A sampling of my designs as well as personal stitching, and life in general.

Friday, October 31, 2014

My Lizzie Kate Halloween piece!

Grandson #1  (2013)

 And the Letter of the Day is   C

other favorite stitched piece (just not framed yet)

This is my "need to do" by Blackbird Designs.  I have one similar where the sampler portion is on the top and the large cat sits with a medium pumpkin and a small house.

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Happy Halloween!!!

(Hope it isn't snowing or raining in your neighborhood)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day

When : Always October 25th World Pasta Day is today. It should come as no surprise to discover that this special day promotes the consumption of pasta around the world. It seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of pasta. Each year on World Pasta Day, events are held to help spread the world about pasta and it's nutritional value. The National Pasta Association and pasta manufacturers sponsor these events and activities. On World Pasta Day, pile up your plate, with a big dish of pasta and your favorite sauce!

FOr my hubby since his favorite food is pasta and whatever! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

As usual I seem to be running behind.  Amazing what a "simple" cold can do to you - for three long weeks -then bam! - you get exposed to something else and down you go again.  I need a short break with no kids around me so I can get healthy and get my immune system working again.

Meanwhile life has gone on.   I even fit a birthday in despite not feeling well.

I love the pink party hat to hold the balloons!

My oldest daughter remembered that I love roses - of all colors (except black).

And I have been busy working on a new project!

Meanwhile my class piece (taught by Orna Willis) from ANG National seminar is still waiting on me to get finished.   And it will continue to wait until after EGA National seminar as well.  And even then it has to compete for time with the new designs.  It will get done though.

I definitely have far too much to stitch - existing patterns and the new ones, still in my mind and needing to get to paper at least.

Time to get back to work again!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mad Hatter Day

Mad Hatter Day

When : Always October 6th Mad Hatter Day is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness. The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself. Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with "10/6" written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence. Grab yourself a top hat, and have a a very silly Mad Hatter's Day! Did You Know? In the 8th Century, mercury was used in hat making in a process called "carroting". Mercury poisoning drove some hatters crazy (mad).