Monday, March 28, 2016



Hope everybody had a great Easter with family and friends.
I am a little late, but better late than never...

I finished this little Lizzie Kate ornament just before Easter. I always wanted to stitch this design and finally got it done!

It looks cute with my Easter decor.

Decorating for Easter is so much fun! I love to look at all the pretty spring things at the stores. So many temptations, but I am controlling myself very well. When you live in a small place, you have to, or the clutter takes over.

And here is the chocolate/coconut cake roll I made for Easter. Delicious and very rich!
Got to go many things to do.
Have a blessed week!

Ana Paula.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Saint Patrick's Ornament, French Cross Stitch, and a Shadowbox.


Just stopping by to share a little ornament I finished last week.

This is a design from Lizzie Kate. It was fast and fun to stitch.

I hardly have any Saint Patrick's decor. Every year I try to get a little something, but nothing at the stores tickles my fancy.  I need to make a couple more ornaments, or maybe a little Irish clothespin doll.

For now, that will have to do. Got a succulent inside, and some split peas.

I have a couple more things to share.
First, this lovely French pattern. I got it around Christmas.

So pretty! You can get at The French Needle online store.

I can't wait to make something using these patterns! I am just crazy about French designs.

And this is a shadowbox I got at Home Goods a while ago.
I picked some cute thing I had to display in it.
The bobbin lace butterfly is from Brazil, as the little doily. My Mom made the doily many years ago.
The origami dress was made by me, I love it!
The Flower Fairies postcard I got for Brenda's 5th birthday party. Just so sweet!

Thanks for visiting!

Ana Paula.