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Thursday, March 29, 2007

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Cindy and is

Do you have a system for organizing freebie charts in your stash? If so, what is it? Do you print out copies of all of the freebies that you find on the web (that you think you might actually stitch) or do you maintain electronic copies of them until you are ready to stitch them?
This is an excellent question and I'm hoping to get some ideas from others. Right now I have them either saved on my PC or printed out sitting in a box. I do have the binders and page protectors, just need to get them in there. I do like the idea of categorizing them and/or saving to disc.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spring Cleaning

found these two items. I do remember stitching them and it was a very long time ago.

I have finished a freebie by LHN called Small House Sampler.
I did my initials instead of the ABC, giving it a personal touch.
This will fit perfectly into a 5x7 frame, which I am now going to be on the lookout for.

I stitched some on Geranium House today and found an error, so had to rip out a few stitches. Other than that it is coming along nicely.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

WOW Can't believe it has been so long since I posted anything. First of all thank you to all who left comments on my Heart. I have decided to leave it as is. We have had so much rain this month, I thought I was going to have to build an Ark :) The first rainfall was so heavy, bouncing off the ground and non stop for 48 hours. So much so our sump pump could not handle it and we ended up with a flooded basement. Then we had a few nice days, cold but no rain. Then we had 5 straight days of rain. Even my dog was getting depressed. For 3 days now we have had good weather, sunny and warm. I'm hoping it stays this way. Speaking of rain, I started Prairie Schooler's Rain Rain Go Away and since it wasn't helping to stop the rain, put it aside :)

And did this freebie from Lizzie*Kate. It did help to brighten the day !

I then decided I needed to stitch CCN Geranium
House, it's bigger then I thought, but so nice.

I also have another small one I started, it's almost finished so will post a picture when it is done, probably tomorrow, along with some stitching I found when doing a bit of spring cleaning.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Here's my latest finish Heart, another LHN Threadpack. I used some fabric I had from Silkweaver and am not pleased with how the wording is too light and doesn't show very well. I'm thinking of taking it out and using a darker thread. What do you think?

I have picked up Sampler Gameboard and put some more stitches into it.
I find these little houses have a lot of work to them, but once they done are so cute.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


came in as a lion so hopefully will leave as a lamb. It snowed and there was enough to just cover the ground, but each day seems to be getting warmer and longer. Before you know it Spring will be here. I can hardly wait. My stitching is not going as fast this time. That darn frog showed up and I needed to pull out his work a couple of times:) Hopefully he's gone for good now and I can finish "Heart" another LHN Threadpack.
I'm going for a finish today, if not Wednesday as I work Monday and Tuesday. Will post a picture when it's done.