Friday, January 29, 2010
Even though I know how to finish ornaments and have experience finishing ornaments, I rather stitch. Especially since it seems that I’m only spending about 15 minutes each month actually stitching! Sigh…
So I usually send them off to be professionally finished.
I thought things were supposed to slow down when you sent the first child off to college? Not!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have a picture to share with you soon of my stitching progress.
I appreciate your visits and all of the comments that I have received!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Why you ask?
I was hoping you would!
Well, last fall was a “Magic” birthday for me which is a birthday ending in a zero.
Oh gosh guys, you are too too kind, no I didn’t turn 30! :-)
So my dear, sweet, clueless husband was trying to figure out what to get for me as he really, really wanted to make this a special birthday.
Now, this is especially hard as if we want something, we usually just buy it. He also, ahem, has absolutely no talent in picking out clothes or jewelry for me. And since I read between three to five books a week, well that wasn’t going to work.
So, to save the poor dear man, and at his fervent request, I pointed him to several websites for canvas and Canvas of the Month clubs gift ideas.
On the day of my birth anniversary, actually it was several days later as we were too busy on my birthday to slow down for a fun meal and presents, he presented me with my birthday gifts. I was absolutely amazed as not only did he buy the Fireside Stitchery Fortune Cookie Club, he also purchased the Fireside Stitchery Candy Cane Club!
Well, I was speechless!
And for those who know me, this is a very rare event!!!
This past weekend I received the first canvas from both clubs so I hope to share some stitching progress with you soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting Windy Meadow!
Where it is about to get very windy and cold this weekend!
And I don’t have to go anywhere so hopefully I’ll be able to stitch!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hope you enjoyed visiting with my newest Santa ornament! :-)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Hope you enjoyed another one of my stitched projects from last year!
So glad you took the time to stop by and I enjoy reading all of the comments. :-)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I have finally caught up with reading everyone's blogs!
Uh... Wait a minute... I was caught up... Dang... Be back in a minute...
So many pretty things to see....
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The original stitch guide was by Sekas & Co which I followed except for the area behind the Halloween figures and around the outside of the heart. I added a brown background in DMC #612 Tan which exactly matches the brown canvas.
I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this project!
Sekas & Co. has a nice range and variety of projects. Many of which are available as needlepoint canvases and have also been charted for cross stitch. Enjoy looking over their site!
Hmmm.... there are a couple more of the Hearts that I would love to have. :-)
Thanks for stopping by my VERY windy and COLD meadow this week!
You can find it at;
The online catalog is at;
I'll be back again soon. I need to go and look at every item in the catalog. :-)
Monday, January 11, 2010
These are the orts from the Trick or Treat Heart which have now been placed in Ortessa.
Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long
I do have some orts to share from a project that I finished in December, 2009. But next up will be the finished Trick or Treat Heart!
Hope that you are staying warm and dry in this January, 2010 weather!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I pulled it back out earlier this fall and this is where I left the stitching when I last put it down. I've made a bit of progress on the pink background and some of the other areas. It's back on the table and hopefully I'll be able to make some more progress soon so I'll have something to share with you.
Rainbow Gallery's Grandeur, Petite Frosty Rays, Petite Sparkle Rays, Splendor
River Silk Ribbon,
Kreinik #12 Braid
YLI Corporation Ultra-Shimmer
Wichelt Corporations Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!
I took several pictures of the 17+ inches of snow but I'm not too sure what happened to them on the camera. They ummm disappeared! Okay, it was probably operator (that's me) error.
The snow didn't stick around very long as the next weekend we had fairly normal to slightly higher than normal temperatures for our region. But while the snow was here, it was very pretty. The Holiday lights looked just beautiful with the snow.
Now that the Holidays are over and all of the guests have left my thoughts are turning to closing out all of the family 2009 paperwork, taking down the decorations, eating all of the leftovers, and stitching!
While I was not active in Blog Land I did make some progress on several projects. I'm going to catch up with those here on the blog before I show you what I've done since the first of the year. I also several photos for the 2009 TUSAL. By the way, don't get too excited as I haven't done much stitching since the beginning of 2010. LOL!