Friday, January 29, 2016


Just thought I'd let you know that my imaginary mantel is REAL...

We do not, sadly, have a fireplace in this house.  This is the wall I chose by placing the black pegged shelf above the credenza since there is no fireplace. 
I have created my "Imaginary Mantel". 
It is somewhat blurry as I am not steady standing alone, with out my cane.  Just wanted to reassure you that I don't have any friends that no one else but I can see and speak to ... yet!
I am hoping to fill in the blank wall spaces with some of my cross stitched samplers, etc.
That will come in time...
In the meantime, I am getting my 'Ducks In A Row'.  
As soon as I figure that one out I will let you know. 
Just finished my little sampler and waiting for the frame to give it a faux grained finish.
 It is small, 8 1/2" x 6 1/4". (Looks familiar?)
 ~*Prim Sisters Needlebook*~
Originally it was to be a needlebook per the pattern...but I had a change of heart.
Instead, I am doing "The Grey House Needlebook", a punch needle design by Lori Brechlin.
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My next two endeavors are more  of a challenge
"Blooms & Berries" a La-D-Da design
with hopes of including the
"Purity of Heart" from Carriage House Samplings
an original design by Anna Carey Reachmack.

Then there is that ever growing 'Bucket List'...
YUP, you guessed it, 'That's another story'
or perhaps I should say 'That's another lifetime'.

Keep on Bloggin' &  Thanks for stoppin' by.

Peace and Blessings for all,

Thursday, January 14, 2016


I am so predictable...Finished this small 'n sweet 
poinsettia punch needle 
designed by Lori Brechlin as shown in the 
'Winter 2015' issue of 
Primitive Quilts and Projects

 She calls hers "Poinsettia Thread Keeper".
I preferred to hang rusty bells from mine and used 
a mini wire quilt hanger to display it. 
Too late for Christmas, but then, 
now I can enjoy it all year long.
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Looks like I now have bone against bone in my left knee.
You know what that means and I am not happy about it.
But, if it improves my quality of life...GOOD.
My Poor hubs had his replaced twice...
it is still and never will be good.  
It will be God's will,  not mine.

What ever happened to Global warming???
We are having a cold winter (colder than normal).  Actually, I am loving it as it is more like home where I grew up 
in N.Y and N.J.

Anyways, thanks for visiting, and Wishing all...