Welcome to Friendship Crossing!

Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

**I have an Etsy shop filled w/the newest PATTERNS/SUPPLIES/KITS that are mostly PRIMITIVE, SEASONAL or WHIMSICAL in style. To take a peek, just click the button below on the sidebar .

***I LOVE reading your comments and thanks to all who take the time to write them. If you ever need to contact me, the best way is to just leave a comment on the most recent post and it will go directly to my email inbox first, w/out being published.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Spring and a Heads Up

Happy Spring everyone(a day late)~lol. It is a beautiful time of yr. here in Eastern Ky. w/all the gorgeous trees/bushes/flowers in full bloom! I keep forgetting to take my camera w/me when I go out and about, but I promise I'll try to capture some of these bright spring colors soon!

I have been busy working on a couple of Christmas presents ~early for once ~ and yes, I'm even scaring myself!! LOL so I can't show them just yet. I'm still working on that pinwheel quilt(that I showed last time) and finally got the blocks sewn together today. Still more to do tho' and I'm running out of time and STEAM!!!

Yesterday, I had an early morning Dr. appt. so my DH asked me to meet him for breakfast afterwards, which I did. While there, the manager came over to ask us about our meal and noticed my handbag,(remember the yellow ladybug purse I made last yr??) She then said that her mother or MIL(I forget which) was absolutely crazy about ladybugs and would I make her one???? Of course I said yes, w/out even knowing whether I had enough of the fabric, etc. to make another one, so that is something else on my to-do list, which seems to be never-ending lately. But I was so excited to get a special order! And speaking of special order, I finally placed my first order w/one of my distributors and part of it came in the other day. The other part is on back-order and not sure when I'll get it, but they say it'll be soon.

Here's a few of the things I ordered recently. Keep in mind that this is all brand new stuff, that I offer in my Etsy shop, at a slight discount to help out w/the shipping costs. Thankfully I have sold most of my older kits I had for sale and hope to add many more new things in the coming months. It is a big guessing game as to what all people will buy, but I tried to get a variety. So have a peek and let me know if there is anything you NEED, want or can't live w/out!!! LOL
I do offer international shipping also. I even ordered some 40 ct. fabric for those of you who love the smaller count, and a brand new shade called, "Milk Chocolate"!!!
Valdani Pearl Cotton....John James needles and even some PETITES....Also Punch Needle patterns....This is NOT all of it, but just wanted to give you an idea.Lots more to come, so keep checking back!! Hope you're enjoying your spring so far!! I had to finally turn on our a/c it got so hot here the last few days!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Twice in the same week!!

Can you believe I'm posting for the second time this wk??? LOL I can't either! ha

I decided today that it was gonna be just a sewing/stitching day for me. No errands to run, no grocery shopping, no HOUSEWORK>ugh!! So I stayed true to course ALL day. I have to admit, it was the perfect day for it~sorta rainy and overcast, but it was fairly warm out too. The perfect day to stay inside. So I turned on the Christian radio station and listened/sang while I worked, but no, I didn't whistle. :))

I cross stitched for awhile on a Lizzie Kate design I started right after Christmas(which I'll show when I'm finished w/it), then I 'forced' myself to go into the C.R. and SEW!!! I had been putting it off for a few days now, and I needed to get-'her'-done!!

Ever have one of those patterns that just drives you buggy till you get it figured out?? Well, this one was rather confusing to me at first. I really believe that a couple of the pattern pieces were labeled wrong. So when I first tried the directions(which were a bit unclear to begin with), I got the wrong pieces sewn together. Now, you'd never know it if you didn't know what fabric went where, but I did and it really bugged me! So then I made a second one, changing the pattern pieces around and it still didn't quite come out the way it was supposed to, but was a bit better. Ok, ok, I admit, part of it was my brain!! I just wasn't figuring it out right the first time around. They say 3 times a charm, so maybe when I make the third one, I'll get it perfect, ha!!

Here' the two that I ended up making(for gifts) and hopefully the recipients won't even notice the mistakes.

I love this color scheme~brown and aqua. I never used to like brown, period, but lately it's really been growing on me. (see how close I got the magnetic snap to the upper flap?~(that is a big NO-NO!) By the way, I had never tried using a magnetic snap until today~easy peasy!Guess what? It even has 2 pockets inside!This is the second one~ I got a bit crooked on the curve of the flap~ WAHHHHHH!!!! (yes, I admit that I am a bit of a perfectionist).Again, 2 pockets on the inside!Here's some springy fat quarters that I've had on my sewing desk for awhile now, wondering what to make out of them. Even tho' I'm mostly a prim gal at heart, I still love brighter colors for spring/summer.One more unfinished project that I need to finish in a big hurry for a b'day gift! I always have such good intentions and high expectations that I will get it done in time, but sometimes that is not always the case! (the fabric is Twirl, by Moda).

What all have you been working on?? I would love to know I'm not the only one out there who has crazy days in the C.R. (craft room). Tomorrow is back to cleaning and grocery shopping!

Happy Stitching and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

More Kits 4 Sale~1/2 price or more!!

Happy Tues. everyone! I thought I'd give all my followers first dibs on more of my Pine Mountain pillow kits, before I list them in my Etsy shop in a few days. Speaking of Etsy, last wk. I added more items like pattern packs and cross stitch fabric, then went thru and lowered the prices on several items, so you just might want to take a peek.

Today I'm offering all these kits at half price or lower. All of these kits come w/a pre-made pillow, fabric, floss(she gives you plenty) and some kind of button or embellishment, plus the graph and a colored picture. They all come in their original package and from a smoke-free home. PRICE listed are ONLY for the kits themselves.

**If you already know my email addie, just use it for purchasing. If not, then just click on the 'email me' button at the top of my blog. I will add shipping and then send you an invoice w/PayPal, but I do need your zip code. Usually shipping is approx. between $1 to $2 for USPS first class(w/a tracking number), depending on which kits and how many you order. IF you'd rather have Priority, then just let me know and I will adjust the shipping costs. I will ship internationally, but the shipping rates will be a bit higher. I usually always ship right away, so you don't have to wait~ LOL

Any questions, just leave me a comment on this post OR email me.

This first kit is called Spring ABC's and if offered at $10.00. ~ SOLD~thank you!Long July ~Uncle Sam is offered at $9.00 and this one comes w/linen.January snowman is offered at $8.00~SOLD~thank you!!Snowflakes is a 4~patch pillow kit and offered at $10.00Stockings is $9.00~SOLD~thank you!Trick or Treat is a Tie One On kit offered at $10.00October Round is offered at $8.00Witches Brew is $10.00
October Square ~ $8.00~SOLD~thank you!!To Have and To Hold ~ $8.00 ~ makes a nice wedding/shower gift.Long Sept. if offered at a really reduced price of only $7.00. Would make a cute teacher's gift.

Ok, that's it for today~Let the emails begin~ LOL!!!