Monday, December 31, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out last night and this afternoon.  After 3 years of sending out this newsletter, hotmail decided I was spam and wouldn't let me send out the last group of subscribers.  Some of you may have received the newsletter from my gmail account.  Check your spam/junk box.  If you didn't receive it, email me at the hotmail address and I will return email you (if you are already a subscriber) a copy of the newsletter.

My apologies for the glitch.  I really don't make enough income from Blueladie Designs to purchase an email client, so we'll have to cope with these occasional glitches.  Thank you for your patience with me and your interest in my stitching and my designs.

God Bless and
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Monday, December 24, 2012

My Annual Favorite Poem/Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Words by Bishop Phillips Brooks

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.

Thanks for stopping by,
Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

May the Star of Bethlehem

shine down on you and yours with all the blessings of the season.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


for my loyal blog readers.  On my Blueladie Designs website, click the 'New!' link on the left hand side of the page.  There are THREE new Christmas ornament designs.  Pick one, email me, let me know what you picked and it's yours by return email.  Thanks for reading my blog and Happy Thanksgiving!!!  :D

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

There is a wonderful giveaway on

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe site.  Please say I sent you so I can get 10 more entries.  :)  Thanks so much.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Winner of my last Giveaway

is Faith N.  Congratulations Faith (she has already contacted me).  For all you newsletter subscribers out there (Blueladie Designs) you know this because I've sent out my newsletter this morning.  Faith chose the Lizzie Kate "Christmas Rules".  I know she will enjoy it.  I did.  Which reminds me I have to hurry up and stitch a hem in the piece so I can hang it on my bedroom doorway.  :)

Hope your days are pleasant as we enter the holiday seasons.  I know I feel perky already and looking forward to many good things.  Thank you God for these blessings and....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop

P.S. You can start the blog hop at Jo's Blog Serendipitious Stitching.
* * * * * * * * * *
From top to bottom:
Beary Scary
(c) Blueladie Designs 2002

Spooky Time
(c) LizzyKate 2002

(c) Lizzy Kate 2002
Pumpkin Hollow
(c) Little House Needleworks
Quaker Halloween
(c) SanMan Originals
Ready To Be Carved
(c) SanMan Originals
Spooky Thirteen
(c) SanMan Originals
Halloween Kitty
(c) SanMan Originals
Trick or Treat
(c) Just Cross Stitch Magazine

Thanks for stopping by.  Your next stop is JUST A LITTLE STITCHING blog.

Thank you!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

TUSAL late Late LATE!

See all the green on the top?  That's my LHN frogging!  :(

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Blueladie Designs

Newsletter was just sent out.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Giveaway - Winner and New One

The Giveaway winner for September was #32 in the Random Org generator :

True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: Result:   32     Powered by RANDOM.ORG

# 32 was Milly D.  I will be emailing her for her address and choice of prizes.  Thank you to all who entered!

* * *
There will be a giveaway (LHN “Around the World in 80 Days” OR Lizzie Kate’s “Christmas Rules” … they are original charts only – no floss or embellishments).  Entries will be taken from new subscribers to the Blueladie Designs newsletter.  To become a new subscriber, email me with "Newsletter" in the subject line and your name and email address in the body.  If you are a current subscriber, all you have to do to enter is email me with “Giveaway” in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body.  ( Look for updated announcements and winners also on my blog ( – Cathryn’s Place.

Thanks for stopping by and 
Happy Stitching & Stashing,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stitching Update

Hi all,
this has been a time of highs and lows for me stitching wise.  I've finished 3 months of Raise the Roof Design's "Crabby All Year" (July, August and September respectively).




These are the highs.  They are relatively easy and I can't believe this SAL is almost finished.  Only three more months to go.

Now for the lows.  I eagerly awaited and started Little House Needleworks "Around the World in 80 Days".  There were a few errors I picked up on this chart on the website and noted them.  I stitched and got so far - (see picture)

The grassy area on the right underneath the right house is supposed to be a light green (per the chart picture).  It calls for Crescent Colors "Desert Mesquite" and that just did not turn out a light green.  Believe me if the stitched piece looked like the picture, I wouldn't frog as I have decided to do.  However, the stitched piece it's hard to see the flowers and the people so frogging agony here I come.  I'll have to try to find some light green that would closely match the picture.  I am so disappointed.  :(

Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me as I whine.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TUSAL - 2 days late

DH finally gave back my camera.  Here it is.  :)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012


The Blueladie Designs Newsletter just went out!  If you didn't receive one, please check your spam folder before contacting us.  If it's there, please add our email address to your contact list.  

We are also having a GIVEAWAY!  New subscribers to the newsletter will receive their choice of Little House Needleworks "Four Corners" or Little House Needleworks "Library".  

These are original charts only with no floss or embelishments included.  If you are a current subscriber just email us with "Giveaway" in the subject line and your name and email address in the body.

Sorry, forgot to mention that the winner will be announced at the end of September.

