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

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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Baaaby Bubs Sheep

"Bubs,"  a nickname little Sammy has from his Mom and Dad.  Hence, we have little Baaaby Bubs Sheep.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A prickly post...

Ha!  Ha!  Yes, a little, prickly hedgehog!  A lot of fun to create...in fact, I am thinking maybe this one should also be stitched!  And this one has a name, too.  Say "Hello!" to Harley!  Is it a girl or boy?  Haven't decided just yet...so the name Harley can be used for either.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Fox and A Sheep

Hmmm....ordinarily not a good combination!  But here is my Little Bo Sheep all ready for Easter.

And, some one new!  He/she needs a name; what shall it be?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Companion Piece

I made a baby giraffe quilt for my grandson.  This is a companion piece, done in the water colors:
'"Pride and Joy"

Saturday, March 4, 2017

As I said...

on my Facebook post....I...just...can't....stop!  A few more water color cards.

"Web Browsing"  I gave this one to my friend, Peggy, who has a very strong aversion to live spiders.  She does, however, like that I give her my spiders.

This one is 'Shroom Where You are Planted!'

"Witch Way?"
Having a blast making these little cards.  What's next?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More cards

Two more watercolor cards. 

Buzzin' along

Take time to enjoy!
Having fun with the water color pencils.  :))

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Watercolor cards

Tried using water color pencils; not the greatest, but they were fun to try.  The first one is called, "Breathe," featuring my bunny, Annabelle.
The second is "Spring Fling" also with Annabelle.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Norfolk Windmill

I have finished the second block of the Briarwood Lane project from The Raspberry Rabbits, Norfolk Windmill.  You don't often see a windmill in patterns today, so this was a fun and different one to stitch  I added a few embellishments, some grass, button flowers and a bit of sparkly yarn couched around the top.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A little late....

but Happy New Year!  I hope this new beginning will have everyone off to lots of exciting, new stitching adventures.

Things have been fun and exciting this holiday season with a new grand baby.  I'm looking forward to all the changes he'll be going through this coming year.  Next Christmas, when he will be walking, will be special.

  Baby Sammy shown here with his Uncle Mike.

Now to get started on a few new projects for the new year!