Monday, January 30, 2012


Hello Stitchy Friends!

I've been writing this post in my head for at least a week....  It seems like something always seem to interrupt me from sitting down to write it. 

I checked awhile back and was surprised to see my first anniversary of my blog will be tomorrow....January 31.  I didn't get as many posts written over the year as I would have liked, but have enjoyed blogging.  The comments from all of you out there make it worthwhile.

I want to offer a giveaway.  So, I would like to have you become a follower of my blog to enter.  Repost it on your blog if you like.  I will keep the drawing open until Saturday, February 4.  I will draw a winner that morning.  Leave your email address in your comment so I will be able to contact you.

This Bent Creek Home in the Globe kit will be what I will be giving away.  So, if you are interested, please leave a comment on this post.  I will contact the winner on Saturday.

I have been stitching away on Shores of Hawks Run Hollow, I am nearing the finish line for the first block.

I am leaving for stitching night soon.  It will be fun as always to get together with my stitching friends.  I will try to remember to take my camera and get some pictures of what everyone is working on.  I hope to finish the waves on the water in my Shores block.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Not the New Year's Start I'd Planned....

Hello Friends.

Well, my ambitious stitchy start to 2012 was a flop.  I did finish up Winter Wonderland by LHN.  Success. 

Then on to my first new start of the New Year....  Well I read the chart, measured my linen, and cut it to the size on the back of the chart...  Much to my dismay, I should have double checked the stitch dimensions and not just looked at the cut fabric size.  There is a misprint on the cut fabric size on my chart... only off by at least 5" in the vertical measurement....  So, my nice big beautiful piece of linen is cut too small for the piece now. 

I was so mad at myself.  I haven't had the heart to look at any stitching since then.  I will have to go to my nearest needlework shop and re purchase a hunk of linen for Shores of Hawks Run Hollow, and start again.  The original piece of linen that I cut too small for it, was purchased at the shop in Galena, when it was going out of business, and the shop owner sold me a larger piece than what I that is why I was cutting it down to size....

Well, I guess I will just find other uses for my cutting mistake.

Onto other business...  Thanks to all of you sharp eyed stitchers out there, the source of the Snowman freebie has been found.  For those of you that are interested in obtaining the chart, see the comments from my last post that Carol made.  She has kindly posted the address for you to find the snowman freebie.

So, thanks Carol for finding the link for the chart for everyone.

Well, I guess I will let you know when I gather my stitching mojo to move ahead.

Hope your stitchy start to 2012 was better than mine.