Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Finish!

It's been a busy time of year for me with the singing...BUT I managed to get my Bouquets


Jardin Prive Bouquets

I also worked on the Spicy Spiral Quilt for my coffee table for Christmas!

Christmas Spicy Spiral

Have a great weekend and stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Simply Sunshine

A New project ...Ink Circles ...Garden Stars on Simply Sunshine 32 ct Lugana evenweave.
I saw this fabric at Ann's store.. Knowledge and Needles and had to have it..the colour is so vibrant.
Then I had to pick out a chart and decided on this one..I'm sticking to the colour it calls for and I'm hoping the greens will be pretty on the yellow.
What do you think?   pretty cool eh?
Ink Circles Garden Stars
On the weekend at the retreat My Mom and Kathy contributed to the ornie exchange and this is what she's the one Kathy made..she is just thrilled .she taught Kathy how to stitch many years ago this has a lot of meaning to her...and of course Kathy has been my best friend for 30 years.

Anne..(no Blog)  bought me this awesome yarn and gave it to me yesterday. We saw some of this type of yarn being knit on the we thought it would be fun to try and make the scarf...yes it sure is my colour.  FUN!

Bernat Twist and Twirl

I'm coming along quite nicely on her John Clayton Summer you can see I've put it aside to'll get back to it soon. Your fault Anne you bought the yarn.!

Summer Meadow by
John Clayton

Well 2 post in a week....I hope you can deal with it..hahaha.

Have a great weekend and
Stitch with happy fingers!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekend Retreat

I had a lovely weekend stitching and enjoying the company of some amazing stitchers.
Ann of Knowledge and Needles hosted the November retreat at The Timber house near Brighton.

Clare   Bernie  Ann

Her Husband prepared a scrumpious lunch with the help of his good friends Bruce and Lucy.....
THANK YOU DAN And also Bruce and Lucy!!

Raspberry Trifal

OH MY it was all soooooo good.

We exchanged Ornaments.... They were all so lovely.
Ann made this one , Lucky Judie.

 I just can't post all of the ornaments there were 18 so here are just a few.
I made this one.

I have posted some Pictures and so will Dani  and Bonnie, So hopefully we will have covered alot of great pics.

I received this one made by Sheila.

Stitched by Adriana Mom

Snowman by Barb.

So I hope you have a look at Dani and Bonnie's posts when you can. I know they took lots of pictures.
Once again...It was lovely to share a nice weekend with all of those that were at the retreat.

Stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Something to blog about !

I know, I know...It's been soooo long.

This will be worth the wait.
My mother decided she needed something to stitch,...I had been wanting to do this Halloween fairy so she said she would do the stitching and I did all of the BS and Beading.
Halloween Fairy
Nora Corbett
Crossstitch and needlework Sept 2008

I will finish it this week so Mom can hang it on her door at the retirement home for Halloween.
This is so special for have a piece we both worked on...she turned 95 this summer past.
I have been working on a couple of other things...A Christmas ornie for an exchange in November and......of course I can't show it yet.

My Jardin Prive SAL.

My friend Anne was away for a few days and brought back  a gift of fat quarters for me...I LOVE them, thanks Anne.

I'm going to buckle down and do lots of stitching...need to get caught up.

I have been quilting as well, taking a class or 2 and this is the results!

Spicy spiral on my coffee table

I took a pic on the floor so you can see the colours
This has been so much fun to sew..I'm working on one for Halloween too!
Hmm maybe another blog when it's done...hahaha.
I'm so bad...I just don't have the  blogging Mojo.

I hope you are having a wonderful fall and
Stitch with happy fingers!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Bonnie spent the day with me on Saturday...she brought me a lovely fob that she made for my birthday. The music note charm is such a wonderful touch!

She also was on a hunt for me and found this VERY pretty scissor frog for me...she has a good way with the store owner and got me a good deal!

So I've added my scissors to it and love the look.

My mother made me this lovely stitched piece and framed it herself for my has a place of honour on my stitching cabinet.
I love it soooo much!

It was my Mothers 95th birthday yesterday and we had dinner at my brother and SIL (Both standing) My other brother is beside me with my other SIL at the end of the table. Mom at the head.

