Contrary To Popular Opinion....................

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. For one reason or another I just didn't feel like blogging for the last little while. I didn't do a lot of stitching but I did manage to finish a few pieces.

Pattern: Joy and Peace -Sheep
 Designer: Little House Needleworks
 Fabric: 30 ct  Straw
 Thread: DMC

Pattern: Swirly Snow
 Designer: Whispered by the Wind (Mari McDonald)
 Fabric: 16 ct Black aida
 Thread:Olde Willow Stitchery - 074 Northern Lights (Hand-dyed)

Pattern: Paws Off
 Designer: Dragon Dreams (2005 JCS Christmas)
 Fabric: 32ct Beige
 Thread: DMC

Pattern: Sew Gigi
 Designer: iStitch Designs
Fabric: 40ct White
 Thread: Carrie's Creation - Joy Noel (Hand-dyed Silk)

I have also participated in a couple of exchanges (Stitched with Love Exchanges) in the last couple of months - Spring into Easter (pictures below) and My Favourite Things (pictures to follow) which I just mailed out to my partner yesterday.   I will be participating in the current one - Patriotic Stitches.

Above are the wonderful things sent to me by Janet.  I just love the pillow!!!!!!!


And this is what I sent to Lisa.   The design I stitched is freebie from Passione Ricamo.

I probably have done more reading the  stitching lately.   You can see what I have read to date here.   I am up to 41 books and have changed my goal for this year from 50 to 75.   I have 3 books on the go right now - Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen (hardcover), Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (e-book) and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (audiobook).

Well, I want to get back to stitching now and watch the episodes of The Game of Thrones we PVR'd.  I am really enjoying this series.   I am so glad my brother told me about it.

I will try to get back sooner next time.    Take care and happy stitching!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Wow Loretta, you have finished a lot! I love the Swirly Snow ornament. The exchanges are wonderful too.
    I have not been reading much at all. I really need to change that. I am so far behind.
    Have a great Sunday. I can't wait to see what you stitched for the Patriotic exchange.

  2. Lovely finishes sweetie :) And a great exchange!!! :D
    hugs&smiles to you

  3. Well done on the finished pieces.

    I loved the Pillars of the Earth.

  4. Gorgeous finishes and exchanges both sent and received. My hubby loves game of thrones.

  5. Lovely exchange pieces and finishes!

  6. Beautiful finished pieces. :)

  7. Lovely finishes! You received some nice gifts too!

  8. Pretty finishes Loretta, just love swirly snow.
    Two wonderful exchanges too.

  9. Nice to see you posting!

    I love Swirly Snow. And your finishing looks great.

  10. Happy to see you're back. Seems like you've busy though. Lovely finishes and exchanges.