Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A weeks worth of stitching

Well... it was really a weeks worth of thinking about stitching.  With all the errands that needed to be run on Saturday and Church and family things on Sunday I was barely able to put any stitching in.  Quite depressing really.

Wednesday night was Crafty-Stitchy night with the girls and I took along Lavender Pansies to work on.  We had a good time chatting about this and that, eatting too many chocolate muffins, and I worked along on my cross stitch, LMS worked on her hardanger angel, and LBH put together a couple of scrapbook pages. Pure girly bliss.  While the pansies aren't looking like much of anything yet, I'm really pleased with the progress that 2 hours of stitching was able to accomplish.

One evening I came home from the gym and all that and put an hour into Poinsettia House for Santa's Village.  It felt good to sit in the rocking recliner and stitch away on the red and white stripe at the top.  So simple, so easy, not a lot of brain power required.  It looks like the Post Office will be released here in the next week or so, and onto my list of things to order from 123 Stitch it goes.

Little baby girl arrived on Tuesday this past week.  Brother-B and SIL-A chose the name we liked best for her.  I finished up the stitching on her birth record Sunday afternoon.  All I have left to do is add her name, birthdate, and stats.  Then I will be done with these silly owls.  This is the last picture you will see of it since I don't want to do another and color out her name.

Niece-L has been a good baby, as far as I can tell.  I'm told she eats pretty well, sleeps soundly, and when she's awake and not hungry is a happy and content little thing.  I got to hold her for a little bit on Saturday while her parents had a quick dinner.  I figured it'd be easier for them to eat if some one else held the baby for a while.  She's just a cute little thing.

As I have been reading blogs and shop newsletters two new items have come up that I'm excited to stitch, but at the same time I'm thinking "No! Oh no!"  If you're like me and have more stash then time you know what I'm talking about.

First up is Lizzie*Kate's Jingles series of flip its.  All Christmasy and they all fit together into one bit banner.  I love L*K designs and so I want to stitch these up really really badly.

And the second item is a Spring Mystery Sampler that Blue Ribbon Designs is putting out.  I don't normally stitch their designs, but the sneak peek is so springy and pretty.  I really want to stitch it up this year too!

Too many patterns, not enough time!  But hey, remember what I often say:  Buy the pattern, buy the dream!

Hugs and Stitches,


cucki said...

all the wips are so lovely..
hugs x

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Preeti said...

Those owls are very cute!:) I have joined the turtle trot SAL. Do visit me at http://createwittyunleashed.blogspot.in/p/turtle-trot-2013.html?m=0