Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Years to all my stitching sisters and brothers!
Have you made any resolustions for the new year? I have a few things that I would like to work on in the coming year. Stitch from my stash, learn to tat, do some crazy quilting and continue to improve my needlework skills on the needlework front. I always pray that I can be a better wife, mom, daughter and friend so I will work on those fronts also. Hope your New Year was safe and full of blessings!
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Stitching

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!! I worked some more on my Christmas Mantel(sorry for the lousy picture I had a hard time getting it all in):

Our Christmas Eve was busy seeing extended family. But Christmas day was quiet and laid back just the DH, DS, DD, me and the grandpuppies. It was nice just to enjoy the day together and laugh about old times, and have a nice meal. No schedules no other demands. The DS liked the deer picture and was still contemplating where to hang it. He is home safe and sound to WV which is a blessing. The DD is busy getting ready to move into an apartment. Guess we will be empty nesters again :)! I hope everyone was able to enjoy their holiday as much as I did mine!
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my Stitching Sisters and Brothers!
Until Next time
May you be blessed with stitches,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Little Stitching a lot of Snowing

Well I was supposed to return to work last Monday but it was delayed a day because of a snow storm. A lot of snow and a lot of blowing and a big ole tree down in the back yard. And winter doesn't start for two more days.
So after working some home for a while and in the evenings after working I did get some stitching done.

I finished Copper by Needle Delights. What a fun little stitch:

I finished up this little ornament:

I made a trivet with locker hooking:

I started the Christmas Mantel by Bent Creek:

It was a busy week with work and trying to get ready for Christmas. I have been pretty tired when I laid my head down but I guess that is a blessing.
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stitching up a Winter Storm

Not sure what the weather is like where you are at but we are having a great big winter storm. Of course it happens when I have to return to work after 6 weeks. The commute in the morning will not be much fun if do able at all. On a happier note it was a wonderful week filled with stitching and fun.
Fist to show is the Deer picture all framed up:

Those ladies at House of Stitches do a wonderful job. Still have my fingers crossed that the DS will make it in for Christmas so I can see him open it.
On Tuesday night was our Christmas party for our guild. At this time our Secret Stitching Sisters are revealed. I had a wonderful one this year so many goodies and my Christmas present did not dispoint:

This is a locker hooked triviet that was part of my gift to my secret stitcher:

At our party we also do an ornament exchange. This is the one I put in:

I received this lovely temari ball ornament:

On the stitching front I finished up the Stitching for Autism piece by Sue Reed. This is a wonderful project. It is filled with facts about Autism and stitches are releated to dealing with Autism:

I also started Copper by Needle delights:

Well if you are somewhere that a storm is hitting be safe. Hopefully you can stay in with needle in hand.
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What have you bee up to???

Well I have been pretty busy since the last time I posted. We where able to go to WV to visit with our DS over Thanksgiving. What a lovely state look forward to visiting again. Had a great time with the DS and the grandpuppy.
I have also been doing some stitching.
I finished up 8 Kissing Pillows for Soldiers:

I crocheted an afghan for my DD (the grandpuppies put a hole in the other one I stitched for her):

My ANG group is doing the Mystery Sampler by Sue Reed found on the ANG website. After our meeting Saturday I got caught up to where I should be with our class:

I then started another Sue Reed class. This was our October ANG meeting project:

It is her Stitching for Autism piece I am enjoying this piece also learning more about Autism. We hope to also do this with my EGA group next year.
I also finished up a couple of ornaments and a giftie pictures next week because they are for the EGA holiday party on Tuesday.
Well it seems that this will be last week on sick leave. My follow up appointment is this week and I figure I will be heading back to work next Monday. I am thankful that everything seems to be have gone well with my surgery and recovery!
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,