Tuesday, November 27, 2012

oops i did it again...

i didn't mean to, it was harmless really!

i was innocently minding my own business on ebay when these two fellows hopped into my cart...

celestial santa by petei

north pole santa by petei

example of stitched celestial santa 

i've cut back significantly on purchasing new canvases, but with the petei line's future uncertain i just couldn't resist!  

evil, thy name is ebay.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

a thanksgiving tablescape

belt work still continues, thank you for the encouragement! i'm learning to love this project more and more as i see progress. 

wanted to share a few pics of my thanksgiving tablescape!

my new little shabby chic turkey...love him!

i could not resist these precious salt and pepper shakers from pottery barn. me + pigs = lurve. 

my ceramic dinnerware by juliska in the berry and thread pattern. and a festive nod to new orleans with the napkin holders. 

enjoy your thanksgiving holiday! there is so much to be thankful for!

Friday, November 16, 2012

the collection is complete!

yesterday's mail brought me the final piece to my mackenzie-child stash collection, the third mini stocking!

Betsy B. MacKenzie Childs stocking

Betsy B. MacKenzie Childs stocking

as previously stated, these are the pride and joy of my stash, which almost makes me scared to stitch them! no pressure right?

have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

mail time!

look at this little lady that came in the mail this week!

Princess & Me nativity

these little canvases will be nice distractions from the eternal basketweave of the belt.

i just love all the fun colors on these!

Monday, November 12, 2012

a weekend finish!

remember this guy?

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint

after ripping out both the thread and my hair, it was time to start over. 
the stage was set, and my batteries were re-charged. 

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint

so this weekend i sat down and did it!

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint

and i love it! the olive green memory thread was the perfect addition (thanks diana) and the beaded stars make it complete.

i really love how primitive it looks with the irregularly shaped stars. it's not the fanciest ornament ever, but it's a perfect representation of our historic water meters. and let's face it: a water meter isn't the most beautiful thing to behold anyways, so it should be a little primitive and gritty. 

i love starting off the week with a finish!

and because she looked so beautiful in her bow from the groomer's...

princess peanut!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

a small finish!

after working on the stocking for so long, it's nice to once again start and finish a project all in the same week!

this is jbw designs' christmas bells.

JBW Joyeux Noel

again i apologize for the crappy lighting! the linen is white white i promise. 

back to the water meter ornament! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

look what came in the mail!

my santa that i ordered during pfos' brenda stofft trunk show arrived this week! complete with stitch suggestions and threads!

it is so precious and i can't wait to get started once i start on the 5 million other precious projects that are calling my name in le stash. i was also pleasantly surprised to learn that i have been enrolled in their stitchers anonymous program due to my frequent orders with the shop. with my membership, i received this gorgeous project bag!

it is the perfect size! i feel like a stitchy celebrity or something!

...or maybe it's just this grande-salted-caramel-hot-chocolate that i'm drinking. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

she's ba-ack...

we are back from sunny florida and trying to get back into our normal routine! the wedding was gorgeous and there were so many fun activities in palm beach...once i organize my pictures i will show you!

i had a small victory this weekend with the progress on my jbw christmas bells piece.

JBW Joyeux Noel

if you recall, it looked like this on thursday night...

JBW Joyeux Noel

i am loving this project and hope to have it finished up this week! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

a new start

here is my tiny new start that only has a few strands in so far, but hopefully after some serious plane time this weekend it will grow!

JBW Joyeux Noel

sorry for the craptastic picture, the linen is white white i promise! stitching this with the called-for WDW threads.

have a great weekend! i'll be in sunny florida if you need me!