Saturday, 17 April 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - April πŸ“·πŸ’œ

 Welcome to the third word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for April. 

The Colour Purple...
Beautiful blooming purple Crocus in our front yard.

This purple birdhouse was at one of the retreats I went to.

Oh my, I don't know if this is funny or scary?! This was in the antique shop I was in last week and I knew he belonged here.

This lovely dragon with his glowing ball is in our enclosed porch.

In honour of Lexi who died way too young of cancer. Purple was her favourite colour and I think of her every time I wear it.

And here's Father Christmas, looking pretty good in his robe!

Be sure to check out what the others have in found for The Colour Purple.
And if you'd like to join in, please do! You really only need one photo, or of course more if you have them.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

A Treasure Found in Ellicott City 🧢

  Last Friday, Karen and I had a shopping and lunch date in Ellicott City to celebrate her birthday a little early.

We found a peek-a-boo bunny on Main Street.

Oh my, look who popped up in one of the fun restaurant windows!

Now here's the treasure I found, it's Karen and I! πŸ˜†
I thought the glass was dirty on the outside, but it actually seems to be under the glass.

Originally it said Xmas 1933, but between buying it and bringing it home, it now looks like this.

So, since it's already been torn, do I try and take it apart to clean it? I certainly don't want to damage it if I do that, and obviously won't know until I do. Thoughts or suggestions?
I've thought about stitching Karen a smaller version, but haven't had any luck finding a chart like it... no real surprise since it's from the 30's! 

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - April πŸ“· 🚜

 Welcome to the second word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for April. Another late entry for me!

This was taken one fall during a train ride with the family while we were all at my parents house in western Maryland. A scenic ride from Cumberland to Frostburg on a steam locomotive. 

Sweet little Nathan riding a tractor at a nearby farm while pumpkin picking.

Another fall pumpkin trip with the boys "hiding" in the corn maze.

The cows look longingly at those yummy pumpkins.

One rolled down the hill and they were all trying to get at it to enjoy it!

It's not often that you can see a farm from above, but we did see this from a balloon ride we went on.

The cows were wondering what the heck was going on! (You can read about the trip here... Flying high!)

The same farm at Christmas to get our tree.

Different tree farm, but fun.

This is an oldie from when my parents used to take us to Ohio to visit friends for Thanksgiving. This was on an Amish farm.

This might be an even older one, when my Dad and I were in Devon together one summer.

Not your typical farm, who knew you could grow beer?! 🀣🍻
How nice that this is actually quite close to us and with plenty of room to social distance outside here.

I don't have anything farm related for stitching, but I was stitching this while AT the beer farm a couple years ago, does that count?!

I hope you've seen the other farm photos, I'm catching up and will see them tomorrow.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - April πŸ“· 🍫

My first time hosting the Scavenger Photo Hunt and I'm a little late to the party! So let's not waste any more time, the word we're talking about is...

We are lucky enough to live close enough to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, so it can be a fun day trip.

Here's Nathan about 2.5 years old, he measured up to be a sweet little chocolate kiss! 

This is one of my favourite combinations, chocolate and orange, delicious as a cheesecake. I've also made a chocolate orange cake and that was yummy too.

Nathan asked for a Boba Fett cake one year, chocolate of course. 

Darn Spike found my stash of hidden chocolates in the pantry. 

And the last one is from an exchange I participated in, you can't go wrong coffee and chocolate
! Sadly, I don't know if it was actually received as I never got confirmation.

I've got loads to catch up on with blog reading, but I will definitely see you next week!

Friday, 2 April 2021

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop πŸ‡

Easter is a little early this year, but welcome to Jo @Serendipitous Stitching's annual Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!
Please start there if you haven't already to begin collecting letters from the other blogs to put together the seasonal phrase.

This is an oldie from 1990 that I stitched for my parents, they have it up year round at their house. Although I barely remember stitching it and have no idea where I got the pattern.

Spring is certainly springing here, and along with it some rain, wind, small hail and even flurries yesterday. I don't know if it actually flurried here, but it did at my parents house! Crazy Maryland weather.

And here's the letter you're looking for...

Your next stop is with Cathy @The Stitching Grandma. Please head on over there to find out your next letter!

Have a blessed Easter, may it remind you that hope must never be lost, for as dark as the road may seem, there always lies light at the end of it.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

April's Scavenger Photo Hunt Words... with details!

