Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Ten Projects

I'm still working out the kinks but have narrowed my list down to what I believe will be my ten projects! Thank you to all of you that left comments-it is interesting to hear what everyone is attempting-My buddy Beth has already dropped out before she has even gotten to "START"...I know she thinks me foolish, ridiculous, perhaps even delusional...but I am always up for something here goes-it may change by tomorrow---

1. Sampler Roundy by Shakespeare's Peddler-to fit into the new round box we just received-so 28 over 1

2. A Bird in Hand by La D Da-We have this stitched as a model here at the shop-I am going to try a couple of different colors

3. To Everything by The Drawn Thread

4. Sewing Bird Pinkeep by WTN/CTS

5. Green Snowman by Shepherd's Bush

6. Tombstone Spots by Primitive Needle

7. Frosty Flakes by Little House

8.Scarlet's Christmas by Chessie and Me or another Chessie and me-The Perfect Tree-still deciding on this one!
9. Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House

10. Bit of Merriment by Erica Michaels

Well--now to put all of these fun projects together! Keep me posted on how your challenges progress-until we meet again, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas-make sure you take time for yourselves-
See you soon-xoxo Molly

Now many I need to figure floss, fabric details will follow---

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Molly's Challenge

Okay, so I've heard about and read about lots of different stitching challenges-many too unstructured for the likes of me. So after much mulling and stewing I have created my own challenge-anyone up for it? Well, read on and try it out!
Pick 10 new projects for 2011-kit them up--get 'em ready! The first project I shall work on during days 1-3 of each month.
Project 2-Stitch days 4-6 of each month.
Project 3-Stitch days 7-9...
Project 4- days 10, 11 and 12.
So you see the granted certain months (ie February) project 10 will get gypped--so project 10 should be an easy one...
Okay, now to pick 10 projects...I will be posting my list-let me know what challenges you are trying or what projects you are going to pick...or what you think of this idea!
Hope all is good with you all and hope you are not overdoing too much!
xoxo Molly

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Week

Greetings, fellow stitchers! Well here we go on this quick slide towards Christmas-how fast the time is flying! I don't know about you but I still have quite a list and very little time left-yikes! And there is no way to hit the "HOLD" button for a bit more time! I did stop to make lace cookies (I know they only take a few ingredients, a quick set up and 7-10 minutes to bake)...I did get my tree up and decorated and did manage to place a few non-nostalgic ornaments down low-those little white fluffy boys have managed to only sniff these low hangers but there is mischief in their eyes. They are waiting for a distraction-a doorbell, an unbalanced load, a smoking oven....they know (as do I) that it is only a matter of time!
I also pulled out a bunch of my stitched Christmas pieces-how fun it is to see all of my old friends-I switch out everyday pictures for these Christmas ones-some I keep up all year long...
The above will be out from By The Bay-appropriately named "New England Winter"...
Well, I hope you are enjoying pieces of your holiday season-or chunks if you are so lucky! Take care and be good-Santa is watching!!
PS Thanks to all of you that came to stitching on Friday-it was a fun evening!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hello Charlotte

A last minute find-new from Mirabilia-Charlotte!
Hope this finds you not too stressed-not too crazy-hope to see some of you on Friday night for stitching but understand if life gets in the way-A huge thank you to Barbara S for the baskets of goodies we devoured today! To Nancy and Elvin thank you for the Edible Fruit arrangement-it was yummy! To Mary W enjoy your kids around you and I hope your mum feels better soon! To Amy I wish you health and happiness soon!
Have a good evening and enjoy the lights and sounds of the season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yahoo-Cliff Lee!

To all of my Phillies compadres-this is such a gift!! To have four fabulous pitchers under one rood-to have Cliff Lee back in Philly-we never wanted to see him go! For him to chose us over the NYY where he could have made more money!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cliff!! You have made the unbearable cold weather bearable-you have given us a hop in our step! I have been wide awake since hearing the news at 6:15AM with hope for a season of entertainment!
For those that aren't sports phans I do hope you are enjoying this season of hope, joy and love-I am loving today!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday's News

Howdy to all-Today's news has 4 designers with new projects for us--the first four seen are from Aury TM Designs-Too Hot...
Too Sweet...

Too Windy (note that some of his head is blowing off!)...

Too Scared (that squirrel does look hunree aka hungry!)...

