Sunday, April 15, 2012

The stitching voices in my head

Do you ever have times when almost everything in your stitching stash is screaming to be stitched at once? And more stash is beckoning you to be purchased? Usually in the form of the blogs you read and the stitchers you admire... You all are stitching some amazing things out there in blogland. Which when I see these amazing things, I either want to start them immediately if I have them in my stash or I want to purchase them immediately if I don't. For the most part, I have refrained with one exception.... When I saw Terri's drop dead gorgeous finish of Mary Gibson, I took myself right on over to the Haslemere Muesum via the Internet and ordered it straight away. And I soooo want to start it immediately. But I also want to stitch it using Terri's fabulous conversion, for which I need to order some threads, so that has kept me in check for now.

I have managed a quick finish Here's Bloom Sampler by Threadwork Primitives.

I've progressed a little more on Christmas Garden. I'm trying to focus on it solely until it's finished. For someone who used to be a devoted one-at-a-time stitcher, it has become hard for me to just stitch on one thing until completion in recent years.

This past week has been spring break. We would normally travel at this time of the year, but we decided to stay home this week and get some stuff done around the house. The living room and hallway got a much needed coat of paint, and the carpets got a much needed cleaning. I'm sad to see my break end, but I only have a few short weeks until summer break. We only missed two days this year, and we've already made up both of those, so we are scheduled to get out of school on May 16 with the teachers' last day being May 17. We will have almost three full months off this summer. I'm ecstatic!!! I have a lot of things I want to accomplish around my house, some places to go, and my mom is going to teach me a little basic sewing. I'm looking so forward to all of it. I will have to work some too, but a lot of it is computer based that I can do from my home.

That's it for now. Getting ready to settle in with Christmas Garden and enjoy some stitching in front of the TV this evening.

Have a happy stitchy week!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Some framed finishes

I recently took a couple of pieces to Michael's to have them framed. I decided it was time to get my finishes out of the drawer and on my wall. So hopefully, I will have a lot of these posts to show you this year. As much as I stitch, I have very few stitched pieces displayed in my home. However one of my goals this year is to decorate my home with things we love, and my handwork fits into that overall goal. :)

Here's Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers.

And Home is Where My Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs.

I'm enjoying a blissful week of spring break, at home stitching and knitting with an occasional outing during the day here and there.

Hope your week is a happy one!