Monday, March 04, 2013
Life has certainly not turned out the way I thought it would, desired that it would, or even worked to make it, and I have had been pushed off the path I had been traveling and enjoying by circumstances I cannot control, no matter how hard I try or protest. My family has demanded my every last waking minute, and some of the ones when I should be sleeping too, as I care for my ailing elderly parents, encourage my unemployed husband in his quest for employment, children and grandchildren sharing my home, as well as holding down a full time job. It is with some sadness that I let go of my own hopes and dreams to take care of others, but without rancor or bitterness, for family is infinitely more important. Perhaps one day I will be allowed to bring life to my dreams again.
Thank you to those of you who have supported me and encouraged my dream. For those of you who purchased a design, a very special thank you. I pray that you will be blessed many times over as you bring the design to life with your own fingers. I have grown immeasurably, accomplished more than I ever thought possible, and have been richly blessed by the friends I have made. God bless you all!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
And I put everything else away so I could spend my "pin" money on it! A jar full to the brim of mother of pearl old buttons! I knew that the value of these buttons was way beyond the asking price...and I've been longing to do some kind of a project with antique cream color buttons...it was a perfect find! I am so happy to have it!!
Thursday, February 09, 2012
I am excited to announce the release of Spring Roses, a beautiful hardanger doily embellished with beads and embroidered flowers, sure to bring a taste of spring into your home! Stitched on White Cashel Linen with Gloriana silk floss and Mill Hill beads, this doily will cheer up your winter stitching! Brought to you with love by Lacey Thread Designs!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Tricia Harmon from British Columbia stitched up Allison's Ring Pillow (Lacey Thread Designs) for her daughters wedding coming up in April and was very kind to allow me to share her picture of the finished pillow with you all. She modified the pattern a bit by choosing wedding colors, substituting a pulled thread stitch and adding the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date along the outside edge of the design. I am so thrilled to see a photo of one of our stitched designs. Thanks for sharing Tricia!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|"The First Thanksgiving"|
I've been bitten by the genealogy bug. A chance finding by my brother while he was waiting at my parents house unearthed an old family tree/history on my father's side that had been hiding in a drawer for 15 years. One of my cousins had done an excellent job of researching the family clear back to the 1400's. In reading through this "book" one night, I discovered that I have not one, but two, direct ancestors that came to America on the Mayflower. Both of these men, Edward Doty and Francis Eaton signed the Mayflower Compact.