Thursday, March 31, 2011

Do You Gnow this Gnome?

First off, I need to mention that I rarely use my front door. I enter the house through the garage most of the time.

The other day, when I came home from work, I noticed something stuck between my doors, so I walked up the walk to the front door. On the way up the stairs, I noticed this little guy standing on the bottom step. I don't think he was there on Saturday, and I found him on Tuesday. So, who left him there? He sure is cute, and I would love to thank whoever left him, so please fess up!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Finish

I finished this ornament last evening. It is from the 2009 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue, designed by Sue Hillis.

Unfortunately, it didn't photograph very well.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Bib for Clara!

My future daughter-in-law's brother and his wife recently had a sweet baby girl.

This is the bib I stitched for her.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fa La La - Take Two!

I finished up Fa La La by Little House Needleworks this evening, for the second time!
I am really enjoying stitching the Little House Needleworks ornaments, I hope to get all of the 2010 ornaments stitching in 2011, and then get to the 2011 ornaments in 2012....I always seem to be a year behind!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Finish for Love Quilts

I made a committment to stitch one square for Love Quilts each year. Love Quilts is a great organization that makes quilts for sick children. This is the 2011 contribution. The design come from Stoney Creek's Sea Babies booklet.
It is stitched on 14 count aida (did I mention I hate stitching on aida?) with DMC floss. If it wasn't required to stitch on aida, I would probably stitch more each year, but after finishing one on aida, I am done for the year!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Cup of Tea!

I finally had a chance to get back to my tea cups!
I finished the December Cup 'O Tea by Just Another Button Company late last night (actually it was very early this morning.....)
Now I only have one left to's on brown's hard to see....someday I WILL finish the last tea cup!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Since my family doesn't get me any stitchy things, I treated myself!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

EMS Rose Sampler Part 8

I had a chance to stitch another part of this design this week. I was able to finish part 8. It really is a joy to stitch, even though my eyes get blurry after a few hours of stitching over one!

Here is the entire piece so far. I can't wait until next month when I can work on part 9.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Piecemakers Quilt Square #3

I finished square #3 on this project this week. Since the squares are a quick stitch, I may just double up and do two squares each month, just to get the project done a bit faster.

Here are all three squares that have been stitch so far.

Friday, March 04, 2011

TUSAL - March

Here is the picture of the ort jar at the March new moon.

Lots of stitching this past month and lots of orts.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

February Progess and March Goals

I wish I would have had more time to stitch in February! I didn't ackomplish as much as I had hoped, but there was good progress none the less.

February Progress
Work on Bavarian Table Topper worked on it
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas no
work on Logan’s stocking no
Christmas heart canvas ornament no
Work on Cloister garden no
Work on Crystal Iris no
Piece maker’s quilt project square #2 finished
LHN Fa La La ornament no
afghan square #11 no
kit up Logan's birth sampler and perhaps put in a few stitches got the new kit!
Mystery Sampler part 7 no
Quilted wreath ornament no
LHN Snow White finished
Sue’s Biscornu finished
Start 15 in January challenge:
November cup ‘o Tea no
December cup ‘tea no
Bent Creek photo booth snowmen finished
Strawberry ornament #1 finished
Strawberry ornament #2 worked on it
January stocking project for ANG worked on it
Sue Hillis 2009 JCS ornament no
Sue Hillis 2008 Ornament Preview ornament finished

March Goals
Work on Bavarian Table Topper
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas
work on Logan’s stocking
Christmas heart canvas ornament
Work on Cloister garden
Work on Crystal Iris
Piece maker’s quilt project square #3
LHN Fa La La ornament
afghan square #11
Logan's birth sampler
Mystery Sampler part 7
Quilted wreath ornament
Start 15 in January challenge:
November cup ‘o Tea
December cup ‘tea
Strawberry ornament #2
January stocking project for ANG
Sue Hillis 2009 JCS ornament

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sad News for the Stitching Community

From the Norwalk Reflector:
The body of Lisa Roswell was discovered this morning in the water inside her car.
Lt. John Soisson of the Norwalk Fire Department confirmed her death.
The discovery of her body came about 26 hours after her car was washed off South Norwalk Road.
More details will follow.

Lisa Roswell designed under the name The Primitive Needle

She will be missed, may she rest in peace.