Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!!

Hi there cloud friends.  I can't let the holidays pass without a post and a chance to wish you all a great 2018!  I hope all of you in the Eastern part of this country are staying warm.  We have had a fairly quiet but very nice Christmas and New Years.  We spent Christmas with our DD, and last night was a cozy evening at home.  I even got in 2 hours of stitching on my new project.  Which brings me to the photos.

 I have chosen LHN's "Early Americans" for my new project.  I will be doing it on a large piece of linen with all the 9 squares together.  The middle square should be fun to design.  I have 2 Patriots in my direct line. Yes, I am a member of the DAR, not very active as I just hate to go to meetings! However, at Vonna's suggestion, I will be honoring them in the middle square.  I want this project finished by Memorial Day as that is when I put up my patriotic designs.  I  am excited and happy to be doing this design.

 I stitched this Santa during December.  He was lots of fun.  I had seen him on Marly's blog and when Prairie Schooler reproduced the design, I bought it right away. His colors are much prettier.  He looks a bit faded in the photo.  By next December, he will be made into a pretty pillow.( I hope!)  He is a fairly big guy even on 32 count. Too big for a pin keep.

 I have to share the beautiful felted ornaments that my DD made for us.  This is so special.  Can you see all the tiny beads that she put on the top?


 Next year these will have very special places on the tree.

Laurie is a member of Blodel Reserve a beautiful place on Bainbridge Island.  We took a walk there on the day before Christmas Eve.  One reason I love the NW is you can see things blooming even in cold December.



The other morning I was walking upstairs and noticed  the reflection on one of the windows.  I think it is the perfect way to end the post.  I hope good health,love and happiness are with you all this year.  And let's hope for more peace in our world. Thanks for joining me today.

24 comments:

  1. Happy new year Barb. That big guy is one of my favorite Santas. Do love that last photo.

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  2. Happy New Year! <3 (love that Santa!)

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  3. Happy New Year Barb: I love the ornaments they are so sweet.
    Your projects are lovely also.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  4. Happy New Year, Barb, with the best wishes to you and your family.
    You chose a great project to start with, I love the series by LHN. And your PS Santa is one of my favorites. I particularly love the motifs on his coat. Such a great design.
    So sweet, the felted nativity scene your DD made. Just as sweet as the star and the reindeer. Very talented, your daughter.

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  5. Happy new year, Barb ! Beautiful stitching. Love the felt ornaments, they are cute:)

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  6. Happy new year, i love the series by LHN, and CCN, so i like to fallow your new projekt.
    Martina

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  7. Happy New Year.
    A wonderful new projekt.
    The Santa looks great.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  8. Early Americans will be a great project. I can't wait to see what you design for the middle.
    Your PS Santa is s o pretty, will make a pretty pillow. Love his coat.
    The Madonna & Child is sooooo cute, your daughter sure has a talent there.
    Wishing your and your family a happy, healthy New year!
    Marilyn

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  9. Beautiful ornaments and a great choice for your new project.
    Happy New Year

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  10. Happy New Year! I love the ornaments your DD made, she is very talented. Your PS Santa is very stylish.
    I will enjoy seeing how you complete the LHN series, I think it's so nice how Americans are so patriotic.

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  11. Happy New Year, Barb! Your LHN project is going to look great! But where's the Halloween?!! Haha. Hope today is a good one!

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  12. Happy New Year my friend! Nice new project. Oh your daughter is talented. That Santa is awesome!

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  13. Happy New Year Barb! I hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful 2018'. I love the new project you have planned and look forward to seeing your progress. The ornaments your daughter made you are so beautiful and are real keepsakes. I think you will smile every year when you put them on your tree. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  14. Lovely post Barb. Your daughter's ornaments are charming and will be much treasured. I look forward to seeing progress on your large patriotic stitch as the year goes by.

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  15. Your Santa looks great, and the ornaments your daughter made are just beautiful! Love the photo you ended with - gives such a feeling of peace.

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  16. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on your Patriotic series. I love the PS Santa, he is gorgeous and would make a love pillow. Your daughters ornaments are a treasure. Love your final photo!!

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  17. Happy New Year, Barb! I can't wait to see your center square for the Early Americans. And I love your Santa! I have so many of the patterns and have never stitched one. : ) Your daughter did a lovely job on the ornaments!

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  18. Wishing you a Happy New Year Barb.
    I love the Santa you stitched and am looking forward to seeing your Early Americans piece.

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  19. What a lovely post, Barb! I certainly look forward to seeing your Early Americans piece grow this year. That will be interesting to see what you come up with for the middle block. My cousins are members of the DAR and are very active in it up in New York.

    And that PS Santa--oh, how I love him! He is a biggie and one I haven't stitched yet, but maybe this year?

    I always love seeing what your daughter creates for you and that sweet nativity is just precious with the little beads. It must be so nice to have a daughter to share creative moments with :)

    Wishing you and your family every happiness in 2018--can hardly believe 2017 is over. What a blur!

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  20. Happy New Year, Barb. I have that early American series, too, so I will be very interested to see how your middle panel looks. Your daughter's felt work is quite exquisite, she is very talented.

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  21. I just love those felted ornaments your DD made for you Barb! They go so well with your stitched ones. It'll be lots of fun watching your Early Americans project grow this year!

    Happy New year!

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  22. Glad you like the ornaments! I had fun making them!

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