Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Home of a Needleworker

What a difference a week makes! Last week we had temps. below zero, and on Thursday and yesterday we made it to the 70's. One town nearby was actually mentioned in the national news as having a temperature swing of 110 degrees (-31 and 79) in one week! Well, I guess that's Oklahoma for you!

I've been stitching on Home of a Needleworker by Little House Needleworks for the past week. I think it was started on one of my trips back in the fall, then put away with only a few stitches put in. I have a frame that should be just right and that's why I'm trying to get it finished. The house is solid stitching, so that area is great for stitching during TV time. While filling in the door late last night, it seemed that the color was too close to the house color and it got lost. I stitched as charted because I liked the colors, but now I'm thinking the door maybe needs to be one of the reds.

I decided to organize my digital photos better, and got into that during the week. The new "filing" system is much better than the old. I began with 2011 and will work my way back until completed.

With the days being so much warmer right now, I really feel like going out to tidy up the flower beds in preparation for the annuals that will be planted in just a couple of months. Although, I must say, it's been nice not having any yard work for a while. As I write this, the birds are singing outside ~ even they are looking forward to Spring!

Hope your weekend is a great one, with lots of stitching!


Lynn said...

I love your HoaN stitch! I've done the other version of this also by LHN. I love her designs.

Kathy A. said...

Nice work on Home of a Needleworker. I have that in my stash and you make me want to take it out and stitch it up!

Carol said...

Very nice start on Home of a Needleworker, Mary! I vote for the red door--they are so warm and welcoming :)

Oh, I wish you would come help me organize my digital photos--it is amazing I can find anything in my computer files! Any suggestions?

Hope your warmer weather continues :)

Anonymous said...

I love you.

Stitchy Mc Floss said... more snow! I am glad things are getting warmer for you. It's been a really bad winter

Oh, your current project is coming along so nicely. I can't wait to see it all finished. :)

Blessings always

Elaine said...

Love your HoaN, it's such a pretty piece!

Anonymous said...

Home of a needleworker is looking really lovely Mary, I think a red door would look great
I love LHN designs and I've done the other HOAN too design but think I will need to stitch this one soon

Erica said...

I think the door would look good in a reddish tone. It is so good to finish a project. They are always sitting in the back of your mine. I love the design of this one!
Thanks for all your encouraging words on "Celebrate your Heart"! I will not be stitching 1 over 1 on 40 count any time soon!

Lelia said...

We had snow last night - and ice the night before. What a winter.

Lovely stitching ; )

I plan to shop at the needlework store on Wednesday (next week) and look forward to seeing all the new designs/projects.

Enjoy your BBD book - I cannot wait to get my hands on it

Always, Lelia