Friday, February 19, 2010

More Winter Stitching!

I want to share my recent stitching finish with you..........this is Winter Wonderland by Little House Needleworks. I started it on Jan 1st. Have had a few interruptions in between, but made up my mind that I would finish it this week. I have many charts by Little House and seem to be drawn to stitch on them this yr so be prepared, you will see more!

The next picture is of the block I received at my stitch group exchange this week. It's by Val's Stuff, isn't it cute?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Cookies!

Since I featured Kelsey in my last post, I thought I would spotlight her sister Addie in this one. She was out of school recently for parent-teacher conferences so we had her for the day. The idea of making cookies mushroomed into making Valentine Cookies! So we made the dough and later in the day rolled them out and she cut out the cookies. Since this was before the Super Bowl, she wanted to cut out football helmet cookies for her dad too. Here she is decorating the cookies and the final result.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Making Pizza with Papa!

Last week Kelsey and Papa made pizza for lunch! She loved the idea of making her own pizza! Of course it was a cheese pizza! Here she is at work!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


My weekly stitch group does a block exchange. Several years ago we stitched monthly blocks. Last year we decided to stitch 4 per year and it worked out great. Our first block exchange this year was going to be today, but we didn't meet because of icy streets. We'll exchange next week, but thought I'd share a pic of my block now. It's a heart design by De Selby. While searching for the "right" design, I started going thru old magazines in my stash.....and I found this heart with several other designs called Damask Ornaments in the June 2007 issue of The Cross Stitcher Magazine. I hope my exchange partner likes it!

The next stitched project is my RR from last year. There were 6 of us in the RR. We stitched the Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers and Such. I chose for my sampler a handdyed linen by Lakeside Linens (sorry, I can't remember the name!) and used CC Bing Cherry floss. I stitched the middle bottom section myself as there was a postal strike in England when my sampler was to go there. I'm very pleased with how my sampler turned out and am anxious to get it framed. Isn't it pretty?

Monday, February 1, 2010

One Month Down!

Goodness, one month is gone already in 2010! Where did it go? We celebrated our DGD Addie's 8th Birthday in January, attended a family wedding and had lots of snow to shovel! That kept my DH busy!

As far as my stitching, my first finish this year was Little House Needlework's Fa La La. It's the first ornament in her series. I made a few changes which is very unusual for me. I changed the lettering to red, changed a coat to blue and backstitched the girls' mouths instead of making French knots. I think it's a very sweet design.

I also stitched a green block for the Stitcher's Time Out exchange, and picked a Prairie Schooler shamrock design for it.

I will have more finishes to post soon so stay tuned, stay well
and keep on stitching!