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I have collected incredible amounts of cross stitch magazines in my over 30+ years of cross stitching. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. In May 2011 I decided to make my dream of sharing my love of needlecrafts a reality and started the online shop, The Stitcher's Market along with hubby. My biggest hope is to pass on my love of stitching to my children. Let's face it, some one has to inherit all my stash. I am shy, but I truly appreciate everyone's comments and friendship. I am glad to help anyone who needs any stitching information. I love to have giveaways and share other bloggers giveaways, so please stop by often. Enjoy your stay!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

There is a quilt in me

If you saw my fabric stash, you would think I was a quilter. My quilt magazine stash is sizeable with Quilt Sampler and American Patchwork and Quilting along with the European crafting magazines that have their chapters of patchwork in them. Even today, I picked up BH&G Quilt Pink for hope. Whenever I pass by full-size quilt block pattern magazines or books, I can't help myself but pick them up. I have the really pretty specialized quilt pattern books by Alex (can't remember her last name, but she is famous). I have tons of Christmas fabric, gorgeous Halloween fabric, awesome novelty fabrics, Disney fabrics, Flower Fairies fabric and a couple of OOP fabrics. I have scissors (okay, I would buy another pair) and the cutter as well as the self healing cutting mat. I even have the batting!

Obviously there is a quilt inside of me trying to get out..... I just don't get why I can't even cut a straight line. Forget the fact that 1/4 seams evade me like a vampire does garlic. I have the hand sewing irregular seams part down. LOL. I tried the paper piecing and I think I am going to give it another try.

Guess I am a quilting wannabe who will continue to try to get it right until that quilt comes out. Who knows, maybe another will follow....

If practice makes better, then I want to be the best I can be.

Again, I thank you for your comments. If you pass by, please say 'Hi". It means a great deal to me.

Make every stitch count..... ::smile::

Friday, July 8, 2011


I really do like the letter Q. In fact, before I knew I was having a daughter, I would contemplate names starting with the letter Q. Well, that didn't come to pass, but I just noticed that my sign on name has the letter Q in it, and for now, I will start signing my posts CSQ, just because I like the letter Q.

Played around with fonts on the blog because, friends I must confess, I can barely see the little letters. So I made them bigger and darker. Got me learning a bit more about the Blogger Dashboard for sure.

Looked at my archived articles and noticed that 2010 was an incredibly quiet year for me. Now to get the stitching started. Hmmmmmm.

Thanks to all my friends that read my blog. May today be a great day for you!



Feathers In The Nest is having a Gingher scissor "ELLA" giveaway in memory and honor of Caylee Anthony.

RIP Caylee

Peaceful stitches,


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


If you think I have passed three days reading blogs and typing up blog giveaway articles on my blog, you would be right! Can you believe how generous needleworkers are? I am humbled and happy to know that I can bring this news to to my readers.

It's Go! Baby (Accuquilt) giveaway time at:


Hurry on up .... click click....

Good luck!!

Still Another Giveaway

I hope that my readers are keeping track of these awesome giveaway opportunities. This is the FIFTH giveaway that I am posting on my blog.

Here is the link:


So, if this is your first visit to my blog, please leave a comment and follow me so you can get the latest giveaway information. If you have a giveaway that you want to tell my part of the world email me or leave a message on this post.

This is the list of ongoing giveaways that I have posted this week. I will most likely start a section on the side of my blog, so everyone can see them easily.

We stitchers are a generous group.... inspires me to see all the giveaways!

Good luck to all participants!


This is the FOURTH giveaway I have come across while blog reading this week. I am thrilled to have met so many wonderful crafters through my "travels".

The link to this wonderful giveaway is:

If you are like me, you will visit and look at all the cute quilt blocks she has created.

Awesome, blog! Make sure to congratulate her on her 200th post. That is a feat in itself!

Please remember the other three giveaways posted on this blog. The generosity of these bloggers is very heart warming.

I will condense them in a later post. Looking for another giveway to post..... LOL....

Good luck to all!!!!!

Parsley's Giveaway

This is an AWESOME giveaway! One lucky winner will take all of these items and I wish everyone lots of luck!! Her rules are posted on her blog.

Here is the link:
You are really going to enjoy her giveaway

3 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issues
5 Little House Needleworks Ornament Charts
Christmas Pins from Just Another Button Company
& a LIMITED EDITION Christmas bag of floss from Sampler Threads/The Gentle Art

WOWZA ....... right???????

Good luck to all who participate and don't forget the other two giveaways I have posted earlier this week on this blog.

Glad you dropped by, hope you enjoyed your visit.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another July Giveaway

Another wonderful giveaway to post about at:


If you are reading my posts participating in these giveaways, please let me know. I appreciate your posts as I am feeling a bit lonely. I sit here and thnk of how can make my blog better for all of us. I appreciate any constructive tips.

Have a stitchy day!

Spotlight Blog: It's Daffycat

I went blog reading again. It's what I do, when I am not writing in my blog. I am always so amazed by stitcher's blogs. You gals are so creative and computer literate. The colors, the projects and little gadgets just amaze me. Anyway, it seems that lots of stitcher's know about her blog because she has a community of followers. But, for all those who haven't gone to her blog, like me, here is the address. I have also added it to my bloglist at the right.

Her way of writing is really captivating and her projects look so vibrant and professionally finished.

Go give her blog a looksie. It's a treat!

Stitch well......

Monday, July 4, 2011


The Stitcher's Market is having a blog giveaway.

You can find the giveaway rules at:

http://www. thestitchersmarket.blogspot.com

Giveaway is for a Lizzie*Kate "Life's a Beach" Limited Kit.

If you sign up on their blog and let people on your blog / Facebook page know about the giveaway, plus "LIKE" then on Facebook, you can get up to 3 chances for the kit.

Go and check them out: http://www.thestitchersmarket.blogspot.com/

Happy Fourth of July stitching........

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth

Wishing all of my USA friends, a HAPPY FOUTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!!!

I appreciate everyone of my friends on my blog and my followers. I love your comments and do hope that closer to the holidays, we can share a whole lot of stitchy posts.

These days I am collecting my stitchy dollars, in order to purchase the new Disney Castle cross stitch kit designed by Thomas Kincade. It's a pretty expensive one, but since I will be going there in August, I hope to pick one up.

Not much stitching to show these days..... hopefully soon I will get my mojo back.

Happy stitching.......