Monday, January 31, 2011

Red and Black...

I love stitching "one color" samplers. I find it very soothing, especially on those nights when my eyes and mind are weary, but I still want to stitch... Here are two I have in progress (please ignore the wrinkles!) The red one is Quaker Samplings I by With My Needle. I'm stitching it in DMC #816. The black one is Miss Mary Mack by La-D-Da. I'm stitching it in Crescent Colours Blackbird. I'm hoping to get these two finished and on my walls in the next six months! I'm hoping, we shall see...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tick Tick DING!!

I started a "kitchen timer" exchange with some women I know from a yahoo group. The challenge was to get something, cute, unique, funny, whacky - whatever.... The one I got was just perfect! I'm always using measuring tapes for my knitting and my cross-stitch - so this one was right up my alley! I am getting a big kick out of using it already. Sometimes I set it for no reason - just for fun - LOL! Sorry for the horrible picture - no matter what I tried, I couldn't get it to show up well. But it is a little measuring tape that comes out - that is how you set the time...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm Totally Addicted

to coffee mugs!!! I now have 34 of them.... and I blame it all on Starbucks! Every time I walk in there, which is about twice a week - the mugs just pull me over like we are magnets clinking together - and wham, there is another coffee mug in my cupboard! Here are my latest two additions....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello, my name is Linda....

and I have an addiction to starting new projects!

Knitting projects:

2 scarves
3 dishcloths (for gifts)
a pair of fingerless gloves (soon to be two pairs as soon as I get more yarn)....
1 hat (soon to be 2 hats, as soon as I get more yarn)

And..... 25 cross-stitch projects!

I know there are others like me out there - come on, fess up!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And the Giveaway Winner Is.....

Susan in South Carolina!! I will be contacting you via your email address.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dinner = YUM!

I found this recipe in a little booklet I bought in the grocery store checkout line. I didn't think I would care for it, but it turned out tastier than I thought it would. I knew my husband would like it - and he surely did! Had two helpings! I had to improvise a bit when I realized I didn't get the chili sauce it called for. So I mixed some catsup and some cocktail sauce together - LOL! He said it tasted just fine to him!

It is called a Reuben Pot Pie. Was quite simple to fix - the longest part was the baking - which was an hour...

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Due to an online ordering error, I got this chart (it is by Workbasket) for free! If you would like a chance to win it, just leave a short post here.... I will draw a name on January 12! Please leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I want to wish all of you happiness and peacefulness and serenity and just plain joy throughout 2011!