Friday, January 18, 2013

TGIF - yay!!!!

This feels like it has been a very long week. Short-staffed, too many meetings, and it's been icy cold besides! I am so looking forward to this three day weekend. Asher is going to his dad's, so I'm envisioning a weekend spent sitting in front of the fire with something warm to drink and lots of stitching to play with.

Most of my stitching over the past couple of weeks has been for exchanges, so I can't show those yet. But I did do a few things that I can share.

I joined Lainey's Halloween SAL because Asher is totally into Halloween, and I thought it would be great fun to have a little Halloween tree for him this year. Each month will have a theme...January was pumpkins...that we can follow if we want (or not!). I chose to stitch this little design from Lizzie Kate called Eek!!!. It is stitched on a dark spooky looking linen (darker than it appears in the photo) with the recommended GAST threads. Even though I really do not like spiders, I found a little spider button to add...he's not too creepy!

The Stitchers' Timeout yahoo group has been doing block exchanges for years, and these are always fun to do. There is a theme for the month (these used to be monthly, but now we do them every other month) and we stitch a small design and then they are exchanged with someone else in the group. We don't know who gets our square until they have been sent out, but we always post pictures on the group as soon as they are stitched.

January's theme was "beverages"...and since tea is probably my favorite beverage, i chose to stitch Official Tea Lover, again from Lizzie Kate. I stitched it on a piece of light blue aida with DMS threads.

March's theme is "birds" and I stitched this little design from (I think) Heart in's an older one and I know it is one of the Trilogy designers...I'll check when I get home! Anyway, it is stitched on a scrap of evenweave with DMC threads. (Actually, this is from Bent Creek - Red Winged Blackbird)

This is the first International Hermit & Stitch Weekend  of the new year, and I hope you will all be joining me for a weekend of stitching. Tomorrow is also Grow Your Blog day. You can check here for details about that.

Thanks so much for visiting, and for all your lovely comments! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. Very nice pieces...great fabric colors.

  2. Lovely finishes and I love the fabric colour of the bottom one. Have a great stitchy weekend!

  3. Enjoy your hermitting weekend. So nice to have just "me" time for stitching.

  4. Cute pumpkin and spider. I've joined this blog too and I'm stitching for my son as well!!
    Love the blackbird and the fabric colour too.

  5. The little bird is lovely. Keep up the nice work.


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