Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Birthday Cards and More!

Wow, it has been a bit since I have posted on my blog but I have a good update for you!  I have a couple finishes and WIP and a lot of birthday cards to show off.  I am a part of a birthday card exchange through facebook that I am really really enjoying!  We must stitch each other a card and include some thread with it.  I loved each of my cards and really love stitching and giving them as well!

So here is the lot of my cards with a few missing that are running late.  
If you would like to see each card and the thread that came with it, you can go HERE and take a look at my facebook album!

I have a couple finishes to show as well.  Just love them Lizzie Kate designs and finally stitched this one up that has been in my to do list forever!  lol
You all remember my brother, Bruce who passed away in October . . .well  I finally found the perfect little pattern to stitch in memory of him.  I am going to be stitching my other 2 brothers and my mother one of these with his name and everything on it.  Thinking of finishing them in little ornies that can hang on a door knob or even on the Christmas tree.  Anyway, he was a Harley man and so this pattern is perfect . . . even the same color of bike he had when he passed away!
Now my work in progress . . . I actually won the pattern to this from a giveaway on Facebook and could not wait to start stitching it up!
I just love the way it is looking and hope to finish it in the next week or so. 

I have not had as much time to stitch  lately as usual because I have been busy with work and stuff.  But I enjoy every little minute I do get.

Well I hope you are all doing well and hopefully it won't be so long until my next update!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Counted Wishes, Finishes and Teases!

Hello all my dear stitching and crafting friends!  I hope that this blog update finds you doing just awesome!  I have a stitching finishing, 3 knitting finishes and a couple new pattern teases to show off today!
First of all, this Easter Egg Cross is just simply gorgeous.  I love the way it turned out but I am not sure how I am going to finish it off yet!  This picture does not do it justice but I just could not get it to turn out as well as it should.
Next  for my looming knitting finishes.  I finisehd the scarf that I showed you last time but my mother has decided that she really likes it and when I showed it to her, she simply said . . . "OOOOOooooo, thank you!"  So, guess what happened to it . . .yep, my mother go it!  LOL  So here is a pic of her goofing off and not being impressed that I am taking a picture of her with it!  
I have also finished to little hats.  The one with pink is for an infant and the other for a toddler.  I just love making these little hats.  They are so cute and easy.  I will be donating them but not sure where to just yet.  I am still looking into and praying about that!
DO NOT FORGET TO visit the Counted Wishes Festival this weekend!  It starts on  the 15th!  I will be releasing 2 new patterns on the day it starts as well.  So I decided to tease you a bit and give you a couple little teaser pics of the 2 new releases along with the 4 I released the other day!  So stop by and visit Cindy Mae Designs!

Hope you are having an amazing week!!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great Nephews, Stitching and a New Hobby!

Hello all my dear stitching, crafting friends!  Hope you are all doing well!  I have been a bit busy with a little bit of sickly in the middle.  My sinus's have been giving me fits and we had company last weekend.  My sister-in-law, niece, 2 nephews, 2 niece-in-laws, and 2 great nephews came to visit and it was wonderful!  Had not seen them since April of last year and goodness, that is way to long to wait!  Remember Adam?  If you have been reading my blog for a while you will remember that I use to baby sit my great nephew, Adam.  He has grown up so much and he is so darn cute!  Look at this face, covered with chocolate from a doughnut. 
I have missed him so much and I guess he has missed us too because when it was time to leave he had a fit!  Made Aunt Cindy cry like a baby!!!  Then my other great nephew who was only a few months old when they moved has grown a lot too.  We did get to see him some in December when him and his mommy came to visit but it still felt like forever!  Look at that adorable face!
Now on to stitching . . . remember that pattern that I was asking if anyone happen to have the pattern too a while back . . . I found someone who had it on 123 Stitch forums.  So it is finally finished and I am so darn happy to finally have it complete and hung on the wall!  
I also finally got "Stealing Oats" by Brittercup Designs from someone on Facebook and got it all stitched up.  I love it so much!!  I got off on my counting at some point but I made do and made it work!  
Now on to a new hobby!  I have been wanting to learn to knit for some time now and every time I try to, I get so frustrated!  So I decided to try again and guess what . . . I got totally frustrated again!!!!  LOL  So I started looking into Loom Knitting and decided to give it a go and I love it!!!!!  I am working on a scarf right now and am just loving the way it is looking.  I actually just bought some of the cheapest yarn I could to start practicing with but am really happy with how it is looking!  I do wish I would not have made it so wide but it will keep a neck really warm that is for sure!  LOL
Well I guess that is about it for this time around.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Oh and don't forget that the Counted Wishes Festival is coming up in March on the 15th - 20th!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Can Not Show You Everything . . .

