Monday, December 31, 2012

Finished stocking

Happy Christmastide!
Such a busy time, I'm sure you are all just as busy too!
I did manage to do the finishing on the stocking on time.
My new son-in-law was simply thrilled, which of course made it all worth it!
His reaction was very sweet and gratifying!
 I love this stocking so much, and plan to make 2 more of Mary Beale's sampler stockings this year, one for my husband and one for myself!
Here it is with my other favorite stocking-my daughter's.
I made this for her when she was little, and I have always loved it so much. I don't know where the pattern came from-possibly one of those Vanessa Ann books, remember those anyone?
So the two stockings went to their new home this year, and I must say I will miss my daughter's. It is one of the things I have  treasured every year when I unwrap it for Christmas.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What I get for trying to be organized

A lot of guff from my family! 
That's what I get!
I bought a new dry-erase month at a glance calendar with magnets on the back that I can tack on my refrigerator. It has a space for my schedule and for "their" schedules. 
You should have heard the laughter!
 OK, I am not known around these parts for being organized, but when I do try I think I should be at least encouraged! 
Yes I should!
I carefully filled in all of the activities for this week and hung it up. And so far, I like it! OK, I didn't fill in the dinner menu-I mean you can't expect me to commit a week in advance, can you?
So this morning I went in the kitchen to get my coffee and "glance" at my new calendar, and this is what some Wise-enheimer added,
Ha Ha Ha! Everyone is a comedian!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sampler Stocking finished!!

Sampler Stocking VIII
Mary Beale Designs
25 ct. Dublin linen
I hope I will be able to find good fabrics to finish it with. 
Our fabric choices have really been limited in the last couple of years.
 In the past I used a decorator weight moire'  taffeta to line my stockings, it was wonderful. And a velveteen for the back. 
Well, we'll see what I can find!


Saturday, December 15, 2012


My heart is broken.
St. Michael the archangel defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
By the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits,
Who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sampler Stocking~so gorgeous!

I am loving this project-it is turning out so pretty!
Isn't it just gorgeous!!!
I am down to the heel now.
I love working on 25 ct.
It is a breath of fresh air after working so many projects on 40 or 36ct.

I hope to have it finished this week. 


Monday, December 3, 2012

For Sale at the Merc!

For sale this month at TDIPT Mercantile:
All Hearts Come Home for Christmas.
My sample is for sale.
Sold! Thank you!

The free chart for this is about to expire Dec.10th, so if you are interested you need to print it out now. Here is the link.
Sajou Merry Christmas with vintage and antique button border.
This has a ribbon hanger(not shown).

Hope you are having fun decorating for the holidays! I just got my tree up last night. I like a real tree but my hubby doesn't. So we bought a pre-lit tree a couple of years ago and now the lights wont light. So we had to buy lights and restring it! Ah well! such is life!
ha! Ha!

I'm working on some dolls as well. One is for Prims magazine. I have to have her sent out on Friday, and my hubs in on vacation all this week, yikes! I will post a few teaser pics later this week!
Merry Christmas!