Saturday, 15 August 2015

A Giveaway and a Reminder

First off, the giveaway!
Visit my cross stitch blog, By the Pricking of My Thumb, to get the details 
for a chance to win this  collection of autumnal floss.

Secondly, the reminder!
Pets on Quilts starts Monday, August 17th (link in sidebar). Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Beautiful Win

A few weeks back I entered a giveaway at  Wisdom with Needle and Thread ,
Kim was celebrating her birthday with a giveaway and I was so lucky to have won this beautiful Lion bag and some extra goodies ~ ironically for my birthday (it's not until August 13th)!!

Not only is there the gorgeous bag with this amazing needlework Leo (zodiac sign) but also a sweet butterfly charm, tissue holder and stunning fabric with an Oriental flavour.  
Thank you, Kim for this early b~day gift!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Greatest Show on Earth!

Ladies & Gentlemen! Children of all ages!! It's Coming!!! August 17th!!!

If you've never seen Lily Pad Quilting's Pets on Quilts Show you have no idea what you're missing!

This is the show to, well, show off not only a favourite quilt but to have your precious pet be your model. Yes, you'll see pampered pooches, favored felines maybe even a huggable hamster or lovable lizard!  No one is excluded in this show of shows.
Did I mention that there's prizes?  All kinds of prizes to be won!!
It's a grand time for one and all so snap those pics and show off your fur, feathered or scaled baby!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Are You Up for a Challenge?

I've signed up with Val's Quilting Studio for a challenge of a different kind!  

 Saving all the found, lost and accumulated change you come across on a day to day basis in a piggy bank or vessel of your choosing to spend, at a later date, on some quilt and stitchery pleasure.
 I'll be saving towards some floss and Aida cloth as well as quilt fabric (not sure what yet).
 Just think, a lovely little (or large) stash next July.
 Every penny counts.
Join the challenge and see how much you can sock away!  
 Grab a jar, bottle or bowl and start saving!

Happy Stitching ")

Saturday, 20 June 2015

He Did Great!

My son's second sewing project, a pencil case, and it's his first zipper!!
Makes a Mom proud ")

Friday, 19 June 2015

Dandy Eye Candy

I have yet to start stitching up some fabric squares but I have been doing some cross stitch.
Just a few letters on the right.

now the eye candy...


Have a wonderful day ")

Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Time Has Come...

It's been quite a spell since we've talked. I needed to step back and regroup.
I think I've got a handle on things as best I can now.  I've been reading your posts and have laughed and cried with some of you, as well as being in awe and inspired by many of you.
The plain truth is, I've missed you,
  sewing, stitching and sharing.
Speaking of sharing pop on over to  By the Pricking of My Thumb
for a link to a spectacular GIVEAWAY!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Postman Brought a Postcard

I joined in the fun at Sheila's Quilt World Postcard Exchange and received this lovely
paper pieced postcard from Sheila. The theme was, of course, Valentine's.

I love it!

Now that Sheila has received her Valentine I can show you what I sent.
Yes, it's a pretty design but it allowed me to use some of my mixed media ideas.
Who doesn't like glitter?
Sheila will be hosting more exchanges throughout the coming year.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow Your Blog and Giveaway!


I invite you to pop over to my cross stitch blog, 
 become a follower of that blog
and be entered in the GIVEAWAY!
Thank you Vicki of 2 bags full 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

                     My Gifted Gorgeousness SAL  is located at my cross stitch dedicated blog

Monday, 5 January 2015

Wipocalypse January Check In!

 You'll find my post for Wipocalypse over at 
My blog for cross stitch.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

By the Pricking of My Thumb Something...

wicked this way comes!
Not wicked but,
I've decided to start a new blog to display my cross stitch progress and interests.

I invite you to follow me there for a peek at what I've been up to and my stitching progress!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

First HAP SAL Progress Report

January 1st!
A new year, a new project!
Huge A$$ Project, that is!

  I've signed up with  Crossed Stitches Huge Ass Project SAL !
 Designed by Myles Pinkney, available from Heaven and Earth Designs.
Stitching anything this large is a first for me so what better way to start the new year?