Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogaversary WINNER!

I know, I know. I was derelict in choosing some stash for this, but I will.

The Winner is TRICIA!!! I assigned numbers to the posters and picked a number from a cup. Tricia, please email me your addy so I can send your prize. Also, you may choose any chart from the Blueladie Designs website. The expiration for this is January 31st. So you have a month to choose. Just email me your choice and I will send it to you.

Thank you to those who played site unseen and my apologies for not posting what the prize was. I plead 'old timers' and a NEW GRANDCHILD! :D

God Bless!
and thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

She's HERE!!!

Delilah Anna Noel was born 8lb 11 oz.
at 12:53 pm Christmas Day
21 inches long.
Mom and baby are wonderful!!!
(and Dad survived too!)

Thank you so much one and all!
Merry Christmas

God Bless!



Becca’s (my youngest) water broke, she’s on her way to the hospital! I guess Delilah (my granddaughter to be) wanted to be a Christmas baby! :)

Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers (as she is diabetic).

God Bless!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all
May your blessings be great
and your troubles be small!


Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stitchy Update

I have been KNITTING feverisly trying to finish a onesie with a hood before my youngest has her baby on the 28th. Soooooooooo I haven't been doing much cross stitching and I miss it terribly! I did, however, design an ornament which I just couldn't resist and stitched up quickly. Here it is, although the picture doesn't do it justice. The red seed beads I added to the outer backstitching sparkle in the lights. It's so pretty. Thank you Iris for sending me the 2 colors of floss in your Christmas card which inspired this! :)

The chart for this is available on the Blueladie Designs website.

I hope you all have a happy stitchy Christmas!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, December 12, 2010



I just noticed my blogaversary is coming up in 19 days! I am rooting around in stash land and Blueladie Designs land to come up with a prize for this auspicious occasion! When I find something, I will post it. Until then, if you would like a head start on entering, become a follower and post a comment with your email addy. Hmmmmm what to pick, what to pick????

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am delighted to be able to announce that some difficulties have been worked out and the Counted Wishes Festival will go on as scheduled. Look for announcements.

ALSO, Look for NEW Blueladie Designs charts at the Festival!

Blessings on you and yours and
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 6, 2010

News Update

Dear Readers,
I have just learned that due to circumstances beyond Counted Wishes control, the February Festival has been cancelled. Onward and upward.

Let us keep people in need physically and emotionally at this time of year (and always) in our prayers. Thanks!

Look for more Blueladie Designs coming soon. A new release every month. :)

God Bless

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st

Well, the Blueladie Designs Newsletter went out today! Were you aware that each newsletter has a small design freebie? So there is a bit of fun along with the news.

It was snowing in Kentucky this morning and it was a lovely enjoyable sight. I played Christmas music and worked on designs at my computer while glancing now and then out the window. What a great way to spend time. I'm looking forward to the next Counted Wishes Festival February 1-7. :)

Take care all and God bless your December days.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's That Time Again!

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter will be out in a few days. :) Don't miss it! Subscription information is on my website and the column to your right.

I have also begun to work on submissions for the Counted Wishes Festival coming up in February. I hope you will save some of your Christmas monies for the exciting NEW designs that will be released then (February 1-7, 2011).

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your Christmas will be truly blessed!

God Bless!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your day is absolutely wonderful!
I am so grateful for my followers and your wonderful comments over the years. You support me and keep me going. I love my blog and I love my followers!

Thank you! AND

Thank you for stopping by,

God Bless!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Been a While! :(

Well, it's been a while since I posted. DH had a heart attack last week and was just released from the hospital last Sunday. We are both still on edge, but he seems to be doing somewhat better after the procedures he had done.

As always, my stitching was a true gift for my sanity.

I finished Pumpkin Hollow Farm by Little House Needleworks 2 or 3 weeks ago. I didn't have access to my camera at that time. I just took these pictures last night.

I am currently working on all of my Little House Needleworks ornaments for my grandchildren. :) As always this designer's pieces are a pleasure to stitch! :)

It will be a while before I can finish them so I thought I'd post my progress. I have an ornament every year for each grandchild and will give the ornaments to them when they turn 18. Then they will have a start on decorations for their Christmas tress.

