Sunday, January 20, 2008

Stitching a plenty

Violet from Country Cottage Needleworks

Quaker Christmas from Midnight Stitching

Blue Ridge Santa ? from Mill Hill
Here's another update with stitching pictures. I really enjoy my stitching at the moment, it's perfect stitching weather here. Cold and snowy, so it's nice to just stay in and stitch with a cup of tea. Yesterday it was 0 degrees Fahrenheit when we took Emma to her basket ball game, brrr.
Today it's snowing again, big fluffy snowflakes are falling and it's so pretty! I'm stitching on Bent Creeks Winter Row so it's perfect for this time of year.
I've been so bad lately, I ordered a bunch of Sugar Maple fabrics from a lady that was selling them on the Mirabilia board. Can't wait to get them, I have never used their fabrics before. Then San Man Originals had some really cute charts in their latest news letter. They were all Valentine ones so I ordered 4 of them.
Then my latest order from Stitching Bits and Bobs came. I ordered before Christmas as a Christmas gift to myself, I never get stitching stuff for Christmas otherwise. It took a real long time for it to get here this time though so it's almost a birthday gift now. But I know that they take their time so I never get anything I need quick from them. Their sales are really good so it's worth the wait.
I got Mirabilia's Thanksgiving Fairy kit, Rose from CCN, Acorn's a Plenty and Harvest Birds from Praiseworthy Stitches and Pumpkin Patch, Cranberry Christmas, Button up from PS. Very nice haul in my opinion. The Mirabilia Fairy has fantastic colors in it, yummy!
It was nice to get some new pretty stash, don't know when I will get around to stitching it, I'm just fondling at the moment.
Country Cottage Needleworks just released 2 more charts I have to have, Cherry Hill and Cottage Garden, can't wait until I can get my hands on them.
Thank you for your kind comments! I thought I would be forgotten after being absent for such a long time. I have tried to read blogs more often this week but DH has been home all week with shingles, so that has taken some of my time (ok, a whole lot of it). Seems like he's doing a bit better today but it seems to be one of those things that do drag on a while. He's hoping that he will be well enough to get to his meeting in Mexico later this week. I don't blame him with this weather, 77 to 79 degrees sounds lovely to me too!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hopefully I'm back!

Village of Hawk Run Hollow Block 1 Carriage House Sampling

Two penny Scissor Fob from Indigo Rose
We have been so sick here lately. With Christmas too I haven't had the time and energy to update my blog even. For a while I didn't even stitch which is unusual for me.
I have picked it up again though and I have lots of pictures that I need to upload this week.
First I finished the first block of the Village and by now the second block is finished too. The other picture is of the scissor fob I stitched for the Stitching Bloggers Birthday/Christmas exchange. My photo did not turn out that well but it looked just like the one on the kit so I uploaded that one. I got a cute little Gingher scissor and some aida for Barbara too. According to the delivery confirmation she did get the package before Christmas, I hope she liked it!
My exchange partner did not send out anything, she hasn't blogged since March so she probably forgot about this.
I will keep this short since DS is off to an archery camp this afternoon and I'm still putting things together for him before we take off.