Saturday, December 31, 2011

OOOOOOOOOOO (post #2) It's my BLOGOVERSARY

Would you like to have a giveaway? If so post a comment, be a follower, and you will get your choice of 1 Blueladie Design chart or a surprise goody. :D

Happy Blogoversary to me...
Happy Blogoversary to me...
Happy Blogoversary to meeeeeeeeee (and many more)
Happy Blogoversary to me!
:D

Thank you for stopping by,
(and forgiving my foolishness)
;)
Cathryn

Stitching Update & Happy New Year!



This is my progress on Lizzie*Kate's Christmas Rules
Stitched on 18 ct Mocha
with DMC threads
(c) Lizzie*Kate

Hope you and yours are truly blessed in the New Year and may there always be time for stitching!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Carol

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where corn-fields lie sunny and bright;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all,
No place too great and no cottage too small;
The Angels who welcome Him sing from the height,
"In the city of David, a King in His might."
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Then let every heart keep its Christmas within
Christ's pity for sorrow, Christ's hatred for sin.
Christ's care for the weakest, Christ's courage for right,
Christ's dread of the darkness, Christ's love of the light.
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

So the stars of the midnight which compass us round
Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound,
And cry, "Look! the earth is aflame with delight,
O sons of the morning, rejoice at the sight."
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


A Christmas Carol

Words: Bishop Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
Source: Phillips Brooks, Christmas Songs and Easter Carols (New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1903).
Music by Lewis Henry Redner

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Merry Christmas from me & Blueladie Designs

I wish you all the most special and happiest of Christmases. Please see "My Bible" to the right (scroll down a bit).

I always love Peanuts Christmas special because of this reading. They do it so well.

Merry Christmas to all... and to all a Good Night!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program

I'm currently working on Lizzie Kate's Christmas Rules.
18 count Mocha (which is a lovely lightly mottled tan)
with DMC Threads

I know I won't be finished with it before Christmas, but I'm going to work on it til it's finished, then go back to my rotation.



Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

And the winner is ->

Parsley. Congratulations on your win. If you could please email me and I will be able to get your charts (the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway) to you.

Thank you to all those who entered!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 11 & 12

My final two releases in my 12 Days of Christmas series for 2011.

#11 "Merry Christmas 2011"



#12 "And They Laid Him in a Manger"



And don't forget about my Christmas giveaway where I'll be giving a set of all 12 charts. The giveaway is tomorrow so hurry and enter (here)!

Merry Christmas!
and thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #10

This ornament was released yesterday. "Snow Happy It's Christmas"




It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #9

was added to my website yesterday. "Pat A Pan"



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #8

Was added to my website yesterday. "Meet You Under the Mistletoe"



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #7

was added to my website yesterday. "Candy Cane Christmas"




It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #6

was released yesterday. "Cookies for Santa" #6 in the series of 12.



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas #5

This is #5 of my newly released 12 Days of Christmas:



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)

Don't forget my giveaway! It is for all 12 of these charts. See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, December 5, 2011

4th Day of Christmas

This chart was released yesterday for my 4th in the 12 Days of Christmas series.


It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)
I love Silent Night. This chart is not as easy as it looks because it calls for French knots or pearl seed beads. But it IS gorgeous! :)

Don't forget my giveaway! See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, December 4, 2011

3rd Day of Christmas

I released this chart yesterday for my 3rd Day of Christmas.



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)
One of my favorite Christmas songs is "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by Julie Andrews.

Don't forget my giveaway! See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, December 3, 2011

2nd Day of Christmas

I released the 2nd Christmas ornament of the season yesterday.



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)
This one reminds me of an old-fashioned Christmas.

Don't forget my giveaway! See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, December 2, 2011

1st Day of Christmas

I released my 1st of 12 ornaments yesterday.



It can be purchased on my website under Christmas themes (link to my site on your right on my sidebar) :)
I love this one. It's so cheery and my favorite Christmas colors.

Don't forget my giveaway! See message post here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Christmas Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended.

