Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year Starts

Here's whats happening in my neck of the woods!
I feel like I've been stitching borders, borders and more borders!
2013 SAL Grilles de Maryse-January
36 ct mystery chocolate-cherry linen (from an exchange)
Gloriana Fresh Snow silk thread

LHN Melicent Turner
30 ct R & R Olde Towne Blend
Called-for Crescent Colours cotton threads

With Thy Needle and Thread
Mary's Best Handework
32 ct LL Light Exemplar
Called for DMC threads

Blackbird Designs
Flowers for Sarah Needlecase
30 ct Cream Belfast linen
Called for GAST threads

Brooke Nolan-Brooke's Books Publishing
The Happy Couple  (George & Martha Washington)
28 ct Ivory Lugana
DMC conversion

Scarlet Letter
Mary Ann Hutton
36 ct Cream linen
Combination of DMC and Soie D'Alger silks

Midsummer Night Designs
A Christmas Sampler
32 ct Cream linen
DMC threads

Stacy Nash
Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
35 ct natural linen
GAST threads

Blackbird Designs
Casting A Spell/Joyeux Noel
30 ct Cream Belfast linen
GAST/CC threads
For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you probably already know that I am no fan of Halloween stitching (basically because my birthday is on Halloween and I can do without the reminders :)
I really LIKE this box and the design idea.  So what to do??
Ta Da...
A Blackbird Christmas box!  I pulled out my Joyeux Noel book and started getting some ideas of small designs.  For example, how do you like a border with a border?! I have finished 3 of the 10 small designs with ideas for the rest.
(OK- I see a mistake on the border that will have to be fixed.  That's what I get for designing myself)
More updates later this week...
Love seeing all your new year updates!


cucki said...

Wow super cute wips..I love them all so much..
Happy stitching deary xxx

Lisa V said...

Great choices, especially love Christmas at Hollyberry Farm, cant wait to see how that one progesses.

Linda said...

Wow Teresa. You have some beautiful starts. Good luck with them. Looking forward to seeing your progress.


SoCal Debbie said...

The Christmas Sampler is really pretty. I noticed your initials in the center. What a great idea for little motifs for your box without using Halloween designs. You certainly have a lot of new starts for the new year! Happy Stitching!

Maggee said...

Whoa--LOTS of starts there (not that I should talk...)! But all very nice ones! They will certainly keep you very busy! Look forward to progress pics! Hugs!

Giovanna said...

What a lot of great projects - love the idea of the Christmas box in particular.

Nicola said...

You have been busy, every one is gorgeous.

missy said...

Applauding all of your beautiful stitching starts. WOW!!!

EvalinaMaria said...

All of them look lovely! I have 'Casting a Spell' in my stash also and I'm planning to stitch it this year ;)

Catherine said...

Wow! What a fantastic group of projects! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas box.

Marsha said...

I'm impressed. What a bunch of cool starts.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic new starts! Great idea to do the Christmas box!

Chris said...

Wonderful projects Teresa!! I love your idea of the Christmas box.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That is pretty doggone amazing Teresa and all your pretty stitching starts! Yowza!

Margaret said...

Great starts -- and so many too! I love your idea for a BBD Christmas box instead of Halloween! Looking forward to seeing more on that project!

Vickie said...

Oh, your Black Bird Christmas Box idea is fabulous! Good for you.

Lorrie said...

I can't believe how much you've already accomplished only 8 days into the new year. You are an inspiration!

Penny said...

Love your choice of projects! And what a great idea to switch from Halloween to Christmas for your box. I'm excited to see how it turns out! :)

Robin said...

Borders! Some of us might want to send our border stitching your way! Sometimes they seem to go on forever and other times it is nice to find the repetitive rhythm in them. Nice starts for the new year.

Kielrain said...

Those are all lovely pieces.

Natasha said...

Wow!! Great starts so far! I especially love the scarlet letter and the Stacy Nash design. Both are on my to buy list. I can't wait to see more :)

Glenna said...

I especially like the Stacy Nash design. And I know what you mean about borders, borders, borders. Also not a Halloween stitcher, generally.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow...I love your new starts...those are have good progress on all of them.

Beth in IL said...

Love seeing all your starts. And I love your goals for 2013. It is good to write them down. (Not that it helps me terribly.

Anne said...

Amazing starts Teresa! Each design is so unique and pretty. I really love the Grilles de Maryse and Melicent Turner designs. The fabric you chose for the Grilles de Maryse is amazing!