Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stash I had ordered

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Stash I picked up on April 3rd at C.C. & Co.
Lizzie Kate: Boo! Club Brew/Monster, Ghost/Halloween & Pumpkin/Fright
Sue Hillis Designs: Stitcher's Days of Christmas & Tools of the Trade
Who Knew?: Ocean Whisper

Saturday, April 18, 2009


It is raining here in the Lilac Thicket after several lovely days of sun and warm. The old saying comes to mind "April Showers Bring May Flowers". I definately want the lilacs to bloom because it makes my thicket smell like heaven.

I have been cleaning and reorganizing my craft room, starting with all my needlework stash. My ex-husband rearranged everything 3 years ago and I never did straighten it out where I could find my stuff. I have found many treasures that I had forgotten about. Case in point the bracelet kit shown above! I am thinking pretty little motifs stitched over one on 40 count would allow for a bigger motif and that would make charming little buttons to be glued on for a neat bracelet for myself. I also found great designs I had purchased and stashed away and most are much more desirable then anything on the market today. Most designs look alike anymore. Now I am not saying I won't buy more stash but when I have such a delightful array purchased long ago, WHY?!? Can you believe I found my fabric wheel cutter? I didn't even realize I had purchased one. I do think I have a hoarding disorder, stitching stuff, you know what I mean!

Well I have to tell you my mother e-mailed me photographs from a Lee's Summit Journal photographer she found somewhere on-line of the tea party she attended 4/15/09! What a photo puss she is, yes she was even in one of the photos!

I love bird watching and I found an Eagle Cam which is located at the Norfolk (Virginia) Botanical Garden. Yes good things do have their genesis in Norfolk (I was born there). If you love watching Bald Eagles raise their chickies go to: I watched Mommy bird rip apart a fish and feed her kids. We are so blessed to be able to witness this! Nature is amazing!!

Well gentle readers, have a wonder filled April day! I will here in the Lilac Thicket dreaming Lilac dreams!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I told her not to show up on the news!!!!!

The short lady in front on the left with the white ball cap on and the beige long sleeved jacket, I am glad you can not see her face. I told her I didn't want to see her on the 6 o'clock news, see the "9" logo on the bottom right, that is the logo for KMBC television channel and the woman who I point out, she is my mother. Thank the good Lord you can not see my Auntie to Mom's left and then my mother's best friend to her left. The event you ask? It is the Tea Party on the Lee's Summit City Hall steps. Why don't parents listen? My mother is now officially a right wing extremist, a nut job! My shame is hanging out just like the tea bags hanging off my Mom and Auntie's ball caps! Please be warned it can happen in ANY family! Hiding in my Lilac Thicket!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Nutmeg Company

I was doing some "window" stash shopping and found this wonderful designs from the Nutmeg Company, an English company. I love these! They come as kits and would be so much fun to stitch. Of course only special people would appreciate receiving these but, wow, I really have missed something COOL!
I updated my Wish List blog with these cards, a neat Halloween Shadow Box from Prairie Moon and a Passion Ricamo Spring Princess! So here at the Lilac Thicket where life giving rain is falling, we shall be grocery shopping and window stash shopping today. Blessing to all.