Monday, January 21, 2013

Stitching Update...I have been busy

So I have been pretty busy the past few days.  Just before Christmas, I made a list of all of the projects that I could easily start without purchasing new fabrics or threads.  Those are the projects I will focus on this year.  Happily, I chose a few easy ones to start with.  I finished this Lizzie Kate Spring Alphabet last week.  What a happy project!  The colors are so bright.  I really enjoyed stitching this one.  A while ago, I stitched the Winter Alphabet in this series and I have the Summer and Autumn in my list to work on this year.  

After finishing the Lizzie Kate piece, I picked up With Thy Needle and Threads February Word Play.  I love this series.  I have finished January, May, October, and November.  This year I hope to finish all the others and display them during the appropriate month.  These are really easy and fast stitches, so this one should be ready in time.  You can see that I have finished most of the words, it just the fun motifs to stitch now.

And finally, I am proud to show my progress on Stacy Nash's Christmas at Hollyberry Farm.  The house is finished, and what an accomplishment.  It is so lovely!  The left border is complete, so you can visualize the finished piece.  I need to add the little fence and a few more motifs, and of course finish the border.  But, after stitching that house, the remaining seems so easy.

Well, I am waiting for a cake to bake and then it is off to the lab today to clean fish tanks.  My older son, Patrick, has travelled to Washington, D.C., with a school group and will be attending the inauguration ceremony today.  He is having such a great time and I am so happy that he had this opportunity.  Honestly, though, I am a bit teary thinking that little guy is practically grown.  He is graduating this year, and I still see a 7-year old when I look at him.

Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!



Ranae said...

Great looking WIP's
I want to start hollyberry so bad but I just have so much going on. Inspire me, girl , lol

Carol said...

Congratulations on your cute LK finish!! And I like seeing the progress on Hollyberry Farm. I just received that chart for my birthday and absolutely love it!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish Jen. I have started 3 out of the 4 alphabets. I just love that series. Great progress on your other pieces.


Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! Look forward to seeing more of Hollyberry Farm. I love that design.