Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Finish & A Start

Hello Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and finding time to stitch.  I find that with the nice weather we had today I spent most of the day dreaming of being outside.  Working in the flower beds, golf, tennis....
just about anything other than sitting inside in a meeting.  I'm sure you all have the same feelings.  Now that I am home and can do those things I only want to sit and stitch.  Funny how that works, isn't it?

I was recently inspired by a post from our dear friend Faye.  She is stitching the Prairie Schooler Santas.  Loving the idea, I hopped right on the Santa bandwagon.  Of course that meant tracking down some of the older Santas.  I've had quite a few of the patterns for years but never got around to stitching them.  After some fun on eBay I tracked down the ones I didn't have.  I'm pleased to have my first one finished and I have started on the next.   Now I have to decide how I'm going to finish them.....decisions, decisions.

Prairie Schooler
1984 Santa


While visiting The Attic I came across a design that I had to have.  It is a big design but I've loved every stitch so far.  Here is what I have accomplished so far.

Here is a picture of the complete design.
Lady K's Needlearts
Spanish Flair

The complete picture is in red & black.  The model hanging in The Attic was stitched in bright pink & black which I think it captured my attention. 
 My picture doesn't quite capture the bright pink I'm stitching with but it is stunning in person.  
I think I'm going to need some serious stitching mojo to finish this one.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me.  
I love hearing from you and appreciate your kind words.

Happy Hump Day!

Keep on stitchin'


Vickie said...

LOVE the pink with black. :)

Maggee said...

Oh my gosh--that is just gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright pink and black combination! Going to be a spectacular piece! Santa is cute too! Hugs!

Christie said...

Your stitching is beautiful. Love the pink & black. ~~ Christie

Deborah said...

Spanish Flair is just gorgeous! Love the pink and black. Look forward to seeing your progress.

Michelle said...

Beautiful and I love the colours x

Lesleyanne said...

Your Santa is gorgeous. Love your other stitching too.

Daffycat said...

The Santa project sounds wonderful! I love your first one!

Whoa, that is one big sampler you started. The pink really is eye catching.

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo love that one and coooo that will keep you out of mischief for a while
and well done on getting your santas from the bay of evil
hope you have a wonderful stitchy weekend :) love mouse xxxxxx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love your color choice on that one! I bet is is going to be awesome when you get it done. I love the Santa too. Nicely done!

Marsha said...

Wow! That's going to be awesomely gorgeous!

Karen said...

santa looks great! and spanish flair is coming along quite fast! loving that pink!!!

Patty C. said...

Great progress ;)