Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Linking, Stitching, Snipping...
I cannot resist this time. Mary of Primitive Seasons blog posted this link and I had to follow and join in on the FREE pattern offer. Dee Duncan of Vintage Country Style is debuting her new blog and FaceBook page. I am hoping that now I have shared with all of you I too shall receive a pattern. We all like to receive goodies don't we?!
Here is an update on my Hari-Kuyo Needlebook progress. I cannot believe how slow I am even with my own deadline looming. I haven't embroidered in decades so my stitching is not very good and I need better glasses and lots more light...however I am happy with this.
I did get better with my French Knots after I did some and took them out to start over. Some of these stitches are a mere 1/16th of an inch.
Here I am fussy cutting some Valentines. Have you tried to hold paper and scissors and take a photo all at the same time? Quite difficult for me but I managed. Mr. C just wouldn't understand if I asked him to snap the photo.
I have some creative design work to do as NO red is allowed. I am participating in Kimberly's White Valentine Tag Swap. I love doing her swaps as I have never been disappointed. Check out her blog ArtJoyStuff and see all her wonderful creations.
Our weather continues to be downright frigid here. I realize this is Winter however it could be just a little warmer. No snow or ice is able to melt at all. The roads are quite treacherous with ice so I am trying to stay home. I hope your weather is enjoyable where you live.
We interrupt this blog post to get some much needed laundry washed, dried, folded, ironed and put away. Maybe I can crawl into the nice warm dryer and unfreeze. :o)
I saw magic the other night when I looked out my windows. The sky was dark, cold, clear and had billions and billions and billions (nod to Carl Sagan) of stars that looked like they were lit up and twinkling just for me! I was so entranced that I got Mr. C out of bed and we both went to every window just to look out and enjoy the stars. If it wasn't so frigid we would have enjoyed getting the telescope out and really seeing them close up.
Enjoy your creative spaces and projects. This new year is off to a really great beginning. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...