• Crazy Kids,  Family,  Ramblings

    Odds and Ends

    I can't thank you all enough for your kind comments and emails, full of sympathy and encouragement regarding our sweet Friday. The support and friendship you showed to my family was incredibly heartwarming, and I was so surprised by how many people took the time to share their sweet condolences. Thank you! I'm getting ready to kick off my fall…

  • Critters,  Family

    Goodbye, Sweet Boy.

    Ten years ago we brought our sweet Friday home. A farmer had a litter of Golden Retrievers he wanted to go to good homes, so Mike and I and my parents all decided to head to his barn and bring home a couple of puppies. Mike and Bre and I decided that whichever one we got would be for Sabrina's…

  • Family

    Run, Big Papa, Run!

    We spent this past Sunday downtown in the chilly, rainy weather, watching Big Papa run in another Corporate Cup race. He'd had no time to train, with the exception of the 2.3 miles he'd run the day before, hoping that would prepare him for the 6-mile jaunt ahead. Mike has always lived each day in a mind-over-matter way, so I…

  • New Designs

    Vexation Sampler

    Here is my other new release for September… Karen Decker did a gorgeous job on the model! The design calls for 36 ct. Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens, and Needlepoint Inc. silks in 993, 694, 334, 181, and 713 are used. (You may need 2 skeins of 993, depending on your usage.) The stitch count is 318w x 198h. Again,…

  • New Designs

    Coming Soon…

    First there was Salem Sisters… Sisters of mine,We've done no crime,yet here we go to hangin'.These foul townsfolk –They thought us cursed,And now we're up here swangin'.   Then there was Salem Sisters II… Sisters of mine,'Yon rope shall they twine'round our necks, 'til begnarled and a-squeezin'.Yet we have no fear,for our Justice draws near;Where they're goingit won't be a-freezin'.…

  • Family

    Catch and Release

    Mike has always enjoyed taking the girls fishing at the lake near our house, but since only Sophie is home now, it's just she and her dad these days. I came along this time though, just to see why they're always so happy to go. Sophie did what any self-respecting girl would do and let her dad put the worm…

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    Visitors

    We've missed Bre so much since she moved out to western Nebraska to her new life! A few weeks ago she was able to visit us, and she brought along a sweetheart of a guy. Meet Josh… Here's what makes him a sweetheart: He adores Bre, although she doesn't seem to adore his idea of kidding around sometimes. But she…