Monday, April 29, 2013

Another JBW finish

Hello everyone!
Oh my - time is flying by. I meant to post last week...bur life got in the way.
Then this past weekend we took advantage of the nice weather and spent most of our days cleaning up the gardens and lawn. Amazing how many tree branches and limbs were down.

Here is my finish for the week:
© 2009 JBW Designs
Fence Tree from Christmas Tree Collection IV
Fabric: 28ct Fairy Dust
Threads: WDW
Mill Hill Beads

Stitch Count: 30 x 36, 2 over 2

 Don't you just love the cardinal at the bottom of the tree? Well- look who visited this week. Our cardinals are back...and yesterday we saw a few goldfinches.

Still waiting for the hummingbirds to come. It's still a bit too cold for them. We usually don't see them until the 2nd week in May - but I heard they are early this year.

I've been stitching away on my exchange piece. I had started in early April before I got my partner's info, but once I did, I decided on something else that was more suitable. It took a week to get my fabric and a few missing  threads so I've been stitching away (since April 19th) trying to complete my project as it has to be mailed out by the 8th of May. I still have about 600 stitches still to complete...

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another Christmas Ornament

Hello Everyone.
Welcome new followers!
This week's Christmas finish was in the 2010 Christmas Ornament Preview Issue (July/August 2010) of Just Cross Stitch Magazine.
Season of Love © Nikki Leeman of Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32 ct vintage buttercream Lakeside Linens
Threads: DMC, WDW, GAST
Stitch Count: 66 x 67, 2 over 2
I found these cute felt buttons for the top two corners.

I took this picture on a nice day earlier this week before the snow / ice mix and before today's sleet showers.

The grackles have returned along with the pine siskins and juncos. Hope to have pics of these feathered friends soon.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Christmas finishes already?

Hello everyone,

Spring is slowly arriving - the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and we have been making plans for our big project this year. Enough time has passed since my FIL has passed away, so this year we are planning to convert his bedroom into a den for DH. Hopefully we will get started in the new few weeks as the weather improves. There is so much to be done- add shelves to the closet for storage, remove carpet floor and replace with a hardwood floor, paint walls and ceiling, install wainscoting, change lighting fixture, replace the 2 windows, and make some floor to ceiling bookcases for him. This is after we completely clear out the room.

Our other big project is to replace our living room tv system that died just before Christmas.

This month I think I'll be sharing with you some Christmas ornaments that I have finally finished. Some have been in my finishing basket for quite awhile - I just did not have enough time to finish them - until now. I think I'll share one each week since this month I'll be working on an exchange. I also hope to continue to work on one of my HAED's.

Sweet Nothings / "French Country Ornaments II - The Reindeer Collection"
© 2011 Designed by Judy Whitman (JBW Designs)
Fabric:28 ct R&R French Vanilla
Threads: Crescent Colors
Stitch Count: 26 x 27, 2 over 2

Have a wonderful day!