Thursday, November 27, 2008


This is to wish all of my readers south of the border a Happy Thanksgiving,
This painting is called ..."The first Thanksgiving "painted by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris in 1915

Have a wonderful Holiday and stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Three things...

1]...Over the retreat weekend I finished stitching the Lizzy Kate Christmas Spirit Double flip it's.
I had so much fun stitching this. I added the charms today. And I will make it into a Bell pull/Banner next week!

2]...Oma honored me with this lovely award. "Thank You". I can't pass it on because I can't pick just a few so consider ALL of my readers " Kreativ Bloggers."

3]...I was tagged by Suzanne! She wanted to know 6 things about me.
So here goes...

1...I lived in Baghdad when I was in my early teens { my father ran a line in a shoe factory there.}
2...I was a commercial fisherperson in Florida in the mid 70s {had our own boat}
3...I'm a retired Barber {worked at the same chair for 24 years}
4...Ice Cream is my favorite food { tough when you are watching your weight as I am}
5...Love to sing {2 church and one Jazz /Pop}
6...I have no children but I have Nieces & Nephews and they have kids. { my DH has 7 grand children} I can play grandma

Well there it is!
I ask anyone who would like to post a bit about themselves we would love to know 6 things about you too!

Stitch with happy fingers and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have some photo's too!

This is the way to the great Timberhouse Inn!

One of the many lovely rooms.
Dan and the best little sou-chef

Hard at work at home for our wonderful lunch.
Dan and Ann hosted with a lovely helper.

Look at this table!!!!!! Chez Knowledge and Needles

Breakfast at the Inn.
Lots of Room
Anne and Nan
Of course Dani with a Camera in hand

Monday, November 17, 2008


Just a heartfelt Thank You to Christin for sending these treasures with Dani to our weekend retreat. Christin wasn't able to come so she sent these along.
On Jan 1 2009 a number of us will be stitching a SAL on a Mirabilia of our own choice I chose to do White Christmas, She requires a number of treasures and Christin decided I should have them.

The weekend was great and I will post some photo's on my next post.
Thank you Ann for hosting such a lovely weekend and Thank you Dan for the best lunch!!
You did a wonderful job.
Stitch with happy fingers.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A very nice gift!!!

Look what I got from Texas.!!! Cindy F. sent me this after she drew my name for being one of her blog readers. Isn't it lovely. Thank You so much Cindy. I love it.
It is a beautiful chart by Lavender and Lace called... "Angel of Spring"
I will enjoy this chart and intent to stitch it one day soon!

Do you remember when I stitch this earlier this year. Well I waited to make it into a pillow until I found the perfect fabric for it.
Guess what,I found it... and on the weekend when I was putting things together for my Mom I made this!!!

I just love how this little pillow turned out.

I'm off to a stitching retreat this weekend at a lovely B&B not far from home. Ann of Knowledge and Needles is hosting this and we are looking forward to a lovely meal cooked by her DH on Sat. There are 18 of us going and o-boy will we eat, drink [water]and be merry. Lots of finger foods and treats. Yummmm.

Thank you for the good wishes for my Mom she had her procedure today and seems to be getting on just fine. I'll keep you posted.

Take care have a good weekend and stitch with happy fingers.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

About my Mothers stitching

Most of you know that my Mom is a fabulous Stitcher and has been for many years. she just turned 92 this summer and is well and healthy. She had a pacemaker replacement last week and is having Cataract surgery this week, and then again in 3 weeks... one eye at a time. She is strong and excepts this wholeheartedly.
But in the mean time she wanted to finish some of the pieces she has been working on because her eyesight will be impaired for a few weeks.

The Christmas and New year heart was a chart that was given to her and she finished it COMPLETELY herself. I gave her the supplies and she puttered away on it and showed it to me on the weekend.

Sunday was a day of finishing for her.
This little banner is one of the ones I helped her with. She no longer uses a sewing machine so I did the cutting and stitching . It turned out so sweet. These were little charts from a magazine.
The fabric is perfect for this with the pretty little stars on it. The back is finished with the same fabric.

This is also one we put together on sunday.
Yup we were busy but the results are wonderful! This is a chart that she recieved from a friend from a very old magazine. It was torn out of it and there was only the one page so I have no idea who it is by.
I have been stitching as well but you know what ... this is about my Mom !!!
Stitch with happy fingers and have a good day.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Page One...

First of all THANK YOU all for such a wonderful response to BLING being finished!!!! I was overwhelmed by all of your kind comments.

And now I have another one of the Album of stitches by Jennette Douglas
I am so pleased with the results. Working on 32ct black evenweave with lovely variegated threads , beads and Krenik.

I wish I could take a better photo but the black seems to be hard to show up. It looks a bit grey but believe me it's black. and tiny.

Because I had a couple of finishes I decided to treat myself to a new start.
This is the chart that Tracy [Teejay] gifted me last month and I bought some wonderful white opalescence even weave. so far so good...

I really must get to bed now it's late and I'm tired. I have to sing tomorrow and I need to practice a bit in the morning.

Stitch with happy fingers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting Day

Just a quick note to wish all of my American friends a very good voting day!!!
I hope things go exactly as you want them to. Good luck to all of you.

This photo was taken at a beach in India. the sand sculpture was created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik. The beach is Puri beach near Bengal India.

Stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another week

I was so excited to get the last 2 flip- it's for the Christmas spirit by Lizzy Kate I dropped everything and stitched the next one...3 to go yippee.
The colours are looking better and better as I go.

I've gotten a bit more done on the JD album. I have 2 more rows to do and then I will finish the writing and add the rest of the beads. The next page is in, so... I really should get this done.

This is page 7 on the PL and I worked on it on my regular day[Wed] this week.

So there you go, my bit of stitching that I had to show you.

I hope you stitch with happy fingers and see you all soon!