Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year stitching friends! Hope your holidays have been filled with fun times with family and  friends! Mine certainly were and I even found a few minutes to stitch here and there.  I have two finishes to show you this week.

The blue egg is my second finish in the From Russia with Love club from The Needle House. I may have said this in my last blog post but it is worth repeating - I am so happy I signed up for this club! Each egg is more elegant than the one before it. I started my third egg on Saturday. This one has beautiful dark green flower crystals and butterfly crystals as well surrounded by Coronet Braid gold work on a red background. Very elegant!  I'll show you that one next week.

My second stitching club finish for the week is the Golden Cracker Snowflake. I am short two of the gold pearls to finish up the border so I'll have to call Fireside Stitchery to send me the missing pearls. This was a quick stitch and a very satisfying one. Looking forward to the next cracker in January!

I received two very generous gift certificates to Amy's for Christmas this year. One was from Andrew and Anna and the other from a very dear stitching friend. They know me well! My stitching friend also sent me this fabulous Harlequin Laying Tool from Rainbow Gallery.

She knows my patriotic line up of canvases to be stitched this year and selected the perfect color combination.  In the patriotic stitching line up this year is the July 4th Parade using Amy's stitch guide, the Patchwork of Peace flag sampler, the Ewe & Eye July 4th canvas, and the Melissa Shirley July 4th little boy. Lots of opportunities to use my lovely new laying tool!

That about wraps up 2012 stitching. So many fun canvases to look forward to stitching in 2013! I think I'll be making a decision in the next day or so as to which larger canvas to ring in the new year with. My New Year's day will be a day for football and starting a new project.

Thanks for stitching along with me this past year! I wish all of you the very best in 2013!


  1. Hi Melinda,
    So glad you had a wonderful Christmas with Andrew and Anna.
    LOVE your second egg. You are right they just keep getting better and better.
    Hope to start mine tomorrow. The Golden Cracker is beautiful.
    Looking forward to seeing your new project next week.
    Happy and Healthy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year Melinda,

    I am glad your holidays were filled with family, love and needlepoint. Thank you for all of your support this year and your stitching friendship.

    I am looking forward to following all of your stitching projects for 2013


  3. I love those eggs. They are gorgeous. I think this is the same series that Elizabeth H is doing. Looks like Santa was very good to you. Which one first? That is a tough decision. My Ewe and Eye Fourth of July is on the frame and I have started here and there. Let me know what you decide! Happy New Year to you!