Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year all my Blogging Friends
I wish you good Health,Blessings,Love and
Abundance for 2012

Smiles and Hugs

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Snowflake Ornament finish

I can't believe Christmas is only 8 days away. I had so many things I wanted to stitch..but orders kept me from doing what I love. In Oct I had a Heart Attack,and that in itself took a toll on what I could do.
but I am sewing like crazy now to try to get a few gifts stitched,before I wrap gifts,shop,and get my tree ready...Not enough hours in the day for sure. I did finish two prim ornies,and this piece. I found this wonderful "freebee"design on Cross Stitch Happy
Using white 32 ct opalescent fabric and
Threadworks Blueberry...I added the blue  crystals to the sides. I think it came out so pretty...
I hope she likes it.. Lots of love went into Stitching it...
I just ordered a bunch of patterns from Nicoletta~ Nikyscreations.. Love her designs. I will put some pics up when they arrive.
I hope everyone is ready for Christmas...hopefully I will be by Christmas

Holiday Blessings

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crows finish

Just finished this with a wonderful design by Betty of PrimitiveBettys. Its such a nice crisp design..
Done on cream monaco cloth,using dmc and dinky dye silks 2 over2. Finished the bottom of the pillow and back with a tiny blended check in oranges,rusts and black,and then added a Large Vintage Button from my collection. Thank you so much Betty for the wonderful design!

In between orders, I am also working on a UFO I started last fall by Blackbird Designs..Maybe I
will get it finished this year in time for fall.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
Smiles and Blessings

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Finish..for Halloween

Just got this put together..and love how it came out...Stitched on Black Aida Cloth,Using DMC Floss...with a Wool Felt
Brim,and Blanket stitches around Bro,
   I enjoyed stitching this piece...lots of fun to do. I have listed it in my Etsy Shoppe

I am working on some other Halloween stitchin for Halloween and Fall...
Hope you have a Great Weekend
Smiles and Blessings

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Finished a Prim Stitchery and working on a Witch Hat.

Wow time is flying by..have not posted in a bit. I started some Fall stitchery and have lots more I want to do.Thankfully I have been Very busy with Etsy and Website order...Just wish tho that I had more time to just Stitch. That is my true love..and relaxes me so much. It has been so hot here that I have spent more time doing just that...too hot to be outside! I Finished a Prim Stitchery and working on a Witch Hat.Once the hat is complete I will post it here.

 Auen design

And the witch hat I am working on
Hope you have a
 Great Day!
Smiles n Blessings

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Listed on Etsy today

Just listed my Vintage Strawberry Ornament on Etsy today...I love how Olde and Vintage it looks..~SOLD~ THANKS SO MUCH~

Also Finally Listed my Flower PinKeep
I am working on some great Halloween Stitchery Pieces...will post them soon!

Blessings to you

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New finish~Flower Pinkeep

Just finished this sweet "Vintage" design flower pinkeep. I love the colors of this one. Done on 35 count straw linen,2 over 2,using DMC and Dinky Dye Silks.I will be listing it in My Etsy Shoppe

©Island Cottage NeedleArts

I am starting some new things..some Halloween Goodies,and new Patterns I bought recently. I have
a few orders from my Website to finish first. I wish I could spend all my time"stitching",but I am happy I do get so many orders. Gives me my stitching addiction money.
Have a Wonderful Day

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Finish and stuff

Just finished this sweet "vintage" Strawberry piece by Nicoletta how it came out. Its stitched on 32 count ivory linen,which has been "aged" I will be putting it in my etsy shop later today.

Finally sorted some of my lace and Trims.....and put them on holders. I still have lots more to do
but at least finished much neater than having them in a plastic box..

And some of my Scissors...I can not get enough of them all

I have been slowly healing from eye surgery on both eyes...It is a little hard to stitch because
I can see fine at a distance but close is a problem. Using drug store cheapies for the time being. I get my eyes examined this coming week
to get corrective glasses for close work. Hope you enjoy some of my collections and have a Blessed
Week end..


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Remember Me Finish and some new Pins I made

I finished my Blackbird Design "Remember Me" Pin Cushion. Aged with Antiquing give it a Vintage is filled with Walnut shells for a truly Olde Look and Feel...I have it for sale in my Etsy shop  I really wanted to keep looks so vintage...but will have to make another when I can.
And I also added these Decorative Pins and Marking Pins to the shoppe..

Marking Pins
On Cross Stitch Linen

Off to stitch...
Have a Wonderful Day

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Almost Finished and Some Flowers

I just finished stitching this Piece. It will be a pincushion,with a lace border,filled with walnut shells.. Now I need to put it together. Its a BlackBird Design called
Basket Of Memories. Done on 32 ct bone linen using Gentle Arts Aged Pewter threads.
(with some of my Lily of the Valley)

And these are some of my Flowers Blooming right now in my Gardens..
Lavender and White Lilacs

and the last Plant my Dad Gave to me before he passed away. He was a Florist and Grew Beautiful
Plants..this is a Lavender Azalea...with very large blooms...
Hope you enjoyed these. I think this is my favorite time of the year,and its so beautiful
around my neighborhood because the homes are all older and the flowering plants
are mature and so beautiful. So much makes you happy to be alive just looking at them all

Have a Great evening

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter My Friends!

