Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing you all a Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all and thank you for staying with me even when I was not being a good blogger!!
Below are some photos of this Christmas Past!
Our North Pole Village  and the tree.
The Fireplace where the stocking are NOT hung!! 
The piano where the stocking for the kids ARE hung!!
More of the North Pole Village on DH, Terry's desk. 
Diningroom table and the antique aluminum tree with rotating color wheel! 
Another NP scene in the kitchen. 
From Pintrest - cinnamon crescent rolls to eat with our coffee and hot chocolate while opening presents. 
Oh Finally, all has quieted down and I can finally catch some shuteye!! 
Thank you for visiting - chat with you Next Year.
Happy New Year to you all.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Well, it is Christmas Day EVE and I wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Below is our front door

 a cute little jinglebell yard art!
 a Santa Claus yard art  - both found at a craft show - pretty cleaver I thought!!
 Once again another exchange gift that I made - this is the last one!! thank goodness.
 It is a little cute bag an adaptation from a Fern Ridge design
 Found this wonderful button with matches the fabric perfectly!
 Made a little pincushion
 Here is the other side there was also 3 little glass bottles - one for needles, one for small buttons and one for beads.
 So, here is some wonderful photo moments with the cats - Juliette on the floor and Jasmine on the stool.  These are my sister Jean's cats.
 Here is Gingersnap - a feral/stray we took in 3 years ago.
 Ms Saddles our little princess who is in a cone because of a little skin issue!!
 This is Natsuki, DD, Lindsay's cat - she is our rambunctious one!!

 Now for the only male of the house (beside my husband)   MARS and he does rule the roost!!!

Thank you for stopping by

Again Merry Christmas.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Another exchange gift

Good Day everyone, just wanted to publicly express my sadness and lack of understanding for the need to kill and hurt innocent people.  My heart and prayer goes out to the families in Newtown, Conn.
Below is a fun little tag that I made using some of those ribbon scraps that we sometimes have (I also used full sized too)  I also took an acorn top and put a rusty bell as the nut part, I also am using shiny bells too.

Had another gift exchange last week - I made a stitching bag.

Only two more exchange events left - one gift is done but for one little things and I still have to start the last of the exchange gifts for Thursday's gathering.
Other than that, just have to get the Christmas Cards done!!! some food shopping and could add a few more decorations!!
Hoping you all are enjoying this Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tea Cup Winnings

In the previous post, I showed you all the gifts I had made for the Tea Cup Auction at our Christmas  Party with my stitching friends in Columbus, GA.  How this works is you buy tickets and them drop them into the cup of whatever gift you want to win.  the cost was 100 tickets for $20.  Great deal and a great fundraiser for our group.
 Below were the freebies that contributed - among them is a little kit from Fern Ridge along with a little sewing kit.
 Here is my winnings - a bag of various linens, two charts one with linen and wool felt, a pin cube made from paper and then this darling Longaberger basket filled with an acorn waxer, an acorn magnet, a small glass tube for needles and a stitched pin cushion made from a napkin ring and 3 beaded pins.

 One of our ladies' husband love to go yard saling and he picks up all kinds of interesting things.  Below is a neat sewing table that I was lucky to win.
 Can you believe that somebody actually got rid of these darling Santas!!
 These are what I call pity tickets, I dropped one ticket into the cup and of course I win them.  I put the tickets in to encourage others - but I have to tell you, I love them - some I might just reframe. 

 Now this is one of my favorite things - it is a knitted scarf made by someone I really admire and I was so excited that I won her contribution to the Tea Cup.
Thank you for stopping by.  Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Some stitching

What with Christmas coming up there are holiday gatherings within my stitching groups.  Below are some things I put together for a "tea cup" Christmas gathering.
Above is a little 'humbug' from FernRidge and I found some cute fabric that matched the humbug so I made a little ORTS bag to go with it.
 The picture above and below is a reversible bag I made to hold the home made Biscotti that I made for the Tea Cup Auction.
Below are two little ornaments that will hang on the library tree/or/wreath that our EGA group in Columbus decorates.
Sorry for the sidewards shot, haven't quite figured out everything with the new computer yet!!
Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and that you are not stressing out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Computer new Life

Have been without a computer for a bit due to DH's computer kicking the bucket!!  So since he is a professor he needed a computer fast so mine was confiscated!!

I am now the proud owner of a new laptop (no more desktop) so I am feeling the wonder of freedom to carry around my computer from the kitchen table to the sewing room.  At first I was going to get an IPAD but since DH leaves his at home I can just use his - right!! so now I can stay - hopefully uptodate with everything between the laptop and the IPAD.

All of photos are on the other computer and I will getting them off of there sometime soon.

Have been doing some stitching and getting ready for the holidays.

Once all the stitching has been done, I am hoping that I can get caught up with my blogging.  Do miss seeing what you all have been up to.

Do take care and enjoy the holiday season.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

My blogs are gone!!!

So life is a bit busy this month, but all of a sudden - my blog reader has said I have no blogs to follow, you all just disappeared!!!!

Hopefully all will kick back in here soon, I have been a few days patient, but I may have to figure out how to get you all back on my reading list!!

