Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back In Minnesota!

I would like to show you another kit I ordered from Rosebud's Cottage. I saw this kit on the March 17 th post on Roseann's blog. I called the shop and they made up a kit for me with fabrics that I selected. The pattern is Square Deal Centerpiece Quilt. I believe that it is Roseann's own pattern.

These are the fabrics that I ordered. It is Jezebel by Red Rooster. I love this fabric line. Everything that you need is included in the kit. Including the batting and the backing. So it is ready to go when I am.

My package came with two of the cutest little stitchery patterns. They were designed by Roseann also. Roseann is very talented. She has patterns published now in both Spring 2009 Quilts and More (a quilt) and Bags, Pillows & Pincushions. (pincushion)

Well, I am off to bed now. I am way behind in my reading. I will chat soon.


Friday, April 17, 2009

I Want To Move To North Saint Paul Minnesota!

At the very least, I want to visit there someday. I would like to visit Rosebud's Cottage. It is owned by Roseann Meehan Kermes. I have been following her blog for quite some time and I really enjoy it. She and her staff are very pleasant and easy to work with. I have never been to this shop in person only via the Internet and phone. ......maybe someday!

Back on Feb.15 Roseann was posting about A Girls' Nite Out. It sounded like so much fun. I belong to a small stitching group and we meet each week on Tuesdays. Usually we each do our own thing. Cross stitch, quilting, applique, or embroidery. My friends also scrapbook. Well Roseann's project for GNO was a paper covered notebook. I loved the idea. I had never done anything like this before. I sent Roseann an e-mail. She took all the info and made up four kits with a pictures and directions and mailed them to me.
Here is a picture of Debbie's and Karrie's notebook along with mine. We had so much fun making them. I have supplies to make more. Roseann said that I couldn't make just one. She was right.

This is a picture of mine. See the P? I think that it is to pretty to use. But I am going to! I will be back with another project that I saw on her blog that I just HAD to have.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Tomorrow may you find time to do what you love. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or just a normal Sunday I hope that it is a happy day spent with family and friends. Take care and be safe.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

What A Deal!

I have been wanting to get a magnifier for my Ott light. My eyes are just not what they used to be. I would love to get back to my cross stitch. There are so many new patterns out that I would love to stitch. We do not have a Joanns where I live. We do have a Michaels and the cost for the magnifier there was $125.00. I was going to purchase it with the next 50% off coupon I received.
Last week I went to Glens Falls shopping with not one but two ailing friends. I will save that for next time!!! Anyway, one of our stops was Joanns. I wanted to see if they had the magnifier. Sure enough they did.

On closer inspection I noticed a clearance sticker ( 2 of them) on the box. When I saw the price I took the box apart to make sure that all parts were there and not broken. Everything was good. I couldn't believe the deal I was getting. I had my 40% off coupon but knew I couldn't use it as the item was on sale. At the checkout, I gave the coupon to the clerk to use on my order.

To my surprise, she used my coupon on the magnifier. Which made the grand total of the magnifier $7.99. What a deal!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Do You Ever Wonder What People Think About You??

Well maybe sometimes. Most of the time I behave and act appropriately. I think that I am kind, caring and respectful of others.

I guess I do wonder sometimes what Earl, my mailman thinks. Packages from Sweden,Spain, The Netherlands, Australia and loads of packages from here in the US. hmmm!!!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Would You Like To Know A Secret?

Sweden has an ANGEL!!
Yesterday in the mail I received a package.

A lovely package.

In it was a lovely card from my friend Stina.

Inside the lovely package was this beautiful stitched wall hanging. Anyone that knows Stina, knows that she has had a problem with her hand. Look at all the stitching that she has done. It is absolutely beautiful. It is machine quilted and beautifully so.

Yesterday was my stitching day with my friends. I brought it along so they could help take some pictures to share with you. My friend Karrie is behind the quilt.

Stina made a label for the back.

This is the nicest surprise. Words can not express how wonderful I felt when I opened this package and read the card. Thank you so much Stina. You are one of the most kind and generous people I know. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love it and will cherish it always.
Tomorrow I am going to Adirondack Quilts in Glens Falls NY with some friends. I will have to do a little shopping for an angel I know. I will have my pink glasses on (Stina loves pink)! Hopefully I will remember the camera too.