Sunday, December 25, 2016

See the Gift!!

Merry Christmas to all those I love!!  
Jesus Christ is the best gift we can be given!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Elves

This is my brother and me so states the creator of these darling little elves!!  Since the yellow one has a fatter face, I deemed that one was me and the one in blue, is of course my brother.  Get it - blue = boy!!

Are they darling or what?  They make up the Christmas Tree so much more festive!!  Thank you LuAnn!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Slow Sunday Night Stitchin' . . .

A sweet friend of mine saw a gorgeous sweather on an email from this yarn shop we follow in New York City: Soho Yarns.  Well, she is a new knitter and thought it was beyond her ability so she emailed me and asked me if I thought one of the gals down at our local yarn shop would knit it for her if she paid them!!  I emailed her back and said: "I'll make it for you just for the pleasure of working with that gorgeous yarn!!"  So, she is letting me!!  YAY!!

Here is a picture of the sweater ~

Here is the yarn she chose (different from the yarn called for): Madelinetosh - Tosh Sport Yarn in Calligraphy ~

And this is how far I have completed - about 4".  What is so cool about this pattern is that there are NO seams!!  And, yup, the yarn has a wonderful hand and works up sooooo beautifully.  And the wooden needles are so fun to work with!!

I am linking up with Slow sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts - go check out what everyone else is working on!!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Our Yearly Christmas Trek to Salt Lake City to See Temple Square Lights

Since moving to Logan 5 seasons ago, it has been a yearly tradition to go down to Salt Lake City to see the lights on Temple Square.  We go to dinner first and then go see the lights!!  Here is a little tour for you ~
Picture Intense Post!!

Lights Around Temple Square
Lights with the Temple in the Background
So Beautiful
Amazing the Zillions of Lights
And Lots of Folks Enjoying View
This is the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Beautiful Depiction of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the Reflecting Pool Filled with Floating Lights
Some of the Wonderful Architecture on the Joseph Smith Building - Formerly the Hotel Utah

Just Amazing!!
Brother Kelly in Front of One of the Monuments in Temple Square

This is Inside the Tabernacle on Temple Square
Inside the Tabernacle
The Architecture is Breathtaking!!
Close Up of the Organ - This is Where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings Most Sundays for Music and the Word, a Program Televised Across the World
This is the Assembly Hall on Temple Square

Amazing Stained Glass Windows - Perfect for a Quilt, Right?

The Organ in the Assembly Hall

The Capital Building in the Background

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas . . .

My brother Kelly loves Christmas time.  Me not so much, but I am trying to be festive for his sake.  He has this darling little village ~

It looks so sweet at night with the lights on!!  Next, we are going to decorate the little Norfolk Pine tree that I have kept alive for the past 5 years.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heaven and Earth Cross Stitch Design

A Heaven and Earth Design also known as a HAED is a counted cross stitch that is done typically on a cloth that has lots of threads within one inch or the thread count.  An HAED is typically stiched across one thread as opposed to across two threads.

So, I joined this Facebook group where all these crazy people were working on these HAEDs and so I decided I would start the one that I got a little over a year ago right after Cecil the lion was killed by the crumb-bum American dentist (you can read about Cecil HERE) in a cruel and inhuman way.

Heaven and Earth Design offered this gorgeous counted cross stitch as a tribute to Cecil ~

Now the design is 14" wide by 10" high and will consist of 92,050 stiches when complete!!

Here is what I have gotten done so far ~

I am doing mine on 26 ct even weave and this is 100 stitches.  It measures about 3/8" x 3/8" (You can click on the picture to get a closer look).  My goal is to have this done by my 70th birthday!!

This will either keep me young or drive me crazy!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

November Hexie Flowers . . .

for Lin T. in France.  Lin wanted dark blue petals and light blue centers.  I am hoping that the one center is light enough!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday . . .

and some sewing and some laundry and some sewing and some eating leftovers and some sewing, you know, the important things in life!!  Enjoy the day, everyone!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

May We All Be Blessed All Over The World!!

to all of us here in the United States!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Package Testing . . .

This is what I am sending to Chiska for the Giveaway.  What do you think of the packaging?  Too plain? Ok?

Monday, November 21, 2016

First of Many . . .

bins was broken into today.  Luckily, there was mostly fabric ~

But there were two projects inside and so one of these projects will be completed before I can open another bin.

This is a baby quilt that was started probably 4-5 years ago!!  I think I have enough blocks to make a crib size quilt for a little boy.

There was also this Counted-Cross stitch that I had made for a shaker box top for my Mom probably about 35-40 years ago, yes, that's years!!  I took it off the box because it was so dirty and I need to think about what to do with it now since it is a circle.  Any ideas?

Ok, so here is the bin now - ready to add some fabric from the next bin, labeled and put away ~

This is kinda fun!!

Update on my Giveaway - I am going to be sending some fun Scottie dogs to Chiska over at Closet Quilters!!  Thank you to everyone for your great feedback!!