Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cold and Rainy...

Here in the northwest it takes forever to warm up. I keep trying to get my yard in shape but I keep getting rained out.. The good news is my aspen trees are the very last tree in my yard to get there leaves. As you can see they are starting to get tiny green leaves oh happy day I think the warmer weather might be coming.
The lilacs are in full bloom. The color is beautiful and they smell great!!! I'm hoping it warms up enough for some of my other plants to bloom. Until then I'll try to enjoy the rain. I love living in the northwest because it is always so green . For that reason I really do enjoy the rain. Just some times it gets a little much..

As far as stitching go I have been working on a pattern by Stacy Nash. The fabric is tin roof from weeks dye works. I'm using the original DMC floss color with the exception of the house. I used weeks dye works color brick. Thing as so busy around here I'm not getting much time to stitch. But that's OK I guess I just have to many good thing in my life keeping me busy. I'm hoping to get time to stitch tonight . Happy stitching, Nancy

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Don't you just love strawberries? They look colorful in ground cover in my yard. Taste rather yummy. Remind me of spring. But best of all I love too cross stitch, punch needle, applique, quilt, felt, and just hang them all around my house.

My punch needle strawberry is a pattern from
Stone and Thread using over dyed floss.
My hanging pocket is adapted from a Carriage House Samplings pattern. I love Kathy's patterns and I'm sorry to see her go....I,m hoping you have lots of sun shine and stitching today, Nancy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Jaxon and I have been working in the yard for the last two days. It was great to finally get out in the sun. No such luck today because of the pouring rain. While I weeded the flower beds and made the dirt look fluffy (don't you just love fluffy dirt). Jaxon made the biggest pile of twigs and sticks I have every seen. I tried to explain to him the the object of yard work was to throw that stuff away.. Needless to say we now have that big pile of twigs, sticks and treasures in our back yard. Maybe grandpa can talk him into throwing it away......

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Box...

On Tuesday a few friends and I made this fun spring box . We used wool for the rabbit patch on the top of the box. Then covered the box with two different cotton print fabrics. I like to line my boxes with pages from old books . But this time we painted the inside then antiqued it inside and out with brown shoe polish.The rabbit pattern is a freebie from Primitive Betty she is very generous to share her talents with all of us out in blog land. I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can work in my yard, but I don't think that is going to happen today. I guess I'll spend the afternoon playing with Mckenna and Jaxon ( the cutest grandkids in the whole world) inside instead of outside. Hoping you day is free of rain. Nancy

Friday, April 9, 2010


WOW !!!! I received my very first comment on my blog this morning. Thanks a lot Megan. There really are people out in blog land. Blogging could open up a whole new world of addiction for me.
I'm hoping your day is sunny. Nancy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stacy Nash...

Here are two cross stitch patterns from Stacy Nash I recently finished. The fabric is from weeks dye works, it's called tin roof I really like the old blotched look the fabric has. I used over dyed floss. It's my favorite floss I love all the different shades of color you can get from one skein. I'm not sure how I am going to finish them. I'll think about it for awhile and let you know.
Wishing you tons of stitching today, Nancy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Primitive Betty...

Here are a couple of the things I have been working on. I really like over dyed floss, I used it to cross stitch this spring design from Primitive Betty. I found a great new fabric from Blackbird Design for the border and the back.

I Love Old Buttons!!!

My pincushion design is adapted from a Stacy Nash pattern . Two pincushion sewn together with rosemary in the middle and tied together with small jute. I also added a rusty safety pin, rusty hat pin , old bone and shoe button.

Hopping Rabbits....

Hopping rabbits feel like spring. The rabbits are hopping over coffee dyed linen . Cotton border with wool half circle along the edge of the border. Attach with a long hanger for hanging on a peg, door knob or any other super cute place.


I can wait to plant flowers in my yard but for right know I will have to settle for hand dyed wool flowers.

Bird Pillow...

My bird pillow is adpted from a patten by Sue Spargo. Made with wool, cotton fabric and cream seed beads.

More Flowers...

My first project with the dyed velveteen.

New Favorite Thing....

My new favorite thing hand dyed velveteen. Oh the possibilities, I love color. Look what I got by mixing little bits of color.
I'm very very new to blog land I love reading all of those blogs out there . This is my very first entry with out my daughter Mary doing it for me. So needless to say that's why this post has so many posts . Hopefully I will get all this new blogging stuff soon or I'm going to drive Mary crazy.
Wish me luck, Nancy