Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moona Fabrics

Moona Fabrics
Great new fabric website - check it out!

Friday, February 4, 2011

new site for 2011 but this one will remain I am working on getting pics to this computer so you can see the progress on my red poppy.... I am updating the blog by transferring it to its new address, but I cannot bear to let this one go... it has so many times given me such great joy, SO instead I will have two, but the current one is red poppys nest after my progress on red poppy :) hope you are enjoying 2011 !!! Laura

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Needlepoint: the delicious art of filling in holes with wool. ~Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I am making progress and stitching

I lost my page to red poppy... i found it... ive done little stitching till yesterday, but yesterday i started up again on red poppy... it looks good ... i will update with pics tomorrow ;)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hi everyone! I am hoping this year turns out to be a good year for everyone here and that we can get on the bandwagon and do another stitch round! Even a small one - I am doing fine - have been working 6 days a week. Now with a new semester - I am only working at one school - dropped one for sanity reasons - ha - need time for myself - and to take care of things at home as well - laundry for one - ;) its the neverendingstory!!!!! I am so happy to be working only M W F now and still have the office I clean on the weekend - I haven't stitched since I sent my last lady off - I need to get stitching again ! What is up with everyone else????

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

going crazy

going to dig up some stitching laura

Thursday, October 1, 2009

back soon

I wish I could explain to you all where I have been... I can only say that I am now back. I have moved again with my son ;) to a wonderful place in Snohomish. I should be unpacked within a week. I am not sure I will be continuing college. I almost feel as if I would be better to work harder on the job I am presently working. I am going to be refocusing all of my lost energy in the next few weeks. I will probably start a new blog which contains all of those things which I love... and not so many that I cannot keep up. I do not wish anyone to worry and for those who are still friends... I thank you for you all had every right to walk away. I have not gotten all of the stitching information done or sent out...I regret this... but could explain - though excuses would sound bad coming from me. I am sorry, needless to say, and will be focusing on this as a priority. Needless to say I will not be doing the mirabilia stitchalong anytime soon. Perhaps someone would like to start it ... I would love to join but I need to find the time to be right. Dante... hehe is doing so so so good. I must say keeping up with him has been a challenge in itself. Thanks for visiting. Hugs to all who need them. Be well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Very Quiet here...

Hello everyone, I bet with school back in session everyone is busy trying to get to their new schedules. I know I am - I was off most of the summer and now working 6 days a week. Hope everyone is doing well as it is very quiet here . ****Laura - hope all is well with you - just wondering - I have yet to receive my 'Lady' back yet - not sure who has it ???? - hmmm, hoping to get it before the next round in Jan starts so I can finish this one. Can you let me know? Thanks Vanessa

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rebekah's Lady

Here's my lady all finished! I added some charms and buttons to make her unique. Thanks everyone for working on her!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Been a long time

First of all I truly need to apologize.... I havent even sent out my lady... I cannot make excuses... I will tell you that Jon and I are not going to stay together... and that he and I have been apart for awhile now. I still live here, but it is one of the only things we share. Dante is the only other thing. My lady was all ready to be finished... but I can only say my room has since been thrashed, and I have not caught up. I have her, and she is safe. Not everything made it through the madness, but she did. The chart is not where she was found, and therefore I have been swamped and doing as much as I can at a time to find it. I am completely embarrassed at this. I also have been very busy as I am looking for a house in addition to school, and getting ready for our yearly inventory at work. There are good things too... But for now I am focusing on Dante, getting a new place and family. I love you all, and promise that every day I am plugging away to get this corrected. Just looking at the blog this morning I feel better. I know that I must send Colleen`s lady soon. I will not be doing the Mirabilia exchange till I am one hundred percent moved and back to normal. I love you all...I miss you all. I will work this weekend to find the chart... thank you to all who have been so patient. Course I have pictures... tho I must add that was something else that managed to get thrashed. (I am being kind... I am not going to go into the pain and anger and who did what... I do not think it will help anything now.) I will try to check the blog more often. I want you all to know I am okay... I am a strong woman who will survive all of this and come out better for it. I am excited about buying a house. It will take a few months at the least, as you all well know. Love you all, Laura

Saturday, July 4, 2009

One of my favorites :) Wanted to share a link to one of my favorite shops. I work close to here ;) I also wanted to say hi... and to let u know that all is well. I am still catching up... HAPPY JULY 4TH 2009 TO EVERYONE!!! I am sorry I have been absent.... I have not forgotten any of u... I truly am looking forward to getting more time to do more of this. I admit, I have been relaxing abit more than usual... not stitching much... this will be changing this week... Hugs to all.... Laura

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hello All

Laura and everyone, Hope all are doing well and enjoying the summer! Laura - your package was finally sent out and should arrive at your door Monday Thanks Vanessa

Monday, June 15, 2009

Excellent news and a request !!!

