• Travel

    After the Retreat…

    I never showed you the photos of what we did after the retreat was over! Pat and Ann, Norma and Sybil, and Jeanette and I headed into Washington, D.C., and despite the government closings of many of the places we were hoping to see, we had a fantastic time. (Except for the part where I desperately needed to find a…

  • Hodgepodge Cottage,  Stitching

    October Goodies

    Before the busy weekend descends upon us all, I have to show you a few things that are just too cute to not share! First, look at these darling new Needleminders from Kelmscott Designs… this one is a miniature version of the Owl Scissors, and although in the photo I've got it resting on a Jeanette Douglas Quaker Pincushion, you…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Thankful for Thee

    Good morning! When I dropped Sophie off to school a short while ago, the sky was painted in the most beautiful array of pinks and purples and blues, and the clouds rippled out in a way that made it all so dramatic! It was so breathtaking, and all I could say was, "Thank you, Lord." What a Great Artist He…

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    His & Hers

    Back in Virginia Beach at the Dyeing to Stitch retreat, I released this chart at the boutique. Your shops will have them next week, so if you'd like yours to set one aside for you, be sure and give them a call! Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday (right along with Christmas), and I can't wait to finally have our…

  • Stitching,  Sunday Mystery Sampler

    Mary’s Sampler, Part 4

    With Halloween fast approaching, I hope your pre-Christmas spirit isn't being overshadowed by candy corn and goblins! 🙂 Here is this week's installment – and everyone say this in unison: "Please don't click on the images themselves, but use the links posted at the bottom of this post for printing." Very nice! Let's begin!   ************************************************************************************ LINKS TO PRINT MARY'S…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Sports,  Travel

    Twenty!

    Bean, Bean, the Party Machine. That was the nickname given to Sabrina at summer camp one year when she was in middle school, and she's definitely still living up to it at twenty. But in a good way, mind you;  she loves to have fun wherever she goes, despite the new nickname given to her in college: Soberina. 🙂 This…

  • Family,  Holidays,  Stitching

    Hodgepodge Halloween!

    My daughter, Bre, has decided to open up her own Etsy shop to debut her darling new Halloween Owls chart! I'm so proud of her, and love how everything she sets her creative mind to turns out so happy. If you're interested in purchasing this pattern, please visit here: Hodgepodge Cottage's Etsy Shop Happy HOWLoween! 😉

  • Retreats,  Stitching,  Travel

    Dyeing to Stitch Retreat, Part 2

    Welcome back! Here are some more pictures from our retreat weekend, which was an absolutely wonderful time! My classes were so much fun (perhaps I'm only speaking for myself! Ha!), and it was a fabulous time chatting with lots of familiar friends and newly-made ones. I'm sad to say I didn't get any pictures of the class pieces that the…