Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pay It Forward Signups

I signed up on another blog for a Pay It Forward for 2009. Wanna play? Leave a comment here and I'll contact you! I'm looking for 6 people to reward! Rules for Pay It Forward (PIF): 1. I will stitch something for you sometime in the year 2009 and mail it to you. I will look at your blog to get an idea of your tastes, and choose something just for you! 2. You must post a request on your blog like this one asking for sign-ups, to keep the fun going! That's it!
andrea hardanger This is a piece I have had for awhile. Andrea sent it to me :) she is great! You can see her hardanger tutorial at her blog on the right.

Dante at 6 months old

Here you see Dante multitasking :) thumb in - sock off! 6 months old! Dante 6 mo. Multitasking Dante 6 mo.

My brother`s Chopper

Here I am sharing with you pictures of my brother Dave`s work in progress: This is the closeup of the fender, the forks, and the barbed spokes!Dave is very talented! forks daves chopper barbed wheels

Dark Sorceress

dark sorceress,pixie Here is a picture of my progress on Pixie`s Dark Sorceress! She is beautiful :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Congratulations Carol on winning the Dragon Lottery!

Colleen, Rebekah and I will be stitching up a dragon from each of us to you!!!

We will send off our dragon by December 1st!!!

Can`t wait to see your dragon treasure!!!

Congrats again!!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pre Thanksgiving Wishes

Just want to wish the best to everyone preparing for Thanksgiving! I am mostly ready. I love this time of year. Not at work ... but Thanksgiving Day.... One of the most thankful things I can say I am thankful for is my family, and then my friends. I have the best. Sometimes we take them for granted, but I want to say Thank you... and I love you all. Anyone who is reading this, please click on my pink egg.... so my latest dragon will hatch... thank you! Laura

Monday, November 24, 2008

next few days

In the next few days I have several great pictures for you all some are things I would like to once again have on my main page ... sometimes in blog - things seem to disappear as they become archived, and I want you all to know nothing you ever do is ever forgotten!!! Also ... pics of my brothers chopper in progress ... The Dragon Lottery on Thursday morning :) 9 am my time at the latest ... and much more! Hope you enjoy this week`s treats! Laura


Hi everyone I found this recipe today and it sounds good! Turkey Leftover Breakfast Popovers
(J. M. Hirsch; Associated Press) 1 c. heavy cream 3 eggs 1 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 c. all purpose flour 1 c. chopped cooked turkey 1/2 c. stuffing 1/2 c. grated cheese * * * * Heat oven to 375 degrees spray a 6 muffin muffin pan with nonstick spray Whip the heavy cream with a blender until it begins to thicken, (30 seconds) Add eggs, thyme, salt, and pepper blend till smooth With blender on low, sprinkle in flour and blend till smooth Divide the batter into the muffin cups Divide the turkey between each cup dropping it into the egg mixture Top each with a spoonful of stuffing sprinkle with cheese Bake 20 mins, or till puffed and lightly browned. Cool breifly. Serves 6


I got a package in the mail today! I got the Pinks and Needles Jack and the Beanstalk needle topper ... a peapod!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dante was over yesterday... boy is he getting big... I think his fingers alone grew 1/4 inch! Seriously I had him only last week... makes me realize why I feel like my own kids grew up in a flash. Anyways he was, as always, a super blast to have over. So strong and sweet.... wonderful. I am about 20 stitches from being finished with the 3 Ladies - so I should post a pic tomorrow at the latest :) PROGRESS! I have so much to do today... so I better go. Thank you to all my friends who came out last night... we had a blast.... :)

Friday, November 21, 2008


Just wanted to drop a little hello here! I am busy stitching away at the three ladies so I can send her off this next weekend at the latest!!! I am doing pretty well :)
Looking forward to Thanksgiving. I have bought almost all of the fixins :)
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.

Need help with my blog...

