Monday, December 18, 2017

One week until Christmas!

Christmas is almost here. Is everyone ready? I only have three more gifts to wrap and then I'm done. Yay!! Maybe now I can enjoy some stitching time. It feels like forever since I picked up a needle. Due to Christmas and New Year's falling on Mondays, this will be my last blog until January 8th so I want to wish everyone a very blessed holiday season. 


From Mirabilia
What regal looking queens. Great design for someone who likes to play cards.

Royal Games II

From - From the Heart
A fun and festive little sampler. 

December Mini Sampler

From Little House Needleworks
Yay, a new Hometown design. This is my favorite one yet. Wonder why??

Hometown Holiday - Needlework Shop

From Country Cottage Needleworks
Another addition to "Main Street". 

Main Street Post Office

From Homespun Elegance
How cute! I wonder if his sleigh is in the shop.

Avery's Cycling Santa

From Scissor Tail Designs
This piece says it all....Brrrrrrr.

Snow Days

From Imaginating
A wonderful new collection of designs from Imaginating.  

    Happy Together                      Peaceful Birds

 Love You to the Moon            Southwest Mosaic

From Rosewood Manor
Love the "branchy" looking border on this sampler.

No Daintie Flower

From Kit & Bixby
I like the saying on this one. 

Remember Me

From Needle Bling
"Christmas Eve Ride" is definitely  going in my stash.

Ghostly Boo

Christmas Eve Ride

From Stacy Nash
Love both of these pinkeeps.

Sleigh Bells Pinkeep                Winter Tidings Pinkeep   
& Ornament                                                                   


Monday, December 11, 2017

Counting down to Christmas!

Oh my, it is only 2 weeks until Christmas and I'm not as ready as I thought I was. I even have two items sitting in my shopping cart on Amazon (guess I should get those ordered). I plan to finish shopping this weekend and then the wrapping and baking will begin. It is going to be a very busy weekend with no stitching time in sight. Oh well, I'll get back to it eventually.

Here are some new designs that will be arriving soon...take a look.


From Bobbie G Designs
The flowers look stunning on the black fabric. The colors just"pop".  I just don't know if my eyes would let me stitch on black fabric. I tried it once and they didn't like it but for this piece, I'd try it again.

Iris on Black

From Amy Bruecken Designs
What fun and festive designs. I want to stitch these for next year! The moose is just too cute.

Keep Calm and Merry On             Merry Kiss Moose     

From Hands on Design
This is the fourth and final design in the Chalk for Home series and I think it is the cutest of the four. Love, love love, the snowmen!

Chalk for the Home: Let it Snow Bungalow

From The Workbasket
What a cute collection of woodland ornaments. Not sure which is my favorite but I'm leaning toward the mouse. The first Christmas Stars featured a fox and a squirrel.

Christmas Stars 2

Christmas Stars 3

From Stoney Creek
Beautiful bird designs!

         Bird Delights          Booties by the Dozen

From Country Cottage Needleworks 
Here is a "sneak peek" at a new design from Nikki. Looks really "cool" so far!

Hello Snow

From With Thy Needle & Thread
Another wonderful design from Brenda. 

Peppermint & Holly

From Pineberry Lane
The Christmas designs would make nice small pillows or ornaments and they look like they wouldn't take long to stitch. My favorite kind of!

Merry Little Stitches                  Sprig of Holly     

Fanny Griswold
An Antique Reproduction

From Lucy Beam
The little bee in "Bee Merry" looks like he is flying off to decorate more trees. How cute?

One Eyed Jack                               Bee Merry      



Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy December!

It's December! Wow, this year has flown by. I can't believe that it is almost 2018. Where does the time go? I hope everyone is having a great month thus far and not stressing about the holidays. I'm not. I have my house mostly decorated (should finish by the end of the week), have done some shopping online and made a list of the other things I need to get. I'm actually on top of things for a change. 

As always, new designs are on the way...take a look.

From Plum Street Samplers
A wonderful new collection of designs from Plum Street. I really like them all and can't decide on a favorite. 

  Sampler House V                      Sampler House VI 

Yuletide Shanty                            Hello Winter

From Threadwork Primitives
What a sweet sampler. I love the soft colors that were used.

Sweet Bird Sampler

From Just Nan
The Original Gingerbread Mouse from 2012 is back for a limited engagement and features a new gold tail. She goes back into retirement at the end of the year so get one while you can.

Gingerbread Mouse - The Original

From Stacy Nash Primitives
Well, I have managed to stay away from collecting the "Animal Crackers" but I will definitely have to have "Whittaker". He is so cute and he shares my name. Even though mine is spelled with one "t".

Noel Sewing Basket                        Animal Crackers -  

From Bent Creek
Another design will be added to my collection. I must have "Nativity Row". It will be a great new addition to my Christmas decorations for next year. I even think it would make a wonderful long pillow.

Nativity Row

The Perfect Tree Globe

From Shepherd's Bush
Five quick to stitch Christmas designs. 

Little Red House Tin (kit)         Merry Wishes        
                                                                  Treasure Box (kit)           

Making Spirits Bright         Snowman Tag (kit)  
Pincushion (kit)                                                

I'm Dreaming

From X's and Oh's
There is a lot of stitching in "Almost Christmas" but it sure is a beautiful design.

Almost Christmas

Chris-Mice Advent Calendar


Have a great week!