Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January IHSW & Growing Your Blog

This was a fun and productive weekend...it was really cold here, but sunny, which made the cold more bearable! I was even able to get some stitching done too!

We are doing a round robin with the Every Stitch Counts group and I stitched my square on Sue's piece this weekend. She has asked us all to stitch a square from A Sampler Story by Brenda Keyes. I will stitch with orange every chance I get, so I chose to do this square, I love this design and have it in my stash, and have stitched some of the squares for gifts and exchanges in the past, but never the whole sampler. Maybe I will put it in my "to be stitched" pile finally!

I also stitched my Christmas ornament for January. I am going to try and keep up with stitching one a month again for this year. The colors in the photo are not at all true. The fabric is more of a bright dark green and the thread is a dusty green...I think it is a sampler thread but not sure...the label was gone. Maybe the colors will look more realistic after I finish it! The design is A Very Merry Christmas from JBW Designs.

I joined another SAL blog this year...we are stitching small designs every two months from different designers. The first design is from Patty C. and it is called Let's Stitch. I have changed the fabric and thread colors and am about 1/3 done. I love stitching this one. Patty's designs are really fab! Not sure how I want to finish this one yet.

I also started stitching on an exchange piece for Stitched with Love exchanges, but can't show that one yet or give any hints. You'll just have to be surprised when the time comes!

I would have got more stitching done, but Saturday was Grow Your Blog Day and I ended up spending way too much time on the computer scrolling through lots  and lots of wonderful blogs! There were a few stitching blogs that I was already familiar with, but oh so many more! I have not even begun to scratch the surface and I'm looking forward to finding lots more blogging friends. I even see that I have gained some new followers from this. It is a really fun experience. Thanks again Vicki for all your hard work and for hosting this wonderful party!

And now I should probably get back to work. Welcome to any new followers and thank you all for taking the time to visit!


  1. Very pretty stitching. You have been busy.

  2. Very sweet stitching
    Love for you x

  3. Love your stitching. I have stitched The Very Merry Christmas.

  4. I stopped by your blog today. Lucky you, living in Oregon, we used to live in California and went camping in Oregon quite a bit. I miss the trees and the coast. Not much of either here in the center of Texas.

  5. Beautiful stitching! I must have missed the new exchange for Stitched With Love Exchange ha ha!


  6. Your Orange SAL and the purple looking SAL are lovely. You sure can stitch! Keep up the good work. My needlepoint pales in comparison.


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