Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello Dear Friends~
Here it is already, October 31st, wow! This month really went by fast. Thought you might enjoy seeing some of my Halloween Decor, one of my FAVORITE times of the year to decorate. It has been fun buying Halloween pieces through the years from other artists, you can never have too much Halloween stash......right????
Hoping you are doing something very fun today!
Boo ! to You and Yours~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Road Trip with JoAnn, Bethany and Ella

Hello Dear Friends~
For those of you in the sampler world, many of you are familiar with the famous sampler makers, JoAnn Huffman and her lovely daughter, Bethany Gallant. Bethany is in town from Florida, visiting her Dear Mother, JoAnn. 
Bethany just finished the sampler, Mary Ann McDonald, it is so amazing. Beautiful stem stitching and lots of it. She has her name and her Mom's name on it and also My Scarlett Year 2014. The 4 of us drove up to Just Stitching, in Strongsville, OH to the best needlework framer, Bonnie. She does all of JoAnn's and Bethany's framing.
Next stop was Crafty Ewe for some linen, she has a HUGE selection, along with everthing else you might need. We met up with Rose Kotnik and her sweet friend, Bobby and went to lunch at Creekside, delicious food and surrounded windows that gave us wonderful views of the the colorful trees, I felt like I was in a tree house!! There was some serious laughing going on there!!! 
Then on our way home, we stopped at Pav's, a creamery that makes all their own ice cream, they have been voted Best Ice Cream for several years!!! We enjoyed watching the dog eating a cone that his owner bought for him....... we enjoyed ours too.
I am so Blessed to have JoAnn and Bethany and Ella, as friends, they inspire me with their love of needlework. Love our road trips so much!!!  
Best Wishes Always~
p.s. here is the link to JoAnn's and Bethany's photo bucket of samplers they have made. Get a cup of tea, sit down and enjoy....  http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/bearlynew/library/JoAnn%20Hoffman%20Samplers?sort=3&page=1