Sunday, July 5, 2015

Another Christmas in July give-away, enter now!

Lets continue with the fun and the Christmas in July give-aways.
This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations, a cute little door/wall hanging. Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye Go and it includes the floss and all the bells needed for this cute decoration.
Every time I post this picture it reminds me to take another photo as it looks crooked but it isn't......oh well!

You also get the bonus pattern (including floss and bells) for the adorable ornament with the bird holding the string with the bells in his beak. Instructions are included to make both items.
Rules: You must be a follower at the right. Click on Faithful Friends to follow.
You must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be July 25th. You must check back to see if you are a must follow!
Good luck to all who enter. Christmas is fun for me twice a year!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July! Give-away winner today!

Happy 4th of July!! A day to celebrate a great country and all the people who have fought for it. The world may have a lot of troubles and we have our fair share.....but I still believe America is a great country.....and will rise above all of this.

The pictures are two of my favorite mottoes. My pattern of God Bless America (and He truly did and we better not forget that) and a copy of an antique motto in my collection, Let us have peace.

I hope all of you are celebrating today with family and loved ones. Some will be remembering loved ones lost while fighting for this great country. Freedom is not free and many have paid the price for it.

Here is a picture of today's gift, a patriotic trim bag of goodies!

I am pleased to announce the winner  today.
Cheryl Rodruquez! And lets give a couple smaller grab bags away!
Pam Koontz and Jackie Podboy. Please email me,, and give me your address.
Congratulations winners!
Be sure you have signed up for all of the Christmas in July give-aways.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sampler pattern give-away for Christmas in July, enter now!

To continue with the Christmas in July give-away I thought I would give two lucky winners their choice of one of my sampler charts. Dozens to choose from....large or small....a few have over dyed floss. Here are just a will be able to browse my store and tell me which pattern you would like if you are one of the lucky winners. I also have a few charts for some of my most popular motto patterns. Lots to choose from! Samplers, Quakers, Halloween, Christmas, Family Name, Friendship Tribute, etc.

So lets have some more fun!
Rules: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends at the right.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries!
Drawing to be July 21st. I will draw two names. I ship world wide.
Good luck to all who enter!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Quaker chart, LOVE and you shall be loved

I wanted to do a companion Quaker to put next to my Be True in Heart. I wanted a similar border and made a few changes. Here is what I came up with:

Now it will be sent to a model stitcher this week. Finished size on 32ct linen is 11.5 x 11.5" and they fit perfect in a standard 12 x 12 frame. Easy and inexpensive framing makes it nice.
These are listed in my ebay store or available direct from me.

Thanks for listening.......or reading.....about my latest pattern.

Be sure you sign up for all the give-aways for Christmas in July in my previous posts.


Hand dyed linen or aida give-away, enter now!

As promised, today I am happy to announce the hand dyed fabric (of your choice) give-away. If you follow my blog then you know how much I love to share with fellow stitchers and give back to the stitching community.
I use 32ct Belgian linen for all my sampler projects. I have several colors dyed and I will dye several more for you to choose from by the time I announce the winner. This knee injury has really slowed me down and I will be glad when I am up and running. Literally.
If you don't use linen I have 14 and 18 count aida and fiddlers cloth dyed in beautiful antique looking shades. These are 12"x18" pieces.

You will receive a fat half yard of linen (30x36 that I will be listing in my store for $22, a full yard is $44).

Lets have TWO winners for this give-away. Lets double the fun!

Rules: You must post a comment here.
You must be a follower at the right, click on Faithful Friends to follow.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries. I love to spread the word so a lot of stitchers have a chance to enter.
You MUST check back to see if you are a winner. I truly don't have the time to track you down! lol
Drawing to be July 20th. I love Christmas in July!!

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

1600 yards of hand dyed floss give-away, enter now!

Christmas in July continues with this great give-away of 1600 yards of hand dyed floss, the entire 1795 floss collection! 80 beautiful skeins, 20 yards each. My retail is $156, would be over $700 from other companies.
You must post a comment here. You can enter each give-away with a comment on that post.
You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries! We want to give a lot of stitchers a chance to enter.
Drawing to be July 15th so there is lots of time to enter.
Good luck everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lets start the Christmas in July give-aways, enter now!