Hi all! Tomorrow is the beginning of December. I love you all and thanks for following my and my little designs. I am giving away a set of all 12 of my ornament sized "12 Days of Christmas" designs. Just do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Post about my giveaway on your site/blog.

I will choose a winner on December 13th. :)

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Have you seen this blog?

To Stitch or Not to Stitch belongs to the fabulous Barbara and her wonderful giveaway! Please be sure to stop by and check it out! :)

Thanks for stopping by here,
Cathryn

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Just Sent Out

the Blueladie Designs Newsletter. That's all until next year! ;)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is my most recent finish. Admittedly I don't do Halloween, but lately these are so cute, just had to stitch 'em. :D

Spooky Thirteen
(c) SanMan Originals 2011 special release for 'Merry Members' only
Stitched on 18 ct steel blue aida with DMC Threads

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has gone out! Please look for it. If you didn't receive it, make sure to check your junk mail. :)

Subscription information is available on the website.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Won a Giveaway

I won the most wonderful and generous giveaway I have ever entered. It was from Barbara over on her blog, To Stitch or Not to Stitch. As you can see below, I won Blackberry Lane Designs Goblins on Parade (c) 2010, a quilted Halloween fabric mat, a large scented candle from Reflections (Sugar Cookies - smells absolutely yummy), a jar filled with candy corn (but the most wonderful part was the stitchy piece on top of the jar), and a wonderful Halloween stitched ornament.



I so love the jar with the stitched owl on top. I love, love, love getting finished things and Barbara's finishes are EXCELLENT!

The Halloween Pumpkin ornament is so much more beautiful than this pitiful blurry picture shows. It's just wonderful!


Barbara, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am so very lucky to have won your giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, October 3, 2011

It Went Out Oct 1st

:)
My Blueladie Designs Newsletter went out October 1st. If you didn't get yours, email me. If you would like to subscribe see my website for subscription details.

Happy Monday everyone!
Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Finish and an Update

Halloween Kitty
by San-Man Originals (c) 2011
Merry Members exclusive
14 ct aida fabric
DMC threads



Rose Hill Plantation
by Little House Needleworks (c) 2009
28 ct cream evenweave
HDF silk fibers

I so enjoyed stitching the San-Man Originals piece. It was a fun unusual take for Halloween.

I am doing the Rose Hill Plantation piece in honor of my DH ancestral home Linden Plantation. I am going to make a few changes in the chart for personalization.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Here's The Model I Stitched


"Greatest Love"
18 count pearl grey
GAST Threads
* * *

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Counted Wishes Online Class

We are pleased to announce that Linda K. Reinmiller of HeartWork From My Hand will be teaching the September 2011 Counted Wishes Cyber-Class, "Hardanger Basics".

Linda's class promises to enhance your Hardanger skills while stitching 3 lovely Christmas projects, perfect for gift-giving or your own special ornament tree.

Linda guides you step-by-step through the basic Hardanger stitches - buttonhole edging, Klosters, eyelets, cutting and removing threads, needlewrapping and needleweaving, Dove's eye filling stitch, and square fillet filling stitch.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 14, 2011

Registration Details

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Update

Sorry I don't have any pictures. I've been working on:

Halloween Cat by SanMan Originals
Monthly Houses by Maryse
Rose Hill Plantation by LHN
Sunflower Inn by LHN.

 It's been most enjoyable and relaxing. How I love stitching! :D Also, just a note! There is a Sale on the Blueladie Designs Website! Have a look!

 thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out this morning. Hope you got yours and are enjoying it.

I am so looking forward to September 15th and The Counted Wishes Festival. Then I can show you the Blueladie Designs model I stitched.

Sorry to be short. Thanks for stopping by,
:)
Cathryn

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Counted Wishes Festival

Our next Counted Wishes Festival will be coming up Sept. 15-21, 2011, at http://countedwishes.com.

We'll have an exciting Cyber-Class planned called, "Hardanger Basics". (Deadline for the class is Sept. 14).
The instructor will be Linda K. Reinmiller of HeartWork From My Hand.

Visitors will also find new Cross Stitch Designs, Show Specials, Grand Prizes, A Goodie-Bag Page, and fun games to relax with.

