Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Already thinking about Easter

It's only January but I'm already thinking about Easter. Crazy right? I've got Lena's Easter dress covered. A book and Dinosaur Train figurines for some Easter goodies. And now I'm taking a break from HRH to work on a present for her.

Here's her dress.  Sweet isn't it?  I just have to decide between those colors of tights. At 2 1/2 (by Easter time), this is the last year I'll get to do super cutesy I'm sure.  Next year she have an opinion.  

My Easter project is Spring Bunny Love by Snowflower Diaries
The threads and ribbon are hand dyed and you can get them on Etsy.

Here's my progress.  So cute!  It makes me think of chocolate bunnies.  Can you tell I like sweets?

On a side note, it was a snow day here in NC (a whole 2 inches!!!)  :-P

Stay warm!!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Coming along

My first block on HRH is coming right along. I should be finished with block one this week and start up block 2.

On a side note, Lena has caught the crud. Nasty cough with a fever. While home with daddy so I could run errands. she found my ort/trash box. That's what the paper sleeves are good for!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Start and finish

Just a couple quick pictures of my new start and a recent finish.  I finished Honeybee Hill by Blackbird Designs.  I am in the process of finding a round frame for it.  As pretty as the shaker box is, I don't really like to have lots of "stuff" sitting out. So I decided to frame it.

Honeybee Hill by Blackbird Designs

Just a quick snap of my start on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.  I am working on 40 ct linen with the NPI silks recommended. 

Stay tuned...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ahh the Holidays

We had a lovely Christmas and I hope everyone else did as well. It was great seeing family and old friends.  Christmas "Day" is super busy because we celebrate it about 4 times!  Once at our house (very low key) before we leave for FL, then at my moms, then David's grandmother's, then his parents.  Whew!  Lena opened a lot of gifts!  It was looking like a great visit until 4 am after Christmas when Lena got a stomach bug.  Yuck!  Then within 36 hours David and I both had it.  Thank goodness for the help of family during those days.  The rest of our visit was spent getting well.  :-(  Hopefully we'll be back down soon so we can actually spend more time with people.

Most of my pictures are of Lena and take place on Christmas.  Since we all got sick, the pictures basically stopped.

Here's Lena with the dinosaur puzzle I bought her (also wearing her new hoodie and new shoes).  She loves dinosaurs and at 2 yrs old can name a lot of them.

Cute Totoro mug I found on Etsy for David.  He works so hard and drinks a lot of tea to keep him going!

Stockings at my mom's house.  Lena's was almost as big as her.

Dinosaur Train!  Lena's favorite gift.  

My sister (on the left) showing off a new ring and my sister in law opening a gift.

Feeding her baby the new wooden play food her Grandpa bought her.  Great Aunt Sharon got into the fun.

"Asta, want some chicken?"  He knew something wasn't right...

Playing with her new dollhouse Grandma and Papa Lanham bought her.

Such at long day for a little girl!

As for stitching....I didn't do too much while down in FL.  But I have been very busy working on my Honeybee Hill.  It's supposed to be for a box top but I'm thinking of framing it.  I just can't think of where I'd keep a big box?

Up next...Either I start my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House or Bunny Love by Snowflower Diaries