Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Few Finishes and Some Progress

Hello Friends --
I have some finishes to show you that I've done in the last couple of weeks. 
With Thy Needle and Thread
Easter Egg Hunt

With Thy Needle and Thread
Flag Day 
Shepherds Bush
Lucky

I've also been making some slow progress on Heirloom Stitching Sampler by Victoria Sampler.  I couldn't take one decent picture so I split it into two.  I am about 2/3 done and I'm still really enjoying working on this.


Yesterday, I got my Nashville Market order from Down Sunshine Lane.  I got the new Blackbird Designs book -- A Stitcher's Journey.  FANTASTIC book.  If you are on the fence about getting this, I would highly recommend it.  It's well worth the money.  I also got the new Shakespeare's Peddler designs including Ann Grant.  What a beautiful sampler.  So much to stitch and so little time!

Is any one going to the Silver Needle retreat in July?  Theresa Vennete is one of the designers that will be there.  I am planning on going and would be interested to know if anyone else is planning on attending.  Silver Needle always does a wonderful job and makes everyone feel welcome.  A true cross stitcher's heaven:))))

I hope you are all doing well and finding time to stitch.  Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Until next time....

BrendaS

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Week Flies By

Hello Friends --
I can't believe another week has passed by so quickly.  We are just getting that much closer to SPRING!

This week brought a wonderful gift from dear BeckySC.  I was so surprised to find this in my mailbox:
BeckySC is so very GENEROUS and thoughtful and I was a lucky recipient:))))))   Thank you again my friend.

I finished this punch needle design this week and finished into a little hanging.  The design is by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.  Have you seen her new designs?  She has some really cute Spring pieces and a couple of pretty large punch needle designs that are just beautiful.
I also finished this Nantucket pincushion by Indigo Rose.  Great little design and easily finished in a day.

Well that does it for me this week.  I am still continuing to work on Heirloom Stitching Sampler by VS but not a lot of progress so no picture. 

Have you seen the new things coming from Kelmscott and Paulette Stewart?  Fantastic!   Is there anything you've seen that will be on your "must have" list coming from Market? 

Have a great week!

BrendaS

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winner of Giveaway and THANK YOU

Good Morning Friends --
A BIG Thank You to everyone who commented on my last post.  It was wonderful to read about everyone's favorite pieces and to meet many new people to my blog.  Your comments mean so much to me and I truly appreciate you stopping by my little corner of the world.

Now, on to the winner --

FAYE -- CAROLINA STITCHER

Congratulations Faye, please e-mail me your mailing information and I will get this out to you on Saturday.

Thanks again to everyone!

I will have a proper post update on Sunday.  I have 2 finishes to share-- a punch needle design and a pincushion;)))))

BrendaS

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Giveaway

Hi Dear Stitchy Friends --
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, my 1 year of blogging and my Birthday I'm having a little GIVEAWAY!!!

If your name is drawn you will receive a Bunny Punch Needle piece made by me, a complete La-D-Da "O Birdy" kit and a $50 gift certificate to my favorite online needlework shop, Down Sunshine Lane!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post only telling me what is your favorite piece that you've ever stitched and why. I always love to hear what draws some people to a piece and what makes it fun to stitch!

I will choose a random winner from all the posts I receive prior to 12:00pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011 CST.   It's that simple.  Good luck to everyone.  I will be back on Thursday to announce the winner.

Have a great Sunday and I hope you get to do something today that makes you smile:))))

BrendaS

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day

Hello Stitchy Friends --
This is what we woke up to today!  Needless to say I didn't make it in to work and had the whole day to stay in and stitch.  My wonderful husband did all the snow blowing and shoveling!

This is looking out my back door towards my neighbors across the street.  The drifts were 3-4 feet with about 20 inches of snow on the ground.  I am SO ready for Spring!!!

Have a good rest of the week.

Thanks for stopping by.

BrendaS