Christmas · Cross-Stitch · hardanger · SBQ · Victoria Sampler · WIP

SBQ 23 Jan 08

Have you had a happy dance yet this year? If so, tell us about it! (Or
just point to the entry that mentions it.) If not, when do you predict
it will be?

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I haven’t had an HD this year so far, but I’m anticipating one within the next month.  I’ve been working on Heirloom Christmas Sampler and right now I am doing the cutting on the bottom hardanger row.  Cutting is going well, no mistakes so far.  It’s my second hardanger piece.  I did Heirloom Wedding over a year ago and did have a couple of cutting mistakes.  This time, however, I have my head around where to cut and why.  Makes a big difference.  I don’t think that I have to worry about any picots this time around 🙂

Chatelaine · Christmas · Cross-Stitch · Martina Webber · WIP

Christmas Mystery V

Nothing like coming home to find goodies in the mail.  I got my fibre pack from European Crossstich Company today.  I wasn’t expecting it until the end of the month.  I’m going to start Christmas Mystery V tonight.  I’ll pick Heirloom Christmas Sampler back up on Friday night and probably keep working on it for the whole weekend.  Here is a picture of the floss toss for CMV:

I did look through my fabric stash to see if I was still set on Precious Metals and I am. 

Christmas · Cross-Stitch · EAC · HAED · Heaven and Earth Designs · SBQ · WIP

What’s up for January?

My family and I had a nice holiday.  I had the week between Christmas and New Year’s off and I went to visit family on Prince Edward Island.  I had bought their presents while at work and put them in my desk.  Out of site, out of mind.  Literally.  I totally forgot the presents in the office and couldn’t get back in before I left for the Island.  Oh well.  I stayed with my cousin/best friend and she lives in the bottom half of a duplex that my Uncle (her dad) lives in upstairs.  So there were cousins upstairs too.  I really enojoyed myself and spending time with them.  We played board games and hung out, it was fun.  I didn’t put one stitch into anything while I was away.  Not to say I didn’t buy any stash;)  I got floss for Father Christmas with Toys.  I got needles and a needle threader.  I also got the perle cotton for the casalguidi. 

Since I got home I’ve been working on Father Christmas with Toys.  Here is an updated picture:


Stitching Blog Questions (SBQ):

Are you starting something new to celebrate the New Year or
participating in “Guilt Free January?” If so, what are you planning on

I think that January is going to be a “freebie” month.  No planned stitching for me.  I’ll just stitch what I am in the mood for.  I have some starts planned for the end of the month.  Christmas Mystery V and a Casalguidi piece.  I will probably finish Heirloom Christmas Sampler, I got the soie perlee that I ordered.  The Town Clock Stitchers January meeting is the last Tuesday of the month.