Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another finish ...

Another happy dance in 2012! Another wip bites the dust and it feel wonderful!
Earth Laughs by MDesign
stitched on a lovely piece of light blue fabric
with recommended Crescent Colours floss

After two finishes in the first weeks of 2012 I treated myself to a new start ... I started Quaker Christmas by Midnight Stitching. I'm in love with this design!! I'm stitching it on a lovely piece of 32 ct R&R Antique Cotton ... yummy yummy fabric! I"m using the suggested colors ... GAST Cranberry and WDW Juniper ...
My birthday was on Wednesday (the 11th) and my father in law gifted me some eggs. They were my mother in laws glass eggs that she collected years ago. She's been gone for 7 years now and we miss her everyday. I was thrilled to have a little of her to enjoy and remember. He had wrapped each egg in brown paper ... it was fun unwrapping each treasure ... I can't wait for Easter ... they will be displayed and enjoyed by all of us ...

I had a wonderful birthday with my family and received a new sewing machine from my kids and a gift certificate from my dad, which I'll be using for some much needed framing. My husband gave me some money and I immediately order Sergei by Plum Street Samplers. I can't wait to get my hands on him!

Thank you all over your lovely comments about my first finish of 2012. You are all so sweet with your comments!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for memories ...

21 comments:

catherine said...

Your projects look lovely. Belated happy birthday wishes to you and glad you had a lovely time. Those eggs look gorgeous and I'm sure you'll enjoy your sewing machine
x catherine

Mouse said...

ooo well done on your finish :) Happy belated birthday to you :) love those eggs you got and well done on the sewing machine too ... you will enjoy using it :) love mouse xxxx

Beth Pearce said...

That M Design piece is darling! How are you going to finish it? What a sweet gift your FIL gave you! Beautiftul with lovely memories, Quaker Christmas is going to be fantastic!

Catherine said...

Great finish and wip! Sergei is calling to me as well!!
How sweet to get those eggs! Can't wait to see what you will make with your new sewing machine.

maria4katter said...

The Earth Laughs design was very pretty and cheerful. I liked it a lot. Happy Birthday! and have a great year!

Carol said...

Such a bright happy finish, Michele... Glad you enjoyed your birthday--how wonderful to get a new sewing machine :) Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

Brigitte said...

That's the perfect finish to brighten up a dull winter day. And wow, it's already the second finish thsi year. Congratualtions!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Now that's a cute finish - reminds me of the 60-70's - flower power type design. A sewing machine and stash... that means we'll be seeing lots more wonderful finishes; right? Hope the year is a great and happy one! Keep on celebrating!

laurawilson25 said...

Happy Birthday! I love the colors in the Earth finish.

Kathy A. said...

Whohoo Congrats on the finish. It feels so good when something is off that list especially an old WIP!!

Mindi said...

Lovely finish! That's a design I've never seen before, but its fantastic.

Your start looks gorgeous, you chose some great colors.

Sounds like you had a really nice birthday with your family.

Ranae said...

I love that Mdesign finish, never seen it before, but I did just write it down.
Happy Birthday!!!
Pretty eggs and enjoy that sewing machine.

Fiona said...

What a bright and sunny design your finish is, very pretty. Your new start is looking good too. Happy belated birthday and enjoy your lovely gifts.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's lovely and great start. I really like the blue/red combo.

Happy Birthday! What a nice gift from your FIL. They are a real treasure. Sounds like you got nice gifts from your family too. Isn't Sergei great?! I think I may have to add him to stash soon too! lol

Penny said...

What a beautiful finish - so bright and cheery! :) Quaker Christmas is a beautiful piece. Sergei seems to be a very popular design and I can understand why - he's gorgeous. :) Love the glass eggs, they are so pretty.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish! I'm glad that you had a good birthday--happy belated birthday wishes to you!

barbara said...

What a jolly, bright, happy finish!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Very nice finish! I love the bright colors, especially this time of year when it seems like it's dark all the time.

Sally said...

What a beautiful, bright finish Michele. It makes me smile. Lovely new start too. You will LOVE stitching it.

Those eggs are beautiful. What a lovely, special gift to receive.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Shelleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Those eggs are beautiful and it was so nice of your FIL to give them to you.

Felicity said...

Lovely, lovely stitching!