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Monday, March 5, 2012

A Finish and Two New Starts...

Happy March!  It's been tough getting much stitching time these last couple of weeks.  This weekend I was blessed with nothing much to do so I parked myself in my little corner and stitched away!  My needle was moving in and out of the fabric as fast as I could make it go!

First up is my 12th Crazy January Challenge finish for the year!  Isn't that little black bear cute!?!

Little House Needleworks
"Snowy Pines"
32 ct. linen
DMC Threads

I was getting a little bored with ornament stitching, so I started a new project that was calling my name!  Here is my start on a lovely little sampler by Homespun Elegance...

Homespun Elegance
"There Is a Garden"
32 ct. Lakeside Linen - Woodsmoke
DMC & Weeks Dye Works Threads
This sampler is small and should work up quickly.  I must say that the linen feels so rich and is a joy for stitching.  The verse on this sampler says "There is a garden where memories grow of people we loved so."  This is a special sampler for sure.

There were so many beautiful new designs coming out of the Nashville Show that I just had to enjoy a little Stash Enhancement Therapy!  Here is one that came in the mail on Friday!

Rosewood Manor
"Peaceful Dove"
Isn't she beautiful!?!  I just couldn't resist this sampler nor could I wait to get started on her!  Here is the progress I made on her Saturday Night...

Rosewood Manor
"Peaceful Dove"
32 ct Cream linen
DMC Threads

I love the shades of pinks in this sampler!  The dove reminds me of the morning doves that frequent my yard. They are such lovely and gentle birds and their cooing is such a nice sound.

Well, that's all I got done this weekend.  All in all I am pleased with my progress.  Hopefully there will be more progress to post about in the next few days!

Blessings and Happy Stitching!



19 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely finish -- and I love your new starts! That Rosewood Manor one is one I'm sorely tempted by, and you're not helping matters. lol! Love it!

Catherine said...

Cute finish and lovely starts!

Karen said...

The new Rosewood Manor design certainly is pretty in pink! Love your start ....

happy stitching...

Jennifer M. said...

Oooo that Rosewood Manor design is pretty! I love the rich colors in it. Enjoy stitching that one. ;)

Lynn said...

Lovely stitching Nancy! I stitched that LHN ornament last year and it's one of my favourites.
I've been eyeing that Rosewood Manor design. I think it's gorgeous! You've made a great start at it.

Katrina said...

Wonderful stitching Nancy :)

Deborah said...

Great finish. Love the new start. The colors are beautiful.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Two lovely new starts.

Deb said...

Fabulous finish! I love the bear too!! I am so jealous....one of the few patterns I am dying for out of Nashville is Peaceful Dove!! I will love watching yours develop as you stitch!!!

Carol said...

I've always loved that HE piece, Nancy--can't wait to watch your progress... And your little LHN ornament is adorable--as bears go, that one is quite cute :)

pam said...

You certainly appear to have gotten some stitching in :)! Looking great!

Nicola said...

I adore the Peaceful Dove, this is a chart that I will be looking out for.

What camera do you use as your banner photograph is such beautiful quality?

Vickie said...

oooooooooo Peaceful Dove! Love it! :)

Mindi said...

I love both of your new starts, and congratulations on the finish!

Lois said...

The colours for the HE are perfect on that woodsmoke. Two lovely new starts and well done on finishing another ornament!

Daffycat said...

Wonderful stitching, Nancy. Your LHN ornament finish is adorable and I especially like your Peaceful Dove new start. I am not looking at Nashville. I won't peek!

milly said...

Hello

I just found your blog.

Your finish is lovely and yes, the little black bear is cute.

I love your new starts too, the dove sampler is very pretty.

Ziggyeor said...

Pretty works! Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

Suzanne said...

Nice finish and great new starts. I love the bird by Rosewood Manor.