I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Victorian Mott Sampler Shoppe's 19th Day of Christmas contest

On the 19th Day of Christmas, Nancy's giving away...

30 skeins of floss from her 1840 Sampler Floss Collection.

(I'm humming the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas as I write this.)

Read all about it here:

19th Day of Christmas at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Good luck and happy stitching!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's 18th Day of Christmas drawing

On the 18th day of Christmas, Santa Nancy's giving the lucky winner a $25 gift certificate  for her ebay shop.  Read all about it here:

Victorian Motto 18th Day of Christmas

Good luck and....

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Well, not real snow here in Texas. 

I'm still model stitching (on the home stretch now) but last night (while watching Scandal and How to Host a Murder) worked a bit on my little Christmas piece.  I found a couple of mistakes so frogged a bit and then started some snow.

Happy stitching!

Days 16 and 17 of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's 25 Days of Christmas contests

Day 16...Your choice of any of her charts.

Day 17... sewing necessaire filled with sewing goodies!  Your choice from a variety of fabrics.

Read all about it here:

Victorian Motto 16th and 17th Days of Christmas

Good luck!

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 15 of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's 25 Days of Christmas contest

A surprise for the 15th day!

Read all about it here:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe 15th Day

Good luck!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppes 14th day contest

Santa Nancy will give 40 skeins of her beautiful floss to the winner of her 14th Day drawing.  Read all about it here:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe 14th Day

Good luck!

Happy stitching!

Monday, November 17, 2014


After living in Gulf Coast Texas for 13 years, I've officially become a winter wimp.  I know from living all those years in OH and MI that temperatures in the high 30's aren't really cold's very humid here so my story (and I'm sticking to it) is that it feels colder in this humidity.  So there!  ;-)

I braved the "frigid" temps today for my 3 mile walk and discovered that the winds last night that brought the current cold front here blew down a big tree near the jogging path.  It's no wonder it blew down--you might be able to see from the photo that it's almost hollow.

There are a lot of pecan trees around the path and also in the field in the middle.  I saw several people out picking up pecans that the wind had blown down.  One woman had 2 Walmart bags full!

It was a dreary, drizzly weekend here, perfect for hanging around the house watching football, stitching, and reading.  I worked a bit on a freebie of Barbara Ana's called Silent Night:

It has 2 color options for some of it and I haven't yet decided so I'm stitching the parts where there's just one color choice before deciding on the rest.  I'll get back to model stitching during the week days this week.  I'm almost on the home stretch of the model.  I'm enjoying stitching it.

I won a contest from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for some of her beautiful floss.  What a treat!  As you can see from my other recent blog entries, she's running a series of contests for the 25 Days of Christmas.  She has lots of beautiful designs, floss, fabric, and other hand dyed goodies.

Yesterday afternoon, I intended to read about an hour and then do other things but I got so into the book (Gone Girl) that I read all afternoon and most of the evening. I should be able to finish it soon. Wow!  I'd like to see the movie but wanted to read the book first.

Happy stitching!!