Monday, November 26, 2012

Whew...been busy!

Seems like ages since I've been around. But, that isn't true. I got a new Samsung that my son calls a phablet. It's a mp3 player that does everything a smart phone does except call/text. And there is no data plan. So, I've been using it to jump on the internet lately and my laptop sits.

Would you like to see what I've been doing?

Holly Noel
by JBW Designs
DMC floss
scrap o linen
Bought a frame for it...that doesn't fit. One the up side - it does fit the sepia tone lighthouse I recently finished!

My LNS called and my Santa Pack by L*K was in. So, while everyone else was Black Friday shopping - I went to Cleveland!

There is that dratted frame in the top right corner. But, as a wise friend told me, go get another one for when you stitch the companion piece to the lighthouse. Thank you Mary Jane!

I got the fabric, buttons, and whisper for the L*Ks too. Can anyone tell me - are there tricks to using whisper? Anything I should know?

Just before Thanksgiving I started Christmas Tea by Plum Street Samplers ~

Valor PTP 28ct linen
DMC floss and WDW Juniper
When looking at my remaining fabric on this piece of linen I realized I had enough to the right of this design to get something else in there (about 8 inches), Which made me wonder about my patterns.

Found this little one waiting in my stash ~

As soon as Christmas Tea is finished I'm going to stitch this one and then cut the fabric. I should still have enough linen left over for another nice sized piece. They were selling this color for the one Quaker design last year. I fell in love with the color and had to have it!

Yesterday DH decided to work a half day -- someone must have missed that half part -- he worked from 8a-11:30p and had to be back in the office at 5:30a this morning. While he was out of the house I ran to the store for more ornaments (like I really need them) and then decorated the house for Christmas. It's odd seeing the house ready and the tree not up! That will happen this weekend.

We have been trying to order railing for the loft and keep missing the store hours. Since I won't have a railing to decorate with my stitched pieces I brought out my skinny 4' tree and stuck it in my stitching room. It's loaded! Would show a picture but the room is in shambles. Every ornament for the tree is stacked in there waiting for the weekend. After I finish here - that's my next thing on the to-do list.

Hard to believe a month has almost come and gone - this Saturday will be our second post (first with stitching) for the L*K SAL! I've already taken my picture and am waiting patiently -- not!

Well, my friends, time is slipping by - must get moving. This week finds me going with my mom at a real estate closing, going to my sister's new place, and visiting a friend who recently had foot surgery.

Hope the week treats you well!
Happy Cyber Monday!


Catherine said...

Phew! I'm tired just from reading your post! Love your stitches and goodies. Have a great week!

Maggee said...

What a terrible thing that Hubby had to work so long!! You have been busy busy busy in the interim tho! The JBW Noel piece is very nicely done... you will figure out how to finish it off! I just received the Christmas Tea chart, so maybe I will get to it soon... we shall see! Hugs!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Look forward to seeing your L*K progress. Great new stash.

Chris said...

That is a beautiful new stitched ornament.
What great new stash.
It seems like you are ahead of the game in your xmas prep.
Have a great week!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish Denise. What a pretty ornament. Love the new stash.


Unknown said...

SO - now you have me searching for those little Santas... Love them. Looking forward to displaying my Fat Guy too... Having so much fun

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Boy you have been busy Denise!! I love the Noel and your other stitches! I have been behind on blog reading trying to catch up!! lol

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

cant wait to see the tree up, both of them... I actually have been stitching and enjoying it too. Seems to be a lost art right now but it is coming back. Have a great week and behave.

Teresa said...

Love your Holly Noel very pretty. I have not seen the tea one and will diffently look into that one.
Enjoy your new stash.
Teresa' Heartfelt Stitches