It seems that we all “warn” people when we post lots of pictures. As I thought about that, really, that’s what I love to see is pictures…don’t you?! So, next time, instead of a warning, I shall have to announce it in a much happier way…something like “Yay, lots of stitchy pics!” or something equally as cheesy

Anyway, on to the pictures. First I will begin with some family pics. Over the weekend we went to our little downtown area for “Miracle on Morton Street.” The downtown strip of about 6-8 blocks is barricaded so that street vendors, food vendors, etc can set up shop. We went Saturday night, and we got to play some kiddie games, sit with Santa, and most exciting of all (according to Nicholas) was that we got to sit in an old fire truck. So, here’s a couple of pics from that outing…

Next up is a progress report. I didn’t stitch much this weekend, but I did start…yes I said start…on Holly and Berries by LHN. I’m stitching this on 40 ct. Abecedarian Blend by R&R (my all time favorite fabric color) using the recommended fibers.
Next up I have some cute finished finishes As I think I’ve mentioned before, my mom does all of my sewing finishes (pillows, wallhangings, etc.) She used to have a custom drapery workroom, and now she has retired from that and is a full-time MiMi to my boys and a full-time stitcher! When I saw her for Thanksgiving, she brought in a slew of finishes…it was an early Christmas for me

Easter Parade – bunny
Blackbird Designs
Recommended Fabric and Fibers

BHG Freebie from website
Days Gone By Fabric (count unknown)
Crescent Color Cupid
Strawberry House
Little House Needleworks
35 ct. Dark Espresso by R & R
Recommended Fibers

Faith Threadpack
Little House Needleworks
Recommended Fabric and Fibers

A Queen (kit)
Shepherd’s Bush

Scatter Freedom
Shepherd’s Bush
unknown 32 ct. fabric
Recommended Fibers
Also, I’m going to show you a picture of Jack today…because he’s 8 weeks old! My how time flies!
Now, last but certainly not least, I HAVE to show off a finish of my mom’s! She started this many months ago, around March or April, I think, and because it’s so gorgeous, I just have to share! This is a picture of Quaker Virtues by ByGone Stitches. It is stitched on a Fat Half of 32 ct. Pear linen by Lakeside, and she used Hand-Dyed Fibers by Vicki Clayton. I love the octagonal frame…it’s perfect!
Well, that is the end of this massive picture post. Hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did! I do also want to thank some of the new visitors that I have had recently. I love seeing your blogs…many of you inspire me to keep stitching, and you certainly inspire new stash buying!

Happy Stitching to all

December 08, 2008 —

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