Saturday, January 9, 2010


Good morning everyone!

I do still stitch, have been doing a fair amount lately!

First up, this is a UFO from a few years ago, I dug it out just before Christmas and have it almost finished...just a bit of backstitching on the last little angel, and then I have to put in the "wording"...this will be finished as a bellpull. The skirts on the angels are "Sutherland" tartan...Sutherland being my maiden name. I did the first two as ancient tartan and the last as modern.

Secondly, I finished this little gem that I started a few months ago.....I switched the Sampler Threads to DMC and I do think it turned out okay. When I first started this I wasn't enjoying it, but after picking it up again AFTER Christmas...I finished it in no time! It is "Earth Sampler" by The Primitive Needle. It's stitched on a piece of mystery fabric I had on hand.

Excuse the poor photos and wrinkled fabric! I didn't take the time to take better photos this morning..sorry!

I started this design last night, and it's a fun stitch! I ordered the chart and fabric from Amy at

A Bird in Hand by La-D-Da.

As well, I previously ordered this from Amy, and it's next on my list to start.

I'm just going to use fabric I have in my stash for this one....doesn't it look like a fun stitch? It's called "My Pretties" by Plum Street Samplers...and I just love her designs! If you haven't checked out Paulette's Blog, please to do....
Also on my list, this this cutie:

"Just Add Tinsel" by Blue Ribbon Designs...I just heard from Amy last night that my fabric has come in and will be on it's way. Sara (check out her latest nativities) is going to do this as well.

As for the homefront...things are going very well! My daughter is much happier and we are much happier as well! Thank you for any prayers that you have sent...things seem to be working!

Take care everyone...and stay warm! (We are doing quite well as far as our winter so far, but I know a lot of you are getting extreme cold and lots of snow...that seemed to be us last year!)



Kathy A. said...

Lovely lovely stitching Marion. I love the tartan angels.
New projects are cool too.
Glad to hear things have settled down at home.

Kellie said...

All of your stitching is gorgeous! I like the new project you have started and the ones waiting in the wings. Aren't Plum Street Sampler designs just fabulous? I am stitching Paradise Lost now and loving every minute of it.
Glad things are going well for you and your family.

Leslie said...

Great work on your stitching. You have to have so much patience to work on that stuff and you do a lovely job. Great to hear that you were able to finish up some projects you have been working on for some time. I really believe when we're tired of something, it is best to leave it alone and come back to it later. It goes so much smoother when we're in the mood!

Have a great day :)


Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic stitching - and great new projects!

Siobhan said...

Marion, what a neat idea to do the tartan angels! My grandmother was McAllister & they have their own tartan... hmmm...

Your Primitive Needle design is gorgeous. I have that in my stash & must do it this year. Love the Bird in Hand design, and your Plum Street, too! Eek. It makes me remember I have these in my stash and need to get to them.

Berit said...

Love your stitching; especially the Yule Sampler! I really want to make the Hallow Sampler, myself! I've never done anything from Paulette, but I do follow her blog and she's such a card! I think it's only a matter of time before I get to one of her things. :D

As for Canada, my Dear Marc was born in the Greater Toronto Area and his family has recently moved back, so we visit frequently, but I've never been to Nova Scotia.