Sunday, February 1, 2015


More finishes for January--
and this is now--
into a pillow and combines two gifts--
one gift was the stitchery pattern and the other gift was the chocolate fabric!!!

This stitchery by Raspberry rabbits--Shell--
I also did it, into a pillow--
she also sent me the fabric and it goes sooo well with design--

this little design was also from a free pattern that Shell had a couple years ago--
There was more hearts in the free designs--
but I only managed to get one stitched--
and it sat around and sat around--
and now is all dressed up!!!

I did not get all my ufo embroidery items done up--
and I need to finish some counted cross stitching into finished projects--
Plus I did do some other embroidery work last month (Jan), but those are to be gifts--
so you have to wait!!!!!

And here is tomorrows post--
we get to open another Christmas box of goodies!!!!

And they are saying we will be getting about a foot of snow--
starting later tonight and through out the night--
might even add up to a foot!!!!
Sure hope I have enough--chocolate to last until ----
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Friday, January 30, 2015


 I am on a roll here---
have a couple more finishes
This a BirdBrain design--
and might of been for a stocking--
but this is how I finished it off--
Love me some blue!!!!

This is a RedBrolly design--
finally got it stitched before Christmas--
am working on it--
decided that I did not like the last row of borders--
as the stitchery looked lost--
so off they came--
but now what?????

I did go to my local quilt shops Quilt club meeting yesterday--
needed to get out of this apartment and do something!!!
I had also signed up for their wool stitchery club and January's block had just come in--
this kit has all the wool--
and the cost is $14.95 month--
I love flowers!!!!

We are very cold here and they say it will be colder yet--
you should see what they are saying for Monday and Tuesday?????
Time will tell--
so lots of inside sewing time!!!
and I still have lots of embroidery pieces to finish off--
even a couple new ones just off the needles!!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Of small stitchings that need finishing--
You know--
we all have them--
First up is this one--
Got this little embroidery design at my local quilt shop--
years ago--lil sister lived here then
 and she got her's done right off--
I only got mine stitched this last year or so--
and then it sat--

and here it is with about 10 minutes worth of work--
even used some ribbon that came around another fabric bundle that has the quilt shop name on it!!!

a mouse counted cross stitch-
again been shuffled around for a couple years!!!
again--less than 10 minutes and now a finish---

These 4 blocks are new this year--
and I am happy to say are now into a finished top--

And I have some more near finishes--
so stayed tuned for future finished projects!!!

And if you did the January challenge over on the workbasket site--
I need to know--I want to get the winner's package out in the mail on Monday--

that is if we don't all 'freeze' up this weekend with the very very cold we are suppose to be getting!!!!

Smiles, diandmissgracie

Monday, January 26, 2015


 Ok--I will join all of you doing the monthly color challenge--
and as this month is blue--I am extra happy as I have been wanting to do something with all my blue stash for awhile--
here is the first set of 4 blocks--these will have the same white centers each month--
with whatever the color is--
here I tried to group my blues by darkest for one block to lightest for the last block--
I do not have a scrap bag--most of what I have are at least fat quarter size--
so first I had to cut 2 1/2" strips--
but I did not just cut one 2 1/2" square of each color--
I kept cutting up each strip into 2 1/2" squares--
then I just sewed some randomly together--
and made these 4 blocks--
what will I do with these--hummmmmm????
good question??????

And I got the first block of Val Lairds new bom finished-

and I took a fun break Saturday evening and Sunday morning and did a puzzle--
and yep--there was one piece missing--!!!!

It is snowing here today--
but they say will be only be getting 1-3 inches--
we have about 2 of them so far!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie

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