Saturday, July 24, 2010

Movie review & recommendation

I got a DVD from the library recently, called 'West Side Waltz'. It has Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minelli, Kathy Bates and Jennifer Grey in it. It is an older movie, but it was GREAT! I so enjoyed it! Set in NYC, it revolves around friendships among women. Don't want to give the plot away! You should find it and rent it, and see for yourself. Tonight I may watch my NetFlix DVD called 'The Hasty Heart' --a recommendation from my sister. It has Ronald Reagan in it, but it is supposed to be a good one. We shall see... Hugs.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Quaker Giveaway Winner!!

I put everyone's entries into random.org's list generator and hit the button...And the winner is: Carol! Please contact me in an email and I will get the charts out to you! Congratulations! I am in the process of organizing all my stash, and already have the next Giveaway planned! It will be in August, to celebrate all my siblings' birthdays! Plus two granddaughters' birthdays are in August!! A 'Happy' month, so it will be a 'Happy' Giveaway! So stay tuned! And thanks for entering! Hugs!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vacation WIP picture

After finishing Summer Sampler, I worked a little on one of the Vacation pieces I started, called Willie's Quaker #2. Using Sapphire thread by Dinky Dyes, on 32-count Pearl Gray linen.



But this was just fill-in, because I have a few that NEED to be done, for Christmas or Birthdays. So just pulled out California Wine Sampler to work on next... What fun! It will be a present for a friend. Hugs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quaker Chart Giveaway

I am having a Quaker Chart Giveaway! There are 9 charts included in this giveaway: 6 of them are the complete set of Quaker Calendar by Plum Street Samplers, plus 'Rabbit Roundel' by The Workbasket, 'Quaker Diamond' by Hillside Samplings and 'There is a Season' by Homespun Elegance. To enter this giveaway, you need to leave a comment on this post ONLY. If you want to share the news on your blog, that is fine--I will throw your name in again. And if you are a follower and you comment, I will throw your name in the pot an extra time. So, you COULD have 3 chances to win these terrific charts! I will draw the name on July 23rd, in the evening. Good luck! Hugs.

New stitching finish

I finished up a quick piece last night. I wanted to include it in my 'to be finished' into pillows, ornies, etc.... pile. It is Summer Sampler by LHN. I used a scrap of 32-count Cream Brulee by R & R and the chart came with threads. I already did Autumn Sampler--I believe it was the very first medium-sized linen project that I did! Going to be pillows, to display with other small pieces each season. Nice vignettes I hope! I am getting ready to pack up my home office to move it to another room, and I came across my pile of charts for my next Giveaway that I forgot about! So, tonight I will take pictures and announce my Quaker Giveaway rules... Stay tuned! Hugs.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Finish Report

Finally took pictures of some pieces that are going to be fine-ly finished by yours-truly in the near future...
At Home with Jane Austen, by The Sampler Girl, finished last night. My 1st finish from my Vacation WIPS!



Then there's this cute little Patriotic Fireworks freebie, going to be made into a pincushion, with the backing fabric shown...

And this Sweet Bird is from The Sampler Girl also. Going to be made into a little pillow with the backing fabric underneath it.

This little Summer piece is a freebie from The Stitcherhood. Will also be made into a little pillow with the backing fabric underneath.

To be made into a pinkeep of course! Needles and Pins by Raise the Roof...

Boy, do I have a lot of finishing ahead of me!

Oops!! Forgot one VERY important piece (this weekend, for sure!)

Stars and Stripes Forever by Bent Creek. Doesn't the red and blue framing just make it pop?? Love it!

Hope you are Still enjoying the Holiday weekend! I have lots to do inside, since I hear it is going to be very HOT today!

Hugs.