Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas

I just want to drop a short note to wish all of my blogger friends at wonderful holiday season.  Serenity, peace and family -- that's what it is all about.  

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2011











It's Small Business Saturday beginning at Midnight tonight!!


We are a Small Business (very small lol) and to salute all of the small business owners in Smalltown, USA we are offering our own version of "Black Friday", "Small Business Saturday" and Cyber Monday. So, through Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.....are you ready???


50% off of all in-stock merchandise. Yup, you read it right......50%.

BUT, everything else is on sale. What beats that! No pepper spraying, no tripping, nothing but quiet holiday shopping with your latte and pj's. 

So there you go, and even better, there is nothing to do but order. No code, no nothing.

So, have some fun, but be quick, the shop will be bare in no time.**
Now (small print) this EXCLUDES kits by Lake View Primitives. It is also not to be used on special orders or orders awaiting shipment.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

FRIENDSHIP SWAP

I was delighted to receive a wonderful Friendship Swap box in the mail the other day from Mary at http://marmmiesmammysandmore.blogspot.com .



She was so beautifully particular in picking out what I love.  I great smelling little espresso cup with a candle in it, some bulbs for planting in my little garden, a wonderful summertime recipe for watermelon and a handmade Raggedy Ann that I just love.  I don't know how she does all that small stitching and stuffing, it would drive me crazy but thank god it doesn't drive her crazy.  Last but certainly not least a great Recipe Journal of Paula Deen's.  Well not hers personally but one she put her mark on.  Funny too because I just made her Ooey Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake....OMG DECADENT.  

Thanks to you both.

Michelle

Thank you so much Mary and Tricia McNally too for hosting.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Singin in the Rain, I'm singin in the rain....

Wow, I feel like it has been raining for weeks.....oh right it has.  And I gotta tell you my tune is getting very flat.  The Northeast is a very wet place to be right now but we are safe thank god. 
Rocking Chair Stitches is releasing a new pattern this week called Fall Sunflowers and we will begin shipping at the end of this week.  From now until Friday we will offer the pattern at an Early Release Price of $6.50 with free shipping.  If you want to make this runner for the Fall, drop me an email to get the pattern First!!  


Have a wonderful week

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wonderful Package From The Rusty Thimble.

Oh wow, I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to open my package from Brenda at the Rusty Thimble.  If you don't know who she is you should absolutely follow her blog and check it out all the time.  Her giveaways are amazing and her products are magnificent.  JUST LIKE THIS


Isn't she amazing.  Ok I know she is a Snow Lady but I am going to keep her out all year long.  Thanks, Brenda.  Love you. 

We have a couple of new patterns being released this week kind of in conjunction with Quilt Market....(which I wanted to really really go to)....but alas I could not.  Next best thing, Blogger, Internet and Facebook....


I want you all to have a wonderful week. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Need Your Help.....



OK peeps.....

I am doing a private open house that i have done for quite some time.  I am going to do a small make and take project.  Here's the issue......what would you love to create for FREE out of hand-dyed wools.  Something quick, fun and easy!!!!

Thank you so very very much for your assistance, friendship and help!!!!
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Monday, April 18, 2011

ARE YOU A HUNGRY GIRL


 
Really, have you met "Hungry Girl"?  She is my new favorite person on this earth. I have done Weight Watchers, and all kinds of other diets.  And oh....she is affiliated with Weight Watchers.  She has three cookbooks all of which contain great recipes for everyday meals redone and recreated with diet, light and delicious substitutes.  One of the greatest recipes is whole wheat pasta with frozen broccoli with cheese sauce, add a little Laughing Cow Swiss cheese and VIOLA, it was just delish!!  Or a modified version of Rice Krispie squares but made with fiber cereals and only 50 calories,  CAN YOU SAY THAT OMG a bit of chocolate adds a teeny bit of calories but oh so good and filling.  If you haven't seen her, check her out!  It is so worth it!, 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thank you Cath's Pennies.



Boy do I love her designs.  I have started selling them on my website at Rocking Chair Stitches and have had awesome response to all of her patterns, but most recently her "Bunnies in Spring" was a runaway hit for us and for her  as well.  Great Job Cathy.  I just ordered a kit of the Tulips because the wools she dyes are just so magnificent.  So I did my Bunnies in Spring using a combination of hand-dyed wools and wool felt.  I love this design.  I didn't have enough light when I took this picture so take that into consideration.  It was absolutely so much fun!!  Make sure you get one.


Monday, March 28, 2011

OK OK, Better late than never .....



I am still trying to get things in order since my Dad died and I am slowly getting there.  Last week we scattered his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico off of Sanibel Island, his most favorite place on earth.  It was beautiful.  Thank you again for all of the prayers.  

So, the winner drawn on March 15 was actually drawn.  I haven't had anytime to post anything.  So, TADAAA, the winner of the Wool Kit of the Month is.....

Carol from Firecracker Kid Primitives!!!!

