Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sneak peek reveal

Remember the peeks...
this finished as this...
and my sis Lynowl has received it and loves it. Her birthday is Monday. We are 2 years 4 months apart and as she is very fond of saying, "she ( me ) is the older one". I did send along the card that I made of Ms Zoe. I decided on a table top frame so she can place it wherever she wants rather than on a wall.
The temps have dropped a little this weekend... a respite before the climb again. Perfect weather to sit outside except that I am off to work today. Holiday Weekend Sale at Jo Ann's.... I will be off until Tuesday after this. I really must get back to HAED Iris. I actually miss stitching it. I have also worked on the quilted pieces for the needlebook project so I will show you that soon. Keeping busy! Glad you had the time to visit with me today... I will stop by to see you all later. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A little bit crazy....

I spent some time trying to find a project. Now, is that not a crazy thing when I have a large library of patterns to stitch just as many of you do? But, being me, I just could not decide. Then I remembered I wanted need to do this one...
a crazy quilted needle case. Kaaren from My Painted Quilt, being her generous self, offered a Friday Freebie that I love. Well, I like all her designs. Right now Kaaren and Mr Painted Quilt are raising the most adorable chicks.  My kitchen patchwork chicken sits on the fabrics I picked from my stash. I already found another combination that I will make for a gift.... thinking ahead. Amazing when I can't even find one project I then come up with a few.
It is a wonderful quiet morning. Mr H and Ms Zoe are still asleep. Of course I have been awake since 2:15 this morning. While I was waiting for my coffee to brew, I checked my email. What a great wake-up surprise! I won the giveaway from Terri over at Rosy Stitches. Very nice way to start the day. I am off to work today and the rest of the week. So not much in the way of stitching  until the weekend....
Thank you for your entries in my giveaway which is sponserd by My Memories digital scrapbooking.....is still open... and the kind comments and emails. Hope your day is bright and wonderful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Madame Muriel and My Memories Suite

Hello everyone..... off to work yesterday. It was a busy day. Before Gracie started work, we looked to buy a frame....
we saw these two.......but....

this is the one we selected. It is a nice simple design to compliment the stitched piece. It will be mailed today... no more peeks until it arrives at it's destination....
look at these lovely batiks....

It was a long day. Mr H had a wonderful steak stir fry cooking when we got home and it was delicious. After some TV we settled down for the night. We are not working today....no particular plans. I think she plans to start a new project..... and now a word with Gracie....

I am a bit tired today. It was not that work was busy, it is that I was buy. It is amazing how heavy bolts of Home Dec fabric can be! I would like to remind you about the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking give way...... the rules are simple... be a follower and leave a comment ~~here~~
I created another page! Remember the drawing is June 3rd, so visit My Memories Suite and be sute to tell me which pack you like. Time to have a cup of tea and sit outside before it gets too hot and read the newspaper....Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Help I've fallen and can't get up"...and more

Well, more stitching yesterday after running a few errands. This piece needs to be finished and in the mail... really soon. I know it will be. Here is a peek at another section...
It isn't much to see but that is all I can show for now. I am really enjoying this one and have not stitched on HAED Iris....it is a break from small X's. Today when I go to work I will pick up a frame for this piece. Then ASAP it will be in the post.
We are having heat advisory warnings again today. It was 108 here yesterday and the cool down will be around Thursday when the temp should be 95! So much for a cool down. Normally we are in the mid 90's for May...too hot too soon. What will July and August hold? I at least will get a heat break when I travel to RI early August.

### If you haven't yet put your name in for my drawing~~here~~it out. Nothing to loose and you may be the winner.

Now a word from Madame Muriel
"Help, I've fallen and can't get up!"
Yep, I took a tumble and don't even remember doing so! I waited  and finally because Ms Zoe came into the room a few times, Gracie decided to find out why. Ms Zoe does not visit the Guest/Sewing room too often so I aksed her to alert Gracie and I guess she did. It took a few walks in and out before Gracie paid her any mind. I did not get hurt as the carpet cushioned my fall.
This is where I have been sitting. I get to move to different places in the house. This is the bookcase which has some of Gracie's stitched things and there is a large window that faces the Courtyard and front porch area. From here I get to watch the bunnies and lizards romp around. The baby Quail have been so cute to watch. It was just too hot for me to go anywhere these past few days, so Gracie and I enjoyed a few movies and stitching.  Today I will go to work with her and pick out a frame so we can post this newest project to ******. You did not think I was going to spill the beans did you?
Well, I must get back to supervise Gracie's stitching. Yesterday I had to point out that a few stitches were not right. Good thing I know what I am doing! Glad you chatted with me, and of course Gracie. She really does read all your kind words and email and visits many places. Have a great day.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Review and a giveaway

Oh look what I have created. I was offered the opportunity to receive and review
My Memories Suite digital Scrapbooking and of course I accepted. Now first I will tell you the download is easy and the selections are great. I have not done much scrapbooking at all and I am a little software challenged, but I was able to create a few pages....like this one
this will be a birthday card for my sis Lynowl
The possibilities to create albums and pages are many. There are even free downloads that are available. As I mentioned, I am software challenged and as soon as I sent Liz a question, I received an answer. Great to know there is help when you need it. There areresources.... videos and tutorials to guide you along. I know that I will enjoy using this new program. I am sure you will want to find your creative juices too.
Now not only did I receive the program, but a $10 voucher as well to use in the My Memories Suite  store. Now the good news is that I am able to host a giveaway for this scrapbook software  program!
Here are the rules:
1. Be a follower...if someone new mentions that they saw this posted on your blog you will get another entry.
2.Visit the My Memories website --click here-- and choose your favorite digital pack or layout and comment here telling me the one you liked.
3.To have more chances, follow My Memories Suite on their blog, or on Facebook, or on Twitter and then post another comment here telling me where you are following My Memories Suite.
And don't forget, you also will receive a $10 voucher to purchase a digital scrapbooking software.
The drawing will be June 3rd....don't miss this fun opportunity.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Just a short note....

I thought and I thought.... this can be a dangerous thing.... but I finally remembered that I should must start this
just a peek!

I am making this embroidered piece for someone and she sometimes stops by to read my blog so I can not show you anymore of it. It will be a special birthday gift and I just know she will like it. It will be a table top framed piece 8x10. I forget just how much I enjoy embroidery until I begin it. A change from all the tiny X's!
I sat out for a short time, but it is already feeling warm so back in..... and I put coffee on and the Sunday paper has arrived so that is the plan right now. Then back to this piece. Be sure to check back soon... I have a special drawing to offer.  Your emails and comments are so delightful. An I am always grateful for the encouragement and advice. I am so glad you stopped by. Have a great day....