Thursday, November 8, 2012

Easy Peasy

Just a quick post to share a few random things and a couple of pictures.
Here's my progress on Santa after one week of stitching. It doesn't look like much but I haven't had much time to stitch. I'm not one to wish away time, and I'm in no hurry, but I think that one of the benefits of retirement in several years will be more time to stitch.

We took a long weekend trip to Pigeon Forge, TN this past weekend. I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite shops--Dixie Darlin'. It's such a cute stitching shop on a little side street in Pigeon Forge. The owner and the lady that works there are very nice and helpful. They have a cute dog named Macy who roams around the shop as well. I purchased several designs and some fabric cuts--CEC's Summer, Autumn, and Winter. I would like to someday complete all four and switch them out as the seasons change.

I also purchased these cute cardinal ornaments/designs and stitched one set of them on the way home. I made these for my parents and plan to stitch another set for myself. They were easy peasy and a fun car project.

That's it for me today.
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Finish, Santa, fall break, life

My Mirabilia obsession continues. I recently finished Mediterranean Mermaid.

PTP Sterling 32 ct. 

On Tuesday, I started Santa (also a Mirabilia) design. I love his expression and the ornate cuffs on his jacket. I also love that this one does not use any Kreinik threads. I love the look metallic threads give a design but I don't enjoy stitching with them.

Zweigart Cream Belfast 

We celebrated fall break Disney style once again this year. My parents joined us for this trip and it was wonderful. One of the best trips ever. I wasn't ready to come home.

We also celebrated my husband's induction into his alma mater's Athletic Hall of Fame. It was a fun weekend. My husband was humbled and honored and we are so proud of him.

I hope all is well for you in blog land. Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Between work and busy home life, I have chosen to stitch or knit in the spare moments that I have had these last few months. My blog reader is busting at the seams. I'm hoping the pace slows down a bit and I can catch up in all areas.

Until next time, happy stitching!

And a belated Happy Halloween from the Pete-ster!


Great giveaway!

Please check out Nancy's very fabulous and very generous December giveaways on her blog.

I will blog soon with my latest project. Stay tuned! :)

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