Greetings, all, I know I have been missing for several weeks. I guess we are all busy around the holidays. I read another blogging post that she will try and post each and every Monday. I think that sounds like a wonderful idea, if I can just stick to it.
I have finished putting all of the Christmas decorations away until next year. It is usually so cold and windy when I am out in January taking down all the wreaths, but today was in the mid 40's. Like many others, we are having a green winter. I noticed today that the climbing roses are budding out and the magnolia tree has little green leaves! I suppose we will have a cold spell that will kill all of the buds and ruin spring. If not, the roses should be gorgeous this year without all the winter kill! I just hope it doesn't wait until March for winter to actually come!
I have finished a few small little stitching things. The first is a prim needle book by Stacy Nash. It was a lot of fun to stitch and put together.
I have finished my very first punch needle. It was so much fun to do. It is a little bird pincushion designed by Brenda Gervais. I mounted it on this old oil can that I have been wanting to do something with for a long time.
And finally, a not quite finished. :( These are from an old Prairie Schooler chart called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Instead of stitching it as a sampler, I chose to do each individually, then mount them on little Christmassy wool squares with homespun backing. The plan was to make a garland out of them that I could hang from a door, etc. But, sadly, they are now relegated to the unfinished drawer.
Lastly, on a totally unrelated note, when I go to buy horse feed every few weeks I pass a small antique/vintage/used store, and of course usually stop in. Look what I found! A large (about 60" square) beautiful piece of antique/vintage wool paisley for $15!! Woo-hoo!!! From what I understand about antique wool paisley, that is quite the steal. My original plan was to cut it into strips for my rug hooking, but now I am giving that second thoughts. I have heard that if is in good condition (which it is, only 2 teensy moth holes) that you shouldn't cut it up. What to do...what to do...
Till next time,