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A Stitching Faery's Ramblings...
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire ~ Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you ~
and all that your heart may desire...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Oh, Joy! Rapture! Fair Square Treasures... Healing Hands... and Deathly Hallows...


I'm sure a lot of you have heard of Vonna and Annemarie's ... Fair Squares Friendship Exchange group... And if you haven't heard as yet... mosey on over to the blog and have a gander... They are taking sign-up's for the next round until Tuesday night at Midnight... 24th of July... so do dash on over if you're interested... it's loads of fun! :-)


Anyway... lest I get further distracted... last week I received the loveliest squares from my partner and dear friend, Sandy... I'm so happy to have met Sandy and I know our friendship will continue to blossom... She's a lovely, sweet Soul and such a dear and thoughtful friend... We share so much in common and she knew just what to stitch for me! I love them and they are absolutely gorgeous... Some of the ladies are finishing theirs into friendship quilts and yet others are finishing theirs into various *smalls*... I'll most likely finish mine into a pinkeep... When I learn how to make one! ;-) Whatever I decide to make with mine... they will be treasured always...



City Stitcher * Country Stitcher by LHN
Stitched by Sandy


And here are the Fair Squares I stitched for Sandy...


A Friend is a Gift...
by The Prairie Schooler...
Stitched on Light Mocha Belfast Linen
With Crescent Colours, GAST and WDW Threads ...


I have also been busy with some secret stitching I should have finished a wee while ago... thus, as it's a secret, I can't show you any piccys yet... ;-) Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, I'll have a remarkable finish... for me at least, by the end of the week... ;-)

My youngest son, Jamie had his girlfriend, Paige had their LPN Pinning Ceremony on Saturday... he and Paige are now LPN's... well, they still have to take the NCLEX... but they are both well prepared for it and I am so very proud of them! :-)


My dear son, Jamie


I'm sorry my posts are so infrequent of late... I have good days and bad days, much akin to everyone else... and on the gloomy days I always look for the sun through the clouds... and follow the rainbow when I spy it... and on my days off... I rest and stitch and time seems to slip through my fingers... I was off this past weekend and I spent a fair lot of it trying to keep up with time and looking for rainbows... and lounging about reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows... ;-) I had planned on going to the Harry Potter party at one of the Barnes and Noble Book Shoppes Friday night... However, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and women... I just did not feel like driving an hour and a half there and back again... arriving home around 2:00 in the morning only to rise again at 6:00 to get dressed for Jamie's Pinning Ceremony... So, I toddled off to my local Wal-Mart in the wee hours Saturday morning and snatched my copy off the shelf... eager to return home and lose myself in Harry's world for a wee while... however, the day was not my own... thus I could but snatch a few pages here and there that afternoon...

My dd, Brandy and her dbf, Nick, knowing how much I wanted to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix invited me to go with them Saturday night...and needless to say, I was thrilled, and perked up quite a bit in the course of the evening... We had a lovely dinner at Ruby Tuesday's... Nick's parents went along as well, and we all had a lovely chat about *the book*... Nick's Dad, Brandy and I are huge Harry Potter fans... and Nick's Dad and I were both eager to return home after the film and start reading... lol {Brandy does not have her copy as yet and will most likely try and filch mine when I least expect it! Not to worry, it's well hidden and guarded by my Dragons no less! lol} After dinner we went on to the Cinema... My anticipation was mounting... I had been waiting to see the film for ages and now that the moment was nigh... much akin to a child on Christmas morning... I could scarcely contain my excitement! I won't say I was disappointed... maybe just a wee bit let down as the film was a wee bit shorter than I expected, thus leaving out far too much... albeit Brilliant nonetheless... perhaps one of my favourite to date... as indecisive as I am, it's rather difficult to chose after one viewing... I'll have to see it a few more times before I make up my mind... ;-)


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...
by J.K. Rowling...


