Monday, January 28, 2013

Good-bye January...

A hearty "Hello!"...
to all  my blogging buddies and stitching friends! Is it nearly February already?! Where did January go? January was a little atypical for me. I worked a lot at the hospital during the month of January to cover for illness and vacations of my colleagues. I'm hoping I'll return to my normal scheduling coming in February. I didn't have much stitching time at all, not to mention personal time period. Three teenagers and their schedules, is very demanding, add in a house, a job outside the home...yikes! Plus Mr. Pfeiffer and I are encouraging them to have their friends here to "hangout". We provide the venue, food and leave them alone...they get to have fun...and we have the peace of mind knowing they are safe (as their parents do too). Plus the other families host from time to time too! However it does seem that our house is the house that is voted as venue of choice... :)
I have a couple of my first finishes for 2013 to share with you. May I present:
The First Day

designed by Paulette Stuart of Plum Street Samplers
copyright 2011
design found in Just Cross Stitch Issue July/August 2011
Stitched on 40 ct. Hazelnut linen
stitched using Gentle Art Sampler Threads: Cranberry and Avocado

The First Day
The First Day _ side
The Second Day
designed by Paulette Stuart of Plum Street Samplers
copyright 2012
design found in Just Cross Stitch Issue July/August 2012
stitched on 40 ct. Hazelnut Linen
stitched using Gentle Art Sampler Threads: Cranberry and Avocado
The Second Day
The Second Day _ side
I'm looking forward...
to "The Third Day" that I hope will be in this year's Ornament Preview Issue so my first two have a friend to join them!
The First and Second Day
and here...
is my 2013 Ornament Basket to date ~ not too bad for just one month down of 2013!
2013 Ornaments _ January
I used...
some of my Christmas money to get JM Gardner framed. I love the frame I chose and she looks beautiful in it! May I present:
JM Gardner
designed by Brenda Gervais of Country Stitches, With Thy Needle and Thread
copyright 2012
JM Gardner framed
JM Gardner moulding
JM Gardner wall
Well folks, that's all I've got for you today...
I'm close to another stitching finish, so I'll be back soon! It won't be another 4 week wait to hear from me again :)
In the meantime...
I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God, just like always! I'm preparing myself for the Lenten season, its just around the corner and will be here before I know it. Last year I had such a wonderfully prayer filled and insightful Lent, that I'm hoping I can repeat the experience this year. I'm busy looking into doing something meaningful, I haven't decided just what yet, but I'll come up with something! I always do...