Before I do the big hand dyed linen and 1795 complete floss collection give-away (this weekend), I thought I would start the Christmas in July give-aways with a patriotic one for our 4th of July.
My Patriotic trim bag is full of goodies to do some great finishes for your projects. Lots of possibilities, even for scrapbooking.

 It includes:
A  muslin draw string bag 5"x7"
10 hand dyed  red buttons
10 hand dyed blue buttons
10 white buttons
1 striped red, white and blue button or a mother of pearl floss ring, my choice
Hand dyed wood buttons: 2 red hearts, 2 red flowers, one red apple, 1 blue bird house, one blue flower

6 antique bronze charms (2 shiny flags, 2 antique finish flags, 2 God Bless America )

2 yards hand dyed 1/2" blue cotton ric rac
2 yards factory 3/4" blue ric rac
2 yards blue middy trim
2 yards blue 1/2" cluny lace trim
2 yards hand dyed red 1/2" (another shade) red ric rac
2 yards darker red hand dyed 1/2" ric rac
2 yards white ric rac 1/2"
2 yards slightly wide 1/2" white ric rac
2 yards EACH 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" cotton tape. 1/2" is twill tape.

 Each trim is in a small zip bag.

So lets give one away!
Rules: You must be a follower at the right by Faithful Friends. Click to follow.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook (yes I do check!) and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 50 more entries.
Drawing to be July 4th....of course!!

Good luck to all!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stay tuned for a great give-away!

Thank you for the get well cards and get well wishes. It has been a long 2-1/2 months, believe me. I can carefully walk on this injured knee....carefully. So to say I am moving slow is an understatement. A word of advice....when you are on the mend...and feeling pretty good...don't rush out in the garden and think you are going to work like you used to. A slip with the hammer while hitting a post ( I did hop up and down pretty good when I did that one!) sent my hand back into a heavy duty metal fence post. The golf ball sized knot is still going down....the entire hand is purple....and I am slowly gaining use of it after 5 days. I thought we get smarter as we get older....maybe not.

I did smile when a gal sent me a message and asked if I am going to have another give away soon......of course! Next week  (or sooner if I get everything together) I will announce the goodies that will be given away. LOTS of great stuff. The entire 1795 floss collection, 1600 yards of over-dyed floss. And hand dyed linen...... The hand can't iron just yet......but I can stand on the bad knee so I am half way there! You have to be able to laugh as you get older....that's for sure.

So stay tuned....and if I can keep from getting another injury (they say things come in threes and I pray they don't!) and we will have a great Christmas in July give away.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Remembering all of those who served and all of those we lost.
                               Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day.
I am so lucky...and have  loving son who fusses over me and tells me how much he appreciates and loves me. We are best friends.....and that is the best part of it all.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

How quickly things can change.........

How quickly things can change...........busy one minute and in an instant an injury can change everything. I hurt my knee several weeks ago.....I mean I REALLY hurt my knee. I couldn't even bend my knee to get into the car to go to the emergency room. So.......I have done nothing else but take care of this knee. I have had injuries before and lots of physical therapy. I am working with it daily and can now bend it half way and I am pleased with the results. Yes I will still see a doctor as this knee has been giving me grief for a while. I guess I don't want to hear the words "knee replacement" just yet.

I have not done anything work related for weeks. But my son is working on new frames for my motto samplers.  We have been making frames for almost 10 years now and I wanted to add this one with fretwork along the sides.

I really like how they have turned out and I am sure he will do well with them.

Have I been up to anything else?'s amazing that you can't think of much to do when you are in a lot of pain. And it makes you stop and think about what is really important to you in life. My family. Plain and simple. I plan on spending less time on work and a lot more time with my family when I am up and around again.

Thank you for checking in on me with the inactivity on the blog......the regulars knew there was something wrong but I promise to be up and around again real soon and have some new things to post. I dropped the new variegated floss and linen when I hurt my knee but I will get back to it soon.

I hope you are enjoying spring.....stitching projects.....and most of all, time with your families.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

                                          Happy Easter!
I hope all of you have a wonderful day and hopefully surrounded by your loved ones. We have my son and his boys with us and each holiday we spend together is special. Lots of quality time together which is the most important part. While the boys are not little anymore.....they still helped color the eggs yesterday and it was a lot of fun. My son was the one who said he was not too old (43) to color eggs! We had a great day and these guys are truly the joy in my life.

