Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I'm Still Here!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, I'm still here and thank you for popping in to see me. I've gotten so lax and lazy about blogging. My blogging days seem to be really slowing down but I just can't completely quit. So I hope you'll pop in occasionally and say hello. 
Well, hope you're all doing well. We have had so much snow but it has really warmed up the last couple of days and rained so almost all of our snow has melted. There are certain areas around here that are in fear of flooding as the ice melts on the rivers! We're safe from that.

 Guess what I've been doing? Cross Stitching! I just can't seem to stop at the moment. There are so many darling patterns that I just can't wait to stitch and even go to bed thinking of what I'll do next. Now sometimes I don't have a pattern but can figure out how to stitch by looking at the picture. That's how I did the one above. I thought it was really pretty and found the cross stitch picture on Pinterest. There are lots of free patterns on Pinterest and that is where I get the majority of mine.
 Since winter stays around here for quite some time, I needed some little wintry pieces to show. I apologize if you follow me on Facebook as you've probably already seen these.
Nothing like a little snowy alphabet. This was a free pattern. Don't you just love free? I know I do.
Another cute little wintry design by Tra La La. Their patterns are just so cute and if you know me you know I love cute.  
Here's the finish on my bird bowl and a little February small. I did the little February in one evening.
 This is where all of my little wintry stitching ended up - in the den on the drop leaf table by my Regulator clock. I brought my Rooster lamp into the den for a change. I seem to have lost my decorating Mojo and things just stay the same way too long. I've really been lazy - all of these snaps were taken with my phone! That's pretty lazy when I can't even take out my camera to snap with!
You know how I love my Roosters and I saw this yardbird on Pinterest and went to town trying to stitch it. I just loved all of the colors that were used.
 I just couldn't wait for Spring and had to stitch just one little small. Isn't this sweet?
 Here's another free pattern from Pinterest. I hung this on my old coat rack by the front door.
Lastly, I  want to show you this little darling piece. There was a tiny piece of a fence and bird that was supposed to be in the left hand corner but hey - I do my own thing.

Well, that's all for now. We have some company coming in the next few days so it's time to clean the toilets! :)

Be a bunch of sweties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Still Standing

You could never know what it's like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you
You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win
Well, look at me, I'm a-coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Once I never could hope to win
You're starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now

You know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't you know that I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah 
~ sung by Elton John

30 comments:

  1. Sheila, I'm so glad you posted, I've missed you. I understand though--just blog when you can! I enjoy seeing what you have on Instagram, so that keeps me a little up to date with you. I love your cross stitch--you are so good at it and make such sweet little things! I just LOVE the ones on the little stands, love how that looks. Hope you and your family are all well. I'm okay but awful sad as we lost our sweet Gypsy girl 20 days ago. It's been an awful hard and sad time but I'm trying my best. Her and I were just so so so close.























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  2. You've been a busy cross-stitcher!

    All your pieces are so charming. I love them all.

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  3. Such a joy to visit and catch up. Some great pieces you have certainly kept yourself busy.

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  4. I've missed you too! Glad you are staying busy!

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  5. Like the rest I ave missed you but certainly understand. I love to cross stitch so I know how much work went into your sweet pieces. They are all beautiful. Have a good day.

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  6. What sweet cross stich pieces!! Nice to see your blog pop up.

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  7. You have many wonderful cross stitch pieces and you finish them off so well. Your hands must be staying very busy!

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  8. So nice to see a post from you this morning. I love love all your pieces. You are such a talented lady! I wish I had half your talent :-) I tried cross stitching years ago. Couldn't seem to get the tension right and it never looked right. Our winters are so long here I would dearly love to find a new hobby. I've been thinking maybe I'd have better luck learning to knit!
    Anyway, glad to hear that all is well with you.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say! I hadn't cross stitched in about 25 years because my close up vision got so bad. Well, I use cheater glasses all of the time and thought - I can still cross stitch - so there I went. I'm on a tear right now and just can't stop! :) Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  9. I see you often on FB but always good to see a post on your blog. Your talented little fingers are doing some lovely stitching! I've lost my mojo for blogging (but still trying) and decorating also. Just surviving seems to take all my energy, oh and those Grands of mine! Hugs!

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  10. Looks like you are having fun with your cross stitching. Cute stitching there Sheila. Glad to see you post today friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. So blessed to visit you this morning. I love the cross stitch projects.. each one is spectacular! Have a marvelous time enjoying your newest winter decor!

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    1. How sweet of you to say. Did you delete your blog? I tried to visit it and I couldn't. Hope all is well with you.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  12. I love it when you post and am always glad when you visit so extra nice to see this here.Your stitching is lovely and I can see why it would be hard to put it down!

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  13. Cute projects, love the February and your own pattern. Enjoy each wonderful day:). Kathleen in Az

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  14. Thank you, Kathleen! Don't think I'm too wonderful as I'm looking at a picture when I don't have a pattern. Didn't want you to think I had made it up in my head! I'm not that talented! :)

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  15. Hello dear Shelia! These are just beyond darling and you have done a fabulous job on them all. Love the way you have mounted and displayed them in the lovely vignettes too. Are your little fingers sore yet?? :D

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  16. You do such beautiful work. To be able to look at a pattern and make this is a talent.
    So good that we have a special art to keep us busy, mine is making quilt tops not quilting them as my old arms just can't hold out for that anymore. I get my best ideas at night when I should be sleeping.

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  17. So glad to see your post. You have been busy and your cross stitches look wonderful.

    Don't feel bad I get get into the mood of posting either.

    Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  18. Hi sweet lady !!
    I also do a lot of cross stitches now.. You did a great job on them and putting them on your wall.. I hope you have a wonderful weekend... Texas is missing you..

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  19. It seems I'm always catching up and here I am again - catching up! Your stitchery pieces are exquisitely done. I love what you have done and how you use them in your home. It's good to see you here when I stop by to catch up. You might enjoy stopping by to see our new cabin-on-wheels. I just shared the basic sneak peek from the manufactuer's photos but I'm working on making it the cutest cabin for us to move around the country and feel right at home.
    ~Adrienne~

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  20. I'm so excited...I am a cross stitcher also so I love seeing your work!!! I've been stitching a lot lately and just loving it!! Have you checked out flosstube on utube?

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  21. Very nice, Shelia. I used to cross stitch many years ago when my children were small. Sometimes I miss doing it. But, I do keep busy with some crocheting and knitting. Glad to see a blog post from you!

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  22. I see you have been very busy with lovely projects. Just dropping in to say hello and I miss bumping into you across blogland. Wishing you a beautiful and Happy Easter.............

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  23. Hi Shelia! I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Wanted to visit to let you know you are missed. Hope to see a post soon. Hope all is well.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  27. Hello, I went by to say hello, since I've been disconnected from everything for a long time. As always I love your work. That I still think that they are not chapucillas, but great works. A kiss.
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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)