Photobucket Gee summer is busy between birthdays n baby n college n gardening n the remodel at work I honestly have lost all sense of time I have another week off of work next week :) SO I am asking for an extension on my stitching... (Colleen).... above is a fob ... I have a ton of things to post on my site... I just have to figure out the details ... so far I can only add 10.... I am thinkin of adding them all to ETSY and renumbering them so that it all makes sense... this way it definitely would work better for payment by all.... I have excellent news as well :) I got an A + in both of my finals this last week! I am in total shock... esp. on my Buddhism final... that was scary... the instructor was hard.... HUGS to all let me know if u need time... and .... please post pics if u get some :) HUGS to all :) Laura who misses u but has a week of vacation from work.... :) and this means much more than a vaca from college.... :) yay! Laura

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

5 new fobs ;)

I made 5 new fobs last night :) so I will be making a badge to link to there tonight and posting a link to the pictures I will post there tonight... then I am working on arranging my craft room and ending with stitching on the 3 Ladies project :) hope this finds you all well... :) Laura

Monday, June 8, 2009

RR Ladies Plugging Along to the Finish Line!

I have been working every minute I had since Friday on my three ladies round - ready to send to Laura on Fri/Sat this weekend! I have about 4 more hours of work to do on her and off she goes for the final round and final touches! Quite lovely - top and bottom of fabric are sort of on the skimpy side - but I know with mine I will make it into a pillow - so I know that I will be adding fabric all around! Cannot wait to see what everyone does with theirs. I am also making my Egyptian Sampler into a pillow for my sister in CT . So I will do both at the same time. Hoping to have them done by end of summer! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the weather and family and fun wherever you are!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009



absolutely forever !!!

It has been absolutely forever since I have posted here... I have missed you all terribly... Just 2 days since my final... and I am already feeling relief... it was just too much... and I took a long needed break... now my break will include blogging, stitching, beading, reading, spending wonderful time with my family, and being so glad that the remodel at work is done in my area :) Thank you all for your patience... I will stitch on both the 3 Ladys project and on Red Poppy... and send the 3 Ladys by the 15th :) thats when I go to school for 9 weeks... 1 course... thats it :) then I am done ... graduate ;) yay!!! I have not been too crafty except to finish the fobs needed for my shop... Caroline was the lucky winner of my free fobs contest at the HAeD stitchalong group.... Hope all is well Vanessa... please just send the piece no matter how much is done ... whenever you like... as I will have so much stitching time :) and I am so so relieved to have it back :) hugs to all and you will see much more of me now ;) thank you all for your patience .... I truly could not do more than I did.... Laura

Saturday, May 23, 2009

3 Ladies

Well I think the mail off date is originally May 24th ... I am not done... at all... SO I hope June 15th is a good date.... :) I am halfway done... everyone else? Laura

Happy Birthday Dante!!

Today is Dante`s Birthday.... The last few months have completely flown by he is up and walking fast... even starting to run... I am so busy that I cant seem to keep up. Today we are going to the zoo!!!! We will have food prepared by his Grandma Terry and family and I got him some really cute cakes! I will take pictures... and hope his first trip to the zoo is perfect.... I loved the zoo as a child, and truly think it is the perfect place for his day! Love you Dante!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

3 Ladies

Monday, May 18, 2009

Photobucket Here is a pic of Dante :) Last week after his bath :) such a cutie... Laura

The month!

Where is the month going! will be gone before you know it.... I have missed you all so much... as promised Here is the link to my new shop.... Fabulous Fobs.... been busy making fobs...:) going to the Arboretum in Seattle and spending almost each spare minute with Dante... I will be posting pics soon of all of this... but have to touch base! Here is a sample pic of a fob that is for sale... I am working on filling spots ... there will be 10 fobs or other crafty items up for sale at all times once I get the slots filled... there are 5 presently.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

shop / weekend The Fabulous Fobs shop will finally be open on May 12th! I do hope that you all will enjoy it. Currently it is ready to go and will have posted product by May 12th! It has been a fun process! I officially graduate August 2nd and I cannot wait. As of July 1st I will only have 1 class :) that will give me some quallity time. I have already begun to complete the class, so we will see- maybe I can stay a step ahead! Dante spent the night 2 nights ago, and I had him 2 days of my 4 day weekend ... if you wondered why it has been so quiet WE HAD A BLAST!! pics to come esp... Dante in his Mariners outfit ;) Laura

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mirabilia UPDATE!!!

