Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On my magazine stand

are these magazines.  Funny, isn't it, how the doldrums of winter make the chores of summer seem so provocative.

I had another needlework finish for the week.  This one is a little stitchery by Macadoo Designs.  I bought the pattern and frame years ago at Little Quilts in Marietta.  The frame was navy blue....the only one they had for this particular pattern.  It did not fit in with the decor in the area I had in mind for it.  It would have to be painted.  And so, it sat on the shelf for all that time.  Finally, I painted and distressed the frame to match my basement cabinets, but just couldn't get the impetus to forge ahead with the stitchery.  THEN.....two weeks ago at Scott's Antique Show I saw these adorable buttons (the lady said they are very old and are called calico buttons) that just screamed to me....."We can be flowers on your cute little stitchery".  And so, they are, and the stitchery is finished and hung.....and I love it.  End of story!

Tonight we went to church.  We are members at a small Baptist church in our rural community.  It is warm and loving and we like it.  I have been a member of a Methodist and Presbyterian church in the past.  I am basically a Christian.  I really don't get hung up on a lot of doctrine.  I have found, however, a huge difference in being a Baptist.  They can cook........and they can eat.  Every occasion involves food....dinner on the grounds....and it is good.  No wonder it is hard to stay on a diet!!!  Just saying.....

Time to sign favorite show, Criminal Minds, is on.


A wonderful friend who makes me laugh, who listens and understands and never judges.  I hope I am as good a friend to her as she is to me.
An afternoon nap.
Providence Baptsit Church.

Take care,


  1. Hi Jennie,
    I love your little stitchery with the calico buttons. I shared it on Pinterest and am now following your blog. I am also a member of Kathleen Tracy's Yahoo group and I'm still working on the Mourning quilt. Thanks for sharing all of your work!
    Bonney Lake, WA