Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat....

Shadows of a thousand years
Rise again unseen
Voices whisper in the trees
Tonight is Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is what I was going to resort to soon! My 32 year old dryer broke last Friday for about the fourth time. Right before my husband was leaving to drive to Delaware. Needless to say, he waved to me as I went out the drive to go to the laundromat - and he went out the drive to go on his visit to his sister. Needless to say - I was fuming - LOL! He tried valiantly for two days to fix it - AGAIN. While I'm thinking - buy a dryer - buy a new dryer - please dear Lord - BUY A NEW DRYER!!! So Tuesday night, that is what we did. It was delivered today and I am thrilled. For one, I won't have to go to the laundromat again tomorrow night. And for another - it has a light inside when you open the door! Oh, it has other things too - like various extra switches to turn to do all kinds of fancy drying and so on. But it has a light!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fa la la la la.....

I saw these little ornaments done up in my LNS and thought they looked so cute. I asked what was inside of them and they told me - all the leftover pieces of thread from needlework projects they had done. So I decided right there and then to start saving my left over threads also. I had enough to fill two ornaments - one for me and one for my sister! I hope she likes hers.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Old Keys....

I love old keys. I collected these over the years from various antique shops.
I plan on using some of them on some of my needlework designs in the future.
The rest will stay in the little tin I have them in - and I will take them out from time to time - just to look at them - and think of what they used to unlock. Maybe someone's heart. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Primitive things....

I love primitive things. If I could, I'd have my whole house decorated that way. I especially gravitate towards primitive designs when I'm cross-stitching. Here are some I did many years ago. The one on the left with the alphabet surrounding the cabin was done in February of 1995. The smaller one in the middle was finished in July of 1994. This was my first foray into coffee dyeing linen. It turned out fairly well. I also stitched this design for my Mom, but I made hers more modern looking with the fabric and the frame I chose. The design on the right was done in 1995 also. I always call it "Lacey's sampler". She was my beloved cat. My husband and I would at times call her Lucy or Lucy Goosey. She died a few years ago. We still miss her....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

In Memory of My Friend

My friend Carol loved sunflowers, frogs, Winnie-the-Poo, and me....
She passed away a little over two years ago. I'm stitching this sunflower sampler in her memory. Carol, I miss you so much, and always will.