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07 January 2012

New Year 2012

2012 has started and I am  in Virginia, visiting my friends.  This picture is their cat Piper. Isn't she a beauty?  Last time I was visiting,  I forgot at times she was in the house because she stayed upstairs majority of the time. This time she has escaped from the house at least three times this week!  
 This is my last finish of 2011. It was finished on Friday, Dec 30.  I just couldn't sew together until a couple days ago,  I caught my friend's cold and I have been sick all week.   I just don't have the energy to stitch when I want to, so my stitching has been slow.  I haven't even read as  much either.  This ornament is from Leisure Arts Christmas ornament leaflet I got from Elizabeth in my 12 Days of Christmas exchange.  I stitched the snowman on red aida and used 2 threads of red for Merry Christmas.  It is on its way to its new home. 
 This is my new journal for the year. I love it because it says Paris and Eiffel Tower on it.  Paris is the one city I want to visit, which I might do when I turn 50.  I am doing another12 Days of Christmas with my friend Vickie of Reading and Stitching.  Her box arrived yesterday and I opened the first gift that was marked.  It was a Jane Austen day book from England. I am going to try write in it everyday, even it is just mundane stuff.  I could keep track of what I stitch everyday.  I will show a picture on my next post.
Haunted Halloween by Ursula Micheal
 I have joined 2 SALs this year.  This is the first one, Haunted Halloween by Ursula Micheal.  I am stitching this with Linda from Stitching with My Furbabies. This is a little more bigger than I thought it was going to be.  I had to order the materials on Dec 31 and had send to my friend's house so I can start on time.  It arrived yesterday on the 6th.  I started on it immediately and did  part of the roof while supper was cooking.  I'll get back to it next Friday.
This was my new start of the year, Snow by Shephard's Bush.  I thought this was going by my first finish but I ran out of GA Oatmeal thread.  I have some more at home. I will finish it when I get home.  I love how its coming out.  Sorry the picture is bad,  I took a quick one and didnt realize there was a piece of green ort on it until now.

The weather has been beautiful here.  There has only been one or two cold days and the rest of time very warm.  The nights are cold though.

Many hugs until next time,
Vicky

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19 comments:

Sarah said...

Vicky great starts for 2012 and I love your journal. You must try and get to Paris, it is the first holiday that Bob took me on we had a long weekend there and it was wonderful. If you do go you must take a boat trip in the evening along the River Seine and see the Eiffel Tower illuminated, it is just magical. Montmatre was my favourite place and the food is just glorious. I will keep my fingers crossed that you get there for your 50th xxxxx

Faith... said...

Your last stitch for 2011 is so cute! Hope you feel better soon...

Sue said...

Vicky,

You are off to a great start for the New Year! Great job..........when I first looked at the rainbow, it looks exactly like the one I took in Baltimore at my girlfriend's house after a rain...lol......

Love your blog! I will add yours to mine....

www.noahstitcher5@blogspot.com

Sue V.
ILCS

blueladie said...

Nice pieces you've chosen to stitch, Vicky! Thanks for the tip on the giveaway, too. :) LOVE the pic of Piper. You're right, she IS a beauty. What fun to have her visit. Thanks for the pics!!! Cathryn

Kelly Smith said...

Great finish and you have started some lovely things!

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Great finish and your new starts look fab. I had to smile when I saw the picture of the cat, she reminds me of a cat I had a while back who was the sweetest little thing.

Linda said...

Hi Vicky, Great starts. Love the little ornament you finished. Looking forward to stitching Halloween House with everybody on Fridays.

Linda

SoCal Debbie said...

Great start on the Halloween SAL! It will be so fun knowing that other stitchers are working on the same project!

Berly said...

I love that snowman! Your journal looks great, enjoy it. Good luck with the SALs, you've made a great start on the Halloween one!

Ruth said...

Great starts for the year, well done and your ornament is very cute.

Nancy in IL said...

Vicky, your last 2011 finish is adorable!

Hope your cold leaves you soon!

Our weather here has been unbelievable too. I hate to say it, but I'm hoping for some good ol' winter weather. This is too weird for me!

"Snow" is going to be very nice. I love Shepherd's Bush designs! Great progress on this lovely piece!

Anonymous said...

Good starts for the new year and your ornament is very pretty.

Marl

Rita said...

I love your snowman ornament on the red fabric.

Great starts for 2012!

Sharyn said...

Vicky,
I love your ornament! There's alot of stitches to that snowman! Snow is going to be darling! Will look forward to seeing both of your starts completed!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Good start on The Halloween House as well as the others. It is fun to stitch SALs with others.
It will be fun watching the progress.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Vickie said...

Love the little Kitty! He is so cute!! Your final project looks great. Can't wait to see your Haunted house!

Mel said...

I hate running out of thread! so frustrating.
It's all looking great though!

Meari said...

Your last finish is so adorable!! I'm not a big fan of red aida but after seeing your snowman, I might try a snowman of my own.

Happy New Year, Vicky!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you got a lot done, Vicky. Grats on all the progress, and on making your two new starts. Hopefully, you're feeling much better now.