Monday, April 18, 2011

A Couple of Stitchy Gifts

Happy Monday Everyone!

I don't have any stitching of my own to share BUT..........
Look at what landed in my mailbox the last couple of days.
There is nothing better after a long day of wranglin' kiddos than to come home to gifts in the mail.

My Lizzie Kate exchange arrived today.  Elisa stitched and finished this cute Spring Boxer for me.
It is resting comfortably on my Spring shelf.  It feels right at home among its friends.
Thanks for a great exchange Elisa!

On Saturday I came home to a great big box sitting on my front porch.  Karen had been cleaning out her craft room and sent me several texts asking if I want this....or if I would finish stitching that.....
Well when I opened the box I was in awe of the stitching goodies she sent me.  There were charts that I wanted, aida fabric that she said she would never use, some unfinished kits she said she would never get around to finishing. I'm sure I'm forgetting to include something that was in the box.
 WOW is all I can say.  I guess it pays to have good stitching buddies doesn't it?
Along with all the goodies was this cute Spring pillow and some Easter goodies. 
Thanks for the box of goodies my friend. 

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.  I'll be back soon with some finishes.
I have Notforgotten Farm's Ah! Tis Spring stitched but
I'm having trouble deciding how to finish it. 
Hopeful inspiration will strike some time soon. 

Keep on stitchin' on,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Random Thought, A Request....And Some Good News!

The plural of sheep is sheep....right?  Is there any other word in the English language where the plural is the same as the singular or am I just wrong and its actually sheeps?  LOL! 
The plural of goose is geese and foot is feet.
Oh wait.....the plural of deer is deer.  Are there others you can think of?

Ok enough of the random thoughts.....

I'm so sorry that I have been more or less absent from blog land.  I've tried to stop by and see what you are up to and leave a few comments but the last couple of weeks have been a busy whirlwind.

A couple of weeks ago I got a call for an interview for a Principal's position.  To make a long story short....(a two week long story)  I GOT THE JOB!  Next school year I will be principal at a great school in my current school district.  The school is a rural school close to my house.  I couldn't be more excited.  I have a feeling I'm in for a busy Summer.  First off I have to figure out what to do with all the stuff in my classroom. :-) Get settled into my new school.  Find time to golf and play tennis and of course stitch.  I'm not asking for much, am I?

Now for the important stuff....The reason my mind is stuck on sheep. 
I stitched Sophie's Sheep for a dear friend who works with students in my classroom.  She has been an absolute life saver the past couple of years and I won't know what to do without her next year.  Her birthday is coming up in May and she recently remodeled her kitchen and her accents are sheep. 

Sophie's Sheep
Plum Street Samplers
32 ct. Zweigart Lugana
Recommended Threads

Here is a quick little stitch I whipped up in the hustle and bustle of the past couple of weeks. 

A Spring Day
Heart in Hand
32 ct. Zweigart Lugana ~Choc. Vanilla Swirl

Now for the request.....
I've got the cutest little wooded box that needs a design. 
It is made from beautiful cherry wood (I think).
Anyway, I was thinking about a nice quaker-ish design but I can't find what I'm looking for.  Since my stitching friends have always come through for me I'm asking for recommendations for a design.  It needs to be no bigger than 90X90.   If you've got an idea you can leave it in the comments section or email.
Thanks for your help!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments.
I hope to be back soon with more stitching soon.
Have a great week and always....
Keep on stitchin' on,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finished and Framed.....Now, Where to Hang It?

Little House Needleworks 
Home of A Needlework

I was so delighted when I walked out of work Wednesday and had a
message that it was ready to be picked up  Naturally I ran right to the frame shop. 
I love how it turned out. 

  I'm sorry my comments on your blog have been so "sparse". 
I have been catching up on blog reading this morning.
Isn't it a shame that time passes so quickly?

I'll have some more stitching to share soon. 
I think I might break out the sewing machine this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments!

Keep on stitchin' on,