Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winter Warmth and HOE ornament received

I received my Christmas Ornament HOE from England from Jayne at jaynesstitchingtales.blogspot.com - I love the ornament Jayne stitched from Lizzie Kate (2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments magazine). I also love her finishing technique.

There is nothing better to me in the fall and winter than starting a fire in our fireplace. It keeps us warm in the log cabin & a lot cheaper than the propane heat and also is efficient since there’s a ceramic catalyst that actually keeps the heat in longer. When my dad was still alive we'd sit by the fireplace most evenings and talk while he kept the fire burning, I do miss him.
I’ve also purchase a few “happy” things this past month that I hope to work on in the coming year from my two favorite “local” stitching shops. (1) 2011 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments and (2) Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery by Yvette Stanton – both from Sandy’s X stitch on the Go in Hendersonville, NC (just off 126), and (3) Loose Feathers Summer and (4) Loose Feathers Fall both from Blackbird Designs from 123Stitch online.
Well, I've got to start some laundry and clean house a little so I'll have more time this weekend to stitch hopefully. Happy stitching, quilting and knitting everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Diana :-)

    just wanted to let you know that I have received the bee-utiful ornamnet you made for me :-)
    I love it! Thank you so much, it will hang proudly on my tree this year(and every year). I really like the way you finished it too.
    Thanks once again.
    Sadie x