just bits

Hello all, I guess I'm on about a two week rotation for this blog ... I should post more often but I don't get to do quite as much stitching as some of you "turbo needles" do! Or at least it feels that way. ;) I do maintain two other blogs, one for recipes and one with my husband, so I'm a busy little blogger, but it would be great if I could post here more like once a week.

I'm doing some secretive exchange stitching right now and will be eager to show you that soon.

I have also put some stitches into Home of a Needleworker and another thread pack, Watermelon. When I finish up my exchanges, I hope to get busy on my pay it forward gifts. I only had three people sign up for mine, but I have two more surprise gifts in mind for a couple of deserving ladies. I've selected what I want to do for each person and can't wait to dive in to those projects. I wish I could do something for every wonderful reader of this blog!

I also ordered some floss for the At Home with Jane Austen sampler from The Gift of Stitching magazine. Mary Kathryn has a lovely finish of this already.

On another note, I sent out some St. Patrick's Day cards to a few family members today, and found a lot of delightful Gaelic blessings and quotes online. My favorite Irish blessing ever is, "May you never lack a scone!" but I also like this one:

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!


Carol said...

Love your WIPS Rachel - LHN is fun!

Sharon said...

your WIPS look great and I like the recipe blog-I see some on there I will have to try.

Isabelle said...

Oh! I love that Irish blessing. I am tempted to do something crafty with it and hang it in our home.
Your WIPs are beautiful. :)

Barbara said...

Great WIPs! And I love that Irish blessing. It's one of my favorites. :)

Wendy said...

Your WIP's look great and I love the Gaelic blessing. That one should be made into a cross stitch pattern.

Anonymous said...

Your pieces look great.

Vonna said...

Isn't that a sweet verse...I toyed with that one as well to put on my HoaNW...but the other won out!
Your HoaNW is looking sweet! I love it! The watermelon is looking fab too...I kitted up At Home as well, but I'm using all DMC's as I've spent a little too much $$$ with Mary Kathryn this month...plus with other places as well :)
{{hugs}} dear friend :)

Sally said...

Home of a Needleworker looks wonderful Rachel.

Dot said...

Beautiful stitching (as always) and a beautiful Irish Blessing.
I too have ordered threads from Mary Kathryn for At home with JA. (smile)

Margaret said...

Your stitching is always so lovely Rachel.
Love your recipe blog!!

Cathy said...

Rachel - your Home of a Needleworker is coming along nicely. I just put some more stitches in mine last night. There are a lot of stitches in that house!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lelia said...

awesome stitching on your WIPs. I am a slow stitcher -- no turbo needles in these hands : )

Margie said...

I somehow missed finding your Blog! It's wonderful and I love your WIPs and your recent PS finishes.