.....it all began with one thread....

Monday, December 25, 2017

11 and 12

and here are the final two:

On the eleventh Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  11 Pretty Presents.

On the twelfth Baa! of Christmas,, the shepherd gave to me:  11 Peppermint Candies.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

7, 8, 9 and 10

On the seventh Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  7 Cups of Cocoa!On the eighth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  8 Tiny Reindeer!

On the ninth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  9 Candy Canes!

 On the tenth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  10 Christmas Lights!
Hope you are enjoying this holiday season with family and friends!

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Few More Baas!

On the fourth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  4 Christmas Stockings!!
On the fifth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  5 Jingle Bells!

On the sixth Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd gave to me:  6 Pretty Scarves!

Getting close!  Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Twelve Baas! of Christmas

I brought these out again this year.  They do make me smile!

On the first Baa! of Christmas the shepherd brought to me:
One tall, green Christmas tree.
On the second Baa! of Christmas the shepherd brought to me,
Two woolly mittens.
On the third Baa! of Christmas, the shepherd brought to me,
Three Christmas wreaths!

See you next time for a few more!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Another portion of the "Down The Rabbit Hole" BOM done.  Here are a few bunnies, kitties and bees playing amongst the flowers.  The borders are quite long, so here they are with just little bits of them.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Here are few from the past. . .

A few more than I thought!

Thursday, October 26, 2017


I finished the four bunnies and two tulips for the next part in Sarah Fielke's Down The Rabbit Hole pattern.

I added two more large leaves to the tulips instead of the smaller ones, as in the pattern.  I also have decided to give these little blackbirds a try next to my Dresdens.

I think they will stay!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Yep, another new project!  This one has definitely 'ensnared' me and I have fallen down that rabbit hole.  I just signed up about a month ago.  I have finally caught up with the current parts.

The elongated hexagon border is the latest portion.  Here are a few close-ups of the previous portions:
The Center

The little houses, and
all the parts, so far.

Friday, July 21, 2017

What happened?

I know, right?  Seems like forever, since I have posted anything.  Happens when things get busy. 
Anyway, here are a couple of new watercolor cards.  The, Queen, Jack and King of Cheese!  Plus a very tiny one with a little bird's nest.

And, guess who is already almost year old.  Two more weeks for this little guy!

He is getting around pretty good on his own now.  But there are a few tumbles, hence the bandaid. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Carrots and Bumbles

Here are the four 'suits' for my playing cards.  Shown is the Ace of Bees, the Ace of Carrots, the Ace of Wool and the Ace of Cheese.  Here are two more in the carrot cards, the 2 and 3 of Carrots:
Now two more for the bees.  The 2 and 3 of Bees:
These are fun, so far.  I cannot wait to get to the Jacks, Queens and Kings!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Playing Cards?

OK, Dave (the husband), suggested I do a deck of cards in watercolors. I said, "Maybe..."  Well, after having to decide on four suits, here is the "Ace of Bumbles."  Keep an eye out for the "Ace of Carrots!'  Keep in mind, it is only 3" by 4".

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Bridge and a Few Swans

Let's start with the swans.  I have been working on Curtis Boehringer's 12 Days of Christmas designs, off and on, for a while.  I decided to stitch with wool felt on a cotton background.  Here is Seven Swans a Swimming.  (That's a lot of necks!)

Seven Swans a Swimming

I have also finished Block 3, Packhorse Bridge, from The Raspberry Rabbits.  Lots of specialty stitches added to this one.  The sparkly threads for the water are one of my favorite parts.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sunflower Caravan

Finally!!  I feel as though I have been stitching on Block 3 of Briarside Lane by The Raspberry Rabbits F O R E V E R!!  It is a fun, gypsy-type caravan with lots of decorations.  Take a look:

I was unable to make the wheels as shown on the chart, so I came up with something else!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


There's something about the chubby, little bodies that I find appealing of those bumble bees.  So, another little sketch turned into a water color.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


I made another Harley the Hedgehog....this one, stitched.