Followers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New SAL

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I know we did here, but we were very busy! Went up to Peterborough to spend Christmas with my sister and her hubby! We all got spoiled rotten! Chloe even came with us. She was just a little too young to be left home!
And, yes, I am one of those that likes to dress up the pets! Just a photo of my DD and Chloe in their Santa hats! Doesn't Chloe look thrilled?

This is the ornament I made for the new little one, Korbin, son of my Baby Sis! Again, thanks Mom, aka my finisher! LOL!

And the back!

I got some new stash just before Christmas! DD and I headed off to the big city to finish up some last minute gift card shopping, and stopped in the LNS! Had a gift certificate to use up, and it must be used in one visit, sooo, I chose this one! I have a real collection going of gingerbread themed projects! My family LOVES gingerbread cookies! And I would love to make a few for display in my kitchen!


I got a new pair of scissors for Christmas from Hubby and DD! I love these! The Sonia pattern from Ginger!!

Here is the progress on my Spring Carousel Horse. The bottom left portion of the trellis! I just started the other day, after a couple months of being put down trying to catch up on others!

Here is the latest installment of Papillon Creations' SAL Castles in the Air.

A close-up of the mermaid! Now just waiting for the next installment.

I have started a new SAL! I asked for and received for Christmas two afghans to cross stitch on! Thanks Mom! This is last years EMS Flower SAL. I had collected them all every month faithfully, and was going to save up my money to purchase the afghans, but my Mom told me to wait for Christmas! Here is January's Carnation. An alphabet was included, but I'm not too fussy about it, so I am looking for something cursive, a little more flowery, if you will! If I can't find anything, I will attempt to come up with my own.

In my stocking this year, I got a gift card for Chapter's book store! I went in to Chapter's up in Peterborough, but couldn't find any books that I wanted. But online, they have way more in stock, and at much cheaper prices! So I bought myself some reference books! I have wanted to branch out with my stitching, and these come highly recommended!


I have the first PageMap's book, so the second was a must have!

I don't have any new bird pictures this month! But I hope to soon! We have new binoculars and I got a bird reference book for Christmas from my sister and her hubby! I have no excuse for not knowing the names of birds! LOL!
I hope everyone has a good day, and I will try to be better about updating more often!

20 comments:

Gillie said...

Well! I am shocked that you abandoned the housework for the blog - what is the world coming to? Lovely pictures and really like your CITA progress. Happy New Year, Melissa!

stitchesnscraps said...

Shhh, Gillie! Don't tell my Hubby! LOL! Thanks for your nice comment! And I hope you have a nice New Year too!

Mary said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mary said...

Oh Brother I hate old age. Here is the link

http://patternmakercharts.blogspot.com/2010/11/sajou-no-236.html

Mary said...

Melissa, Above is a link to a fellow that has all kinds of alphabets. Some are in pat format and some are in xsd patternmaker format. Check it out if you have time.

stitchesnscraps said...

Thank you so much Mary! I will definitely check that out! I love fellow stitchers!! Always willing to help out! I have never been involved in a hobby that others help so much with! It is so wonderful!!

Babs in Alabama said...

I agree with you, Melissa, about stitchers..I am the recipient of some of your thoughtfulness :)
The ornie is so precious and know your sis loves it. Your stash is something else, but oh, your Castles in the Air is breathtaking! So glad your holiday was a happy one!
hugs,
babs

stitchesnscraps said...

Thank you, Babs! I hope your holiday has a happy one as well! And I was glad to help you out! That's what stitchers are for! ;)

Tracey said...

Great pics! Love your WIPs! And Chloe is so precious!

stitchesnscraps said...

Thanks Tracey! I am enjoying the stitching! Chloe has our hearts in her little claws! ;)

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, glad to meet you, I'm Loredana, you have a Cloe, ed I have Lea, come and visit me, you will see, that I also collect and start the EMS last year free. You are welcome. Loredana.

stitchesnscraps said...

Thank you, Loredana! i will definitely check out your blog! It is very nice to meet you too! I can't wait to see your EMS SAL!

Christine said...

What womderful stitching, and your kitten is just adorable

Lynn said...

Happy New Year! Your WIP are looking great. I do love that Castles in the Air!
Which LNS do you use? I'm always looking for places to stash enhance on my trips to Windsor.

stitchesnscraps said...

Thank you, Christine! Chloe sure is alot of fun!

stitchesnscraps said...

Lynn, Thank you! Sent you an email about the LNS!

~*Shar*~ said...

I love this gingerbread design; it's on my wishlist at 123 Stitch. maybe when I get it we could do a SAL together and see if anyone else wants to join?? That'd be fun..Everytime I see when someone does a Carousel horse I remember years ago I was at a shop and a lady had brought hers in; it was about 70% done, and she misjudged her material and was going to run out of material. I felt so sorry for her.
Great stitching hun.
Hugs, Shar

stitchesnscraps said...

Thanks Shar! I have to get the threads for it, but sure, I would love to stitch this with you! And anyone else who would like to stitch it! I can't even imagine not having enough fabric and being 70% done! I would cry!! This old saying should include stitching as well as woodworking! Measure twice, cut one! LOL!

Bea said...

Great stash Melissa. You picked excellent stitch reference books. I'm glad you had an excellent holiday - and a belated Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to seeing your stitch pieces progress.

stitchesnscraps said...

Thank you Bea! I have been dying to try some new stitches! A belated Happy New year to you as well! I hope you had a lovely holiday, too!