Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another Perfect Sunday

Today was our monthly Sunday "stitch-in" at the Inspired Needle. Many friends were there, including three of my fellow bloggers. Pictured seated below are Karin from A Stitching ExPat Life, Brenda from Brenda's Stitching Corner and Laura from Maude and Mozart! We all had a great time stitching, laughing, and of course buying more stash!!!

Brenda and I are already thinking Halloween. We both bought R&R's 30 count Butternut Fabric with the idea of using it for future Halloween ornaments. I'm also using it for two projects from the Blackbird Designs Trix or Treat booklet. The design names are Trix or Treat and All Dressed Up.

Such a fun day!  BTW, today we celebrated Cathy's birthday. She's the owner of Inspired Needle. Happy Birthday Cathy!!!! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Christmas in July

First, I’d like to thank everyone for your kind words and encouragement for my first blog post. I was truly overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised.  

As in most parts of our country, it is extremely warm here. So, you can imagine my surprise when the UPS driver dropped off a brand new Christmas tree the other day. Seems my husband ordered one from QVC. Lest you think he’s Mr. Christmas, there was a method to his madness! He hates putting up the tree each year so when he happened to see this new tree that sets up in less than a minute, he was sold! That got me thinking about ornaments!  I got out all the ornaments that I made last year so I could share the finishes with you.  It was so much fun unwrapping them all. Almost like little presents themselves.  You may recognize these as the Little House Needleworks 2010 ornament collection. There are also two ornaments featured on the cover of last year’s Just Cross Stitch Special Christmas Issue.

I met my friend Brenda from Brenda’s Stitch Corner at Inspired Needle today!  We had so much fun choosing fabric for this year’s crop of ornaments. 
Look what Cathy got in:

I’m stitching Christmas Welcome on 35 count Light Cappuccino from R&R Reproductions with the called for DMC threads. Love this pattern!!! Ran out of time today, but will pick up fabric for Sweet Liberty and Partridge in a Pear Tree next time (oops! No picture of Partridge in a Pear Tree).

Finally, Brenda is the sweetest person. Look what she gifted me with today!

Until next time, I’ll be keeping cool indoors stitching this year’s ornaments to fill up my new tree!

Linda C.