From Plum Street Samplers comes We Three....

From Just Nan is Snowball....

And last but not least is Snowman Kisses from CherryWood Designs...
I hope you all had a good weekend...Mine was very of my Mom and Dad's dogs (I mentioned earlier she had bladder cancer-had been going through chemotherapy and some other treatments to extend her life) took a sudden turn on Saturday night and was gone by Monday noon- Zoe was a dear soul with a loving heart-everyone that met her instantly loved her-she will be sorely missed...
I will keep you posted on any other new items I see-next Friday the 17th is Stitching at the Ford-looking forward to that---Until we chat again, take care of yourselves!! Molly

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New from Annie Beez

Well hi all! The above will be coming from Annie Beez--cute for ornaments, huh? How are things going for you? I'm heading north this weekend for a Candlelight Celebration at Canterbury which is a Shaker Village in New is a nice way to bring in the Christmas season...
I have two very dear friends that are each going through very dark days right now-during this season of lights, music and joy I don't know how they find the strength to get out of all of you, especially NC and SB I send out my love, prayers and hope for peace.
Until next week, have a good weekend!
PS If you are local there is a food drive at the Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting-Camp Out for Hunger-they take non-perishable food items, pet food, cash donations or you can donate at your local Acme--it is a wonderful thing that the crew at WMMR are doing with Philabundance!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Cyber Monday

Hi all-Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving-wow, did that go fast...I still think we are heading towards Halloween! Yikes!!
I've started my Christmas shopping-I went to the outlets on Friday morning before working and then went to KOP yesterday for a bit-on Saturday I went to several small's it going for you all? I've had the best luck so far at the outlets...
Don't forget that we are having a fabric sale through tomorrow-all in-stock fabrics are 20% off-please let us know if you need info on what's in-stock-we'll be glad to check!
Up above are gorgeous and on their way to us soon-from Drawn Thread-the smaller pieces are meant to be calendar covers but definitely could be small pictures...and they don't necessarily have to say the month--it could be a family name, an address...I also think this would be great in a frame that could be changed each month-even one that has room for calendar pages! I just love the designs!
Well, that's it for today--more tomorrow(OMG that will be the last day of November!)
BTW Thanks for stopping in today, Catherine!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nemo!

Above-new from Primitivebetty-love it!

Here it is Friday again and I feel like I haven't gotten anything accomplished-I spent the day yesterday stitching, grocery shopping and doing laundry and didn't get a single picture of Miss S on her new bed-what a slug! And now today is bubby Nemo's big 1st birthday (a made-up day as I don't know when he was really born) -the above picture was his first night at my house-his little face tells it all-what have I gotten into? But he is such a little imp and loves his big brother, Miley.

Heading to stitching in a few minutes-looking forward to seeing some of you there! I've only brought three projects with me :D
The new Country Cottage Snowflake Serenade and Little House North Wind graphs will be next week-and don't forget about our post-Thanksgiving free gift we give away while supplies last-we also will be having another special on Friday and Saturday-stay tuned...
Have a good weekend, get some stitching in, and thank you to all of you that emailed/called/stopped in with recipes!!
Til next week--Molly

Monday, November 15, 2010

The last Little House pattern of 2010

Happy Monday to all-just cruising through designer's websites and blogs-the above will be the last design in 2010 from Little House-very pretty-can't believe that we will be seeing this weather soon enough and that the end of 2010 is that close-Ugh!
Had a great weekend-Beth and I did a girl's day out on Friday-we went to Sephora, The Loft, Macy's and Cheesecake Factory. Fabulous day from start to end. My only regret is that I went with the Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake (good but not great) and not the new Reese's decadent one with chocolate cake and caramel-I know, I know...I am one of those people! I am still boo-hooing it today!! Stupid! I once went out for dinner and ordered soft shelled crabs and lived to regret that one for weeks-I don't go out that often so when I make those kind of mistakes I don't let go easily!
Jacki was in on Thursday and brought us fabulous Pumpkin Orange muffins--delicious! I am adding these to my bake-a-thon...
Pups are good-I went to HomeGoods on Sunday to purchase a new bed for Miss Sammy (the boys had chewed the side off her favorite bed cover-those boys!!) So I found this adorable pale pink bolster bed-once I got it home Nemo decided that it should be his (all things are his-what a boy!) So after some time he gave it up and now Miss S loves it (picture to come tomorrow!)...they are loving the leaves in the yard-they love that swooshy noise they make when all three of them run to the end!
Well, off to finish ordering supplies for the shop--

