I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Look Back at My 2017 Stitching and a Sneak Peak Ahead to 2018

I see a lot of stitchers showing their 2017 work so decided to get on the bandwagon.

First up are models I stitched in 2017:

                                        Home Tweet Home by Country Cottage Needleworks

Love Birds by Country Cottage Needleworks

Time for Tea by Country Cottage Needleworks

The Beatitudes by Little House Needleworks

(I stitched another one that will be released soon and am stitching another one now.)

My personal stitching:

Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Christmas.  I decided to stitch these individually to, hopefully soon, make into Christmas ornaments.

I finished more of the Little House Calendar Girls with the goal of finishing them all (maybe in 2018?).

I stitched a few Halloween ornaments with a Halloween ornament sal group but didn't keep up this year.  Maybe next year!

A few other Christmas pieces.

Bent Creek Christmas Eve Stocking.  This is for our granddaughter so I splurged and had the amazing Vonna finish it into a stocking for me.

Cricket Collection mitten

Prairie Schooler

Foxwood Crossings led ornaments I stitched for our family.s  (These things are addicting!  I've already chosen the theme for next year's sleds.)

...and some more:

Prairie Schooler

Niky's Creations

I don't usually meticulously plan the stitching for the year ahead.  (If I would, most likely I'd change my mind along the way.)  I DO have a few things in my head that I'd like to stitch.

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825

At least one more Bent Creek stockings.

Finish Adam and Eve by Little House Needleworks:

Foxwood Crossings Sled Ornaments:

Maybe finish up the LHN Calendar Girl series.


Happy New Year!  

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas 2017

Another Christmas has come and gone.

This year's was a little "different" for us.  Shortly before Christmas our water heater (in the attic) leaked and we had to have my closet drywall replaced.  The good news is that we were able to get someone almost right away to get it done.  The bad news is that he was here off and on all the week before Christmas and was one of the things that put me off schedule getting ready for Christmas.

The other thing that affected the schedule was that I caught some 24 hour stomach bug.  Ick!

I did much less baking than I'd planned but we still had a plenty of treats.

We still managed to have a wonderful Christmas with 3 of our children (and a friend) able to make it home.  Our daughter's in-laws from Scotland are visiting them in CA but we got to watch our granddaughter open most of her gifts on Facetime.  (I love FT for allowing us to be an almost daily part of her life even though we live so far away!)  Another highlight for me this year was caroling with a group 2 afternoons at various nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  I know the residents enjoyed it but I think I enjoyed it as much if not more than they did.

DH and I decided not to spend a lot of time/money on gifts for one another but...after he talked to our daughter and found out that her family is going to Hawaii soon and she suggested we meet them there, we now have our flights booked.  Both my brother's and sister's family live on Oahu so we'll "crash" with them.  DD and DSIL will spend a couple days by themselves in Maui leaving our granddaughter with us.  We'll also enjoy visiting with my brother, sister, and their families and, hopefully, get to do some sailing on my brothers beautiful sailboat.

Not a bad Christmas gift, if you ask me!  DH and I are both laughing at the speed at which we planned this trip.  There was more planning involved in our recent trip to Pittsburgh and Ohio for Thanksgiving!

I picked up a wip of LHN's Adam and Eve to stitch the past couple of days.

Starting today, thought, I'll be working exclusively on a new model that I need to finish fairly quickly.  It's really cute and not too big so it should go pretty fast.

I also bought myself a little Christmas gift...Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825.  I'm going to join a SAL in 2018 for this beauty.

Happy New Year!  and.............

Happy stitching!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Wonderland in SE Texas!

I remember not being impressed with snow while living "up North" but when it snows down here in SE Texas, it's pretty exciting.  The meteorologists were predicting some snow falling but we weren't expecting any to make it to the ground so we were pretty surprised to see snow on the ground when we woke up this am.  It's the first time since 2004 that we've had any accumulation of snow here.

They enjoyed some snow in Austin and San Antonio too.

I finished the model so now am working on some snowmen for some sled ornaments.  Hopefully I'll have some pictures to share soon.

Happy stitching!