Friday, December 31, 2010

About Me

I am 55 years old (ouch!), married to an equally old wonderful man, and we have two great adult children...still living at home...never leaving...not sure I am happy about that.  LOL.  If they don't leave I will soon push them out...even though I do adore them.

I love learning and doing new things. 
I will expound upon these as I have more time.

Things that are important to me.
  • My Family
  • My Faith
  • My Friends
  • My Talents

Things that I most like to do.  Unfortunately, as my husband says, I have an "all or nothing" mentality.  I cannot seem to focus on more than one of these items at once and when I get into it I become sleep deprived and almost manic.  I love doing what I love to do, and I love to do lots of things.  Right now my focus is on my cross stitch.  Just joined the challenge to finish 15 WIP's in this next year.  Just what I needed to get me going.
  • Needlework:  I have 100, 150,  200+ designs that I MUST DO someday with the list growing every day.  I plug along a little at a time in between my other loves.  I also design needlework, embroidery as well as cross-stitch, and as soon as I can "get around to it" I will get more of them published.  I just keep finding too many that I want to do from other designers.  (Where does one draw the line?)
  • Humanitarian Work:  My stash of fabrics fills two rooms and I am constantly buying more.  Then I get overwhelmed and have to donate much of it to the LDS Humanitarian Society so they can have others help me finish it.  I just can't pass up good quality fabric at $1.00 a yard.  There are so many people in need and I love dreaming of some little child in one of my brightly colord quilts, gowns, or jumpers.
  • Food Storage/Emergency Preparedness:  I wrote and illustrated my own book that "almost" got published.  However, it was right AFTER Y2k and the publishers felt people were no longer interested in food storage.  It is a pretty good book though (with my own illustrations), even though I do say so myself...Maybe one day...
  • Genealogy/Family History: Enjoy collecting histories and old photos of my ancestors particularly.
  • Art: I have a degree in Design from Brigham Young University
  • Quilting:  Started with doing miniature quilts and am gradually expanding to regular sized quilts.  (Just one more thing I don't have time to do.)


Even though my blogsite is Never Enough Stash, I have found that you can have too much stash.  My site should be "Addicted To Stash!"

Therefore I am going to put up many of my items for sale or trade, all at a discount.  I have a large amount of items including charts, fabric, fibers, charms, beads, buttons, and you name it.  I will list them and then try to add photos and detailed information as soon as possible.

Please contact me via email if you are interested in anything.  All items will be marked as new or used and a number of the charts have fabric that was cut specifically for that design.  These will be offered along with the chart, although you don't need to purchase both.  Please come back often as I will continue to add items as much as I can until they are all listed. 

SHIPPING:  I am not trying to make money on shipping. Cost will start at $2.00 for one chart and will go up approixmately 50 cents for each chart thereafter.  Magazines add a bit more.

I will accept PayPal as well as checks.  However, checks will need to wait for 10 days to clear before the item will be sent out.

You may email me at if you have any questions.


The Drawn Thread:

Perennial Border
NEW $8.00 $6.80

The Sanctuary
$12.00 $10.20

Halloween Spot Sampler
$6.00 $5.00

Linen 'n Lace
$8.00 $6.80

Christmas Stitches
$8.00 $6.80

Blackwork Sampler
$10.00 $8.50

Treasure Box
$10.00 $8.50

Halloween House
$8.00 $6.80

$8.00 $6.80

Autumn OOP
$8.00 $6.80

Summer Sampler
by The Drawn Thread
$8.00 OOP $6.80
Calls for 36 ct. Summer Khaki Linen
9" x 16"  $7.50 $6.50

Perennial Border
$8.00 $6.80

Sunflower Bellpull
Pattern only - No charms
$8.00 $6.80

Winter Welcome
$8.00 $6.80

Wayward Garden
$14.00 $12.00

Toccata One
$24.00 $20.40

Toccata Three
$22.00 $18.70

Summer into Autumn
$8.00 $6.80

Winter Into Spring
$8.00 $6.80

Spot of Winter
$6.00 $5.00

Spot of Autumn
$6.00 $5.00

Spot of Summer
$6.00 $5.00

Spot of Spring
$6.00 $5.00

Gameboard Sampler
$8.00 $6.80  SALE PENDING

Open Heart
$20.00 $17.00

Moonlight Sampler
$18.00 $15.30

Marriage of the Minds
$20.00 $17.00

Joeaux Noel
$8.00 $6.80

It's Halloween
$8.00 $6.80

Happy Halloween
$8.00 $6.80

Hana's Little Spot
$7.00 $6.00  SALE PENDING

Halloween Spot
$6.00 $5.00

Designs by Linda Driskell:
Heirloom Drawn Thread Sampler

The Heart's Content, Inc.
Colonial Welcome Sampler
  Kit:  $34.00 $29.00 $22.00 SALE PENDING

Linen 'n Lace Sampler
  Kit $46.00 $39.00 $30.00


 1 of 2 photos
Quaker Virtues Sampler
by ByGone Stitches
Unused $14.00 $12.60

Kind Hearts Sampler
Hester's Needle
OOP $10.00

Strawberry Sampler
from 1997 Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine

Motif Sampler
Homespun Elegance
$4.00 $3.60
28 ct. Amber Linen (10" x 14") as called for in pattern

Glad Tidings
by Homespun Elegance
$4.50 $4.00 SALE PENDING

Friendship Sampler
by Hillside Samplings
The colors in this one are gorgeous!
$6.00 $5.40

