Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Just wanted to say I hope this is the very best Christmas you, your family and friends have ever had! We all have so much to be thankful for and celebrate this wonderful time of year. The birth of our Lord and all He has done for us is the MOST important gift of all. With 2012 just around the corner I hope you will take time to reflect on all that you have and how blessed you truly are. We all stay so busy and sometimes forget the even smallest of miracles that pass us by each day but they are there when we take the time to look.
I am thankful for you that you come to my blog! Thank you sooo much!! I feel blessed that you are have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to hearing from you next year and hopefully talking with you a lot more!!
God Bless You always....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry, Merry Christmas everyone!!

I think I fell off the earth for a while. Have been having a time getting my charts the way I want to sell them and still don't have them fixed so will just work on them after Christmas. They are designed, it is just in the set up! What a time, what a time!

I do hope you are all ready for Christmas. I am soo excited. This is my favorite time of year. I just love all the music and decorations and of course.....the food!! Our grandchildren are all excited about "Santa" coming next week. We went to a Christmas program for our Granddaughter last night. She is in kindergarten. She is 5. I was so proud! She is going to the school our son went to when he was in elementary school and it took me right back. It just seemed like yesterday that I was bringing him there. Time just goes sooo fast. Of course, the school had hardly changed, except the teachers! lol And probably if I looked real close some of them would still be there. Don't you just wish you could go back in time sometimes. It would be nice.

I remember so much about Christmas when I was a child. I loved going with my Dad to pick out our cedar Christmas trees. It was always so cold outside and we would bundle up with our winter coats on and he would take me to the tree lot and let me pick out that special tree. They always smelled sooo good. The people selling the trees would always have a fire burning that you could warm yourself up by as you were looking for that special tree. Then when we would get home he would cut off the bottom and put it in the stand. I still have a lot of those decorations that we would put around the bottom of the tree that I set out each year as a reminder of times past. My Mother loved to bake pies and cakes and my grandmother always spent Christmas eve with us. I was the kind of child that could never sleep on Christmas eve because I was waiting for SANTA to come. So I would toss and turn ALL night long while my grandmother slept with me in my room ---how she slept I don't know! I couldn't wait for Christmas morning and I knew that Santa had come because the stocking would be hung on my bedroom door with a bell and filled with goodies. Mother would come in singing "Here comes Santa Clause, Here comes Santa Clause!" I carried that tradition on down to my three children and they are doing the same with their children too. It is something how traditions in families are. I know each of you have special traditions in your families. Things that you remember that are really so unforgettable and that you have carried on too. Christmas really is about families and children. Even if you don't have children and your family has passed....friends can be family. In fact, sometimes, friends can be closer than some families. Whatever the situation in your life....just rejoice this year that you are celebrating HIS birth, our Lord and Saviour, which is really what it is all about and that we have a chance to share HIS good news with someone, whether it be someone you know or a stranger. Let's all take this coming year and strive to become more like Him. I hope you have the best Christmas ever. I hope to do better in communicating with you all. Please forgive me.

Here is a free chart for you this Christmas season. I hope you like it.

God Bless You!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hey girls,

Yeah!!!! My new blog is up and running! It looks great....Thank you Amy! You did a great job!!!! Now I need to get to work.... Soon there will be lots for SALE on here, samplers and such, including my own designs so please check back often. I will also have more FREE charts too!! Just wanted to keep you updated with the progress.....I hope you like the new look! I will be accepting Paypal for payment on the charts that are for sale soon!

Blessings to all,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hi girls....

I am getting ready to change my blog to a selling blog so this will probably look different shortly. Hope it won't be to difficult a change for me and everyone! I am such a creature of habit! lol I have been wanting to do this for a while and wanting to start selling from my blog too, as well as Ebay, so just wanted to give you a heads up.....

Here is a another freebie...a Quaker sampler! The words say it all, don't they! Hope you will enjoy it and I believe we can all use it as a reminder to "do right"! It always pays off....

Have a great day!

Blessings Always,


Monday, August 22, 2011


It has been a while and I apologize! This summer has gone by sooo fast and I have been keeping grandchildren...which has been wonderful! My 5 year old granddaughter started kindergarten today! She was sooo excited, acting like such a big girl. Of course, my daughter is thinking she is already going off to college. I remember that feeling. Doesn't seem that long ago. Boy has time flown by. I still have empty nest syndrome so bad sometimes. I think sometimes I would like all my kids to still live with us. Not so I can tell them what to do or live their lives for them or anything, I just LOVE being with them. I miss them. They live in this town and I get to see them, it is just not the same as sitting down each day for meals and having them here. I guess, the thing is, as with life, all things change. I am so glad I have my grandchildren now to spoil....

Every moment is so important and it seems we are so busy trying to live that we can't enjoy just the moments. I have ask the Lord to help me to do better about that. The "moments" are each important. They are never again!

It has been so hot here that the leaves are already starting to fall from the trees. Have you started thinking about anything for Fall or for Christmas yet? Now is the time to get started on those projects for all your friends and family members. There are lots of charts coming out now for that time a year....check them out at my Ebay store if you get a chance....