I'm currently working on #10 "Under the Tree". Just started that one so I guess I am really behind as that should have been finished in October. However, I am catching up! :)

As always - Thanks for stopping by,
Love, hugs & prayers,

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is out! If you didn't receive it, you missed out! If you WANT to receive it, instructions are to the right in the "email me" section.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here's Another!

This is a spectacular giveaway too on a very nice blog:
AT Willow Tree Pond.


Thanks for stopping by,

There is

A Halloween Giveaway on Dixie Samplar Designs! Check it out!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stitching Update

I have been working on Little House Needleworks "Pumpkin Hollow Farm". Here is my update:

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I've Started ...

on my Pumpkin Hollow Farm by Little House Needleworks. :)

This is going to be a lovely piece. I'm so enjoying stitching an October/Autumn/Halloween piece.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Finish and an update

Hi all,
I have been working on and finished a SanMan Originals chart (Quaker Halloween). It was a fun stitch.

I am now going to start work on Little House Needleworks "Pumpkin Hollow". Looking forward to this one too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Out!

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter is out. If you aren't on the mailing list. You missed it.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tomorrow is...

Newsletter day (Blueladie Designs). Don't miss your issue! If you haven't already signed up, email me (see column to your right with email link) with "Newsletter" in the subject line and your email addy in the body. :D

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wedding Yesterday

went really well and DH's oldest son was married and he loved this piece I stitched for them. I was so pleased. Here it is. It's Trilogy's Wedding Spots. I also did it for Otey and I.

thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Do you know what's happening with copyrights?

There is a new blog that I want you all to see. (click the word 'blog'or link is:

You are going to be hearing a lot about this blog and the writings that will be posted. This is serious so as a designer, I have to ask your help. Fighting copyright infringements takes a lot of man/woman power!

Go to the blog, read it and sign up to follow. Post it to your blogs, your Facebook pages and Twitter. Put it everywhere.

The statistics that will be posted will and should alarm every one of us as illegal uploading and downloading is increasing at a fevered pitch. It is so bad that it threatens the not-too-distant future of our industry.

Please show your support by signing on. And as honest stitchers who pay for your charts, you should be right on the front line with us designers.

Thank you.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Have you entered?????

the September Blueladie Designs Newsletter contest? There's only 10 more days until the October newsletter comes out. :) Good Luck to the entries.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Won!

I won Barb's Stitches blogoversary/birthday giveaway! I am so happy. This is a pretty little package to stitch a lovely fall piece. Sigh... I was feeling a little down today and this really cheered me up.

Thank you Barb!!!



Saturday, September 11, 2010

9 - 11

9 years of Never Forgetting.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sad to Say

I just found out that another designer has suffered theft --- yet again. I know in these days of economic challenge it's tempting just to 'share' charts, but that only hurts us all and most of all the original designer.

I know myself, being retired, money is tight. I depend on my very small sales to order stash that I want and could not otherwise have. Other designers depend on their craft to support their household finances.

Let us in a good Christian manner 'do unto others as we would want them to do to us.' Sharing is a good thing, but only if the item belongs to us. Sharing what another sells to make a living is hurtful.

Think about it.

thanks for stopping by -- and --
God Bless You for supporting our needlework craft!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Out!

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter has been sent out this morning. Don't miss your copy. There's a contest in it!!! :D

If you aren't on the newsletter mailing list and would like to be, just send me an email (link to the right under the slideshow) with 'Newsletter' in the subject line and your email address in the body.


Monday, August 23, 2010

A Finish

Hi all. This is a first for me. I actually FINISHED an ornament (thanks to Vonna's tutorial). She has THE TWISTED STITCHER BLOG and her tutorials are linked on her page at the top. Thank you Vonna!!! The piece is SanMan Originals "Ready to Carve" which was offered as a freebie in their Newsletter. Thank you Sandy!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MY Lucky Day!!! Friday the 13th

AND... in celebration I have a special offer over at Blueladie Designs! (Friday the 13th ONLY) Buy one chart and get another of equal or lesser value 50% off! Kewl! For the discount, though, there IS once catch! You have to email me here. :)

(I'm going to buy a lottery ticket today! Wish me luck!)


Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you for attending the Counted Wishes Festival. I hope you had fun with the games, goodie bag and browsing some wonderful designs.

