Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmastime is wonderful.

I so love this time of year. The day after Christmas we got to travel to Ft. Wayne to meet Daddy and Pam halfway between our homes. It was wonderful seeing them. We ate at Golden Corral and opened presents and visited.





They spoiled us with gifts and we spoiled them back.
Got lots of nice cards this year.






Here is a Christmas design I am working on. Fixing the back stitching.
More to come......
Blessed Stitching,
Sarah Beth


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Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas with the Marchuk's


Aren't we the cutest pair.

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A visit with family.

Well today we went to meet Daddy and Pam halfway between Michigan and Indiana. I will post more on that later. Wanted to show you some of my magazines and the cool free stuff that came with them.

First off I was ecstatic to find my new year gift of a hardback calendar by Margaret Sherry. I adore her designs and can't wait to stitch some. I love the puppy ones and I am a cat fan so those would be fun too.



Here are the other kits and magazine.






And here's a picture of Jim while he was driving.

Doesn't this phone take amazing pictures. I love it. Jim you are such a sweetheart. He bought me this beautiful and very pricey phone and since I got that early he gave me a bunch of other presents. We have a joke among us that we giggle about every Christmas. About six years ago we found this cute stuffed piggy in Santa type clothes. When you pull its tail it squeals. It seems I am the most spoiled in the family because I always get the most presents. We usually go around and take turns opening gifts. Before we found this stuffed pig Jim always called me the Christmas piggy. Now he squeals the piggy when everyone runs out except me. So the Christmas Piggy traditionally has to be set out every year. Here it is.

Blessed Stitching and more to come soon,
Sarah Beth

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Razr

Hi all. Its a happy day for me and a sad day. That sad news is I lost a dear friend on Tuesday. She and I both had a lot in common with what we go through on a daily basis. We both suffered from severe chronic illness. We were the only ones that totally understood what the other was going through. She was so brave and such a fighter. She had amazing faith and loved her family. I am going to miss her so much. She was such a special person. While she was sick she was worrying about me. I find comfort in knowing she is no longer in any pain or suffering and she has met Jesus face to face.


To cheer me up Jim was able to get my phone ahead of time. He bought me the new Droid Razr. I love it. It really flies.

Here is the Prairie Schooled cat I am working on.

Also here is what my secret pal from church got me for the Christmas party.






Doris owns her own catering company and makes her own candies. They were milk chocolate and white chocolate bon bons with coconut inside. Yummy.

Also I was able to get this really nice framed wooden box to put some of my cross stitch in. Isn't is gorgeous. It was half off and only cost $15.00!!






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Razr

Hi all. Its a happy day for me and a sad day. That sad news is I lost a dear friend on Tuesday. She and I both had a lot in common with what we go through on a daily basis. We both suffered from severe chronic illness. We were the only ones that totally understood what the other was going through. She was so brave and such a fighter. She had amazing faith and loved her family. I am going to miss her so much. She was such a special person. While she was sick she was worrying about me. I find comfort in knowing she is no longer in any pain or suffering and she has met Jesus face to face.


To cheer me up Jim was able to get my phone ahead of time. He bought me the new Droid Razr. I love it. It really flies.

Here is the Prairie Schooled cat I am working on.

Also here is what my secret pal from church got me for the Christmas party.






Doris owns her own catering company and makes her own candies. They were milk chocolate and white chocolate bon bons with coconut inside. Yummy.

Also I was able to get this really nice framed wooden box to put some of my cross stitch in. Isn't is gorgeous. It was half off and only cost $15.00!!






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Monday, December 19, 2011

Framing and more

I have been a busy little bee lately. My friend Carla made these beautiful designs and she asked me to frame them for her. This is the first time I have ever done this. It was so much fun. They were for her secret pal at church for the Christmas party. Her pal Valerie loved them. I picked out the frames and everything. I was really pleased. Tell me what you think.









Notice the rust in the frame to accent the rust in the picture.

Also finished a watering can wire wimsy.

My secret pal got me some cool stuff and I will post later about it.

Blessed Stitching,
Sarah Beth

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

My new mag is here.

I just adore my new cross stitch mag The World of Cross Stitching. I got another issue yesterday and I am so pleased. I love the snowy animal motifs and the skating birds alphabet.also the gift of Lickle Ted is adorable. Maybe I will make it for a special sister in mind who lives in Michigan.

Here is a little gingerbread man I am making from the gift pattern book and Madeira metallics threads. I am using thread heaven to help condition the floss .



I have also been working on a watering can Wire Whimsy. It is coming along.

We got a snow storm Tuesday and here is what it looked like from the car.

Last weekend we walked on the.new walking trails and check out this beautiful tree.

Blessed Stitching,
Sarah Beth

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chicken Scratch

My friend from church that you saw previously in my blog brought over some leaflets to learn Chicken Scratch.

Here is my heart

And my friend Marie sent a puppy card to make me smile.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A note, an invite, and more

I got the nicest note from my friend Marie. She knows I have two kitties and love animals. She is such an encourager.

I also got an invite for a meal for the library staff in Dec. I am a volunteer and friend of the library. I am looking forward to that. I love libraries. I spent most of my growing up years in one.

It just started to rain. It was real breezy outside when I took Sheba out for her morning potty break. I sure do love fall. Here she is hoping to get more.


I will take pictures of the play tonite that I am doing at Oldenburg Academy. I am playing in the pit.

Here is some pics of the magazines I got at half price books for fifty cents a piece. What a deal. A six month subscription costs twenty five dollars now.




Also wanted to show my friend Iris's snowflaking needlework.








Isn't it lovely. What a neat thing to do with gigham.

My mom had some major surgery last week and a nasty cancer scare. Please pray for a speedy recovery. Scared the heck out of me when I found out. We don't have the best relationship but I love her and my dad very much.

Blessed Stitching,
Sarah Beth

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