Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gifts from Tannia!


I received this lovely parcel of gifts from Tannia today :-) These are belated birthday gifts. Oh, Tannia, you didn't have to do this! She stitched me a sweet heart shaped ornament/fob... and all these pretty charts were with it. Thank you Tannia!!
I am pretty determined not to let this block on HOHRH take me too long, so I worked on the night sky again tonight! It is going very smoothly, and is not as intimidating (yet) as I thought it might be!
And, I thought I would share with you what I have chosen to be the project that I will start at the beginning of 2008. I started And A Forest Grew on New Year's Eve last year. This year I hope to start this beauty, A Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches. I just got my chart, and I am so excited to start!!! I might do it differently than I usually do... maybe more than one night a week, likely not in any structured way, maybe sometimes at work... trying out a few new ideas for fitting it in with my other WIPS and plans. I don't think I will be doing it as a structured SAL or any such thing this time around.

I am again so far behind in blogs... and am forever apologizing for it. I think I need to quit my full-time job if I am ever going to keep up! I know many of you feel the same way, so I guess I should not feel badly about it :-) Reading blogs/commenting in blogs does not pay the mortgage, but my job does... so guess I better stick with the job!

Stitched on today: Finished a PIF gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

27 comments:

Kathy said...

Very nice gift.

Love your project for next year. All those quaker projects really appeal to me.

Your houses continue to progress. It gets rather boring when you are doing background like the night sky.

Barbara said...

Hmm, blog-reading as a paying job. That sounds okay.... ;)

Lovely gifts from Tannia!! The charts are fabulous, and the stitched fob is so pretty!!

Your 2008 Quaker project is going to be stunning!!

Tannia said...

oooh I love Quaker Christmas - it's gorgeous!!! Just when I thought I could stop spending!

I am so glad you liked your gifts....I am just sad that they were so late :(

xxx

Nicki said...

Great gifts :) I love that Quaker - I spotted it earlier this week and I'm very tempted :)

Becky K in OK said...

Lovely birthday gifts. Tannia made excellent choices. Quaker Christmas is a beautiful 2008 project. Making great progress on your houses. Congrats on all.

tintocktap said...

Wow - the Quaker Christmas is just gorgeous! I haven't seen that one before.

Lovely gifts from Tannia!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous Fob and charts you received!

I love your planned new start. Somebody linked to the chart and I thought it was gorgeous:)

Annemarie said...

I am in awe. Wow. The HoHRH looks stunning! And the night sky. Sigh. I think I wouldn't attempt it, but it looks amazing!
Love the wee heart fob. And the new sampler is gor-ge-ious! I've never seen this design before. Nice.

Little Grey Cat said...

A beautiful gift, great stitching on HOHRH - that is a lot of sky! And I just love your new project for 2008.

You could always go part time in your job ... but then you'd have to cut down on your stash shopping :o))))) !!!!! (I can already see the horror on your face lol)

Susan said...

Lovely gifts! You're making great progress on HORH!

The Quaker is stunning! You should start that on the evening of Christmas this year (even if it's just to put in a ocuple of stitches) just to be true to the name of the piece :) It's beautiful!

Sherry said...

HOHRH is coming along great! I have been eyeing your new project for awhile.

Karoline said...

What a lovely gift. HoHRH is looking gorgeous

Vonna said...

I love your 2008 project! Will be happy to watch it grow and become lovely as all your wonderful projects are!
Tannia's gifts are just so sweet and lovely! Isn't she a generous, lovely gal?!
And don't worry about not reading everyone's blog...we understand!
Honestly we do!

BeckySC said...

What a great gift :)

OOOOH, I LOVE the Quaker Christmas!!! WOW!!!

HOHRH is looking great :)

Have a good day, Carol :)

Susimac said...

Lovely gifts you have received. Love next years project.
Like you I am waaaay behind on blog reading/commenting.
BTW loved your witchy fob of yesterdays posting too cute!

Simone said...

Ohhhhh.... You enabler!
I love Quaker christmas! I want it!!!!
Love the way HOHRH looks and you also got great gifts!

Hugs, Simone

Barbeeque4 said...

HOHRH is coming along nicely. I also have coming Quaker Christmas...and can't wait to start it!!!

KaLu said...

its beautiful! i cant wait to start seeing pic updates...it looks huge!

Carla said...

Lovely fob! The chart you chose to stitch during 2008 is gorgeous!

Kajsa said...

What a nice gift! Seems like you are making good progress on HoHRH too.

I kind of liked that quacker too, very prett.

Lynn said...

Wow,Quaker Christmas looks like an awesome project! Do you know yet which fabric you'd like to do it on? I look forward to seeing this one in progress !

Kathy A. said...

Nice gifts from Tannia. See birthdays can last a long time. I love your 2008 Quaker project. Look forward to watching it grow. Check out the new snowbird SAL in my blog links!

tkdchick said...

Carol I'm so glad you're sticking with Houses! Slowly but surely you're moving closer to an HD.

What a huge project for 2008.. I've already picked my new start for Jan 1st as well.

Michelle said...

I LOVE THAT DESIGN!!! I am definitely going to have to pick that one up. The gifts from Tannia are fabulous, and HOHRH is really moving along!

Lauren said...

Wow, I love that design! I've never seen it before.

Paula said...

I have also purchased the Quaker Christmas chart and am very anxious to start on it. I love Susan's idea of starting on Christmas so I think I might just do that!

I love reading your blog, by the way. You are very inspiring and I feel so motivated to stitch!!!

Sharon said...

Oh that little heart fob is to die for! Love the charts too. Quaker Christmas is an awesome chart and I will look forward to seeing your start.