Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day After Simply Saturday!

Hello my kind and dear friends! I almost feel like chirping, now don't you laugh, but the sun is finally shining and has been all day! I needed to have some sunshine, after so much gloomy cloudy skies for at least the last two weeks. After a bit, it really brings your mood down! But today, well it is worth countless words, but won't trouble you with anymore on the subject for now!

First of all wanted to remind you, if you haven't yet signed up for my Blogoversary Giveaway, to please go here and do so, before midnight February 2, 2011. Which happens to be Ground Hog Day...wonder if that rodent-type fellow will indeed see his shadow this year? Anyway, don't forget to sign up and I have added a picture of the goodies, if you would like to share on your blogs! Thank you!

I have a small finish to share with you all...this is Belle Pepper aka Addison Rose:
Little House Needleworks
Belle Pepper
32 Ct Lakeside Pearled Barley
Recommended CC and GAST, substituted 2 fibers

I am celebrating my youngest granddaughter, Addison Rose, with this sampler, and the year she was born, 2010. It will hang in my home. It is not a substitute for a birth sampler, I still want to stitch one for her and her sister, but have yet found one that I want to use. I am probably going to design one, to get it the way I want!

I will return on Wednesday the 3rd with the results of the giveaway drawing! Also I have some conversions for my birthday start, Marianne Wenn I am going to share with you all. As for stitching, I am trying really hard to finish up Her Sampler by CHS this week! After that, I really don't know, but it will either be a new start, or one of my wips, from the list on my sidebar!
Hope your week is grand! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read and comment. Your thoughts are always so uplifting, and it is a wonderful feeling to read them all!

Today I am most grateful for the sunshine on this special Lord's Day! This is the Day the Lord Hath Made, Rejoice and Be Glad in it!

Love, Jan

PS I hope and pray it doesn't happen, but there is a winter storm warning in the forecast for these parts, through Wednesday! They are anticipating an accumulation of 2 inches of ice on power lines and trees, and that makes for trouble! There is a strong possibility of losing power, so if I don't get here to announce the winner on Wednesday, that will be why! Maybe this will one of the times, the forecast isn't that accurate, let's hope! I just wanted to let you know!

31 comments:

Kim said...

Enjoy your sunshine, Jan!! Love your finish!

Lizzy said...

Oh, such a Lovely, Lovely finish my Dear Jan!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and I love the way you personalised it with your sweet granddaughter Addison Rose!!! Can't wait to see Her Sampler finished and your next new start! Ann Raynor is calling your name, Dahlin... :) Can't wait to see your conversion for Marianne Wenn... it's going to be sooo beautiful!!!

Lovely gifties in your giveaway Hun... thanks again for the chance to win all the lovelies...

Wishing you a lovely, beautiful, sunshinny stitchy day, Hun!!!

Blessings and love you to the moon and back...
xox

Susan said...

What a lovely finish, Jan. The colors are so beautiful.

We're enjoying the sunshine in southeastern PA today also. Unfortunately, another storm is moving in for this week, but we'll enjoy the sunshine while we have it!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love your Addison Rose finish, Jan! It's perfect!

I can't wait to see your Marianne Wenn conversion - wonder if it'll be anything like mine? It is going to be so fun to see what everyone does with this, won't it? I am working very hard to finish my Farm Sampler so I can start Marianne. Can't wait!

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week, too! We had some sunshine today as well and it was indeed a treat!

Melissa said...

Belle Pepper is such a sweet piece and adapting it for Addison Rose is just lovely! (What a pretty name too!)

I look forward to seeing your start (&conversion) of Marianne Wenn!

Robin said...

Enjoy your sunshine, dear friend! We had sunshine today here as well!

Love the piece you stitched to honor Miss Addison Rose!

Daffycat said...

Such a lovely finish, Jan!

Carol said...

What a sweet piece to stitch to honor your granddaughter, Jan! I just love it :)

Please send some of that sunshine east toward Pennsylvania--we desperately need a pick-me-up!

Candace said...

Congratulations, Jan. I love your Addison Rose. The sunshine does bring us brighter days. Enjoy.

Lynn said...

Fantastic finish! I love how you've personalized it.
We've finally been having some sunny weather too. Everyone's mood seems to have picked up!

Margaret said...

Wonderful finish, Jan! And it's great how it's for your youngest granddaughter. I'm looking forward to seeing and getting your conversion for Marianne Wenn. I'm not stitching her yet just so I can get a good conversion for her. lol! I love Her Sampler -- looking forward to seeing yours!

Myra said...

We had some sunshine this weekend too and it sure felt good. :o) Love this finish and how you decided to personalize it. Very pretty.

Karen said...

This is just lovely.... what a great adaptation for your grandchild! Good luck with Her Sampler...I just finished it and loved it.

Glad you are having better weather... happy stitching....

Loraine said...

What a wonderful finish! Perfect for little Addison Rose. Can't wait to see it framed!
Hugs.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Very pretty finish!

mbroider said...

Congratulations on your finish!!

Sherry said...

I love how you changed Belle for your granddaughter. What a lovely finish.

I can't wait to see your conversions for Marianne.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's so sweet! I love the way you personalised it :)

Katrina said...

I love your finish, and great idea to put your granddaughter's name on it :-).

Can't wait to see your Marianne Wren conversion!!!!

Mary Beth said...

Your LHN finish is just wonderful, Jan. Love the house color!

Enjoy your sunshine!!!

woolwoman said...

Love little Addison Rose' sampler - what a pretty name - beautiful sampler for a precious little grand baby. I hope you enjoy it hanging in your home. I have to go and check out Marianne Wren - I am behind and don't know what that one is. Hope you are a good week friend - Hugs Mel

Michelle said...

Love your finish - what a great piece to do with your granddaughter in mind. So sweet!

Littlebit said...

What a beautiful finish, Jan!
Sunshine? What's that? I think we get some of that now and then, mostly then! :)
Enjoy it while you can.

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! What a fantastic finish, Jan! It looks great. I hope you enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted, I hear you guys are going to get socked with all that snow and ice! :P Hang in there! It's a perfect excuse to hunker down and stitch.

Nancy said...

I love the Belle Pepper sampler, and you stitched it so beautiful with Addison's name! I hope you get lots of sunshine and no ice. Stay warm and stitch lots!

Kellie said...

Gorgeous finish! I love that you personalized it in honor of your cute little granddaughter. What a special tribute. :)

Have a good week!

Mary said...

You've stitched a great sampler for Addison Rose. It's lovely.

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. We got 14" of snow today and we're trapped! LOL

Lois said...

What a sweet finish!

Suzanne said...

This is a great finish and such a lovely piece for your grand daughter.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Finish !!!!

Karoline said...

What a cute finish, congratulations