Now lets get to the give-away! This one took some time sorting out all the names but here we go!

If you are in doubt about a name, please check the original post. I can only go by the name given on the post for the entries.
The winners will need to send me an email ( with your name, your blogger name so I can check you off the list, and your address.

The winner of the Spring/Easter Trims Bag of goodies is: Janet
The winners of 10 skeins of the 1795 Floss are: Kd Brown and kathie448.
The winners of the 10 skeins of the new variegated floss colors are: denise,  Jacquie Morris and Pattie Davidson. This floss will be available in my ebay store later this week.
The fabric winners (your choice of 32ct linen or aida, tell me which you prefer and I will send a nice color) are Joy and Helen in MI.
 And I thought it would be nice to send everyone else who entered (you MUST check the original post to see if your name was there) a surprise Spring Flowers chart in pdf form. Now......I am taking today off to be with my family. I will start sending out the gifts and charts tomorrow. This will take several days just to send a couple hundred pdf charts. I do ask that you do not share your chart with friends or post it anywhere on the internet. A lot of people have put my free charts on Pinterest and I ask that you do not share these charts. This is a gift from me to you.

Congratulations to all the winners! I truly love to share with you.
Have a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thank you for your get well wishes

I wanted to simply do a post to thank each and every one of you that sent your get well wishes with your comments to enter the Easter give-away. I sent an email reply to each of you that are not blogger do not reply. I am a private person and like to send emails with personal comments.

I appreciate all of my faithful followers. Be sure to check back for the results of the Easter give-away that will be announced tomorrow. I hope you are all having a nice holiday weekend!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring/Easter/Primitive trims bag winners today!

Today's lucky winners are: Rosek1870  AND I picked a SECOND winner: Wisconsin gal 
Congratulations! Please email me,, and give me your address and I will have your gift in the mail.

 I have been swamped once again with hand carved frame orders. In my spare time (laugh out loud as there IS NO such thing as spare time around here!) I have been slowly dyeing linen and new floss colors. The floss will be shown on Easter for the announcement of the winners for that give-away so stay tuned. I thought I would wait and do a post right after Easter for the linen sale and give-away since everyone gets so busy with a holiday.

Thanks to all who entered. I wish I had a gift for each of you.....hopefully over time everyone will get a gift.
Thanks for stopping by.

I want to thank everyone for entering.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring/Easter/Primitive Trims bag winner today!

We have a winner today! I will also have a drawing on the 31st for another winner so stay tuned. You can still sign up for the drawing.
Today's lucky winner is:  PK Sews
Congratulations! Please email me,, and give me your address and I will have your gift in the mail.

I want to thank everyone for sure you have signed up for all the drawings.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Fling Stitching Give-away! Over 100 winners, enter now!

Everyone seems ready for spring. What better way to celebrate than giving away some stitching goodies! All of you know how I love to share. It's what we give away that we can take with us. Really!

I thought I would give away a Sping/Easter trims bag to one lucky winner.
Lots of beautiful pastel colored trims to do some finishing.

Floss? Of course!! I will have 10 new variegated colors to show on the day of the give away. Lets give 3 lucky people 10 of my 20 yard skeins. 200 yards of stitching treasure.

Linen or aida fabric. I have 32ct Belgian linen and 14 and 18ct aida if you don't like linen. Lets let two lucky winners pick their choice of fabric. I will have linen available later next week.  $45 per yard, $24 for 1/2 yard. I was sick for a week and it really slowed me down.

And if you are a fan of the 1795 collection I will give 2 lucky winners 10 skeins, 200 yards, of a nice selection of floss.

AND.......I will send a pdf of a new spring chart to 100 lucky winners! Boy am I going to be busy with that one!

RULES: You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
Share on facebook or your blog and get 50 extra entries! Yes 50. I want a lot of people to have a chance to win. I am going to need a huge box to drop all these entries in!
I am still asked why I share so much. Simple. The sicker I get with Lupus the more I want to share while I can. I love to bring joy to fellow stitchers.
Drawing to be  Easter Sunday, April 5th. You MUST check back to see if you are a winner. I won't have time to hunt you down so please help me.
Thank you all for entering and good luck. This is going to be fun!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Halloween trim bag winner today!

We have a Halloween trim bag of goodies to give to a lucky winner today! I want to thank all of you for entering and I will be giving these away again real soon.

