Sunday, April 26, 2015


I've gotten quite a few of the Prairie Schooler pieces done for my printer's tray.  Only a few more to go.  Bottom left hand corner, I plan to remove two slats and put one cross stitch piece in it.  Going to paint the tray antique white.  I haven't decided yet whether to make the pieces into pillows or use cardboard cut to size with a bit of batting between the board and cross stitch. 

 And here's a close up of the pieces I have stitched.  I really love Prairie Schooler patterns!

Thursday, April 9, 2015


I've been enjoying cross stitching something for myself.  After seeing a few printer's trays on Pinterest with cross stitch in them, I decided I wanted to do that.  I looked on eBay for the tray but they were all $30 plus shipping of another $20.  I found one at my favorite thrift store for only $8.  I'm going to paint it an antique white and sand the edges.  I also decided I will fill it with pieces I stitch from Prairie Schooler patterns (my favorite!).  Five are almost finished - the bird on the flower design is about half way done.  I've picked out the other designs and am stitching away.  Can't wait to finish this!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I have finished two new cross stitch pieces.  Home is by the Campfire is a pattern from Karen Ezell who has a store on Etsy.  Be sure you check her out as she has some very nice patterns.  This piece will be going to Love Quilts USA.

This Lizzie Kate piece will be going to World of Charity Stitching.  I hope to make a tote with this piece as the pocket.  I am still not sewing at all.  The asthma meds zap my energy but I am loving the cross stitching.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hello everyone - slowly getting a few things done.  Asthma is still not completely under control but at least I am breathing again!!

Here's a cute piece I finished for Colin's quilt for Love Quilts USA.  It's from the Stoney Creek Sea Babies book.

Yesterday, I finished a tote for World of Charity Stitching who delivers to Ronald McDonald House.  I cross stitched a fairy square to go with the wool felt fairy I had that fits in the pocket.  Will fill with coloring books and stuff.  Love making these and will make more - takes care of my addiction to cross stitching and sewing!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Just finished Elsa for Love Quilts USA.  Lots of thread changes in this one but really enjoyed stitching it.  The pattern came from PIXcross on Etsy.  They have other "Frozen" patterns as well.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Finished another cross stitch today.  This one is going to Quilts for Breast Cancer.  Pattern is actually a biscornu pattern from The Floss Box

Yesterday I was looking for a cute Elmo pattern to stitch for Love Quilts.  Not a lot of them out there especially in the size I needed.  Then I found a very cute one at a store called ReSparkled on eBay. Cher has so many cute cross stitch patterns and I know I will be back to get more.  Hope you'll check her out too.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hello everyone - Wow, it's been a long time.  So many things have happened.  Seems I have developed asthma - asthma at 68!  Who would have known!!  Docs are now getting my meds right and trying to figure out what is triggering it.

So, to take the pressure off of me, I have decided not to sew for the children's hospital for a few months or so and have gone back to my cross stitching for charity groups.  It's been very nice to relax and stitch!  For years, I stitched for World of Charity Stitching.  This group makes beautiful quilts for people in nursing homes and for Ronald McDonald House.  Visit their blog and see what the ladies have stitched.  Here's a pic of the piece I just finished:

I have also returned to stitching for Love Quilts USA.  These ladies create the cutest quilts for children who are ill.  I'm stitching Elsa from Frozen for a sweet little girl.  Please visit them at Love Quilts.

My first piece for Quilts for Breast Cancer is almost done.  Some of you may be able to relate to what these ladies may be going through.  Please visit Quilts for Breast Cancer.

If you love to cross stitch, hope you'll visit one of these groups and bring a smile to someone's face!