Friday, November 14, 2008

Chiloe is having a GIVEAWAY!!! :-)

I was just visiting Chiloe's Corner & she is having her first giveaway on her blog!!! It's really exciting bcuz the item she is giving away is a french cross stitch magazine! I have purchased cross stitch magazines from the United Kingdom before, but I have never seen one from France. So if you're interested in entering for this great prize, please check out Chiloe's Corner & the post about her GIVEAWAY HERE!!!

Have a great day & Happy Stitching Everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've Been TAGGED!!!

I've been tagged by Ashley and Dawn to share six random things about myself, according to the rules.

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Ok, so here are six random things about me ...

1 ~ I absolutely LOVE just about anything & everything PURPLE!!!
2 ~ I like to eat lots of foods that are banana flavored ... but I don't actually like to eat bananas.
3 ~ I like to collect mythical & fantasy things like faeries, dragons, unicorns, mermaids, etc
4 ~ I tell my husband that I'm "not a gamer" but I have a Nintendo DS with several games, and also many games on my computer, as well as a membership on
5 ~ In addition to cross stitching, I love to sew, paint plastercrafts, scrapbook & crochet.
6 ~ I'm a native Californian ocean lover who is now looking for that ocean front property in Arizona ... they said it was here somewhere!!!

I have tagged ...



A Great Cross Stitch Site with FREE Patterns!!!

I just found this great site that has lots of FREE cross stitch patterns on it! They do ask that you register & you get 20 points for that. You can download the Patterns of the Day for free. From what I can tell you earn points for different things. And the patterns that are not patterns of the day cost 10 points each. Not bad for a cute pattern! :~) Definitely worth checking out!!!

Here is the link for the website ~

Cross Stitchers Club

Hope you enjoy the website!!!

Happy Stitching!

♥ Margie ♥

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Darn Stitching Bug Has Evaded Me!!! BUT I WILL FIND IT!!!

Hello Everyone ~

Well I must say I wish I had more stitching news to report. Sadly, that darn stitching bug has evaded me ever since I finished the Faerie Mushroom House piece at the end of September. There has been a lot going on. My kids & I took a trip to Southern California. I went to my high school reunion, which was a lot of fun! Plus I just have been going thru a lot. However, I have been doing a little bit of shopping on the website as well as on the Heaven and Earth Designs website, both of which are absolutely wonderful sites! I do highly recommend them both!!! And after doing some pattern shopping, I do feel the clouds beginning to lift and the stitching bug has started to come out of hiding. So tonite, after my husband leaves for work, and my kids go to bed, I am going to sit down & attempt to work on one of my WIPs. ***Fingers Crossed*** that the darn bug comes fully out of hiding once my fingers meet with needle & floss & aida/evenweave!!!

So I am very excited about the patterns that I have purchased. From Patterns Online, I purchased some holiday designs, which are very cute. And from Heaven and Earth Designs, I purchased Small Things in color and Small Things in black & white and also the Sol, Stella, & Luna Chart Pack, all of which are simply stunning. With the Small Things design, I like them both so much that I just couldn't decide which I liked better. So I decided that I would get them both. And since I already have some other black & white designs, I am going to dedicate a whole wall in my house just for those in black & white. So I'm curious, after looking at both of the versions of Small Things, which version do you like better? Color? Or black & white? Or are you like me & absolutely love them both?

Well, that's enough from me for now. Happy Stitching to everyone! I hope you are all having an excellent weekend. I'll report any progress that I make during tonite's stitching!

~ ♥ ~ Margie ~ ♥ ~