Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy ValentinesDay!

I hope y'all are having a happy day! I love Valentine's day. I love to show my family how much I love them and I love all the pink and the hearts! ;O)

I have been working on this for a few days. I finished it a little while ago and made it into a little pillow. The heart fabric it is sitting on is what I used for finishing it. I used part of the Sew in Love chart from I-stitch. I skipped the alphabet and replaced the year with H hearts S, for me and my sweetie. I stitched it on 28ct white even weave with DMC Variations #4180. It was a fun stitch and this is the second time I have stitched it. The last time I made it for a friend. I have also been stitching on CCN's March Cottage and I am about half way done.

Heather loves Steve! ;o)

This is it's home for the rest of the month until it will get packed up until next year. ;o)

Happy stitching!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lots of stitching......EDITED

February cottage by CCN.

Welcome February!! February is my favourite month. Probably because it contains two of my most favourite holidays. Valentine's day and my birthday! LOL!! ;o) I have been enjoying stitching lots of pink. ;o)

I wanted to thank you all for all of your kind wishes for my recent surgery and recovery. They have meant a lot to me!! I am recovering slowly but surely. It has meant for a LOT of stitching time! And more to come. I still have 3-5 more weeks of this resting! I am pretty sure I will be ready for a padded cell by the time this is all over! ;o)

I have been able to finish my January cottage, stitch my February one, stitch my Christmas ornament for January, stitch Rejoice in Winter's Song and finish my oldest UFO! Makes me tired just writing about it! ;o)
Here is a picture of February cottage and where my cottages will live each month. ;o)

This was my oldest UFO! I started it at least 12 years ago, but I think more like 13-14. It is Tea, Roses and Romance by Paula Vaughan. It is stitched on 22ct cream Aida in DMC. I would have ironed it but there is some stains that I didn't want to heat set. I am hoping they will come out when I soak it! If not, I guess they will add to the character of it! ;o) When I originally picked it back up two weeks ago, I was just going to work on it a little here and there, but I became obsessed with it! LOL! I am sooooo glad it is done. It has sooooo much back stitching. When I picked it back up I realized there was a slight error. It would have been major frogging and I decided I would rather just fudge it a little and I am soo happy with the results. I will be sure and show you when it is framed.

EDITED to add a picture of what it looked liked when I picked it back up. ;o)

The chart for Tea, Roses and Romance was a little used and stained! In some places along the crease I had to really guess! ;o)

Here is my ornament for January. It is from a JCS ornament issue. I am not sure which one and I can't bend over yet so I can't dig through my pile to find it. I will soon and edit this post. The designer named it Walt the Malt but I call it Mr. Mocha J. Frappacinno. It is for my coffee loving daughter! ;o) As soon as I am well enough to dig around in my fabric cupboard I will finish it and show y'all! ;o)I have always loved this piece. I have stitched it once as a gift for a friend. I will have to find that picture and share. I am trying to decide how I want to finish this one. ;o) It is by Plum Pudding Needleart and stitched on mystery 28ct cream fabric. With various threads. If someone wants to know exactly you can always email! ;o)

And last, but definitely not least is my lovely January Cottage by CCN. This is stitched on 28ct Lambswool Linen with the suggested threads. It will be already for next January! ;o)

Well my body is saying it is time to head back to the recliner! ;o) I hope my European friends are staying warm!!!

Happy stitching!

Love, Heather