Sunday, January 07, 2018

On the Eleventh and Twelfth Days...

We've got Pipers Piping and Drummers Drumming!

Many thanks to my friend Chris for this wonderful gift.  I enjoyed sharing it with you over the past two weeks.  I have more gifts that I will be sharing with you over my next several posts!

This past week I was in Atlanta for a day and I was hoping for a reprieve from our frigid temperatures.  What a dreamer I was.  At least the temperature was above zero, but they were experiencing strong winds the day I was there which brought the wind chill down in the double digits below zero.  No reprieve from winter!

There was no stitching in my world during the week, but this weekend I made progress on a piece that didn't require much to move it to the finished pile.  

This is from the Chessie and Me class that I took in LaCrosse in September.  All that was left was the over one verse on the needlebook and the word "pins" on the pincushion.  The over one stitching is now completed and I need to find time in the near future to fully finish this project.

Chessie and Me "Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls"

I have some pre-work for an upcomng class that I need to work on now, so back to the stitching chair!

Before I leave you, here's another sweet little ornament that I received from my stitching bud Marie.  The design is from Blackbird Designs and I believe it is is one of the JCS ornament magazines.

Stay warm!  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

On the Ninth and Tenth Days...

Nine Ladies Dancing!  Ten Lords a Leaping!

Off today to warmer parts.  Perhaps I will be able to share a stitchy post from my hotel room tonight!

Monday, January 01, 2018

iStitch Blue Band Sampler Finished

I was hoping to have this finished last night, but it took a little longer than expected.  I was so close to finishing it so in lieu of starting something new today, I finished it!

This was a stitch along from iStitch Designs.  Yes, it’s called the BLUE Band Sampler, but I stitched mine in red!

We’re still going to call this a 2017 finish!

On the Eighth Day of Christmas... true love gave to me...Eight Maids a Milking!

I lov the little cow down in the corner!

I fell short of finishing the Red Band Sampler last night.  So close and yet so far!  I stayed up stitching until the ball dropped in New York and then I had to call it a night.

I just need to fill in the two boxes.  All of the other stitching is complete and the hemstitching on each end is done.  Despite not finishing it, I still stitched in the date "2017".

My friend Chris asked me today if I was going to do a review of my 2017 stitching.  I hadn't planned on it; I didn't think I had many finishes.  (I had a lot of starts, just not many finishes - ha, ha!)  After I went back through the pictures though, I realized that I had some quality finishes.  Here they are:

Top Row (left to right):  Blackbird Designs "Darling Buds of May", Betsy Morgan "Gathering for Winter", Chessie and Me "Hillside Sheep Needle Book"

Middle Row (left to right):  Goode Huswife "With My Needle", Milady's Needle (spools), Plum Street Samplerworks "Peace, Love and Purpose"

Bottom Row (left to right):  Heartstring Samplery "For Spacious Skies", Chessie and Me "Scarlet's Summer", assorted ornaments

Wishing you all the best in 2018!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

On the Sixth and Seventh Day...

...Seven Swans a Swimming, Six Geese a Laying...

Friday and Saturday were stitchy days for me.  Despite the frigid temperatures, I went to Friday night Stitch-In at Stitchville.  Had a great time stitching with friends.  The roads were a bit treacherous on the way home, but I stayed to the right and drove slowly and carefully.  Yesterday, another group of stitching friends gathered at our local grocery store that has a community room.  I arrived at 10:00am and stayed until 4:00pm!  Stitched my day away!

Today I’ve been doing some crafting.  A friend told me about these punches you can buy at Michael’s that are shaped like a gift tag.  I used my coupon so it was only about $7.00!  I used the punch to recycle my Christmas cards.  Now I have gift tags for next year’s gifts!

Today’s focus is on the blue band sampler (which I am stitching in red).  If I stick to it, I think I can have it finished by midnight.  I think I can, I think I can!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 29, 2017

On the Fourth and Fifth Day... true love gave to me.  Five Golden Rings and Four Calling Birds!

On the fourth and fifth day, this stitcher rested.  It’s bitterly cold up here in the north and after I arrived home from work both days I just wanted to curl up under a warm blanket.  I have stitchy plans this weekend though and will have more to share, so stay tuned.

The 12 Days of Christmas little pillows that I have been sharing with you were a Christmas gift from my friend Chris.  The design was complimentary and you will find it on Paulette Stewart’s blog.  Chris did her own take on colors; she was inspired by blogger “The Copper Fox”.  It as a special gift and I love the little pillows!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On the Third Day of Christmas... true love gave to me...Three French Hens!

No stitching tonight.  I was working on another project.  How about if I share with you a picture of our Christmas tree?  Hopefully there will be time for stitching tomorrow night.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

On the Second Day of Christmas... true love gave to me...Two Turtle Doves!

Tonight I had to whip up a couple more hardanger ornaments for some late Christmas gifting!

It’s bitter cold here in Minnesota.  Looks like it is cold and snowy in many parts of the U.S.  If you are impacted by cold winter weather, stay warm and safe!

On the First Day of Christmas... true love gave to me, a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

We had a great day yesterday, enjoyed a wonderful meal, watched football, played some cards, opened gifts and told some stories.  The Mad Tatter was here along with my youngest brother and his family. Just how Christmas Day should be!

Merry Christmas!