Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three Days & Three Finishes!

I have three new finishes.....granted, they aren't real big, but they are finishes & 2 of them are actually FULLY finished!
The first one is an ornament for a RR I was involved in. This was the last one I had to stitch, so my obligations for them are done. I just have to wait patiently for mine to return to me!
I finished the CCN ornament on Monday evening. I got it, along with the others, mailed to their owner on Tues. morning.
Tues. evening, I stitched a little freebie I found on Daffycat's blog.
I put this little one together this afternoon. I just found it too cute to not stitch...Funny thing is....we never did Santa with our children! But, this was an 'instant gratification' stitch for me.
Yesterday, I worked on another ornament. This was a freebie from the Sampler Girls blog a few years ago I believe....I am not certain on that fact.
I finished it into the ornament this afternoon.
Now, I will go back to a few WIP pieces, until we get invaded by little people again!! Yes, the boys are coming back!
I have attached a picture of the new paint in our living room. We did this last weekend & I tell you what!!! I love the new color! It makes the room so warm & cozy! And some of my stitched pieces POP on the walls. If you read back in my blog, you can see the wall with the old color & then compare it with the new color!
Thanks for reading & for commenting. It always brings a smile to my face to see the comments!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Came Early

Last Sat., I learned that I had won a giveaway on Mary's blog.
I have been following Mary's blog for a short time....found her thru another blogging friend.
Mary & I hit it off right away. We have so many things in common, besides the obvious....stitching.
Mary has been a wonderful friend to me. see I had won her birthday giveaway, I was thrilled. I honestly felt like it was Christmas when I opened her package yesterday. I do not know how to add pictures with the words underneath, so please bear with me as I describe things.
There was a card & 4 packages. I opened the card & read Mary's sweet words to me. I then started with the package on top. In it, I found a piece of 28 ct antique white lugana...perfect for many projects...also in this package was 2 pieces of material for finishing projects. One is a blue which I think is going to be perfect for a SAL piece I am working on now. The other is Gingerbread boys, which are one of my favorites at Christmas time!
Next, I opened the package that had 4 patterns in it. I love each & everyone of them. The LHN "Snow White" has the fabric to stitch it on & also finishing fabric included in it!!! The LHN "All is Calm" has finishing fabric in it! I really want to stitch the Sunflower Seed pattern right away! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!!
The next package had a pack of photo greeting cards, a magnetic list minder & a skein of Christmas-y floss from Threadworx. I haven't used their floss, so I am anxious to try it!
The last package was an 'added' bonus I believe....Mary knows some of my favorite designers & she included some old freebies & some older charts she thought I would like...and of course, I do!!! One of them has 3 little elfs on it...she said it reminded her of my perfect...I had to agree with her!!
I haven't taken pictures of what I am working on this week..I finished the Nov. part of my SAL piece. I worked on a SAL piece from last Christmas, and now I am working on an ornament for a RR I am involved in. I hope to finish it this weekend, so I can get busy on Christmas gifts!
Thanks for stopping by & reading my blog. I appreciate each & every visitor & I appreciate your kind comments. If I don't see comments, I wonder if anyone is reading, so it is great to see the comments. I hope to have pictures of my stitching updates sometime next week.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Amish Rules

I have finished Amish Rules & I love how it turned out!!! The words on it are so perfect for me.
We live a very modest lifestyle. I try to be courteous in all I say & do. If I make a promise, I keep it. I share with others the things that I have been blessed with.
This pattern is by Heart in Hand. Someone on the 123 message board showed their finish a while back & I fell in love with it. I asked about the pattern & she sold it to me. Before I even had a chance to start it, someone emailed me, asking if they could buy it when I was finished. I said sure! She even sent the money long ago!!!!!
The pattern had a border around it, but personally, I like it without the border. We will be able to 'enhance the picture' with the frame we make for it.
The other pictures I am posting have been taken from my front window one morning & my back window another morning. If you notice the birds....there is a downy woodpecker on the post of the birdhouse & a bluebird on top of the post....I love these two types of birds, so to capture both of them together just made my day!
I now need to decide if I am going to work on another WIP or if I am going to start something new. I have something laid out, so I MAY start it!!!!! What's one more WIP?!?!?!?!
Have a great rest of the week & weekend!!!