Hello Friends!.....Well I don't do this very often, and I'm truly ashamed to even show you my badness....but do you want to see what was in my mailbox yesterday afternoon? Maybe we'll look at this as a public confession and you my confessors? :o) Now before we get into this let's remember: I am not a high maitenance woman, I live pretty simply, we do not go out to eat except for 2 times per month, I do not get pedicures, manicures, my hair done - except to get it cut a couple of times per year (I wear it up so no need - plus my Mom used to be a beautician, if I need a trim she does it), I don't wear fancy clothes (I'm a mother of 4 - through the week I wear casual clothes and on the weekend I work at a hospital so scrubs it is)...so with all that being said. Cross stitching is my one guilty pleasure....ok now for the confession.....
In the past year.....I've undergone some changes in my tastes toward cross stitching. I used to be all about smalls. Couldn't get enough of 'em....give me the smalls....pinkeeps, biscornu, needlepockets, stitching pockets...you get the idea. Well I have gazoodles of smalls, I have them in baskets, on shelves, on tables, hanging on doorknobs...well just about everywhere. They are cute, they are adored - but now I want to concentrate on walls. I've got a lot of empty walls.
So with that lead up....Our bedroom (mine and my husband's that is) truly needs a make over on the walls. Furniture - good, Linens - fabulous, accessories - great, walls - suck. So.....I decided that I would make a (insert Isaac Hayes voice please) Loooooove Room. Corny? I know...but that's what I'm going to do so I picked up these to stitch for our (insert Isaac Hayes Voice) Looooove Room:
A new favorite of mine Paulette of Plum Street Samplers. I just can't get enough of her designs (as you'll see later)....anyway I picked up her new Love Notes and her older Beloved:
Then....Miss Crescent designed these LOVlies - All in a Heart and Love Birds...both exceptionally cute, I think. Nice additions to the (insert Isaac Hayes voice) Loooove Room:
Then.....we remember my lamentations about desiring Sampler Walls throughout my home? Well what would not go better than a Carriage House Samplings Sampler? Hmmm...I ask you that? So I got Salina Schultz:
And.....we all know my affinity for Diane....no explanation needed there, I believe that State Fair may be one of the first things I stitch up, love ya Diane ;)
Then ...... L*K did it again, this is one that not only means something to me spiritually on a "live your best life" level, but it's just darn cute:
Now....I told you about Paulette above and her samplers that shall live in the...well you know the "room".....well happening upon her blog one day when I was searching for her website because a design had caught my fancy - well now - then I start to go back through all her designs and I HAD to have them...pronto (there's more on my list) but these were the starters A Handworks Pace, From His Hand and Morning Bird:
Isn't he......just the cat's meow? Little lover boy....
Until Next time....hugs and best wishes, as your count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXXX
Only where the heart is can the treasure be found.
For where you treasure is, there will your heart be also.