• Stitching

    Next Top Model

    I'm looking forward to all the goodies coming out at the the online needlework show on April 14th! I'll have a couple of things, and Breanna will be releasing a new pattern too. She's really been working hard on getting some models going, and I'm so proud of her. :)  Speaking of models, we had a bit of a model…

  • Crazy Kids

    Promenade 2011

    Saturday the 26th finally arrived, and hair and nail salons all across Omaha were teeming with high school girls preparing themselves for the most anticipated event of the school year: Prom! Sabrina had been really looking forward to the day, excited to finally be able to wear her new dress and have fun with her date… Just a quick warning:…

  • Good Things

    One Woman’s Junk

    A couple of weeks ago my mom invited me to go antiqueing at a large "antique mall" just up the road. Since I can't quite justify the expense of real antiques, my perusing turned into more of a "let's go vintage-ing" trip. Mom was on the lookout for the ever-elusive pink flower frog, while I searched for samplers from the…

  • Friends,  Good Things

    Nothing In Particular Day

    I got the most wonderful package in the mail last week, from my dear friend Chris. Once in a while Chris will send something along that is completely unexpected, and this particular something was accompanied by a note that said "Happy Nothing-in-Particular Day!" (Btw, Chris is the most fabulous gift-wrapper, and tends to details that I would never even think…

  • Stitching

    Finishes!

    Shared with me, shared with you! First we have Vaida from Lithuania's "Olga" and "Boris" finishes. She used Antique White Belfast with DMC and Crescent Colours… I love how they turned out on the lighter fabric. (And nice job on those photo backgrounds, Vaida! I looove how you photographed Boris.) Here is Naty from Italy's "Hares' Fathers Day" finish… this…

  • Freebie

    I’ve Missed You!

    When you've been blogging a while, you come to recognize your visitors' names and eventually start to feel as if you know them. So when you're gone from your computer for as long as I've been, you start to miss everyone! I've been without my computer for a while bc of some issues I was having with it, but I…

  • Stitching

    Finishes!

    I just have to show you these fun photos that were sent to me… First up is from Bobbie at Stitching Bits and Bobs. She finished Olga on a fabric called Ancient by Picture This Plus. I love love love it! Next is A Sweeter Love (one of my very first designs), finished by Lynn of Salt Lake City. She…

  • Freebie

    Got Luck?

    I hope you enjoy stitching this little shamrock ornament. If you don't care for the "got luck?" at the bottom, you can always choose to stitch "Happy St. Patrick's Day" or "March 17" or "I'm Not Irish But Kiss Me Anyway"  – the possibilities are endless! – in whatever stitching "font" you like. Or just the shamrocks, sans words! Please…

  • Four Seasons Cafe,  From My Kitchen

    Mom’s Pot Roast!

    If you've never been successful at cooking a roast that's tender and extremely flavorful, you're going to want to make my mom's recipe. It's very easy and absolutely delicious. It's one of the first things I asked her to teach me to make when I got married, and it's been my family's favorite for dinner ever since. Head on over…