Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Recently, Rachel tagged me - I need to tell you six weird things about myself. Well, this should be easy...

1) At work, my closest friends call me "Bette" - I will answer to Bette too!

2) Note that "Bette" is spelled with an "e" and not with a "y" - just another weird little thing.

3) I love to do laundry.

4) I hate to cook - my sister-in-law wanted to buy a sign for my stove that read "For display purposes only" - she didn't buy it because her mother thought it would be mean. My family and I thought it would be perfect for me!

5) I don't drink coffee, but I love coffee flavored things - coffee flavored candy, coffee flavored ice cream, etc.

6) I'm a neat freak - everything must be in its place.

So there you have it. Six weird things about me.

Over the weekend I completed the finishing on three exchange gifts; they are now in the hands of the US Postal Service. I'm trying to finish a Hardanger curtain panel now - will try to get a picture in the next day or two.

Oh, and by the way - I have an ornament finish to share too, the SAL was this weekend. I'll try to snap a photo tonight.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Just wanted to let you know that I'm still around - just haven't had much time for blogging. I've done a little bit of stitching, but can't show pictures yet.

Have you seen the new designs from The Cat's Whiskers?

And what do you think about the LHN/CC/Kelmscott Designs collaboration to be released at Nashville?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pay It Forward #1

I mailed out my first PIF gift this week and forgot to take a picture of it! Drop in at Katrina's blog to see it. As many of you know, I enjoy stitching Hardanger too, so I sent Katrina a small Hardanger doily, stitched in shades of pink (Needle Necessities overdyed pearl cotton) and used the leftover fabric and floss to make her a small scissors fob.

While you are there, take a look at her first finish for the year. She personalized the Bent Creek Spring Snapperland by adding a cute little old lady to the chicken coop block to remind her of her grandmother!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Quaker Exchange Received

I thought I was going to be better about blogging more regularly in the New Year; that hasn't exactly happened yet, has it?

Helen received the Quaker exchange that I sent to her. It's from the With My Needle "Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities" booklet using Ackworth Quaker motifs. I used an antique white Belfast linen and Crescent Color's Blue Moon thread. Pretty cute, don't you think?

Saturday, January 06, 2007

First Finish for 2007!

As promised, here's a picture of peaches. I had stitched all but the large cat and the border last fall, so this was quite easy to finish the other night. Not sure if I'll make this into a little pillow or a pinkeep - it's going into the finishing pile for now.

LHN/CC Peaches

I also worked on DT Game Board Sampler today. I hope to stitch two squares per week. Today I stitched the little robin and the house to the left. A group of us have a SAL going - let me know if you would like to join us!

The Drawn Thread - Game Board Sampler

Planning to work on my SBEBB house exhange piece tonight. Today I mailed the Winter Quaker exchange piece and my first Pay It Forward. Forgot to take a picture of the Pay It Forward piece!! Once it is received, perhaps the recipient will post a picture on her blog!

Off to stitch some more. Have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A Few Final Pictures

I realized that I had a few more pictures of finishes in December that I had not shared with you (they were gifts). I was pretty busy stitching ornaments all month!

This ornament that I sent off to my cousin. It's the Sweden Heart Ornament from Victoria Sampler:

And, here's the LHN ornament from one of the recent JCS Ornament issues:

Last night I finished "Peaches" one of the LHN/CC collaborations. I had started it in October and then put it aside with all of the holiday stitching that needed to be done. Will try to post a picture tomorrow night. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Welcome 2007!

We're enjoying a quiet day at home today. The winter storm warning only amounted to about two inches of snow, much of which has melted today with the warmer than normal temperatures we're experiencing here in MN.

I promised to share some pictures with you - on Saturday, I received a package from Barbara. Barbara sent bookmarks for my local EGA's service project - Bookmarks for Literacy. The bookmarks will be given to adults who are learning to read. Our final turn-in is at the January meeting - I'll update you later this month on the total number of bookmarks we collected. As you can see in the picture, in addition to the four bookmarks stitched by Barbara, I managed to stitch two additional Hardanger bookmarks. Thank you Barbara for contributing to this worthy cause!

Barbara also had my name for the SBEBB Winter Quaker exchange. The only requirement was to keep with blue and white colors. Barbara stitched this lovely scissors fob - I love the reindeer design!!! Then she spoiled me with several other goodies. I'm particularly taken by the pattern for an ornament from The Needle's Content - I won't be waiting until next Christmas to stitch this one!

I've done quite a bit of stitching in the past few days - stitched and finished the Winter Quaker exchange for my exchange partner, also stitched and finished the first of my five Pay It Forward gifts. Looking forward to getting both of these mailed during the week.

This week a group of us is re-starting our Drawn Thread Game Board Sampler SAL. You may recall that several of us were working on this last year about this time. Things kind of fizzled out in June. Well, we're back at it again and even more determined to make good progress on this project. If you are interested in joining us, just send me an e-mail.

Best wishes to all of you in 2007! Happy Stitching!