Saturday, April 23, 2011


I started this wip from Sheepish Designs so many years ago, and since I made a decision to finish them one by one after so many years of having them put aside. I decided to put a simple border on it since I felt something was missing on it after I finished it and felt it looked good. I also put the initials under the ballon of Alex and Grant since there are two boys in the air ballon and under the crowns I put the initials of my daughter and my son-in-law. So I decided that they would love this sampler for their anniversary, so I am off the hook now since I will not have to go out and look for a present. I will take a picture and share it with you all when I get it back from the framer. I will be crossing my fingers that they like it since I personalized it just for them.

Here is Grant who is two years old, having his first ride on a pony, he really loved it so much that his mom and dad had a hard time getting him off of him, he wanted to take the pony home, he had a great time. So I guess this will be a weekly adventure for him this summer.

I also ordered these six graphs that I had my eyes on for quite a while, but I really want to finish all my wips first before I start on these, I still had some money left over and ordered some graphs and scissors from  Pineberry Lane that I wanted. I will take pictures of them and show them on my next post. So there went my gifts certificates, but at least I spent it on something that I wanted.

Since I had received some gift certificates for my birthday and I never got to spend them since I really didn't see anything I wanted. But nosey  me had to go and check out Anita's Little Stitches and saw all these new scissors and I went bananas with not just one or two of them, but nine of them, I know I should not have done that but the temptation was there, so I just ordered them and received them 2 days later, wow that was a quick delivery. I also had ordered the cross scissors since I love crosses and Anita was so sweet and sent it to me as a gift. Love, love the cross scissor it is so well crafted and beautifully made. Thank you Anita for your wonderful gift, I will treasure it always.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter and hope all the mothers and grandmothers have a wonderful time with their children and grandchildren on their Easter egg hunt. God bless you all, Vilma 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday, News and Wip

I was finally able to finish the wip of The Little Fat Birds from Sheepish Designs that I started years and years ago. When I started stitching this design I used silk threads on 32 count Linsey-Woolsey that the Scarlet Letter use to carry years ago. I will take a picture when I get it framed and share it on my blog so you all can see what it looks like framed. I am working on another wip that I will share real soon.

 Nice trip to Dollywood for the grandchildren, the had a wonderful time and it was so wonderful to see Dolly Parton in her antique car waving to everybody, she looked wonderful and Grand enjoyed the rides.


Wow did we get a big hail storm the other week, with strong winds and lots of rain, lots of roofs in the Greenville are got damaged, ours included so thank goodness for house insurance because we are having a new roof installed in our house, but it was nice to see it from inside the house.

Last but not least, I want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful and wonderful daughter Jeannette, her birthday is tomorro April 4th. happy birthday daughter, you are the best, love mom.

Blessings to all of you, Vilma