Thursday, November 30, 2017

In Memoriam

 Leo ❤
June 10, 2005 ~ November 22, 2017
It is with great sadness, dear friend, that I am finally able to post that our sweet baby boy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and is now the brightest angel in Heaven.

As many know, Leo fought not one, but two battles with Mast Cell Cancer...and won! He continued to enjoy life, even through two rounds of chemotherapy and beyond...until his tired body just couldn't muster on, and died peacefully surrounded by his best friend, Little Brother, as well as his entire family. Leo was and will always remain our warrior hero and champion! We treasure the twelve years that he was such a loving member of our family, and we miss him terribly, as will anyone who was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of one of his big wet kisses...and we look forward to the day when we will see our fur baby boy again when he greets us at The Rainbow Bridge.

Sleep now baby boy, where there is no cancer or old age, and dog toys and treats are in abundance for your pure free!

Thanks for stopping by, dear friend, and indulging me in a heartfelt memoriam to a very much loved member of The Teakettle Clan.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Needle Minder Exchange Reveal

Good Friday morning, dear friend!

I was lucky enough to take part in a very fun exchange, hosted by our dear friend Ingrid, over at Mii Stitch blog. Each member was tasked to send a small stitched treat, to be sent along with a skein of DMC, and a needle minder...thus the title.

I am so happy to share with you my very special treat that I received, all the way from Wales! Bethan over at Crafting Ramble blog, sent me the best treats ever!

Bethan stitched up this adorable card and added a sweet BB-8 magnet...I love them both!

A close up of each sweet treat...

Notice the awesome dragon, which represents Wales...

Now that the big reveal is here, I can go over and visit Bethan's blog and thank her properly.

Wondering what I sent to my exchange friend? Head on over to Mii Stitch and find out, as Ingrid was the victim of my "treats," across the pond in the U.K.

This was so much fun, and a big thanks to Ingrid for both dreaming it up and hosting it.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and allowing me to share some fun mail treats with you!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

My July WIPocalypse

Good Sunday afternoon, dear friend!

It's time for July's WIPocalypse post...

But, first, to answer this month's question...

What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

My oldest WIP is "Bless Our Home," by La De Da, which I began stitching in May 2016.

My newest WIP is "Bless Our Camper" by Needle Bling Designs, which I just received last week, and have only stitched two words upon.

Let's see...where to begin!

I spent the months of March, April and May without much stitching going on. On the one hand, I just had no stitching mojo, and on the other hand life was wild and crazy...which the two go hand in hand for me. Life hasn't really slowed down, but I made a commitment to get back to my stitching, with or without my mojo. So far, it's been working. YAY!

Which leads me to "Spring Moon" by Alessandra Adelaide...

Stitched on White Monaco using the charted DMC floss
Sorry about the wonky pic, I hate to iron my WIPs for every pic as I feel like it's not so good for either the fabric or the ignore the Q-Snap creases.

I am totally loving this WIP, and it's really been helping with getting my mojo back. I find that I am back to the "I can't wait to work on it" feeling, and that's just what I have been doing, every evening, which gives me such pleasure...YAY!
I was showing it to Me-Ma the other day, and she fell in love with it, so it's going to be framed so that she can hang it in her house, wherever she wants...she makes me feel so special.

Next up...

"Bless Our Home" by La D Da...

Stitched on 32 ct Belfast "Silvery Moon" using both DMC and GAST floss, as charted 
I love the saying.

I have been dragging my feet on this one, which is bizarre since I have been so excited about stitching it for Big Brother and DILove. I began in May 2016 when they closed escrow on their first house, and still hadn't finished it by the one year anniversary, so, I decided that this will be finished and framed by Christmas of this year.

And Next...

I started "Prayer of Saint Francis" by Lizzie Kate and have made some good progress...

Stitched on 32 ct "Lambswool" using the charted WDW floss
Sorry about the's crummy, I know.

Another slow go, but since my mojo is returning (shhh I don't want to jinx it back into hiding) I think that it may find itself finished and hanging on a wall in the not too distant future.


I have made a wee teeny start on "Bless Our Camper"

Stitched on White Monaco using both WDW and GAST floss, as charted

This is the design finished...

I love the motif, and chose it for that, though I am going to change it to "Bless Our Trailer," to make it appropriate to us, and then I will finish it into a pillow for the trailer. I bought some fun trailer themed fabric to use for it's backing...I'll keep you posted on it's progress, and how it looks once it gets to it's new home.

Speaking of the travel trailer, we haven't been out on the road much this month, but we do have a couple of fun trips planned for next month...a trip to San Diego, and another to Utah. I can't wait, and look forward to being on the road again.

Well, that seems to be just about all there is to share, dear friend. I thank you for stopping by for a visit.