Hello friends!  I have some finishes to share...  Yes - finishes as in more than one!  I finished my Prairie Schooler piece last week, but I wanted to put it in its final form before I showed you, so I started one of the pieces I had kitted up for next year, and I finished it already! : )  So, first my new finish -- Heart in Hand's "Steeple Sampler", stitched on 28 ct over 2 on some mystery Jobelan fabric.  I changed out all the colors to some I had been given in different exchange boxes and ... TA DA...

It was such a sweet stitch!!

Now onto my first ever box finish.  I bought a wooden box at Joann's and my dd painted it for me.  I lined the inside with felt and mounted the sampler on the top.  I do hope my son's friend likes it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I don't know what I'll work on next, I'll have to dig through my basket and see what calls my name. : )




Another Week

Three squares out of four are done!  Yippee!! I sat down the other day and started gathering all the projects that I want to stitch next year. According to my "how long this will take" list, I have more than enough in my basket to last all year and I really don't need to buy anything except a piece of 25 count Lugana fabric for my Mini Christmas Mailbox chart, some DMC floss and whatever fabric I decide to stitch "Be Joyful" on.  And honestly, I think I could stitch from now through September without even buying any of that.  I really hope that I can finish most of this list next year and keep from buying a lot.   I keep thinking of the story in the Bible where the man built new barns to hold all his extra crops and then died before he could use any of them.    So rather than "stashing" this year, I hope to actually *stitch* a number of the wonderful charts that I've been blessed with!  Saving money would be good, too, as expenses seem to keep rising out of proportion with our paycheck.  Be sure to watch this spot if you are in the same boat of not much $$ to spend.  I plan to give away some charts and/or kits throughout the year -- ones that I know I won't get around to stitching.

Speaking of which!  The winner of the giveaway from the last post is... MELISSA.
Be sure to email me with your snail mail address and full name so I can get it out to you!! : )

Happy Stitching!