Friday, July 31, 2015


Hello Dear Friends!

It has been so long since I've had a ~*Friday Finishes*~ post... so, I'm going to rename it a ~*Braggin'*~ post... and do it when I get the chance.

Here are some awesome finishes to brag about...

Julie punched up my freebie ~*Old Cat*~... and she did such a prim~perfect job!  She changed up the lettering a little bit to fit her needs and then mounted it on an old chalkboard.  Her choice of flosses and her finish is just wonderful!  I love it!  The cat looks amazingly~old!
Lauralee stitched my freebie ~*Sunflowers and Crows*~... and her finish into the super~darling pillow with rick~rack is stunning!  I love rick~rack!!!  Oh, and do you see her sweet sunflower pin in the corner?  Oh.... I love love love it!

Many sweet thanks to both you girls for working with my designs and for sharing!  I'm blushing that you both created such wonderful treasures from my designs!  Thank you!!!


I stitched up this patriotic penny rug yesterday.  I volunteer one afternoon a week at our small town pool... working in the concession stand.  It isn't very busy... so I take advantage of my time and work on something.  This was my project this week.  It is a kit given to me by my good friend PatiJane.  I'm a little late for Independence Day this year.... but maybe I'll just leave it out all year!

It doesn't show very well from the photo, but the background wool has a beautiful checked pattern.  For stitching, I used some of my Valdani threads.

I was in Topeka today to run some errands.  Since I'm very low on lights and tans in my floss collection, I picked up a little.  Goodness.... my receipt was about 3 feet long!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. All of the projects were wonderful but my favorite was the old cat. Love it.

  2. Hi Betty,
    It was so sweet of you to show my punched cat!! I'm so happy you like it!!! Love the other pieces too!! Your designs are so special!! Can't wait to do some more!!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  3. I've downloaded your freebies (thank you very much!), but have yet to make anything. After seeing Julie's and Lauralee's beauties, I need to get busy! I love your patriotic penny rug - it's beautiful!!

  4. such lovelies! i especially am crushing on that kitty


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