Monday, April 6, 2015

Baja California Sur Vacation!

Ahhhh... sun and fun! After rain and snow and sleet and cold... it's so nice to see the sun! We just got back from Loreto, Mexico located a little over half way down the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez.
What a quaint little town... pretty untouched by tourism.  I'm sure that will change over the next several years as there are quite a few resorts expanding and developing.  We stayed at the Villa del Palmar Islands It's a beautiful resort 45 minutes south of the town of Loreto.  The snorkeling was AMAZING! and the fishing was pretty good too.  I know that I could take my sea sick people there and they would be fine.

Stay warm...
the wooleystitcher

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!!!

So... the calendar says it's the first day of spring.  It really has been pretty nice here... last year this time we had about 4 feet of snow on the level.  My brother who lives in California would send me garden pictures and I would send him winter wonderland pictures!
This morning I looked out the window and even saw a pair of bluebirds! I'm sure they were wondering what the heck they were doing here in frosty 20 degree weather!  I couldn't get a picture they were pretty fleeting...

A little more on my Still Waters.
Stay warm my friends
the wooleystitcher

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Still Waters by Plum Street Samplers... update

Evening All,
Been getting a little stitching done.  Don't you just love the lion?  Look at his wild mane!  I love the shepherd between the lion and the lamb!

 Good Night!
Stay Warm!
the wooleystitcher

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hi All,
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
We had a great time.  My brother and his family came over and we celebrated his birthday with barbecue ribs and cupcakes and pinochle and the kids dancing to Just Dance 2015 video game... too funny!
My grand puppies were able to play.
And I even got some stitching on Still Waters by Plum Street Samplers done!

I'm enjoying this stitch quite a lot.  As I was going through my flosses I discovered that I was short two of the silks from the kit... the hazards I suppose of buying a kit from someone's stash... oh well... I pulled the DMC colors and decided to use them.  I see several kits out there were they mix brands and types of flosses so  I figured what the hey... that will work! ;) I love the sheep and the llama.  Their little faces are 1/1.
Well, I hope that your week is great!
Until later keep stitching and Stay Warm!
the wooleystitcher

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

More Still Waters

I looked down at my chart and at my stitching and realized that my red star was stitched to the left to far... I went the wrong direction... UGGG... I hate pulling stitches... but I did and then restitched and then added the peacock! Yay.

Happy Stitching!
Stay Warm!
the wooley stitcher

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Still Waters

The end of the day finds me getting ready to go to bed... but not after a very nice day.  Went for a drive & a walk.  Took Jake, the hound dog.  Oh my, that dog.  We have to keep him on a leash... every deer he sees he wants to chase.  We have a lot of deer and we don't want him to get into that habit.  So the entire time he drug me around.  It was exhausting! It must have tired him out too because when we got back to the truck he took a nap!
I got some stitching done on PSS Still Waters.  Check it out! ;)

Well, night all!
the wooley stitcher

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Give Away

Please All,
Go to Nancy's Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Sign up for her give away! She dyes amazing embellishments and flosses!
This is her picture of the giveaway embellishment items.  She is also giving away linen or aida, and 10 of her new variegated flosses!  Just check her out!
the wooley stitcher

A finish and a start...

It's Sunday... and daylight saving day... so hope you sprung ahead last night... or your an hour late for something... ;)
I got to stitch the last couple of days... and I was able to get into my stash of linen a bit! Yay...
I started and finished this cute little stitch by Nathalie of The Blue Attic.  Click the link to go to her Etsy Shop!  She has the cutest little prim stitches!
I used the same homespun on the the back and I used moss brown hand dyed chenille from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

I also started Still Waters by Plum Street Samplers (check out her blog... Nashville pictures!)
I bought this pattern kitted with flosses from Vickie Clayton ~ Hand-dyed Fibers silks! I was so excited to see it with Vickie's silks that I jumped on it! I love the colors. I love the subject matter and I love the pattern!

Stay warm my friends!
the wooley stitcher

Thursday, March 5, 2015

He Is Risen Finished!

Evening All!

I finished the stitch He is Risen!  I used a linen that I coffee stained myself.  I stitched it to a lovely piece of grey/blue matka silk.  I mounted it to a board and plan to frame it.

Now... back to Serenity Harbor.  I've changed my mind.  I'm going to stitch it on a lovely creamy colored piece of 26 ct linen 1/1.

the wooley stitcher

Almost done...

I should be done tonight.  Thinking on how to finish this stitch.  I'm going to see what I have for frames... I'm thinking stitching to a piece of wool or homespun and then framing it...
Stay warm!
the wooley stitcher

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

He Is Risen ~ Final color choice

Morning All...

Funny thing how we think we will like one thing and then decide... mmmm.... no.  I stitched 3 other colors before landing on this one.  
Can't wait to finish... it should go quickly now.
It's cold here.  -4 this morning.  A beautiful "crisp" day...

Stay warm!
the wooley stitcher

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Progress and starts

Morning all!
Hope your day is lovely.
I wanted to share a new start.

He Is Risen designed by Jenny Hoffman Country Rustic Primitives 

I'm loving this stitch.

Safe Harbor Sampler progress  The linen is Zweigart Belfast 32ct Castleview
It's hard to see in picture but it has a light blue/tan mottle to it.

And lastly... Sunflower Bell Pull by Drawn Threads.

Stay Warm!
the wooley stitcher

Sunday, March 1, 2015

choosing colors

So, I joined the 12 month Serenity Harbor Sampler. I love Donna's designs at By the Bay Needleart
Last night Donna emailed me the beginning instructions!  I immediately went down stairs and started choosing colors and my fabric.  I just so happened to have the perfect size of linen... which considering mine will be 34-35" tall, was pretty outstanding! 
Happy Stitching!
Stay warm!!
KimV ~ the wooleystitcher