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February 10, 2011

Garage Sale Find

I was tired of using fold up card table chairs around my table. I found these four chairs at a garage sale, reupholstered the seats, walla--four new kitchen chairs.

February 9, 2011

My First Needle Punch

Surfing the Internet, I came across yet something else I had to try--needle punch. I embroidered the words "Get Well" and framed this little guy and sent him off.

February 8, 2011

The New Crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy

I picked this book up from the public library and love the patterns. I didn't have any yarn so I worked them with DMC embroidery floss. I needed to learn how to resize images I post--and to add captions, centered above each image.

Hip Squares



Love Loops



Ruby Shoots



January 16, 2011

Our Cutie Patootie Update...



Last summer he wandered into traffic; enough said!

Cutie Patootie the II (pictured below)ran under our car whilst we were pulling into our garage, Christmas week. OMG, heartsick! We decided NO MORE Cutie Patooties for us.

January 15, 2011

Promises, Promises, Promises.....

I promised to blog a little each day. Well--that didn't happen!


I guess I will have to start somewhere, so here is a look at my latest project. I was waiting because I need to post some pictures and somewhere I had come across a great tip on how to insert pictures so that picture sizes would all be uniform.

I am working on a large cross stitch project and I am having trouble with the symbols. The capital I and small L both show as l and l. One color is just a bit darker than the other. So far I have just been skipping over them until I could check around to see what others would do. I am on about the 5th page of a 70 page project and will have to go back and fill in the blanks before I go any farther.

I like the colored pen idea I received in answer to my post regarding this problem--over at StitchersHeaven. Click here!

Well, I did it--I blogged once more. BUT, as far as blogging goes, I have forgotten most of what I learned...