Sunday, January 07, 2018

On the Eleventh and Twelfth Days...

We've got Pipers Piping and Drummers Drumming!



Many thanks to my friend Chris for this wonderful gift.  I enjoyed sharing it with you over the past two weeks.  I have more gifts that I will be sharing with you over my next several posts!

This past week I was in Atlanta for a day and I was hoping for a reprieve from our frigid temperatures.  What a dreamer I was.  At least the temperature was above zero, but they were experiencing strong winds the day I was there which brought the wind chill down in the double digits below zero.  No reprieve from winter!

There was no stitching in my world during the week, but this weekend I made progress on a piece that didn't require much to move it to the finished pile.  

This is from the Chessie and Me class that I took in LaCrosse in September.  All that was left was the over one verse on the needlebook and the word "pins" on the pincushion.  The over one stitching is now completed and I need to find time in the near future to fully finish this project.

Chessie and Me "Miss Nettie's Needle Usefuls"




I have some pre-work for an upcomng class that I need to work on now, so back to the stitching chair!

Before I leave you, here's another sweet little ornament that I received from my stitching bud Marie.  The design is from Blackbird Designs and I believe it is is one of the JCS ornament magazines.


Stay warm!  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

On the Ninth and Tenth Days...

Nine Ladies Dancing!  Ten Lords a Leaping!




Off today to warmer parts.  Perhaps I will be able to share a stitchy post from my hotel room tonight!

Monday, January 01, 2018

iStitch Blue Band Sampler Finished

I was hoping to have this finished last night, but it took a little longer than expected.  I was so close to finishing it so in lieu of starting something new today, I finished it!

This was a stitch along from iStitch Designs.  Yes, it’s called the BLUE Band Sampler, but I stitched mine in red!


We’re still going to call this a 2017 finish!


On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

...my true love gave to me...Eight Maids a Milking!


I lov the little cow down in the corner!

I fell short of finishing the Red Band Sampler last night.  So close and yet so far!  I stayed up stitching until the ball dropped in New York and then I had to call it a night.


I just need to fill in the two boxes.  All of the other stitching is complete and the hemstitching on each end is done.  Despite not finishing it, I still stitched in the date "2017".

My friend Chris asked me today if I was going to do a review of my 2017 stitching.  I hadn't planned on it; I didn't think I had many finishes.  (I had a lot of starts, just not many finishes - ha, ha!)  After I went back through the pictures though, I realized that I had some quality finishes.  Here they are:


Top Row (left to right):  Blackbird Designs "Darling Buds of May", Betsy Morgan "Gathering for Winter", Chessie and Me "Hillside Sheep Needle Book"

Middle Row (left to right):  Goode Huswife "With My Needle", Milady's Needle (spools), Plum Street Samplerworks "Peace, Love and Purpose"

Bottom Row (left to right):  Heartstring Samplery "For Spacious Skies", Chessie and Me "Scarlet's Summer", assorted ornaments

Wishing you all the best in 2018!  Thanks for stopping by.