Saturday, January 7, 2012

Time for a New Start!!

I am doing a Cross Stitch Rotation this year. Yep. I just got a little side tracked, but I bought a little calendar to keep records so I can get back with the program. 1 and 2 January I finished A Stitcher's Prayer, and 3 and 4 January I dutifully worked on Susan Rambo. 5 January, instead of finishing a 3-day rotation on SR, I chose to start Souvenir de France, a freebie from the Blackbird Designs blog. I used a cream-colored scrap of fabric and DMC 924. I knew I should have chosen a ribbon first and then selected a matching thread, but I didn't. Now I will have to settle for a thematic match instead of a color match. Nutmeg started learning French last summer, and I thought it would be a cute little pillow or pinkeep for her. (I would also like to purchase or borrow French Lessons by Birds of a Feather. I'm not paying 80$ for it on Ebay.) I finished Souvenir up this morning. As I note that in my little calendar, I see that I should work on SR again today. But I don't want to. I want to start something new...
I have some natural light fabric that I think is the correct size for Anonymous Women Sampler by Sheepish Designs. If I can locate my DMC 3011, I will start this after I feed lunch to the Fam. You know I love Sheepish Designs, don't you? So I don't need to go on and on telling you about my SD obsession, how I watch and wait and snap up the designs where ever I find them, how I flip through the charts in a huge binder before I sleep at night (counting sheep- haha-sorry), how I called Dawn Bradford last summer and begged her to release all the designs digitally....yes, I really did. She was sweet to me, but she has moved on...

I also plan on ordering some 40 count linen from Terri at The Stich Store to begin Bridget Power. She's gorgeous. *sigh*
She is also huge. Look at those flowers! Look at that altar! My favorite things in a sampler - how could I resist?

Now look at this.
Jerry and I are going to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary next month. We have a little trip planned, but I don't know if he will be able to leave Hector. What do you think?

Oh, our wedding anniversary! Now I remember that I wanted to stitch Tanya The Sampler Girl's ' Jane Austen & Me...the Emma Project for our anniversary. Hmmm....better get stitching!

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Margaret said...

Nice finish! And both of your contemplated new starts are so pretty! Great choices! lol about your DH and Hector!

Gabi said...

Lovely finish. Sheepish designs are all wonderful I agree. And your upcoming new start is one I do love a lot too. Bridget Power is just wonderful as well.
Love the pic of your husband with the dog. Awww...a man and his dog...isn't it cute? Don't tell anyone, but you find my hubby like that most regularly too.

Brigitte said...

That's a lovely finish and a great little gift for your daughter.
Of course I understand your love of Sheepish Designs - I'm nearly the same. I love my SD charts dearly and try to get hold of more of them, which is difficult, sigh. Enjoy starting the Anonymour Woman Sampler.

Chris said...

Wonderful finish. Your upcoming projects are lovely too.
It looks like the guys are inseparable. So cute.

The Sampler Girl said...

Pretty, pretty!!

Tanya :)