Monday, November 29, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was quieter than usual, but still lots of fun. This time of year is the best. I love cooking with family and friends, or even by myself and just puttering around in my kitchen. Sitting in my favorite stitching spot and watching the leaves fall outside. They look like bits of gold spinning in the air as they fall.

In a moment of temporary insanity I signed up for Minna's Crazy January Challenge 2011. No, seriously, it sounds like a lot of fun and I enjoyed rummaging through my stash for a list of my 15 projects, and it's encouraging me to work on those charts I've had for awhile that are kitted or partially kitted. If I finish close to that number I'll be happy.

I pulled out Blackbird Design's Merry Christmas from the WIP basket and started working on it. The greens in the holly leaf border were almost identical, so I took out part of the border and changed one of the greens. I hope to finish it this week.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Blackbird Designs
30 count Sheep's Straw, R&R Reproductions
recommended threads

Jenny Bean's Halloween did not get finished this year and is now put away until next year's Halloween stitching. It seems like I did a lot of miscounting/frogging on this piece. Here is what I did accomplish.

Jenny Bean's Halloween

Jenny Bean's Halloween, Shakespeare's Peddler
40 count Vintage Light Examplar,
Lakeside Linen recommended threads

I was also able to add a few stitches to BBD's Bird in Hand and would like to wrap it up this week, too, if the schedule stays fairly calm.

Bird in Hand, BBD

Bird in Hand , Blackbird Designs
30 count Irish Cream , R&R Reproductions
Pomegranate, GAST

Mr. Cooper during our walk this morning. Do not be fooled by his calm and well mannered appearance! He had just finished chasing Miss Kitty up a tree.

Have a great week!


Katrina said...

Love the stitchy pics and the puppy is too cute :-).

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lots of good WIPs are happening. Love the snap of the dog.

Margaret said...

Your stitching projects are all gorgeous! Mr. Cooper looks like a cutie!

Deb said...

It's when they look so innocent that you just know that they've been up to no good! Love your WIPs and good luck on the challenge. I've joined it too, but haven't come up with my 15 projects yet. I must be out of my mind!!

Siobhán said...

Your Cooper is so cute! He does indeed look angelic in that photo. ;) Love the stitching pics--looks like a lot of fun projects.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very nice

marylin France

Joy said...

Lovely stitching...sweet puppy.
Happy Stitching!

Roberta said...

HI Dona, just love Mr. Cooper, but I can certainly understand how Miss Kitty is feeling!! LOL

So now that you mentioned Minna's 2011 challenge - I had to go and see what it is about!! Well, since I have already several things kitted and several more in the process, I too decided to join in!!!

Maybe, we can get together once in a while and sit and stitch!! Chat with you soon.

Michelle said...

Love your WIPs that you're working on - especially that BBD Christmas piece. I really need to get that book!!

Jan said...

Such lovely stitchey projects you have going, Dona! Love them all...

Your Mr Cooper is resting from his chase, so of course he looks angelic!! Ha!