Friday, March 11, 2011

A Mailbox Surprise, Stitching some spring and a finish!

It has been crazy busy here!  Boys are transitioning into spring sports and suffering from cabin fever.  The weather has been DREARY!  It's hard to get excited about rainy days but it does allow for some stitching time.  This week I got a wonderful surprise from my California Stitchy friend.  Teresa sent me this wonderful St. Patty's day treat. She sent enough Shamrock pops for each member of my family, a "potato" from See's Chocolates, (that goodness will be for me) and a beautifully stitched Shamrock pin. Teresa, Thank you, you are such a talented stitcher. If you haven't visited her blog check it out at Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches.
On the stitching front, it was time to create my own spring.  This piece was a freebie from Industrioushead and the colors are vibrant and cheerful.  I stitched it on Blue Breeze fabric and it makes me smile.

I stitched this one up in about an hour.  It's soooo cute.  I had some fabric in my stash and will most likely make it into a pillow.  This was a freebie design from The Stitcherhood.  I have wanted to stitch it for some time and love the way it came out.


Lastly,  a winter finish.  I personally had to finish this in order to shed winter.  I had started this at my Wednesday stitching group.  I had been reserving it to stitch only at stitching group but quickly realized that I don't really get too much accomplished.  We spend lots of time chatting, laughing and eating so last weekend I said enough.  I picked it up and didn't put it down until I finished.  The design is from Plum Street Samplers and named Dust of Snow.  I stitched it because the verse is from Robert Frost and that is my dad's favorite poet.  I stitched it on 32 ct Light Mocha and will frame it because it measures 10 x 13.

We celebrated a Birthday this week for my #2 son.  He is now 14 yrs old.  I always find b-days as a time for reflection on the actual day.  His birth was magical.  My midwife was very calming and soothing and that is the kind of child he is.  He is the sunshine in my heart.  Always helpful and looking out for me.  Happy Birthday!!! 
Thank you to all of my blogging friends for checking in on what is happening in my side of the world. Back to stitching my models.  I am also working on some swap gifts and loving the idea of sharing a little stitched piece with some new friends.  Happy Friday and Happy Stitching!

16 comments:

Mouse said...

Ooo what a lovely surprise there for you:) love the stitching especially the dust of snow ... I only found that out the other week and thought its a must stitch :) love mouse xxxx

Teresa said...

I really like the basket of flowers, very spring. Love it on the blue.
Enjoy the goodies.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Lisa said...

Such lovely stitching & what a lovely surprise too.

Carol said...

Dust of Snow is such a pretty piece, Nataly!I definitely have to add this to my shopping list. And I love your little Spring creations--I've been doing the same thing. Since Spring won't come to me, I've been stitching my own :)

Happy Birthday to #2 son--they sure do grow up quickly, don't they? My #2 son sounds a lot like yours--pretty special, aren't they?

valerie said...

Great stitching. I love your Dust of Snow finish! I keep thinking this would make a cute pinkeep with just a couple of trees and the girl. So cute!

Happy birthday to your son! And cute package from Teresa.

DonnaTN said...

What a fun surprise for St. Patrick's day! I too am going to finish up one last winter stitch so I can move on to springtime. All your pieces are lovely especially the flower basket on Spring Breeze. Happy Birthday to #2!

Myra said...

What a lovely gift from your friend. The shamrock pin is just gorgeous. You have been busy with those finishes. Those eggs in the background are very pretty too - are they real eggs?

Heidi said...

Yep...that is what those groups are for...lol! But your piece is finished and it is just lovely. I have never seen this design before and just love it. Congratulations! Loving the spring freebie too. Why was I thinking Christmas with my latest finish??? :-) I am off today to search for another quick stitch freebie as I enjoy having them since I am only doing large projects at the moment.

Great gifts. I saw that chocolate potato on The Food Network and had never heard of them before. Bet it is really yummy!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gift received from Teresa. Happy Birthday to your son. Lovely stitching and a great finish.

Catherine said...

Lovely gift Teresa sent to you! Your stitches are great - can't wait to see how you finish them all.
Happy Birthday to your son! Must be something about #2 - mine is my magic!

Lynn said...

Such pretty spring stitches! They really brighten things up don't they? Teresa has sent you a wonderful package of goodies. Her stitched shamrock is wonderful.
Dust of Snow is a really gorgeous piece. Can't wait to see how you frame it.
Happy birthday wishes to your son!

Bekca said...

What a lovely gift to receive, I love your latest spring freebies too. Great finish on Dust of Snow and Happy belated Birthday to your son, I hope he had a fantastic day. Best wishes.

Melanie said...

I love your Dust of Snow finish!! :)

Kate said...

Super spring finishes, winter one is great too. Hope your son had a lovely birthday.

Sally said...

Gorgeous finishes. The basket of flowers is so bright and cheerful :)

Hope your son had a wonderful birthday.

Berit said...

Gosh, no way to pick a favorite-- I *love* all 3 of your new finishes! :o