Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Year, New Start and a thank you!

Hello everyone!  I’ve the feeling that 2018 is going to go as quickly as 2017!  I can’t believe we’re almost to the middle of January.  Usually I find January drags but not this year!
This was my pick for my first start of 2018…..

Plum Street Samplers Hello Winter.  I loved this one as soon as Paulette released it and knew it had to make it into my stash.  Once again I’m using fabric from my stash.  I originally thought this was 32ct but have realised it’s 28ct.  It’s Permin/Wichelt’s Dusty Millar, a grey/blue shade and I love how the colours are popping off the fabric.  I’m using a mix of the suggested WDW and DMC, just going with what I already had. 

I haven’t got back into the routine of #santasundayxs  on IG yet.  I tracked down and added to my stash, With Thy Needle & Thread’s Noel Sampler.  It’s an older chart, from 2013.  I’m thinking of splitting the chart into monthly sections so that I’m setting myself monthly goals and will have it completed in time for this Christmas.

However, when I bought PSS Hello Winter I also bought this one….

With Thy Needle & Thread's Jingle All the Way and I’m keen to stitch it too.  I’ll have decided by next time I blog.

Now it’s time to say ‘thank you’ to my dear friend Carol over at Stitching Dreams.  Some of you will have already seen this ornament finish on her latest blog post.  What a gorgeous ornament she stitched for me - LHN’s Seasons Greetings

As ever, Carol’s finishing and her over one stitching on black……well, she’s just the Queen of both those things!  Also in the package were these goodies……

a sweet LHN chart, some lovely woollen fabric for finishing and sweet trims.  Carol, you already know how much I love everything but thank you again, my friend.

And I think that’s it for this time.  Thank you for your lovely comments last time around, I do appreciate each and every one.  I know blogging seems to have gone out of fashion a little bit but I’m enjoying getting back to having a more detailed record of my thoughts. 

Until next time….


Cindy's Stitching said...

Great first start. Happy new year.🌻

Vickie said...

Hello Winter is a beauty. So is Carol's gift!

Margaret said...

Love your PSS piece -- and I agree from your instagram comment about the female cardinal being included. So nice! Love the new Santa! So cute! Lovely gift from Carol too! Aussie Open tomorrow!!

Marilyn said...

Looks like you are off to a good start for the new year.
Great choices.
The ornament from Carol is so pretty.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Love the designs that you are working on and your was gift Carol is gorgeous.

Babs said...

There will always be people who love blogs more than videos or a combination of the two.

Lovely patterns I hope you will finish them soon.

Love, Babs

Jackie said...

Jingle All the Way is calling my name too. I need to add that to my stash!

Carol's gift is gorgeous! She is such a beautiful stitcher and finisher, as are you!

Justine said...

Happy New Year! 2018 is flying by already. I love your new stitch, the colours do pop off that fabric.
What a beautiful ornament from Carol!

Beth said...

Happy New Year! Very much enjoy your blog Lois. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

I love that PSS design. I have been thinking of doing that series. The Spring colors are a bit too pastel for me but that would make an easy change. I also love all the WTN&T charts. I need to add some of her designs to my stash!

Halland House Gifts said...

Lois, I’m loving that Hello Winter design. With two snow events here in TN (beginning last Thursday) and MLK Day on Monday we haven’t been in school for a week. It’s this kind of weather that makes spring and summer so much sweeter. I love it though. Happy Stitching. Judy

Carol said...

I can't tell you how much I love Hello, Winter, Lois! It's just the best design, isn't it? I have it, too, but don't have the fabric or threads. Perhaps, I'll use some of my birthday gift certificate to purchase it from 123 Stitch :) Yours is looking fabulous and you know I love Jingle All the Way. Brenda has come up with such darling designs lately!

Aww... I'm so glad you enjoyed by gifts--I loved stitching Season's Greetings for you. Thank you so much for your very kind words.

Hope you are staying warm over there--I am SO ready for this frigid winter of ours to be over!