Monday, May 20, 2013

Lots of things to share

Good Morning Everyone!
Lets see where do I start?
I have been stitching, not as much as I would like too but some. I have been working mostly on We Three Kings since my last posting. Here is my progress.
I have not worked on this piece since last Dec. so it felt good to get it out and work on it. There are a lot of color changes on the this one so I needed a little change of pace and started on Home of a Needleworker by Little House Needleworks. And here is my progress of this piece as of last night.

I started this piece on the 17th and have 882 stitches in the blue house so far. This one will be an easy stitch as there are not very many color changes.

In my last post I told you about my new book shelves in my craft room. Well right next to the book shelves is a closet that I have not used forever, because it stored all of my son's stuff that he did not take with him when he moved out.
So every thing was taken out, sorted, trashed,& given away. I was left with this.
Nothing in the closet, I wash the walls and the floor. Then I decided to take the door off so that it would not become the catch all place and be hidden away forever.
And here I can neatly store my totes.

I was a winner of a giveaway, Cathy over at I Love to Stitch sent these wonderful things to me.
Thank you so much!
Pin Cushion's a Plenty II
Double Embrace By  Sam Sarah
St Nicholas II by Prairie Schooler ( can't wait to start these)
Dinky Darlings Rose Buds (very Cute)
Welcome Samplar by The Mad Samplar Design Company
  a piece of 25 ct linen
and a extending flashlight and magnet ( I had to hide this from my DH as he thought this was an awesome little tool that he could use)

As I close this post I will leave you with a few pictures from the farm I hope you enjoy them
Apple Blooms
Our apple trees in bloom

This is our very first set of twin calves They were born on May 19, 2013. Both are bull calves.
And the ladies of the coop
They produce me many beautiful eggs

I hope everyone has a great week !
Happy Stitching


cucki said...

Sweet stitching and great win gift..
Have a lovely week x

Vicki said...

Wow, reclaimed storage space! That's what I need, but unfortunately I won't get any more storage space until we move out of the rental we're in. I can't wait. I have taken the closet doors off for several years now. I am very organized and I like open spaces. It makes the closet seem larger to me (as well as the room) if the door is off. Great progress on your projects!

Melinda said...

Your closet looks amazing, As your stitching does.

I can't imagine how much work it is to run your farm - What kind of apples?

Vickie said...

Good for you clearing out that closet and reclaiming that space.
Those bull calves are sweet.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great redecorating! I love the idea of taking the door off the closet. And congrats on the giveaway win! :D

Linda said...

Love the pieces your working on Denise. Congrats on winning the nice giveaway. Love the pics of your farm life.


Barb said...

Both the farm and the stitching are looking great!

Vicky L said...

What a great idea to leave the door off. It looks great! Your stitching is lovely. I hope to stitch Home of a Needleworker someday. The baby calves are looking good. Congratulations on your giveaway

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching & good tydying up in that closet!!! Lovely post x

P.J. said...

Progress is looking good. Love the farm pictures!

Jan said...

I love the wise men. Great idea about using the cupboard. Lovely prize.

Mary said...

You are making great progress on your stitching Denise.

Isn't it a great feeling to reorganize? You did a great job on the closet. Taking the door off makes the room look bigger.

Congratulations on your giveaway win. You have lots of nice treats to enjoy stitching.

The twin calves look good for being a few days old. I'm sure the farm keeps you busy.

Have a good week!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Fun projects you're stitching on and congrats on the win. The pics of your farm and animals are great - love the twins! Yeah for you for claiming your space back!

Sallyann said...

Beautiful stitching, I love the colours in We Three Kings.
Lovely photos too.
Happy weekend.

Lillie said...

WIP looking good. How lucky to find an additional space for stashing. :D
Congrats on your win. The farm animals look great.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! Your are brave to post before & after pics of your closet!

Your stitching looks great, especially Home of a Needleworker!

Nancy M said...

You can never have enough stash room, so nice reclaim on that area! Nice mix of patterns, lots of color and lots of the same color!!! Love the farm photos...I buy my eggs from a friend and get different color ones too! Love the taste of farm fresh eggs.

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