Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The End of the Year Finishes

This is a Love Quilts square I stitched in Monochrome Pink.  Whew!  I am so glad to be finished with this one. 


At World of  Charity Stitching we are stitching Lighthouse squares to be made into a beautiful quilt for a senior. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some New Finishes

This Kindle Cover was requested by one of the members of my group, World of Charity Stitching, for a sick boy in Pennsylvania.
This was stitched for World of Charity Stitching for one of our current themes-Teacups.

Another Maple Leaf stitched for WOCS-this one was stitched with a Variegated Thread.

Stitched for Love Quilts for Avery B.

Lion, King of the Jungle-WOCS

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In the Summertime

 This is a square I stitched for WOCS.  We are stitching Fruits and Berries.  This chart was a freebie I found on the web a while back and I thought it would make a nice addition to this quilt them.  Looks yummy, doesn't it?

This tote bag I finished recently will be donated to a senior lady at a nursing home, during the upcoming holiday season. These bags are easy to make and they make nice gifts for seniors.  Our group puts some small items in the bags, such as paperback books, playing cards, lotions, pens and notepads.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Contemporary Cloth Fat Quarter Bundle

I won this wonderful bundle of fat quarters:   Pure Elements Fat Quarter bundle given away by Contemporary Cloth at HopefulThreads/Sew BitterSweet Designs!

I've already used a piece of one of the fat quarters to make a pillow for my group, World of Charity Stitching.

Please visit Kristy’s blog to see some of the great charity work she does for others. 

I love to enter contests and I enter as many as time allows.  I’ve won several bundles of fabric and cross stitch items.  In fact, I'm waiting to receive another bundle of fabric I won recently from another blog site. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Few New Finishes

 This Chimpanzee was stitched for Love Quilts USA for a little girl, Hart L.  Her quilt will be made up of chips, monkeys,  and apes. 
 Our group, World of Charity Stitching, is making an Elvis themed quilt and this is my contribution.  I made the chart using PCStitch.  It didn't come out like I would have liked, but I think it will be okay.

                                                         We have a birdhouse/birds theme also at WOCS.  I enjoyed stitching this colorful piece.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just Stitching

I finished this last night for our group, World of Charity Stitching.  It will be given to a senior citizen during the upcoming holiday season.  Our group is making lots of cards for the seniors, so they won't be forgotten, as they sometimes are after they are placed in a care facility.  We hope to be able to brighten their days.

This was a free chart I downloaded from  It was a little bit challenging, as I don't usually stitch lines and words only.  I think it turned out nicely and I'll make it into a tote or wheelchair bag.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Howling at the Moon

Just finished this piece last night for World of Charity Stitching.   It is for a quilt for a senior.  The theme for this quilt is realistic Forest Animals.  When it is completed, I know a senior gentleman will love having this quilt to warm him on cold winter nights.

New Giveaways

World of Charity Stitching is having a sponsored pdf pattern giveaway, starting Monday 9/3/12.  

 Nancy, at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a nice Halloween giveaway.  

Fee at Designs by Fee is having a cross stitch giveaway.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some New Finishes

 This card will be given to a senior citizen during the upcoming holidays.
A small piece to be made into an eyeglass case or playing card case.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love Quilts Square

The basketball is for a quilt to be made for a boy named Charlie F.  He loves sports, especially basketball. 

Boy, am I glad to be finished with all that ORANGE!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Giveaways

There is a wonderful giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler you'll want to enter.  Tell them Peggy sent you and I'll get extra entries!

Another nice giveaway is at Craftymoo

Five Monkeys Fabric giveaway at A Life Full of Laughter.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Summer Stitching

This beautiful heart will be sewn into a quilt for a senior lady, along with about 35 others made by the ladies of our group, World of Charity Stitching.  I used a variegated thread for this stitching project.  
All the hearts will be shades of reds, pinks, cranberry, etc.
This cute little Angel is a Love Quilts square I stitched for a little girl named Aleria.  Her quilt will be made of angels from stitchers from all over the world.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Some New Items Finished for WOCS

 A couple more finishes for World of Charity Stitching.    I stitched the horse silhouette recently and made it into a draw-string bag to give to a young boy for Christmas.  Our group donates totes, bags, backpacks, and quilts to the Favor House (a domestic violence shelter) and to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola, FL.

The cupcake square will be part of a quilt of cupcakes (made by other members of my group) and will be donated to the Century Care Center, in Century, FL.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cotton Blossom Farm - Fabric Winnings

 I try to enter as many contests as I have time and wanted to share with you my most recent winnings.  Cotton Blossom Farm was the sponsor of a recent contest and I won 10 fat quarters of beautiful children's fabrics.  I plan on donating these to my group, World of Charity Stitching, so they can be used to make a child's quilt for our charities.  