My new designs (pictured in slide show to your right) are still available at the Blueladie Designs website on the "New" page.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY (Aug 7)

for the Counted Wishes Festival! Don't miss out! Be sure to stop by my booth on the last day!!! If you stop by my booth and place an order(on August 7th), you can pick a number from 1-10 and get a special gift! BUT you must email me BEFORE you place your order to get the gift! :D

Thanks for attending y'all!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Counted Wishes Festival!!!!

is HERE!!!

Please take some time to visit us! You can find us on the web here!


thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

I sent the August newsletter out early this morning. If you aren't on the newsletter mailing list and would like to be, just send me an email (link to the right under the slideshow) with 'Newsletter' in the subject line and your email address in the body.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 30, 2010


Well It's ALMOST the last day! I'm TIRED and I need some excitement so I decided to do my Birthday Giveaway Drawing. I used Integer Generator to pick a number from the entries I had. The number picked belonged to Patricia! CONGRATULATIONS PATRICIA!!!! Hope you enjoy your goodies!

The rest of you! Guess what! YOU WIN, TOO!!! Yes, you heard right. You all get a gift certificate for $3.00 to Blueladie Designs website! How cool is that!!! You can choose from over 150 charts listed at $3. Have fun shopping! Contact me and I will verify you entered and send you your GC number. When you are ready to choose, you can email me with your choice and your GC number and I will email you the PDF chart! How fun is that! Everyone wins! I LOVE those kinds of Contests!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Recent Finishes

These are some recent finishes:

My Prairie Schooler "All You Can Eat":

All of them together plus Little House Needleworks "He's A Flake", "Pear Tree" and starting on "Snowy Pines":

I have to find somewhere I can get some felt online. If any of you know a place, please email me.

Thanks for stopping by,
God Bless

Friday, July 16, 2010

Great Online Opportunity from Counted Wishes Festival

Janet Perry of Napa Needlepoint is taking applications until Aug. 1 for a fascinating Blackwork Accessories Cyber Class, which includes:

• shading,
• borders, and
• different basic patterns

in 3 beautiful projects-

• a round luggage tag,
• photo album,
• and a checkbook cover.

A great value at only $20.00 and easily worked into your schedule! Since the class is on-line and the lessons are sent via email, there really isn't a particular time for it. Discussion goes on in the Yahoo group, so that can be done according to the attendee's schedule as well.

Visit Counted Wishes Festival for photos and registration details.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's My Birthday Giveaway!

From left clockwise: Itty Bitty Santa Beard by Twisted Threads, Purr-Dicament by Margaret Sherry, Snowman Kit by Rico Design, Zweigart 32ct Lugana in Amsterdam Blue fabric (behind the snowman), Key chain (for cross stitch), Durasharp scissors, Easter Egg hanging tuck with Easter Egg & bunny charms.

To win, all you have to do is add a comment to THIS post (leave your email addres IN the post). You have until the end of the month to enter. Once per person. :) Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by,

PS ... Don't worry if you don't see your comment right away! I approve all comments to avoid Spamming. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Almost Here!

It's 17 days and counting to the Counted Wishes Festival! I hope you will take the opportunity to visit and see all the wonderful NEW designs the designers are offering to you! (Including ME!!! - All but 1 of my designs are brand new and never seen before!) :D

Janet Perry is offering an online course.

All the designers have a special festival offering.

Look for a 'goodie bag' to be offered also!

Lots of fun and exciting things to look forward to!

Check it out at Counted Wishes Festival!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!!!

God Bless the U.S.A. and our Military & their families!

Love, hugs & prayers,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out today! :D Hope you received yours! If you would like to subscribe, email me (link to right of screen) with "Newsletter" in the subject line and your email address in the body! Have a terrific day!

Remember to thank a vet or current military personnel and their families for their service to our country and for our FREEDOM! July 4th coming soon!

thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Blackwork Accessories Class With Janet Perry

Learn the simple and historic needlework of Blackwork in this class from Janet Perry of Napa Needlepoint. You'll make three different accessories, each showcasing a different aspect of Blackwork.

a.. The round luggage tag will show different basic Blackwork patterns.
b.. The photo album will have different Blackwork borders.
c.. The checkbook cover will teach shading in Blackwork.
All three projects are stitched in silk or perle cotton on 14 count Aida (those wishing to try Blackwork on needlepoint canvas can do so). You can finish each of the projects yourself for delightful presents or to treat yourself.

