Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A New Year, A New Start!

2016 has had a good stitching start!

Today I received some wonderful stitch-y mail - the new premiere sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers design studio!  Miss Mary Ann Bournes 1791 is such a gorgeous sampler!  The chart is done wonderfully, with color and detailed history. So much to love with this one, the border, the bees, the sweet animals on the lawn, and, of course the birds!  

Congratulations to Nicola and Sandra on their new venture.  Their new website is chock full of wonderful details about samplers and helpful guides for stitchers.  Please take a look see!   

And New Year's Day I got a running start stitching on a SAL!  This one is EN 1815 by Heartstring Samplery.  It will be fun to see what everyone will do with this one, picking their own colors.  I have chosen to use Nina's Threads, in Old Berry.  Not sure if I have enough thread for the whole design so I may improvise with some other colors.  I also grabbed some linen from my own stash, 32 ct PTP Legacy.  This is a nice stitch on the 32 ct, easy on the eyes!  

So I hope you have all gotten off to a great start this New Year!  

I have also found the Bloglovin' app on my phone!  Downloaded it today and realized it is a much easier way to keep up on reading all of your blogs.  

Already the holidays seem like memory, although I am glad that there are still some pretty lights and decorations out and about.  I took this photo on my way home from work today....   

Wishing you miles of smiles and stitches!  xxxxxxxxxxxxxx