Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Merrily I stitch along...

Well, I feel like I can finally come up for air!!  I've been stitching my fingers to the bone, trying to make up for all those weeks I was away from home!  I can't show all the projects I've been stitching on as one is for an exchange but I can show you the others.

I almost forgot to take a picture of my TUSAL in March, since I wasn't home to take it in January.  Here are all the orts from this year so far.

First off is LHN Neighborhood...this is a Round Robin I am involved in with the Friendly Stitchers.  This one belongs to Mouse.  You can see the area I stitched, it has my "name" next to it.  This was a lot of fun to stitch on, mainly because it was snowing madly the few days I worked on it so since I had no place to go...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  I have taken the pictures, packed it up and it is winging it's way to the UK as I type!  One more stop before it lands with it's owner.  I'm not sure where mine is at the moment, but I can't wait to see it!!

I made a little resolution at the end of last year that I would try to stitch two ornaments a month this year to try to prevent the mad dash at Christmas time.  I realized after the first of this month that I had missed February entirely.  So....yesterday and today I decided to catch up on my goals and have stitched four ornaments.  Yesterday I made these two hearts (perfect for February, don't you think?).  Each are from Midnight from Heart Struck Friends, the other from Heart Struck Quakers.

And today I stitched Joy and this Santa.  Santa is from a Leisure Arts book, Christmas Remembered, I think...and Joy is from a website I found through Pinterest.  I believe she calls herself Big Mammy and I found quite a few charming ornaments.  You can find her blog here.

Most of the ornaments have been stitched over one, some on 25 count, some on 32 count.  Joy was stitched over two on 40 count.  It's a bit big for my taste so I may restitch it over one, we'll have to see how I feel the next time I am in the mood to stitch for Christmas.

I just got off the phone from talking with my Mom.  She sounds pretty good...but the best news is that my nephew has moved in with her so she isn't alone.  I was worried leaving her without someone there to watch over her, so now I will sleep much better knowing someone is there taking care of her.

Now that my "obligatory" stitching is over with, I can resume stitching on WIPs that have been crying for attention.  Where to start?  I really should set up some kind of rotation...but in the immortal words of Scarlett O'Hara..."Tomorrow is another day!"  Yes...I shall think about that tomorrow...after my next round of medical appointments are done.

I leave you with a sweet picture I took of my son when he was about 3 years old.  We had friends visit who had a grand daughter the same age as my son.  They were sitting sweetly after just having finished eating ice cream and I thought they looked so cute together.  As I rose my camera to take their picture, my son's little friend took us all by surprise!!  Now that they are both 18, it's been fun digging out older pictures of the kids and reminiscing.  My son is not amused.  LOL  I just love the look on his face!

Have a wonderful stitch-filled day!


Linda said...

Beautiful stitching DJ. That little Santa is amazing. Love the pic of your son. His expression is priceless.


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

LOL! The picture of your son is a riot! Beautiful stitching... and I'm so glad your Mom has someone staying with her. I'm sure that gives you much more peace!!

Mouse said...

oooo you have been busy with your needles ... lovely to see my RR its looking fabulous and can't wait for it to come home :)
well done on the wee ornaments and that photo is priceless ... bet he wouldn't complain now if some one did that love mouse xxxx

Meari said...

LOL... I LOVE that photo!

Your stitching looks wonderful. You have had that needle smokin'

Barb said...

Nice pieces. Great job on them. Cute picture of your son.

Astrids dragon said...

OOOh, K.I.S.S.I.N.G!!! That is a precious picture!

If you keep stitching snow/Christmas things, we may get more snow. Can you please stitch some sunshine and flip flops? JK - they are all lovely.

Mouse - what a beautiful RR!

maria teresa said...

sei bravissima, complimenti!!! e grazie per aver ricamato il mio schema Joy.
buona giornata
Maria Teresa (Bigmammy)