If you haven't visited the Cotton Blossom Farm website, please take a look at some of the fabulous fabrics they have for sale. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

HEDWIG, Harry Potter's Owl

Harry Potter Quilt for Love Quilts

I stitched up Hedwig for the upcoming quilt for Charlie.  These are free patterns that the members of Love Quilts are stitching to make a quilt for Charlie.

"Charlie has Asperger's along with the brain tumor, so he gets deeply involved with his interests. Charlie envisions his "bad cells" as Voldemort, with his body fighting them like Harry Potter and his friends with their wands. It's interesting to me how well HP "works" as his current obsession. HP and Voldemort were deeply connected- a little Voldemort in HP, so fighting one hurts the other (surgery and chemo).

And the big thing that struck me while reading the first book aloud with Charlie: Harry Potter was "the boy who lived," which is exactly what I want
  Charlie to be.  Thank you all again. I am having a hard time communicating how much this means to us. The squares are coming along beautifully." 
(from Charlie's Mom,  Karen)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012


World of Charity Stitching
World of Charity Stitching is having a great giveaway.

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Check out this wonderful giveaway that Kiera at Its Sew Kiki is having

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Items for WOCS

These are some of the items I've been working on this summer.  I've not posted for a while, as we went on vacation recently to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.  It is certainly beautiful country out west, but we were glad to get back home again.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Frog on the Pond

Another finish for Love Quilts for a young boy who wanted frogs on his quilt.  

This piece is a small part of approximately 29 other squares that will be made into a quilt for Thomas L.  The stitched squares are made by ladies from all over the country and then mailed to a central location to be crafted into a quilt for a sick child.   Check out Love Quilts if you are interested in helping bring a little comfort to a sick child.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scroll Square

Here it is almost June.  I can't believe the summer is upon us.  It was 98 degrees today. 

I have been stitching, but I haven't posted lately what I've been doing.

Here is a Scroll Square that was designed for my group, World of Charity Stitching, by Kell of Kincavel Krosses.  I finished this one a couple of weeks ago.  Kell is a member of our group and was happy to design a square that the members could stitch to make a beautiful quilt.  The varieties of colors and color schemes is amazing. Our group is stitching 36 of these squares in various colors and the quilt will be created by Bonnie, one of our talented quilters.  The finished quilt will be delivered by Bonnie's daughter to a nursing home, where it will be loved by the senior who receives it.

I decided to stitch my square in shades of pink radiating from the center.  I had thought about using varieated threads and even bought two colors to try, but I did not use them at this time, as I was afraid it wouldn't look nice.  Maybe I'll try the new threads on a smaller piece for a tote bag.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pillow for WOCS

This pillow was stitched and sewn as a special request for my group, World of Charity Stitching for Brandon, age 13, who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.  Before he got sick, he was a very active teenager, playing baseball and doing all the things that boys do.  His family is very religious, so our group wanted to do something special for when he has to be in the hospital for treatments.  We made two pillows for him:  one is the religious one I stitched; and one of the other group members made a special Sponge Bob pillow.  He can take these when he has treatments at the hospital or for when he is just not feeling well at home.  They have removable covers so they can be washed if needed. 

We hope these special gifts will help Brandon and his family to cope during the trying days and weeks ahead.

World of Charity Stitching Giveaway


We'd love to have you sign up to stitch with us at our Yahoo Group .  Come join us!  We're having a lot of fun creating quilts, totes, walker bags, and more and bringing smiles to those who receive them.  Giveaway ends May 3.     Winner will be announced May 4 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Butterfly for Ila, A Little Angel

The beautiful swallowtail butterfly I stitched to be part of a quilt for a little girl named Ila will be given to her family when it is finished.  Sadly, Ila passed away a few days ago before the quilt was finished.  The Love Quilts ladies will be sending it to her family as a reminder that there are people who love others, even though they have never met. 

It makes me sad to think of this little girl never growing up to marry, have a family of her own, and live a full life.  But I know that Ila's family is thankful that she was a part of their lives for the time that God gave them.

This is a reminder to everyone (myself included) that life is short and we should all strive to help others and be the best person we can be.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Love Quilts Hummer for Christopher

This is a piece I finished for Love Quilts for a boy named Christopher.   He loves anything military, especially the Marines.  I changed the colors of the Hummer from bright yellow to camouflage green to make it more like a military vehicle. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baby Bibs Traveling to China

I did something a little different for charity recently:  sewed some baby bibs for orphans in China who love bright colors.  These bibs will be traveling to China  with the Love Without Boundaries Cleft Surgery Team.  The bibs were easy to cut and sew and I really enjoyed making them for these precious babies.  