The Counted Wishes Festival
http://countedwishes.com
Spring Show: March 15-21
Fall Show: Sept. 15-21

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Blog Giveaway

I found a wonderful blog giveaway over on Dixie Samplers. Please have a look.

thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

Went out yesterday. I featured sneak peaks of one of my new designs. Did you get yours? (might check your junk mail if you didn't). Enjoy.

thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, July 17, 2011

WOW Did I find a giveaway...

here Seasons of My Mind blog! (On her July 5th post) You might want to have a look see and while you are there look around at her blog!

:)
Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just a Small Finish

Over on the SanMan Originals board there has been some fun and games and I finished this little goodie! :)


Orange by
SanMan Originals
Stitched on 14 ct guest towel
(c) 2011 - All rights reserved.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

for July has just been sent. If you haven't received it, check your spam folder and make sure you have Cathryn's email in your contacts list.

If you're not a subscriber and would like to be, just go to our website: Blueladie Designs, and follow the instructions to subscribe.

Happy July everyone and have a save and enjoyable 4th of July Holiday weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Scanned


Woof Spoken Here (site freebie)
by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty
on 18 ct pearl grey
with leftover floss from kits (approximately matched to colors called for)


Finished on Wednesday evening, June 22nd. Just scanned it. :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time Out for a Fun Day!!!

I took time off for a fun day yesterday. Got an email from Stitchy Kitty Group (Michelle Lutzen designer of Stitchy Kitty) that she would be on a stitch & chat at Stitcher's Village.

I decided to attend and what fun it was to 'stitch & chat'. Michelle was delightful and discussions were about everything to do with stitching and Stitchy Kitty.

The only thing remaining to stitch of the freebie "Woof Spoken Here" is the dog's head. (Freebie available on the Stitchy Kitty site). Here's the results: :D


Woof Spoken Here (site freebie)
by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty
on 18 ct pearl grey
with leftover floss from kits (approximately matched to colors called for)


I'll be finishing this one as an ornament. So cute! Thanks so much Michelle & Stitcher's Village! What fun!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I've been busy...

working on charts for the upcoming Counted Wishes Festival. I've completed a Christmas Sampler, Christmas orny, Halloween orny, working on a 'Quaker' type sampler, and stitching a model of a typical Blueladie Designs sampler. Phew!!! I sure am busy trying to come up with some wonderful designs for y'all. :D

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, June 5, 2011

How Do You Do It????

I love travelling from blog to blog and reading about what you all are doing and looking at your wonderful projects. It make me drool and want to purchase so many things I see. Alas, my pocketbook won't allow that! LOL. How do you choose the project you work on and show off in your blogs? Sigh. Wish I could make such wonderful choices as you. AND.. a very big thank you for blogging and sharing what you are up to in pictures and posts. Love it. Now I am going back to read and look some more.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is out and thank you BB from LA for saying this:

Cathryn, just got your newsletter and absolutely LOVE your freebie!! I haven't stitched in a while but this one made me pull fabric and thread! Already stitched some of it! [personal], just arrived in Afghanistan serving in the military. I'm going to finish this one up and send it to him along with some goodies from home to keep him going while he's there. This will let him know the love we have in our hearts for the military! ... Ladies, if you haven't subscribed to Cathryn's newsletter, please do! It's worth it! :)


Thank you BB! I appreciate your kind words.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, May 30, 2011

On This Memorial Day

I am remembering our military (and their families) past and present for their sacrifice and service. May God truly hold them close and bless them.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

FYI

There won't be any stitching updates for a while because I'm working on model stitching one of my own designs (Blueladie Designs) for the Counted Wishes Festival. Thanks for stopping by, though. Hope you got the freebie that was posted previously. :)

Cathryn

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

to everyone who takes a moment to read this blog. May your day be especially blessed.

Here's a little gift from me to you. Enjoy.

Just Carnations by Blueladie Designs
(c) 2011 All rights reserved







Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out today. If you didn't get yours, you missed it!!! :D Sign up instructions are on the website. (Also a special product discount for readers). :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stitching Update

Hi all,
I hope your Easter is truly a blessed one.