Hi everyone! So I just made an update to the Keeping Track site... You can now visit links for ideas on what you might do with your Mirabilia RR :) Note there are framed peices for examples here, as well as portions of cross stitching to inspire you! There are more sites and links to come :) I am so worn out at the moment... so I will take a break :) happy stitching to all and ... happy imaginating as well! (click on the Keeping Track tag on the right to get more info!) I think my list of joinees is updated as well :) Laura

posting finally

Hi everyone... miss you here I have been super busy, as always. How is it that it is even more busy although I feel like it should be slowing down ??? lol the good news is I have been stitching and getting A`s in my classes :) I also have had Dante this past Sat... and he is such a cutie he now says... baby, boy and Dante... and walks 5 steps ... and still such a comedian :) He will be a year old on May 23rd, and on the 24th I will have his birthday party here... he will go to the zoo the day before with Grandma T and other family :) ... so he is sure to have an eventful birthday weekend... I also finally figured out the photobucket albums below :) for those who have not yet seen them. :) I love them both ... I will post lots more soon :) I have a 4 day weekend ;) :) :) I also got a new phone today :) so I spent a lot of time getting that put together and both of my boys will get a new phone too... I have stitched on: Red Poppy (some) and 3 Ladies round :) (LOTS!) happy stitching to all... I really need some blog time :) Laura

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Most Wanted

Doesnt everyone have a most wanted chart??? This is mine: (pictured below) Waiting For Neptune... it was published both by HAED and Fleur de Lis (Anchor) and of course is an Out of Print chart but... in case anyone finds one... remember me! I will be posting pics soon of our trip Sat with Dante to the Tulip Festival... it was wonderful :) happy stitching :) been stitching on 3 Ladies in most of my spare time (unless I am gardening :)) Laura

Friday, April 17, 2009

slideshow¤t=ec254a09.pbw If you follow this link you can see the flowers I took pictures of yesterday as well as my gargoyle and dragonfly birdbath... Wish I could figure out how to get it to work here... Laura

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to all

Photobucket Happy Easter everyone... I put a bunch of photos from yesterday with Dante below ... Enjoy :) I also posted my first page of Red Poppy - FINISHED! Happy Dancing :) Laura

Hide and Seek

Photobucket Grandmas favorite picture of the day!

fun stuff!

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket These are pictures of me with Vivienne (Jon`s neice) and playing with her cell phone... I also played hide and seek with THE doilly (this happens every week, but this time grandma got good pictures... arent you supposed to play hide and seek with the doilly???

good pictures of Great Grandpa and Grandma Fosdick

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket here I am with Grandpa and Grandma Fosdick... (Jon`s parents) they were so glad to see me today... I love them!

Easter with Dante continued

Photobucketgrandma found me a chickie that sounds real ... but it has bunny ears!Photobucketlaffy taffy is kinda sticky :)Photobuckethere is my basket ... although it was shared with Jared.... PhotobucketPhotobucketwhat is grandpa doing to the egg !I am a happy camper today!!!
Photobuckethere you see I am getting big ... Photobucketi love my froggie PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Easter with Dante

We celebrated a day early since we have him on Saturday... Of course this is the part of Easter that is candy, chickens, eggs, bunnies,etc. :) BABIES ... growing up fast Photobucketi like laffy taffy :) Photobucketso of course I am gonna kiss the egg for givin it to me :) lol PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket but the egg doesnt quite mean the scrambled kind I eat at breakfast

Here is the first page of Red Poppy out of 9

Photobucket FINISHED!!! Happy Dancing :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm passing this along to my stitching sisters. We have an opportunity to help raise money to fight cancer just by stitching. Stitching For a Cure ( is an opportunity to donate hand-stitched ornaments for a Christmas tree that will be auctioned in November. There is a list of freebie ornament patterns on the blog. How easy could it be to make a difference? Donna has a goal of 200 ornies. This should be no problem for all of us to meet. Thanks for looking everyone!Stitching For a Cure Source:

Monday, April 6, 2009

in the process

in the process of making a 2008 scrapbook for Dante his book will be for the year of his birthday May 23, 2008-2009 This is the cover made at :) Laura

Miribilia Signups

Laura, Where do we sign up for the Miribilia RR ???? Thanks

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dante 4-4-09

Gee ... Dante is getting so big!!! He is really forming words... everything is a challenge to him ... I love that about him... he looks at everything like "I can do this!" I think I will learn more from him than he will from me... Such a good boy! Laura Photobucket drummer boy
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