Hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We had several crafty and yummy things going on this week. Chloe and I spent some time making valentines out of clear contact paper and bits of cut up paper, confetti and tissue paper pieces. For each of us we left one side sticky and stuck them to the window kind of like sun catchers. For the ones we made for other people we sandwiched the stuff between two pieces of clear contact paper with a cut out paper border to define the shape. Lots of fun and easy for little kids to decorate with the cut up pieces. I made little key lime pies for the hubby and made jello stacks for Chloe in her favorite colors of purple and pink. Chris brought me home some lovely roses and took me out to dinner. Overall a wonderful holiday that we were able to spend with each other.
I have two cross stitch patterns I finished the stitching on so far in 2013. This one is called Baked Goods by Little House Needleworks. This pattern is from their 2011 ornaments and is #7. The only thing I changed was the linen. I used 30 count Old Mill Java that I had on hand instead of WDW 30 count straw linen. I plan to sew this one up as a Christmas ornament or will use it as a cabinet door hanger.
This is the 2nd finish. It is called Hot Cocoa by Little House Needleworks. I forgot to put in the little brown do-dads that go in the whip cream and will do that when I sew this one up also as a Christmas ornament or a cabinet door hanger. This pattern is part of Little House Needleworks 2012 ornaments and is #7. I stitched the pattern with all the same recommended colors and linen. This is my first time using the28 count Weeks Dye Works Gingham Linen in color Tin Roof. I love this linen. I will definitely use it again. I might even find away to incorporate it in one of my quilts.
I am in the process of getting the materials to start 2 new patterns I am so excited to start both of them that I will work on 2 at the same time. I have been so good up until now to only work on one at a time. Oh well we all know that wouldn’t last long. I am finishing up a free pattern I found that is just for fun. I will show pictures when I am done and will share my new wips when I get all the materials. Happy Stitching All.