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A Passion for family, home and stitching by the shore. I cross stitch and show off my finishes; offer tutorials on DIY projects. I love decorating with blue and white chinoiserie with a coastal cottage flair. I love the beach.

Owner: Susan_Ramsey

Listed in: Home & Garden

Language: English

Tags: Passions, Cross-stitch, Beach, Cottage, Decorating

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Latest Blog Posts for Afford Your Passions

  • Deep in the heart of Texas
    on Jun 1, 2012 in Living in Texas
    Early this week, Mr. R. and I took a drive down to Austin, the capital city of Texas, just for a fun day out while E. was in school. Since living in Fort Worth, we've been to Austin a number of times - we both love the city, and could quite happily s...
  • Changes...
    on May 30, 2012
    For a long time, my blog was a place for me to talk about my cross stitch - to show off progress pictures of my WIPS (works in progress), and to have happy dances about my finishes (even if they were few and far between). Occasionally, I'd talk abou...
  • On Memorial Day
    on May 28, 2012
    Please take a moment to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this country. (Image: Flickr member Sam Ilic licensed under Creative Commons) For The Fallen They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of...
  • Good times...
    on May 27, 2012 in Family
    I snapped this one at dinner last night. Mr. R. is volunteering at the Colonial golf tournament this week; last night when he returned home, E. and I had already eaten, so it was fast food for dinner. Wendy's is a favorite, for more than one membe...
  • Fabric Covered Tin - A Tutorial
    on May 25, 2012 in Tutorial
    Hi, ladies:Are you ready for another tutorial? Today, I'd like to show you how to make a fabric covered tin. If you're like me, and are looking for ways to finish your stitching that don't involve getting something framed and up on the wall, you'll p...
  • Blackbird Designs - Peacock Pinkeep
    on May 21, 2012 in cross-stitch
    This is Blackbird Designs' "Peacock Pinkeep" - I just used a couple of overdyed cottons that were in my stash, rather than the recommended threads.I'm not going to finish it as a pinkeep - it's the perfect size for a round tin that I own, so I'm hopi...
  • Mason Jar Pincushion
    on May 18, 2012 in Tutorial
    Hi, lovely ladies!Are you like me, and always looking for a place to keep your pins handy? I have a couple of those "tomato" pincushions, and they work well for keeping my pins handy, but honestly, I have way more pins than will fit comfortably in on...
  • Mason Jar Pincushion - A Tutorial
    on May 18, 2012 in Tutorial
    Hi, lovely ladies!Are you like me, and always looking for a place to keep your pins handy? I have a couple of those "tomato" pincushions, and they work well for keeping my pins handy, but honestly, I have way more pins than will fit comfortably in on...
  • Life on a Texas Ranch
    on May 16, 2012 in Living in Texas
    Hello blogging friends!Each Tuesday evening, Mr. R. plays softball in a league; his team-mates are his co-workers. We make it a family evening out - E. and I go along to cheer his team, and afterwards, we stop at our favorite frozen custard place fo...
  • Pin Cushion Exchange
    on May 14, 2012 in cross-stitch
    This is an old piece that I received in an exchange over ten years ago. I thought it was too pretty not to share on my blog! Beautifully stitched Queen Stitch strawberry Love the little back stitched snail and strawberry! Beautifully s...
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