Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Dance!

What have I been doing since my last post?

I re-arranged some things on the bookshelf, including my shelf of sewing goodies and a few things that are dear to my heart. Scissors I have accumulated displayed in the frog that Edgar sent to me. The glass cookie jar holding my collection of tomato pincushions complete with pins (sorry for the glare on the glass), a jar of buttons and of course my beloved corn shuck dolls that had once belonged to my Aunt. You can't see it but I even have a couple of Gee Haw Whimmy Diddles that my Grandpa made for me many years ago.

I finally have my first finish of the year! Here it is, all stitched up in practically no time and ready to get finished off for display. Poor Maidens by Paulette of Plum Street Samplers! I fell in love with the design immediately when I saw it and knew it would be a must. It was such a fun stitch and I enjoyed working on it so much! I could hardly put it down to do any housework. It was just what I need to renew my motivation.

It is worked on 18 count Fiddlers Cloth with the recommended DMC colors except for the middle maiden's dress which I changed to red (for my added red fix). I don't know why my green looks different from the picture but I still love it! The Fiddlers Cloth was the perfect choice because it gives the piece a rustic look. This is my first PSS finish and the first piece for my Winter wall. I. Am. Thrilled!

There are a few other Christmas/winter designs I want to get or are already in my stash that I want to do now. After I finished off Poor Maidens, I picked up my WIP of AWWR by Shakespeare Peddler and am almost finished with it! Then I made a "Christmas hint" list for dh which includes Favorite Spot Sampler by PSS. It looks like another really fun stitch and perfect for my winter wall!

In my last post I mentioned that I had made my list of pieces to stitch on the remainder of this year and into 2012. I divided this list into categories or walls I want to have. Adam and Eve/nature wall, In Memory Of/samplers wall, Winter wall and my yearly reminder wall. The last one is for those quotes I like to do each year that remind me how I want to live or things I just tend to forget and need a gentle reminder of i.e. Treat Yourself Well (Lauren's Voice) by La D Da.

Thanks for stopping by to join in my Happy Dance! I always enjoy your visits and comments. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart!


Littlebit said...

Your Poor Maidens looks wonderful on the Fiddlers Cloth! It looks like such a fun, happy stitch, and now I am wishing I had done it..but that Paulette; I want to stitch everything I see, even on the drawing board!
Your shelf is lovely.

Laurie in Iowa said...

The Poor Maidens look fantastic. Congrats on your finish.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your finish! I love that one - so sweet!
Love your idea of picking patterns based on walls one would line to have!

Margaret said...

Great finish! Love it!

mainely stitching said...

Congratulations, Sherry! That's a GREAT finish!!

BeckySC said...

Congratulations on your finish dear Sherry! It's wonderful!

Maureen said...

Great wee finish - love the red dress.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks great. I love Paulette's designs!

Paulette said...

It's lovely, Sherry! And what an honor, to read that one of my designs renewed your stitching mojo. :) Big hugs to you!