31 December 2010

Keeping my fingers busy.

Needed something to keep the items on my bedside table organized. Had this really great couple of pieces of material in my stash. Now I know where my glasses are and a flashlight if I need it. The remote is in the bigger pockets.  AS YOU CAN SEE, I LOOOVE PURPLE!!!


This is the PIF I received from Cath in the UK. Isn't it just toooooo Cute.
Now I will be having a PIF. Three people who comment on this entry will receive within the next year a PIF from me. Make sure I have a way to contact you in your comment. If more than 3 comments, I will use a random number generator to choose the 3 winners.

30 December 2010

OMG!!!!!! SNOW!!!!

We have snow in Lake Havasu City!!! It not only hailed but snowed last night. The snow is still holding on the hills behind us. Pics later.

24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to All !!!!!!!!

Had some computer problems last weekend. Just got back online today. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Health and Happiness to all.. God Bless.

14 December 2010

Ornaments Again!!!

More pics of ornaments finished for this year.

Ornaments Finished!!!!!

These are all the ornaments that I have stitched this past year. Some were done just at the end of last year as is evident by the date on them.

05 December 2010

Exchange Mailed!!

I mailed my final exchange for the season. When it arrives I will publish a pic of the ornament. 

30 November 2010

Finally pics of Exchange Received!!!

I finally have a pic of the ornament I received from Joanne. The Exchange was organized by Sassy Mini Dolls. Thank you for a great Exchange.

23 November 2010

Exchange Received!

This is the ornament that I sent to Laura in Spain. She has received it now and I can show it to you. The top pic is the front, 1 over 1 on 28ct evenweave. The design is from Russia, Aliola, called the Galloping Deer. The bottom pic is the back. I personalized it with our initials and the year. Edited 11-29-10.

19 November 2010

Signed up for quilting class!!

I am going to take a class for a pieced welcome sign, with a western theme. I needed a present for my DIL and it is perfect. Really looking forward to it. It is on Dec 11, all day. Now to get the supplies together.

16 November 2010

Exchange Sent

I got my 3rd exchange off in the mail yesterday. Now the final one is in the works for mailing by Dec 1. Will publish pics when it is received overseas.

13 November 2010

Exchange Received!!!

This is the exchange I sent to Potel, in France. It has been received and I can now publish the pics. Thanks to Potel for taking the pic as I wasn't able to when I sent it. I will mail my next one on Monday.

03 November 2010

Exchange Received

This is the exchange that I sent to Joanne. She sent me a beeswax bear. I have yet to take a good photo of it. I am hoping that she will post a pic and I can steal it to post here.

Exchange Received!!!

Received this lovely item from Ohlala Broderie, Potel. Doesn't she do just perfect work. I am very happy with this exchange. You can't see it but the fabric is iridescent. This is the second of 4 exchanges that I am involved in this fall. I have sent out 2 and am working on the 3rd and 4th. I am waiting for my 1st partner to post pics so that I can put them on my blog. I still don't have a computer to put data on. The 1st was a beeswax bear with iridescent coloring on the front. Happy Fall !!!!!!

22 October 2010

Exchange Received!!

I entered an exchange at The Sassy Mini Dolls and have received from my partner. JoAnne Balaz. You can see it on her site. I don't yet have the ability to put up pics. I will get JoAnne's out soon. I have 3 others going that are do between Nov 1 and Dec 1. I love this time of year as I meet lots of new people through exchanges.

19 October 2010

Chart Wanted

Can anyone help me find or do you have a copy of Cross Eyed Cricket #140 "Keepsake". I have #141 Keepsakes II and would like to stitch the other 6 in the Brides Tree Ornaments. I would love any help you can give me. I am using a borrowed computer so I am not online as often as I would like to be. Send me and email. It is in my profile. Thank you to all in blog land.

08 October 2010



I am borrowing a computer to get email and to try and keep up with my blog reader. I am not going to be posting any pics for a while. I am involved in 4 exchanges and have to get them done. I lost most of my patterns and my Gift Of Stitching Digital magazine copies. A friend is going to dump my hard drive but that won't be for a couple of weeks. Seems the mother board on my 10 year old computer decided to have a nervous break down. I am left with the Christmas patterns I have already printed off and some books of patterns that I have from years ago. Hope my partners aren't too picky. More later, gotta go.

16 September 2010

Happy Dance!!!

