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I have been retired almost a year, and have enjoyed doing my favorite things, like needlework, rug making, quilting, watercolor painting and photography. I have been married for 47 years and am now the caregiver to my husband suffering from Alzhiemer Disease. He is losing is battle now, after 8 years. So sad to watch him drift away. I am also raising my grand daughter, now age 12. I have had her for the last 6 years, She keeps life interesting, and it is fun to share my hobbies with her. My grand mother and mother taught me, so now that I have a girl I get to help her. FUN.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Key Fob

Another Christmas Gift for a friend
Stitched on 28 ct Monaco Antique White  2x1
DMC Floss
Design from The Cross Stitch Motif Bible

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Key Fob

Stitched on 28 ct Monaco 2x1
Design found in GOS
by Annemiek Konina 
I finished it differently and added my 
own  touches.

Key Fob

This was made using 28 Ct Monaco
Antique White  2x1
Design from

Key Fob

18 Ct. Aida   Dmc Varigrated Floss
free design from

Lot of people on my Christmas list are getting these 
key fobs, I love them, you can also find the fob in 
the top part of your purse.

Harp Ornament

Paper  14 count DMC Floss
design from 
2009 Better Homes & Garden Christmas Magazine

Friday, November 12, 2010

Key Fob

18 ct aida   ivory with varigrated dmc floss
design found at www.gancedo.ec
   one of many blue tiles
28 ct China Pear Luguna
varigraited  floss by dmc
my own design

These are two more of my key fobs
that I'm making for gifts.  I started using 
one of my scissor fobs and can't
believe how easy it is to find my keys.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pin Cush

My own design, made on a computer program, 
stitched on 28 ct China Pearl Luguna 2x2

I really like using the computer instead of
graph paper, think I might have to invest in
the program.

Quilt Pattern Fob

My own design stitched on 18 ct Ivory Aida 
2x1 DMC Floss

I'm using one of my scissor fobs for a key fob.. The fob doesn't 
drop to the bottom of the purse, how great is that.  I will be making lots 
of these for presents. Also looks good hanging from your pocket 
when your keys are inside.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sweet Pink

Here is the first chart I made on the computer.  Freebie for you.

Just follow the rules and remember where you got it.  Thanks

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alphabet Sampler

A Sweet Pin Cushion from
Another freebie I found
surfing the web.

Blackwork Sampler

A little quickie in blackwork I 
did on 18 ct Aida
floss was Crescent Color

Le Love Scissor Fob

Design by Liselotte
This was a biscornu pattern 
I made up in 22 ct
Some wonderful patterns and pieces of work

Autumn Lace in Lavender

A Handblessings design
by Eileen Gurak
18 Ct  Aida
DMC Floss

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pastel Biscornu

18 ct Aida
Freebie Design from
The Floss Box

Peach Biscornu

28 ct Jobelan
Design from part of a table cloth
chart found in an old library book.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Orange Wheat


My own design with beads
I had on hand, which didn't work to well..

K scissor Fob

My first Scissor Fob

ABC Sampler

28 ct Jobelan  1x1
Design from Mairika Belfiori
changed some to allow for smaller space


Chinese New Year

16 Ct Aida
design from Elizbeth Almond

Red Black and Blue

18 ct Aida
Combined design from Connie on Ask.com
and myself. 

Victorian Lavender

Victorian Lavender
This was my first kit to ever work on by
Textile Heritage

Black Magic

28 ct Jobelan  #12 Cotton Perle  1x1
My own design

Spring Quilt

18 ct Aida 
Freebie from 
The Floss Box

Pastel Knot

16 ct Aida  2x1
design from 
Cross Stitch Motif  Bible

Monday, September 13, 2010

California Poppies

20 ct even weave 1x1
freebie design by
Gio Punto Cruz

Home Is Where The Heart Is

28 ct Jobelan 2x1
GOS Challenge

Valentine Hearts

18 ct Aida  Oatmeal  2x1
GOS Challenge Chart

Peaches and Cream

22 ct even weave  1x1
design found on haft.bog

My Little Dolly

22 ct even weave
design found in 
1995  Inspiration In Cross Stitch 
by Dorothea Hall

Black Work Sampler II

Another  design as you go sampler.

Bulgarian Motif

14 ct Aida
Center design from a pillow chart by
Alitade Designs

Black Work Sampler

28 ct Jobelan
Practice Piece 

Golden Heart Scissors Fobs

14 ct. Aida
Design found in 
2001 Cross Stitch Designs

Golden Pin Cushion

14 ct Aida
My own design

Tulip Needle Case

18 ct Aida Oatmeal
Freebie from
Keepsake Stitches

Yellow Rose Buds

22 ct Jobelan
Freebie from 
The Drawn Thread
My first try at Hardarger

Quilt Design for Greeting Card

18 ct Aida  Oatmeal

Blackwork Book Mark


18 ct Aida  Oatmeal
Cross Stitch Directory 
Free Chart      2009

Beads Biscornu

14 ct Aida
My own design  2009

A Bit Of Irish Luck

14 ct Aida
Design from Patrica Wainwright
of Rainbow Gallery.
Freebie   2009