Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Old and The New

Last year I posted pictures of an old sampler that I'd purchased. It was glued onto a piece of matboard. I took it to my framer and we discussed what to do with it. She managed to remove it from the matboard and suggested it be sewn onto a piece of fabric and then framed. I picked out a frame and she did the rest! Didn't she do a wonderful job?!

Please excuse the glare from the glass. I took a couple of close-up pictures too.

My LNS has started a monthly Sampler Club. I picked out a design by Stacy Nash called Tribute to Summer Sampler. It's not a typical SN design and I think I was drawn to it because it reminds me of Blackbird Designs! At any rate, the fabric is on order so I will have to wait awhile to start it. So in the meantime, another sampler caught my eye.... The Blue Tulip Sampler by Beehive Needleworks. Here it is with my small start. I'm using DMC flosses and the fabric is called Smokey White.

Right now I'm still stitching on The North Wind, my Jan 1st project.

Happy Stitching until next time! :-)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My First 2012 Finish!

HI, I hope everyone's New Year is going well. Mine is altho I am wishing for a bit of snow, not the cold weather that comes with it!

Anyway, I wanted to do a short post with the picture of my first finish of 2012!

I stitched some snow so that's going to have to do for now!

Here's LHN's Winter Band Sampler!

Have a great week,
Sharyn :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good-Bye, 2011! Hello, 2012!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve! Before we look forward to a brand new year, I thought I'd share some pictures of last year, namely the past 2 weeks. The first picture is of the ornament that I stitched for my stitch group exchange. I was in a Quaker stitching kind of mood since I had just finished Quaker Christmas. I found this ornament in the 2010 JCS Ornament Magazine and it's by Legacy Designs.
Here's the ornament I received from the exchange from my friend Janet. I believe it's designed by PS.
I really enjoyed looking at our tree this year. We have an artificial tree, but for some reason the ornaments looked particularly good on it. It was fun to gaze at them all.
Here also is the stand we use for our grandchildren's Christmas stockings!
The grandchildren were waiting patiently in front of the tree before we started opening presents!
The weather was so mild on Christmas Day that the grandkids played outside! Last Thurs they all came with their scooters and had a ball riding on our driveway and curved walk.
Our Addie started playing the violin this year and her homework over the break was to perform a concert. She's doing quite well and we enjoyed hearing her play.
Lastly, I want to add my Jan 1st projects.... The North Wind by LHN and Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs.
I'll close wishing you all best wishes for a happy, healthy year full of many blessings!