Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Jewels

Hello folks!

Where has the time gone?  Insanity seems to reign supreme in my little world.  I've amazed myself at how much stitching I've been able to achieve, but then they have been little projects here and there.

A little while back I posted something on Facebook about Pay It Forward.  

"Pay It Forward..." First 5 people to comment on this status with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point during the year - anything from a book, a ticket, something homemade, a postcard...
There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy. These five people must make the same offer on their Facebook status. Once my first five have commented "I'm in" I will forward this message to you privately, so that you can copy and paste it, and put it on your status, (don't share it) so that we can form a web of connection of kindness.
Let's do more nice and loving things in 2015, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other. Here's to a more enjoyable and friendly, and love filled year....Who's in? 

No one signed up...really??  LOL!!  In the past, especially during my cancer treatment, people were so generous, with threads, patterns, kits, cards, driving me here and there, meals, and the list goes on.  They all insisted they wouldn't take anything in return, so...with that in mind, I decided I would  pick 5 people and gift them with something, and I'm not even going to ask them to pay it forward...and for those I do pick, please...I really don't want anything in return, and you can just pay it forward!  

My first one is to Gillie.  Her birthday was last week, and I hoped to finish it in time...well I DID finish stitching it, but haven't had it framed yet.  Pictures to follow after she has it in her hand...hopefully soon!

I have tried in the past to stitch two Christmas/Winter pieces a month...and so here are the two I've finished this month.  Both of these patterns were gifts from friends.

A Little Christmas by Lizzie Kate 

A Little Snow by Lizzie Kate

I've also challenged myself to stitch the "My Garden Journal" and hope to finish each month during the month.  I finished stitching January's Snowdrop today!  Whew, just barely squeaked in!  It was stitched on 28 count Lambswool over one!  Thanks Astrid, for lending them to me!

I'm participating in another Friendly Stitcher's Round Robin.  This past week I stitched on Mouse's.  Ironically I stitched the M, with a little mouse peeking around the pumpkin....on her birthday!  I'll have it in the mail soon, Gillie, I'll let you know when!  Starting tomorrow, I'll have to get back to stitching on my "Get it Done" pieces!!

I had a wonderful surprise in the mail last week!  Mouse sent back some patterns I let her borrow.  In the package were a couple little gifts...this lovely purple fabric (my favorite color!!) and a kit to make an Alphabet Scissor Stand & Needleroll!  What a lovely surprise!  It even includes the scissors and the wooden spool!  Thanks ever so much, Dear Mouse!!  I will have to make these for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL!

Off to get threads together for Feburary's Garden Cottage pattern, and see what I want to stitch for the Super Bowl party I'm attending tomorrow.  But first, I'm meeting some fellow stitchers for a Super Bowl Sale at my LNS.  So much to little time!  Have a great weekend!



Linda said...

Congrats on all the adorable finishes DJ. I really love those Lizzie Kate ones. The SAL piece is so cute. Who is the designer?
Have fun shopping.


Gillie said...

A lovely treat to look look forward to! Love that snow LK one!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such beautiful stitching and gifties! It is so sweet of you to brighten people's day like that!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I agree January has flown by - lovely stitching and a lovely thought, although I don't want to be counted thanks.

Denise SA said...

Beautiful stitching
Love the way you have decided to make the world nicer

Mouse said...

well we have good taste you and I as I have both of the ones you have finished to do at least I have stitched the January piece heheheh ... and awwwwww my RR is looking adorable :) and enjoy your goodies you deserve them :) love mouse xxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great stitching this month. The Christmas pieces are lovely but I really adore the January design. I have liked this series whenever I have seen it but over one it just tips me into gasps of joy!!