Monday, 30 December 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2014 from myself and Mr. Jack!

Wow, I will be so glad to see the end of this year.....

and here's to a new and happy 2014! I have to say I am so sorry for being MIA.... I lost my hard drive and then in the recovery process I changed my passwords to everything...... And of course I added a new one for my emails, which I forgot, so using my iPad which links me directly, I never noticed the emails stopped coming through! I just thought everyone was fed up with my lack of communicating....
So I end the year with an apology and with high hopes I will have a new hard drive in the new year.
So until then, "Happy New Year"!!!!!!!
Many hugs
Mags
xo

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Merry and bright and a few stitches......

It just seems like the holidays are always here too fast.......I've been sewing and stitching and baking and still there is so much to do......I'm just glad to have a moment to say Merry Christmas and I hope all is well with you!




Saturday, 24 August 2013

We raised over 500 dollars!

Thank you to everyone for their support and well wishes. With our forty ladies at our guild meeting we raised over 500 dollars in less than an hour, so a big thank you to everyone!!
Sir Basil Frost and his riding polar bear Maritimus......
I know it's a bit early but I made this Santa and his polar bear to give to our Needlework guild. All proceeds of ticket sales goes to Ovarian Cancer research.


A long time ago in a frozen land far up north there lived a man and his wife. Sir Basil Frost and his wife Clara also had a polar bear named Maritimus who lived outside in the cold and snow..... Clara Frost belonged to a special group of ladies that gathered several times a year.Together they shared their passion and love of stitching. During the winter
months it was hard for them to get supplies for their needlework. One particular Christmas, Clara had bundled up little packages of threads and fabric, she added a few items like buttons, trims and little strawberry pin cushions. She lovingly wrapped the bundles and tied them with pretty ribbons. Sir Basil saddled up Maritimus and rode through the snow and wind, delivering the
parcels to all of the stitching ladies. He enjoyed watching theirs eyes light up and hearing their exclamations of joy when they saw a ribbon or threads that
they had being yearning for. Thus became a tradition, each Christmas, Sir Basil Frost and Maritimus rode the north delivering the packages made by
Clara.

A hand made one of a kind sculpted doll and mohair polar bear by Margaret Bouwmeester 2013

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Little China Doll

I love china dolls, do you? This is one of my teeny tiny antique ones. I added a tiny sheep and a vintage spool, a little strawberry and some beautiful trims.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hello Spring, I'm just calling to see if you plan on stopping by.......

Another day of snow, falling and falling......I do love snow but I have had enough and I am looking for Spring. I made a fabric teacup with little trims and a wee spot of tea.....dyed a few bits and bobs of lace lavender and violet, trying to invite Spring to come and stay for good.......
 We have had at least two feet of snow in the last week, I had my last surgery on my ankle (hope it was) and now I would love to be able to go outside and enjoy some fresh air, birds singing, anything to help me feel encouraged.....just not more snow, oy....


 While stitching at the conservatory the other with several stitcher sisters, I cam across these lovely Daphane Violets, I brought these two home thinking it would bring some Spring into my home....aren't they pretty? I didn't know that there were such sweet violets like these.....
 Have you been trying to coax Spring to come and stay too?

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

My love is red....... red tulips.....

 Red velvet heart (not finished) needs some ribbon embroidery done....
 My tiny stitches....sorry I only managed to stitch one little piece of the scissor fob. I promise to show you work when it's finished.
I sincerely wish everyone has a Happy Heart Day!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

My Heart Rocks......

Well actually it is a heart shaped rock...the only one I have so far but I love it! If you want to see more, check out Diane's collection. Diane has been showing a heart a day and I love her wonderful hearts she has shown so far. I hope to find more heart shaped stones, do you have any? I would love to hear about your collections of hearts!!!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

With My Hands, I Stitch............

Just finished my second Cupid's Arrow. This time I did the cross stitched pillow, in the previous post I showed you my first cupid. The pattern is from Brenda at Country Stitches.....I have more Valentine love to share...I am a little slow at this cross stitching(it's on 40 count) but I hope to finish it tomorrow!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Being in the red isn't so bad...

 There's always a red cup to have your tea in.........gorgeous!
Red cookies....oh so pretty........ found on Pinterest...... love red!!!!

Red sewing machine, sigh........ (found on Pinterest)


 Red Valentine I made from a pattern from Country Stitches......

Beautiful velvet dress, imagine all the stitches to make this one......
 My little red sewing machine.....all the way from France......
 Then if you are tired of being in the red.....go the pinks!!!!!
Pink wreath found on Pinterest......

 My Pink heart shaped teacups!!!! Tea tastes so much better out of these.......
 Gorgeous pink dress, found this on Pinterest too......love it!!!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Tuesday's teacup....blue

I love this teacup, it's very delicate and lacey...... join in with Terri at Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday!
The only marking's are the "made in Japan" stamped on the bottom.

Love the pearl hue and the lace like cutouts..... this is your chance to pull those teacups out of the cupboard and share them...I want to see what you have. Anyone else have blue???

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Life of Jack.........

Hello from Jack.......He just wanted to let you all know he is doing great and so is the rest of his family.......
 His Big Brother .....
 The Girls......
Oh yes, and Mom and Dad too......(one daughter missing from the photo....)
Gramma's tired now...lol.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Lemon...honey...better......

Have a cough that is trying to remove your lungs? Maybe a cup of lemony goodness will help......

Meyer lemons are sweet and a bit sour, but if you add some honey........ahhhh, so soothing.



Of course you need a favourite teacup.....something pretty and lemon like......mmmm.....

Feeling better already? Joining Terri for Teacup Tuesday.
Check out her blog, "Artful Affirmations" for more loveliness and feel better soon.