However, the book... Oh, Joy... Rapture.... *The Book* was absolutely Brilliant!!! I loved it and I savoured every word and didn't stop reading Sunday until I had devoured the last word... and then I wanted to flip back and begin all over again... I will say I read it with a mixture of sadness and elation... saddened to reach the end of such a remarkable and unforgettable journey... and elated to walk again through the extraordinary imagination of such a gifted bard! I've started reading The Philosopher's Stone again... thus the journey continues in heart and memory...

Oh, I'm so glad you all like my new blog name... I do hope my updates, however infrequent of late are showing up on your blog rolls, feeds, et cetera... you may have to change the name to my new blog name if you haven't already so you'll know when I've come out of my shell... ;-)

And my heartfelt thanks to you all, my dear friends, for your continued visits, words of encouragement, lovely wishes and thoughts... akin to the first stars twinkling in the gloaming... they are ever beacons through the mist...


Blessings and Love in Stitches...



I am thankful for precious moments... stitching friends, Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Porcupines in the Post... :-)


Stitched Porcupines, that is! I received my very first Mail Art from Roberta today and I am over the moon with joy and totally in awe... It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you ever so much Roberta... It is so beautiful and special to me and I will treasure my Mail Art from you always! You are such a talented stitcher and finisher!!!

Roberta also tucked a few wee gifties into my Mail Art... French Country Cat by JBW Designs... {I've been wanting this design since it came out!} A gorgeous skein of Needle Necessities Overdyed Razzel Dazzel Red Thread {which is perfect for the French Country Cat!}... John James Petites 28... DMC Thread Lables and a DMC Thread Check List... and a gorgeous Post Card... :-) I love it all, Roberta! Thanks so much, Hun!


So without further a'do, my dear friends... feast your eyes upon this glorious work of Art... {of course it's much lovelier IRL} Roberta stitched Moonlight Stroll by The Yankee Stitcher... I love this design ...

My beautiful Mail Art from Roberta...


The Back of my Mail Art... Stitched by Roberta...
Moonlight Stroll by The Yankee Stitcher...


Wee Porcupines on their way home
after their Moonlight Stroll...


Peaceful night-time stroll under the stars...

And... Viola! The beautiful gifties inside ...
I really did not want to snip the stitches
on the back to open it up because it
was so lovely with the flap stitched
down on the back...
However curious as I am...
I had to see what was inside...
And the fabric Roberta used to line
the envelope is just perfect!


I'll post my Lizzie*Kate graduation finish for Jamie, a few of Brandy's Cruise piccys, garden piccys... et cetera... next time.. as I didn't want to take away from Roberta's special Mail Art with a lot of other photos... :-)

I am feeling better emotionally... physically, it's one day at the time... but I'm okay! My deepest heartfelt thanks to you all for your sweet thoughts, wishes and words of encouragement... they are ever an inspiration and continue to bring cheer and sunshine to my days... You are all so special to me and I treasure your friendship... I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you all to inspire me and brighten my days. Stitching friends are truly treasures beyond measure!

Oh, and I suppose you noticed I changed the name of my blog to *Stitching Faery's Ramblings from under the Willow Tree...* ;-) I have been thinking about it for some time... when I started my blog back in January I couldn't think of a name I really liked... so I just used A Stitching Faery's Haven until I could come up with something I really loved... Willow Trees have always been my favourite and I am always stitching and forever *away with the faerys*... So, it seems to fit me perfectly... It's a wee bit long, but it's so me! ;-)

And since tomorrow is the 4th of July... I thought I'd add this wee piece I stitched last July... I haven't had time to stitch any Patriotic pieces this year... Yet! :-) I still need to frame it...

Land That I Love by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on Vintage County Mocha Cashel
With WDW, GAST and Whisper Threads...
Finished 23 July 2006 ...



To every one in the USA... Wishing you all a Happy and Safe 4th of July! :-)

Thank you all for visiting... your love and encouragement continues to brighten my days akin to sunshine and rainbows after the rain...



Blessings and Love in Stitches...


I am thankful for precious moments... stitching exchanges... stitchy gifts... stitching friends... and love everlasting...


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