Friday, December 31, 2010


I just wanted to drop in here and wish all my friends and family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR..I pray you all will have a happy,productive,healthy,and wonderful coming year..and that you may find your dreams come true ..I am gratefull for all the friends that I have made on my blog and that I will be making twice as many..and that I will have a very productive and healthy here is to 2011,,bring it on...

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Current Read..

Well as the 2010 year comes to a end..I reflect on my accomplishments and to say the least I did finish quit a few projects but one project I am hoping I will do alot better in the coming year is to read more books,,I only finished 19 books this past year and that is a sad number as I have many many more that I want to read..I told myself I was not going to make a New Years Resolution list this year but if I was it would have on it to read more books then the year to start off the reading list I am reading one of my favorite authors Susan Carroll, and I am planning on reading alot more of her books during the year here is my current read,,and the
From Brittany’s misty shores to the decadent splendor of Paris’s royal court, one woman must fulfill her destiny–while facing the treacherous designs of Catherine de Medici, the dark queen.She is Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, one of the Cheney sisters, renowned for their mystical skills and for keeping the isle secure and prosperous. But this is a time when women of ability are deemed sorceresses, when Renaissance France is torn by ruthless political intrigues, and all are held in thrall to the sinister ambitions of Queen Catherine de Medici. Then a wounded stranger arrives on Faire Isle, bearing a secret the Dark Queen will do everything in her power to possess. The only person Ariane can turn to is the comte de Renard, a nobleman with fiery determination and a past as mysterious as his own unusual gifts.Riveting, vibrant, and breathtaking, The Dark Queen follows Ariane and Renard as they risk everything to prevent the fulfillment of a dreadful prophecy–even if they must tempt fate and their own passions.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just want to pop in here and tell all my Blog Families out there that I have thoroughly
LOVE reading and seeing all the beautiful pictures thru this past has become a big part of my life to come on here and read all your blog updates and see what you all are making and the beautiful scenery pictures..I am hoping and praying that coming year will bring you all much joy and excitment, and may you all have a very creative year to share with us all..I think it is just awesome that I can sit in my house and have beautiful friends all around the just amazes me..well I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS,, love you all...

Monday, December 20, 2010

A little of this..

I picked up the needles over the weekend,,and made some hats for my Grandson Bryson and Grandaughter Channing..and for Katies friends who is due next month with a baby girl..also sewed up a couple of bibs for her..not doing much today trying to fight off a headache..and trying to get into the christmas spirit,,which I am finding hard to do..I really need to get some baking done, but it will have to wait till tomarrow..hope you all have a wonderful week,,,and keep being crafty...

Thursday, December 16, 2010


To Miss Jane Austen,,, Dec 16, 1775 she was born,,and after all these years she is STILL loved and missed for her beautiful to you Jane Austen I hope you are having a wonderful birthday today..

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Latest Scarf..

Here is another Mistake Rib knitted scarf using 2 yarns,,I really like the effect this has..and this was going to be a christmas pressie but I am keeping it for myself...

A favorite of mine and A Merry Christmas...

I did this little ornament like 5 years ago and it is my favorite,,I dont know why but when I look at it, it makes me smile..I am hoping to make one for each of the grandchildren next year..Also Max my grandson would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

For all the Quilters and Sewers out there..

Good Morning,
I just came across this Etsy Shop with some great older quilting books at great prices,,and since I know alot of you out there quilt and sew thought I would share the link with you all..hope you all are having a very warm and crafty weekend.

Merry Christmas..

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look at what I just ordered..

I just love this pattern,,and I am hoping it will be my coming year stitch along..I am planning on doing one square a month,,I have ordered the pattern and the beads for the first square..I cant wait...

Just a Couple..

Of my favorites from Etsy,,I have over 22 pages of favorites on Etsy and it is hard to just pick a few to show you all what I like,,but here goes,,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Funny Story...

I worked on this quilt for my grandson,,which is my first machine quilt that I have done,,and I think I am hooked,,except that I dont know how people do big quilts with there sewing machine, and I got it all done, and was looking it over to make sure I snipped all the threads off of the front and back and I was looking at the back fabric and I looked again,,and then I went NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,,if you notice it has ALL little girls on it,,not one single boy..I cant believe I did that,,so I am giving this cute little cowgirl quilt to my grandaughter so she is making out in the quilt section. Now I have a piece of the little boy fabric in my stash,,I just have to figure out what pattern I want to do and do it quick,,as it is suppose to be a christmas present. Well I will hopefully be in my sewing room today starting on it,,hope you all have a very craft day..Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hello Monday...

