Friday, February 3, 2012

What I've Been Up To

It's been awhile since I posted so I thought I had better catch up.

After surviving my retreat, I figured I better finish up my Bent Creek Rows since I only had 1 left, Summer.

Summer Row
Bent Creek
32ct. remnant
DMC as charted
Date started stitching: 1/23/2012
Date finished stitching: 11/26/2012

This will be finished together with Spring Row just like I did the Autumn and Winter Row.

My progress is continuing on Carriage House Samplings Alphabet. I said I would work on this on Sundays, which I do, but am doing just 1 square a week.

This is still very fun to do and am very excited for the additional 24 new colors of DMC Variations that are coming out. That will make 60 colors...maybe I can use a different color for each letter!

And, just this past week, I started a new project. I have been wanting to do one of these 15-sided biscornus for quite some time. This is a free pattern by Gitta's Designs. I am not very far but here it is.

These square stitch up quite quickly so hopefully this won't take too long.

Today I had a great stitch day with my good friend, MamaJoan. When I got home, I had a couple of nice surprises in the mail.

First, I received my Friends Through Threads Stitch Red Exchange. Marie was my partner and she never dissappoints anyone.

She says this was a free pattern from Casa Mia back in 2007. It is stitched 1 over 1 on 40ct. linen! Beautiful! I absolutely just love it. I think I definitely have to get that new Dinky Dye scissors that is white with red hearts on it! Thank you so much Marie!

I also received a little package from Ruth B. Ruth is a very diligent participant in the Fair and Square Exchange blog. I had a "Stitch Red" exchange on there but wasn't able to officially participate as someone dropped out. She is so sweet. Here is what she sent me.

I love these and am very excited to have a peacock design in red to add to my red collection in honor of my mom. Ruth did these for me out of the goodness of her heart. Thank you so much Ruth! I can't wait to finish these up!

Well I think that's about it. Whew! Thanks for visiting and I appreciate all of your comments.

Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!



Laurie in Iowa said...

You've got nice projects in the works. Your exchange gifts are lovely.

April said...

Great Stitching Jill! also great mail!! lol

Kathy A. said...

Love, love, love your Summer Row and what a pretty red peacock! Beautiful stitching my dear.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on finishing your row :) and can't wait to see them altogether .... lovely goodies you got and even nicer surprised with one too :)
hope you have a lovely stitchy weekend :) love mouse xxxxx

Daffycat said...

I love your rows and I can't wait to see Summer all finished up! That seagull is my favorite image on this block lol

Oooo, your Alphabet looks spectacular, Jill! I've not heard about the new DMC variations...I will be on the look out now, thanks for the tip!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

...all in a row! Love 'em.

Your CHS Alpha is tempting me so... can I have such a big WIP, I just don't know...

All your goodies are so precious. Gotta love that red!! Congrats!

Natasha said...

I love the way you did Autumn and Winter row. What a cool way to display all four season :) Great starts on the WIP's

Have an enjoyable weekend!!

Gillie said...

What a nice treat from Ruth and love your other gift too! At a small select gathering yesterday, your name was mentioned as we were chatting about Fair and Square so thought I would just drop by and say hi!

RuthB said...

:) Peacock greetings!

Suzanne said...

Nice finish on the Summer Row. Your alphabet is coming along nicely. Love the exchange pieces you received.