In between working on some Christmas ornaments, I have made some progress on the german sampler, SM 1678. I think another week or two and it will be complete :)
My new favorite thing is doing these pic collages. I had wondered how many of you did this on your blogs and finally have found a great site, PicMonkey, that creates collages without downloading any programs (I am always hesitant to download things, you never know!). Nowadays you can find anything on google! What did we do before Google?!?
And on to the exciting news about Nicola's challenge!
About a month ago, I started thinking about 2013 and planning which designs I wanted to work on and had quite a pile lined up... and then along came Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year Challenge!
Soooooo, my original plan was put on hold when I saw all the wonderful designs that the Scarlet Letter has to choose from! The challenge is to celebrate Nicola's special birthday year by stitching Scarlet Letter patterns, either a WIP or new start, throughout the year. She is having AMAZING monthly giveaways to celebrate thru the year. There are already 70 participants and each sampler I see is more enticing than the next! It will be so much fun all of us stitching together and sharing, and meeting new friends with the same passion. I hope you will join in on the fun, there is a link in my sidebar that will take you to the blog where all the details are posted. Caution! It is easily addictive when you see all the beautiful samplers the group will be working on! I am jumping in with both a WIP and a new start!
My WIP, SDW Sampler, is coming along, it is a SAL project I dedicate time to once a week.
And then I have ordered up some new charts as well.... Dona Dorothea, Dorothy Walpole, and the first one I am planning to stitch, Ann Grimshaw 1818!
|Ann Grimshaw 1818|
Today I received a package from Gabi! I was fortunate to win her giveaway, it was a Little House Needleworks chart, The North Wind. What a sweet design, I love anything with birds on it, so I will have fun stitching this one for sure. Thank you so much, Gabi!!!
We are expecting some snow here this weekend, perfect for staying in and stitching! And, I will get to the movies I am sure, another time at Skyfall, and I am too embarrassed to say how many that is!, but I have a BIG crush on Mr. Bond :)
I hope you have a fun and stitch-y weekend! xxxxxx