Have you all had a good summer? Have you had a chance to go on vacation and laugh and enjoy your families and friends?

I am putting a little primitive chart on here for you. I hope you will enjoy stitching it up. It won't take you long at all to do. It will fit nicely in a 5" x 7" frame. You can share with your friends just don't kit or sell please. I will be adding another one soon. I am still planning to start selling my charts too, I have some in the works...just working on the process.

I love hearing from you so if you want to email me anytime....please do!

Blessings as always,


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hi Friends,

Is everyone getting ready for a big Memorial Day weekend?? How has the weather been in your area! I have sure been praying for everyone in our Country and everywhere that has had disaster to hit with all the tornadoes and flooding and all the other disasters around the globe. Please keep them all in your prayers. There is so much that is needed right now in those areas.

We love our animals and two weeks ago we had our Sheltie, Teddy Bear, to pass away. He was 17 years "young". There is a picture of him on the left side of my blog. I have been devastated and cried my eyes out for two weeks now. He was such a part of our family. He had gotten so old and we knew it was going to happen but he was so sweet - just we are all getting.....anyway, I miss him and so does my husband. He has tried to be strong for me but he gets those big tears in his eyes everytime we talk about him. If any of you have lost a pet that you love, then you know what we are talking about.

I made up a little cross stitch design for you, called...."Be Happy". I think the reason for this is because I feel we need to find happiness wherever we are. Even if it for the moment....Be Happy, smile at someone. You might just make their day and yours. We can CHOOSE to Be Happy or we can CHOOSE to be unhappy. The choice is ours. The Lord didn't promise us everything would be great in this life but He did promise us He would be there with us no matter what we have to go through. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity. ” Jeremiah 29: 11-13 THANK YOU LORD!!! This day I choose to be happy, not because of circumstances but because of YOU!!!!

I hope you like the chart...please enjoy it and share it with you friends...just don't sell it or kit it please.

Have a blessed rest of your week and a very safe Memorial Weekend....

Come back again soon! Blessings to all....


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope your Easter has been a glorious one! Praise the Lord for our risen Saviour! I thank Him for all He has done for me and you. It has been such a beautiful day here in Virginia...actually in the 80's which is unusual for this time of year. I am very grateful for the warm weather today! I love it.

We just got back last Saturday from our daughter's wedding. She was married on the Crown Princess Ship in the Western Caribbean! It was such a lovely wedding. The Captain of the Ship married them. We had a wonderful time too because it was our first cruise!

I am sorry I haven't written on my blog for a while. I have been so busy with everything. I am hoping to add a new "free" chart real soon so check back with me.

I hope you are enjoying your Spring. The flowers are all starting to bud and life is coming back to everything around here. It is marvelous! I absolutely love this time of year. I think it is my favorite.

Don't forget to check out the store sometime. I have lots of cross stitch on sale! You might see something you just can't live without. I love samplers and primitives so I have lots of them available. Punchneedle too!

Enjoy your week and I will talk again with you soon.

God bless you always,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hi everyone,

Just a note to say how saddened I am by the recent news of Lisa Roswell's passing away on 2/28/11 in Ohio. The designer and owner of "The Primitive Needle" Cross Stitch...such a wonderful inspiration to us all! Please pray for her husband, children, family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all.

Below is the link to all the information about her death and what occurred.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello Friends!!

Are you having a good 2011 so far? Staying warm? We heard there were 49 states with snow last week! That is really something! They are calling for snow here tonight......AGAIN! Guess my husband and I will just pop popcorn and watch a movie.

I have a lot of new charts coming to the store this week so make sure and check it out this weekend....they should be listed sometime by Saturday or Sunday. Wonderful samplers and primitives! You will love them.....

Needlework Market is in February and there will be lots of goodies coming and with Spring right around the corner...well, who knows what will be coming our way!

I have added PICTURE TRAIL on the lefthand side of the blog with most of my free charts for you to print off. I do hope this will be make it easier for you. I have had several of you to email me that you couldn't print them down in the correct size the way the were, so I hope this helps.

I have also added a new chart called "Love Thy Neighbor" Sampler. It is for Valentines Days but really an "anytime" sampler. Here is a picture of it but it can be printed down in the Picture Trail. Enjoy....

Blessings as always,


Monday, January 10, 2011

We are absolutely freezing here....they are calling for snow, freezing rain or something! It changes by the hour. Whatever it is, we don't want What a way to start off the NEW YEAR AGAIN!!! Thank the Lord, though, for New Beginnings.....I don't have a lot to say tonight but wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know that I am thinking of all of you and designing a chart that will be on here soon! Keep checking back.... My brain has been on over load with ideas for this year ...don't really know what will get done but at least it is working and thinking! hehe I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your families and friends....we did! We had about 16 or 17 people here Christmas was wonderful. The more, the merrier! I LOVE IT!!! And all that food...on my gosh!! It was heaven on earth....Anyway, I pray that all of you have a great rest of your week and I will be posting again real blessed!!!

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