Well another week just flew by and I didnt even see it coming...that seems to be the way things are around here lately...time is going to quick at this rate I wont get everything done I need to get down before Christmas..Yesterday turned out to be a very productive day for me,,infact this past week has,,just not productive enough..oh well what can you do,,it has turned cold again here in Florida and I am loving being wrapped up in a hand crochet blanket watching T.V..just wish this house had a fireplace..I envy you all that have one..well I will let the pictures show you what I have been up to..hopefully I will update this little old blog more then once an week,,till next time,,keep those fingers moving...Merry Christmas..

A Cute llittle Owl Blanket I made for my grandaughter Channing..

I finally finished the Shepherds Bush and Rabbit one into ornaments,,and I stitch and finished the Merry Christmas

This was a freebie on the net,,couldnt resist doing it,,I still have to add the button to square.

And this is an update picture of The Good Ships by Carriage House Sampling

And this is what I did for part of Sunday straighten and organize my fabric,,just imagine a big pile of unfolded fabric on that table..not a pretty picture..

And what you dont see is a scarf I knitted which I think I am going to be keeping for me,,,I still have to put on the that will be in the next post..

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Awesome Giveaway...

Wow,,these guys are so sweet to be having such great giveaways..I sure hope I win now go to Elisa blog and sign up for it,,good luck..

I have been working on projects which I will show pictures of has finally gotten cold here in florida like 45 degrees cold..and I am loving it..I also am loving seeing everyones snow pictures. I am so jealous wish I was there with you all..well I hope you all are having a great week,,,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What an Awesome Giveaway..

Come on over to Jennifers blog ,,she is having one sweet giveaway..

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Savannah Georgia..

My son Jesse is here visiting,,so one of the places we took him was Savannah Georgia one of my most favorite places to go..I will let the pictures do the talking..enjoy..

Monday, November 22, 2010

Momma's Got Her Groove Back..

Now lets hope it stays for awhile...I have had a productive week,,this past week,,I have sewn,knitted,cross stitched,,and it felt great,,we also found out this morning that the house we are renting, they had put it up for sale and now they are taking it off the market and asked if we wanted to rent it for the next 18 months,,so we dont have to move son Jesse is coming in tomarrow for a week to spend Thanksgiving with us,,so that will be fun times..I wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving this year,,I am thankful for a good year,,no major events and I pray for another one,,have a Blessed week everyone,,

Drawstring Pouches that will be going in my Etsy Shop..

A Knitted Scarf for my daughters friend for Christmas,,

My current Cross Stitch Project that I am working on..

A very cute freebie that I couldnt resist doing,,thanks Tanya

Friday, November 12, 2010

A quick Post..

I just wanted to pop in here and show you all a update on my Good Ships by Carriage House Sampling..I hope you all have a great weekend,,,enjoy..

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just Framed..

I am on cloud nine right now,,,I just framed this piece myself..long story short I took this and another piece to a chain store to get framed,,and they both turned out so bad,,I even asked the girl if she has ever framed needlework and she said yes all the to say the least I took my pieces home after paying alot of money and did this one myself..I laced the back instead of using pins..and it looks fabulous..

I want to shout out a big THANK YOU to all the VETERANS out there today..thank you for keeping our country safe..hope everyone has a wonderful day..

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello Monday...

Well I am still alive,,,just havent been in the mood lately for doing much,,,but that all change this past weekend,,I picked back up the needle and have been stitching ever since,,and let me tell you it feels lets hope it continues..we have been doing a couple of little trips here and there and pictures will follow..the weather has been really cold the last couple of days and I am loving it,,,we went to the beach yesterday and now I know why I love living here in Florida,,,you can see green and trees anywhere but to see the beauty of the ocean and its wildlife is just breath was really windy and cold yesterday but I still loved it..I have been reading everyones blog and love looking at all the pictures from all over the is my kind of escape to take..I am still reading The Roses and it is really good...The holidays are coming up fast so I will be busy baking,,I think that is my favorite part of the holidays is cooking and baking all the mom was an awesome cook and baker,,and she made the holidays a big event every year..I made my first pie from complete scratch last week and it got eaten in record time,,and there will be more in the near future..well I hope this post finds you all keeping warm and busy,,hope you all have a blessed week...till next time...

Wind Surfers at Fernandina Beach Florida,,it was freezing and very windy..
The Seagulls were having a hard time flying with the wind,,this one was right by
our heads.
My daughter Katie and her son Max at Rogers Pumpkin Patch in Gainsville

Yeah we made it thru the Corn Maze,,I love this picture..

This one and the next are my 2 new sets of Stitch Markers in my Etsy shop..

Yeah She is Finish,,,M is for Mermaid by Prairie Schooler

My current project,,The Good Ships by Carriage House Samplings