Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Stitching Plans

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We did minus the trip to the vet on Christmas night because Mandy chewed through a small bottle of advil and may have ingested some. I am not entirely sure how much was left in the bottle, but we did find two advils on the floor that she did not eat. We took her home that same night, and she did not appear to have any side effects. The vet assessment said Mandy "has a tendency for dietary indiscretion." I thought it was a hilarious statement for saying she eats things she shouldn't. We are definitely trying to be more careful about keeping stuff out of her reach.

On to my stitching plans for this year:

I plan to finish:
1. Japanese Garden
2. Lady Hera

And I plan to start:

1. Lady Alexandra by Mirabilia on Wood Violet jobelan (a light purple-gray fabric)

2. Water Lily by Nora Corbett on Water Lily jobelan (a light green fabric)

3. Our Love Nest by Country Cottage Needleworks

4. Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks

5. Flower Panel 3- Cattleya Orchid by Chatelaine. Click the link for a picture, and below are the goodies for the design :)

These are pieces I definitely plan to start, but I am sure there will be some random Christmas ornaments and other pieces that I will also work on. I will be starting Cattleya Orchid and Our Love Nest today for my New Year starts after I stop at the framers and finish my errands.

Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

December IHSW

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. For IHSW this month, I finished Silent Night by Country Cottage Needleworks. I started this one earlier this month because the design was too cute, and I loved the verse. I did make a few changes to the design. I used gold metallic thread for the stars (because I wanted them sparkly), and I used CC's Spinach for the pine trees and branches instead of the called-for green thread.

It is hard to believe that this is going to be my last finish of 2012! Where has the year gone??

This week I will be doing some Christmas baking- turtle candy and pecan pie. Yum! I also plan to work on Lady Hera because she has been neglected due to all my Christmas stitching. She needs her face stitched :)

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2012

More Christmas Finishes

I have been on a Christmas stitching and finishing roll this month :)

Last week I finished stitching Snow White by Little House Needleworks. It is stitched on PTP Mystic Cashel using white DMC. I love the way it turned out-like a winter night.

I also finished two more Christmas ornaments last week: Pine Tree Inn and Sleigh Bells Ring both by Little House Needleworks. I had fun finishing Sleigh Bells Ring as it was the first time I finished an ornament using wool and the blanket stitch.

My plan this week is to stitch two more Christmas ornaments. I could not decide which one I liked better and decided to do both. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Finishes

I had a busy week last week between finishing some of my Christmas ornaments and using up my apples :) I made a huge batch of homemade applesauce that was delicious. It is so much better than store-bought applesauce. I also made apple-crisp and apple bars, and I still have some apples left.

For my Christmas ornaments, I set out to finish one, but instead, finished two different ones. I still have not figured out how I want to finish that one particular ornament. The ornaments I did finish:

It's Snow Cold by Little House Needleworks

Baking by Little House Needleworks

Last week, I also finished cross stitching December by Little House Needleworks. I have two months to go to finish this series: February and April.

I bought supplies to finish a few more Christmas ornaments, so hopefully I will be able to show those next week. Thanks for stopping by!