Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I love to play with Christmas decorations!

I must admit....I love to play with Christmas decorations! I am moving slow this trip to the emergency room has showed no problem with the hip socket, but it is a sprained hip. Very painful and I am moving slow, and should heal in 4-6 weeks. Thank goodness I have my grandsons to carry down all the boxes of decorations from the attic for me. We were quite busy yesterday and today I have begun to "play" with takes me a while to set things up.

I bought these carolers a couple years ago and thought they were adorable. Shown here in a couple photos...I will arrange them in another room but wanted to share them with you. They are very well made and have such nice costumes.

I also have a snow globe with an angel in it given to me by a friend years ago. I will find just the right spot for her too.

One of my favorite things has to be my antique rocker/glider horse. I simply dress him up with a big red bow.
The staircase in the family room gets simple garland and lights I have on a timer so they go on late afternoon and turn off at 10PM. I never get tired of looking at Christmas lights....does any one?
A few sprigs of Pine branches and simple red bows do wonders.
The toy cart from last year....I am going to do it a little different this year........
A few of you asked me to post a couple pictures so here they are. I need to get back to ALL these boxes....this is going to take a while..............
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween....and be sure to stop back tomorrow for the details of the Christmas give-away.

Monday, October 29, 2012

I can hardly wait 'till Christmas!

I must tell you.....I can hardly wait until the Christmas give-aways begin!!! I have been thinking.....pondering....wondering... what would be a great Christmas give-away....MUCH better than those in the past....even better than the Grand give-aways......and I finally figured out what I am going to do! Of course we have to wait until Halloween is over......even though I am digging through boxes of Christmas decorations today as I will be decorating tomorrow. I started skipping Halloween last year and going right to Christmas.
I am moving slow....the grandsons are helping with all the up and down the stairs with all the boxes.....I don't know what I would do without them.

So.......check back November 1st for a great surprise.....I don't think you will be disappointed!!!!! You will be able to enter all through the month of November.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

12 floss and pattern winners today!

I had the random number generator very busy this morning and I even picked an extra 2 winners we have 12 today! Each will receive 2 skeins of the Blue with Brown floss and the Remember Me pattern.
You must email me as I am swamped right now and don't have time to track you down! Thank you followers.

And the winners are: (check the original post if you are not sure it is you and if you left a comment)

Kjordan,   Megan Chamberlain,   The Cranky Crow,    Annie,
Angela Cruz-garcia,    Connie,   stitchinpeanut,   pj,   Karen(beadsandneedles),   Sarah in Stitches,   barbara (Mainely Stitching) and Maggee.

I need you to send me your addresses please....and I will have your floss and pattern in the mail right away.

Thank you for sure to enter each give-away as I will be having lots of them through this holiday stay tuned!

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Win a Gift Certificate,for The Motto Shoppe, enter now!

I was going to do a floss give away...and then I thought I would rather give away a couple gift certificates since it has been a while since I have done that. We just had some floss winners...and another drawing is coming to an end in a few lets give away a $25 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners. You will be able to browse my ebay store...then email and tell me your selections. I will pay the postage and I will mail world wide.
Choose from patterns, floss, trims, etc.
 We are  quickly approaching the holiday season...a season of giving for sure around here!

Rules: You must post a comment here and be a follower. Post on your blog and get 5 more entries. For each friend you send you get 5 more entries. Drawing to be November 15th.

It is better to give than to receive. I truly believe that!

Good luck and thank you for following. I can hardly wait until the Christmas give-aways begin!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Floss and gift bag winners today!

I must have one of the busiest random number generators...seems like it is frequently called upon to help me select winners to give some goodies away. Today it was busy early this morning....we have 3 winners for 10 skeins each of my hand dyed floss. The winners are: Melody (The Stitching Life)
Monica (The Hoopless Stitcher) and Marilyn (Fanciful Stitches)

Please email me so I can get your address. As you know....I am way too busy to hunt you down...and, after all, you must follow!

The Fall/Autumn Gift bag of goodies (over $70 in goodies!) is:
Becky (Taking Up My Needle)

Congratulations winners! I will be giving away more floss in the next post so be sure to check back and enter. It seems like floss is one of the most popular give-aways around here.

