I always make it a point to start a new project on New Year's Day, so I decided it was about time I go back to doing some cross stitch and selected Quaker Faith Hope Love by Midnight Stitching. http://midnightstitching.wordpress.com/
I'm using The Gentle Arts Sampler Threads in Oatmeal, Freedom, and Cranberry. The Quaker Faith is done with the blue Freedom color on a more natural fabric than the pattern called for, but I am liking the contrast and think the colours will pop more especially when I get to the white Oatmeal colour in the Quaker Hope which will be the next motif I stitch.
As you can see, Maggi the beagle dog enjoys it when her mommy stitches as she relaxes nearby.
My second project is a cute Cupcake scarf I'm crocheting. It's coming along quickly, and can't wait to add some embellishments. I purchased some pretty czech glass beads of many colors which I think will resemble sprinkles and mini pompoms for the cherries!
So I hope these projects give me the kick start I need to move on to bigger projects. I really want to get over my fear of knitting my alpaca sweater. I think I've become more experienced as a knitter, so we shall see!! And I don't want to ignore my other love of stitching again!
We're very hopeful that 2011 will be a great year and better than the one before. Maggi is hopeful that she'll get more treats this year...but her mommy knows better and will continue to give her a healthy diet so she doesn't get a sore stomach or gain weight again...
New beginnings for my son Peter who brought over his new girlfriend Catherine to meet us. I cooked a yummy Chicken Curry Stew over rice which warmed us all on a cold winter night.
Frank is hopeful that a new job is in his future that is closer to home and that he'll be happy with...
And I'm hopeful also that I may find satisfying work and learn to be more expertise with my new Canon PowerShot XS30IS camera...easier to take pictures of myself with the swivel LCD screen!
And the poor cooped up kitties are hopeful that their mommy Kara arrives soon to pick them up and take them home to freedom!!
Happy New Year to all...here's hoping each year gets better and better...
I'm an almost 56 year old woman. I'm mother of three almost grown up kids, Will, 24, Kara, 22, and Peter, 20. I've been married for over 24 years to Frank.
I love to do creative things like needlework, cross stitch in particular, knitting and crocheting.