Monday, 19 January 2015

Another Mustard House

Happy Monday morning to you! Hope you had a good weekend. Mine was mostly filled with reading. I'm feeling the January blahs, that call to snuggle down with a blanket and read, and snooze, and read some more.

So, stitching smalls is a very good idea right now! Here's my latest ~



Yes, it's part of the Anne Wells sampler. I changed the colour placement slightly and added the heart. It's stitched on the 32 count linen that's recommended but I goofed up on the number of strands of floss used. The model was stitched 1 over 2 while I did 2 over 2. I didn't read the instructions! (I only read novels it seems - see below.)  I just love this minature Anne Wells! It's so quirky and sweet.

In case you are interested, a couple of good books I read the last two days were:

Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It's a novel narrated by Alice, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 50. 

The Magician's Lie by Greer MacAllister.  I would classify this as historical fiction and the magician is a woman.


Last, but not least, a big shout out to Barb - Congrats to the Seahawks for the big win! I heard it was an amazing turnaround 4th quarter for them yesterday! They are going to the Super Bowl, again!

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you taking time to leave me comments. I try to reply to every one but many have no-reply so this is my way to say thanks!  Have a great week!

27 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I've never seen this design Melissa, it's very unusual. I think we all have problems getting through January - it's such a grey month.

Beth said...

Love your new stitch. Charming and quirky and interesting. Thanks for the book ideas. I have added them to my Good Reads list.

Laura said...

Wowza! Love this design! Have never seen it before. It is positively delightful and your spin on it is fab!!!!! Fun!

This is the perfect time to nestle down with books! I wish I was in bed with a book right now! I am reading a novel called The Girl with all the Gifts... it is creepy but very very good!!!!

I read Still Alice...are you going to see the movie. It looks really good.

Robin said...

I really like the BOAF design you are working on, Melissa! Thanks for sharing the front of the chart with us; I wasn't familiar with this one.

Robin in Virginia

marly said...

Thanks for showing this sweet piece. Adding to my list of wants. Really different. I agree on the smalls while waiting out winter.

Vickie said...

Your version is real sweet!

Angela P said...

Lovely finish! Still Alice is one of my favorite reads from the past few years :)

Angela P said...

Lovely finish! Still Alice is one of my favorite reads from the past few years :)

Maggee said...

I sure do like the small version of this piece! Nicely done! I would not have known that it called for one over two. We stitch what and how we like! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Ok, why have I never seen this design before? I really like it! Of course. lol! I always love whatever you stitch. Thanks on the book recommendations. Now that DS is back to college, it's time to read more!

Barb said...

Thanks Melissa, It was a game for the record books! I do love the small sampler you are working on, the house is a great color. Also thanks for the book ideas. I wrote them both down. At my age though, I might have to skip the one on Alzheimer's!

Von said...

Melissa, we've had a couple days of sun!! And the temps were in the 50s - not bad for January. :D
Loved the Seahawks game yesterday, at least the last five minutes. But best of all was watching it with DS Kyle as he was home for the long weekend. And I even did a little stitching today! Nice to see your cute little projects and the books you've been cuddling up with.

CATHI said...

Your new stitching is wonderful so far! Love it!

Cathi

Marilyn said...

It looks good with more coverage.
I've never seen that one, it must be an older design.
It's cute!
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

You've been stitching away on a lovely design :) I love the changes you made & this is just a very sweet finish!

Carol said...

I'm another who has never seen that design, Melissa--it is just darling! Love that tiny heart you added--it is perfect :)

Still Alice broke my heart--as you can imagine... Early onset dementia is the worst. My dad's roommate at his dementia home had it and he was only in his mid-50s. I felt bad about dad, but seeing that man being visited him by his young wife was truly heartbreaking...

I just finished "The Invention of Wings"--loved it :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who isn't a big fan of January! I wish I could hibernate as well.

Lovely little small!

Hazel said...

That's a nice design. Very different to the usual. I like it! x

Catherine said...

So sweet!

Lois said...

What a sweet house! That BOAF chart is completely new to me and it's lovely. I must check out those books. That's another thing that has taken a back seat lately for me!

Frances N said...

I'm not familiar with that design, either, but it's very sweet and the little added heart finishes it off perfectly! So cute!

Linda said...

Love that design! I'm crazy about Birds of A Feather charts!
I've been going back and forth on reading The Magician's Lie. I'm leaning more towards it now! Two I'm reading that are really sucking me in - "The Girl on The Train" and "Her"...

Linda in VA

Joy said...

Love the mustard house! I read that book over 4 years ago when we finally realized my husband has dementia. It is a true insight. Now if we could educate the public on how to treat those with this disease.

barbara said...

Drat you for showing me a BOAF I've never seen before but instantly fell in love with!!

;)

Linda said...

It is lovely, Melissa. Warm greetings from Montreal. :)

Marie said...

I have never seen that BOAF design…really nice!

I read, and like, Still Alice. I am looking forward to seeing the movie.

Brigitte said...

Oh Melissa, what a great design you have stitched here. You have some rather rare BOAFs in your stash.

I have this Alice book on my to-be-read pile as well, a friend recommended it to me and now you - I think I have to put it on the top of my pile.