Monday, January 13, 2014


A fully finished project for 2014.

With Thy Needle and Thread--Needleworker's Sampler.
This was my new start for 2014.  I am so excited to have it finished.
I really like this piece, now just need to find the perfect place for it.

This piece is a Ladies Prim Society kit from Blackbird Designs called Bittersweet September.
It was kitted as a pillow but I decided to frame it.  I stitched this piece with my maternal grandmother in mind.  So it is dated the year she was born--1911 and I did her initials in the reddish color--the E and the M.

Then I have a couple of ornies that I finished for the 2013 year. 
 Blackbird Designs ornament Peace from JCS 2013 Magazine.

The last two sleds I had stitched. 
From Foxwood Crossings.

 Little House Needleworks 2013 Freebie called Seven Pines.
Stitched on 32 count Willow Green with DMC thread.
Started on 12-10-2013
Finished 12-11-2013

Little House Needleworks--Happy Hearts Freebie from 2012.
Stitched on 32 count Cameo Rose with DMC threads.
Homespun Elegance--Your State Holiday Home stitched on 
32 count Willow Green with DMC threads.

Since I decided a few years ago to try to stitch an ornament for each of my six children and as of now my five grandchildren I started to stitch my 2014 ornaments.  So the two LHN ornies are for my
two granddaughters.  And the Homespun Elegance one is for my daughter and son-in-law who
live in TN.  So three out of eleven done!!  Really I will have 12 to do since child #4 is going to
have a baby in March.  Which leads to me having to stitch another birth sampler and Christmas stocking since I also started that tradition.
Oh I also have three more Christmas stockings to stitch, one for a daughter and two for my

I should have thought about this tradition a bit more:)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Needleworker's Sampler finish, thirty years ago today and seven years ago today...

Just finished my Needleworker's Sampler by With Thy Needle and Threads
Stitched on 40 count linen coffee dyed by me.
I stitched this with DMC thread instead of the Weeks Dyes Work and
Valdani threads which it called for.  I am very happy with the end result.
Started on 1-1-2014
Finished on 1-9-2014

 On a non stitching note, thirty years ago today I gave birth to child number 3--son number 1.
This is a picture of our son Kyle and his wife MacKenzie on New Year's Day.
Happy Birthday Kyle.
Also on this day seven years ago I became a grandma for the first time when 
this guy was born.
Happy Birthday Jacob.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Needleworker's Sampler update.....

Here is my progress so far.
Today will be day seven on stitching this sampler. 
It is coming along quite well.  
I am stitching this piece with DMC threads that I
tried to match to the weeks and valdani threads 
which the patterned called for.  
I am happy with my choices and can't wait to finish.
I already have a frame ordered for this piece--JoAnn's
had a 50% off plus another $20 coupon:)

Hope everyone is staying warm.  I think we will make it above zero today.
Well off to the gym!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First Finish and First Start of 2014

Happy New Year!!!  

Just finished this piece for my oldest daughter.

 Lizzie Kate-Inspiration Boxer-Faith is being sure.
Stitched on 30 count natural linen with DMC threads.
Started 12-29-2014
Finished 1-2-2014
Here is my first start of the year.  With Thy Needle and Thread--Needleworkers Sampler.
I was quite excited to start this piece.  I think I am going to try to stay on task and finish this
as quick as I can.