Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving & Framing

Yesterday I picked up two pieces of framing at Welcome Stitchery.  I couldn't be happier and raced home to get them hung up.

Blackbird Designs
Christmas Garden
Blackbird Designs
Blessings Be Thine
I have stitched a couple of ornaments recently for gifts so no pics.  My brother and his family are coming this weekend so I don't know how much stitching time I will have. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.  I so appreciate all the wonderful comments.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Finally... a Post!

We are enjoying a beautiful (albeit cold) Sunday in Chicago.  We are so very fortunate that we were not affected by Superstorm Sandy.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone on the East Coast who are coping with the aftermath and trying to get their lives back to normal.

Last weekend was the Inspired Needle retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana.  There were approximately 55 of us and we had such a good time.  Talking, laughing, shopping and even a little stitching!  I was finally able to meet Vonna and what a dear, SWEET person she is.  Our whole group had a great time getting to know her!  Of course there was stash shopping and here is some of what came home with me along with a new large Vera bag to put all my current projects in.

I've been working on Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs.  1 over 2 on 40ct with overdyed threads.

And here is Jane Pattison by Shakespeare's Peddler.  I am doing this on 32ct Vintage Navy Bean with the Simply Wool threads.  The wools are so much fun to stitch with and so different from cotton or silk - you really need to try them!!!.  Jane has truly captured my attention.

While I was taking pictures for this post, Howard deciding to steal my chair.  Crazy cat! 
This afternoon is perfect for stitching and watching football.  Go Bears!  I have a pork roast in the crock pot for dinner so I hope to enjoy lots of time for stitching!

As always, thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Your comments always make me smile.

Until next time.....