Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Post for 2009

Su has invited everyone to join her end of the year "party" and so I thought I would join in the fun. Please visit Su's blog for a list of other stitchers who are participating!

Much of my stitching in 2009 was for exchanges; I keep trying to cut back, but they are so darn much fun that I can't help myself! We'll see if I can resist some of the temptation in 2010. It's such a joy to connect with others around the world who share a passion for needlework!

Here are some of my other finishes in 2009. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Quaker Alphabet (La D Da)

Petites Lettres Rouge (Blackbird Designs)

Dutch Strawberries (Goode Huswife)

Three Crows (Goode Huswife)

Glory Fob (Shepherd's Bush)

Heart of America (Little House Needleworks)

Friendship Sampler (Birds of a Feather)

Traveling Stitcher (Little House Needleworks)

Special Delivery (Blackbird Designs)

Peace (Mary Garry)

Earth Sampler (Primitive Needle)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It's been a long time since I have posted; why does this time of the year have to be so gosh darn busy?

I need to share some overdue pictures with you - I received some gifts from special friends in the past two weeks.

First up, a lovely needlebook from Goldie -- pretty creative how this folds up into a compact size! Thank you Goldie.

Second, a pillow from Vonna. I was blown over when I opened the box up. Vonna made this wool applique pillow just for me. The design is from Blackbird Designs. Right up my alley. Thanks Vonna.

Lastly, a special non-blogging friend named Judy sent me the pins to go with the Jenny Bean pincushion that I intend to stitch as soon as the holidays are over. Thank you for your friendship Judy!

Dear blogging friends - I wish you peace and joy during this blessed holiday season!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Couple More Pics...

Busy weekend. Not much snow in our neck of the woods, but it sure is cold!

I had a few more pictures I wanted to share with you. First up is a pinkeep I received from Joan. I LOVE it! The design is from Beehive Needleworks and it is called Cranberry Deer Pinkeep. Have I told you how much I LOVE it? Thanks Joan!

Here is the ornament that I sent to Goldie for the FTT ornament exchange. You may recognize this design as I've stitched it before, but rather than finishing it as a square, I've done an octagon shape. Design is from the Nordic Needle and its in one of the JCS Ornament Mags (2002 I think!)

That's it. Getting ready for Vikings football tonight, but I won't be watching the game much. I'll be sitting in my chair stitching!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Quick Update

I've been sitting on this computer since I got home from work. I'll post a quick update, but then I'm going to go sit in my stitching chair!

First up - a cute ornament that I received from Carol during the week. It's a Lizzie Kate design. I love the little birdie and the snowman!

Second up - the ornament I stitched for Suzanne for the Friends Through Threads ornament exchange. The design is from Homespun Elegance. Appropriate for a stitcher, don't you think?

I have more to show you; will try to post again tomorrow!