Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Wishes!

Well, I have to say I have been blown away by all the beautiful finishes I have been seeing in everyone's year in review!  I was almost afraid to see how many (or how little) finishes I accomplished this year!  It was fun to look back at my year and I am happy to say I did finish a few things, some knitting projects, a couple of smalls, and the beautiful flower sampler SM1678... I had forgotten about that one!

Most of my time in the past year was taken up with my SDW German Sampler.  While I am disappointed to not finish it in 2013 I am happy that the journey on that one continues into 2014.  I love every stitch of that one.  It is like a good book that I do not want to ever end!  

Check out my blogiversary giveaway post here to enter to win one of 2 charts offered, drawing is on January 4th!

Wishing all of you a 2014 filled with happiness and joy and, of course, stitching!  See you in the New Year!
Happy New Year!!!  

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway!

I am a few days late but here goes... Merry Christmas!  I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday.  I was happy to be close to home and spend time with family.  And although I have been under the weather it has still been a special time.    We have also been under some snow too!

I finished the scarves I was knitting for my Mom and my Aunt, which were BIG hits!  I used Homespun Thick & Quick in Pearls and Tudor.  This yarn is so velvety soft.  I think I need to make one for myself too!  

There is one gift that I am still working on, but since I have shown it to the recipient now I can share my progress with you.  A moose parade!  It is from Mikusch Design.  They have some really great designs, lots of animals and for some reason I am fond of the cows!  They also have some reproduction samplers that look awesome too. 

So I will be keeping busy thru New Year's on the moose and return to my SDW and Saxony in 2014.  

And now onto the blogiversary giveaway!  Today marks my 2nd anniversary of blogging!  I can't believe how fast that has gone and am thankful for all the wonderful friendships I have forged in blogland.  So let's give away two charts for two lucky winners!  

We have Scarlet Letter's Emma Miles and Victorian Motto's Blackbird Wreath.  Both have a touch of holiday to them that seemed perfect for this time of year.  To enter simply be a follower and leave a comment!  That's all there is to it!  If you wish to only win one or the other indicate so in the comment otherwise you will be entered in both.  I will draw names on January 4th.  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Happy Stitching to you all!  xxxx

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow days

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all enjoying your December readying for the upcoming holidays!

I am still working on some gifts so I do not have so much to show at this point but I wanted to say Hi! just the same.

We had another snow in Connecticut, already the fourth one and it is not yet winter!  I do love how pretty it looks.  Here is a photo of the Town Green in Redding CT looking beautiful blanketed in white....

Here is another scarf I am knitting up for the holidays.  I am really loving the Homespun Thick and Quick yarn, this one is Pearls.  So soft and velvet-y...

I was snowed in for most of the weekend, but no complaints here!  I stayed inside nice and warm and cozy with Gigi enjoying the view outside our window, knitting and stitching...

I hope to have more to show next time around!  I have enjoyed reading all of your blogs and seeing all the beautiful stitching and quilting you are all doing.  Thanks for stopping by!  

Have a wonderful week!  Happy Stitches!!  xxxx