Saturday, February 07, 2009

I'm Still Standing

Happy New Year! A bit late don't you think? I started the year with grand intentions to do some interior updating in the house that we've lived in for close to 15 years. As some of you probably know, it's a long, slow process and I still feel like I'm camping out inside of my own home. Hopefully, that will all be behind me by the end of this month.

Stitching time has been scarce but I did manage a small start to my Beatrix Potter piece last month. I decided to stitch the piece on 32 ct. desert sand linen and to use Gloriana silk in the Rosewood color.

I sent two ornaments for our group ornament exchange at the beginning of the week. The first one was for Cathy B and I stitched her Prairie Schooler's Christmas Bell

The second ornament was for Carol. I stitched her one of the santas from The Prairie Schooler's Father Christmas leaflet.

I hope that they both liked what I stitched for them.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your frienship so much.


Mylene said...

Both ornaments looks great. I am sure the recipients will love it.

A very good start on Beatrix Potter design.

Great to see you posting, i did wonder how you are.

Sandra Ree said...

Both ornaments are beautiful, Julianne! I agree, interior anything is a long, slow process...but so worth it. :) And it's never too late to wish someone a New Year!

Wendy said...

Great start on Beatrix Potter and lovely ornaments. I'm sure that the person who received it will be very happy with it.

Nice to see you posting again!

Annemarie said...

Lovely start to Beatrix Potter, Julianne, and I absolutely love the ornaments. The blue PS Santa is one of my favourites.
It's lovely to see you posting again, and the new header of your blog is fantastic :o)
Good luck with the renovations!

michelle said...

Hello hon! Better late than never I say! huggles!

mainely stitching said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! And I hope your home improvements are going well. After 8 years in our home, we notice that some deferred maintenance might not be "deferrable" (LOL) much longer.

Julie said...

Beautiful ornaments, i'm sure they were well received.

Lovely start on BP, i'm really enjoying this one with so many taking part its lovely to see how different they all are.

I was wondering how you were
{{big hug}}

Sharon said...

Ornaments are gorgeous as is BP!

Cindy F. said...

Glad to see you're still with us:)
Both ornies are very pretty and you've made a great start on Bea!

Suzanne said...

I know what updating the interior of the house is like. It takes so long and the house is such a mess throughout it all. That's why we have been updating a room a year. I figure it should only take another 4 years.

Lovely new start and gorgeous ornaments.

Anonymous said...

They are pretty!!
Love to see your blog!!
Cross stitch

Wendy said...

Your ornaments are wonderful, Julianne!!

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

Julianne, thank you for your sweet comments. They mean alot to me. :)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ornaments you stitched! I need to get busy and get Carol's finished and sent off. Your stitching and finishing turned out awesome on both of them.

I also love your Beatrix Potter WIP. I have this in my stash, and it's been LOUDLY calling my name. Love your color choices! {{{HUGS}}}

senarah said...

Your Ornaments are lovely.
I also love Your Beatrix Potter Sampler.
Greetings from Germany

Lynn B said...

These ornaments are very pretty Julianne!

Milly~ said...

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BeckySC said...

Dear friend, I love the ornaments you stitched for the swap :) You did a great job :)

Thank you so much for your b-day gift-it meant so much to me AS do YOU :)