Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Loving Nature

I have a love for nature in my home, anything connected to nature seems to attract me.  I recently found a cross stitch pattern book called The Four Seasons by Marjolein Bastin.  Of course, I've added one of the bird cross-stitch patterns to my kitchen counter.  This pattern sort of challenged me with so many colors, but actually that is what makes her designs so attractive.  The color of the aida (cross stitch cloth) was oatmeal.  I really liked the way it turned out.  Blessings :O)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Something Sweet Happened . . .

Sometimes something sweet happens when you least expect it . . . those are the best surprises.  I was surprised by someone very dear to me with this beautiful cross bracelet.  Thought I would share some pics, definitely need to get my hands done.  Thank you Jen-Jen :O)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

There is always time to go shopping for a new lipstick . . .

A new lipstick always makes everything new again  . . doesn't it?  Cassandra and I went shopping this past weekend at Brea Mall.  We went to Sephora.  Oh my gosh, there is so much to look at and dabble with at that store.  I was looking for a new shade of lipstick for Spring.  I found this wonderful lipstick by Buxom.  It goes on a little thick but I like the feeling, certainly not drying at all.  The name of the color is "Two Timer", sort of a funny name  . . love it.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My lazy Saturday . . . sewing, of course :O)

The only way I can start my day is coffee and lately Pinterest, along with some blogging too.  I thought I would finish two cross stitch projects I'm been working on lately.  Sewing rick rack trim for a pillow can be tricky sometimes. I've done this for years, but yet struggle at times. This one tried me, only had to pull the stitches out once on one side.  I used seam binding on the other cross stitch project and will used that as a pin cushion.  Both projects were backed with wool felt.  Time to stuff them now.  Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  Blessings!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Easter Celebration

My family and I enjoyed an Easter dinner with some dear friends . . . that's Maddy in the pics above.  Maddy wanted to take some pics with us, I adore this little one.  She's got a big personality and funnier than anything.  She was at my place about a week ago and decided jumping on my bed was a fun thing to do.  This is the funny part, from the hallway she would get a running start and than would jump face first into the mattress laughing, all in her underwear.  Too funny :O) 

 The pic above is Cassandra and Jennifer, a dear friend.  This pic was taken outside during the egg hunt with the kids.  Maddy is Jennifer's baby.  

Here's another pic of my daughter Cassandra and I that day.