Monday, January 27, 2014

Time just keeps flying by!

I can't believe that January is almost over. It seems like Christmas was just yesterday. Before you know it, Easter will be here. Where does the time go? My weekend went fast but I was able to get some stitching done. I now have 3 turtles stitched on my "turtle" piece. Yeah!!! Hopefully, I'll be able to finish this piece in a reasonable amount of time. Of course, new designs are on the way and there are a few that I want to do. Take a look at what is coming and see if there is something that you would like to do.

From Just Nan
It looks like winter has hit Just Nan. The "Little Princess Snow" is simply too cute. However,
my favorite has to be "Just Dropping In" (definitely on my to do list).
Little Princess Snow                               Just Dropping In!

                         Oh Deer                          Charm Garden Pin      Needle Slide      
                                                                 Dazzling Deer        Kissing Birds
From Bobbie G Designs
Beautiful new spring designs.
Playing in the Cornflowers

  Spring Joy                     Gardener's Shanty
From Heart in Hand
Song of Solomon                                          Be Mine      
From Tempting Tangles
A great design for tea lovers.
Lavender Mint
From Miles to Go
Two fun designs.
Feeling Frosty                            Big Hearted   
From Threadwork Primitives
I love this design as a small pillow or pincushion. It looks like it's done in only one color therefore, you could use whatever color you like.
Quaker Friends
From Rosewood Manor
Spring Has Come - Mystery Sampler
This new mystery sampler from Rosewood Manor will be released in 3 parts (March, April & May). The design is stitched on an exclusive patterned 32ct. linen from Fabric Flair called Yorkshire Flowers. The fabric features small yellow flowers printed on a white background. Each part uses 15 skeins of Weeks Dye Works floss and each one also includes a bonus design.
I can't wait to see what the finished design will look like.

Happy stitching!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Not enough time to stitch!

After enjoying a long weekend out of town, you would think many hours of stitching would have been accomplished. Well, let me tell you, not a stitch was stitched until I got home on Sunday night. Actually, that is quite depressing.  On the plus side, when I finally sat down to stitch, I started a new project. I'm working on "All the Way Down" from Ink Circles. (See picture below)

I have the first turtle done and many more to go. Since I stitched a baseball sampler for my son, this piece is for my daughter. I can't wait to finish it for her. Anyone else ready to start something new? Well, there are quite a few new designs on the way...check them out.
From Country Cottage Needleworks
The new Frosty Forest design "Snowman's Cottage" is  too cute, although it does make me cold (burrrrrr). The "Be My Valentine" design is a perfect Valentine gift.
   Frosty Forest #3                        Be My Valentine
Snowman's Cottage                                                 
From Little House Needleworks
The newest addition to the Calendar Girls would also make a cute Valentine's gift. I love her skirt with the hearts.
       Hands to Work                Calendar Girls - February
From The Drawn Thread
More beautiful designs from The Drawn Thread.
Winter Garden

             Winter Jumble                         Alphabet Ornaments Two -
                                                              "E F G H"
From SamSarah Design Studio
The final part in the Winds of Grace series is coming and so is another installment in the Ten X the Fun series. It really is a fun series. Those roosters are too funny!
           Winds of Grace - Six Bells                Winds of Grace - The completed piece
    part 6 of 6                                              all 6 parts together

Ten X the Fun - Free Range Roosters
From With My Needle
Two beautiful samplers.
Elizabeth Wood 1822

Of Female Arts
From Imaginating
Of course my favorite of these is the "Let's Cross Stitch". Check out the butterfly's's scissors. Too cute. Might be my next project after I finish the turtles.
Let's Marry                                        Let's Sing   
Let's Cross Stitch                       You Melt My Heart
From Cherry Hill Stitchery
The Owl Birth Sampler is adorable. I may have to put that in my stash to do for grandchildren (many, many, years from now).
Owl Birth Sampler

All Because Two People Fell in Love
From With Thy Needle & Thread
I love the soft colors in these designs.
Mary Valentine's Handework
From Sue Hillis Designs
Three funny new designs from Sue. Love them all especially "Too tight" (I can totally relate).
Too Tight?                                         Sweet Thing

Follow Your Heart
From The Vickery Collection
Perfect piece for the avid bass fisherman. My husband will love this one but since I have already stitched him a bass picture this will have to go to the end of my stitching list (he may never see this done:)
Bass Attack


Monday, January 13, 2014

The rain finally went away.

After a rainy Friday and a stormy Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day. Unfortunately, I spent most of the day inside. Between hosting a Panther playoff party in the early afternoon and going to my father-in-laws birthday party in the evening, I didn't get to enjoy the weather. To make matters worse, I was only able to stitch on Friday. I really wanted to get more stitching done especially since I just bought two new projects which I'm dying to start (hopefully, one day this week).

New designs are on the way. Take a look at what will be arriving very soon!

From Blackbird Designs this sampler. My favorite in the series so far!
The Country Life
Loose Feathers Club #7
From Kathy Barrick
Another beautiful "shape" sampler from Kathy.
Blue Spruce
From MarNic Designs
It's never too early to stitch for Christmas and these owls are just a "hoot".
Owl be home for Christmas
From Nora Corbett
Three new letters in Letters from Mermaids series.
Letters from Mermaids - G

Letters from Mermaids - H

Letters from Mermaids - I
From CM Designs
A beautiful floral heart. I think this would make a nice pillow or box top to give as a Valentine's or Mother's Day present.
My Heart is Filled with Flowers
From My Big Toe
            Early to Bed                                  Bless the Lord - Psalm 103:1

Building Blocks - Serve
From Lizzie Kate
New designs from Lizzie Kate (including the first two designs in the 4 Seasons series).
"Snowy String" is really cute but my favorite design in this group is "Let Them be Small".
Snowy String
The Lord is Good - Inspiration Boxer

Let Them Be Small

Spring                                      Summer
4 Seasons Flip-it Series
From Ink Circles
The more I look at it, the more I really like "Turrets and Town". This is definitely going into my "stash".
Four de Lys
Turrets & Town
from Shepherd's Bush
       The 2014 Shepherd's Fold is going to be a little sewing box filled with lovely stitching accessories. It will begin in February and a new little treasure will be sent out about every other month. The first kit will be a sampler that can be used to cover a box. The box can then be used to store all the other accessories. The box is an OPTIONAL part of the fold. Instead of covering a box, the sampler can also be framed. All the other kits will make accessory items such as a pincushion or scissor fob. All the different pieces will go together to make a complete set.   The first kit will be larger than the rest and will cost about $50.00. The remaining kits will cost between $15.00 and $25.00 each.
Have a great week!!!