Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 2022

 Where did this past year go? I haven't blogged in so long. Between knitting and cross stitching, I've added a few works in progress this past few weeks. Pictures forthcoming. I'm so glad Spring is here! The winter was not a particularly cold one this year in the North Georgia mountains, but we had just enough cold weather to ready us for Spring. I hope this post finds you healthy and happy amongst so much sadness in our world today. Stitching and knitting are my reprieves from sad news about wars and disease in our world.

At the homestead now, we are turning our attention to prepping some. I have found watching You Tube channels for information about prepping to be so very helpful. I'm learning alot. I will share some of those prepping channels with you in future posts.

Are you cooking corn beef and cabbage today? What did you wear green?

Miss Abbie is cuddling next to me while I write to you this morning! She is still our little lump of sugar and the sweetest companion I ever had. She will be 13 years old this coming October. Here's a funny picture I got of her recently.

and here is goodbye to Winter 2022~~~~~~~~

Your friend,

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Re-Post of Valentine Freebie Sampler--Love is All We Need


It's that time of year again to stitch up some Valentine samplers. This is a re-post from 2014 when I designed it. Sometimes people are having trouble finding some old samplers I listed for free. Some were taken off the blog temporarily. But this one........... I never stitched myself! Shame on me, right?

I would love to know if you stitched it, what colors you used, fabric, etc!

Well, Abbie is snuggled in bed for the night and I'm finishing up some reading. I thought I would share this again in time to stitch for Valentine's. I hope this post finds you and your loved ones happy and healthy most of all! 

We certainly as a world have gone through so much with the pandemic. Thought I would spread some love to you!


Old Quilt/Embroidery Finds at the Thrift Store--Parasol Ladies

It's been a long time since my last post but I thought I would share some things I found at a local thrift store! I've been trying to find more information about what year this possibly could be. There are 2 pillows that are finished of applique quilt pieces and look to be made from feed sack cloth. I'm sure the colors are faded from what they were back in the years it was made.

Mostly what I've found is consistent with the 20s/30s decades and the quilt pattern is Parasol Ladies. This pattern is similar to the Sunbonnet Sue. I really liked the detail!

Is this hand embroidered edges or machine?
I would love to know.

The second pillow I found with it that has green colors but not stuffed.
The underneath looks handsewn embroidered.

Quite a bit of wear in some places.

The filling part of the interior is heavy and almost a solid flannel feel. Definitely not poly.

The information I found mostly was about quilts/quilt blocks. If anyone has ever seen these and has good knowledge about what year these were made, please send me a comment below!

Miss Abbie says "Hello" to all our followers and friends. She is still my lump of sugar and my best friend.

I hope to be blogging more often again. So check back soon!

Take care,