31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Best part of New Year's Day? The Winter Classic. 

Best part of New Year's Day when the NHL is in a lock-out and we're not having a hockey season and we're crawling the walls waiting for the first puck to drop? The annual Twilight Zone marathon on the SyFy channel.

Meanwhile, a happy snowflake...

Because you need a happy snowflake when there's no hockey. Especially on New Year's Day. This is Noel Silly Snowflake available as a freebie here: http://www.cyberstitchers.com/PatternLibrary/index.asp?ID=1200158488055&navPage=4&_perPg=10&_cols=1&view=ByDatePosted&_filterSearch=christmas&_searchField=PatternName%2CCategory%2CDesigner

In the new year, may all your WIPs become finishes! Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!

28 December 2012

In Which I Succumb To Peer Pressure

Somewhere in Texas a Female Relative is picking herself up off the floor after fainting dead away when she discovered I have *finally* given in to her fussin' and started a stitching blog. Hi, Panda! TAG! You're it!

I have two reasons for starting this blog. One, to heap pressure and guilt upon myself to keep it updated, which will force me to stitch more.  And two, to provide the Female Relatives with more opportunities to be all up in my business, which they will love. I have made it as difficult as possible to stumble across this blog, but if you have, and you're not related to me, I guess you can stay. But you have to be nice.

Well, let's get on with it, shall we? First of all, we have my favorite Christmas finish for this year. The fox is from a Leisure Arts Christmas ornament book and the frame is from Hobby Lobby.
Next, my latest finish, a Christmas ornament from the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue.  The design is Santa's Helper by Mosey n' Me.
Here are a couple of the WIPs that are hanging over my head, taunting me.  This one is Ichabod Crane Inn by The Primitive Hare. It is in the book, "Le Point de Croix--au fil des saisons" available from Amazon France.
And Nora Corbett's Trick or Treat Fairy from the September 2008 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine.

And most important of all... stitching supervisor, chair thief, fiber expert... Tiger Lily.
How's that for an epic very first blog post? Now I'm tired.  It's supposed to snow tonight. Is there anything better than waking up to new fallen snow? Cookies, maybe. Definitely a purring cat.  And a snoring husband. But other than those things, new fallen snow is right up there. It'll be a good day to stay home and stitch.

Happy Stitching, you.