Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An Award

Thank you to Chris at totstitch.blogspot.com for giving me the Liebster award! She was one of the first to welcome me to the blog world.
Liebster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest or beloved and is awarded by bloggers to newer bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. By accepting this award, I:
  1. Choose 5 blogs to award the Liebster to.
  2. Thank my friend and link back to her.
  3. Post the award on my blog and list the bloggers I pass the Liebster on to with their links.
  4. Let them know by leaving them a comment.
  5. Share 5 random facts about myself that people do not know about me.

My five blogs to pass on the Liebster to are:
  1. Catherine at diamondc-diamondc.blogspot.com
  2. Natasha at astitchersramblings.blogspot.com
  3. P.J. at porcupineneedle.blogspot.com
  4. Lorrie at astitcherssnippets.blogspot.com
  5. Shelly at shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com

And five random facts about me:
  1. I LOVE olives. I could eat them all day long.
  2. I am a Friday the 13th baby.
  3. I am a fanatical Philadelphia Flyers fan. The neighbors will be glad when hockey season is over.
  4. I'm a snowman collector.
  5. While in school I shared a name with then First Lady Betty Ford. Endless teasing.

Thanks again Chris! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Remember Me???

Wow, a whole month! I either need to get better at this blogging thing or give it up altogether. I feel like I should have more to show, but really don't have much. Scary health matters have made me want to hide under the covers, and that really isn't conducive to stitching. After finishing On Diligence, I have had an aversion (temporary I hope) to stitching anything too big. I just love the little rabbit in this Stacy Nash design. It is called the Spring Hare Standing Pinkeep. Obviously, I did not finish it into a standing pinkeep, although it might have been easier than what I did. My sewing skills are atrocious! :) It has been quite awhile since I had my sewing machine out and I think it shows.

Apparently, my housekeeping skills are atrocious too. I just noticed the dust. :) Here is a picture minus dust.

I thought this little rabbit family was cute.

I seem to have a problem getting the ideas from my head to my hands. It took me forever to finish these two small items. It didn't help that the sewing machine gremlins had visited since the last time I used it. I found Vonna's tutorials helpful. They were first tries, and I'm pretty happy with them. I guess it beats stitching them and putting them in a drawer.
Moving on from the rabbit theme, one of my favorite designers is Heartstring Samplery. I think this design is so pretty, and I love the verse. Here is a picture of my small start.

A recent purchase from 123 Stitch, using the gift certificate I won in a giveaway from Marly. I'm not much of a gadget person, so I stuck with charts.

I recently received these boxes from Marly. I think she did a wonderful job, and I love them!

I have really enjoyed looking at wedding gowns with my daughter, and all of the other fun things that go into planning a wedding. I can't wait for next May. :)

Finally, a very simple 25th wedding anniversary celebration. I can't believe it has been that long. :)

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather, I know I am!