It's done!  The first of the LHN Sheep Virtues... Hope.  I stitched it on 28 ct Almond Jazlyn and am doing them without the buttons.  So pretty!  I left the "H" lowercase, rather than capitalizing it.  No particular reason.  I just liked it that way! : )

This piece reminds me of the words of the hymn...

My hope is in the lord
Who gave Himself for me
And paid the price of all my sin
At Calvary.

And the verse...

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psalm 130:5

I can't wait to stitch these each month!!!


Guess what came today??

Eeek!  I'm a happy stitcher!  My first sheep virtues pattern came in the mail today, and, yes, I've already started it!! : )  Here it is next to my stocking-in-progress.

I'm going back to work on it as soon as I'm done with this post! : )  My goal for this week is to finish the sheep and the rest of page one on the stocking.  Not sure if that is possible, but that's my goal!

Now - the winners from my giveaway!  First the chart - It is going to CINDY from Crafter's Corner.  And the finished piece is going to DIXIE SAMPLAR.  If you gals can send me your full names and mailing addresses (my email is in my profile), I'll get your things out to you later this week! : )

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An Adorable Giveaway

Looky, looky!

Ginger at  Bearbits is giving away this adorable bear!  You really should go and enter, but I'm pretty sure the bear wants to come live at my house.... :)

Isn't he sweet?????


A Finish and a Giveaway

Hi all!

I finished the little Shepherd's Bush piece that I was working on, and I really don't love it.  It's not that it's awful... it just isn't what I expected!  So I thought that maybe - possibly -  one of you might like to have it and finish-finish it.  Here's a look.  The little sheep is actually one of my JABCO pins.... sorry, but you don't get that.  You'd have to find your own pin or button to put on it, and then it would make a cute flat piece or pin pillow.  : )  If you're interested, just let me know in your comment!  I'm also giving away the pattern, so let me know if you want to be in the drawing for one or both, ok??

Here's an update on my other two pieces.  I haven't decided what to start next to take the place of my SB piece.  I'll have to look at my list!

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 Yes!  There has been progress on my stocking!  You can see the donkey's ear and eye and I'm over halfway through the first page!!  I am really enjoying stitching this.  I hope by the end of the Packer game tonight I'll have made it through the column, but if it gets exciting I may forget to stitch!! LOL!!

Just a couple other little stitches...

The bookmark I take along when I go to my Mom's and have a few minutes to spare...

And the Shepherd's Bush quick stitch (next to my DD's Dimensions kit that she got for Christmas...) that I'm working on Tuesdays when DD and I have a movie and cross stitch night. : )  This pattern is supposed to have a button sheep on it, but I'm doing it on a different count fabric and I changed all of the colors, so I guess I'll have to look for the sheep button when I am all done, instead of just buying the one the pattern calls for.

Who's getting excited for the sheep virtues series????  MEEEEEEE!!!!  Can't wait!

Happy Stitching!


It's a New Year!

Hello friends and neighbors!

Did you have a nice Christmas?  Ours was just lovely.  I had a stocking filled to the brim with fun things like this extendable magnet thingie.  It will be perfect for lost needles and dropped scissors!

And I got to go to the not-so LNS with my dd who was home from college, cuz she *needed* something.  I picked up a piece of fabric for my Little House Sheep series that I plan to do this year.  Isn't it pretty?  I can't stitch on linen (it gives me hives) so I picked something that was kinda sorta in the same color family, only in Lugana instead.  Can't wait for them to come out!!!

Let's see... I had a few wonderful surprises over Christmas from blogging friends.  Mouse sent me the adorable little ort catcher (bourse?) with sheep on it and I also won the blog drawing on her blog for a gift certificate to 1-2-3 Stitch.  I'm for sure going to get the first Sheep Virtues pattern with it, and I think I might treat myself and kit up one of the  My Big Toe Building Blocks that I've had on my wish list for a long time, too. : )

Yesterday I found out that I'd won another blog drawing, too, but you'll have to wait to see this one until it gets here. : )

On the stitching front, I've been working a little on my HAED Little Drummer Boy Stocking and I did a tiny bit on a bookmark when I was sitting with my Mom one afternoon.  I hope to stitch more this week than I did when DD was home from college!!

Little Drummer Boy Stocking and the Bourse from Mouse

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