Sunday, August 30, 2015

Time to celebrate 8 years

Hello Friends!


It's time to offer a giveaway to celebrate 8 years of blogging, I started my blog in August of 2007.   For some reason I thought it was started in 2008.  This giveaway is still in the "mystery" stages but it will be something I have stitched & finished and it will probably resemble a sewing box.

To enter you simply need to leave me a comment before September 13th (Midnight EST) and I will randomly draw a winner and announce on September 14th.  This giveaway is also open to my FB & IG followers if they leave a comment on my blog.  Only blog comments will be entered into the random generator.

Thanks for helping me celebrate!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

August

Hello Friends!

August has been a busy month.  I did more finishing and I am currently working on Petal Fairy.

CCN "Fa La La" Ornament 

LK Santa 05

Inside Fabric

Petal Fairy August

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I've been busy!

Hello Friends!

I've decided to come back to blogging a little bit earlier than I had expected because I have a ton of cute new finishes to share with you :)  





Lizzie Kate "A Little Boo"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Sewing Box Finish




Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings Chill Out"
32ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament Finish



Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings XIX"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament finish



Lizzie Kate "Tiny Tidings XIX"
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament finish




Prairie Schooler "Song of the Season"
32ct Ivory Lugana
DMC threads
Sewing Box Finish


Prairie Schooler "A Christmas Visit"
32ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC threads
Ornament Finish



Little House Needleworks "Peppermint Twist"
32ct Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish



LHN "Bringing Home the Tree"
32ct Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish



Plum Pudding Needleart "Candy Cane Wishes"
32ct. Mushroom Lugana, DMC
Ornament Finish

 Thanks for stopping by today~

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Three Little Words............

Hello Friends!

I'm really pleased with the finishing on my latest Sewing Box and I am at work on a new tutorial which I hope to have posted within a few days.







Lizzie*Kate "Three Little Words" Freebie
28ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC as charted

Thanks for stopping by today~

Thursday, June 25, 2015

James Horner (1953-2015)

Hello Friends

Please be warned this post has nothing to do with stitching and even though I am not sure what to write but I have to try to do this.


James Horner tragically died in a single engine plane crash this past Monday, he was the sole occupant.  I have spent the past few days in a state of shock, I did not know him, never met him, never even been to any events but I felt like I knew him.  To put it simply, I loved his music.  I'm a huge fan of film music in general!

It all started 33 years ago when as a young girl I watched Star Trek 2:  The Wrath of Khan and was mesmerized by the music.  I didn't realize it at the time but that was James Horner's big breakthrough into the film music world.  Now it was John Williams that first introduced me to this musical genre through Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back but it was when I saw Star Trek 2 that I fell madly in love with film music.  I have followed James' career over the past 33 years, anxiously waiting for and devouring each new film score.  I've watched every interview, loved his recent classical compositions, and prayed that one day I would get the opportunity to cross the #2 thing off my Bucket List and see him conducting an Orchestra in person.  So many of his over 100 albums are among my all time favorites by any Composer.  From Legends of the Fall to Titanic to Braveheart to Aliens, this man captured my heart and he never let go.  Until now.

I knew this day would come.  I was dreading it but I didn't expect it to happen so soon.  I feel like I have lost a close "friend". He died way too young, way too tragically.  A part of me is so angry but he died doing something he really loved and I can't stay mad at that.

His music has brought me so much joy, comforted me when I was sad and got me through some really difficult times.  I simply cannot put into words how very much I will miss him, miss his music and miss the amazing emotional, heartfelt connection he had with films.  I will be a fan until the day I die :)  R.I.P. Maestro!

"There's No Goodbye (James)....Only Love"