Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Moments

Completing a cross stitch pattern

I learned to cross stitch in elementary school. Back when learning to crochet, embroider, cross stitch, and knit was still part of the curriculum. I know, crazy. 
Cross stitching has been a part of my life ever since and from time to time I get the call to start a new project. Here's one that I have been working on for a few days. 

You can see it here

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Going Back

It's been years! Yes, years since the last time I posted something. I confess that during that time, I even forgot about my once loved blog. But as with many things, the best way to go back is to start. So without further ado, here I go again.

Backyard Friends! I purchased this lovely birdhouse at a local craft fair. I particularly liked the use of recycled materials that enhance it. Like the trim on the door opening made of a lamp fixture. The cleaning opening on the back is made of a can lid. I love that!
I was really happy that after only a few days of setting it in the backyard, there was a potential tenant.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Moments

My daughter coming home from college for the weekend :)

Finally organizing my craft room....sort of

Having our air conditioner fixed!

Temperatures for the those two days in the 90s. 
No need to say more

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Moments

Enjoying a cold glass of lemonade with my friend
Sahara's Supplies

Sewing a dress with my daughter


Watching a pair of robins build a nest in front of my window

Fabric Fusion

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This Weeks Happy Moments

My surprise birthday party


Laughing on the phone with my sister until we both cried!


My son getting his first job! Extra happy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July's Birthstone is the Ruby

Rubies are considered one of the four precious stones. The other ones being the sapphire, diamond, and emerald.  It is also one of the hardest stones. Their value is determined by the color with the red or 'pigeon blood - red' being the most valuable.

Very few stones have been found in the United States in areas like Montana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Most rubies come from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Afghanistan.

One of the largest ruby gemstones in the world is at the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. It is 23.1 carats.

These beautiful 'ruby' supplies are available from Team ESST

 For more supplies for your creations check out the Team ESST blog here