February Wrap-Up

Well, here 'tis, the last day o' February. How time does fly!

Every year around this time, I love looking at the new Nashville offerings, and this year I decided to make myself a wishlist to keep track of the things I'd love to own eventually. I am positively drooling over the Primitive Traditions' Abigail Colby books. They are expensive, but so yummy! I'm also intrigued by The Goode Huswife offerings and her "new look" - how about you? I am crazy about that E is for Eggs especially.

I went ahead and sprang for My Big Toe Designs' Quaker Harmony - love this. Also, I couldn't put my credit card # down fast enough for Little House Needlework's new Travelling Stitcher, though I can tell you already that I will need some finishing advice from some talented someone on attaching the stitched pieces.


In February, I also stitched on several wips, including Beatrix... you can see my progress here. So far I am finding this a sloooooow but enjoyable stitch.

So I also have a couple of awards to acknowledge - thank you so much Nancy and Milly for the Special Friends Award and "Love" Pendant. The description for this award reads "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with."

I choose: Sweet Pea Stitches, X Marks My Spot, Mainely Stitching, Dianne Rambling On, Lake Stitcher, With Needle and Thread, Quilt or Stitch? How About Both, and Suburban Stitcher.

And thanks again to Milly for the fun tag:


I am supposed to list my 5 favorite things and tag 5 others. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. Stitching (of course!)
2. French press coffee
3. Cooking yummy recipes
4. Midsommer Murders, and any cozy British mystery show or book
5. Going to art museums

I tag: Suburban Stitcher, Cozy Egg, Sharon Stitches, Spinster Stitcher, and Stitchful Thinking.

Happy Valentine's Day







I finished my V-day present to my hubby tonight, a little hanging pillow with some festive fabric trim and heart buttons.

Here are some more cute pictures of Philo: he sleeps like this with his paws in the air all the time.

I think Mike and I are planning to visit a local museum for our date tomorrow. I hope you have something special planned, even if it's just to sit with your feet up and stitch. :)

Love,
Rachel

I heart stitchy mail




I came home to not one, but two great packages .... ah, stitchy mail! Almost nothing makes me happier. I won these great charts by City Stitcher on eBay, and discovered that the seller was our very own Nancy. I also purchased a back issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework from Karen V ~ thanks, Karen, it made the journey safely across the pond!

And, Mary Kathryn let me know that my little birthday pressie had arrived, just a small wish for blessings this year. This is taken from a Prairie Schooler chart called Garden Gloves.

Hope your weekend is blessed! For my part, I plan to spend the evening relaxing at home with Mike, then we have to work on our finances tomorrow (yuck) and various and sundry other weekend-y tasks. I'm sure I'll sneak some stitching in there somewhere...

Februrary snow





We had a big pile o' snow last evening, and two of my morning appointments cancelled due to the weather, so I have just a few moments to make a post here today. Here are some pictures that I snapped from my apartment windows. Everything is beautiful with a blanket of white and the bright sun shining.

At the top is a picture of a Valentine's Lizzie Kate in progress. I still need to stitch up the border and finish but I am pleased with the color changes. This is stitched on 28 ct. Mocha Java by Sassy's Fabbys.

Ok, must run for now!