Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two New Finishes! And New Stash Too!

This week has just flown by! Hard to believe that it has been a week since Hurricane Irene paid us a visit. The weather has been beautiful all week, starting to feel like fall, warm sunny days and cool nights!

I have gotten a lot of stitching done this week! "Pumpkin Farm" was finished on Wednesday. I just couldn't put this one down until I finished!

"Pumpkin Farm" by With Thy Needle and Thread
stitched on 28 ct. evenweave with DMC threads

"My Ways" was completed on Thursday. My goal was to finish it by the end of August, but I am pleased to finish it only one day later. It is an easy little sampler to stitch but I did get bored with the alphabet stitched all in one color so I had to stitch on other projects in between working on this one which is why it took longer than I expected.

"My Ways" by La D Da
stitched on 32 ct. linen with DMC threads

These finishes are #8 and #9 of my Crazy January Challenge pieces! I don't know if I will be able to complete all 15 starts this year but I am making progress toward my goal!

Project #10 is "Little House Neighborhood" by LHN. I picked it up last night and was able to complete the vine part of the border before bedtime. I gave a little cheer when it matched up!

"Little House Neighborhood" by Little House Needleworks
stitched on 30 ct. linen with DMC threads

My postman delivered some new stash this week! I had been trying so hard not to buy any new projects from the Baltimore show but the temptation was too great. So I limited my purchases to only 3 projects...

"Weeds Make Haste" by Shakespears Peddler, "Halloween Eve" by BBD, and the new Inspiration Boxer by Lizzie Kate.

Don't you just love the beautiful colors in "Halloween Eve" and "Weeds"?

In family news this week, my youngest son and his wife purchased their very first home. They are so excited! And the best part for us is they are only a hours drive from us now so more frequent visits with our granddaughter are in our future! Yea!!!

Well, that's all for this post. I wish everyone a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Hope you get to have some fun and some stitchy time too!

Blessings and Happy Stitching!


Jennifer M. said...

Lovely finishes! I really like that new Halloween pattern you bought. I look forward to seeing your progress on that one. :)

Enjoy your weekend

Mouse said...

ooo lovely :)well done on the finishes and ooooooo new yummy stash love them all and can't wait to see your progress on them .. well done on the new house for your DS and more visits woo hoo ... take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Two lovely finishes. Great new stash - lovely colours. Congrats to your DS and wife on their house purchase.

Kaisievic said...

Great new finishes and lovely new things for your stash - I love buying for my stash. So much fun!
cheers, Kaye xoxox

Myra said...

Beautiful finishes! I just love Pumpkin Farm. Great stash too - I couldn't resist buying a BBD either. :o) Hope you are having a great weekend and congrats to your son on the new house.

Catherine said...

Beautiful finishes and great new stash - all things that do a stitcher's heart and soul good!

Congrats to your son and his wife on their home - and yay for you that they will be closer to you!

Teresa said...

Wonderful finishes. Can't wait to see more of the neighborhood. New stash is always fun.
Glad your granddaughter will be close enough for visits.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

pam said...

Love your finishes and new stash too! Enjoy the granddaughter being closer

country stitcher said...

Great Finishes!!!they are beautiful!!!!
I love getting new stash too!! Looks like you got some winners there.
Happy Stitching

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congratulations on your finishes - I usually give a great big woo hoo when the borders match! Do you think anyone could resist the wonderful products from the Baltimore show? Not me. I believe you'll make your challenge - so hope you find some stitchy time, too.

Valerie said...

Congrats on TWO finishes! Wow! You have been busy!

I love the LHN start...I would love to stitch it day (heavy sigh)

Oh, what a great stash haul...wonderful projects!

Parsley said...

I just adore your projects! I can't wait to see more.

Carol said...

Oh, that Pumpkin Farm finish is just adorable, Nancy--I love it!!

And My Ways is such a pretty one, too. I guess I'm weird, but I love stitching alphabets. I'm glad you stuck with it 'cause it looks beautiful :)

Lynn said...

Your needles have been busy! I love both finishes especially Pumpkin Farm. I don't think I would have been able to put that one down either. You've been doing really well with your challenge.
I've been so tempted to order some of those new BBD charts! They're gorgeous.
How lucky for you that your granddaughter will be closer to you now! I keep hoping mine will move closer some day.

Patty C. said...

I agree - Autumn patterns do have some of the loveliest colors !!!

Siobhan said...

Okay, while I was stitching today, I was thinking about you and your previous finishes--Totin' Hare, etc--and now I see you've finished MORE things!! I need some of your speedy needles. ;) Congratulations!! They are WONDERFUL! I especially love that Pumpkin Farm.

Love the new stash! I am jonesing over the Halloween Eve but am holding off till I get some WIPs completed.

Congratulations to your son and his family!

Charity C. said...

Your finishes are just beautiful!! Congratulations...the stash you picked out are lovely. I think you will have much fun. Congrats to your children as well! BTW thank you for visiting my blog...I will be keeping track of yours from now on!

Pumpkin said...

You rock! TWO finishes! WOW! They look awesome :o)

Love your new stash!

MoonBeam said...

Love the Pumpkin Farm!

Don't you just drool when you lay the skeins of thread atop your fresh piece of linen and get a preview of what will be?

Suzanne said...

Two lovely finishes! Nice stash haul you have there.

Sharon said...

What beautiful finishes!! I also love your stash!! I can't wait to see your stash "come to life"! :)
Have fun loving on that lil grand-daughter now that she'll be close!! :)

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

you have a lovely blog and one I will be back too. I love the Pumpkin Farm
Be always in stitches.