Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Finish of 2010

The nice thing about being snowed in is lots of time to stitch! During blizzard #1, I finished Bent Creek's Snowman Stocking in pink. This one is for daughter #2. If you remember, I finished #1 in purple last year. I've been looking at fabric online so I can finish finish these, but I think I'm going to wait until I have all four complete and then sew them all at once. I started stocking #3 - Bent Creek's Christmas Eve - during blizzard #2 and it's progressing quite nicely.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

1st Year Scrapbook

Even though it's not very sunny with 2 feet of snow on the ground and still falling, there seems to be enough reflected light to try and get some pictures of the scrapbook pages I made last weekend. I finished 38 pages - a new record for me - out of the 42 I needed to complete the album of Little H's first year. There is a page for each month, plus the major holidays and events of the first year. I only have 3 Christmas pages and a "firsts" page left to complete. Here are a few of my favorites.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Ready for the Snow

The flakes just started falling here and I'm ready to stay in the house all weekend and stitch. I went to my LNS this morning for their Super Bowl weekend sale. I had planned to go on Sunday, but we may still be digging out then, so I thought I would go today.

I got everything pictured here for a mere $37. The two Praiseworthy Stitches charts and the Hands to Work chart were only $2 each and the Bent Creek (Gobble and Blackbird Sampler) and Raise the Roof designs were only $1 each! "Kringle's Tree Farm" has been on my wish list since I first saw it, so I can't believe it was only $2. I needed fabric for two different raven projects - 28 ct. Forget-Me-Not blue jobelan for "Two Familiars" by the Cricket Collection and 28 ct. Country French Linen for "The Raven" by Lavender Wings, plus some miscellaneous DMC. The set of Trail Creek Farm seasons designs were freebies, along with the Mill Hill blackbird button.

School is getting out about an hour earlier, so once I get Big H off the bus at 2:30, we'll be tucked inside the house for the weekend.