Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Happy Tuesday to you all!

Not such good weather here lately - lots of wind and rain for days. But it makes for good sewing and being inside.

BEFORE I FORGET....being 'blogger' or 'google' deleted many people from posting comments and also made many people a 'no-reply' so we can't reply to their comment I would like it if you want a reply to your comment below your comment, to put a capital R at the end of your comment.  It would help me an awful lot to get back to you or leave your email for me - somehow let me know how I can get back to you.

I am still working on orders so I have been busy with that but in some down time I did get a new design made up from an adaption of one of my penny rugs.
My latest one is the Bee Skep and Purple Coneflower.
Getting my designs adapted into punch needle is a very time consuming feat so it is slow going for me.
I'm hoping to get the PDF made this week yet and get it listed on my selling sites.

Being Spring is 'supposed' to be here I have added my Strawberries again to my selling site.

Years ago when Doug and I went to Florida bought a jacket for our now 26 year old Jesse - and it has been handed on down to all the little guys since.

He and his grandma Jamie stopped over the other night and so we gave it to Zayne - it was his turn to have it....it's a tad too large for him but come early Fall he will fit it perfectly.

Our grandson Aidan will take his first communion the end of the month and they had a rehearsal of tasking the wine...

Aidan also has glasses now for reading!!

We haven't been anywhere to purchase anything new for the house, mainly because of being busy and also we just don't need anything else!
But we did get out on Friday for a rotten rainy day getaway and went to Gurnee Mills to see how that place has changed over the years since we had last been there - forgot how HUGE that place is and we walked the entire place. Needless to say when you reach the end YOU HAVE TO WALK BACK lol

After purchasing a pair of summer Keds we stopped at the Rainforest Cafe for a late lunch and to get more energy for the walk back.

I did a counted cross stitch way back in 1988 on one of the first 'girls trips' to Lancaster, PA.
It is Central Market in downtown Lancaster. It's one of my favorite pieces I have stitched but didn't like the frame after so many years so I re did it last week and like it much better. It might need a mat but not sure - what do you think?

That's all I have for this week.
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week



  1. Karen.... How cute that all your kids have passed along the jacket!! I can see why it's a hit, with all the characters on the back!
    Loving the new framing (and the wonderful stitching) of Central Market! It's a beautiful red, and I like it just as it is framed.
    Hope you're having a good week!

  2. Hi Karen! Yep, the weather around here has been the pits. But today is pretty nice and looks like 70 for the weekend. Fingers crossed. The jacket tradition is so sweet. Gurnee Mills is a twice yearly event for my daughter and I - goodness that place is big! I'm still puzzled as to why it was designed in such a way that you have to walk all the way back to the beginning! What a workout. Love the Keds, too - my favorite go too comfy shoe for ever. Have a fantastic rest of the week! Jane

  3. What a difference a frame makes. A mat would look nice but it's great without it too.

  4. What a fun jacket!!!
    I like the cross stitch sans mat. Just my two cents worth.
    Hugs :)

  5. What a sweet tradition with the kids' jacket. I love things like that. The framed cross stitch, the black frame looks perfect. Wow at that Central Market cross stitching. You are so fortunate to live in the wonderful cultural area where you are :)

  6. What a great idea about the jacket. Your little grandson looks like a real sweetie. I think the stitched piece looks good without a mat.

  7. I love that tradition with the jacket! I think the cross stitch looks great, much better with the black frame! Good to "read" you! Take care!

  8. Great jacket!
    As an artist, the CROSSTITCH would look better with a mat. I like the new frame much better also. But that's me....either way the work looks beautiful!
    I'm glad your doing well.....you both look great!

  9. Those cartoon characters bring back memories!
    I love your new frame, it does look a lot better. I don't think it needs the mat.

  10. I love the passing down of the jacket! Your meds are really cute!

  11. I love the passing down of the jacket! Your meds are really cute!


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