Happy New Year 2014!

Please come happy dance with me!  After 6 years and 8 months of being a ufo and a wip, my Waterlily Quilt is finally finished!  I am so delighted to be done 🙂

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Waterlily Quilt (c) Chatelaine Designs.  Stitched on Belfast linen, using silks, beads and crystals.  Finished size is 22″ x 22″.

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This New Year

started out with lots of stitching!  I caught the ornament bug early this year, and stitched up these three in quick succession:

Santa One Ornament - Jan. 2013  Santa 1 from a kit of 9 Santas by Donna Giampa

Baaa Humbug  Baaa Humbug from The Cricket Collection – stitched over 1

and Whitetail Deer ornie, Jan. 2013  Whitetail deer from Crossed Wing Collection’s Feed The Hungry!

I have also put an old piece back on the qsnaps and stitching frame – my Chatelaine’s Waterlily Quilt.  I cannot believe I started this in 2004 and still have not completed it!  My goal is to stitch every day – one stitch, 10, and 100 – doesn’t matter – just do something every day!

IMG_3295  So this is where I am starting from in 2013!  Wish me luck!

I had the pleasure of finishing Lynne Mc’s AQFB this month – loads of hand sewing in this finish – but it is so gorgeous!

IMG_3286  IMG_3287-001  IMG_3289-001  If you hear a big happy shout soon, that will be Lynne when it arrives home in the mail 🙂

I have been cleaning house too – just added some lovely gingham 22 ct aida by Charlescraft into the sale page – all the details are there, but here is a sneak peek:

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Look for a knitting update in a few days!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot

like a Christmas SAL!  Many thanks to Carole at  http://novalee02.over-blog.com/ for her lovely creation!  There are only a few more charts to come, and this one will be done.

  I am thinking of finishing it as a quilted wallhanging.   I must decide what to add in between the bows.  I finished this shawl as well -# 28 Lace Shawl from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2012 issue.  I am calling it my Indigo Blues Shawl – lol – a much more glamorous name!

We have had just enough time since the last snowfall to put away lawn chairs and garden hoses, and to sew the seeds that like to be in the ground over the winter.  The only thing left undone before today’s snow and cold are the leaves that gather under the carport.  My daughter and I have loved the shapes produced by the swirling wind.  Check out the latest creation:

   Anyone else see an alpaca here?