26 December 2012

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas...

Just a few photos from Christmas at my house....

Hope your Holiday was Beautiful....and with family....I hope all of you have a Blessed and Healthy and Happy New Year,
Peace and Love,


24 December 2012

Christmas Eve

22 December 2012

Twas the Sat before Christmas...

Hello Everybody,

Well,today is the last weekend before Christmas....all the presents have been bought, wrapped about 1/3 so far, grocery  shopping today for cookie ingredients and Ham for Christmas, although I do have the pies (bought them from Wisc., a placed called "The Elegant Farmer" you can google it, oh my gosh they have the Best Apple Pies cooked right in a Bag and they  will ship to your door).   You can see where my priority is....Must have the Pies!!!

The days are just flying, time is flying and just wanted to tell all of you that follow my blog, I hope each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year filled with Health and Hope and Peace....hold your family close, appreciate one another, for in a blink of an eye our lives can change -

May God Bless You All,,


20 December 2012

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it.....

Finishing Mr. Skinny Snowman:

Add a heart to Mr. Skinny :)



17 December 2012


Does anyone know where to purchase a pattern named Eastwood Village??  I believe it was a BOM in Australia???  Can't find where to buy this pattern,  Thanks and Hugs,

Mary :)

16 December 2012

Some Stitchin Done...

Hello everyone!

Finished ALL Christmas Shopping early, so have been trying to catch up on some of my stitchin projects, here is an update,

Added eyes and buttons onto Skinny Snowman (also check out the bird on his had....found that in my button box, had to add :)) Although the camera makes his eyes look weird :(

And, this wallhanging that I just Love, Love Love to stitch at night, all the leaves are done, one stem and now working on flower...

Hope everyone is having a Peaceful Sunday,



P.S.   Also, changed my header - am trying to get in the Christmas Spirit around here...changed some pics on my sidebar too, just updating....life around here is always changing.....

15 December 2012


Some of you already know, but my oldest, Kate is engaged to her best friend, Chris, and their photographer just posted on his blog some pictures for their engagement....http://bit.ly/Ru7haz,  I hope this works, Kate & Chris are on there. 

When I started typing this it was Friday afternoon, and then I put the television on.....may God Bless and Be with all those families that are grieving.  What a Tragedy!!  I can't even imagine....those families my heart is just breaking for them,

All my hugs and prayers to them all,


09 December 2012

All because of one little girl and her coin....

Isn't this Beautiful!  Had to share, Reminded me of the little drummer boy, wach the elderly lady and the kids, music brought them together because of the kindless of one little girl and her coin and smile...so beautiful , be kind to one another!!!  Beautiful things can happen

Feel free to  copy,  Many Hugs, Mary

08 December 2012

Stitchin with my Friday Friends..

Hello All,

Here is what I worked on Fridday Night.....I saw this pattern in the Primitive Quilts Winter issue, so I thought I would give it a try since I absolutely love, love Snowmen....The muslin I picked was kind of different...I have had it in my stash for a very long time it is strips of muslin sewn together, that was the material, so I purchased it about 4 years ago because I loved the dimension, not knowing what I would use it for, well,.....I used it for my snowman and it turned out really cute (so far)

Here is a close up of the muslin fabric....I still have to put eyes and sew on scarf, and add buttons...but it was fun sewing all night, this is a  really easy pattern by the way....
Well, thank you ladies for letting me sew along,

Hope everyone has a blessed and safe weekend,

Many Hugs,


07 December 2012

Just joined this group.....am going to post tomorrow what I got done....so exciting!!!  It's their last Fri meeing for 2012 but will start up again in 2013.... Yeah!!
  Hugs, Mary

05 December 2012

Its Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday...

Hello everyone,

Yes, I think I have officially lost it.....picked up Christmas Cards I made of Cooper, my yellow lab male...my baby....yes, he is my baby.  He goes to work everyday with Hubby and I work for Hubby part-time, so he is always by one of our sides....He loves when we go to the Bank to make deposits from work because there he is greeted by the tellers with Bones - his fav!!! :)  Soo at halloween, I made cards and gave the Bank and the Mailman and coworkers one from Cooper, sooooooooooo I just had to make ones for Christmas..... want a peek?
 I put reindeer ears on him, he looked soooo cute!!!  Was a  little upset with me, though, did not like them at all, but he endured...Such a good boy!!

