Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back Home!

The SBA and I finally made it back home last Fri.  I have been cursed with the crud so haven't even felt like blogging!!(Now that is pretty bad) I f I have missed some of your great posts please forgive me. I think it was the trip home that did me in.  We left Huntsville at 11 am and finally got home at about 1:30 am.  We got into Seattle at 9:30 and a comedy of errors including the fact that they could not connect the jet-way for about a half an hour made it impossible for us to catch the 11 pm ferry.  The next ferry was 12:15 am,I have never been on such a late ferry!!  I was surprised to see how many cars were on the ferry at that time of night!! Well, after days of rest, I'm almost back to normal.  This is just a short post showing a few good things.  I hope in my next post to get into plans for the stitching year.

I was lucky to win a give away from Cath at "The Stitchin Chicken" . The prize was the great magnetic book marks but she included this wonderful fall pillow and great Halloween fabric.  I love them both .  Fall is my favorite season.
As you can see, the SBA has already appropriated one of the book marks.

My DD , the designer of Woolpets, presented us with this adorable tree person!!  I absolutely love her!!!

Just before Christmas, my sister sent this wonderful coverlet to us.  We are baby sitting it for her until she finds the right place for it.  Her home in South Florida is just not the place for coverlets .  She may get a condo in Ohio and I'll have to give it back!

The eagles are amazing!

Notice the date, 1834 and the location, Scopio , NY

Here is my current project.  I saw the header at Marly's blog, "Samplers and Santas." I fell in love with France F., an out of print Sheepish Designs chart.  I haunted ebay till I found it.

The border is finally done.  I had to do some frogging to get it right!!UG!

As usual, I'm changing a few of the colors!

I hope all of you had a great Christmas and New Year's Eve.  I wish you all good health and happiness in 2013!!!


  1. Happpyyy stitchy new year :) looks like you have made a good start already ... glad you found it too ... love the hanging you are looking after and the little tree person is sooo cute ... any time she wants to do me a mouse ;) love mouse xxxxx

  2. what a gorgeous coverlet! i have one wonderful one! i love them so much!

  3. Sorry to hear you've been ill, Barb--there seems to be a lot of bad flu going around right now! At least you are home safely and can rest and recuperate--not to mention stitch all you want :)

    Lovely new WIP and the tree person made me smile! It will be hard to give up that gorgeous coverlet, won't it?

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. Sorry you have been sick Barb. Glad to hear you are on the mend. You received some wonderful things. I do so love your tree. All the felt critters are so cute. You have a great start going on your new sampler. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

  5. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    The coverlet is beautiful!
    Great start on your next project, can't wait to see more. :)

  6. I am so glad that you are feeling better!
    What lovely gifts.
    Your new start is wonderful too.
    Happy New Year!

  7. That's a beautiful coverlet - I'd be hard pressed to give it back! I love the France F. chart and I have it in my stash to start one of these days.... Happy New Year!

  8. Glad to hear you are on the mend! That coverlet is just beautiful! Love the project you have started on, just lovely!

  9. That coverlet is beautiful!
    Nice blog win and France F. is a gorgeous design.