• Family

    Love

    I imagine there are people out there who may visit my blog, hoping to see stitching-related posts. And I know I don't post about stitching very often, despite my business name being splashed across the banner. And I also know that those who happen to read my blog may be awfully tired of seeing photos of my daughters show up…

  • Freebie,  Holidays

    An Early Celebration

    I have a friend who has been getting me into trouble lately, and her initials are Miss Katrina. She's got me hooked on these: They're Cadbury Mini Eggs, and I've eaten them for breakfast and dessert for the past three days. (What, you don't have dessert after breakfast?) I've never been a big chocolate addict, but for some reason I…

  • Crazy Kids

    Mule Zone

    Since Bre was in high school, she's been telling me I need to go to one of the many concerts she attends at various music venues. She's invited me several times, and I've always given her an emphatic NO, for no reason other than I thought it would make her really nervous if I said yes. And because I figured…

  • Four Seasons Cafe,  From My Kitchen

    Gingerbread Muffins

    I had several emails about this recipe, so I'm posting it here and over at Four Seasons Cafe. The original recipe didn't call for gluten-free flour, so if you're not gluten-intolerant and can have the pleasure of using regular flour, then you'll be just fine not changing a thing in the recipe. If you do choose to use gluten-free flour,…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Brother’s Keeper

    This one has already made its rounds on the internet, but I'll go ahead and post it anyway. 🙂 Stitch Count: 378 x 150 The model was stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens, and the threads used are by The Gentle Art and Crescent Colours: Gentle Art:SarsaparillaNutmegRavenSootOld HickoryWood SmokeWood TrailPiney Woods (2 or 3 skeins)Heirloom GoldGrecian…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Muse

    I designed Olga a while ago. She was just a spur-of-the-moment design, and I left it at that. Then one day, a dear friend sent me an email that simply said, "You need a Boris." So Boris came to be. Then one day I designed Sergei. Sergei was intended to be a companion to Olga and Boris, and I left…