Sunday, January 20, 2013

Who knew blogging could be so difficult?

Well, we are well into the New Year and this is my first post.  I have attempted to update my blog many times but unfortunately I haven't been able to upload any photos.  I have figured a way around it and I am excited to share some finishes.  The first is the last finish of 2012.  I am so happy to have finished this WIP.  It was in the stitching basket for too long.
 
 
Blue Ribbon Designs Read between the Lines
40ct Lakeside linen Lentil
WDW thread
The  next is my first finish of 2013.  It was for an exchange ad I stitched it up rather quickly.  Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.
 
With Thy Needle and Thread January Word Play
36ct R&R Abecadarian
Recommended Overdyed Floss
 
Here it is all finished up as a door hanger.  This was for an exchange with Carol my Stitching twin.  I used Wool felt for the back, velvet ribbon and jingle bells on the bottom.  Too Cute!
 
This is a beaded scissor fob I created for Carol.  She recently purchased a red leather Namaste Scissor/Sewing Case and  I wanted her to have a fob that matched.  I got the hand blown glass bead in the center from a charming bead store in Montpellier Vermont and have been holding on to it for just the right project.
 
Lastly,  the wonderful pin pillow that Carol created for me.  I LOVE it!!  Not only is it in my favorite color but it's perfect for my winter decor.  Thank you Carol!
 
Well,  I hope you have enjoyed visiting.  I love to hear your feedback and reading your blogs inspires me to venture onto new projects.  Tonight, I am going to settle into my stitching nest and watch the Patriots game with my boys.  I am currently working on block 2 of Shores.  It was my New Years start and I know it will be a long haul but I am happy with the progress I have made so far.  I will try to post and update on the project soon.  Happy Stitching!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

28 comments:

gracie said...

Great stitching and gifts...let's hope our Patriots do win tonight!

Cole said...

Great finishes! The Word Play chart looks like fun!

Leslie said...

gorgeous projects!!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

There have been some issues with Blogger and Internet Explorer this month.
So pleased you did manage to post pics as they look great, love the word play and winter too.

Nicola said...

All you stitching looks so beautiful and you have lovely taste when choosing your projects. Are those sewing cases the magnetic ones. I have been fancying one for ages.

Emma/Itzy said...

Great stitching, they all love lovely :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Nataly. They are really pretty. Great exchange gifts.

Linda

P.J. said...

Congrats on your finishes. Love the velvet ribbon and bells on your January Word Play. Sweet.

Mollymaja said...

Love the Blue Ribbon finish!
So cheery and full of detail, beautiful stitching finish indeed:D

I too have the Shores in my basket, just love all about it and will start soon too. Looking forward to see your progress later on.

The beaded scissors fob and the snowman door hanger are so precious!

Have a great week and take care.
Hugs from Anette & Skruttan the cat

Mary Ann said...

Lovely finishes! I especially like your Read Between the Lines finish!!

Barb said...

So many lovely finishes!! I have that Word Play in my stash. Yours looks wonderful.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

So glad you got things to work. Your finishes are all great and I would have hated missing out on seeing them. Congrats on the beautiful work. CJ in OK

marly said...

Great finishes. I love the jingle bells. Blogger still hasn't corrected the upload/browse button for some of us.

cucki said...

super cute finishes..
love for you x

Chris said...

Lovely update and beautiful finishing Nataly.
You are off to a great stitching year!

Vickie said...

Great stitching, but wow! on Read Between the Lines. Love it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your Word Play and BRD projects turned out beautifully, and I LOVE your scissors fob! Is beading hard / expensive? That fob is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Pat Matejcek said...

Nataly I love the January door hanger finish way top cute! The scissor fob is beautiful! Your blue ribbon finish is beautiful!

Dawn said...

everything is gorgeous!

Michele said...

love your finishes! January Word Play looks fab! That Winter pillow is adorable. Do you know who the designer is?

Julie said...

Congrats on your lovely finishes and Bead Fob.
When i went to down load my pic's blogger had changed the way you done it.Hope you get sorted.

Christina said...

Blogger is driving me CRAZY at the moment - it's really put me off posting to my blog. :0(
Love your finishes. The bells on your word play cusion are brilliant! Such a cute finish.
The winter pin cushion you received from Carol is beautiful. Do you know what chart she used? It is so 'me' - I'd love to stitch it.

Ellen said...

January Word Play pillow is gorgeous! Love the way you finished it!

Beautiful gift!

Hugs,

Kay said...

I love the January word play and your finish of it too, the bells really make it wonderful.

Kathy Ellen said...

'Read Between the Lines' is so beautiful, and I love your cute 'January' Wordplay pillow. Don't you just love stitching those sweet pillows? They really are addictive.

Beautiful beaded scissor fob you made for Carol, with the lovely flowered center bead. How special. Carol's Winter pin pillow is wonderful too.

Hope that you are keeping cozy and warm!

Blessings for you and your family, Natalie, in the New Year!

butterfly said...

Beautiful , love the Blue Ribbon one and adore the word play . and the scissor fob. hugs.

Catherine said...

Great post filled with goodies!

valerie said...

Great finished and gifts! Just love your January Word Play finish and that winter pillow from Carol!