Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Shopping at The Pine Tree Barn~

Hello Friends~
This is Ella and I at the The Pine Tree Barn in Wooster, Ohio getting ready to have a delightful lunch in their restaurant. It's well known for their lemon muffins, so delish! 
The Pine Tree Barn is a family owned business that has been around forever. They sell high end furniture and accessories for the home, and have three floors of rooms to walk through. What I especially love at this time of the year is that every room is decorated for the Holiday, and I enjoy seeing it all put together, gives you great ideas and everything is for sale if you must have it!!!! Plus, everything Christmas was 30% off!!!! Believe me, you'll never go home empty handed. 
What more could you ask for? Spending time with a dear friend, a nice lunch and shopping? This is our 2nd year visiting The Pine Tree Barn for the Holiday sale and we've decided to make it a  ritual. Sounds good to me!!!! Hope you enjoy the photos~
Best Wishes for the Holidays! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Hearts Aches.........

~~Sandy Hook~~

For the Families who lost their beloved children, for the Families who lost one of their beloved family members. I pray that God gives you strength during this horrific time, and that he will comfort you and keep you wrapped in his loving arms......I will be thinking of you often and I will be lifting you up in prayers now and in the weeks and months to come.
God Bless You~

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sassy Stitchers Christmas Party 2012

Hello Dear Friends~

It has been such a long time since my last post, I have missed blogging!!And hearing from you! 
Let me just say you are going to really enjoy this post!! This is the 1st stitching party of the Holiday, I am so Blessed to be in 2 groups that meet for stitching and friendship every month. This is the Thursday night group that meets every Thursday at Pat Catan's - they are kind enough to let us use their craft room. We draw names at the Christmas party to find out who we will be stitching for the following year. So much fun!
We had dinner at LaPizzaria in Canton, they serve some fabulous Italian food. We enjoy dinner and each other, then the time comes for the exchange, by then we are quite loud, talking, laughing and anticipating who has our name!!! One person starts by giving their gift to the person they got and then she gives her gift to the next person, that way we open one at a time and we all can oooh and awwww and yell out, it is crazy, we are in delirious stitching gift love!!! It's wonderful to see the happy faces!!  We know each other quite well, so we know what type of stitching each person loves and so your gift is the BOMB!!!!! lol  The giving part is amazing!!! Watching your friend open up the gift you made with love~~~ I do hope you enjoy all the pictures, oh and by the way that little candy cane made on aida!!! was a joke gift, given before the really nice gift~~~Joan was up to no good, getting a funny in, and she has a laugh that you will never forget! Love it!!

Merry Christmas & God Bless~

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Many heartfelt ~Thanks~ to all who have served our country!
Have a wonderful Weekend Dear Friends~

Monday, May 14, 2012

Road Trip to Favorite Framer

Hello Friends~

It has been such a long time since my last post. Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the beautiful weather. I wanted to share a few pictures of the last road trip I went on with Bethany (JoAnn Hoffman's Daughter) JoAnn Roll, Rhonda, JoAnn Hoffman and myself.  Our first stop was to The Crafty Ewe, no pictures there as we were in fabric heaven, buying fabric like it was the last we would ever see!! LOL If you're looking for a certain fabric, give them a call. Their selection is awesome.

Then our next stop was to Just Stitching, We are crazy about the framer there, Bonnie. She has an eye for framing that is just out of this world. Both of these shops are up in Cleveland, and well worth our drive. 

Then we drove to Montrose, to let Rhonda run into Old Navy for a capri buy, then we stopped at Mally's Chocolates, then lunch at EarthFare. It was a great day with wonderful stitching friends.

I'll be posting a day at JoAnn Hoffman's house where we stitched, ate, laughed and Bethany did some hand dying of fabrics we brought along with us. Bethany lives in Florida and she was here in Ohio visiting her Mom, we try to see her as much as we can while she is in town. She is like her Mom, a very skilled needle 
woman, making wonderful samplers as well.  

Best Wishes~

Here is the famous Bonnie, the woman who frames many of our needlework pieces. She comes into Just Stitching to meet with her clients. JoAnn and Rhonda are in deep decision thinking!!!!!

Here is Bonnie with JoAnn Hoffman, who only stitches reproduction samplers. She is an amazing needle woman, at a young 83, I can only dream of doing some of the pieces she has done!!! We adore JoAnn, she is a wonderful friend to many in our stitching group.

Here is JoAnn's Sampler, Ann Wragg. She has picked out a beautiful frame!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Karen's Christmas Party & Gift Exchange

Hello Friends~
Thought you might enjoy seeing the gifts that were exchanged at Karens annual Christmas party. This is a group of woman who have been meeting every 3rd Wed for 18+ years at Karen's house. It's a wonderful stitching group with many talented ladies. Sweet friendships have formed through all these years. We are very Blessed to have each other. And I am very lucky to be a part of this group!!
My husband, Jeff went to see his Dr. on Thurs, and is still not able to go back to his regular job yet, it is now going on 6 months since the accident. You never know what life will bring from day to day, but I do know God was watching over him, keeping him safe in what could have been a fatal accident.

Soon, it will be Spring!!!!

Blessings to All~

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hello Dear Friends!!!

What a grey snowy day it has been today!

I had told you I would post the pictures of the girls in the Thursday night group last week, so here they are! There are 2 missing, Sheila and Joann.~ Let me just say, these women are accomplished needlewokers. I am so lucky to be a part of this group, getting to see all the wonderful things they make (with so much love) with their hands! God Blessed us all with a passion of needlework and creativity, I can't imagine life without needlework and all the other things I enjoy making. Being with like minded friends is just so much fun! I am always looking forward to Thursday nights!!!

Hope you all have a great week~ Thanks for visiting~

Best Wishes~


Me! and Ella

Kim and Dee

Joan, JoAnn and Carla

Rhonda, Cathy, and Beth

Linda, Diane, Ella and Pat

Denett, Barb and Barb's Mom

Joyce and Nancy

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gift Exchange & Husband Update

Hello Dear Friends~

It has been a long time since my last post!! Since my husbands accident~ he is doing so much better, but not back to his job yet. He is on restricted light-duty working only 6 hrs per/day. It has really taken a toll on him, not sure if he will get back to where he was before the accident~ but what I do know is that we are so Thankful he survived, that God had his hands on him and it wasn't his time to go yet.......there is a whole new vibe around here and it's all good!

Thought you would enjoy seeing the gifts that were exchanged with some of my Dear Friends from the Thursday night stitching group at our Christmas party. We had such a nice dinner together, such a good time was had by all. I am so Blessed to have these wonderful ladies in my life!! I am going to post their pictures next time!!

I have missed my blog, and all of you~

Best Wishes Always~