Sunday, January 26, 2014


I am seriously doing a happy dance!!  I finally finished The Gadsden Flag.  I had meant for this one to be a gift at Christmas, but I simply ran out of time.  So, I gave the other one as the friend's gift and now this one is being given to the hubby for his birthday next month.  Whew!!!  

Again, I used 32ct Jobelan in Sunflower from Hand Dyed by Stephanie for the fabric.  It is completely perfect for this design.  The pattern is from Stoney Creek.
I will iron it again tomorrow before taking it for framing.  The last  little bit of unevenness should be removed when it's pinned and in the frame.  

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Non-stitchy update

Holy moly! It's been a long time since I posted anything here!!  Well, our Christmas was full of friends and family as well as an anniversary celebration, so we were very busy in this house.  I did not get any (yes, that's right - zip, none, nada, null) stitching done over my Break.  I am really not sure how that happened.  I seriously just wanted to sit and stitch on my days off.  However, Life had other plans for me. 

I did, however, manage to get a LOT of stash!! I know, I know.  I have enough stash for two lifetimes, but it is all so pretty!!  I have to share with you!

Up first is the Frosty Forest SAL from Country Cottage Needleworks.  I debated over this one, but I really love how it's evolving, so I bought the patterns:

 Next is the one set of cards from Nora that I absolutely HAD to have:
I keep waiting for when the cards are released with Sabrina.  I will purchase many of those since my love of everything Hepburn knows no bounds.  

Then, there is all of the fabby that I purchased.  Seriously, I now have so much fabric that I have to find another way to store it. I can't help myself.  Stephanie's fabrics are amazing.  I am part of her Fabric of the Month Club, and I purchased during her sale as well.

 Celtic Christmas
 Chocolate Milk
 Lunar Eclipse
 Nantucket Blue
 Pixie Kiss
Winter Solstice

The fabrics I ordered were mostly 32 ct Jobelan, but I also have a couple 28 ct.  I added some Opals to my stash as well of some older colors.  Now, I really need to get stitching so I can use these gorgeous pieces!!

I received a message from South Africa today.  Nikki has started my Round Robin, so she sent me these teasers:

Ohhhhh!!! It's so pretty!!  I believe that it's Scent of Old Roses.  She hasn't confirmed it yet, but I'm so excited to see it taking shape.