Thank you for participating. Have a great day!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Here's a couple free patterns for all my faithful followers!

Thank you very much faithful followers...and lots of new ones! We just hit 1,000 stitchers are the best. I appreciate all of you who follow....and you know you will be rewarded!
I would like to share a couple patterns from my Alphabet Ornament Collections with you. Simple and easy to ornament, an insert, use it in a needle book, etc.

It is my pleasure to share with you.
Be sure to check back often as we approach this holiday season as  I will be having LOTS.....and lots of give aways. After have to share with your friends!
Have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Great way to attach ric rac trim

I got an email from my friend Liz from Sunflower Fields Pattern Co. She has gorgeous designs incorporating fabrics, wool, and she uses my Cluny Ric Rac trim in some of her creations. She shared a picture with me of her latest design...I truly love it and it is stunning as I am sure you will agree. She used some of  my Pastel Pumpkin Cluny trim and she told me that she uses Aleene's OK To Wash It Glue. She just puts a bead of the glue on the seam line and applies the trim. Couldn't get any easier than that! Sometimes it is hard to get a straight stitch line with some applications and I will give this a try. Thanks Liz! You can visit her blog at
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lets give away some of the new Blue with Brown floss!

I was thinking I should share some of this great new color floss ,Blue with Brown, with my lets give 2 skeins (20 yards each) to 10 stitchers. That will make a nice size project for you.
Lets make it an even nice give away. I will include the Remember Me pattern shown. Makes a great little cushion or insert.

This is how it looks when stitched....great if I do say so myself.
I think you will be pleased with it too..
Rules: You must be a follower. Post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 5 more entries. For each friend you send you get 5 more entries. Let the comments begin!
Drawing to be October 25th.

I will ship floss world wide.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Another new floss color this week

I love to add tan or light brown to the blue floss. The combination is stunning and I just love how it turns out when stitched.  I have done this with several blues that I have in the Flo Blue collection. For this one I added a medium brown to this blue floss and I am showing  how it looks when I stitched Remember Me from the Ornament Collection R.

I think it helps to show a picture of what it looks liked when it is stitched so you can see the variegation.  I am going to use this as a little insert on a gift for a friend and I thought you might like to see it. I just listed this floss color, along with a half a dozen others this morning, in my ebay store. I am sooooooo busy this time of year preparing for the holidays. It is hard to find time to dye new colors of floss but I do my best. I thought I would share this new color with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lets give away another Friendship gift bag! Enter now!

After the great response to the gift bags, I think we need to give another one away. The Friendship gift bag.
Lots of goodies in the hand made and hand stamped (by me) gift bag. The Treasured Friend pattern is included in this give away.
You will get a beautiful bag full of antique looking goodies, hand dyed by me. 4 yards of caramel cream eyelet (if you don't use eyelet trim I can substitute a few skeins of floss), 3 yards of cluny ric rac trim, 3 yards cluny trim in cream, 6 skeins (20 yards each) of my hand dyed floss, cotton twill tape, sisal and cotton ric rac trim, a pack of hand dyed buttons, wood buttons in heart shaped, butterfly shape and round; mother of pearl heart buttons a 4 mother of pearl floss rings for needle books, antique brass finish scissors charms, key charms and silver finish stork scissors charm. Are you ready to enter?? A $70 assortment if you purchase them separately. I sell this for $49 in my ebay store.

The holiday season is quickly favorite time of the lets start off with this give-away November 1st.
Enter must be a follower and you must post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 3 more entries. For every friend you send you get 5 more entries on this one. We want lots of people to get a chance to win these gift bags.

Thank you for being faithful followers. You know I love to share with you, it gives me great pleasure to say the least. We can't keep (or shouldn't I should say) everything for ourselves. We have to share with others. I am blessed in so many ways and to have so many friends, well, the least I can do is to share with them.

Thank you for stopping by and for listening! Have a great day!
Lots of love,

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winner of the Halloween Gift Bag of Goodies

It's a great way to start the a gift to lets announce the name of the lucky winner of the Halloween gift bag of goodies! The winner today is

Congratulations! Please email me at so I can have your gift in the mail.

Thank you for participating in the fun everyone..............we will have another give-away real soon!

Have a great week.