Friday, February 24, 2012


A lovely photo of my husband and I that I thought I would share with you all - always fun times and together for 21 years which when you really think about is pretty incredible - even better with 2 little ones! Have a great weekend all - will post a pic of the new Switchits-Winter design tomorrow so be sure to check back! Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Release - "SWITCHITS - WINTER" - Available early March!

Hello my friendly stitchers! I have a new design coming out in the next couple of weeks and wanted to give you all a sneak peek at is called "SWITCHITS - WINTER" and the whole thinking behind the style of design is that I will have each character that appears be comprised of several different pieces that when put together create a whole - sometime you will be able to switch out pieces from one character for pieces of another and so forth. I have a whole head full of great ideas for other Switchits as well so stay tuned. Let me know your comments on this design - I think it is so cute and friendly looking and was a fast stitch plus using that DMC Memory Thread was pretty cool!

Coming up next will be another chart giveaway for "SWITCHITS WINTER" so keep checking back for me to post the latest giveaway sometime in the next couple of days.

We are expecting to get hammered with a late season snow storm starting this Sunday and right into Monday, considering how little snow we managed to get so far this winter, the addition of a possible 12 inches is not quite so welcome - that was our grand total for November through mid-February. SIGH, that is what comes with the territory when you live in the Midwest so I better quit my whining!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

And the winner of the LOVE LETTER kit is.......

Congratulations to LYNN who was the lucky winner of the LOVE LETTER kit this morning - I hope she enjoys stitching it as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Well everyone, today is my birthday and as my husband generously informed me, I am now closer to 50 than I am to 40 - thank you for that wonderful birthday wish dear! Actually, I think being in my 40's is a great time in my life - our 2 kids are will younger (both under the age of 6) and we both find that we make the time to spend with our children doing art projects, playing with them, teaching them and so much more. They are such a spark in our lives and believe me, it took 12 years and 9 miscarriages before we were able to welcome our daughter and then exactly 2 years after that our son arrived. Who could ask for more - a boy and a girl and to make it even better our daughter was born on Mother's Day and our son arrived on Father's Day - let me say it will be impossible to try and top those presents! Although our daughter announced yesterday that she knows what she wants for Mom's birthday - she wants another little brother or sister! Ummmmm, how about a new dolly instead?!! The most I am bargaining for will be a goldfish, trust me! So all of you who still have young kids, do me a favor and give them a little extra love today, just to help celebrate my birthday!

Stay tuned - I will be posting the photo of another new chart release tomorrow called "SWITCHITS - WINTER" and guess what - ANOTHER FREE DRAWING my friends!!!! Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to me - wait, I just remembered it is also FAT TUESDAY for Mardi Gras today - well then, how rude!!!! Just joking!