It's official, this is my first month hosting the Scavenger Photo Hunt, so let's run with it!

Once again, thanks to Katie @I live, I love, I craft, I am me..., for entrusting me to continue with her photo hunt prompt and link up.
I don't think I've really changed much, but here's a refresher. And I hope I've included all the suggestions given on the last post!

πŸ“· Please share whatever photo or photos you feel goes with the word that is given.

πŸ“· It doesn't have to be a recent photo, oldies are goodies too!

πŸ“· Please give some type of description of your photo. As little, or as much, as you want to describe it.

πŸ“· If once a week is too much and you'd rather post every other week, feel free to include both words. Or if you'd rather wait until the end of the month and post them all together, that's fine too.

πŸ“· And for my stitchy and/or crafty friends, I'm sure you might be able to find something you've created that would fit?

πŸ“· I'm planning on posting the link up on Thursday evening so those ahead of my US east coast time zone won't have to wait. I'll keep it up until Sunday evening.

So without further ado, here are the Friday words for April...
April 2nd Chocolate
April 9th Farm
April 16th The colour purple
April 23rd Earth
April 30th Bubble

Friday, 26 March 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - March πŸ“·

  Welcome to this week's Scavenger Photo Hunt from Katie @I live, I love, I craft, I am me...

This is actually Katie's last hurrah of hosting these fun, and sometimes challenging, words. I have offered to take over starting next month. Can you please give me your input as to whether you liked it when there were monthly words, or rather like having a weekly word? Or maybe switch it up sometimes? Any other thoughts or comments would be appreciated as well. Obviously any pictures are welcome, I just try to add a stitched or crafty piece when I can.

Without further ado, here are the words this week...


The light outside of our dark bedroom.

Ah, Mr Chewy, loving that snow! He's so easy to spot out there, besides the fact that he would run around like crazy enjoying it.

Sweet little Addie just after Nathan and I picked her up for my parents.

I love Halloween lights glowing in the darkness.

These two are double trouble together! 

Nothing beats a bonfire on a moonlit night.

This was for an exchange, I love this Margaret Sherry kitty!

And finally, these two are the light in any darkness in our house!

Thanks again, Katie, for all of the great blogging prompts. I know I didn't start at the beginning, but I've had a great time joining in!
Please don't forget to visit the other wonderful blogs and to also give me your input for the future.

And once again, I'm backed up on reading blogs and responding to emails. Just when I think I'm caught up!

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

A Very Generous Friend πŸ₯°

A friend from church knows that I'm a stitcher, and asked if I would like her supplies as she is no longer stitching. Um, yes please!

I know I have all of the DMC colours, including the newest ones, but having extra is always handy.
How do you store your extras? I have one big container that holds all of them, then smaller boxes like these to hold the extras. Because I have them from different places, I now have three sets of them.. I think I should put them together in order instead of searching through each set when I need one. How do you sorts your extras? 

I'm pretty sure all of this is Aida fabric, which I very rarely use. But this will have a new home once I send it to Cathy @ The Stitching Grandma. She stitches adorable smaller pieces and donates them to various places/charities. I'm sorry I haven't sent it yet, Cathy. I must do it this week!

There are a few here I would like to stitch, the fall/Halloween ones for sure. Do any of these interest you?

These are very sweet, but I doubt I'll stitch them. Any interest?

These are adorable, not sure if I should save them for future grandchildren?!

Oh my, some oldies! Obviously you don't have to stitch them on clothing, although I'm sure DH would wear a couple of those sweaters! 🀣

Now these are very tempting, but maybe not stitching them as a stocking? I might need to think about that.

I have a few of the Prairie Schooler Santas, but this is a nice bunch! I do have plans to stitch them at some point. I even saw them finished in a tin house frames that I really liked.

I'm not really a sampler stitcher, are you?

This is one she started, but didn't finish. This is so sweet, I might just have to! Although I'm thinking of making it totally vertical instead of a stocking.

I used to have a clutch purse like the one in the picture, many moons ago! I wonder if it's still in a stray box at my parents house?!
Anything of interest here?

So thanks to Vickie, who gave me all these treasures. She's happy to hear that I'm sharing them with my stitching friends! If you see anything you would like, please let me know. If you need a better look, I can always sent a single photo of it.