Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quiet Saturday...

Well that and a productive one,,,not doing anything exciting today..just listening to music and crochet and I am really enjoying my quiet saturday..I do have a finish to show you,,it is the afghan for my grandson Anthony birthday next month,,and I think it turned out cute,,just the right colors for a little cowboy dont you think..I have pulled out that chevron scarf I started back in March..and have worked on that some it is back to my daughter in-laws ripple afghan for christmas,,I havent dont any stitching worth showing off, and I have not done any reading either,,so for how it looks like it will be crocheting and knitting which isnt a bad thing..well I hope you all have a wonderful and productive weekend,,till next time..

Monday, August 23, 2010

I am so ready for Fall...

Can you tell by my new background,,I am ready for cooler weather,,and those beautiful colors of fall..arent you??? Or are you a hot weather person?? Well I have been busy crocheting and stitching...I started a new cross stitch project yeahhhhh...and even thou I havent got alot done on it I am enjoying it,,and for crocheting I am plugging along on my grandsons ripple afghan, and I am loving the cute cowboy colors...well I hope you all have a very blessed week,,and that your hands are hard at work at whatever you are working on..enjoy the updated pictures...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Local LNS

I am one of the lucky ones,,that have a decent size Local Needlework Store close to them,,and here I thought it was alot farther away from me then it was,,when we first moved down here and was still living in a hotel..we drove around looking for it and it seemed like it was at least an hour away from I never wanted to go to it,,until last friday..when I set out to find it,,and low and behold it is only half an hour away from my house,,I was in total awe,,I couldnt believe it was that close..I was so excited to have not only a needlework store but a yarn store in the it to..and boy they got all the yummy yarns..I was talking to one of the girls today,,and she said they have been there for 30 years and have had only 2 owners and she thinks why they have lasted so long is that they have a combination of cross stitch,needlepoint,knitting and crochet..and so it seems it might be around for a very long time..well I did get some more goodies some week dye threads and a Little House Needlework pattern,,if I didnt have so many knitting and crocheting projects going already I would have picked up some of their yummy yarn..well here are some pictures to enjoy,,if you are ever in Jacksonville Florida you can stop by and visit them at A Stitch In Time..


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Savannah Georgia...

This is one of my most favorite cities to visit..I have been there twice since moving to Florida and used to go at least once a month when we lived in Hinesville Georgia..cant see to get enough of it..and so I thought I would share pictures of it with you all out there that haven't been...sit back grab a cup of tea and enjoy Savannah


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tote bags/envelopes..

These are in my Etsy shop, they are great for taking those projects in the car,,so your not toting a great big bag..or using a plastic bag..I have at least 3 with projects in them..and they make great gifts as christmas isnt that far away..I started making these for my stitching friends to take to the stitch in,,and if there is not a pattern you like then I would love to see if I could do a special order for you,,thanks for looking and come and have a look...

Monday, August 16, 2010

What a good book...

I just finished reading The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore, and I couldnt put it down till I finish reading it..what a wonderful love story..I would give it 4 out of 5 stars..and now I am going to start reading Eat Pray Love, which I heard is alot better then the movie..what are you reading this week...

Happy Dance,,,,

No I dont have a finished project,,but something just as good...I have picked back up my needle and have been working on my Prairie Schooler Mermaid..and boy does it feel good..I didn't relize how much I have missed stitching till I picked it back up..but let me tell you,,I wish I was like some of you guys that only have one hobby,,because trying to get my stitching,reading,crocheting,knitting and sewing all in is really take care of a 2 year old..I also found out that my LNS is only 1/2 hour away from my house,,it is the only one in the of course I had to get some goodies..

and to end this post I am posting a picture of my entrance wall in my house,,it is my favorite..well I hope you all have a blessed week,,and talk to you soon..take care..


Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Monday...

Well it has started off to be a good day so grandson has been in a good mood all day,,we went over to the neighbors house who is watching a couple of extra kids and he played for a couple of hours and now he is sound asleep..we have had a rough couple of days last week,,so I am praying that this week will go better..and I know it is the age..2yr olds can be trying at times..I have been crocheting,,I started another ripple..One for my grandson Anthony who lives in Arizona,,his birthday is next month and his mom requested I make one with cowboy colors(not the football team)so this is what I came up with..brown,beige,brick red,l blue,blue..

I have only done a couple more rows on my multi color one

,,I have been reading still and finish my Karen Marie Moning book which was another good one..and have started The French Gardener by Santa Monteriore, I am really liking it so far..
Synopsis A neglected garden. A cottage that holds a secret. A mysterious Frenchman (handsome, naturally). A family in need of some love. These elements are entwined in this heartwarming novel by the author reviewers consistently compare to Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher. It begins as Miranda and David Claybourne move into a country house with a once-beautiful garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their dream. Soon the latent unhappiness in the family begins to come to the surface, isolating each family member in a bubble of resentment and loneliness. Then an enigmatic Frenchman arrives on their doorstep. With the wisdom of nature, he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he? When Miranda reads about his past in a diary she finds in the cottage by the garden, the whole family learns that a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit, not just season after season but generation after generation. Wise and winsome, poignant and powerfully moving, The French Gardener is a contemporary story told with an old-fashioned sensibility steeped in the importance of family and the magical power of love.
Well I hope you all have a blessed week,,till next time..
take care

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Etsy Shop...

I am having another sale,,,FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE,,on all my Stitch Markers,,so come on over check and check out my ETSY store,,

I have been Hooked..

That is hooked by the ripple crochet pattern,,,I finished one I started along time ago and started another one right away and that is all I want to do is work on is a easy and quick pattern and I am loving how the colors are looking,,I wanted to use up my stash of yarn so this is what I came up with,,I am using mostly Vanna yarns in baby and solid colors and there are a few of Bernat 4's in there to..also when my arms are falling off from chrocheting to much I am reading,,it is in a series and I am like on #6, I love Karen Marie Monings book and this is a go between a romance,science fiction,fairy,vampire..if you like that kinda of stuff then I would recommend the Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning,,well I am off to read,,so I hope you all are having a blessed Tuesday,,,till next time..

Monday, August 2, 2010

Book Review,,,

I finished The Lace Makers of Glenmara, and loved it,,it reminds me of Chocolat,which I really loved the movie,,this book takes place in Ireland and the surrounding area sounds is a quick read and one that I think you will enjoy..

An enchanting, romantic tale of friendship and love, loss and redemption set in Ireland, in which a young American woman helps a group of lace makers change their lives—and, ultimately, her own.
"You can always start again," Kate Robinson's mother once told her, "all it takes is a new thread." In the wake of heartbreak and loss, the struggling 26-year-old fashion designer flees to Ireland, desperate to break old patterns. Before she knows it she finds herself on the west coast, in the Gaelic village of Glenmara.
Kate quickly develops a bond with members of the local lace making society, including the recently widowed Bernie; Aileen, estranged from her husband and teenage daughter; Moira, caught in an abusive relationship; Oona, bearing the scars of breast cancer; and Colleen, who worries about her fisherman husband, lost at sea. And outside this newfound circle is Sullivan Deane, an enigmatic man trying to overcome tragedy of his own.
Under Glenmara's spell, Kate finds the inspiration that has eluded her, and soon she and the lace makers are helping each other create a line of exquisite lingerie—and face long-denied desires and fears. But not everyone welcomes Kate, and a series of unexpected events soon threatens to unravel everything the women have worked for…