Monday, 23 February 2015

Start on Mr Goosy Santa

Hello dear peeps! It's a beautiful sunny morning here so I am already charged up with rays of peppiness!

I started on my second Santa for the SAL.
In case you are wondering, it's from the Kris Kringle booklet again and it's the one holding the Canada Goose.  Since I am from Canada I had to stitch him!

Other than my SAL, I am not stitching much else these days as I am back to my dressmaking spell. If you are interested, my sewing blog is A Closet full of Posies.

 I do have a couple more photos of my February shelf to show you.

So, the Nashville Needlework Market is happening next weekend. Have you seen the sneak peeks? What's on your list?  I am trying to not look too hard right now. No doubt I will get caught in the frenzy (at least some) when more and more new designs are revealed. There does seem to an awful lot of goodness showing already in those sneak peeks!

Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to my new followers as well! Have a great week!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Meet Mr Red Sweater Santa

Good Monday morning to you all! I'm happy as there's sunshine outside and there was sunshine yesterday too! What a mood lifter. Now onto meeting Mr Handsome Sweater Man.

That's my first PS Santa of the year! I just love stitching Prairie Schooler again.  Right now I am stitching from the Kris Kringle booklet.  I think I may stitch three from this booklet then maybe move onto something else. We shall see!

Since I seem to be leaning towards stitching smalls these days, I needed to add some small designs to my stash. Here's my recent stash acquisition which, sadly, took over a month to get to me from the USA!
In particular I have wanted to stitch "Wintertime" for quite awhile so I am thrilled that it's finally here. For some reason I guess I have Christmas on my mind!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Prairie Schooler Santa SAL progress

Hiya.  So we are a couple of Sundays into our PS Santa SAL.  I had a slow start last Sunday.
Today, I made a lot more progress! 
I realized today I made a boo-boo with the DMC colour for the reindeer/trees part of the santa. I used Ecru instead of 738! Ecru was supposed to be used for the hair and beard! Oh well. I wasn't going to frog so I just used white on the hair and beard. It will have to do!

I am really enjoying stitching Prairie Schooler again!

Here's a peek at my Valentine shelf. 
That's me for another short&sweet post!  Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are all doing well and if you are caught in the deep winter freeze, I hope you are able to keep warm and stitch!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

A little hiccup and some stitching

Hi peeps! I hope you are keeping well. I know it's been freezing in many parts of this continent so I can't complain about the rain that just resumed this morning. (What would we talk about if not for the weather?)

After my last post, I must've been hit with some virus (that's the little hiccup) although it didn't seem to be the flu or a cold. I was just extremely tired and had an upset stomach. I suppose I am thankful it wasn't anything worse but it really threw me for over a week!

I have a couple of smalls to show you today, both are from Homespun Elegance.
Shamrock Bunny
With Shamrock Bunny I either bought the chart without the carrot button or I lost the button, so I just stitched in a carrot. 
Sewing Bird
 I had stitched the Sewing Bird last year and finished it as well. You can see it here. I gave it away to Ann when she had admired it, so now I stitch another for me.

I love smalls!

Here are my two furry pals. Daisy seems to like to sit on my lap when I am watching the news in the evenings these days!
Mr Julius loves to help fold the laundry! 
I am starting a Prairie School Santa SAL with Carol and Hilda. Today. I WILL START TODAY.  Yes, I have yet to decide on the linen I will use. The SAL is just for Sundays so I am hoping that I will stitch one per month and have 10 done before Christmas this year! I am sure these two ladies will help inspire me to do so!

I can hear the rain outside. It will be a cozy Sunday.   Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!