Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just Popping in..

I wanted to remind you all to check out the great giveaways over on my sidebar,,,some lovely gifts to be had..

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Here are some new items I have listed in my Etsy shop this week,,I also have been working on my quaker sampler and been reading The Joy Luck Club,,which I hope to finish tomarrow..for more information on these items you can visit my Etsy Shop,,till next time keep those fingers moving... Devon

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Today is my daughter Katies 18th birthday...she is my last one and I am happy she has made it this far..she has been a great and loving daughter (trying at times) but after 3 boys she is a blessing..Happy 18th birthday Katie girl...

In the picture she is with her son Max and her brother Jesse...

Tobys new dew..

Since I get alot of sweet comments on Toby I thought I would show you all his new dew..yesterday he finally got a haircut..and is so darn cute,,but trying to get a picture of a 4lb yorkie is no easy task...

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Couple of New Fobs...

I just listed these 2 cuties in my Etsy store..

thanks for looking..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

An UFO is awaken...

Good morning blogger friends and family,,,the sun is shinning here in North Florida and Iam feeling quit good today..yesterday my husband and I took a little road trip,,,a lady told me about highway 301 which used to be the main highway here before all the big interstates came to town..and that there were quit a few cute little towns along the way,,,so we started at our end and ended up down at Ocala Florida which is about 3 hours south of us..and boy was it fun,,,we stopped in Waldo for a great flea market and antique shop,,and then we found another antique shop in Ocala,,it was a beautiful day weather wise..we also stopped off at a beautiful lake where all the fisherman were going out into the onto the UFO,,I have started this one I am thinking about 2 years ago when it first came out,,it is/was a freeby on the internet..I am stitching it over one on 25 count Lugana with a deep purple thread..well here it is..enjoy and I hope you all weekends are going as nice as mine is..till next time keep those fingers moving...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello there..
I have been reading and working on my Tea Room,,first the reading..I finish the 3rd book int he Huxtable series by Mary Balogh called At Last Comes Love,,and I think that is my favorite one so far out of the series..but right now I must read my Febuary Challenge book for Celebrate the Author and this months read is going to be Amy Tan, The Joy luck Club..I have never read one of her books so it will be a new author to me,,I am only on page 12 but like it so is the synopsis of it.
In 1949, four Chinese women begin meeting in San Francisco for fun. Nearly 40 years later, their daughters continue to meet as the Joy Luck Club.
AnnotationIn 1949, four Chinese women begin meeting in San Francisco for fun. Nearly 40 years later, their daughters continue to meet as the Joy Luck Club. Their stories ultimately display the double happiness that can be found in being both Chinese and American.

Now for the update photos on The Tea Room by Country Cottage Needleworks,,I am really enjoying working on this one..

Well till next time,,,keep those fingers moving...


Friday Favorites..

Today the sun is shining and it is suppose to be up to 70 by Monday,,yeahhhh warmer weather..I am a happy camper,,,but for today I want to show off some of my Etsy Favorite Shops,,so with nothing more to say,,here they are,,enjoy.. Devon

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whats for Lunch...

Well I am addicted to the cilentro rice at Chipolte and so I search for a recipe on line and found one,,and todayI was craving it so I made it up and boy is it ever good,,,I had Jasmine rice on hand so I used that and roasted garlic and it taste so it the recipe if you want to try it out..

Cilantro lime Rice Recipe serves 4
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup basmati rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
zest from one lime
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. salt
Add the oil to a sauce pan and heat on low. Add the garlic and rice to the oil and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat stirring frequently.
Add the chicken broth, salt, lime juice and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes or according to rice package directions.
When the rice is done, add lime zest and chopped cilantro and stir to mix in. Serve immediately.
If you are using regular long grain rice, follow the cooking directions on the box regarding the amount of liquid to use and the cooking time.
This rice would go great with our chile verde recipe. Check it out.

A Gift for my Daughter..