I have a couple finishes but I can not show you them yet!  Sorry!  Actually they are new designs for Cindy Mae Designs and I will be releasing them in time for The Counted Wishes Festival coming up March 15-21st!

I can show you the first birthday card that I have stitched for the Facebook stitched birthday card and thread exchange that I am a part of.

I can also show you the item I stitched for Karen for the Lizzie Kate exchange.  I was really on the ball getting this one done and in the mail because I knew that I had my new designs to focus on so I make sure they are all done in time for the festival.
I stole the pictures that both these ladies took because I was in such a rush to get them out that I did not take pics!  So thank you ladies!

We had my husband at the doctor this week.  It has been a long time since he has had a good full check up with blood work and all.  His blood sugar has been acting up pretty bad so we knew it was time to get him in!  We will go back in a few weeks to see how things with all the blood work are and go from there.  Not having insurance makes it really hard to keep up like we should with his health and since he has high blood pressure and previous heart attack it is that much more important.  But we have it worked out now so that we can start getting him the care he needs!!!

Here are a couple pics of my son at our Homeschool Co-Op making homemade noodles.  He had a great time and done awesome too!

I will leave you with that for now.  Hope you are all having a wonderful week full of many many blessings!!!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

A Few Finishes!!

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing just awesome and that so far 2012 is a great year!  I am working on getting things together for the upcoming Spring 2012 Counted Wishes Festival!  It will  be held from March 15-21st!  So don't miss out!  There will be lots of great designers with some awesome new designs for you to drool over!  LOL

I am currently working on stitching a birth sampler that I have designed for my daughters friend who is having a baby in a few weeks.  I also finally got "Stealing Oats" by Brittercup designs.  I have it all kitted up and ready to go but now with the upcoming festival, it may have to be put on a hole a bit longer.

I would like to encourage any of you who are Facebook people to join my page for Cindy Mae Designs and would also love to have you as a friend on my personal page as well!!!  

Also, would like to invite you all to visit my husband's new site.  He has started a paracord survival gear website and makes very good quality stuff, so go check out Piranha Paracord  Gear!  

So without further ado . . here is my finishes for the year thus far.  

Lizzie Kate's Faith from the Faith Cheer Double Flip chart.  I love this little designs! 
Then these two cuties, I just love them both.  They are "Cool Cats" and you can find them free right HERE!

Ok, think that is about it for this time around!  Hope you all have a wonderful and Blessed week!!!!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Almost Gone

Can not believe this year is going to be over in just a little more than 24 hours!  It has gone by so quickly.  I always heard the older you get the faster time goes and each year it proves to be more true.  I am one of those people who is not ashamed to share my age but the other day I got to thinking about how old I am and thought wow, I am gonna be 35 in 2012 . . . then I got to thinking and had to count it up and figured out that I will actually be 36!  LOL  Now, that is sad!

Well I have 2 more finishes for this year and don't anticipate another one this year so thought I would share and make my last post of this year!  So here they are.  They are both freebies and I just love them both.  
"He is Risen" can be found HERE all the way at the bottom of the page!  I have been working on this one for a while and decided the other day that I had to finish it before I would allow my self to start another one . . .so since I was itching to start a new one, I got it done!  LOL

Now this next one I just found the other day and feel in love with it.  Not only do I love lighthouses, I also love patterns that include Bible verses so I had to stitch it up.  Yo can find the pattern for it HERE just scroll down a bit!  I just love the way it came out and can not wait to finish it but just not sure how I am going to finish it yet.
So, here is my Stitching / Faith Wall at the end of 2011.  Of course I have other cross stitch things displayed all over the place but very happy with the way my wall is filling in!
Well I guess that is about it for this time!  I hope that each and every one of you have a wonderful New Year and if you are going to be out and about celebrating . . . STAY SAFE!!!

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Check out this Giveaway!!!

Ok, you have to go over to Reading and Stitching and check out the amazing giveaway that she is offering. Vickie has been doing some major cleaning in her craft room and she is going to give some great stuff away to some lucky people . . . hope I am one of them and you might be too!!!!
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