A Little Bit About Me

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Amherst, Virginia, United States
i am a stay at home Mom to 5 children, I love to sew, quilt & stitch..I am a professional Cross Stitch model stitcher, I love to read, go antiquing and garden ~ ...kindly follow me on this journey!!

Are you a Lover of Cross Stitch Samplers?...

...do you not have time to stitch?
do you not stitch at all but would love a finished sampler from your favorite designer?
I would be happy to stitch a finished sampler for you...
please email me at martin-house@hotmail.com & I will be happy to confer with you regarding my quotes for stitching a special piece for you!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Sewing Basket

My "old" sewing basket was getting sooo full...So I had to get the brand spanking new extra largest basket I have ever seen..isn't she pretty!  And I am going to try really hard not to junk her up.

And while I was at the fabric store (Cottonwood in Charlottesville), I also got some new fabrics...

Today is school hair cut day.  We all get to go to the beauty shop, get our hair cut pretty for school, and then just for extra fun, I'm going to get my eyebrows ripped off.  They need it bad...

And I guess I did forget the other day to do my thankfuls, so  here goes...

- the countdown for school is on - only 5 more days!!
- My baby boy Nathan is starting pre-kindergarten (happy & sad)
- I am so thankful to Lori, for redoing my blog, a constant supporter, friend and mentor
- the slightly cooler weather, I'll take whatever we get
- and of course, my new sewing basket....


  1. Love the new look of your blog! Lori is a good friend -- I have to find one of my friends to help me learn to do more on here -- I'm limited to email, IM'ing, and shopping! Of course, I follow lots of blogs, but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to create one!
    Good luck to you and your children with the new school year -- always an exciting time. No more school days for us -- waiting on grandchildren now!!

  2. Love the new basket and fabrics!!!

  3. WooHoo!! Love the new basket!! Keep it clean Girlfriend!! ;o) Yeah right!! That's a kettle calling the pot black! By the way...I'm a new follower - feel like I know you already though from Lori and her tales of your stitch witchery!! Glad to be along for the ride!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Love the fabrics. I always had mixed feelings about the start of school. Kind of glad for the routine, but missed having my kids at home. It's always nice to have the support of a good friend.


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