This new sewing spree was mainly due to a post I saw on Kristy's Hopeful Threads blog.  Kristy does so much for charity and I love to read her wonderful posts about the many functions she does for charity.

I hope to be able to contribute more bibs later in the year. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roosters Are Crowing

This cute little Rooster will be one of eight other squares members of my group, World of Charity Stitching, are making for a lap quilt for a senior citizen in a nursing home.  The variety of squares always amazes me when members are choosing their patterns from their stash.  I found this one in a 2001 Cross Stitchers magazine and it was the perfect size for my square.  I have saved many of my magazines over the years and I can usually find a pattern to stitch that our group chooses for a quilt theme.   I enjoy going through the pages looking at all the beautiful charts.   It brings back memories of when I stitched "this piece or that piece" many years ago. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Swallowtail Butterfly

Another finish for Love Quilts.  This piece was a little more difficult than the charts I usually stitch, as I had some trouble with getting the sides even - had to do a quite a bit of frogging and

re-stitching, but I finally finished it.  There was a LOT of backstitching too, which I'm not too fond of.   Whew! 

It will be mailed to Love Quilts for a little girl named Ila, along with my last piece.  I usually try to mail two of them at a time to save on postage costs.

Friday, March 9, 2012

World of Charity Stitching Giveaway

WOCS is having another fabulous giveaway; this one is sponsored by Spice Berry Cottage and a $25 gift certificate to their shop will be given to a lucky winner.  To enter, go to WOCS and click on the Giveaway tab at the top of the page.  Good luck.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tote Bags for Young Girls

I finished another two tote bags for young girls.  These will be given as gifts to a domestic violence shelter.     The butterfly piece was stitched by another member of my group, World of Charity Stitching and sent to me to be made into a tote bag. 

The "Believe" square is a free chart I downloaded from Lady Kell of Kincavel Krosses.  There are many free charts on her website that are very nice for these type of projects.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daffodils for a Little Girl

Another finish for Love Quilts.  These flowers are for a sick little girl named Olivia and will be part of a beautiful quilt put together by one of the quilters for Love Quilts.   This organization makes special quilts for sick boys and girls.  If you want to view some of the finished quilts, you can see them here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fab Hop Shop Winnings

These are the fat quarters I chose from my winnings from Around the Block Quilters Shop during a recent Fab Hop Shop contest.

I have already been able to utilize the gold fabric on the right to line an iPad cover I finished recently.

There is still time to enter and win some fabulous prizes during February at the Fab Hop Shop. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

iPad Cover

I made this iPad cover from a tutorial from the OneShabbyChick website.   The tutorial was easy to follow, and I am happy to say I didn't even have to use my seam ripper one time!   When I sew or cross stitch items, I usually don't make them for myself, but since I had a new iPad (first one) I decided to make one for me.  The fabric was bought at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and it has been cut out and waiting for me to sew it together for several days. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Giveaways (Updated 2/19/12)

Image DetailWorld of Charity Stitching is having another great giveaway - it starts Monday, Feb. 20

Katie is having a sponsored (Patchworks Gracie) giveaway.

Don't forget to enter Hawtorne Thread's weekly giveaway.

Be sure to visit Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe to enter the latest of her fabulous giveaways.

Vicky at Nutmegger's Stitchers Work is celebrating having 200 followers with a giveaway you won't want to miss:  $20 gift certificate from 123Stitch!

There's a cute pattern giveaway at Bejeweled Quilts.

Little Island Quilting is having a giveaway - some fabric. 

Enter for a chance to win the new Jennifer Chiaverini book, "Sonoma Rose", an Elm Creek Quilts book.  Melissa will give a copy to a lucky winner.

SewCalGal is giving away at copy of  "Nature's Beauty in Applique': Pretty and Practical Projects", by Susan Taylor Propst, published by Martingale & Company.

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler is having a fabulous giveaway.

The Fat Quarter Shop is having a very nice fabric giveaway. 

Whimsical Owl

This cute whimsical owl is one of Tonia's designs.  She is the owner and gift-giver of designs at OakHavenDesigns.  If you haven't joined her current SAL, you still have time to join.  She gives a new chart to her members once a month to be stitched by the members.   Tonia also gives other "special" gifts to her members.  She recently gifted two cute valentine charts to anyone in the group who made a request for her gift.

This owl square is actually a combination of two of her charts, as it will be one of the nine squares that will be made into a beautiful quilt by my group, World of Charity Stitching.  It will be donated to a very special (as yet to be named) senior citizen or resident of a residential care facility.  Sometimes there are people in the care facilities who are not seniors and because they need special care, they are sometimes chosen as the recipients of these gifts from our group.