Monday, March 9, 2009

A lovely weekend.

What a lovely weekend!

The snow is gone. The temps were in the upper 50s-low 60s, and the sun was shining. Well, it was on Saturday. :) In any case it was perfect for sitting on the deck with my coffee, my book and my stitching. Listening to the birds and watching the squirrels chase each other up and down the trees. In my opinion it was a perfect morning! Soon it will be time to get my hands dirty in the gardens. I can't wait! A little walk around the yard brought me this little surprise! The snowdrops are coming up and starting to bloom! Yippee! Spring isn't just a myth. :)
Next up for the weekend was a finish. Yup, a finish. It is one of the patterns from Little House Needleworks Dear Diary series. I left off the name and year and added some seagulls and another cloud. I am planning on this being a Christmas gift for one of my brothers.

I've also made lots of progress on my other projects in the past week or so since I updated my wips.
"Coming to America" by Little House Needleworks. This will be the largest piece I have ever done on linen. I find that I am a little slower at stitching on linen but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. With time I hope I can gain a little speed. If not? That's okay.

I've been working on this one on Monday and Tuesday evening.





On Wednesday and Thursday evenings I have been working on another Little House pattern, "The Traveling Stitcher". This time the linen is 32ct.

Gee, do you think I like the patterns of Little House Needleworks? :)



Well, yes, I do love the patterns from this designer. So here is another WIP. This piece is so close to being finished. I'll probably get it done this week. This one is my train project. Since I spend over an hour on the train commuting I always have some stitching with me. I don't work on it every day. Sometimes I read and sometimes I nap. :) But I have been working on this one for the last month and it's almost done.

This is one of the thread packs from the inspirational series. You can see them here.

Since I have had a finish I now need a start or two. What do you all think of this one?

Once again I thank all of you who leave me a comment. I enjoy reading them very, very much. Especially on those days when I'm feeling down. I thank you dear friends for your love and support. Like the song says, "You lift me up."

Until next time............

Love and stitches

Kathy

31 comments:

Deborah said...

You are smoking Girlfriend!! Keep those needles going, just put one of those finishes in my Album just for a few months even to make it look like some thing is happening!!
Very, very nice!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Kelly said...

Your stitching is beautiful Kathy!

Anonymous said...

It is so pretty!!! I love your cat!! I have two indoor cats that have a garden window that they lay in to watch the birds. I know what sound you are talking about!!

I too hate the snow late in the season. I have that same urge as you to work in the flower beds.

Hugs,
Nancy Cricket Tucket

Terry said...

Love all your LHN projects! I can't believe the change in weather in one week for you all. It's getting warm here too. Lots of sun this weekend and highs in the upper 70's to low 80's all this week. Hope you get to enjoy more time on the deck in the warm sunshine this week. Happy Spring!

htimcj said...

A great finish and very pretty WIPS. No warmth here in Idaho Falls yet but I have hope. My DH and I were already thinking about when to start some seeds indoors. We can't plant anything outside here until mid-may.
Heidi-ILCS

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely finish and nice progress on all WIPs. I love your little surprise in the garden... on the north we are going into ice age, no signs of global warming at all. Forget any signs of spring either. This morning is 35 below zero..

Evalina in the Yukon

Debra said...

What a great sign that spring is around the cornor. Congrats on your finish and nice progress on your wips.
DLS

Meari said...

Kathy, your WIPs are phenomenal. Congrats on your finish. And yes, spring-spring-spring!!!

Vicky L said...

Those flowers in your garden are pretty. It is a sign for spring, hooray! Unfortunely it is snowing here again, which sucks. Your WIPs is looking so wonderful. I love your new project. Great job! Keep it up!

Jean said...

Good job!! Your work is lovely!! What a nice present you're working on. I love seeing your work and added you to my blog list so I can keep up to date.

EvalinaMaria and I are in the same boat - northern winters. We had a thaw and a record rainfall - 1.5 inches in 24 hours and now it's back to snow. I'll have to enjoy spring through your blog!

AFwife99 said...

Kathy, Those patterns are cute! Is the gentleness pattern also a Little House pattern? I would love to trade you for that one when you are finished.

Jess

Cynimin said...

Kathy, I love all of your work, especailly the lighthouse pic. Where did you get it? Lighthouses are one of my favs

Debbie Jo said...

Such very lovely stitching and I see why you love that designer! Such sweet projects. Your lighthouse is very lovely too,,,will have to do one for my roommate,,she got all lighthouses for her bathroom at Christmas!

Alice said...
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Alice said...

I know just how you feel Kathy. Spring is in the air and things want to Bloom! I got a pattern with that very name that I am going to stitch next. I cannot wait and must start it. You have made so much progress and I have hardly stitched in a week. Everything looks lovely as usual. : )Love your new threadpack.
You go girl!!!
Alice

Janice said...

My very first visit to your blog-very nice. I'll be back (said in my best "Arnold" voice!!!!)

Daffycat said...

Hum, one would think you have a 'thing' for LHN...

Lovely stitching, Kathy!

Vickie said...

All your projects look wonderful. I think you are as bad as I am with all the projects going at one time.

Ellen said...

Great progress on your wips. Love the changes you made to your LHN finish, it's beautiful.

Hugs

Patricia said...

Lovely stitching, and love to see your snowdrops we have very cold here in BC and a lot of wind.
HUGS
Patty

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. I love "Little House Needlworks" as well. Congrats with your finish as well. And that new project will become another beauty.

Donna said...

I love your stitching and I love your little snowdrops.
I can't wait to see your new project.

Carolyn NC said...

My goodness, you've been stitching so much. Everything looks wonderful! New start looks great, too!

Cindy F. said...

Girl! You've been busy!! I love your finish! and how you made it special:)
Great progress on all those pretty wips too!

Mylene said...

A beautiful finish and great progress on all your WIP's.

Vonna said...

Snowdrops...I love them :)
And my goodness to Betsy you have a LOT of LHN's going at once! I didn't realize it, I guess :)
Pretty one and all!

Natasha said...

your needle is flaming girl....Way to go. I like your next project I have seen this one on several blogs and always enjoy the finish.

I enjoyed vrowsing your blog.
Take Care
Natasha

Lisa said...

lovely stitching, i love Lhn designs too.

Rene la Frog said...

Great stitching Kathy. Love all those designs you are doing.

Nancy said...

Wow! The stitching groove is back! Great update and progress on all of them! I can't wait for spring either. March is the longest month!!

Tracey said...

Your finish is lovely, and your works in progress look great so far! I need to start posting pics of my WIPs again.. I haven't for a while..