Monday, November 30, 2009

"A Giveaway"

I have just found this blog:  and It has some beautiful things Judith  makes... She is also having a giveaway of  "A Beautiful Cross Stitched Angel" The blog you can get to by clicking on the web site at the top.... Her blog name is  "Smokey from the Netherlands"... I sure hope I win this giveaway because I have never won one... Wish me luck..... Thanks Judith for a great giveqway ....... :)

"A Christmas Wish"

This lap quilt is called "A Christmas Wish".... It is a pattern that Gail Pan had on her blog... It is a free block of the month... I made this to give to my Aunt and Uncle for always being there for me... I embroidered the white squares and if you click on the picture you can see the snowflakes on the white material....It was fun to make and I machine quilted this lap quilt.... Thanks Gail Pan for the great block of the month project... It is beautiful and fun project .... :)


This is the label that I made to put on my Aunt and Uncle's lap quilt.... :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Pillow

This is a Christmas Pillow that I made... The Red Work is a pattern I uploaded that Gail Pan had on her blog.... It was a free pattern, I just love free patterns .... Gail made a wall hagging out of this and I wanted to make a pillow out of it... It cane out real great... I am not sure if I will be sending this to one of my friends for Christmas.... This was a fun and easy project... I am getting into the embroidery and loving it..... :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sojourner Truth House Stockings

These stockings are for the Sojourner Truth House of Milwaukee .... I had made 10 to donate...We  (The Northshore Quilters Guild) will stuff them with donated travel size toiletries....Their mission is:

" Sojourner Truth House, is a ministry of hope for homeless and at-risk women and their children. Through advocacy, the hospitality of the day center and integrative services, participants can improve their quality of life and that of the community. Sojourner Truth House is a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ."

You can go to their link to see more about this House at  The NSG  donated 106 last year and in hopes to do more this year.... What a great feelling to do this for them... I enjoy doing for others in need... I hope your Guild is doing something great for the ones that need it... :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jacob"s Pillowcases

The two pictures are pillowcases that I made for my Grandson... I made two, one for his Mom's house and one for his Dad's house... You can click on the picture to see the picture on his label that I made....I got this material while I went on our Shop Hop with my friends on the Cape.... :)

You can see the label that I put on the pillow case... If you click on the picture you can see it better... I put a label on both of them and they both say the same... :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Verandha Views

When I would sit and watch TV I would work on hand work.... This embroidery was a design by Cheryl Gross.... It is called "Veranda Views" .... It was a 10 month free sticthery BOM.... You can go to Cheryl's blog at "Willowberry Designs".... Now that I have 3 projects of embroidery done I need to get busy and work on putting them all together.... I am not sure who will get this one... but, I am sure I will find a good home for it....Thanks to Cheryl for the BOM...It was a lot of fun to sticth.... If you click on the picture you can get a better view of the blocks.....I enjoyed in having hand work to do... :)

Christmas Embroidery

I finished this embroidery before I left on my vacation.... It is another free pattern that Gail Pan posted on her blog.... It is called "Merry Christmas".... I will be putting this into a pillow and again I will post it when I am done with project....Gail had posted it as a wall hanging....Gail Pan's blog is called "Gail Pan Designs" ... That is if you want to check out her blog... If you click on the picture you can see the snow flakes on the white material....This will be another Christmas gift... :)


While I was on vacation to CT and Cape Cod I worked on this embroidery.... This is Gail Pan's pattern called  "A Christmas Wish BOM"..... Now I will be putting it all together to give as a Christmas gift for my Aunt and Uncle.... I will post it when I have this completed.... It was a great project to take with me on the airplane and to do while I was visiting... I enjoyed the embroidery work and I plan on doing more... Thanks to Gail for posting this project......Again, if you click on the picture you can see the snow flakes on the white material that I used....  :)


Lisa also dressed up the dogs.... Dublin (in pink) was a "Cheerleader" and Frankie was dressed up as a "Purple Mouse" , He would not keep the head piece on and it was cute with the ears and all....but, this was the best shot we were able to get  of them both together..... :)

Halloween 2009

On Halloween night Lisa dressed as "Tigger" and John was "Fat Bastard".... Of course Braeden was a "Football"..... They were so cute.... Debbie and I watched Braeden while the Trick or Treaters came....:)

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Friends House

My Special Friend lives here and she open her home to me.... I enjoyed my visit with her family, we had a lot of laughs and great times together.... I Thank them all from the bottom of my heart for letting me stay there.... Lynn also arranged to have our own shop hop the next day after I arrived...We met up with 5 other ladies and had a great time visiting 3 quilt shops I have never been ..... It was a lovely outing and lunch was so great and we laugh lots.....Thanks to Kattie and Ruth for driving all the silly ladies around to the shops... :)

My Visit on The Cape

As you all know I moved to WI in Sept. 2008 .... I lived on the Cape and made many friends there.... This picture and the ones below are some of the friends that I made... The group is SSS and they meet once a month .... They changed there date so I could see all the friends that I made.... Some of the ladies even got a chance to sew.... I went around the room and chatted with them all and I also did some hand sewing that I brought with me....The luncheon was special and I was a guest of honor.... We had so much to eat that I am sure not too many of us ate dinner after the feast we had.... It was great to get together with everyone and it felt like I never left.... There are a few more friends that I visited and did not get pictures.... It was great visiting them as well and  catch up with them.... I want to thank them all for taking time to visit and spend time with me.....We all picked up where we left off .... Thanks Ladies....There was a couple of ladies I did not get to see.... One was on Vacation and the other had company and could not get away..... Sorry, I miss you Peg and Vickie..... I love and Miss you all.... :)

We saw a Sea Gull that caught a crab for lunch while we were on our walk.... :)

This is another beach in Orleans.... We walked it because it was a beautiful day.... :)

This is Nauset Light House in Eastham ...... The ocean is near by and the Light House is a working one... :)

This is a view of the Chatam Beach.....:)

This is a Resturant and Hotel on the Cape called Chatam Bars Inn.... It is beautiful and located in Chatam... Accross the street they have a tennis court, Bar, Pool and the view and use of the ocean... :)

This upside down tree root that Annie's Crannies had made and made it into a bird bath... How cool is that... This was on the Cape as well..... :)

This is a Cranberry Bog in Dennis... Annie's Crannies on Cape Cod....The Cape is known for their Cranberry's, They are the longest lasting berry... They freeze  well..... What a beautiful day it was... :)

Cross Stich

This is a Cross Sticth I had made for Stacey ( Jacob's mom) in 2006... From a distance you can't tell if it is a cross stich or a drawing ... Stacey collects Marilyn Monrow.... It looks great over her fireplace.... I enjoyed doing this cross sticth.... Ist was amazing to see it come to life when you sticth this... It is all shades of browns and creams.....I posted this picture for those who did not get to see it..... :)

Jacob and Kaycee

This is a picture of my Grandson and his sister.... He loves her lots, and when I was visiting Jacob was reading a book... Jacob was using a drum stick for a book mark and I made sure before I left that I bought both of them a book marker..... They both were happy with the choices I made.... As well as the money I gave them both...Kaycee is a freshman and Jacob is in the 2nd grade....They are two happy children... I hope to get to see them next summer, this way I can take them to the zoo and the museums.....:)

My Grandson and Son

I took a trip to CT to visit with my Son (Keith) and Grandson  (Jacob).... This is a picture of both of them with their dog Kiley.... My Grandson is turnning 7 this month...It was so great to see them both....Jacob was so happy to see me and he was so silly.... But, he sure let me know what he wanted for his birthday... I enjoyed my visit with both of them....:)