Thursday, January 28, 2016

Elizabeth, it's the big one!

I love quoting Fred Sanford from the "Sanford and Son" old tv show! But really.....don't have a heart attack! I really am blogging just two days after my last post! Haha! I woke up last night at about 2:00 in the morning.....just wide awake! I refused to believe it, so I just tossed and turned, trying to get comfy enough to sleep again. Whatever you do, never blame the glass of wine, or the chocolate though! At about 3:00, I decided to just come downstairs and stitch....

I think I will frame this in an old frame, like this one from my book.....

I'm down to finishing up the middle stem and leaves now. I'm using a pretty linen that I over dyed. I'm planning to take it, and all my stuff that has been piling up in the dinning room, out to my sewing room this morning. I haven't been able to use my wonderful room for several weeks, due to my heat not working out there. My husband finally figured out what the problem was this past weekend, so it's nice and cozy now! Now if I only had an enclosed walkway to avoid the cold getting out to it! Haha!

Chester wasn't amused that I was keeping him awake with my light so early this morning...

He loves his bed,(our couch) which needs a new slipcover. He will be so happy when we head out to the sewing room this morning, because he loves going to work with mommy! Haha! He brings his squeaker toy out and everything!

Yesterday, I accepted a few more beautiful projects into Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, that I know you will love! And if any of you are designers, or hope to be, please feel free to submit your designs to me! We need some more larger projects!

Okay, I must get to the sewing room and get moving, before I crash from not enough sleep! I wonder if an afternoon nap is in order? We'll see how much work I get done!


Have a wonderful day!!



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stitching to stay warm?

Good afternoon!

Are you stitching to stay warm? We had a foot of snow this weekend, which I loved, but mostly because we don't get much snow here on the Ohio River side of WV......just a dusting now and then, and an occasional 3" or so. This was the first real snow so far this year. I'm fortunate to not have to go out in it much, since I work from home, so I can look at how pretty is while sitting by the fireplace.


I did a bit of rug hooking for Christmas gifts this year, and a tiny bit of stitching. I forgot to take a picture of the stitching though, before I took it over to our shop. Here is one of the little rug mugs I made!

I love to hook little rugs for gifts, and they were always great for classes at our shop.

Speaking of the shop....we are making lots of kits of the cute pincushion in my book! Here is the pin cushion, and the link if you would like to purchase a kit! You will need the book as well, for the pattern!!product/prd21/4458894861/%22close-at-hand%22-pin-cushion-%28wool-kit%29!product/prd21/4281555025/primitive-style-by-jenifer-gaston

If your local shop would like to do a class with me, just have them contact me at would be happy to teach!

I couldn't very well close a post without mention of little Henley! She is 8 months old now, and LOVES to jump!

And she loves her Pap!

Enjoy your evening, and comment to let me know what you are working on! I do love show and tell!

Take care and stay warm!