Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Some quick Christmas finishes!

I was able to get some stitching in the last few weeks. I decided to break into my stash of amazing magazines and patterns that I got from the library book sale about a month ago. My 2 finishes are from the 2007 JCS Christmas ornament issue.My first finish is by Little by Little Design Co. it is called Merry and bright. I love how this came out because the color scheme I think is colorful and bright! The reason I have the floss in the picture is because I had gotten this for Christmas in a floss swap I did and I wanted to show off how lovely the white floss looks that I used. It was by Ozark Sampler and it is called Goat's Milk. The cute little reindeer was a quick stitch. This is by Glory Bee it is called Rudy. As always thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! Off to do more stitching!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Some winter stitching..

This time I seem to have kept my hands busy. With it being winter it is cold and snowy out so needless to say more days are spent at home inside where it is warm so I have been stitching my time away. I managed to get a few finishes from from the JCS Christmas ornament issue from this year. The first finish is by Brittercup designs. This one I had to stitch because the kitty reminds me of my cats and how they love to sleep under the tree every year. The next finish is by Lizzie Kate. I know the year is a bit dated, but I had wanted to stitch this for some time and it is such a quick and simple finish. When I look back at the years it does not seem like it has been 16 years since I have been with my husband, but if I have a son that is going on 15 in August then it really has been that long. Time just seems to move on too fast! The last finish is also from the JCS issue. It is by Country Cottage Needleworks. I have seen a few stitch this and the original colors are pink and blue that are used, but that just really does not go too well with everything that is in my tree so I decided to be a rebel and stitch the colors that would blend in better with my tree. As always thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!

I have a few small finishes to share. The pictures I took do not do my work any justice though. I made 2 Victorian looking snowflakes from a cross stitch book that I checked out of the library by the Needlecraft Shop. I also have gotten another small finish done from the JCS Christmas magazine. This one is by Niki's creations. I am loving the Christmas edition of this magazine, so many designs I want to stitch so little time! I hope everyone had a good holiday season. Ours was a lovely holiday and a quiet one as well. Could not ask for more than that. Last year in our household brought a lot of bad times and sadness, so even though I was slightly panicking over the end of a year and the start of a new one on New Years Eve, I also am ready to get this year under way and work on leaving last year far behind. The other day I went to my local library because every January and August they have a book sale. I always go on the last day because the last day of the sale it is 1.00 a bag, so needless to say I walked out with 2 bags and 1 huge box for 3.00! My biggest find of the day at the library sale I was so thrilled about! The box I got was filled with nothing but many cross stitch magazines from Stoney Creek, to Just Cross Stitch, Cross Country Stitching and so much more!!! I am so thrilled with myself and cannot wait to start rummaging through my magazines!! As always thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone's holiday season was a good one!