Three lessons, beginning August 1, 2010, are $20.
Email for Registration.

I appreciate your support for this event!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Please Remember

to save some pennies and time to check out the Counted Wishes Festival August 1-7. Be sure to tell your friends. Games, prizes, class & free goodie bag for all who attend. Each designer has a special "Mystery Treat"! :D You will find it well worth it to check out these designers' NEW designs! :D

thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back To My WIP

Back to my WIP, Prairie Schooler's "All You Can Eat". :)

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mississippi Riverboat Finish

My Little House Needleworks "Mississippi Riverboat" is complete. I am so happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


The Blueladie Designs Newsletter went out this morning. If you aren't receiving it and are interested in getting on the mailing list, just email me (link in the right hand column) with Newsletter in the subject line and your email address in the body.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Stitching update on WIP

Hi all,
This is my stitching update on my Little House Needleworks SAL "Mississippi Riverboat". Almost finished. :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stitching Update

Guilty as charged! I've paused my "All You Can Eat" piece to participate in a Little House Needleworks SAL. "Mississippi Riverboat" pictures can be seen below. :) This IS a WIP. Not finished yet. ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Stitching Update

I am currently working on Prairie Schooler's "All You Can Eat". I thought it would be kind of funny to hang in my kitchen.

I've also been keeping a few stitches in My Big Toe's "Serenity Prayer".

Also here's a bit of a close-up of "Serenity".

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I did. Have a terrific stitchy week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter for the month of May has been sent out. I hope you enjoy it. If you would like to subscribe please email me. Link is to your right.

Have a good weekend. Stay safe.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another Terrific Giveaway...

from a TERRIFIC designer/cook!!! Please go to Plum Street Designs Blog and check it out! Paulette has a new blog for recipes that she and her mom have started. She is a GREAT cook and it's worth checking out and following! In honor of that she's giving away a $60 gift certificate. Check it out at Plum Street Samplers blog (link above). The new blog is Four Seasons Cafe. Yum! Looks GREAT Paulette!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I WON!!!

I won Vicky's Birthday Blog giveaway (see April 12 post below). I CANNOT WAIT to get it! I am so EXCITED!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stitching Hung and We are Enjoying it!

Sea To Shining Sea by Little House Needleworks and stitched by me is hung in our living room. DH and I both agree it looks wonderful and are enjoying looking at it often.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 12, 2010


Heads Up Readers.
There is a wonderful giveaway on Vicky's blog (Nutmegger Stitcher's Works)!!! You can check it out here. Lot's of nice stitchy stuff she's chosen for her BIRTHDAY! Please wish her a happy birthday and carefully read her rules on her April 12 post. Happy Birthday Vicky! And many more happy ones!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

I have appropriately finished my Little House Needleworks piece by Diane Williams from the Just Cross Stitch magazine. It is stitched on 32ct Silkweavers Reflections limited edition color (it's a kind of sparkly lavender pink), the rest is as the chart instructions called for. It was a joy to stitch during this lenten season.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter has been emailed. I hope you enjoy all the news and the cute little freebie design I included.

If you aren't on the mailing list and would like to be, just email me (link to the right) with "Newsletter" in the subject line and your email address in the body.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday - Monday

Remember the Mamas and the Papas? "Rainy Days & Mondays always get me down." That's today!!! Yeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuccck!

Stitching: I finished part 1 of the SMO 4 Season Fatties. (haven't got a picture yet). I need to work on the March jar from the same designer.

I went back to stitching on my Lenten piece by Little House Needleworks, "He Is Risen" from Just Cross Stitch magazine- their most recent issue as of this date.

In my UFO pile I still have Serenity by My Big Toe and Cantata by Whispered in the Wind.

Next I would like to start Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks. I won it in a contest and IRIS so generously granted my wish for the floss for this project. I'm itching to get at it! LOL. So many projects too little time!!!

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Monday.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Got An Award!

The Sunshine Blog award!