This is a wedding banner I designed for my brother. The first pic shows the whole thing including the fringe. The second is a close-up, the third shows the beading on the top conch.
My brother is big into Native American things. I used a border from a pattern I got online. The bear is from a book of Native American charts.

A Great Cause!!!! A Quilt For Sue!!!

Click the photo to go to Lizzie's blog post. She is collecting orphan quilt blocks to make into a quilt for a friend who is treminally ill. Sue was a quilter before her illness made it impossible to continue. Let's all help Lizzie show her friend how much quilters love each other.

14 September 2010

Wild Ride!!!

This past month has been really hectic. Youngest son is still off work and has now lost his job due to this accident. Lost his housing as well. Lawyers working on the problems but nothing good yet. I did have a really great surprise though. I won a giveaway on Ornaments. Orna Willis the designer made a needle case and I won it. It is made of Suede and has a piece of original Orna Willis canvas work on the front.

05 September 2010

A Birthday Give Away!!!

Reflections of a Desert Rat--is having a give away to celebrate her birthday. Sounds like fun, go check it out.

20 August 2010


This week has been one of ups and downs. Started with my fibromyalgia on the rampage. Then on Tuesday my youngest called and he was rear ended in his Pickup. Doc said off until Monday let the muscles heal. Back in the ER on Thursday because of severe headaches and found out he has a grade 2 concussion. Now he is off work for about 3-6 weeks depending upon how he heals. Truck is totaled as the car went underneath and did the suspension in. He finally has a great job and is happy and this happens. Only thing to do is pray and know that God will do his will.

August Ornament

This is the August ornament for my 2010 Ornament Challenge.
Freebie from Mausimoms Freebies
28 Ct Evenweave Off White
1 over 1
DMC colors-310,320,368,498,869,921

17 August 2010

Blue Ribbon Designs Give Away!!!!

Blue Ribbon Designs is having a milestone give away. She has reached 200 followers. She has 3 different prizes to give away. I love her designs. Go have a look.

02 August 2010

July Ornaments and TUSAL

These two are the ornaments I finished for my monthly ornament challenge.

This is my entry for the July TUSAL. I am way behind in publishing by photo.

12 July 2010

Great Give Away!!!

Jan at Belafonte Notes is having a giveaway for her granddaughters 1st birthday. A Vera Wang bag and it is just full of great things.

01 July 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa Nichols

Grandpa Clifford Nichols
Born July 2, 1902
Died May 30, 1983
He would be 108 tomorrow.
This is my Mom, Me and Grandpa at my wedding 1980.

30 June 2010

Recently received RAKand PIF

PIF received from Mary Kathryn at
ehandcrafts.com this is just to cute.

From Lynn Bruce in England. I sent her some tatting materials and she sent a thank you. Isn't it pretty. And, my favorite color to boot.

TUSAL and ornament of the month!

Ornament for the month of June

TUSAL a little late but non the less.

29 June 2010

Stash Clearout



These are up for grabs. I want $1.50 a piece. This will cover shipping. As you can see they cost $6 and $6.50 new. They have never been used. My email is in my profile. I am not doing much beading and I need to pare down my stash. These will work in x-stitch as well.

16 May 2010

TUSAL update

this is my collection so far. I have done a lot of little things but nothing big. Some ornaments and 2 birthsamplers I am still working on.

09 May 2010



01 May 2010


I have reached 51 followers. I need to have a give away. I don't have anything in mind at the moment but will think on it this weekend and post the give away next week. Thank you to all of my followers. I know I don't post very often but life with a 18 month old is crazy at times. He is my grandson.

A friend of mine whom I do computer work for, online, had a stroke on Thursday evening. He is only 65. I have been a bit addled since. I would go to CA if I could but with only 1 car and the kids need to get to college, it just isn't possible. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Until later, Keep stitching, Keep smiling and always remember to ENJOY!!!

27 April 2010

Just Nan RR- This is what it looked like when I got it.
This is what I put in.

This is what it looks like now.

16 April 2010

Finally a pic of the Sampler 2009

This is my intrepretation of my Sampler 2009. This graph is available in the box at the top of my blog. Sorry for the bad pic but the day is overcast and my light isn't the greatest nor is my camera.

TUSAL update

TUSAL update for April. If you want to join the fun click the link.

12 April 2010

Progress on Remember 9/11

This is the progress I have made on Just Nans-Remember 9-11.

A;pril Ornaments Finished

These are the Ornaments for April. I was able to get 2 done. Sorry for the pics but it is cloudy today. We might get some thunder showers. Doubtful..

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