Wednesday, January 22, 2014

After the storm.....

Just wanted to invite you on a picture walk after the nor'easter we were hammered with yesterday into this morning.  We got 17 inches of snow and some pretty strong winds.  Today it is quite chilly and I needed to find the beauty in winter instead of harping on how much I dislike it!  I hope you Enjoy.

All of these photos were taken today 1/22/14. As you can see the storm has moved out and the sun has moved in.  Now if it could just warm up a bit. Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Working through WIPs

Here are the last 2 finishes of 2013.  These were in the WIP pile and have now found a home in the to be framed pile.  The first is LHN Song of the Seasons stitched on suggested fabric with suggested WDW threads.  I left the alphabet off and added an extra branch with birds to fill the space.  I enjoyed this stitch and really can't figure out why it took me so long to finish stitching it.   

The next finish was a SAL offered by the Threadbasket in 2012.  I had most of it completed but set it aside to start something else.  Well, I finished it before the new year.  Thank goodness.  My plan is to frame it in a white frame.  I stitched it on 30ct WDW Cocoa with DMC threads.

This weekend went by far too quickly.  My oldest son headed back to college and now we try to settle into a routine again.  Before I know it he will be home for the summer.  The temps have been mild this weekend but we had a tremendous amount of rain. Today was blue skies and sunshine so we took miss Daisy for a nice long walk.  She is now sleeping soundly and is quite content.  Here is a picture of her on her new bed (small couch from LL Bean and her favorite blankie.
On the stitching front am I still working on Hibernation Day.  I am in the home stretch and hope to have a finish soon.  I hope you had time to relax and maybe cross a few x's. Have a wonderful week. Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Shores of Hawk Run Update

Last New Year's Day I set our with the goal of finishing Shores of Hawk Run Hallow within a year.  I fell short... I am working on block 8 and continuing to make progress but it is slow going.  I get side tracked by all of the new charts and SALs that are out there but I have so much time and money invested in this project that I WILL finish it.   Hopefully sooner rather than later.  The colors are completely distorted and it looks like I forgot to stitch some sails on the ship but I assure you they are there.  If I stitch one block a month I should have it done for spring time.  

I want to wish everyone warmth and safety.  The weather has been quite terrible here but it is always worse somewhere else.  To all of my fellow bloggers please be safe, Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Stacy Nash Thread Keep

No New Year's Resolutions for me.  I don't like the pressure.  I can say that I am motivated to work on my WIPs and UFOs this year.  I would like to have more of my stitched pieces displayed in my home.  I shared this piece when it was a WIP but finished the stitching some time ago.  It is a Stacy Nash piece from the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat.  I have become a huge fan of prim design lately and love most of Stacy's Designs.  I also love that her finishing is easy peasey.  I was able to finish this into the thread keep without any difficulty.  That's tough for a Type "A" personality as we tend to be perfectionists. I am hoping to work on more of her designs this year.

My New Year's start was somewhat of a surprise for me.  My husband recently hung all of my needlework on one wall in my home office and as I was admiring the few pieces that I do have framed I realized that I had stitched Spring Snapperland and Autumn Snapperland by Bent Creek.  Unfortunately, Summer and Winter Snapperland are resting in the Stash tomb.  So I went Stash shopping, found the chart, fibers, fabric and necessary button pack.  Off I went to my stitching chair and started plugging away.  I will hopefully have a pic to share soon.  After baking and cooking all afternoon I am off to the nest....We will be snowed in for a bit as we are in the midst of a Blizzard warning.  AAAhhhhh lovely January in New England.  Stay safe and Happy Stitching!