Today the lucky winner is: Debbie Kos
Please email me,, and give me your address so I can have your trim bag in the mail.

I am still having issues with blogger and posting. It took me 4 times before this has gone through. Is anyone else having trouble posting on their blog?

Have a great day. I will sit and enjoy the 8 inches of snow we got yesterday. Truly a winter wonderland and I never get tired of the snow.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring, Easter,Primitive hand dyed trim bag give-away, enter now!

I have been busy once again dyeing trims. Lots of spring colors for this trim bag and of course we need to give a couple away!
This a beautiful assortment of hand dyed trims, lace, ric rac and buttons. Spring colors assortment, great for Easter too.
It includes:
Hand dyed purple wood button assortment. 8 buttons.
Hand dyed pastel violet plastic buttons. 10 buttons
Hand dyed forget me not blue buttons. 8 buttons.
4 wood buttons, 1 butterfly, 2 red floral and one violet floral pattern.
3 skeins of my hand dyed floss, 5 yards each. Forget me not, Primitive Lavender and Champagne Blush.
hand dyed bias tape(makes great ragged edge ribbons, instructions included. One yard medium green, 2" wide. One and one half yards each of faded sage and rustic (faded and speckled in spots for a primitive look) faded violets, one inch wide.
2 yards each of hand dyed cotton tape (great for needle books and draw strings, in pastel peach, pink and lavender.
Hand dyed ric rac, 1/2", 2 yards of each color. Six pastel colors included, assortment may vary.
3 yards lavender 1/4" ric rac.
One yard Lavender cluny lace ric rac.
One yard of 1/2" cotton twill tape dyed antique champagne.
Muslin 6x8" draw string bag included!
Each trim is in it's own zip lock plastic bag.
These trim bags are $19.99 in my ebay store.

Rules: You must be a follower at the right by faithful friends(I love that description!), click to follow. You MUST post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 50 more entries! You ought to see the box of names I have to draw from on these drawings.
Lets give a couple away. Lets give one away on March 15th. Then I will draw another name on March 31st.
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow! I don't have time to track you down.
Good luck to all!!

I will have 32ct hand dyed Belgian linen available for sale next week. 1/2 yard $24. Full yard $45. Wholesale to the public prices. Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trim bag winners!!

I did a post yesterday morning and then got real busy. I didn't check the post as I never do. I thought it was odd that I didn't get any comments....and then I checked just now and the post didn't show. Gotta love blogger....

So....we have two lucky winners for the Primitive trim bags.
Another great Primitive trims bag, different from my first bag.It includes:
A muslin draw string bag
2 yards hand dyed dirty tan chenille trim, nice and thick.
3 yards 3/16" natural cotton tape, perfect for ties. I have hand dyed(really!) cotton cord and put it on spools for you. Two yards of each color. Two thicknesses, one thin and one thicker.
Natural thick cotton cord for drawstrings, 5 yards.

A great selection of bias tape in several widths. A GREAT IDEA!!! Look at the can see how I took scissors and cut it into different widths. Then you can ruffle and make a ragged edge (instructions included) for great primitive ribbons and ties!
2 yards white
2 yards each of two different stripes
2 yards hand dyed rainbow seersucker, my favorite!
3 yards navy blue wide
1 yard dark brown
2 yards tan
One large rusty safety pin
Hand dyed wood buttons:
2 red hearts, 2 brown hearts, 2 blue bird houses, 2 blue flowers, 3 green turtles, 2 brown bunnies, 8 assorted shades of brown, 1 large tan
Natural wood buttons: One spool button, 1 butterfly, one sunflower, 2 turtles, 2 bunnies, 4 hearts 2 stars, 2 flowers
4 brass charms

Each trim set is in a zip plastic bag. LOTS of goodies in this bag!

The lucky winners are:
Pepper Stitcher, and Deborah Lynch
Please email me at

New Hand Carved frame for my sampler

I finally found the time to take some photos of the hand carved frame I did for my Youth's Flowery Season sampler. I copied the antique frame I have and I am pleased with the results. My son made the frame for me. I need a slightly larger than 16 x 20 frame. Carving took a week but was well worth it.

I am working on a different carving pattern for the next sampler  and finding all those hours to carve can be a challenge around here. Wish me luck! lol

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!