16 January 2016

Saturday Sampler

I haven't stitched at all this week... which irritates me and puts me behind in my stitching goals for the year already. {sigh} What have I been doing? A major, major, clean-out and re-organization of all our Christmas decorations. I wish it hadn't taken me the entire week, but I know when next Christmas rolls around I will be giving myself a big ol' pat on the back for getting it done. It will make getting things out and decorating so much faster and easier. 

Anyway... here's a look at other stuff that's been happening this week. We had our first snow! Well, our first flurry anyway. We've lived in this area for 6 1/2 years and this is the latest first snow we've had. Here's a picture of the snow on its way... I love the color of the sky!

We also had rain. Here's my pretty girl. 

And we had a good mail week. First, Vickie in Kentucky sent me an adorable little fox granny square that she crocheted just for me! Isn't it adorable?! This will be an ornament for my fox tree. Thank you, Vickie!

And some stash arrived. One of my year-long projects for 2016 is to stitch Little House Needleworks' Hometown Holiday. I think there are 10 designs in the series so far, and this tree lot is the latest. I'm trying to make up my mind about the fabric. I'm leaning toward gray, and found this Fabric Flair (!) gray evenweave. I like the look of a wintry sky, but I haven't settled on it yet. What do we think, stitchers?


12 comments:

  1. The fox made for you by Vicki is awesome! I am not sure about the fabric choice there.
    Okay, I have gone back FOUR times to observe the snow, I am NOT seeing it. We have lots of it up here frozen for quite a while.

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  2. What a cute fox square you received! I love the pre-snow sky picture, Honeybee. We had a few flakes (maybe 10) Tuesday evening. Seriously just a tease of the white stuff! I guess my question on your fabric is how well does the white show up on it. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I love the fabric choice; it looks like a winter sky.

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  4. I love the fabric choice; it looks like a winter sky.

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  5. What an adorable little granny square. I really like your new stash kit.

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  6. The fox square is adorable. Tigerlily is darling!

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  7. I'm not sure about the fabric - it's a bit too grey I think. Maybe a pale blue or soft brown would be better. Could I ask why you put (!) after Fabric Flair? The FF we get here in the UK is great!

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    1. Because I'm addicted to Fabric Flair fabric and the (!) is as if to say, "You're all surprised I chose FF, right?" :O)

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  8. I love the fabric color but that's probably because I think gray is a perfect neutral. It's different than the usual (same old, same old) neutral linen colors as well, which is also probably why I like it. And yes, you will love yourself come next Christmas, when you will have no trouble finding exactly what you are looking for. We organized this year as well...it must be that 'same brain' thing! :)

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    1. Same. Brain.

      This is getting weird. ;O)

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  9. I love FFF fabric, any colours!!! :D
    But grey to me is quite neutral, so I'd go with it.
    We also have FFF Tin, it could look good too

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  10. I think the fabric is very pretty and it could be a wonderful choice. Like Robin, though, I would probably test stitch some "snow" before I made up my mind for sure. Now that you have thoroughly organized your Christmas decor, I think you deserve a stitchy week! I mean, you have to catch up to your timeline, right?

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