Friday, January 25, 2013

Stitching and Stash Update

L'Atelier Perdu
Patches of Life Sampler
Part 2 is finally finished!  I changed the large motif in the center.  It had 2 girls, 2 small boys, and 2 flowers in it.  I was able to put my 3 DD's in the center and the 2 grandkids on either side of their mothers.

 Some new stash enhancement :)

More new stash enhancement-
On the left is the first installment of the new Prim Sisters Club hosted by Dyeing to Stitch.
Threadwork Primitives and Blackbird Designs are the two designers for 2013 in this club. I like the fact that it is a complete kit and not just the pattern.

Success!!-I was able to purchase Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket from someone who was not planning to finish it.  We are both happy campers!  And an extra, unexpected bonus-a needlebook designed by Barbara for this project that was not sold thru Shining Needle Society.
Don't forget that I am still looking for Merry Cox's Swan Lake, Sherri Jones of Patricks Woods Spotted Hare Needle Purse and Carolyn Standing Webb's Miss Hannah's House.

I won a giveaway over at LaDonna's Black Branch NeedleworksIt has been a long time since I won a giveaway. And what a wonderful bunch of stitchy items! Thank you so very much, LaDonna!
Now really important news--

Happy 1st Birthday, dear little Amber!
Where did this year go?
She is walking and talking (only "hot" and "hi" are recognizable so far) and making her desires known very clearly.  What a blessing to our family!


Siobhán said...

Happy birthday to Amber! Nice progress on your sampler, and love the stash enhancement! Have a great weekend. :)

Giovanna said...

Many happy returns to Amber - what a sweetie. That's lots of lovely new stash, and nice going on the gorgeous sampler.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Amber! I love how you specialized the sampler. Wow! That is an awesome giveaway win.

Kay said...

Amber is adorable - such a fun age! Is that a button tree on the Jardin Prive chart? It is really cute!

cucki said...

Happy birthday to Amber
Nice progress on your sampler..and super sweet stash,,
Have a great weekend.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Amber! She is adorable! Love your stitching. The way you personalized the Patches of Life Sampler is wonderful! Great new stash and prize! And yay for finding one of the projects you were looking for!

Catherine said...

Happy birthday to that little cutie! Great goodies too!

Carol said...

Wishing your precious Amber a delightful birthday, Teresa--she sure is a cutie!!

Lovely progress on your sampler, too :)

marly said...

Look at that sweetheart in her little jeans! Happy Birthday to her. You did a fabulous job changing the center of your sampler to match your family.

Barb said...

A very Happy Birthday to Amber ! Your sampler is so pretty! I do like the way you personalized it.

gracie said...

What an adorable Amber! Your sampler is looking mighty nice...

Ranae said...

Happy birthday to the sweetie
I love how you changed the family icon in the middle of the sampler to represent your own

Nicola said...

Happy birthday sweet Amber. Our own loves seem to speed up when we have children of our own and my mother tells me that they go into turbo drive when we have grandchildren.

What a lovely idea to change your sampler to include your daughters and grandchildren, it makes it all the more special.

Denise said...

Your Patches of life Sampler is awesome and I like the change that you made in the center to match your family! Lovely stash also!!!
Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter.
Happy Stitching

Beth in IL said...

Love the sampler with your kids. Great idea to personalize it!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Amber!
Gorgeous stitching and stash!!

Lorrie said...

Patches of Life is looking fab! I need to get started on this one too. I see a few familiar designs in your stash enhancement. The Embroidered Village Bag looks interesting. Congrats on winning the giveaway. I cannot believe Amber is one already. Time does fly. Happy stitching!