Thank you and thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

IHSW update (shamed facedly)

Around the World in 80 Days
Little House Needleworks (c) 2012
18 ct Mocha
Crescent Colors, WDW & DMC threads

Well, here is my update from a not-so-hermit-ting weekend (last weekend or the one before that btw).  Sigh... it would appear hermit-ting is not going to work for me.  Despite best laid plans, I did not get to stitch the way I had planned.

Even since that weekend, my darling grandson made a request that I make him a WARM afghan.  I cannot refuse him when he asks, so I pulled this out and am working on it every other day.  My hands hurt to do it so I give myself a day of stitching to rest.

Bernat free chart on yarn label.  (Which by the way I have misplaced) - batting a thousand aren't I!  I can however, keep going because this is a simple pattern and doesn't take much to figure it out if I forget.  :)

Sigh, so my "rotation" is now on the back burner as I go back and forth between these two.

Thanks for any sympathy ;) you can pass my way and...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

August IHSW

I joined another happening to get me into trouble!!!

ISHW! (International Hermit-ting Stitching Weekend)  My kind of happening!  I hide out and Stitch all weekend!!!!  :D

I'm working on Little House Needleworks "Around the World in 80 Days" so I chose it to work on.  Here's my beginning point:

Thanks for looking!  Be sure to stop back when I post next to see the update!  :D

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TUSAL update

Here it is~!  :D

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

LHN Finish

Little House Needleworks "Four Corners"
Part 1 Weathervane, Pt 2 North-South, Pt 3 East-West (c) 2012
18 ct Mocha aida (it's a more tan color than pic shows)
Crescent Colors threads

Loved doing this.  It was a great pleasure.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

was just sent out.  If you didn't receive it, check your spam folder before contacting us.  Otherwise, to subscribe email me with 'Newsletter' in the subject line and your email address in the body.  (Email link is to the right.)

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Monday, July 23, 2012

New Poll

I have added a poll regarding my Blueladie Designs.  The poll is in the right hand side bar (beneath a slideshow highlight of just a few of my designs).  The link to my Blueladie Designs website is above.  Thanks for taking the time to vote.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

TUSAL update

Ta da!  Here it is....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

USA Celebrate the 4th

This is a much better picture of my piece.  I wanted to stitch something for USA's Fourth of July celebration.  I found in my freebie collection this chart by La-D-Da. No date was on it.  As in the previous post the information is the same.  Tan 14 ct fabric and GAST threads.  I revised the chart for my use.  I changed:  The date, 'Flag City' to 'God Bless' and 'USA' to 'the USA.  I also added my initials to the bottom border.  I loved doing this.  I particularly enjoy stitching pieces that fit with the current season and/or holiday.

I hope you all are staying safe and cool.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blueladie Designs Newsletter & an Apology & a stitchy Pic

Hi all.  The Blueladie Designs Newsletter just went out.  Unfortunately, there was some sort of a glitch.  I am told that you either received it twice or not at all.  I am so sorry for this and hope you will forgive.  Of course please notify me if you didn't receive it and I will send one out to you as soon as I can.  :)

On the stitching front, I wanted to stitch something patriotic for July and I found this freebie by La-D-Da entitled "Flag City".  I adjusted the wording and the threads (I used GAST that I had on hand).  It turned out nicer than the picture.

Flag City USA by La-D-Da (freebie adjusted by me)
14 ct tan fabric (although it doesn't look like it in this picture)
GAST threads (oatmeal, gold leaf, midnight, mulberry & onyx)

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TUSAL and Stitchy Update

Here's a picture of my TUSAL:

Here's an updated picture of my LHN Four Corners piece:

"Four Corners, The Weathervane (part 1)
and North and South (part 2) -[almost finished]
(c) Little House Needleworks 2012
Crescent Colors threads
18 ct mocha aida

Here's an updated picture of my Crabby All Year piece:

"Crabby All Year"
(c) Raise The Roof 2007
Teal blue 18 ct aida
DMC threads

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Finish

This is the card that I stitched for my dad.  Mailed it out this morning.  He's a sweet bear that matches the one I did for my step-mom.  Thanks for looking.  :)  (Sorry it's from a UK mag PIF so I have no info on chart, fabby or threads.)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has been mailed out!  Hope you got yours.  If not, please check your junk mail before contacting me.  Want to subscribe?  Go to the Blueladie Designs website (link top right column) and follow subscription information instructions.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

(Mel Evans/Associated Press)

God bless the brave men and women throughout our history who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Also, God bless the men and women and their families who currently serve our country.

