the Patchouli. I love thesealgerian eyelats
 And here is the whole sampler. Thank you Lord for this talent..may I use it to honor and glorify You

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Oh Boy! A Stitching Floor Stand!

 Last weekend I went to my LNS to work on my needlepoint. Dawn Rogers, the shop owner of A Stitch Above Needlepoint in Cincinnati, Ohio set up one of the stores floor  stands for me to stitch on. I loved it so much Jim bought me one. You will see more pics of it all set up below. She is very nice and her store is phenomanol.
 I bought some stuff from their trunk sale. I got this sewing box and the blue one inside it was only five dollars for both. What a deal.
 The large sewing box.
 A needleroll I got. I just love shepherds bush designs. Only $5!
 Progress on Patchouli Sampler....
 And at last my new Stowaway stitching frame.
All set up with the floor stand oh what fun:)
I love those orange boxes. I got them at Joann fabrics last year. Great for storing stitch stuff.
A close up  of me stitching the Patchouli....

 Another block in my sampler. I love the beautiful metallics.

 A casserole Jim and I are working on to enter into the Casserole Cook off at our church on. It turned out really well.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Stitch for Stash

Todays post is a total for January stitch for stash. And it is $0.00 spent. Yippi and this month was my birthday month

Cozying up with needlepoint and the furbabies.

 It sure has been frigid outside. So we've been hunkering down and stitching
Pam has been working on this cute kit she got from A Stitch Above Needlepoint in Cincinnati.
And here she is working on it. Its mostly all basket weave but really cute.
And here is a close up.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lila gets a sofa bed.

 Pam, Jim, and I went to Christmas tree shoppes and look what we found. Lila tested it out. As you can see it met with her approval. She laid down and next thing I knew I heard several "AWE's". She stole everyone's heart. She is adorable after all. Well Lila approved and mommy couldn't resist and neither could daddy or auntie.
 Lila loves to be covered up when she is sleeping. Aren't these two cute together.
 Pam and I are stitching together in the family room. She is working on plastic canvas kit. Its a watering can with flowers.
 And look there she has the largest part done. Good job Pam.
 Lila is laying on top of Jim and beside mel in bed..silly doggie.:)

This is my ornament I bought several years ago to make for Jim. He is a pro drummer. 

Lila's newest sweater. She is such a doll.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Years Eve

 Here is my Dsil Pam sitting in the family room with us watching a Christmas movie off of Netflix.... And oh look Miss Kitty is taking a nap on Pam's legs...nice and toasty warm she is.
 Miss Lila says hello in her pretty Christmas sweater. We got it on clearance at Wally world.
 And this is something I've been hoping for since we brought Lila home with us. They are both cuddlers and I've been wanting them to cuddle up with one another. Miss K was already sleeping when Lila decided it was OK for her to be there. So Lila did the circle nesting thing and laid down next to her. It didn't last long though and Miss Kitty got up. Well its a start.
 Pam is having a blast
 I wonder how many adults who were kids in the 80s when cabbage patch kids were the craze still have their dolls. Well I have mine. This is Elizabeth. The year I got mine my mom sewed up a ton of really cute outfits for her. This particular one I had a matching outfit. Well I keep her out and change her clothes once in a while. I was out shopping and saw these really cute socks and so I got them for her. I'm curious to know who else still has their cabbage patch dolls.

Me Christmas Eve. The shawl was made by Pam for me a year ago for my birthday.
Here we are after church.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015

Monday, May 5, 2014

Quilting and Round Robins

 Here is B My Valentine by The Drawn Thread. This is one of the projects of a RR going on at The Stitchers Village. I stitched the top two rows for Kathleen. I fell in love with this piece and bought the pattern for myself because l 💜 it so much. Can't wait for the time to stitch it for myself .
 Here are some quilt squares im making with my new sewing machine. Aren't they sew cute.

 Here is the new quilting machine by Brother. I'm having fun sewing half square triangles into blocks
 And hear are my blocks sewn up. Dont ya just love  the colors.
Here is my band sampler round robin. I think there is just one more person left to stitch on it. 
It looks so pretty I just love it. I plan to start another rr piece tonight. Blessed stitching everyone