Thursday, April 04, 2013

Are you sure it's Spring?


The longer hours of Spring turned into longer days but Winter just did not get the message and overstayed its welcome for another week or longer. The cold winds. The cold rains. Too much cold for my taste. I stayed indoors with my stitching and heat! I am ready for those warm birdwatching Spring days now! We even had a little bit of snow and sleet today!

Without any delay I will jump right in and show off my most recent finish, Needleworker by LHN. I love the crow, the needle, the thread and the berries! This piece will look right at home on my sampler/sewing wall. I stitched it on 18 count Vintage Country Mocha Aida and used the threads that came with the pattern. It took longer to finish than I had expected since I was interrupted by a case of "life happens" again.
 

I have plenty of LHN patterns but Needleworker is my first LHN finish! Have you ever noticed that you seem to stitch one designer's patterns more than any other? I do. I try not to but each time I see something new by this designer, I have to stitch it!

Since I finished a piece, it is time for a new start! I know exactly the one I want to do. Sarah E. Schall by Heartstring Samplery. I am still gathering everything. I will take pictures once I get far enough along. I don't like to work to work on more than one at a time but I have been itching to start on Sampler Folk by CHS, too! I may just start both of them if I can talk myself into it.
 
I am using one week per month to work on several WIPs that have been sitting in my basket for a year. I may not get much done within that week but even a little bit is better than letting them sit un-stitched for another year!
Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart! Thanks for stopping by!
 

9 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing the Needleworker. I love this piece and hope to stitch it soon.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

One week a month. That sounds like a good plan. I may join you in this to get a few of my lost in the past items finished up. I tend to get bored with bigger projects and just drop them somewhere and never go back. Love your needleworker piece. Congrats on the finish. CJ in OK

Natasha said...

Beautiful finish!! I am a sucker for Blackbird Designs . Every time I see a new one I usually get it and stitch it. I have some LNS designs but have only completed about 3 or 4

Great idea about using 1 week per month to work on WIPs, I will have to do this I have many that I would love to see finished this year.

I hope you have a wonderful and hopefully spring springs soon!!!

Margaret said...

Love your finish! I love the piece in the other pic too -- the colors are so pretty! I hear you on spring. I need it to start right now. lol! btw, your comments on my blog still go to the spam folder. Don't know why. But I always mark them as not spam, so no worries.

Shirlee said...

A beautiful finish & a beautiful start : )

Carolyn NC said...

Yes, spring is overdue, but I see glimmers now! Lovely stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your Needleworker finish! I must do that one.

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