I'm trying to update the backgrounds on my blog, and I don't know if I made it better or not. It's very pink. How do you all get more screen space taken up? I'd like to make my comment area larger (wider) and widen my sidebar, too. Also, how do you post more than one pic, with comments in between? I can't figure that out either! Andrea (who is feeling tech-stupid today and has many other things to be doing besides messing around on Blogger - oh, well)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I`m a little teapot ....

Dante at 3 months in a cup ....
perfectly cute...
looks like he wants to get out of there - huh!

pin topper here is a link to my newest stash purchase :) I love the baby / bean in a peapod idea... now to get the perfect pattern to make a cube and this be the topper for .... :) Laura

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

been a few days sorry it has been a few days since I have posted. One of the things I have been working on is the blog which contains our trip to Sturgis. If you are interested the link is above. I will be posting there until I have run out of things to say about Sturgis.. and pictures to show. It will be we were there and back in 2 weeks and I took a lot of pictures. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I should have added to the post below that I completely swapped out the colors for my own. I did this to match where it will be going, and to match my personality.


Here is the finish I finished on Monday! As you can see I have left hints to the way I will finish it off. It was Bent Creek`s : Valentine snapperville. The snap is in the little heart tag. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So I am catching up! Here are pictures of Dante in his dalmation costume on Halloween. Yes, he had 3 outfits... the other was just a shirt with glow in the dark skeleton bones on it... these 2 were so cute. The middle picture is of the towel that I got my brother from Sturgis (3 months ago) and finally gave him on Sat. :) He says its a tapestry, but its a towel... It will look great in his garage hanging over his custom built chopper :) ... will get pics of that when it comes back from its paint job :) Thank you for your patience with me! I will one day get my Sturgis photos in a place where you can link to them if you would like! Till then you can see them and the band photos at :

Matress Pincushion sent to Australia

Here is a picture of the Matress pincushion that I made and sent to Kate in Australia. It was announced today that all pieces were recieved, so I thought I would post pics here. It was my firtst matress pincushion, and I really liked it. The freebie is from XStitchHappy, which is in the links to the right. I chose my own colors. Vanessa, thanks for the post... nice to see you... I am almost ready to start this piece :) Laura

Cross stitch ladies

Well, finally I uploaded photos, lots of them.
Here is Round 4 which Laura has received already to work on Round 5
She is grogeous !!!!!
Please check out my Flickr album -I uploaded tons of photos from my recent visit to Rhinebeck NY sheep and wool festival in Oct. 2008.
Also some recent finishes.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I love ETSY love the idea of the Etsy shops... Buy handmade :) well Cindy from A Lonestar Stitcher Rambles... had a link to these beautiful pin toppers :) I had no idea! If you will remember the Halloween ornie I made with the pins of all kinds, I kinda got the idea that these pins would sure cuten up something in a hurry! I saw the cutest little snail pin in there :) needless to say I will be shopping here soon... and you will all be the first to know! Thank you Cindy.... :) Laura enjoy everyone! I have been stitching this morning... and I will hope to have a finish by the end of the day :) Laura

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Stitching Goals & CONTEST!!!

Finish round 4 of the 3 Ladies stitchalong-rr. started Finish the dragon lottery piece. started Stitch on: Red Poppy Stitch on: TW Rapunzel Finish Be Mine by Bent Creek. started put A Matter of Time / Nemia Rucker into rotation and Contest to win a pair of scissors .... for the new year!!! I am going to enter anyone who has posted to my blog this past year into a random drawing to win a pair of beautiful scissors! I own a pair,and can tell you they are delightful! SO if you have posted to my blog this year, you may win! if you havent... you still can! I will pick a name on January 1st!!! (which means I will be starting now on my list of names!!!)

Deadline for Dragon Lottery Sign Ups

Today is the deadline for the Dragon Lottery Sign ups... so I will be taking the sign up box away this evening and replacing it .... Hope you all have a wonderful Nov.1st. I have Dante this morning... He was such a cutie for Halloween last night... He dressed up as a little devil... he seemed to enjoy my visit.... I hope he had fun... He will probably be tired this morning. Here are pics of my grandson:
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