Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2009.

My younger DD is going back to school tomorrow after a 2-month break. She is going back to her new school campus which was under renovation/extension for 2 years.

I pick up my stitchings again after Christmas. Happy dances, I now have 2 finishes to show. I put the last stitch to Willie's Quaker Square #7 on 27th Dec. I am very pleased with my colour choice for this piece, it turned out beautifully. Started on my first project/goal for 2009, A Quaker Christmas. I have a hard time deciding on the colours but finally choose the basic colours of Christmas, ie , green, red and gold. Will post picture of progress soon.
The next finish is the Peppermint Lane. This is the piece I stitch for the LHN/CCN Winter SAL, my first CCN design. This design is beautiful and quick to stitch. Another first, I started on LHN Chocolate Box. It is almost finished, will post picture later.

If you have visited my blog earlier, you will have noticed that I stitched these 2 pieces a long time ago. I finally have them finished as bourses. I am very pleased with my first attempt at making them.

I am gathering fabby and threads to start my second project - the LK Flip It Blocks. My stitching is back on track, I find that it heals and ease painful memories.

Happy Stitching and take care!


Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes. Congrats!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful work. I really love the Quaker patterns. Well Done.

Gillie said...

So glad you have found your stitching passion again! Here's to many happy hours stitching and thinking about your dad.

Chiloe said...

Happy new year full of wonderful stitching !!! :)

Milly~ said...

I love both your finishes Ellen. Congrats.

Hearty Bakes said...

Happy New Year Ellen!

Both finishes are beautiful! Happy Stitching~

Patrizia Martellini said...

Hello Ellen and Happy New Year also to you!

Did you enjoy SAL Spring 7, I sent to you?

Happy Stitching

Patrizia Cute Mermaid

Kathy said...

They are both fabulous finishes. But I have to say I like Peppermint Lane best. :)