Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Day After and some finishes

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  At our house it was very quiet since it was just me and my husband and our 2 daughters but we had a great week just being home together.  I was able to get a lot of stitching done and here are some of my finishes. 
Shepherds Bush -- Take Joy

Berries and Cream -- With Thy Needle and Thread

Prairie Schooler -- Snowman & Santas

Lizzie Kate -- Bunny design
I hope everyone has a great week and a very Happy New Year.  Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and comment, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.  I hope that 2011 brings everyone health and happiness.

BrendaS

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Beautiful Gift and a Small Finish

This week was extremely busy and I didn't get a lot of stitching in.  On Monday, I received the most wonderful gift from BeckySC.  This Sampler Roundy and  Prairie Schooler Santa Pillow.  They are both stitched beautifully and the finishing is top notch.  Thank you again Becky so much for your thoughtfulness and your generosity!!!!
Last Sunday I was able to finish the stitching on this Prairie Schooler snowman.  However, I have not had the time to do the finishing.  I only work 2 days this week so I plan on doing it this week. 
 A couple of weeks ago I finished punching this spring design by Stone and Thread. 

Last night I went through some of my stash to decide what I was going to start on New Year's Day.  These are some of my choices:
     1.  Drawn Thread Alphabets
     2.  Victoria Sampler Heirloom Stitching Sampler
     3.  Blackbird Designs piece from the Honeysuckle Manor book
     4.  Memorial Design Tribute for my Mom
There were several others but I can't remember them right now.  Well, what do you think based on the above choices?  What would you stitch?  Do any of you choose a new design to start on New Year's?  How many of you are doing the 15 WIP challenge?  I'm not doing that but I will cheer any of you on that are participating:)))))

I want to thank all of you who have stopped by my little corner of the world this year.  Blogging is still new to me and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many of you and I look forward to another great year in 2011.  Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy being with your friends and family.  Life is so short and we need to make every day count!

BrendaS

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Stockings

Hello --
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  It's VERY VERY COLD and WINDY here in the Chicago area.  The Patriots are in town to play the Bears and Soldier Field is going to be FRIGID!!! 
It's a good day to stay home and stitch!  I had some errands to do this morning and have one more to do this afternoon and then I'm home for the rest of the day (YEAH!!!).  This week was pretty busy so not much stitching was completed.  I have been working on this PS Snowman ornament.  As you can see I wasn't able to finish it but hope to this week.  I want to finish it as a pincushion rather than an ornament when I'm done stitching it. 

 I finished up SB -- The Stockings.  I so enjoy working on their designs.  After seeing Nicole's  finished SB Holly and Ivy Sampler, I decided that would be my next stitch.

 A couple of weeks ago when I went to the Inspired Needle I bought this Blackbird Designs cupcake.  It was a very simple and FAST stitch.  I think it turned out pretty cute.
I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season and keeping WARM.  Have a great week and remember to do something special for yourself.

BrendaS

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Hi Everyone --
Yesterday in the Chicago area we got our first snow fall of the season.  It was great to be home and enjoy it.  The only downside was that we were supposed to go see our youngest daughter but had to cancel because I don't like to drive in the snow.  Since we didn't go I had the whole day to stay home and stitch! 

Here are some things I finished this week:
Lizzie Kate design
Theresa Kogut design (these 2 cats remind me of my Howie)

I also started this SB design and hope to finish it today and then make it into a pillow!  We'll see....

Earlier this morning I spent about 3 hours rearranging my stitching room.  Lots of furniture moving, rearranging and cleaning.  I really like the new arrangement (there are times when I move stuff around that I don't like it and then end up moving it all back)  Now for the rest of the afternoon I hope to stitch! 

We only have a couple more Christmas presents to buy/wrap and then we are done!  We can enjoy the season and our family and not be frazzled with all the shopping, etc.  I usually order as much as I can online since I don't like going to the Malls and shopping. Don't you just love AMAZON?!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I so appreciate all your visits and your comments. 

Have a great week and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

BrendaS