Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ornament Finish

After all that has been happening here lately, I really *needed* to get back to stitching. Stitching helps take away the stresses of the day. However, I found myself not wanting to work on any of my WiPs. I even tried to start something new to no avail. I finally pulled out this ornament kit and got to work. It's from Needlemagic and titled "Lollipop" in case you are wondering. I can't even tell you how long I have had the kit stored away for a rainy day. I'm hoping that with the Stitching Olympics on the Wagon BB that I can get back into the swing of things. I also have my cousin's quilts to finish. I just haven't been able to make myself look at the quilts much less work on them. I'm just about finished with one so it's not as bad as it sounds.

So here's hoping that some more Happy Dance photos will start appearing here soon!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Good-bye Lucy.....

My sweet little baby niece, Lucy, has passed away. She had gotten a cold and the congestion caused her to quit breathing several times. She then developed pneumonia and one of her lungs collapsed. Her heart just was not strong enough to handle everything that was going on. Your thoughts and prayers for the Emmett's and Turner's are greatly appreciated.

Lucy Mae Emmett
12/13/09 - 1/10/10

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Official Finished Project of 2010

Here is my first finish for this year! It is Letter "R" by Nora Corbett from her series Letters From Nora. She is stitched on Spring Meadow-Painted 28 ct. Monaco from Enchanted Fabrics. The photo seems very washed out compared to real life but the fabric is green and purple. I can't wait to get her framed and on the wall!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Last project of 2009

I stitched this up just in under the wire. Well, ok, I may have put in the last few stitches into it in 2010 but it was just a couple. Anyway, I didn't get or make a Christmas ornament for 2009 so I went ahead and whipped this one up at the last minute. This design is Snowflakes and Squares from The New Anchor Book of Hardanger Embroidery Stitches. I used DMC Varriations 4240 #5. I think it turned out pretty cute.