Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Beginnings

Well, here it is the last day of the year. No special plans for me-maybe a small drink and a movie tonight. Maybe a new start-those are always good. Here is a new beginning by Abbey Lane Designs. It is designed by Sue Gastler who recently passed away. I saw this design on Confessions of a Stitch Wraith. She had changed her colors to various silk varigeted threads and I just fell in love with it. She is using all Vikki Clayton silks. So, while perusing Vikki's site I came across her singing the blues assortment. I just adored all the colors and thought this would be a great choice to stitch this pattern in. I am doing it on 32 count cream linen. I may mix some purples in too.

As for 2007, I would like to finish a couple of ufo's and continue grow and learn in my stitching. This year I did grow a lot more as related to my finishing and I hope to continue to grow stronger in that. I thought I would list my 2006 finishes here. They are as follows:
1. A Name above Every Name
2. Open a New Box Daily
3. Quaker Hedgehog
4. Coffee Menu
5. Diva
6. Dream Tree
7. My Cone Runneth Over
8. A Good Night Santa
9. Basking in the Sun
11.Linen Heart
12.Summer Suits Me
13.I Love My Carbs
14.Tribal Beauties
15.Portrait of a Cat(scissor fob)
16.Goddess Heart
17.Peaches Fruit pack
18.Apples Fruit pack(still working on my scissor fob)

I certainly finished more than I did last year-I think I completed six items. I hoped to finish more, but I am fairly pleased with this amount. So, to new beginnings and a new year, I wish all my stitching friends health and happiness in the coming year as well as fantastic stitching.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Well, I wish I could lay claim to this beauty! But, I can't, My Mom finished her Santa Clothes by Raise the Roof into a flat fold. Looks great doesn't it? I have no stitching to show because my house has been befell by illness, I have the flu, my son has a respiratory infection and my daughter had a stomach virus. Germs need to be gone! So, I hope you will enjoy looking at my Mom's piece. I hope everyone is ready for Christmas and the end of the year is finding you well and happy!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Santa Dancing!

Well, I decided to be a good little girl today and complete my Santa. I turned him into a flat fold and now I will get to enjoy him prior to Christmas. Poor Santa had been languishing in the finished box. That could have put me on the naughty list-LOL I think he turned out pretty good. I am more pleased with this flat fold than my Thanks flat fold. It just came together better and looks neater, or maybe this is getting slightly easier to do. Who knows. I wanted to put cording around him-but was afraid I would give Santa a bad name. He definitely gets me into the Christmas groove. I hope he will get yours to going too. Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

An "Apple" Dance

I know, stop with the corny titles! I couldn't resist-LOL I completed my first over one project yesterday! I really enjoyed it, and I loved the way it turned out. Now I just have to finish it into a fob. Lord only knows when I will get to that. Amazingly, when I finished it I was already contemplating my next over one project, which will probably be another LHN fruitpack. I even purchased a HAED, but those stitch counts are really intimidating. Hopefully, I will get more stitching done now that all my extra holiday working will cease some. I still have some Christmas shopping to do and time seems to be growing shorter.

I want to thank everyone for those wonderful comments on my stitching and my Christmas tree. I truly appreciate each and every one them. You guys are the best! Now, I am off to catch up on some blog reading since I haven't been online for a few days. Happy stitching!

Monday, December 04, 2006

It's beginning to look like Christmas

at my house. We got the tree up yesterday. Now to complete the lights on the front of the house and all the decorating will be done! I have had to pull Midnight out of the tree about three times this morning-LOL. I hope her fascination with the tree ends soon.

Still not too much productive stitching going on around here due to work. This is the last week of working extra and hopefully I can concentrate on stitching and finishing up my Christmas shopping. This is one of my current WIP's-apples fruit pack by LHN. I am doing it over one and it's my first time doing that. I like how it looks=terrible strain on my eyes. I hope to turn into a scissor fob.

This is another WIP's called Ladies with Baskets that I started. It is by Hanne's Needlecraft and I got it from Stitches and Spice in the land of down under. It's very colorful and you know me-I am all about bold colors. Thanks to all of you on the fabulous comments I received on my finished finishes. I treasure them all. Got to go-I think Midnight's in the tree again-this may be a long holiday season-LOL