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter day.
Smiles and Blessings

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We have a Winner for our Springtime Giveaway...

We have a Winner for our Bunny Drawing! With 323 entries!Sometimes being the last one does work lol
After using Random Org to draw the winning number our winner for the
drawing is :

Are you ready??

Wanna see??

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Min:1 Max:323 Result:323
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Danielle is our winner! Congratulations Danielle on the Drawing!

Danielle said:Oh I hope I am not too late to enter. I just found this beautiful bunny. I love bunnies and I love cross stitch,so she is perfect! We
spend our Easter with family. Its a joyous time!
I love your blog,and thank you so much for the chance to enter this drawing! I do not have a blog but you can reach me at

**Please send my your addy so I can mail your sweet bunny right out to you!**

a Special Thanks to all my Blogging friends that entered,and for all the nice comments about the giveaway! Your the Best!
I will be having another drawing soon so check back!

Smiles and Blessings

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vintage Bunny Egg Finish

Just finished this...I may list it on Etsy...not sure yet. Its another wonderful design by
Brenda Gervais
..(With Thy Needle and Tread).Its done on 32 count Platinum Linen,with DMC floss...Linen cross sttches all around the border of the egg..with aged Vintage seam binding tie and lavender sprigs...Its so pretty in person! Also in the picture are my New Cross Scissors from
Anita's Little Stitches
She has so many beautiful scissors on her site!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

So sad.....and some new silk floss n things

Remember my Beautiful Just Nan enamel Owl box..with the mouse to put in its tummy? I sat him on the top shelf of my puter desk and made sure he was back so he would not fall. My grand daughter came to visit and was on my puter...and I guess she must have knocked it down,it broke,and then she got rid of the broken branch..and set it back on the shelf with only two legs...and needless to say soon as I sat at the puter it came tumbling down.(I could not understand why...cause I was so careful of where I put him) I thought I did it...til I tore my puter room apart looking for the missing branch that broke off..and then it hit me.Hubby said she must have been afraid to tell least I could have tried to fix it. I even went through the trash thinking she threw it there branch...So there went $65.00 down the drain.Not to mention the fact of the hours I wasted tearing everything apart looking for the missing piece...I ordered another one,but it makes me  upset that she felt the need to hide the fact it was broke...accidents happen...I would have been frustrated,but It would not have been the end of the world....GRRRRRR New ground rules for her in this room from now on...:-(
On a Happier some new silk floss,My "Flowers" by NIcoletta Farrauto came,as well as my charts for the little House needle book that goes with the pincushion set

I also purchased this beautiful Mother of Pearl Thread Winder from Italy
at Silver
And New Vintage Reproduction Silver Witch Scissors for my Halloween Stitching

At least these pretties arrived to lift my spirits...I am finishing a large order
from my website...and then I plan on doing nothing but stitching for the next week...Orders are nice and I am glad I am busy..but I need stitching time
just for me...
Have a wonderful Evening
Smiles n Blessings

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Prim Bunny Finish And Giveaway!!

©With thy Needle and Thread Design
I finished this sweet Prim Bunny today and decided I wanted to give one away
as a Spring Giveaway!He is a mere 8" high when darn sweet.  I have listed one in My Fanciful Stitches Shoppe as well.
To enter the Giveaway all you need to is leave a comment...If you want extra entries you can earn them by
  1. Visiting my shoppe and telling me what your favorite item is
  2. Become a follower of this blog
  3. Add the drawing to your facebook page
  4. Tell me how you Spend Easter Sunday
  5. Post this drawing on your Blog
By doing them all you will have Six entries into the drawing.This is going to be a pretty quick drawing so I can get it out to you before Easter.
Remember to leave me an email addy if you do not have a blog so I may contact you .If you are already a automatically have one entry..
♥Drawing will be held 19th♥

Good Luck Everyone!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Newest Stash ....Been a Baaaaaad Girl

First my Beautiful Enamel Owl Box from just Nan...with the tiny Minerva Mouse pattern.The picture does no justice to this piece...its gorgous! I hesited to buy it because of the cost..but am so glad I did! When the mouse is stitched he fits in the Owls Tummy.....
Just a few of the patterns...I am waiting on Little House Needlework
Fresh From the Garden  patterns so I can do my Needle Book to go with the set I purchased....and Nicoletta Farrauto's New flowers Book..they should be coming any day now..

Owl Winder and pattern for its holder...From Just Nan..
the Owl winder is just beautiful...always did love anything
with Owls...

Thistle pattern and new Thistle Needle Keep...
And finally new Linens for the pieces I bought..and some wonderful
Silk floss for the Thistle pieces...

I just had to have these things...Now I need to start stitching them...
Yes...I am obsessive about Cross Stitch
Have a Beautiful Day

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finish and Finished Sampler

I finally finished stitching my Spring I need to "age" it and then put it on the hornbook...Whew...thought I would never finish it with all the orders I have had to work on.
©With Thy Needle and Thread design
I also finished this sweet little Vintage Bunny Egg....32 ct linen,with dinky dyes silk floss.I will be listing it on my Etsy site later today...

©homespun elegance design

Have a Great Sunday,