Monday, November 30, 2009

Gift from Michele!

I received a package from Michele while I was away.  Nov/Dec is my month for the year long ornament exchange we are doing.  I love the ornament she stitched for me.  It's Blue Ribbon Designs "Peace."  She also included some great goodies like this tin...




Thank you again Michele! I love it all! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler

I decided to start this sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler Saturday night.  I needed a break from my two huge wips!  I'm loving it so far...

40 ct. Maple Sugar Lakeside Linen, GAST (1 over 2)

We're getting ready to go down to Florida for Thanksgiving, so it will probably be a week before I post again.  I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

CaHRH Block Nine Finished!

I got block #9 finished today while at Amy's.  We had so much fun chatting and stitching!  I can't wait to go back in December. :)

CaHRH Block Nine Finished!

CaHRH as of 11/21/09

I also got a little bit of stash while at Amy's....

Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler

I got "Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler" and some of the threads I was needing for it.  I just love this sampler.  The fabric that I'm thinking of using is 40 ct. Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens.  Well, dh is needing the computer.  Write soon! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

More Block 9 Progress

I got a little bit more stitched on block 9.


I actually had to frog the little wreath because I didn't even notice that there was yellow in it until after the fact.  I don't know how I completely overlooked the little "m" symbol.

Michele let me know that she received her ornament today.  I stitched Little House Needleworks "Baking" for her.

Ornament for Michele

I used 40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens using the Crescent Colours threads that came in the thread pack.

Tomorrow I'm going to Amy's for a much needed break.  We plan to stitch the day away!  I'm so looking forward to it!  Write soon! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CaHRH Block 9 Progress

I finally finished the bottom row.  I got all of the black filled in on block 11 and finished the pine needles on block 10.  Well, I'm not quite finished - I still have to do the french knots on the flag on 11, but I'll get to that later.


I got a lot of the church stitched yesterday.  Unfortunately I had to frog it a couple times, but finally got back on track.


Well, nothing going on here... just waiting for my boys to get home from school.  Write soon! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Progress and a Prize!

I was able to get a little bit of stitching done on CaHRH since my last post.  I finished the red bird on block 10, got a little bit more filled in on block 11, and got a small start on block 9.


I also got a package in the mail from Jolene today.  I won one of her very generous giveaways.


Little House Needleworks "Mayflower Landing" and threads.  I just love this pattern.  I was so excited to receive it from her.  Thank you again Jolene!!

Write soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Block 10 and 11 Progress

I have been working on CaHRH some this week.   I had to go to the dentist on Monday, so it's slowed me down some.  I've been working on block 10 and 11 simultaneously.  I work on the regular stitching on 10 for a little bit and then do some filling in on 11.  It's keeping me from losing my mind! :)

CaHRH blocks 10 and 11

CaHRH progress as of 11/11/09

My dad and his wife are coming tomorrow, so we have a busy weekend ahead of us.  Hopefully, I'll still be able to get some stitching in though! :)  Write soon!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

CaHRH Block 11 Progress

I have been working on block 11 over the past couple of days.  I have all the regular stitching done, now I'm just working on filling in with the black.

CaHRH Block 11 Progress

CaHRH Progress

I also got the border for block 10 finished and pulled the threads for it.  I just love the colors in that block, especially the reds.  Well, nothing going on here.  Just hanging out with the kids and stitching today! :)  Write soon!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

CaHRH Block 12 Finished!

I got block #12 finished last night.  I was going to personalize it (put my name instead of Mary Crow), but I liked the idea of it looking like an old fashioned sampler, so I left it.

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow Block 12
40 ct. Vintage Examplar, NPI silks.

Here are the threads for block #11...

Threads for CaHRH block 11

This block will take me much longer because it's solid stitching.  It's one of my favorite blocks though - I love the ship.

Well, I also got a little bit more birthday stash yesterday (it's the never ending birthday - LOL).  I couldn't resist getting a couple new Christmas things from Down Sunshine Lane, especially since Amy offers a birthday discount!

LHN Poinsettia House
Little House Needleworks "Poinsettia House"

Shepherd's Bush Holly & Ivy
Shepherd's Bush "Holly and Ivy" kit 

I'm not sure when I'll get to these, but I think they're so pretty.  I love the colors in both designs.  Thank you all for the birthday wishes.  They meant so much to me!!  Write soon! :)

Sunday, November 01, 2009

PL Progress and a New Start!

Paradise Lost as of 10/31/09

Paradise Lost

I got the funky red and green bird stitched along with some leaves and pears on the middle tree.  Oh, and the teeny, tiny bird on the leaf.  It's over one.  I was going to do a full stitch, but it wasn't looking right, so I decided to just do a half stitch.  

For my birthday, which is today, I decided to start "Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow."  I'm loving it already and I only have three sides of a border stitched.  I'm using NPI silks and 40 ct. Vintage Examplar. 

 Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow start

I also got a little bit of stash in the mail yesterday for my birthday.  I got some 40 ct. Days Gone By and "Not Forgotten Sampler" by Chessie and Me.  The chart calls for Gentle Arts Simply Wool on 32 ct., but I thought I would just go with regular Sampler Threads on 40 ct.

Not Forgetten Sampler

Well, after I do a little laundry, I plan to stitch the day away! Write later!