Museum Celle 1826 - Permin

Christmas Placemats/Napkins to Cross Stitch 
Includes pattern book with about 11 different designs to stitch.
The fabric is a red/green plaid aida cloth with gold running through it.
Very nice.
by Sam Hawkins Designs
$24.00 for the lot

Little House Needleworks
Winter Whites
The Shepherd's Bush ladies did this on 30 ct. Dolphin linen and it was beautiful!
They also changed a few of the colors.
Their substitutions are always awesome.
NEW $8.00  $6.80  SALE PENDING

Quaker Samplings by With My Needle
$13.00 $11.69

Mary Smithies Sampler
For those interested in Mormon History,
Mary was the first Mormon girl baptized in England.
Married to Heber C. Kimball.
NEW  $9.00 $7.65

Live Today Sampler by Canterbury Designs

The Learned Wife by Kingsland

Country Christmas by Mill Hill

The Nutcracker Factory 2 by Jeremiah Junction

Posey From A Friend by Sheepish Designs

Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly, Vol.33
$6.99  $4.99

Darlene O'Steen's Floral Sampler
from the February 1996 Just Cross Stitch Magazine

Looking for:

Historical Sampler Company:
House Sampler
Pot Sampler
Adam and Eve Sampler

Sampler Company:
Country House
Contented Mind Sampler
Hetty Child Sampler
Providence Sampler
Red House Sampler

Shepherd's Bush:
Charts for
Oh Beautiful and Sail Away

Three Things Sampler

Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is beautiful and deserves to be passed on to everyone I know.

According to snopes this is a true account.  You may also go here to view the full story of what transpired to bring this man to court.

Shoe Bomber Sentenced
Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it? 

Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio?
Didn't think so.!!!
Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

  Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say  His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his 'allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,' defiantly stating, 'I think I will not apologize for my actions,' and told the court 'I am at war with your country.'

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

Judge Young:  'Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the  United States Attorney General.  On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively.  (That's 80 years.)

On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed.  The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that's an aggregate fine of $2 million.  The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298..17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment. The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes..  It is a fair and just sentence.  It is a righteous sentence.

Now, let me explain this to you.  We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid.  We are Americans.  We have been through the fire before.  There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.  Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals.  As human beings, we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant.  You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war.  You are a terrorist.  To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it or your attorney does it, or if you think you are a soldier, you are not----- you are a terrorist.  And we do not negotiate with terrorists.  We do not meet with terrorists.  We do not sign documents with terrorists.  We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court  You are a big fellow. But you are not that big.  You're no warrior.  I've known warriors. You are a terrorist.  A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders.  In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and the TV crews were, and he said: 
'You're no big deal.'

You are no big deal.

What your able counsel and what the equally able  United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.  What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing?  And, I have an answer for you.  It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom.  Our individual freedom.  Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.  Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom.  It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea.  It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom, so that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.  It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

We Americans are all about freedom.  Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties.  Make no mistake though.  It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.  Look around this courtroom.  Mark it well.  The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here.  The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America , the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.  The very President of the United States  through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid?  That's the flag of the  United States of America  ..  That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom.  And it always will.

Mr. Custody Officer.  Stand him down.

So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets?  We need more judges like Judge Young
.  Pass this around.  Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words that strike home.

Please SEND  this----so that everyone has a chance to readNedws

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Challenge WIP's

  • Exampler by Kingsland
  • The Garden Sampler by Ramsgate
  • Strawberry Border Sampler by Cathy Livingston
  • Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread
  • Growing Like a Tree by Moira Blackburn
  • Home Sweet Home - My own design
  • Caroline's Sampler by Serendipity Designs
  • Winter Hearts by Shepherd's Bush
  • Sunshine and Shadow by Prairie Schooler
  • Bless Me Lord - Silk Sampler Series I by The Heart's Content
  • Morning Star by Kingsland
  • Four Seasons Sampler by Patricia Andrle
  • Two Friends Sampler - My own design
  • Cross Stitch Sampler by Country Crafts Magazine
  • 1805 Hannah Colby Sampler - Better Homes & Gardens Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine
  • A Secret Garden by Forget-Me-Nots in Stitches
  • Family Treasure III by Marilyn Leavitt Imblum
  • Miniature Whitework Sampler by The Sampler House
  • Noah's Ark by Cross Stitch & Country Crafts
  • Charlotte's Sampler by The Drawn Thread  Completed!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Finds

I liked these so much that this item (a package of AquaGem granules)
will be part of my next giveaway!

*Winter Special* 6-pack 10g AquaGems

Holiday Centerpiece

I went to the Wholesale Gift Show in Salt Lake City on Saturday and found a fun new item that I wanted to share with you.

These are Aqua-Gems.  You add water to the tiny granules and as they absorb the liquid they become clear marble sized balls in fun colors.  Beautiful for parties and other celebrations, especially weddings.  Flowers last much longer when placed in a vase with these gems.  I have used something similar for years in my outdoor pots.  The gems absorb water so that they provide a constant water source for your flowers.  They last a VERY long time, and as the water evaporates you simply have to add more water to rehydrate.

Pumpkin Face

They also sell small lights that can be placed among the marbles that enhance the arrangement.  These can be switched to display different colors as well. 

Bulk Twelve-pack Brightspot RAINBOWTwo-pack Brightspot SELECT

You may find their site at