I just finished stuffing this cute little pillow for her birthday,,,this is our grandson Max,,at the Beach..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I think I am addicted

To making these cute little drawstring bags..I cant stop making them,,,and what am I going to do with all of these..well I just might give away one next month in my giveaway..stay tuned..but this is what I have been doing today,,,Friday was our 27 anniversary and we went out to see a movie,,From Paris with Love, it was good,,John Travolta had a sense of humor in it which was a nice change and of course Jonathan Ryns Meyer was in it he is from The Tudors,,and then we went out to dinner last night to a new place for us it is called UP A CREEK,,seafood and steak house and that was really over all it was a nice weekend and the sun has shined for the last 2 days..of course it is suppose to rain tomarrow..well Ihope everyone is having a very special Valentines Day...until next time,,,keep those fingers moving..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lets see what I have been up to..

Picture overload just to warn you all...I have been a busy little bee..I have been sewing,,and stitching and buying stash...last week it was my reading week,,and this week it is my crafting week,,,just wish there was enough time in the day to do everything I would like to do..oh well there is always tomarrow..the sun has finally come out and my husband ran out the door to go fishing,,,he just got his license and has been dying to out he it is just me and the doggies..and what a perfect time to post with pictures...well here we go...the first up is what I I bought some lovely fabric today,,,
A totebag ...

Another Totebag,,I just love making these..
These are some darling little drawstring bags I found the pattern on the internet and whipped out 2 of them,,they are lined and that is what I bought the fabric for is to make more of these..they are big enough to put jewelry in when you travel..

The Tea Room,,,got alittle more done on it..
Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at the pictures,,,till next time keep those fingers moving...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We have a winner,,,and update on reading

During half time I drew the winners name and I am happy to announce that Laura from The Forgotten Brush has won my giveaway,,,I have emailed her,,,congrats,,,and come back next month as I will be having a giveaway every I have moved onto the third book in the Huxtable Series by Mary Balogh and I am really enjoying then,,,I have order the 4th one and it should be on its way to my house..if you are wanting to read to good historical romance then I would highly recommend this series..I will be reading more of her books..I did read my reading challenge for January which is reading a book from a author whos birthday is that month,,and January was Lewis Carroll, Feburary will be a toss up between Amy Tan and Charles Dickens,,well it is back to the football game,,,GO COLTS...till next time,,,keep those fingers moving...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fridays Favorites..

Well here it is Friday,,and I am sitting here at my computer wanting to write a post, but I haven't got the foggiest what to write..nothing new is going on,,I haven't done much stitching or sewing this week,,I am reading but will post about that when I am finish with the to get inspiration I start looking and reading other blogs...and then it comes to me,,I will post about some of my favorite things..I always like to see what other people like in case we have something in common and can chat about this is alot brighter then looking outside right now where it is glummy and overcast and threatening to rain..I am hoping this will put me in a more cheerful mood..I sure do miss the is funny I lived in Arizona for 14 years and missed the rain,,now I have the rain and miss the sunshine..go figure..well here are just a couple of my favorites..what are some of your favorite items..

First up is the Color Pink,,I think it is the prettiest color there is and so romantic..
Books,,I love books and I love to read,,,they take you away from your world to another and that lets you escape..

Violets they are up there as my favorites with Daffodils and tulips..

Anything British I am fascinated with the history and people,,of course it does help when ones Mom was from Exeter England and that I was named after a County in England..

And last but not least Tea and Teacups,,,I have a small collection which I am hoping to expand,,but there is something romantic about them..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Blog...

I have made my Purchase/Trade blog,,,it is here you would like to go and check it out...hope everyone is having a great day...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Monday,,,,

Well it is Febuary 1st,,and not a bad start to a new month,,,,I have been reading and just finished the first book in a trilogy by Mary Balogh,,it is the first time reading her and I must say I really like her books..she is a historical romance writer and doesnt have any of the graphic stuff in her books..the story line is funny and romantic,,this is the first one in the series call First Comes Marriage,,by Mary Balogh, I will start the second one tonight,,I recommend this one if you like a good clean historical romance is the

Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family—the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can’t keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret—one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables—Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed…and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can’t be far behind
And this little gem is my newest project I am working on,,it is The Tea Room by Country Cottage Needleworks,,I will be picking up the others in the series as well..
Well I hope you all had a enjoyable monday and dont forget about my giveaway,,,it is in the post below...till next time keep those fingers moving...