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Jacki
Philadelphia
Creating, every day, with coffee always close at hand.
Interests: cross stitch, card making, scrapbooking, project life, reading, running, lifting, baking, gluten-free, primal, paleo
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Love that shot of the city at night! I did a really cool wine tour when I studied abroad in Spain. We went to Santiago de Compostela for the day, and did a tour of a bodega there. Along the way, they had wine and brandy for us to taste as we headed through the different sections. Thinking about those great memories makes me want to hop on a plane and head over there right now!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sur La Route: Bordeaux at My Wanderlist
Jacki added a favorite at Everything Typepad
Jul 2, 2014
Thanks, Courtney! I'm a sucker for dark greys, too, mainly because I love how they look with purple, my fav color. I'm still searching for the perfect curtains for that room......so hopefully I'll find something soon. This is def something everyone can do, but it's time consuming, depending on the piece you decide to repurpose. I'm actually getting ready to repurpose two chairs and my sewing table, but this time using a different brand of paint. I'll give my review when I post the finished products!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2014 on Refinishing Part II at a whole lotta latte
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So...I don't know how many of you remember...but way back in October, I started refinishing my grandmother's secretary. It's a really cool piece, but I just didn't see any use for it anymore, so I actually tried to sell it at my mom's yard sale last year. No bites. So,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Sharon!! You definitely should stitch this piece - it's adorable and so quick to do! It's a very patriotic time of year - my next piece might be one for The 4th! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following me on Instagram!!! I hope you'll stop by again!! :-)
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As crafters & stitchers, we all know the importance of doing our holiday projects early. Unless you're me, and you wait until Christmas Eve to sew the faux fur throw that you're giving to your sister the next day. Ahem. I actually like to stitch Christmas pieces all year. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Gorgeous collection, Kelly!! Such vibrant colors - I especially love the purple! Thanks for the opportunity!!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Introducing Second City + Giveaway at My Wanderlist
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Recently, I picked up the (long overdue) baby gift that I've been working on, which is turning out beautifully, it's just a little more...time consuming...than I anticipated when I chose this pattern. I posted a while ago my progress to date, and I'm finally almost done the last letter of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
This is my favorite bookstore! I always make a point to visit when I'm in NYC.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on McNally Jackson Books at My Wanderlist
Beth, they really are! I have Beggar's 4th, but I need to get the Christmas one the next time I'm at my LNS. They're so cute & so fun to stitch!
Thanks, Jackie! Me, too. I have another piece with white pumpkins that I just rediscovered in my stash that I might just have to do next! I just read "Gone Girl", which didn't require too much brain power, so this time around, I decided to pick up something a little more involved. I might need a break after Elizabeth I, though, it's over 600 pages long!
I love Margaret George books, too, Rose! She's great. Thanks! It's a fun piece to stitch!
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In amongst all the travel I did recently, I was able to find some time to stitch. Not much time, but some. I've actually been reading a lot more, too, which is fabulous. I miss it. I'm in the middle of about six books, so when I was sitting on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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This past Saturday, I decided it was high time I went back to NYC. It's been since before Christmas (I didn't even want to be outside this winter in Philly, let alone go NORTH and be walking through NYC in that hellacious cold. nothankyouandgoodday.), so since I had no set... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Friends. To say I needed some time off from work is an understatement. So, with the long weekend this past weekend, I took a few days last week to make it really long. I don't regret it one bit. Not one little teeny tiny bit. My work can wait. My... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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I know what you're thinking - we barely (and I mean barely, since it's still not really all that warm, even though we're more than halfway through May...) made it out of winter alive, and I'm talking about Halloween already. We celebrate Christmas in July (well, I do, anyway...in fact... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
So amazingly awesome that you can spend this year traveling. One of my dreams is to be able to do that. Wishing you all the best - can't wait to see updates from your travels! There are a few places in France that are on my bucket list (Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame, Normandy), along with places in Spain I'd like to see that I didn't get to last time I was in Europe.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2014 on The Nomad at My Wanderlist
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First, let me apologize - Typepad was down for most of the past week, and it's only now that I'm able to do this post. Thanks for bearing with me and hopefully there won't be any issues anymore!!! Last night I (finally) felt like I needed to bond with my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Dani! Yes, the backstitch is just ridiculous, but I'm plowing through it! I only have 2 letters to go, then I can go back and do the smyrna stitches that go around each block.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2014 on "S" is for... | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Amy!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2014 on "S" is for... | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
Oh, Susan. The backstitch is KILLER. But, it's turning out so pretty, it's hard to get mad about all the detail work. I will say that it'll be a LONG TIME before I decide to use this book again!!! This winter really has been the worst. I definitely concur - I just curled up under blankets and hid, hoping it'd get warm soon. This weekend is supposed to be nice, though, so hopefully warm weather really is coming soon!!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2014 on "S" is for... | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
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I find that even though I want to be outside more now that the weather seems to finally be getting warmer (although Tuesday there was a wind chill of 28 degrees. i cried a little.), I also have had more of a desire to stitch than I did over this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Jacki added a favorite at Stitch In Time
Apr 14, 2014
Beth, I can imagine it's simply gorgeous in red! I haven't seen it finished - my LNS doesn't have a model of it - but I can only imagine how beautiful it is! Thanks for stopping by today! I can't wait to keep everyone updated on my progress!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on Backstitching. Oy. at a whole lotta latte
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I have quite a few cross stitch WIPs going on right now...and one very important one, which is a baby gift for one of my good friends from high school. Now that her son is already a year old, I guess I should, you know, finish stitching it. Ahem. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at a whole lotta latte