Awesome Carol.  Send me your address please at rockingchairstitches.com

and Leslie, your March kit is on the way!!


Check in in a couple of days too see the preview of two new patterns for the Spring/Summer.  You will love them.


Have a wonderful evening.  And remember. there is a giveaway every single month on the 15th.  Sign up!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monthly Drawing Is Tonight

 
So don't forget, the winner of our monthly drawing is held on the 15th of each and every month....and that is tonight.  If you haven't signed up, please do so by clicking here:

http://rockingchairstitches-michelle.blogspot.com/2011/01/so-who-wants-to-have-giveaway-part-6.html

Make sure you visit our Facebook page as well to "like" us for another entry.  

Remember....it's a full wool kit.  

Have a great night!!  Hope you are the Winner!!  

 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

EXCITING NEWS

Is that a hint of green out there....or maybe a blue sky or how about a big yellow ball...I think they call it "SUN".  Oh my Spring must be coming oh I hope I hope I hope!!

I wanted to take a minute to convey my gratitude to all of you who wrote, sent cards and prayed for my Dad and my family.  As some of you know he passed away a month ago and I am finally starting to get myself back on track.  I know I will never get over this, but I can move forward.  So, thank you again to all.



Great news for those of you who love wool applique we are pleased to let you know that we are now carrying some patterns by Cath's Pennies Designs and Penny Lane Primitives..  We love their entire line but will only carry a few right now.  Sometimes you just can't pass a great thing up!!  So log onto our website at www.rockingchairstitches.com and take a peak at Patterns and our new category "Other Designers". 


If you haven't already, you really should take a spin by our BLOG at www.rockingchairstitches-michelle.blogspot.com and follow us or log onto to Facebook and search Rocking Chair Stitches and "Like" us.  You will be entered to win our once a month giveaway of patterns, kits and finished items.  That's right ALL YEAR WRONG!!!

Have a wonderful week.  We will be back with another update in a couple of days with some more surprises.

Michelle

Thursday, March 3, 2011

And the February Winner is.....

Teresa Miller is the winner of the February giveaway.  Teresa will be opening her mailbox to a wonderful wool kit.  If you haven't signed up for our year long giveaways, please make sure you do.  We are having a giveaway every single month during 2011.  

Looking for Spring amongst all this cold, snow, sleet and YUCK.  That's right just yuck.  I want WARM sunshine, beautiful blue skies, green grass, chirping birds, tulips, daffodils.........can you see it.

So to get your started here are some Spring time patterns.....

Have a wonderful day!

Breath of Spring

Bunny Hop

Hearts on the Vine

Jumping Bunny


Summer Crows

Strawberry Crows

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trying To Get Back to Normal....whatever that is



 Well, as most of your know my Dad passed away on the 13th of February and I have been trying to get somewhere between total pain and normal and I am slowly putting one foot in front of the other.  Thank you to all of your prayers and kind and loving emails, posts and thoughts.  All that being said, prayers are still gratefully accepted.  

So, on to business, we should have picked another monthly winner on February 15 and we just didn't.  No excuses.....so, tomorrow I will pick February's winner.  This month's winner will receive a wool kit, complete with pattern, picture, floss and pattern templates so if you have entered you can comment on this post for one chance, become a follower for two chances, "like" our Facebook page for another chance.  Three in all.  

And don't worry Leslie your next shipment of winnings is on the way!!!!

Just so you know we have wonderful patterns for the Spring season. This one was especially popular and we wanted to put it  out there for all to see again!!  Interested, go to our website and click on "Patterns" or just drop me an email.

 OH BOY IT'S CALLED BUNNY HOP

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

PRAYERS FOR COMFORT



Thank you to all for many prayers and thoughts. We all are so grateful to have so many people pulling and praying for Dad. It's time to take him home and comfort him on his journey. He and his creator will decide when that time will be and our job is to hold his hands and his heart. We love you Daddy, Papa, Ed.........

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Unveiling Spring....the bunny that is



 So the other day I showed you a peak at the newest pattern from RCS.  Here is another peak.  This is the full runner just without the tongues which are on one end.  Of course you don't have to have them if you don't want.  Alot of folks just don't like them.  In any event....it's just beautiful and so three-dimensional don't you think?  Pre-orders for the pattern are being accepted through the weekend at a reduced price of $7.00.  So, just jot a note here or email me if you are interested.  



Stay warm and safe....

With serenity

Michelle

Sunday, January 30, 2011

SNEAK PEAK INTO SPRING


 Look what's coming up at Rocking Chair Stitches.  Fun new pattern design for the Spring and Easter Holiday....more to come soon.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

A CUSTOMER IS OVERJOYED!!



So just a couple of pictures that a customer emailed to me after placing all of her gorgeous prim wares atop my Aged Traditions Penny Rugs.  She's pretty happy yup yup!!




