Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve is here!

Good Morning Everyone!
Merry Christmas!
It is so cold out there right now that I don't want to leave the house, but I do have some errands to run today and then its home to get ready for our family get together tomorrow. I can't wait, this is one of my favorite days of the year!
Thursday I finished my Christmas shopping, then I treated myself to a haircut and got my nails done. I also found out on Thursday that at the beginning of the year I will be working a 40 hour week for the post office for about 8 weeks. I haven't worked a 40 hour week in about 3-4 years. So this will be a change for me, but I can do this! If you don't hear from me for a while you know why.
Yesterday I got to spend the day with a sweet little girl - my nieces little girl. Her name is Amaya. I should have taken a couple of pictures to show you, but I took some on my phone and now can't figure out how to get it on my blog. Some day I will figure out all this technology.

I have been working on American Flag Quilt Sampler this past week. I thought that I would get bored with it and go back to We Three Kings but I am still enjoying it so here is my update of the past week.
Finished New Jersey on Wednesday  12/18/13

Finished Georgia in the 19th 

Finished the Star on the 23rd

What I have completed as of  yesterday morning.
I started Connecticut last night, and I should have it done this evening. Only 8 more states of the original 13 states added to the Union. Then page one of four will be done. They do stitch up pretty quickly.

Well its time to jump in the shower and then get busy with some cleaning and my errands that need to be ran.
Hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas!
I love spending time with my family!

Happy Holidays
and
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, December 16, 2013

American Flag update

Good Monday Morning!
This is just a quick update post for me.
I worked on American Flag since my last update.


Delaware  and Pennsylvania are complete and I have started on New Jersey.

Until next time 
Happy Holidays and Stitching
Denise

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A New Start!!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I finally got my Christmas decorating done and I have 2 more gifts to go out and pick up and I will be all set for December 25th. I guess I will have to take that back I have to plan our Christmas Brunch that we have before we open presents. Always something.

I had been working on We Three Kings and here is my progress as of  Dec 7,
 Slowly but surely I will get this done - I am hoping by next Christmas it will be in a frame and hanging in the house.
Last Sunday I could not resist a new start. I have had it for a short while in my stash. I watch the progress of  a fellow blogger  and I knew I was going to stitch this one.
It is called  American Flag Quilt Sampler

 I am using 30 ct fabric that I had in my stash and the called for DMC floss.
Yesterday I was planning on posting a picture of my new start but never got around to it.
Here is the picture I took yesterday morning,

And this is the picture I took this morning
Delaware is done - the first of many!


 I took this picture of my oldest daughter and her family earlier this fall.

Well thats about it for today. I hope everyone is staying warm in this very cold weather!
Happy Holidays 
And
Happy Stitching
Denise

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stitcher's Questions part 2

Good Morning Everyone!
Here are the final 10 questions.


11) Who is your favorite Designer?
      This is a hard question for me because there is so many of them.
12) Least favorite Designer?
      My least favorite is not so much a designer but design - I just have not gotten into the Primitives.
13) Will you or would you support a designer who's personal beliefs offended/angered you?
       Not sure what I would do. I believe it would depend on the situation.
14) Do you have a lamp especially made for needleworkers / crafters?
      Yes I do!
15) What brand of stitching light do you have?
      Ott lite
16) What kind of enviroment best suits you when you are stitching?
       Quite house, my recliner and a good movie.
17) Have you stitched any design more than once?
       No
18) Favorite design you stitched and finished?
      Birds of a Feather by Brenda Gervais- With thy Needle & Thread
19) Least favorite design you have stitched and finished
      don't have one
20) Last but not least - whats your longest running WIP?
       Heirloom Christmas Sampler by the Victoria Sampler.  Started sometime in 2006 I think.

Well that is the end of the questions. 
Happy Stitching 
Denise


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stitcher's Questions Part 1

This is part 1 of 20 Stitcher's Questions that Bonnie (Bonnie's World) found on Facebook.

1) Which fabric do you most prefer?
     Belfast linen
2) What is your favorite fabric count?
     32 ct
3) What color fabric do you most enjoy stitching on?
     I don't have a favorite color - I just use what I think will look good with what I am stitching.
4) What is your favorite fiber/floss?
     I have 2 - GAST and DMC
5) How many of the 450 DMC Colors do you own?
     All of them plus duplicates
6) Of your last 5 projects how many used DMC as the main floss?
     Three
7) Of the last 5 projects if you didn't use DMC -- what did you use?
     GAST and Crescent Colours
8) What needle do you prefer?
     Bohin 26
9) What is the Ugliest design you've encountered?
     I don't think I have encountered an ugly design, just ones that I don't care to do.
10) What is the most beautiful design that you have encountered?
      That one is easy - I am working on it right now, it is called We Three Kings. But when I think about it next week I will probably have a new favorite.

Well that is the first 10 questions, hope I didn't bore you! My next post will have the last 10 questions.

Off to get some housework done.
Happy Stitching 
Denise





Monday, December 2, 2013

December Already!!!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday! 
Our 3 children, SIL,DIL, & 3 grandchildren spent the day with us.
Lots of food, enjoyed watching the kids play, and of course looking through Black Friday ads.
I don't do the Black Friday shopping but I like to look at the ads and get ideas. Then I tell  my daughters what they can buy me for christmas. hehe
November has been a busy month for some reason - so not as much stitching for me. 
I did finish Hope for the Holidays
Hope for the Holidays
Primrose Needleworks - Elizabeth Gorski
28 ct Monaco Antq. White
Called for GAST & CC Floss
Started - 11-8-13
Finished 11-24-13
After I finished Hope I started on We Three Kings again.
This is as of Oct 30, 2013

And this is as of  Dec 1, 2013
This dark material is a b---ch to work on, I have not done so much frogging in all my life! and its not hard to get one stitch off and then you have to go back and fix it or everything is off.

Last but not least is a picture of my grandkids that I took by the river we live near.

Well thats about it for me today.
I hope everyone has a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

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