Aug 31, 2008

Everlasting Light

This beautiful Christmas piece was made from a kit by Bucilla. The finished size is 5x7 inches.

Aug 24, 2008


The little snowman is from one of those little inexpensive kits that I picked up for about one or two dollars. It is the perfect size for making an ornament, decorating a gift jar lid and more. It is very quick and easy to stitch.

Aug 17, 2008


The two finished cross stitch pieces below are from a set of three. I really do not know why I didn't finish the set. These two are the Harp Angel and Violin Angel. The 'missing" one is the Joy Angel.
The charts and instructions for these can be found in the 1999 Better Homes and Gardens Cross Stitch Christmas magazine. The date on the magazine says "display until November 23rd." This Christmas edition has more than 50 easy projects to cross stitch.

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Aug 12, 2008

I've been tagged

I've finally been hit by that thing called "I've been tagged!" It's not that bad if I can only think of 7 things people don't know about me that I don't care if the whole world knows.
Hawgwyld at has tagged me. I have to tell 7 things about me that others do not know. So here goes. I'm making this chore as quick and easy as possible.

1. I love potatoes. They are my favorite food. Fried, scalloped, mashed, chopped, anyway they can be served. I've never met a potato I didn't like.

2. I drive a mini-van...a 2005 Freestar. Did Ford stop producing these basically repair free vehicles because there in no money coming in from repairs?

3. I went back to school when I was 40. I took a 1 yr. medical transcription class, finished it in 8 months with an A grade average.

4. I am 2 inches shorter now than I was a few years ago. Getting old does that to you. I dropped from 5'9" to 5'7".

5. If I had a choice of a 2 week free vacation anywhere in the world. I would pick right here in the USA. Somewhere in the mountains, away from people, which brings me to # 6.

6. I like peace and quietness. I do not like big crowds, traffic jams, noisy places, and a lot of strange faces. I feel secure in my own little world.

7. I can't draw a round circle, but If I could, I would be an artist. I admire those who have this God given talent. I believe an artist is blessed with this talent when they are born, and I was not blessed with that.

8. To add an extra one here, I am a 9 year survivor of cancer. As far as I know, I am cancer free.

That's it! Now to pick seven other bloggers to tag. I've thought about it and I really can't pick 7 so I'm picking "you". If you're reading this and would like to be tagged, then I tag you! Drop me a comment or email and I will add a link here to your blog. Go ahead and do this on your blog and choose others if you want to. Was that the easy way out, or what?

Sharon from Creative Origins has been a good blogger and good sport and tagged herself! Click on the link and go visit her blog. She really has a very good crafty blog and makes some very nice things. I just discovered her blog today and now I'll go back and look at more of her things. I've already seen some new things I want to try.

Aug 8, 2008

Purse Size Tissue Holder

These are fun little purse size tissue holders that I made partly from cotton cloth and partly from aida cloth with my cross stitch design on it.
Front design

Another Front Design

Back Design of the above

There is a great tutorial on how to make a cloth tissue holder here at another crafty blogger's site.

Aug 5, 2008

I Gopher For A Good Book

I cross stitched this book mark and sewed it to a cloth backing. I wanted the cute little eye glasses to stand out, so I added a gold thread in with my floss thread. This gave the eye glass frame a gold wire effect, which I like. Below is a close up of that, although the camera does not pick up the gold very well. You can click on any of the photos to get an enlarged view.

Aug 1, 2008

Give Thanks

This is a big design. I haven't decided how I will display it. Maybe a small quilted wall hanging?