Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Day Stitching

What a wonderful, relaxing day we had! My mom came and ate dinner with us (remember the ham and cheesy potatoes I talked about earlier?) No other guests, so it was a perfect day for lounging around the house.

I started a new project for the New Year - I'm actually hoping to finish this one rather quickly. A good friend at work had a baby girl in October and I've been wanting to stitch a birth sampler for her. This design (Gabrielle Rose) from La D Da seemed perfect. I think I made a pretty good start on it today.


I'm using Lakeside Linen 36 ct Light Examplar (man, is that nice to stitch on) and DMC threads, one thread over two.

Have a nice evening and a good day tomorrow!

13 comments:

Sharon said...

That will be perfect for her! It's looks great already!

Hazel said...

Thats a lovely design. I like your taste in stitching so I will add you to my blog. xx

Wendy said...

You made a great start in the baby sampler. Happy New Year!

Vonna said...

Quiet days at home are the BEST! And I love your start and as always Cathy it's for someone else...you are such a dear sweet lady!

Lelia said...

How special!!! Always great to have time to kick back and relax. Your La-d-da is awesome, so far. Wonderful stitching : )

Did you get a lot of snow? We got dumped with so much snow. I cooked & then we took a wintery walk outside. So quiet under the many layers of snow.

tkdchick said...

Great New Years start! I'm so glad many stitchers are following in this tradition!

Barbara said...

A day stitching with your mom?? Wow, what could be better? And your start on GR is amazing!

Carol said...

What a pretty new start :-)

Margie said...

Beautiful design - I'm sure they will love it. Happy New Year!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, a baby sampler. It looks lovely. Enjoy! and stitching with your mom - lucky you.

Leena said...

That's a beautiful start, the colours are very pretty, a lovely design.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Beautiful new start for 2008!

Lelia said...

btw, I looked up a picture of this design [finished photo] and it is quite charming. Excellent choice!!!