Thursday, August 2, 2012

It is SO time....

for a blog post from moi! An incredible amount of time has elapsed since my last post and I am feeling a bit of shame! I think my biggest hangup is I see this as my personal stitching blog and if I don't have any pics to share of my recent stitching, then I might just as well be silent. And I know that isn't always the unwritten rule, so I am going to try to do better!

I do have a couple finishes, yay!

First is Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin 'Peace', which I finished and had framed, right before Retreat in June and just didn't have the chance to share it with you all here. And then after Retreat, I just kind of forgot that I didn't show you...but here she is...I made a few small changes in the design, but not many.

Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin 'Peace'
32 ct R&R Antique Cotton Linen
NPI Silk 636

 Second, which I just finished stitching last week, but took to the framer today, is La-D-Da's Praise God:

 La-D-Da's Praise God
Stitched on 32 ct Linen (the name leaves me at the moment)
Recommended overdyed fibers by Weeks

I had the pleasure of SAL-ing the Praise God piece with my dear friend, Robin (she enjoys being referred to no-blog Robin, because she has no blog, but has several blogging friends and visits many of your blogs). It is always fun stitching along with another friend, don't you all think? Makes me a bit more accountable, and helps me get to the finish line quicker. Thanks, Robin, it was fun...when are we going to do the next one? lol

As for what I have been doing other than stitching the last couple of months, I can pretty much narrow it down to 2012 ToLS Retreat and visiting with my grandbabies and family! I have been getting the groundwork done a couple of new designs, as well, two original and a reproduction.

I will leave you now with two of my favorite people in the world, and this moment caught by their mother, shows their excitement, don't you think?

Alexandra (3 yrs 1 month) and Addison (23 months)
August 2, 2012

Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I understand how busy life gets, so when you visit AND leave a comment, I appreciate it more than you know! And I will be back sooner then the last time, promise!

Love, Jan

Just a postscript, if some of you aren't followers of my Tree of Life Samplings blog, you may not yet have read my interview at Norden Crafts! I am the designer feature this week on their blog: It was fun and I feel very honored!


Margaret said...

Such beautiful finishes! I love that Praise God piece! And your two granddaughters -- oh my gosh, they're so cute! And so big!!! How did they grow so fast?! Wow!

Vickie said...

They are both great but I love Praise God, I just received that as a gift. :)

CalamityJr said...

What lovely stitching; the Praise God is going on my wish list, ;) That picture makes me want to do whatever they're doing - what cuties.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous finishes! I know what you mean, I am bad about blogging when I don't have much stitching to show either. We will have to work on that. :) You have beautiful grandbabies!

Anonymous said...

Super finishes! I really like the Peace one by Mary Garry and the moulding you selected for it!

Your granddaughters are cuties!


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finishes, Jan! I am especially fond of the Praise God piece. I think I'll stitch that for my dad for Christmas. Your granddaughters are so pretty and so big!

marly said...

Love them both. And never saw either one before! Cutie Patootie girls.

Diane said...

Congratulations on your Norden interview! I really enjoy reading about fellow designers. My Silver Creek Samplers Q&A is scheduled for October. Love both of your finishes! La D Da is one of my favorites.

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Jan!
Congrats on being the featured designer!!
The girls look very excited.
Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jan

Beautiful finishes and gorgeous grandchildren.
Happy weekend!

Patty C. said...

Nice pictures ;)
I really like the La-D-Da ;)

Melissa said...

Look at those two little munchkins! They are so cute! They must bring great joy to your life!

Your stitching is lovely. The colours of the LDD piece are so pretty!

Littlebit said...

Such pretty finishes!! And it seems like just a few weeks ago you were posting a picture of your first little grandchild! Off to read your interview! Contrats!

Carol said...

Beautiful finishes, Jan, but nothing can compare to those beautiful little smiles on your granddaughters--so sweet :)

I enjoyed reading the interview and "getting to know you" a bit more!! Congratulations on being the featured designer!

Catherine said...

Great finishes!
Your granddaughters sure do look sweet! Love the smiles!

Solstitches said...

Two beautiful finishes.
Your little grandaughters are adorable.

woolwoman said...

good to see a post from you Jan - your finishes are lovely and the girls are so pretty and growing like weeds - take care of yourself - Melody

Kathy said...

Love both the pieces! Those two darling girls are growing way too fast!

Brigitte said...

Both finishes are so lovely, the colours and the stitching of course, lol. Congratulations!
What a wonderful picture of your granddaughters.

Marie said...

Two of my favorite designers Mary Garry (wish she was still designing) and LA D Da....wonderful designs and great job stitching them.

Your grandchildren are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e. :)

Congrats on being selected as a featured designer.