Alright, I will stop about my puppy dog but he is a cutie,

Happy Wednesday everyone,

Lots of Hugs,


29 November 2012

Oh my Gosh, Oh my Gosh, Oh My...

Hi Everyone,

I am completely obsessed with this new Primitive Quilts and Projects Winter 2012 Issue.....I took a picture of the table of contents, I really want to make each and every Project...Oh and they have a hooked rug, a Horse!!  I have never hooked a rug but am thinking of making one.....WOW!!  I am definately going to make that Snowman Wallhanging, Why?  Because I am forever in love with Snowmen!!!

Oh soooo excited, have to calm down now, and get to the projects at hand!  Notice I say project(s), yes, more than one!!!!!!!  Hope I can complete everything by Christmas....well, we do have one more week in there, YEAH!!

Sorry my picture taking has a lot to be improved upon!!  Sun was coming in...well, hope you enjoy,



26 November 2012

Some stitching done....

Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend, I did a little "stitching" on my Sue Spargo table runner....it is a new stitch for me "couching" done by hand, not machine,  I think that is how you spell it, well, this was a first for me...didn't come out all that bad....ok on to the leaves....

Happy Cyper Monday!!!  Be Safe!!



Oh and have to add my nieces' wedding was on Fri, here is a sneak peak at her coming down the isle...  sooooo pretty!!!!  Congrats Jackie and Kyle!!!

22 November 2012

One down, three more blocks to go...


Finished first block, now on to block 2, I think I have to move the bottom leaves a little though, but haven't basted it down yet... but this is what I have so far,

I changed the stem colors and reds a little, so two will be this one and one will be like the first... The first block is all done, sewn by hand (loved every single minute of it)....it really does take away anxiety, just saying, by hand sewing....

Anyways, I wish all of you a Beautiful Thanksgiving Day!

All my Hugs,

Mary :)

21 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to All...

Ok I had to do it,

Cooper and I say Happy Thanksgiving, yes he has had a bath and is in his Turkey collar, Enjoy...

Hugs, Mary

13 November 2012


Ok, OK it's not me, but a gal can dream, right?????

:) Mary

Also working on this one

Hi Bloggers,

Ok, who doesn't just love Sue Spargo???  Well, I started this little table runner about 3 mo ago, but am thinking of finishing this one up for Christmas for my sister, so here is the cover of the book that I REALLY want to do and my table runner.  I don't know all the fancy stitching but am going to give it a go. 

Happy Sewing,



11 November 2012

Says it all...I think...Hugs, Mary

02 November 2012

Still working on this one...

Hello Lovely Bloggers,

Yes, I am still, still, working on this one.  I am hand stitching (why???), should have machine appliqued but I like to work on at night, well, that is what I used to do, but have been soooooooooooooooooo busy with what, I don't know, but anyhow, back to this...maybe I can get it done by Christmas?   It has 4 blocks total!!!  Oh my :)

Well, have a great Weekend,



Am starting to think of having another small quilt swap, any takers???

Not quilting but...

Hi Everyone,

I hope this Friday finds everyone safe and well....My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy..  I have sooooo many fond memories of vacationing for years (since childhood) on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  My aunt (my mom's only sister/sibling) had a seaside home on the Island.  All my summers were spent there along with my three sisters.  My aunt and uncle actually lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, but spent their summers at the "shore" and we were apart of those summers.   Both my aunt and uncle have passed away years ago, but they taught us the love of the great Atlantic Ocean and it's seaside communities.  All our vacations after they died have been in the Outer Banks, North Carolina because we still love and cherish the Ocean and all it's Beauty.  I wish there was something I could do sitting here in the midwest, I feel so helpless!!  If anyone knows of anyone from Illinois and how to help, please email me, my heart goes out to all those people and I feel so helpless!

In other words....my ideas on the New York Marathon....I know people have trained and planned, but ARE THEY SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  People are out of power and no heat or food and they are thinking of progressing with this Marathon????

And while I am on a role here -- where is Obama and Romney????   First 911 Attack on our Embassy and Now this Hurricane...HELLO  - Campaigning - I am sooooo sick of this Election....the fighting the dirty ads....bottom line America needs help!!!

OK I'm done with my ranting....again anyone in IL who knows of helping the East Coast, please let me know,

God Bless Everyone,


26 October 2012

Really cool quilt patterns....be ready to be amazed

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.

How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. Interestingly enough, he said, 'The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise. Gradually, the reason has become photographing them, and I am considering buying a better camera.” Spectacular art for the sake of exercise!