Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Little House Finish

Finally I can show a finish for 2008 that I actually started in 2008. Cappuccino by Little House Needleworks. I have all three of LHN's coffee quickies and plan to do them all, frame them alike and use to decorate my kitchen. It really needs decorating. I finished this one tonight as I tried, in vain, to find something to watch on TV. I have to give credit to Nicole (Carolina Dreaming) for hooking me on Little House and this project. I watched her progress with great enthusiasm and finally had to give in and get it started. Its worked on Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens with Belle Soie Silk floss, which are a dream to stitch with.

I did have other finishes for 2008 but both were for exchanges for a Yahoo group and I couldn't show them. Of course, I also forgot to take pictures so it really doesn't matter. I did a Shepherd's Bush needleroll and slanted it towards Valentine's Day, and then I stitched a Victoria Sampler house which turned out really cute. It was from Cottage Garden Sampler. I love that house, and it was the third time I'd stitched it.

Its been a really difficult winter for us, and I'm barely hanging on. Having such wonderful friends has made it easier but the hard part is just starting. Check back in a few weeks and I should have more details or perhaps I'll be able to report good news. One can hope.

So, what's next? I'd really like to start another in this collection but have to hold off to get my dil's birthday gift finished. It's only half done--I'm doing Indigo Rose's Four Little Bugs for a box top and biscornu for her, but its a week late already.

Have a great week, everyone and for those in the northern climes, please try to keep warm. It's a toasty 3 degrees right now and it sounds like we are heading into the negative numbers before dawn. Perhaps I should rethink hubby's desire to move to North Carolina. Hmmmm, nope!