Tuesday, February 19, 2013

So, we are in the third week of February already!  The days are flying by.  February is a busy birthday month for our family.  Two of my nephews (Tyler and Leif) turned 4 this month.  My son, Patrick, turned 18 (I am not taking that very well, by the way), and I got a year older.  So we have had birthday cake every weekend so far and will have another one this Sunday at our weekly family dinner on the farm.

I have also made some great progress in my stitching.  This weekend, I completed two of the three projects in my rotation.  First, I finished Plum Street Samplers Maxim and Zoya.  I have developed a thing for peacocks these past few years, and this pair was just too cute.  I will finish this as the top of a wooden box.  I need to pick up just the right shade of peacock blue, but can't wait to work on that one. Yesterday, I finished Chessie & Me's Scarlet's Summer House Sampler.  I absolutely loved stitching this one, even with the over-one alphabet.  It is so cute. I think I will finish this on a wooden plaque, similar to the suggestion in the pattern.

My new rotation includes a Jeannette Douglas piece.  I love her samplers and have completed two (Pomegranate and Pears and Pineapple).  Over the past few years I have collected several more, including the thread packs.  So today I will start the Vintage Stitches sampler.  I am really excited about that one because of all the beautiful purples and greens.  In addition, I am continuing to work on the Tournicoton piece, which is more time consuming than I had expected, and With Thy Needle and Threads' March Word Play.

I hope everyone has a great week!


Monday, February 04, 2013

It's February!!

Wow!  It's already the second month of 2013.  I love February.  First, my birthday is in February.  Also, my first son was born in February.  And, because we live so close to New Orleans, we have Mardi Gras holiday in February.  Plus, who can forget Valentine's Day!  So, it is just a great month!  Well, this February 1st, I finished Stacy Nash Primitive's Christmas at Hollyberry Farms.  Isn't it beautiful!! I am so happy with this finish and can't wait to have it framed.  This was a lot of work, but oh so worth it.

 Now, I am stitching on some smaller projects.  First up is Tournicoton Allons compter violettes.  I love violets.  One of my very first memories after moving to Mississippi in 1976 was picking wild violets on the hillside behind our home with my younger brother and mother.  I am happy to say that we will be building a new home on the same property this year.  I can't wait to walk around in my back yard and pick these same flowers again with my kids, nephews and niece.   Love that family tradition.

I am also working on Chessie and Me's Scarlet's Summer Sampler.  This is so cute.  I worked on it some yesterday and really like stitching this one.

And finally, I am working on Plum Street Samplers' Maxim & Zoya.  I started this last year and got distracted with other projects.  I love the birds, so I can't wait to finish this one.

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Things are always busy around the Regan house, but February is especially crazy.  We have lots of birthdays to celebrate plus my husband just informed me today that I am going with him on a short trip to New Orleans later in the month.  That should be fun.