Thursday, August 10, 2017

Birthstone Dragon Update - March Complete

Okay, it is August and I am only finishing the March dragon.  I have some many projects that I am working on that I really need to get organized.  My new stitching friend, Barbra sent me a handmade journal to track all my projects.  When the kids go back to school next week the plan is to fill that journal up with all my projects and get to work.  I always try to stitch something while I am watching TV in the evening.  I just need to get on it. 

In case you are wondering this is part 3 of a monthly stitch-a-long on called Birthstone Dragons by Ingleside Imaginarium.  Click here to see it on ETSY.
I will be hosting another giveaway in a few days.  This time it is hand dyed fabric. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Giveaway Winners!!!!

First of all thanks to the folks that have joined this blog and my Tea-n-Stitches blog.  Cross stitching and card making are two of my favorite crafts.

Here are the winners:

Lizzie Kate Pattern - Clamity Jr

Watermelon Card and Gift Bag - Lori G and Annie V

Ladies please send me your snail mail to so I can mail it out to you ASAP.

Thanks again. 

I will have another pattern and card giveaway in August.

If you would like to follow me on FB look for Cathy Peck. 


Cathy Peck

Friday, July 14, 2017

Owl Finish for Q4OCA

It is going to be a very hot day for us in north Texas, we have had several days of hot temperatures this week.  Really I should not complain, it has been a decent summer.  Usually we are hitting 100 degrees in early May. I guess I am just worried because we had new sod put in the front yard and it looks fantastic, the 5-year drought really did in our yard.  Now our front yard is all green and lush.  Hope we don't see another extended drought for a long time.

Today I have a cute little finish to share, at least for me a total finish since once the stitching was done I packed it up and sent it to Pennsylvania.  One more piece for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults group.  I love stitching for this group, it fulfills my love of cross stitching and it provides a someone with a gift of love created by many hands.  We are always in need of stitchers and quilters. You can get more information about the group here on Yahoo or here on Facebook.  This design is from the same designer, Anna Nolfina, as my post on 5 July, you can see her patterns here on Etsy

14ct White Aida
DMS Floss

FYI: My giveaway closes at midnight tonight.  You can get the details here.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tempting Tangles Welcome Update and a Giveaway

I get so wrapped up in my charity stitching and card making that I forget to work my Tempting Tangles SAL.  So this is where I am with it currently working on part 9.   The SAL is now closed but we can still update the FB page to show our progress.  Many of the ones that are completed are just gorgeous.  My goal is to just finish it before Christmas. lol   Okay, you must disregard the bad photo and wrinkles, that is just how it is for today.  Not to mention that Google photos is driving me bananas!!!

Tempting Tangles SAL Part 9
14 Ct White Aida
DMC Floss

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!  So today I have two items to give away one being a Lizzie Kate pattern and the other handmade card and gift bag (two of this set).  That is three items to giveaway.  So how is this going to work?  Hmmm.   Giveaway will close on 14 July (Bastille Day) and the winners announced on 15 July. 

Many of you know that I also have a card blog Tea-n-Stamps, where I make custom cards and share my love of card making.  Well, I have no followers, sales, etc.  I need help getting more traffic to my card blog so I am reaching out to you, my cross stitch friends.  Here goes!

Lizze Kate
B35 Inspiration Boxer
Gifted to me by Justine, time to pass it on

1.  To be considered for the Lizzie Kate pattern leave a comment below. 
2.  If you would like a second chance for the Lizzie Kate pattern share this post on your blog.
3.  If you want a third chance for this pattern become a follower of my card blog Tea-n-Stamps.

4. To be consider for the Summertime Fun card and gift bag (remember there are two sets to giveaway) please leave a comment below.
5.  For additional chance at getting this card and gift bag share this post on your blog
6. For a third chance at the card and gift bag become a follower of my blog, Tea-n-Stamps.

Now for a little info about the card and bag.  They are part of a monthly kit club called Paper Pumpkin.  This is a great way to get involved with card making and paper crafting without investing  a lot of money.  Everything you need to complete the projects in the kit are included.  If you want to learn more about Paper Pumpkin or perhaps you want to try a kit e-mail me at with your questions.

Again, the giveaway will close on 14 July (Bastille Day)and the winners announced on 15 July.  all stitching friends are included in this giveaway, mailing overseas is not an issue.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I appreciate all your comments.  Enjoy your Saturday.



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Another finish for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults stitching group.  This is part of a pair, I am stitching an owl to go along with this one.  This design is from a Russian designer, Anna Nolfina, you can see the patterns here on Etsy.   I really enjoy donating my time to this group and I love to see the photos when the child or adult receives this gift made with love from so many volunteers around the world.  We have stitchers in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. 


Check back later in the week, I am having a giveaway on my Friday post. It will include patterns and cards from my card blog Tea-n-Stamps.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Patriotic Finish

Hello all my stitching friends!!  I can't believe we are already in the month of July.  Here is a quick little finish I have to share just in time for the 4th of July.   It is designed by a cross stitcher that I follow, Sandra Longan, you can see it here on her blog or on Pinterest under Patriotic Cross Stitch.

This one is going to my friend Jeneen in Pennsylvania for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults.  The stitched squares will be used in a quilt that will be auctioned to raise money for the group.   The money is used to buy supplies to create the quilts and pays for postage.  Our group mails quilts all over the world.

More news, last October we lost our #1 fur baby, Gracie quite suddenly.  Well now, we have a new fur baby to keep our Hazel company.  Peanut, a Dachshund mix that we rescued from the Wichita Falls Humane Society. 

Gracie and Hazel
English Bulldog Boxer mix
The sweetest dog in the world


Check back later in the week, I plan to have a giveaway with my next post.  It will include patterns and a card from my card blog Tea-n-Stamps

Looking for a Round Robin, if anyone knows of one please leave me a note in the comments. 



Saturday, May 27, 2017

DMC Flowers Heart Finish

Here is a piece I finished din April for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults cross stitch group.  It was a freebie on the DMC-USA website that is seems to no longer be available. Although I have seen several copies of the pattern saved on Pinterest.  As I am typing my new puppy is trying to eat my toes and flip-flop -  bad Peanut.



Take a minute to check out my latest card creations at my other blog