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

With Thy Needle newbies

Good morning-We're in for some pretty days with sunshine! Thanks, Catherine for the reminder about the Strawberry Muffins and I would love to get the recipe for the Chocolate, chocolate chip and banana muffins...I'm a recipe whore!! I have a cabinet devoted to recipes, cookbooks and Cooks Country magazines...could be worse...could be drugs or guns or expensive handbags...
The above are new from With Thy Needle..all but the top are punch needle..all are adorable! And you know they are all going to go home with me!!
Well, I have just been attacked with a case of hiccups-so I'm off to drink from the wrong side of my coffee cup-ugh!
Hope you have a good day!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is soooo pretty! New from Country Cottage

Hi all-hope all is good with you! Can't believe the calendar is down to the last few pages-where has it gone?? I'm looking forward to my bake-fest the Wednesday before Thanksgiving-I usually do 5 or 6 pies and 5 or 6 batches of muffins-all between 5PM and midnight-I love it-and I'm always looking for new ideas--I have the two muffin recipes posted on Paulette Stewart's Four Seasons Cafe-sidebar-I have tried her Oreo Freeze and her recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Vanilla frosting-both huge hits... for these recipes!!
So if you have any great recipes--I know I was also looking last year and Catherine, I never tried the recipe you gave me-this may be the year!!
The above is from Country Cottage-not out yet but my favorite from them!!
Well, off to order fabric...have a great day!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's November-Yikes!!

HI all-To those that dared to come visit Beth, Lise and myself on Saturday we thank you!! To Mary W. thank you for the candy--we ate it for lunch (no time for the healthy stuff on Saturday--too busy!) and now there are three pieces left!! Oh my!! To Pat P. thank you for your commiseration about the Phillies and do come to stitching-we miss you!! To Podzi and was good to see you! To Barbara S. we will get lots more in To Diane P. thank you for sending and bringing in Cole Hamel's pic--Good to see you too, Carla S. To the many others that came and kept us smiling we thank you so much! We had a fun day-and we live vicariously through you when we help you pick out projects!!

The above has me jumping for joy-you all know I love these designs and these are spectacular!!

Hope you had a good Halloween-we had 132 Trick or Treaters-lots from the two college campuses nearby-I love both the younger and older kids-all very polite-all eager for some fun. My favorite this year was a little girl and her sister-a peacock and a butterfly-so sweet! Brings back really good memories of my childhood...hope it does for you too!

More soon! M

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coming from Lizzie Kate

Due in next week are the following items plus the last two parts of the Christmas Rules series from Lizzie Kate...pre-order yours today especially the Winter Fob kit as these are limited and we only order so many...I hope all of you are safe and dry-the rain has really started to pick up here and we are hearing threats of tornadoes-yikes!!
Take care of you!! M :D

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New designer and more

Howdy-The above are three designs from a new designer-Nikyscreations...very pretty! As I love deer so much I especially love the ornament at the top! These should be in early November...
Below are two coming from Glendon Place and two coming from Plum Street....
I visited my parents over the weekend and drove back Monday-it was good to spend Mom's birthday with her-a girl that is like a granddaughter to her organized a card party for her and she received over 100 cards-it was fun for her to get so much mail and see just how many people love her!!
It's raining here today-very peaceful-very warm-I know we will have many cold days ahead so we must enjoy the break, right??!
I hope you all are good-enjoy your day and don't forget to tell the people in your life how much they mean to you!
More later--Molly

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Oct 22

Hi all-well, I don't know about you but I am going to enjoy tonight's game so much more than the last two nights-I get so stressed watching our Phillies--and this weekend I'm heading up to see my mom(her b-day is tomorrow) so I won't be able to see the next two (wishful thinking??) games-maybe that's a good thing! Sometimes when I don't watch they do better-am I a jinx?? I definitely will be wearing my necessary attire...
Today's selection of new include Bent Creek, Blackbird Designs, Lila's Studios and Mosey n Me...there have been so many good projects out there-did I tell you I finished Jenny Bean's Halloween and it is hanging here at the shop (temporarily of course!!)...
Have a great weekend-enjoy the sunshine and your stitching!