Monday, January 16, 2012

New Friends and a Finish!

Thanks so much to all of my new blogging friends visiting my page and leaving me comments, I love reading them all.  It is great to meet up with other stitchers who love this hobby as much as I do!!

It was a freezing cold weekend here in Connecticut, BRRRR!!, perfect weather for staying in and for stitching, stitching, and more stitching!! :)

On Friday I finished the Small Sampler #1, my first for the new year, woohoo!
Small Sampler #1 by Ewe & Eye & Friends
32 count unknown evenweave
WDW and dmc threads
This was a real fun stitch, it had some over one, satin stitches, and eye stitches too.  I think I would like to make it into a small pillow instead of framing, so a trip to the fabric store will be in order to find a nice backing piece. 

On Saturday, I got some more stash in the mail!!  With my Needle and Thread Friendship Samplers, Birds of a Feather Kindness Sampler..... and the new Colonial Garden by Plum Street Sampler, which will definitely have to be added to my list for this year, I just LOVE it!  :)
Today, I was fortunate to have off for the holiday and since I was feeling stir crazy from being in most of the weekend, I decided to treat myself to another movie. After watching the Golden Globes last night, I decided I just had to see The Descendants to see how it possibly could have beaten out my pick, Moneyball.   And sooooo, I still stand by my pick and if you haven't seen it I recommend it highly, but, I really did enjoy the movie and the scenery was beautiful, how could Hawaii (and Mr. Clooney) not be! Especially when it is freezing cold here, it made me want to pack my bags and jump on the next plane outta here!

My weekend would not have been complete without working on Mary Wigham some more (especially since Elizabeth Hancock has still not arrived - I am afraid she took a detour somewhere!).  A few more motifs are done, and one of them finally in the PURPLE I switched in :)
I am still not sure about that spot of yellow in there but will wait until I get further on 'til I decide to take it out or not.  Hopefully, the yellow will blend in nicely as I progress further into it. 

I wish you all a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!  Keep cozy warm!
Happy Stitchings to you all!!


Faye said...

Wonderful stash and cute little finish!! Love it all....Faye

Shari said...

your finish looks great, your WIPS are great! and oh my! New stash in the mail...looks like a great week..
I saw on someone else's blog that you do the Leslie Sansone dvd's! I love them!! I need to get back into doing mine!!

Margaret said...

Love your finish -- it's so pretty! Love the stash too -- great choices! Your Mary is looking wonderful!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the sweet little sampler, it's so charming. And great going on MW.

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Krista! I love EEF patterns.
You got some wonderful new stash too.
I want to see The Descendants but haven't made it there yet.
I used to live in CT, in New Milford. I had to travel all over the state for work.
Have a great week!

Katrina said...

Love your finish, it's just too sweet. And Mary is gorgeous too, I like the yellow motif :-).

Brigitte said...

Looking at your new stash I see that there's a lot of stitching fun ahead.
You are doing great on Mary Wigham, she's just gorgeous. And congratulations on that nice little finish. Aren't E&E&F designs just darling?

Penny said...

What a sweet little sampler! Love the stash mail. :) I think your Elizabeth Hancock is hanging out with my Ann Dale somewhere. :D Hope they both show up soon!

BeckySC said...

Thanks for visiting with me, Krista :) I appreciate it!
Your Sampler is sweet :) Great work!

Lois said...

What nice, new stash! Love your finish, what a sweet piece, and Mary Wigham is working up beautifully! Thanks for leaving a comment when you dropped by my blog! Love your blog!

Karen said...

I love your beautiful sampler, Krista! And thank you for visiting my blog and saying such lovely things about my stitching and kitties! I look forward to seeing more of your blog!

Siobhán said...

Love your new finish, Krista! It is so cute. I love E&E&F! Nice progress on MW, too.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Lovely needlework Krista! Wishing you winter-warm delights stitching whilst it is ever so cold out-of-doors.
Peaceful stitching...

Sue said...

Krista, I love your new piece! I looked really close and saw your beautiful special stitches! Would love to see it after you make it into a pillow. Are you enjoying the snowfall, today? Great day to snuggle up and do more stitching!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Beautiful patterns. I just found your blog, and it's wonderful.

Krista said...

Thanks so much, Mary!