Saturday, September 24, 2011


I recently won my very first blog give-a-away from Lizzie*Kate Blog at! I was so eek-cited to find the congratulatory email in my inbox. When I returned from our trip to Maryland to see family and attend my cousin's wedding (# 3 of 4 for the summer) there was a package waiting for me. I was just tickled about getting a lime green calculator; so I was even more eek-cited when I found a pattern tucked inside. Linda had also included the Sampling Halloween Quick It pattern. It is just the cutest little pattern; I am not much of a charm person, but the little brass ghost charm is adorable.

My cousin Eric and his wife Lauren loved the wedding spot sampler. Funny story about that pattern. I was showing my Aunt the finished piece the night before I gave it to them during the family dinner she had planned for all of us. As soon as she saw it she started to laugh, apparently she did the same pattern for her other son, my cousin Andy, for his wedding four years ago. My aunt thought it was funny because she does not do that many projects and we ended up doing the same one for two of her three sons. I also gave the baby book to my cousin Andy and his wife, which they absolutely loved. I asked Eric and Lauren if they would like one, as they are expecting baby boy,Paxton, in November. To keep the tradition, all three of my cousins' sons will each have the Down On The Farm baby book. I best get started now! For now I am going to work some more on the Not-so-Mystery, mystery stitch. Hope to get the border finished soon, can't wait to get started on the letters.

Keep on stitching! +++XXxxXX+++


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember, Honor and Stand United

10 Year Anniversary
September 11, 2001 Tribute

A modest tribute to those who lost their lives due to the tragedies of 9-11-2001.
All are HEROS and shall NOT to be forgotten!


The Setember 11, 2001 Memorial Ribbon was a free pattern offered by Of Female Worth,
shortly after the tragic events on that September day.

Thank you to all the troops and their families for their service to our country.