It’s a mostly cloudy day that is thinking hard about rain. I love how yellow looks in my kitchen on days like this.
PS – my favorite (yellow) bird watching photo from Mother’s Day… this goldfinch is trying to hide.
I love these new designs from Cross Eyed Cricket! You may remember that I stitched up the their oldie Alphabet design ages (and ages) ago. I also have the ‘Hello’ from that pattern on my front door.
The new designs are sweet and colorful and yes I’m thinking about another alphabet on my wall.
I’ve added these to the webshop and there’s a great deal on the set. Even the old Alphabet chart is still available.
I planted a few flowers today, thought you’d like these!
Where did January go? It really flew right by. This past week was blur. Lots of sewing, a little stitching, we celebrated my birthday with Chinese food and Girl Scout cookies. I finally did get the Christmas decorations put away (last night) and I even have a little cross stitch finish (Patriot Inn) to share. Not sure where I’ll squeeze it in, I need to re-think this wall.
I think Liberty Hill Inn may be my next project.
I’m telling myself it was a really short weekend. It really did seem to fly by. I had vowed to get the Christmas decorations put away, I didn’t. They are staring me in the face as I take a moment to write this post. I keep saying as soon as I finish……’fill in the blank’ I will get those put away, I just never seem to get everything finished.
A few things from this past week, I moved a couch into my sewing room, it’s Amber’s old couch, she just got a new one at Ikea, it’s purple. This little red couch works nicely for Jerry hanging out in the evening while I sew, and Ethan doing school work while I sew, and Jane just looking pretty while I sew. Can you guess what I never seem to be finished with? During the short breaks I took from sewing I added a few rows to some of my knitting projects, I think I must finish one of these before I start anything else!
I also enjoyed some gumdrops this weekend, I’ve been craving them since Friday and finally found some at the store on Sunday. Also on Sunday we took a short mountain drive and got our 2013 Rocky Pass. That was a nice break from sewing. I started sewing at 5:30 am today, I did have a camera break at sunrise to take a few pictures to share.
Hope you have a wonderful week, I will be in the sewing room – so glad I can’t see the Christmas decorations from there!
I’m pleased to report a stitching finish. I even have it hanging on the wall but that may be temporary. It’s a bit crooked in the frame and I think the frame needs a shine on the finish but here it is on my wall for now. I made a few design additions to make it rectangular for the space I wanted to fill. It’s such a sweet pattern, I love the colors and the pineapples are wonderful.
I love the color of this house so much that I’m having a web special…I actually have so much GAST Chamomile in stock that I’m happy to include it free with the purchase of this pattern (Colonial Welcome from Little House Needleworks) while my excessive supply lasts…and it really is a great color. Here is a link to the webpage.
Enjoying some lovely Spring like weather lately and it looks like more of the same for the next 10 days, rain or even snow would be quite welcome or we will have serious water shortages this summer. I know many in the Eastern US are freezing today, hoping everyone is able to keep warm and stay at home if possible.
Oh yes, Jane says hello!
PS – the new Impie, Hattie & Bea product will be added to the webshop Thursday night, please feel free to email your reservation in the meantime. Other designs pictured here – Nature’s Beauty, Mr. Darcy, Flowers for You.
A few updates to share…
I’ve made further progress on Heaven and Nature Sing! I put this under the tree to take a picture by ‘tree light’ and Miss Nosey Jane had to check it out, I think this will be a pillow although I’m not sure about packing it away with the other decorations at this point. I don’t think a pillow this size would do well in a bin for a year in the garage. We shall see. I’ve also updated the tree a bit with some new acorn ornaments – so cute, and I did a bit of baking.
I have added the Winter Thread Pals to the webshop. It also comes as a kit, these are quite limited in number. The fabric is so pretty, I’m happy I was able make these again.
Yzma stopped by for a snoop as well!
I can’t believe 2012 is so close to being over!
I’ve made some progress on Stitcher’s Heart/Gentle Stitches. I’m stitching this on 32 Vintage Buttercream from Lakeside Linens which I’ve had for ages, I’m trying to use up little odds and ends of things here, still too much stuff!
I finished up this throw for the living room. This is 3 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick in the color Relsih. I used size 17 cirular needles and cast on 59. The stitch pattern is called seeded rib. It is a wonderful warm cover when it gets chilly in the evenings and I do love the color. I started this 12 days before I finished it but I didn’t work on it every day – it really is ‘quick’ yarn.
I meant to get out my tripod last night and take a good picture of the tree but this poor hand-held photo (of the tree and the messy family room) will have to do. I still have quite a few things to add to the tree, maybe I’ll get out the tripod when I’m done. These days as soon as 9 o’clock rolls around I’m ready for bed!!
AND THE WINNER IS….
Thank you to all who took time to enter the drawing and for your kind words about the things I make at Impie, Hattie & Bea! The winner of the Hoop Keep is Ellen! Please email me Ellen so that I can pop your prize in the mail!!
I am pleased to say that after much muttering and frustration I was able to get through a very tiny website update for the Red Hoop Keeps from Impie, Hattie & Bea. I do apologize if the site is giving you troubles, all part of why we are (still) working on moving the site. I would be happy to set up orders via email, which may be easier for everybody, the new site is getting closer to being ready it is just taking much longer than planned thanks to my old host.
Thanksgiving is really almost here! I am almost ready. This morning I’ve been doing some kitchen reorganizing. I’ve moved all my extra serving dishes to a handier spot and refilled the canisters which are now back on the counter top. I’m also clearing extra work space. Amber will be the master chef, I’m just the help.
Crafty wise, I’ve started a new throw for the living room that probably won’t be done by Thanksgiving no matter how much I would like it to be and I’ve even done a teeny bit of stitching!
Now for the Giveaway!!! I will be giving away a FREE Hoop Keep, you may choose Red or Pink. Please leave your name in the comments section of this post to be entered. I will draw a winner on Wednesday, November 21st.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PS – here is a little sneak peak of the new Webshop!!