Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Hello

Hello!  Had to dust off the cobweb's off this little blog of mine.  It's been awhile since I last posted! 

We have been just plugging along doing our usual things.  We have enjoyed a nice Spring break from school taking a couple of days to play at The Great Wolf Lodge, boys have started baseball once again and doing a little spring cleaning of closets and drawers.  So much more to do in that department (and house cleaning!) but at least I've made a small start.  Doing a little of this and a little of that and enjoying each day as it comes. 

At the end of February I finally put the last stitches down on CCN's January cottage.  Love, love the colors on this one!  It was a fun stitch and for now, it's gone into the finished drawer to be pulled out next year.

Since Feb has come & gone and March is soon to be over, I'm not going to start on those cottages right now.  I may start April but I doubt I'll get it finished before the month is out.  I'm not that fast of a stitcher!  So, I'm leaning on getting May's cottage and stitching that one so that I can have one cottage that has the potential of being framed and displayed in it's month. 

In the meantime, I have been stitching on a couple of things that are new.  One is something I found online.  Ran across This Blog on Pinterest and found this free chart of Jane Austen's house with one of her quotes "There is nothing like like staying at home for real comfort".  I just think it's such a pretty pattern and since I'm pretty content just being at home and a fan of all things Austen, this fit me to a tee.   I had to start this one right away.  Originally I picked out a different color way than what the designer had listed but it began to have a fall feel to it and that's not how I wanted it to turn out.   Ended up going with the recommended DMC colors she has listed on her pattern which, to me at least, gives it a more summer and brighter feel to it which is what I'm leaning to right now. 

36 Ct Vintage Maritime White Linen by Lakeside Linens
DMC threads as listed on pattern

I've gotten more stitching on this since I photographed it.  I have the top and border sides done along with the top part of the phrase and have just started on the house.  Am enjoying stitching this while watching my favorite Austen movies.   If you'd like the pattern to stitch, you can find it Here

I'll be back soon with some stamped cards I have made recently.  Dusted off my stamps and ink pads and played around with them some.  It's been way too long since I've done that and it was such fun. 

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog!

Hope you have a lovely day!


  1. Laura, your January cottage is beautiful and I love the Jane Austen piece. I am also passing on to you a 'liebster' blog award, when you have a chance check it out at my blog Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. Nice start on your samplers. Love your scissors--what kind are they? Where did you get them


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