Saturday, February 22, 2014
Amy for the HoE Stitcher's Choice Christmas Ornament Exchange. I really love it. Her fabric trim finishing is just the cutest! Thank you again, Amy!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I spent the last couple of days starting it off, and tonight I finished the first block, Snow Garden, while DH watched Ender's Game. It is so delicate! I am using Lakeside Linens 40 ct Pearled Barley, which is much browner than the same linen was when I stitched Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. No problem, like this shift in color.
Since I am from a very small family that is also fractured and made even smaller, I will need to really think about each block and how to dedicate it. This first block has my sister's "pertinents and such" on it, as she has a winter birthday in January. She has the same initials as the model on the cover of the chart ;-) She is single with no children, so I added our parents' first initials within the design for her.
I am sure many of my friends, including stitching friends, will soon make their way onto other blocks in this sampler. Sometimes we have to make our own families.
Now, if I could just find my GAST Picnic Basket I would be all set to do the second block....
So snowy here in NH.... really hope you have better weather than we do. More on the way for us. Enough already.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Winter is here and letting us know it... two straight days of snow, and certainly not the first storm of the year. We are doing our hearty New England "thing" and doing our level best to just accept it. But since my back porch is looking like this this morning, I was reminded that I had yet to share this... a small ornament I stitched up weeks ago, popped into one of my ornament baskets and forgot about....
Monday, February 03, 2014
OK, I hesitated but will share this bit of info... I chose this because the colors remind me of this incredibly colorful set of coffee mugs I recently bought for the kitchen. I am making this small as I just miiiiiight choose to hang it near the mugs.... so, I have heard of buying an outfit to match a new pair of shoes, but a needlework project to match a new set of mugs? That is how I roll...