Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Before January Leaves ...

I'm still working on some wips that really need to be done this year ... here's a picture of the Lizzie*Kate Mystery sampler.  I just started Part 3 and can't wait to have this pretty done.  I do still have lots of the border to do ... way more satin stitch then I normally like ... takes me forever to do the fill in, but I'll plug along and get it done.  I am a bit torn about what to do with the grass around the house though.  It also is done in satin stitch, sideways and well, I'm just not sure I want to mess with that.  I just might cross stitch the grass.  Thoughts?  and please excuse the wrinkles!
I'm itching to start a couple of new designs that I recently received.  As soon as the fabric arrives I will definitely be starting A Red Cottage!  The minute I saw it released I knew I had to have it.  One of my dear stitching friends Kathy emailed me and told me not to buy it, she was getting it for me for my birthday ... the chart arrived with all the floss to stitch it ... thank you Kathy!  Can't wait to stitch it ....


 Another sweet stitching friend, Jennifer, sent me this coffee chart with floss for my birthday ... another one I can't wait to start stitching ... Thanks Jenn!!
Of course I couldn't pass this one buy when I saw it all stitched up by Melissa ... I think I like the charms as much as I like the chart!
 while looking at all the lovely charts that Handblessings has on their website, this one caught my eye ... I mean who doesn't love chocolate!
 So you can see why I'm so eager to get another wip done so I can start in on all my new goodies.  Tonight I'll be stitching on February Word Play, hope to have it done soon.

Monica and started back with our Craft Night on Tuesdays ...  red was the theme of the evening ... we had so much fun!  Here's what I crafted ...
and here's what Monica worked on ... I love the string heart she made!  and the piece of drift wood is a picture holder, the picture sits down in the shells ... very clever!

Love reading everyone's blogs and seeing all the lovely stitching that is going on ... and thanks for the comments ... I really enjoying hearing from everyone.

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

I'm grateful for feeling myself again ...

16 comments:

Jennifer M. said...

Great progress on the Lizzie Kate piece. I purchased this last year, but never got around to starting it yet. I didn't realize it had a lot of satin stitching.

Love the other goodies you received. I would be eager to get a jumpstart on all of them too.

Looks like you really enjoyed your craft night. Very cute projects. :)

Jen

Marilyn said...

I think the grass will look ok in cross stitch.
Cute red finishes, and great stash you acquired! :)
Marilyn

Christina said...

I love the heart button card you made - so sweet! :0)

Catherine said...

Great stitches and goodies!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great stitching progress! Have you thought of using a tent stitch? Depending on your fabric size, it may cover enough... or you could go back and cross the tents! Have fun with all your pieces - that red house is on my list, too! The Valentine craft day looks like y'all had a great time.

Fiona said...

Your LK is looking good. You got lots of lovely gifts for your birthday, looking forward to seeing your progress on them. Your craft night projects lookf antastic.

Karen said...

Looks like someone has been visiting Pinterest.... what wonderful finishes. Love the button card. happy stitching and crafting....

Nan said...

You are cruising right along on the LK mystery sampler. I say do what every makes your little heart happy with the grass. It will be yours to cherish. :-) Love the Valentine Day inspired craft night. What fun!

cucki said...

hello dear its me cucki...your new follower..your stitching is so cute..
and very sweet stash..
love for you x

Maggee said...

Love the PSS Red House--it went on my wish list! As for the gras in cross stitch--people do that all the time for fill in. Edgar just did ALL THAT GRASS is And They Sinned. It looks fabulous, and I am sure your will too! I see a theme with those gifts! Hugs!

Melanie said...

I'm not up to that part of the L*K piece - yet. I'm not sure about the grass either. I'll have to see when I get there. I don't think there is anything wrong with doing a regular ole cross stitch though. :)

Chris said...

I knew you would love A Red Cottage. I love it to and received pattern and fabric and flosses I needed in an order yesterday.
And great progress on the Lizzie Kate, it's looking wonderful.

♥ Nia said...

beautiful designs you have :) and your LK looks great!! :D
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Angela said...

I gently suggest stitching the "long stitch" for the grass on the LK Halloween piece. In my experience it really shows off the colors and gives the piece some dimension and kick. It's worth it! I did this piece this past summer as part of a SAL, it was a great fun. I stitched the outside border in the pale purple color, as I did not like the greenish-brown used, and I used a few more buttons in different places. It's fun to switch things up. I finished my piece off as a wall hanging/bell pull style. Good luck. looks good so far.

Natasha said...

Great upcoming projects. How will you ever decide which to start next? they are all so great. I do like the Coffee chart such pretty colors!

I always look forward to your posts from Tuesday craft night, you both are so clever :)

Have a great Sunday

Silvie said...

I love the Mystery Sampler of Lizzie Kate very much, I have the three parts but haven't begun them yet!
Yours is looking wonderful!I love the Red house too!

have a great day Michelle!

silvie