Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Dance!

Here is the "Library" by Little House Needleworks, finished at last!  This one seemed to take me awhile to finish, there are lots of rows of solid stitching.  But, I am glad it goes into my "finished" pile. 

I have been working on Prairie Schooler February.  It has been a fun stitch so far.  I have my eye on "As the Crow Flies" to move to the top of my list for the next stitch after this one.  It is one of the new Prairie Schooler charts.  I do really enjoy stitching Prairie Schooler charts, but have done pieces by several other designers as well.  I will have to check through my fabric stash to see if I have anything suitable for the piece, if not, I'll have to make a trip to the closest needlework shop.

Sadly, the closest shop is about 65 miles from me.  Some years past, I had a shop just 12 miles away.  I was sorry to see it close.  However, the former shop owner  is a member of our stitching group.  It is so nice to have a group that enjoys getting together to stitch.  There are about seven of us that get together every other Monday night.  We take turns having it at someone's house. We also have a special get together at Christmas when we exchange ornaments.

I am overwhelmed by the amount of people that have left comments and visited my blog.  I am so very pleased to have all of you visit.  Thanks for the comments.  I know that takes some extra time to do, and I do so appreciate it.

I got out my rubber stamping supplies and made some Valentine's cards last night.  That is fun to do, I don't do it often enough.  But, I'm glad I found the time to do some cards for my family and a few friends. 

I hope all of you have a lovely Valentine's Day, and find sometime to do whatever your heart desires. I am closing this post with a picture of one of our cats, Annie is part siamese and my constant companion.  She loves to "help" cross stitch! 

18 comments:

  1. The piece is beautiful and what a pretty kitty!

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  2. OOO it looks lovely and well done on persevering and finishing .... beautiful furbaby too :) love mouse xxx

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  3. Your library is fantastic!! And I'm glad that you picked up your stamping supplies again. It's such a fun hobby!

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  4. First of all, I think that Annie is a sweetie!!! I'll bet she makes a mighty fine companion indeed!

    I love your LHN library finish...first time I have seen a picture of it stitched, it is wonderful!

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  5. What a wonderful finish and such a sweet stitching companion!

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  6. I absolutely love your finish! It's beautiful! Your cat is beautiful too -- I bet she helps with the stitching a lot. Such a great companion!

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  7. Your finished piece is beautiful! I love the Prairie Schooler charts also, they are so timeless. I also like stamping and card making as well. :)

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  8. Congratulations on finishing your beautiful Library! It looks very pretty. I love As The Crow Flies too, and I think it will be in my pile very soon. Annie is just beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  9. Congratulations on your finish. It is beautiful!

    Cute kitty :)

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  10. Your library finish looks so nice it makes me want to pull out my chart and get started! Congratulations on a great finish :)

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  11. I love your Library finish; LHN is one of my favorite designers, as well as Prairie Schooler.

    Your daughter's kitty and your cat are both adorable.

    I look forward to seeing more photos.

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  12. LHN is one og my favorite designers and that library looks awesome, congratulations!!

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  13. Your cat looks so like mine! There's actually two of them, but only one cat likes to 'help' with stitching, she gets very excited as the threads goes through the fabric and she bats at it and gets it all tangled up!

    Congrats on the 'library' finish - it looks great!

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  14. A great finish, congratulations!

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  15. Very nice finish! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Wow, I love your library, it's stunning! I'm hoping to do this one soon. I've been working on Celtic Christmas by Lavender and Lace all year, and it's my biggest project to date. I'm also a book blogger though, and would love to stitch something bookish :-)

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