Monday, June 30, 2014

Stick a Pin In It - It's Done!

I have had a finish during my blogging hiatus - what I call a finish-finish.  I stitched this - Jenny Bean Pin Tuffet by Shakespeare's Peddler - some time ago. I don't think I ever showed it here on the blog.   I decided to send it off to Faye of Carolina Stitcher fame for finishing.    This was probably in April.
Jenny Bean's Pin Tuffet
Shakespeare's Peddler
Called for fabric and fiber
Set in the recommended base (purchased at Elegant Stitch in 2009/2010)

Faye is a wonderful stitcher and a beautiful finisher.  Not only was she an amazing communicator (that is always so nice), she delivered when she said she was going to (about 3 weeks) and her price was fair.  It's me who is lacking, I never let Faye know how happy I was!  I love it Faye!
Like I mentioned to Faye, sometimes you just need someone else to do it for you.  This was one of those times.  If you're ever in that frame of mind, I can highly recommend Faye.  When it comes back, just don't be so busy you let the box sit there for....ahem....way too long!

Now if I can just find that Blackbird Stocking that is tucked away someplace "safe"....!

Sunday, June 22, 2014


1.  Thank you all for your support and kindness regarding Kenzie (see this post).   It meant a lot to both Greg and I.

2.  I've sewn up a block for Aneela Hoey who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.   Chelsea over at Pins and Bobbins is organizing everything.  You can read more about it here should you be so inclined to participate.  It feels good to support someone in this small way.
3.   Almost four weeks ago, my brother fell off a roof.  Of a two story house.  We're all so fortunate that he's going to be ok.  He broke some bones in his forehead, his nose, both wrists, and a small bone in his arm near his wrist popped through the skin.  He had surgery almost immediately and is doing so very well.  The neurologist said he's lucky he landed face down.  It was hard to be so far away - he lives in Texas.  His wife and step son were so good about keeping me up to date and sending me photos, though the pictures were comforting (he's alive!) and hard to look at all at the same time.

4.  My parents sold their little cabin in the mountains in April.  I can understand why but I already miss it like crazy.  I called it My Happy Place.  I've been going up there for 25ish years and there are lots of good memories there with my kids and my husband.   We found a place to rent when we go up there and our vacation in May, while far more luxurious, was bittersweet.  
5.  I am still working on the red and white quilt that was a BOM.  I think this is month 10.  These 12.5" blocks are actually part of one of the borders.  I've got month 11 cut out.  Getting close!
6.  I'm so thankful for those of you who are still here.  I know I've been quiet.  I think sometimes we all need to take a step back and get centered again.   I think I'm there or almost there!

Monday, June 2, 2014


Our Kenzie
March 26, 2001 - June 2, 2014

To say she will be missed is an understatement.