Mom enjoyed having just a small do with just her family!
It was a wonderful dinner!

My family
I am the luckiest person in the world to have my Mother and my brothers living within minutes to my home!
We are close in all ways! That in itself is a gift from God!!!

Stitch with happy fingers.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stitches for friends!

My friend Nan is making a quilt with the  Prairie Schooler Alphabet so our Thur. group is helping her out by stitching some of the letters for her. I'm doing S is for Sewing..what a fun stitch!

Anne (Nan's  daughter) was struggling with the next piece and was going to throw it away...I volunteered to finish it for her!!! it is quite difficult because of some long crosses over 1&2
John  Clayton
 This is what it will look done...It really is so lovely..I couldn't bear to see it get thrown out. I have worked on the trees and so far so good...Anne has stitched the trees on the left so she actually did quite a bit!

Have a great week all and stitch with happy fingers!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A walk on the beach.

I'm so bad about blogging..but I will try to update you.
I've been doing lots of singing and trying to keep up with my stitching.

Presqu'ile Beach I

Anne  a fellow stitcher

the water was lovely and warm

A young walking friend
The weather has been so hot I finally went out walking the last couple of days. Yesterday a friend  ( Anne) called and she and I walked on the beach not 4 min. from where we live. We are so fortunate.
This is Lake Ontario and the Park is a Provincial park called Presq'ile Park!

 I joined in to help finish a RR for a Friend I did the  Y & Z....Kathy was part of this too and Dani gets to finish it !

Jardin Prive SAL
This the next installment of the SAL I'm doing with a group of Stitchers I have met over the years.

Back from the framer Mira RR .
Yippee I love how it looks!  Thanks to Ann, Dani, Christin, Kathy, Barb, Lisa, Judie, Bonni,e Angie and my Mom Adriana .They used their imagination and Mira charts to come up with this lovely piece of work. I laid out the squares and gave them one request  BLING!!!!! Oh yes I did the Middle one.


So there you have it!
Stitch with happy fingers and see you soon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SAL and I'm on the road again.

Here  is a picture of my Jardin Prive SAL.
It is a sweet stitch.

Last night I went with my traveling friends to Niagara falls on the way to Cleveland.

 Wow it was so beautiful we saw an hour and a half of fireworks from the window in the casino and had a perfect seat while we ate dinner. After dinner we walked down to see the lights at the falls. It was midnight and lovely and warm.
The morning we left for Cleveland.

pretty lights.

Tomorow we will go see the rock and roll hall of fame and some other places here in Cleveland.
We intend on seeing at least one ball game Jays vs Indians (thursday)...maybe tomorrow night we will see the Yanks vs Indians too...if we can get tickets.... we hear that it's sold out...lets hope..

I do have stitching with me but never much time to stitch.
I did quite a bit on my HAED and forgot to take a picture. I'll do that when I get home in a few days!

Stitch with happy fingers!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I have my finished pieces back with wonderful frames.
 Nantucket Sampler

JBW done on 55 count french linen stitched with french silk thread.

Mirabilia ..Seaside Kingdom

I'm very pleased with them.
I've been stitching quite abit but I will save the pics for the next post!
I hope you have a good week and,
 Stitch with happy fingers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Awesome Weekend

Boy I don't know where to start..It was just a wonderful weekend of stitching with friends at a lovely cottage at Honey harbour On Georgian Bay Ont.
If you would go to Bonnie's blog ( here) She has a wonderful photo of the cottage where we stayed and gave a very good description of our weekend.
We did a lot of stitching and eating..
this is where the cottage is
 Kathy and I arrived at noon Thursday and had lunch at a little cafe!

Shiela our hostess

My cozy spot to stitch

Kathy had a comfy spot too!

Coffee in the sunshine

Shiela and Jim were generous hosts.
Yummy BBQ and Ice cream cake.

Loon and Chick by Sue Coleman

After the weekend
I worked on my Loon.  Just the perfect setting.
I feel I got lots is wonderful to stitch on!

It was fun to catch up with  my friends.
Christin has shared some pics too. There are links on Bonnie and Kathy's blog.

Stitch with happy fingers.
Until the next time!