I have been working on designs for the September Counted Wishes Festival. So far I have one finished and am working on the second.

Here's what I'm stitching on to date:

This piece I am working on to remember my sweet Wolfgang. He was 19 when he died and he was with me all of those years. I plan on just stitching the cat and his name, birth year and death:














This is Maryse Dupont's 2011 SAL. So far I am up-to-date with it: (the sweet pincushion was a prize I won in Mouse's Birthday giveaway. I LOVE it! Her stitching is divine! :)














An update on Little House Needlework's Sunflower Inn.














I am working on the 1st square of Carriage House Sampling's Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow:














Another pic of CHS CHRH:














Thanks for stopping by,
Love & Easter Blessings to you.
Cathryn

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow What a Giveaway!

You won't be sorry if you visit "Cross Stitch and Cupcakes" blogaversary giveaway! It's fantastic!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

was just sent out! If you didn't get it, you missed the cutest freebie chart, IMHO. Hehehehehehehe. ;)

If you would like to receive the newsletter. Go to the Blueladie Designs website and sign up! :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did you miss ...

my Friday sales special? WOW it was a doozie. All my charts (Blueladie Designs) were available for $2 each. Hope you'll watch it from now on. :D

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What I'm Stitching

right now.


This is my SanMan Originals SAL


This is my Mary Dupont SAL from the 'grilles of Maryse'.




These are updates from My Big Toe's Serenity Prayer.

Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is out! If you aren't signed up, you missed it!!! ;) Sign up information is to the right under the slide show. Have a terrific day!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, February 18, 2011

Did You Know?

That Jennifer is having a wonderful giveaway at Feathers In The Nest, her wonderful blog? Go over and check it out and enter. You won't be sorry. Be sure to sign up as a follower too. :) Hurry, the Drawing is on March 1st.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stitching Finishes

I've completed Little House Needleworks:



From left to Right is:

"All Is Calm" by Little House Needleworks (c) 2010 from the year long ornament series. Stitched on 14 ct Tan aida with DMC floss. Started December 15, 2010 (with a small interruption) completed on January 27, 2010

"Winter Band Sampler" by Little House Needleworks (c) 2010. Stitched on 28ct Zweigart Quaker Linen, Pearl Grey with DMC floss. Started January 1, and completed January 25, 2011.

Thanks for looking,
Cathryn

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Did You Know?

That the Counted Wishes Festival will be here next week (February 1-7)? I am so excited. I have some new charts to share with you. I am excited to see what the other participating designers have to offer and what their specials are too! See you there!

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Contest Winner

I want to thank everyone who took the time to try to help me and enter my contest. The one that struck a 'chord' in me when I read it was "Words To Live By." There were 2 entries with this name on it. I put both names on a piece of paper, shook them up and DH drew a name. The winner is Patricia from Canada. I am going now to email the chart to her. This chart should be available very soon on my website for sale. Thanks for your interest. I really do appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by,
God Bless
Cathryn

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Help me - CONTEST



The contest is this: Please submit a name for this chart to me by commenting on THIS post OR if you don't want to share the name because you think you have a good chance of winning email me, Cathryn, with “Contest” in the subject line. Only entries with Contest in the subject line will be considered. The winner will receive this chart FREE!!! I would appreciate the help in naming it because frankly, I’m stumped! :)

Thanks so much for your help and -

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, January 10, 2011

This is WHY!

You haven't seen any of my cross stitch lately. I've been knitting a one piece with a hood. Sigh... it will be a long time before I do it again. I SO missed my cross stitch!!!



Thanks for stopping by,

God Bless
Cathryn

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Unhappy Hotmail User

That's me. I heard on the news that MSN is having problems with hotmail and is working to resolve it. Meanwhile, it's giving me a headache! :(

If you are trying to reach me. PLEASE be patient and persistent! Thank you so much!

Thanks for stopping by and
God Bless,

Cathryn

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Newsletter

Happy New Year!

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter is out. Did you get yours? Go to the website to find out how to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn