Sunday, January 30, 2011

My 3rd Blogoversary is coming!!

It will be 3 years on February 15th that I have been blogging with Blogger. Wow! I looked back a bit in the blog, and there are a lot of finish pictures. Love that! Well, I will ponder what I am going to do for my Blogoverary, so stay tuned. Hugs, Maggee

A Spring Finish! (part of the WIP Challenge)

I just finished Spring Floral Sampler by Knotted Tree Designs. I really needed to do something Spring-y... it has been so gloomy and cold of late. I used 32-count R&R Expresso, and pretty much all the colors as charted except for the yellow--used DMC744. Though it looks like I am really flying along, NOW I must slow it down because I have some gift-y stitching to do, and the ever fateful TAXES! So, I am really going to have a test of my patience--cause I love stitching MUCH more than taxes!! Hugs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Finished Bee Sampler --WIP Challenge

I finished Bee Sampler by LHN. It is modified from the design because there was a stumbling block. I really don't like all those big bees, so I did a few more of the tiny ones and finished it up! I used a scrap of 32-count R&R Old Mill Java, and a mix of overdyeds and DMC. I am thinking about finishing it on a box top... we shall see. Hugs, Maggee

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Framing pictures!

Got two pieces back from the framer! They are Beautiful if I say so myself... Winter Whites by Little House Needleworks. Simply Live... I love the detail on the frame! Don't you?! Gotta run... Hugs, Maggee

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another WIP finish for 2011

I finished April LHN monthly Monday. Just need to lace it and it is ready to be popped in the frame in April. Yay! I am ahead.... heheheheh... Am working on Bee Sampler and also This Heart of Mine WIPs. They may be done very soon! I REALLY want to work on Floral Sampler in preparation for spring. So I may be pulling that out next month... I am in the mood for flowers and pretty colors. All this winter grey is yecchy! I have to start getting taxes ready, and that will cut into my stitching time. I am thinking I may devote a couple of hours each evening, then go stitch till bedtime. I really dislike doing them... if it proves to be too much, I may have to fork over $ to get them done this year. But it is so expensive... sigh... On a brighter note, I have a 3rd Blogoversary coming up, and am contemplating what I will do for it. Stay tuned! Hugs.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My friend is having a Giveaway!

My good friend, Darlene, has just started a blog and to celebrate, she is having a Valentine's Day Giveaway. Go on over and welcome her to blogland, and enter to win. Of course, I AM GOING TO WIN, but you can enter anyway... :) Hugs!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Two Finishes this year, so far!

I neglected to post a picture of my first finish of the year, which was completed a week ago. 'Christmas Carols' by Country Cottage Needleworks' is such a cute piece--I won't get it framed till later in the year. Plenty of time! AND--I finished my second piece of the year last night at Stitching Group, but I cannot post a picture because it is the first PIF I have done for the year! I hope the recipient likes it! Have to get it framed just perfectly! I will post a picture in about a month, when it has been received. I am nearly done with the April monthly from LHN--that is my work piece that I do during breaks and occasional lunches. Gonna stay ahead this year, so I can show them. Maybe I will do some finishing this weekend, since I am off on Monday. We shall see. Hugs.