Monday, January 15, 2018

Sailing Ship Finish

My sadly neglected blog, I apologize for ignoring you for so long.  I have been stitching and now I need to share my creations with you.  I finished this in November for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults.   This piece is part of the groups annual Stitchers Challenge. 

14ct White Aida
DMC Floss

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stop and Smell the Flowers - Blue Ribbon Desgins - All Done

It took me nine (9) years to get "Stop and Smell the Flower" by Blue Ribbon Designs all stitched up.  I am so happy that it is finished.  It was the first pattern I ever bought from BRD so many years ago.  My oldest was in 1st grade when I started working on this piece.   Now I need to find the right frame and hang this one up for good.

I am giving away the original pattern, I worked off a copy.  First person to leave a comment indicating they would like to stitch this one get's it.  I will even send some of the left over border floss.



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Prairie Schooler Finish

Tragically, I have been ignoring my stitching blog to focus on my card blog.  I do have a finish to share, one that I finished in August.  As some of you may know I have been working on ALL the PS Santa's for a few year and occasionally I manage to get one finished. 

Prairie Schooler 1889 Santa
18ct Tan Aida
DMC Floss

The aida fabric is tan, it just look natural in this picture.  My hubby and I got married in 1989, as did my dear friends Nora & Mark Grudis and Jim & Shauna Dennis.   I have more finishes to share I just need to get them photographed.  Happy Sunday everyone.

If you want to  see my latest card and paper craft creations check out my card blog, Tea-n-Stamps.



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.