Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Stitchin

There was so much on my last post and my computer has been very sensitive. I needed to have 2 posts today. I am gearing up for January's Crazy Challenge but I'm only doing 15 new starts. The Sal will be with Linda of Stitchin with my Furbabies blog honoring Debbie. I do have some kitted up but need a few more. With all the lovely beautiful new stash I received from stitching friends for Christmas I will have no problem:)

Here's my what I've been currently working on....


  I had seen on Edgar's blog his beautiful stitching of this sampler BBD - "Winter Wonderland". As soon as I had seen it I wanted to stitch it. Well I wished that I could. Do you know that I was hunting looking for something else and while I was going through my stash I discovered I had this chart? I was so thrilled. I ordered some flosses that were needed (a late birthday gift to myself). I was so sure I had fabric for stitching. Well I didn't but I did have an idea....

I took some white belfast 32ct linen and hand dyed 2 pieces. The first one was a bit too pink, which is my favorite color, but not  for this project. The second one was more the right tone. 

 Here's my progress on Winter Wonderland. The border matched up perfectly. WooHoo!!

And here's my progress on "Good Morning" for my Sal with Linda stitchin on Saturdays.
There were a few days of no stitching because I was preparing for Christmas.
My laptop had gotten a virus. Well really I've been using my sons old laptop. He had to wipe it clean and start over. This is the second time. Somehow he loaded Vista and not Windows 7. But at least I have access to the web - Lol! Yes I did have all my files saved from before the first time. In the accessories file, Paint is listed and now it goes by percentages for resizing my photos and not by the number of pixels. 
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed New Year! With my love and appreciation - Annette

19 comments:

Barb said...

Winter Wonderland will be very pretty stitched on that linen. How lucky you found it in your stash!!

Margaret said...

I love Winter Wonderland! Woohoo for the border meeting up! Love your Good Morning progress too! Bummer on the computer -- but at least you have it back up and running. Amazing how we miss the web when we don't have it, isn't it?

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely start on Winter Wonderland...and the rooster is colorful and handsome, Annette!!

Jan Gartlan said...

January should be exciting for us both with the January Challenge! I love your new sampler.

Melissa said...

A great start on Winter Wonderland. I like how handy you are with dying your own fabric! It looks like it will be a fun stitch with lots of 'characters' wandering about.

Shebafudge said...

A great start and what a treat to find that you already had the design too.

Hetti said...

Dear Annette,
First congratulations with your son Nicolas! What a nice surprise you have organised a Party for him and his friends.
It is been really Christmas for you with all the gifts and exchanges :-)) What a lovely pieces you have made and received from XXXfriends.
Wish a a beautiful stitching year and I love the new start of Winter Wonderland. Happy New Year!
XXX Hetti

Chris said...

Lovely projects! I love the colors in Winter Wonderland.
I hope that the computer issues settle down soon!

gracie said...

Nice start for 2015....hope your computer issues improve....

Vickie said...

That is a very pretty project Annette. Glad to see you are still working on the rooster too. :)

Brigitte said...

Do you know that it happened to me too - and several times - that I found a chart in my stash that I had added to my wish list for my next order? Lol. BUt not during this year as since I have been strictly stitching from stash I have been browsing through all my stash so often that I know now what is in there.

Nice progress on your old project. And a great new start. This is one of my favourites by BBD, and the fabric you dyed goes so perfectly with it.

Have a great start into the New Year!

llknbillburg said...

How fantastic that you dye your own linen!! Wish I was brave enough to do that. Your BBD is one I want to stitch on day too, just not this year. Too many projects on the front burner right now and my list for this year is way too ambitious!! Happy New Year, Laura

Frances N said...

I have Winter Wonderland in my stash, too! The linen is in there with it! Perhaps this is a sign that I need to stitch it!!! HA HA
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Andrea said...

Wonderful projects. I'm looking forward to your progress.

Annie said...

Winter Wonderland is such a pretty piece. You must have quite a stash to have forgotten you already owned it! ;-) And I think you got the fabric color just right.

Cute rooster project and nice progress.

Have a healthy, happy, stitchy 2015!

Anne said...

Winter Wonderful is gorgeous Annette and one I would love to stitch too. For now, I will just admire it through you :D Have fun starting 15 starts in January! I've considered joining in the fun in memory of Debbie but with baby on the way, I think stitching is going to take a back seat. Love the colour you dyed for WW. Great progress on your Rooster too. I should join in on Saturdays since I have the rooster to finish stitching. I'll perhaps stitch on Saturdays in spirit with the both of you! Hugs and Happy New Year!!

Carol said...

I so love that BBD Winter Wonderland chart... Don't know why I haven't stitched it as I have it in my stash!

Hope your computer shapes up and stays virus-free in 2015! Happy New Year to you and your family, Annette!

Lee said...

Love the Winter wonderland designlook forward to seeing your progress

Hilda said...

Dear Annette,
I hope you had a good start of 2015:
Happy New Year!

This wonderful chart "Winterwonderland" is also waiting in my stash to be stitched. So gread that you started it now - I looking forward to seeing your progresses.

Hugs
Hilda