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


gracie said...

Great stitching...

~*Shar*~ said...

I love Paula Vaughn; I use to collect all her patterns; uggg all the Great job..

Hugs, Shar

Catherine said...

Great projects!

Nicola said...

Gosh you have been busy. Beautiful stitching. Well done on finishing such an old WIP.

Pleased to hear that you are making a good recovery.

Mouse said...

cooo you have been busy hehehe and well done on getting out that ufo .. it looks lovely and as you say it will add character if they don't come out :) love mouse xxxxx

Alissa said...

I just love your work. So glad that you're making a recovery and that we'll be seeing more of your stitching!

Penny said...

You sure have been busy and plenty of lovely stitching to show for it!
The Paula Vaughan piece is so pretty.
Hope you continue to make a good recovery and are feeling better soon! :)

Siobhán said...

Wow, great stitching and finishes, Heather! I'm glad to hear that you're feelling better--hope the recovery continues to go well!

Sally said...
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Sally said...

Fantastic stitching Heather.

Glad to hear that you're making a good recovery.

Carol said...

So good to hear that you're recovery is going well, Heather :)

Beautiful pieces--that Winter's Song is one of my favorites, too. I really need to stitch one again for myself--have given the others away as gifts...