Friday, January 4, 2013

Spurred on

Presenting my "Not-so-new-New-Year's start" that I have yet to start...

Sarah Spurr by Carriage House Samplings on 40ct Sand Dune by Lakeside Linen with the called for threads.

After seeing the this so beautifully stitched on Paulette Stewart's blog, I couldn't order it fast enough. I loved the stories on both her blog and her mother's blog about their annual sampler exchange. You can read those here and here if you haven't already.

I'm getting ready to put needle and thread to fabric as soon as I hit the publish button. DH is keeping the time clock at the high school football game, DS is playing X-Box 360 online with some of his little school buddies, and I am going to be on the sitting room couch stitching into the wee hours with the TV on. Perhaps I will put in a Downton Abbey DVD. I cannot wait for season 3 which premiers on Sunday!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year friends/readers/followers. I hope this new year will be happy, healthy, and blessed for all of you.

A couple of stitching updates...
I am participating in Vonna's Santa's Village stitch along. I completed the first block tonight.

I'm stitching this on 40 ct. Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens with the recommended threads with one over two. I'm going to stitch them all on one piece of linen as charted with no buttons. This was a fun stitch! I'm looking forward to stitching them every month.

I'm also participating in Nicola's Scarlett Letter Year SAL. I have a few of these charts in my stash and thought this might motivate me to get them stitched and on my walls. I am starting with Elizabeth Sheffield which I started some time ago but had not made much progress.

I usually start something new on New Year's Day. However, my order containing my planned New Year's start did not get here in time. So stayed tuned for my soon-to-be-not-so-New-Year start. Lol! I'm hoping that because I finished something today, it means I will have lots of finishes this year. :) We shall see....

And maybe because I am posting on my blog on the first day of the new year will mean that I will have lots of blog posts this year as well....

Happy 2013! Hope it's a great one!


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