Friday, May 24, 2013

A Wonderful Win

Hi friends,I hope that you all are doing ok this Friday morning.The weather has turned cool for today.Do you have any big plans for the weekend? Me,well I hope to work in my flower gardens.Not real exciting but it needs to be done.It is always fun to play in the dirt.

It has been a very hard week for a lot of the folks in the heartland .My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those struggling with the aftermath of the terrible storms  of this week.

As the title of the post hinted,I have some lovely goodies to share with all of my wonderful friends.Shirlee of The Easily Influenced Stitcher recently held an awesome surprise giveaway and I was blessed to be one of the seven winners.Yes, you read that right the ever generous Shirlee gave away 7 prize packages to celebrate her two years of blogging.We knew the theme of each category but not what items we would receive,fun huh! I thought so too. Really folks if you don't know Shirlee please check out her blog.She is ever so sweet, funny and she is just a flat out awesome stitcher.I feel so very blessed to have Shirlee in my life and to call her friend.A visit to her blog is always fun and interesting,she has a wonderful way of telling a story.Thanks Shirlee for hosting the giveaway and congrats on two years of great blogging! Here are the wonderful goodies I got in the mail..
A large wooden plate,so pretty!

A lovely sheepie!
Love this little sheep pic

Another Sheep ,so adorable

Two cute sheep soap,that smell yummy!
A beautiful card that needs to be framed.

Yep,I won the sheep package!Yippee me!As I said Shirlee was so generous.I never dreamed that she would send so many awesome things.Thanks so much sweetie! Hubby doesn't know it yet but he is going to build me a new shelf for my things. I am sure that he thanks you as well.LOL! Shirlee is hoping to sell her house soon and is dealing with some medical issues so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Well this post is a tad later than anticipated, but life or should I say my mamma has been keeping me busy.LOL! The way I see it she comes first because I know if positions were reversed that she would do the same.Someday hopefully my blogging will become more consistent.I have been reading your  blogs but for some reason on  a lot of them I can't seem to leave a comment.

To all of my friends near and far it is my wish that you have a safe and happy holiday weekend.God Bless you all.Hugs,Jen

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Words seem inadequate this morning for the folks dealing with the aftermath of the destructive storms of the past day or two.My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you.May the Lord comfort you in the hours to come.Hugs,Jen

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Beautiful Postcard and a few finishes

Good morning friends! The sun is finally shining and the skies are pretty and blue today.Here in Kentucky we have been having a lot of rain for the last week.I don't really mind the rain as it is refreshing the land by giving the flowers and fields a much needed drink.I know that the grass in the yard has really jumped up,time to hop on the mower and get it taken care of before it gets out of hand .

I wanted to share a beautiful postcard that Danice of Homespun Hannah's sent to me .If you click on her name it will take you to her post about postcards becoming obsolete.The really neat thing about this postcard is that Danice made it!! Here let me just show you what I  am talking about with the card,it is great.

Thanks so much Danice!When ever I see this postcard I will be sure to think of you.You are such a sweet and talented lady.

Since it has been raining this week I decided to finish up some on going projects.I had stitched these earlier in the Spring but never found the time to finish them.It may be getting late to use  them this season but I will have them for next year,Well that is if I don't forget where I store them.LOL!
I just loved this pattern!

 The next one is probably my most favorite of these finishes...

Here is a close up of how I painted the frame,it started off  a yucky yellow.

This is another Spring stitching piece that was made into a ditty bag
Last but not least is this punch needle strawberry.It is not that great because the rabbit is kind of all wonky but it is a first attempt at doing such a project.Gotta take the bad with the good and laugh at your mistakes.

Well at the start of this post I wished you a good morning at the end I will wish you a good afternoon.It has taken me nearly four hours to get my pics uploaded to blogger.Yes I am frustrated but my  mouth has not uttered one bad sound.LOL! Honestly  I can not blame blogger,I had my camera set to large and the  pics were huge that I was trying to upload.Sadly, I did not figure that out until the last two pics were uploaded.

I hope to be back in a couple of days with more pics and another post until then stay safe my friends.May you all be richly blessed.Hugs,Jen