Wednesday, January 20, 2010


You guys just wowed me with your comments on my last post!! The most comments that I have had to date. And I know it is only 18, but that is a lot to me, and I am thankful for each and every one of them. J J J I love seeing new comments both from regular “friends” and from new people too. It made my week!

Long time, no post. I have been so busy with work, Jake’s activities, and dabbling in scrapbooking (another love/hobby) that I have not stitched as much. J

I have continued to work on Plum Street Sampler’s Paradise Lost. I am so enjoying stitching this design. I have taken little breaks on it here and there, but always return to it. I am determined to have this on my wall very soon.

In keeping with my goal of stitching one block per month on CaHRH and stitching the LHN ornament of the month, I have worked a little on both of those. My progress is not even picture-worthy, but here they are…

I have the outline of Block 2 and I have barely started on the fence.

I put some stitches into Pear Tree last night. Love this little cute design.

The plan is to finish Pear Tree first (hopefully by the weekend), then tackle the rest of block 2 with a hopeful (unrealistic?) goal of finishing by Jan. 31. Then it is back to Paradise Lost if I can resist a new start…. I have a hard time sticking to one thing (as my regular readers (and my mother!) well know! LOL!), but I think maybe the trick for me is to have one large “focus” piece that I work on mostly, and to work on small/quick finishes here and there to keep me from getting bored. So far, so good. The only problem is there are so many large pieces that I want to do. Those are the ones that I am most drawn to. This love of large designs and my stitching ADD are not a good combination. LOL!

I have been “stashing” a bit lately. Things have been slowly trickling in….

Several Brightneedle designs… I am trying to grab the ones I want while they are still readily available. So far, I have Dollhouse, Needlework Shop, and Key West Sampler. I have Ezmerelda’s House on the way, and I am looking for Christmas House (anyone have this one that they are willing to sell/part with?).

I also scooped up Plum Street Sampler’s Fishes and Bait after seeing it on Siobhan’s blog… Love her little mermaid porcelain reading room, and this design in particular caught my mermaid-loving, adam and eve-collecting little eye. LOL!

I am still waiting on a few more things. I will share those as they arrive. Nothing too exciting… mostly fabric to kit up designs that I already have.

Looking forward to the weekend. We are going for an overnight in Louisville. DH has a Zija International conference that he is attending. Jake and I are going to hang out in the hotel room and swim in the pool. J My husband is a part-time independent distributor for this company. Amazing products. We have both been using their products for a time now. I can tell a huge difference in my overall health and energy as well as some weight loss. My husband has lost over 30 pounds using the XM3 capsules. He is excited about the conference. I am excited about getting “away” even for just a night. I am more worried about what I am going to pack to stitch than what I am going to pack to wear…. Crazy!


  1. Lovely stash and even lovelier stitching progress :) Have a fun night away...choosing the perfect project is of the upmost importance!

  2. Kellie your Paradise Lost is incredible!!! I love it. I will check my stash for the Christmas House pattern, I may have it, but not for sure. Enjoy your weekend away relaxing and playing mermaid. Weekend getaways are so nice, have an enjoyable time.

  3. I can totally relate to being more concerned about what stitching to pack than you are clothing. I always think about what I'm going to take really early. You know you have to have enough to stay busy and have suitable backups in case you finish a ton of stuff (that never happens but I pack for it anyways) or if I get bored.

    Love the Needlework Shop chart!

  4. You have been busy, Kellie! And what a great bunch of stash!

    A weekend getaway sounds great. Have fun!

  5. Your stitching pieces are looking great. Hope you have a fun week-end away.

  6. We're about 1.5 hours away from Louisville, so pack something warm! It's COLD :)
    Your A & E looks great :)
    And you have some wonderful future WIPs waiting in the wings!

  7. Go, Kellie, go! I'm counting on you to inspire me to start my Christmas at HRH second block. Can't get going on it for some reason! Think it is the dark color of the Block #2 building that has me procrastinating--I don't like stitching browns!

    You have some great stash to play with--have a wonderful weekend :)

  8. Great stash and stitching progress!

    Have fun on your trip!

  9. Great new stash, and your WIPs look great, Kellie! Enjoy your weekend away. :)

  10. Beautiful WIP's!
    I bought Fishes & Bait too just before Christmas, it looks like it'll be a fun peice to stitch, when i get around to it!

    Have a great relaxing weekend away :-)

  11. Great progress! Nice stash, too! Hope you enjoy your getaway - bring something simple to stitch!

  12. Kellie, I am the same way about packing; I worry alot more about what stitching to take. I just throw in some clothes, LOL!!!
    Love your new stash also. I have the key west sampler, stitched it once for my niece but want to do it again for ME :-)