• New Designs,  Patriotic,  Summer

    New for May

    Happy New Week to You! I've been working on four new releases for this month, and I'll be shipping them out soon to your local or online shop. I'm so excited that summer stitching is almost here! Here is a little sneak peek of the first release, which is a follow up to Hello Spring that was released in March.…

  • Critters

    A Note from Me

    Dear 2017, I may be starting to like you after all. Sincerely, me **************************************************************************************************************************************** Do you know how often I think about writing something here? Every day. Every day! But then the evening comes, and I sit down on the edge of my bed, setting my slippers on the floor at just the right distance from my feet so that…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Teenie-Bopper

    I love that I still have one last teenager left at home. Not because she's the last one, but because she's just so teenager. My girls have always filled my heart with joy, and I'm so very, very, very, very, very thankful to God that He blessed me with them. As most of you know, my older two have grown…

  • Gardening

    Ice

    I love having all four seasons here in the heartland – icy weather included. It just means I'll be lighting candles (okay, I admit, I do that even on 100-degree-and-sunny days), deep-cleaning the house, and baking and souping and loving the day. A couple of days ago, however, I paused all that and headed outside to slip-and-slide my way across…

  • Critters,  Family,  Home

    Meet Luigi

    My Marty-girl has quite an array of toys… my mother can't stop laughing when she comes over and Martha presents her latest acquisition. With names like Tan Man, Lunch, and Mad Bird Dog, Marty's toy chest has become full of some very odd characters. (However, the spoken word "toy" is reserved strictly for her Frisbees, and I always warn visitors…

  • Antique Samplers,  Reproduction,  Stitching

    Forget Me Not

    Antique samplers are so soft and curious, and I love nothing more than to look over every inch of them, wondering what the young stitchers lives were like when they created them.  I've acquired several of these samplers in the past few years, but sadly, once I've marveled over their details and beauty, I put them away in their acid-free…

  • Christmas,  Freebie,  Holidays

    Our Savior’s Birth

    I am so thankful for the Gift that God gave to the world that He loves so much. Please accept this small gift from me to you, and if you choose to stitch it, my hope is that you will be able to slow down and reflect on why we celebrate this beautiful season of Christ's birthday. Merry Christmas to…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Home

    Slowing Down

    What a whirlwind this month has been! I need to slow down and take it all in.. if only I could turn the clock back and enjoy all the twinkling lights and favorite Christmas movies just a bit longer. Every year, I try to get my Christmas decorating done in one afternoon, but this year I just pulled a few…