I received the award from one of my favorite designers (Blue Ribbon Designs), Belinda the Sampler Girl. Check out her blog. You won't be sorry. Now on to my responsibilities for receiving this award. PIF (Pay/Pass it Forward).

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So, here are my twelve nominees (in no special order)...all of who are positive and creative with their blog posts...all of whom inspire me!
1. Plum Street Samplers
2. Little House Needleworks
3. Stitches by Carin
4. Stitching With Iris
5. Stitching Obsession II
6. Raggedy Stitcher's Blog
7. Cross Stitches and Kitty Kisses
8. Sue's Stitching
9. Just Julie
10. Ma vie en rose
11. Scattered Threads
12. With My Needle

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Finished!!!

This is one of the most rewarding and beautiful pieces I've done. I absolutely love it. It is Little House Needlework's 'Sea To Shining Sea' It really means something to me and makes my heart proud.

This is a close-up of 'The West Coast':

and here is 'The Southwest':

Next comes 'The Mountains':

and my part of the country, 'The Midwest':

and finally with some of my favorite colors, 'The East Coast':

Thank you Diane of Little House Needleworks. I can't even begin to tell you how much it meant to me to stitch this piece.

Thanks all for looking and following my journey.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stitching Update

Here is my LHN Sea To Shining Sea (currently working on midwest):

Up close recent finish, Mountain:

Here is my SMO February Jar (available Christmas 2009 to members of SanMan Originals Message Board only):

Up close SMO February Jar:

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blueladie Designs First Newsletter!

Blueladie Designs Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1.
February 8, 2010

Dear Stitchers,

Here it is February and the Counted Wishes Festival was a success! If you didn’t visit, you missed a lot of fun. If you were there, I sincerely hope you enjoyed it and participated in the fun. There were a lot of mystery packages, games, a class and prizes galore.

If you missed it and are having stitcher’s regret, don’t worry you will have another chance in August. More details later.

As you can see I have decided to create a newsletter for the Blueladie Designs followers. I hope you will benefit from it and enjoy it.

Part 2 of the Mystery Sampler is now up and available for SAL followers to stitch and enjoy. If you have any pictures, please send them to me at I would be happy to post them on the Mystery Sampler page for all to see your stitching!

If you haven’t noticed, there are new designs on the “New” page. This year I will be releasing the 12 Days of Christmas in my own special version. There is a bargain if you choose to subscribe to the auto-mailer of these designs. You will also find information regarding the auto-mailer on the “New” page. As always, you save money by purchasing my PDF charts. There are no printing charges, postage charges, handling fees, etc. You also have the instant gratification of receiving your chart immediately instead of waiting on and harassing the poor postman! LOL!

I have also added a Valentine on the “New” page for those of you who are interested.

This first newsletter is free (no subscription required). If you would like to subscribe (if you aren’t a member of the Blueladie Designs Yahoo Group-who receive it), please send your name and email addy to with Newsletter in the subject line. There is no charge for the newsletter.

Here is a freebie chart for hanging in there and reading this far. Happy Stitching!

© BLD 2010 - Please do not copy or share this chart.
DMC: 321(heart outline), 335(next darkest shade inside heart), 776(lightest shade inside heart), 5200 (white)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't Forget!

to visit me at COUNTED WISHES February 1-5. Some exciting things going on there!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update on My Stitching

I've been working on Little House Needleworks "Sea To Shining Sea" and enjoying every stitch. Here is the latests update:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stitching Update

How's it going for all of you? I am SO enjoying stitching From Sea to Shining Sea by Little House Needleworks. Here's an update:

Hope all is stitching along well in your corner of the world.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Stitching Update

Hi all,
Here's what I've been working on:

This is my monthly SanMan Original jar. These are going to be lovely and I am doing them on one piece of fabric. They are very small ... maybe 1.5 x 1.5 inches?
I'm in love with this right now. I wasn't able to afford the brand new version of Sea To Shining Sea by Little House Needleworks. When I was shopping around for a "used" chart, a woman sold me hers when she saw that I was trying to buy another stitcher's sale and failed. I had NO IDEA I would be getting the threads. OH MY... I am in love with stitching with silk. It FEELS so wonderful. These pictures don't do it justice, but it is coming along beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by,