I also, have some finishes and some stitching and travel photos to share - which I hope to get downloaded either this weekend or on Monday.

Chat with you all soon.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Another givaway and an exchanged received

Hi all, I have been busy stitching, beading and crafting and for some reason, I haven't taken any pictures, but I did remember to take of  photo of  my Autumn Exchange that I sent, but I didn't take a photo of what goodies I sent!!!

 and here is a photo of what I received.
Lots of great goodies - but isn't this Owl justg darling.
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is once again having a givaway this time it is threads.

Well that is all for now, will try to get some photos taken of what I am working on.  Fall seems to have just jumped right in and life has become increasingly busy!!!!

Thank you for stopping by  --------------------  Roberta

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A fun giveaway

I just love these natural tones - and there is a giveaway over at Victoria Motto Sampler Shop.  Drop by and enter your name.

Muslin hand made gift bags

At the moment I am working on a Halloween design for an exchange that I am in, so not much to show at the moment, but will have several things to share here in a few days.

The weather has finally cooled down and it is just glorious outside, I just love FALL, the crispness in the air, wearing slacks/jeans, long sleeve shirts and soon sweaters!!!  Snuggling under blankets with the windows open - yuummmyyy.  The leaves are turning and falling - things are just getting so Autumnie (is there such a word???)

Have a great week everyone and thank you for stopping by:


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Need help finding designs by Paula Heckmann

If you ever had a class with Paula Heckmann, you know what a wonderful lady she is and an incredible teacher.  Paula passed away on July 4, 2011.
The reason for this request is from her husband Gary Heckmann.  He has all of Paula's beads and supplies but is unable to get the designs that go with all the bead packets that he has for both her beading projects and her cutwork designs.. 

If you have any of Paula's designs please leave you e-mail addy and name in the comment area and if you know the name of the design you have add that also.

The Dogwood Chapter of EGA is compiling what we have amoung ourselves, but we do not have many and the ones we have are duplicate (we all took the same classes ;o)

I will contact Gary with your e=mail addy and have him get in touch with you. 

Thank you for your help - Gary and his family does appreciate everyones help.

Friday, September 7, 2012

I am not a robot!!

Hi all, no pictures or anything of great importance for today, but I did want to say that I love to read everyone's blogs and sometimes I do not alway get a chance to comment.

But the other reason for not commenting is the "robot" word/number that one has to fill in at the end of the comment.  Sometimes I will hit is first time and others I can be guessing for 4 or 5 times.  So please know that if after several tries - I just give up!!

Does anyone else have this problem???

Chat with you soon, thank you for stopping by.


PS -- I didn't realize that I had this ROBOT thing on my blog - I hopefully have turned it off.  When I commented on my own blog the word verification did not show up - the comment went right to the blog.  Thank you for letting me know.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dutch Beauty is out of the bag!!

Good Monday Morning everyone, I know I am posting more than normal, but I am trying to keep my blogging up to date.
Below is a photo of Dutch Beauty, which was started about 10 years ago or so!!!  She has been worked on then put away, pulled out - worked on - put away many times.  But now she has come back out of the bag for she is now my NFL project!!! 
A group of stitchers that I belong to through the internet have challenges that we work on.  I joined in on the challenges this past year when the Tour du France was on, working on Fair Charlotte, then it was the Olympics with Lounging Hare and an ornament and a few other odds and ends of stitching and beading.  (Lounging Hare is still in the works)
Well, this newest challenge is the National Football League season (NFL).  Starting on Wednesday, September 5 through to the Super Bowl, we needed to pick a large project (I picked DB), pick one day to work on that project and it doesn't have to be during a football game (I am going to try to stay with the Wednesday).  My goal is to get the first 7 pages out of the 21 pages done.  That will be the first row of Dutch Beauty.

Wish me well, for this will be a daunting task for me, though I love Dutch Beauty, for some reason, I just could not stick with it - but now I must - I have committed to my friends and to myself!.


Friday, August 31, 2012

A bit of beading, stitching and an exchange

Beaded this up this past week - Fern Ridge's Pretty Peas a fun little scissor fob.  I just love what Fern Ridge comes up with for Ideas!!
 Had a workshop with Cathrine Jordan this past spring and this is the project - a small sewing roll.  I am finishing one for one of the ladies in the class - it is almost done!!!  then I will tackle mine which as you can see on the left is barely started.  This was a fun project done all in black and some silver metallic.  One uses various stitches to cover the marked areas.  I used satin stitch, pin stitch, eyelets, running, French knots and just some long stab stitches.  I think it looks pretty good and the gal who I am doing it for loves it!! thats all that matters - right??
 Below is a good portion of Lounging Hare stitched.  I still have quite a bit to go, but I have taken a few days break from it and will go back sometime next week.
 Here is the cover photo of the finished Lounging Hare by Sherri Jones.
 I took part in an ornament exchange - below is what I stitched
 and this is what I received.  Love the colors of the ornment I received - both designs came from Blackbird's Christmas Garden.
Well, off to listen to an audio book and do some beading    ---

Until Later ----------------  Roberta