Have a good day everyone...
OH  PS

MORE SNOW IS ON THE WAY LOLOL

Thursday, January 27, 2011

SNOW SNOW SNOW, AN UPDATE ON DAD AND A REMINDER


 
Good Day to all of my blogging friends.  I couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning and looked out my  back porch window.  I have been running around so much and trying to take care of my Mom and Dad that I gotta tell you I really didn't even know it was going to snow.  

Burger anyone..... yup that's my grill under there....




Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow, tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar.  OK enough of that.  I just would like some Spring.  However my friends, they are talking about more snow on Saturday.  There is no where to put it. 

Update on Dad unfortunately isn't great but with God's grace we are taking this journey one day at a time.  He spent the past few days in the hospital after they scheduled a PET Scan to find out exactly where the cancer is and he was in so much pain they couldn't put him on the table until mediating him ALOT.  In any event he is Stage IV and the cancer is everywhere including the brain.  We are putting one foot in front of the other and after the initial POW, we are all ok.  This journey will take me to a place I've never been before and I want to spend each moment with or in quiet reflection of my life with my Daddy.  Thank you all for all of your prayers.  It is so appreciated and I am grateful.  THANK YOU.

Don't forget, there is  another giveaway on the 15th of February.  If you signed up before you are still in, if you aren't make sure you follow my blog and "LIKE" my Facebook page to get lots of entries for the giveaway.  I will let you know on the 1st of February what it is for.  The last winner gets a kit every month for a year.  Imagine.

So have a wonderful day.  I will be back soon with a peak at the newest pattern ......It's bunny fun.....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

BIG SMILES DURING ANY OTHERWISE AWFUL WEEK




I was happy to find out that I was included in an Etsy Treasury.  Thank you so so much.  Aren't these wonderful penny rugs and wool creations.  Just love them all.  Make sure to search penny rugs on Etsy frequently to see all of the gorgeous creations.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d3a44dd2b576d91a003a3bd/snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug?index=0

On another note, I would humbly ask that all who believe in prayer if you could please find a minute to add my dad "Ed" to your prayers I would be so so grateful.  He has been diagnosed with Stage Four cancer and we are just devastated.  I pray everyday that he can be pain free and nausea free.  I love you Daddy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

SO WHO WANTS TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY PART THE FINAL STORY




So we've got a winner.  And her name is Leslie Lemke.  Congrats Leslie.  Check your mail box....

True Random Number Generator 12 


Let's all congratulate Leslie.  Ok ladies remembered there is another giveaway on February 15.  It won't be for a kit every month, but for something else.  So, if you have friends you think should be signing up LET THEM KNOW..

Have a wonderful weekend.  I will be sewing and watching Football.  

GO PATRIOTS 

 

Friday, January 14, 2011

SO WHO WANTS TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY PART 6





OK PEOPLE, IT'S ALMOST HERE, THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN......

IT'S TOMORROW .......

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED UP ...................YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS GIVEAWAY, A KIT A MONTH FOR A FULL YEAR.  YUP THAT'S RIGHT ONE ENTIRE WHOLE FULL YEAR.

SO COME ON......SIGN UP, LEAVE A COMMENT, GO TO FACEBOOK AND LEAVE SOMETHING THERE TOO.

Monday, January 10, 2011

SO WHO WANTS TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY PART 5




Ok, it's January 10th and I finally got my internet back.  What that means though is there are only 5 more days to sign up for the giveaway..............

DON'T MISS OUT!!!  

NOW...OFF TO MAKE SURE THE SNOWBLOWER IS WORKING, WE HAVE MILK AND BREAD AND WOOD FOR THE STOVE...A NOR'EASTER IS A COMIN.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SO WHO WANTS TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY PART 4




So, we are finally in the New Year and everyone has been so awesome about signing up for RCS's awesome giveaway.  People are posting and making great comments and "liking" our Facebook page.  So, after all your hard work, lets tell everyone what the first giveaway will be.  ARE YOU READY.............  The first winner will be drawn on January 15, 2011.  Can you imagine 2011?  Don't you remember when we were all crazy (well I wasn't lol) that our computers were all going to stop dead in their proverbial bits and bytes.  Didn't happen. :-).  But...I digress.

Anyway, giveaways right?  So, on January 15 I will draw one name from the many entries we have received so far and that includes all of the extras that each of you got.  I use Random Number Picker and will post a picture of the winning number.   So that's how this winner will be picked.  Am I digressing again?????

Ok then, the winner will be picked on the 15th and that lucky winner will receive 1 free kit complete with pattern and wool and/or fabrics for each month of 2011.  Can you imagine.  That's awesome.  Right?  lol.

So make sure you enter and do all the little extras for more and more entries.

The second winner will be picked on February 15.  Get your friends to sign up!!

Bring on Fall Pattern

Bring on Fall Pattern
One of our customers favorites. Easy to do!

Autumn Spectacular

Autumn Spectacular
Beautiful pattern for pillow and runner