Wednesday, January 22, 2014

IHSW Report: Moose and Brownies!

Hi Friends!

I am a few days late with my IHSW report but I had to make a few tweaks to this design last night doing a switcheroo on some of the colors.  But here is my first ta-da! (right off the hoop!) of the new year, the Moose Parade!  A super fun design!

And here is a snap of those brownies I made a few days ago.... tastes just as yummy with olive oil!  SUCCESS! 

Hope you are all having a great week and keeping warm!!  We are back in the deep freeze again the Northeast!  Here is Gigi keeping warm :D  

Happy Stitching!!  xxxx

Friday, January 17, 2014


Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!

I am really looking forward to this weekend's IHSW!  Since I have the holiday on Monday off, I have plenty of time for stitching and hermitting!

My hope is to finish up the mooses WIP which was a Christmas gift so needs to get finished!  

Once that is complete, I can then get back to my Scarlet Letter WIPs and hopefully get a finish in before the end of the challenge next month.  

I am also looking forward to the SAG awards on Saturday.  Love watching all the red carpets shows and hoping that my faves win!  One of my faves this year is American Hustle, great story with a twist and awesome 70s music and fashion.  

I also started a new book, Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland.  Only about 20 pages in so far and love it already.  Isn't that the best when that happens!?  It takes place in Paris and is about the artist Renoir.  

I just finished Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue and was fascinated with how that was written about the history of a painting and the story of each owner who owned it before all the way back to the artist.  All fiction of course but fun just the same.  I really enjoy doing family trees so this was an interesting take on that concept.  

Ok, have to run now.... I am baking brownies and my oven is beeping at me, all done!  Can't wait to see how they come out... I realized I had no canola oil in the house so I used olive oil instead!  hmmmm, Italian brownies?  Will let you know how it goes!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I hope to have a finish to show you after the weekend!  

Happy stitching!  xxxx

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Giveaway winners!

Greetings from the frozen Northeast!  I woke up this morning to a temperature of minus 4 degrees!  Brrrrr!  Perfect weather for staying in stitching! :)

A week ago I had my 2nd Blogiversary and to celebrate I am giving away 2 charts!
Emma Miles and Blackbird Wreath!

Emma Miles was the favorite between the two.  I made a list of all those interested in either or both....

...and used a random number generator program to pick the lucky winners!  


So, the winner of Emma Miles is #15 

and the winner of Blackbird Wreath is #3

Thanks so much for celebrating my blogiversary with me!  
I appreciate all the comments and friendships.  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Stay warm and cozy!  xxxx