Monday, April 15, 2013


Good afternoon from sunny (for right now) upstate NY.   I have a finish to show  that I have fallen in love with.  It is a Stacy Nash Primitives pattern from Market 2013 Spring Flowers Pinkeep.  The pattern was designed to be a pinkeep but I decided to frame mine.  The frame is from Hobby Lobby.  My friend Karrie had a frame just like this one and was trying to find the right project to use it on.   When I completed  the stitching on this kit we decided that this frame would be a perfect match.   I ordered my frame on line from H-L. Karrie borrowed my pattern and stitched it up for her frame too. If you click on the picture you will see a close up of the frame and notice how well the colors match.

Speaking of Karrie, I would like to show you what she made me and another friend for Christmas this past year.  The pattern name is Mini Quaker Stitches by Jeannette Douglas Designs.  Karrie stitched it all in one color and mounted it on Treenware Boxes.  The first one below is how Debbie displays hers. She has  some goodies inside her box and has the lid on the side.  Isn't she clever?

This is my box that sits on the coffee table in my living room.

 I had some floss and scissors in mine but I cleaned it out for the photo shoot.

Here is a picture of the side of the box. I love how it is distressed to look old.

I mentioned sunny when I started this post.  The pictures below are from yesterday afternoon.  It was cloudy and dark most of the day and then this racket started outside.  I took these pictures just as the hail started.  The hail was pea size.  It hurt when it hit you or me as it was.  I didn't stay out  long.

I hope that it is the last bit of winter I see for quite a while.  Now it is time to get dinner started.  Tonight we are trying out a pintrest recipe.  Thank you for stopping by.  I love reading you comments.   Enjoy the rest of your week.  I am off to stitching with friends tomorrow and a trip to Burlington VT on Friday.  Busy, Busy!! 

Hugs and Stitches,


Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh Pat, I just love that frame!!! It's just stunning. Karrie is a wonderful friend. Love the design and the Treenware Box.

Cathy B said...

Wonderful projects. I like the distressed look of the boxes too!

Stina Blomgren said...

Oh..absolutely wonderful cross stitch.... Both your and your friend...and so tiny...:0)

Hail..oh fun...well here in the north of Sweden...winter still holds it's grip...but ...but...;0) the big melting has begun!!! :0). HOOOORAY!!!
kviltstina at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

Yuck on the hail!!!!
Love the boxes ~ so very pretty!! And that frame is perfect ~ love it!!!!

toofarnorth said...

Pattie, the frame is so beautiful and love the color and that box, such a treasure especially with those treasures in it!
So glad I looked at your site tonight, made me smile.

toofarnorth said...

Just thought I should tell u, in case u don't know, this is me, Betsy Brown who just made the comment!