Remember our fallen.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

TUSAL update

Good Sunday morning to all of you.  Here is my TUSAL update.  God Bless you and yours with a wonderful day.  :)

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

I stopped everything ...

to stitch this Mother's Day card. :)

Fizzy Moon from The World of Cross Stitching magazine
 (c) 2010 Paper Island Ltd
unknown fabric, unknown threads (from an included kit)

This was from a huge stitching package that I won from Cindy back on March 27.  Thank you!  :D

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Stitching Finish

I have finished Part 1 of "Four Corners, The Weathervane" (c) Little House Needleworks 2012, Crescent Colors threads, 18 ct mocha aida.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is now out! I hope you received yours. Please see the Blueladie Designs website for subscription instructions.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stitching Update

I Just had to have this "Four Corners" by Little House Needleworks (c) 2012 This is part 1 "The Weathervane". I'm stitching it on 18 ct Mocha with the Crescent Colors thread included with the thread pack. I love it!!! It looks so much prettier than the picture. Thank you Diane for this wonderful design. I am so looking forward to stitching part 2 & 3. :D
Also finished is the 4th motif from "Crabby All Year" by Raise The Roof (c) 2007. Teal blue 18 ct fabric and DMC threads.
Poor SAL Surprise from Il blog di Sara (c) 2012 is taking a back burner, but I intend to finish it because I like it. 18 ct white fabric with DMC threads.
I've also gone back to the SAL from Les grilles de Maryse (c) 2011. 18 ct white fabric with DMC threads. I particularly enjoy this one too.
I am working on "Rose Plantation" from Little House Needleworks (c) 2009. I am, however, doing some color changes and chart changes because I'm changing it to Linden Plantation Est 1827 for my DH's family home in Mississippi. :) 28ct evenweave white fabric and HDF silk threads.

My other charts you've heard me mention but not pictured here:
1. Lizzie Kate's Christmas Rules: waiting to be stitched up and bell pulls added for completion.
2. Memorial piece for my dear Wolfgang (cat) is still with my rotation pieces, just on the 'back burner' for now.
3. My Big Toe's Serenity is still there but also on the 'back burner'.
4. Carriage House Samplings Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow - the first motif is there. I've put a few more stitches in it, but it's not worth showing just yet.

Sigh... and that is it for me, for now.
Happy Thursday y'all from Kentucky!
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

TUSAL update

TUSAL update time. ;) Cathryn

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Your Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has been sent out! If you didn't receive it, please check your junk mail and/or add my email address so you can receive it without problems. After this, there's still a glitch? Email me (link to your right). :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Have To Read This...

or at least skim through it. From Northern Expressions Needlework blog.

Gives you an idea of what designers go through and how much money is being lost in the industry and how threatened we are! Sad, sad, sad.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 23, 2012

I Won an Award

Thanks to Sue of Sue's Stitching I have won the Liebster Blog award.

There are conditions attached to this award, so here is the text I copied from Sue's blog.

Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved.
The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.
The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

Blogs I have chosen, this was so hard as I visit so many everyday. I love looking at everyone's beautiful stitching.


My random facts

1 I love reading and don't have as much time to read as I like.
2 My favorite charity is the American Diabetes Association.
3 I love to play computer games .
4 My favorite TV watching is HGTV. Love decorating & House Hunters.
5 My DH raises Labradors and we currently have 15.

Thanks to Sue and
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TUSAL Virgin ;)

I've only been part of this for a couple of days and I must warn you, I'm very frugal with my thread! ;) I also must tell you that this is the easiest SAL I've ever been a part of (Totally Useless SAL=TUSAL) started by Daffycat and has hundreds of participants. So here you go - laugh everyone! I know I have a big smile! Thanks Sharon! :D

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Have You Visited

The Counted Wishes Festival? If you haven't, best do so. It ends on the 21st and some specials are only good for the length of the show.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Totalally useless SAL. I decided to join this ;) since a fellow blogger (Rhonda) I follow led me to Daffycat's blog and this SAL.

If you would like to join the Totally useless SAL here is the link:
come join us, it requires only orts (old ratty threads).

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My model stitching revealed

Hi all! The Counted Wishes Festival is now open and the following are my own designs (Blueladie Designs) which are featured in the show and are new releases. I stitched them but couldn't reveal them until the show. :)

This is "Trust In The Lord"
(c) Blueladie Designs 2012
18 ct white aida
GAST Simply Wool Threads

This is "You Are Special"
(c) Blueladie Designs 2012
28 ct khaki linen
GAST Sampler Threads

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIPs Progress

Here is the progress of what stitching I am currently working on.

Crabby All Year (March)
Raise The Roof Designs (c) 2007
DMC Threads
18ct Steel Grey fabric

(c) Lizzie*Kate's "Christmas Rules (Working on the next to last chart)
18ct Mocha
DMC Threads

SAL Surprise
from Il Blog di Sara
18ct cream aida
DMC Threads

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has been sent out this morning. If you aren't signed up to receive this, you're missing out. ;)

Thanks for stopping by (more stitchy updates soon).

Monday, February 13, 2012

Finish and WIP

San Man Originals
"Favorite Treat" for my DH
(c) 2012
18ct white aida
DMC threads

Raise The Roof
"Crabby All Year" (SAL)
(c) 2007
18ct steel bluegrey aida
DMC threads

Thanks for looking and...

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