• Good Things

    Fun-ness

    Recently I was reading a post by The Sampler Girl about some of her favorite things. Which reminded me that it's been ages since I've shared some of the fun things I've run across lately! Check out this darling owl wristlet I got for Bean… she and I were in a little shop called Francesca's (my older girls' favorite place…

  • Family,  From My Kitchen,  Holidays

    Easter

    It was such a pretty day this past Sunday, and I'm never in more of a mood to bake than on a bright Sunday morning, when the house is quiet. I decided on monkey bread, bc one of the most heavenly aromas in the world is warm yeast bread baking, and hot coffee brewing. And bacon. Just before it was…

  • Crazy Kids

    Barbarian

    It's been a while since Sophie has played with her Barbies, but tonight she had a hankering for her old friends, so with a little help from myself, all 42 tons of Barbie dolls, accessories, houses, and cars were brought up from the basement to be spread out on the floor. After catching my breath, I settled into the other…

  • Good Things,  Stitching

    Finishes!

    I had the pleasure of seeing a couple of finishes from some very sweet ladies recently, and as usual, I'd love to share them here. :)  This is from Nadine in France… she stitched Fruit of the Spirit on Antique Ivory Belfast, and I love how beautifully it turned out… Thank you so much, Nadine! And here is Bonnie's Favorite…

  • Good Things,  Photography

    A Spring Wedding

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being my Canon-sister Jaime's second-shooter (a backup shooter/assistant) for a lovely outdoor wedding. I'd never photographed a wedding before, but had always wanted to… and now I know why wedding photographers are so expensive. This was the most grueling experience ever. (In a good way, of course.) For nine hours, Jaime and I…

  • Crazy Kids

    Somebody Help Me. Please.

    Sabrina is not the most organized of my children. Yesterday she was ordered to sort through every last article of clothing under her bed, in the closet, under the carpet, and on the ceiling fan. She decided that if she was going to be spending the next several hours doing as she was told, she was bringing her sister down…

  • Crazy Kids,  Home

    French Fried.

    For the past year Sophie has been lamenting that she has a "child's room." She's been wanting something more grown up, and something a little less pink. She wanted a French theme, and everything that goes along with it – the Eiffel Tower, French poodles, and anything that says "Paris" on it. When you peruse the aisles of your local…

  • Friends,  Stitching

    Retreat!

    Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the annual stitchers retreat hosted by the lovely ladies of Reflections Framing and Cross Stitch. What fun it was to meet so many new friends and to enjoy time with this group of ladies who genuinely love all things cross stitch. The venue was wonderful and the food was fantastic – and I…

  • New Designs

    Online Needlework Show

    As you may know, The Needlework Show is headed to a computer near you on April 14th. I have two releases for this show… Here is Favorite Spot Sampler… I got the inspiration for this from the "My Favorite Things" song from The Sound of Music, in case the verse looks familiar. On the sampler you'll spot things like "girls…

  • Ramblings

    What Lurks

    Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page that I had a dream about zombies, and kept sending Sophie out of the room to check on the status of the house – how much they'd damaged the outside. In the end, Martin Sheen and I boarded up the windows. Today I stumbled across this little doo-dad I made years ago. It…