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'

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lots of Spring Up in Here.......

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your kind words on my trip to Arizona.  It was great to get away.  After a week of back to reality, I'm ready to hop back on the plane. 

It has been a busy Spring around here.  I've been busy stitching for several exchanges.  The exchanges have all arrived at their destination so I can now show you all the goodies.


Michele and I did a St. Patrick's Day exchange.
Michele sent a great pot 'o gold.

Here is the stitched pieced I sent Michele.
I forgot to take a picture of the goodies I sent along.

Thanks for a great exchange Michele.  I feel like a very lucky girl ;-)

Next up is my traditional Easter exchange with Karen
Look at the bunnelicious goodies "Easter Bunny Karen" sent.

 The Easter basket was full of goodies but I dismantled it before I took a picture.
The chocolate was calling to me...

Here is the piece I stitched for Karen. 
I forgot to take a picture of the goodies I sent.
Miss Lapin

The last exchange I have to show you is the friend's
a small group does every year.
Michelle (no blog) is the person I send to.
Here is the stitched piece I sent to her.
I forgot to take a picture of the goodies I sent with the exchange.
(Are you noticing a pattern here?)

For this exchange Edgar sends to me.

He sent a great stitched piece finished on this gorgeous box.

And all the goodies.
Thank you for a great exchange Edgar.  I'm looking forward to a great year.

I've been stitching quite a bit.  I'm back to working on some bigger pieces.  Currently, I'm working on Prairie Schooler's Sweeping Cobwebs.  I hope to have it finished and off to the framer soon.  While in Arizona I started Ann Lockart and Blackbird Design's Tis the Season.
I'm enjoying them all and have a hard time deciding which one to work on when it comes stitchin' time.

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments.  I appreciate them so much.

Have a great week!

Keep on stitchin'