Sunday, January 17, 2010

A new start, a WIP and a few cardinals too

And yes, you can see that there is a bloom coming very soon. Can you believe how fast it has grown from the last post. I don't remember what color it is suppose to be so I will be just as surprised as you are when it does bloom.

This is my new start by Notforgotten Farm. I love this Tom Turkey. I adore the season of Thanksgiving and I guess he just reminds me of our history and how were first began as a nation. Anyways, he seems to be an easy stitch, if you get a chance check out some of her other designs, they are pretty cute.

This is all I have done on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and I discovered I am missing a color...I thought I had purchased everything I needed but of course not. I have not spent much time on it but I am hoping to work on it today. I am ready to start working on it to get the first block completed.

My cardinals are done!!! I love the way they turned out. This is not where I am going to put them but I didn't have my step stool. It is at one of the apartments so I can't reach up to hang it but when I do I will post another picture. I love the designs in the pattern book from Karla Menaugh and Barbara Brackman called Juniper and Mistletoe. If you get a chance check them out. I will be working on more of their designs very soon.
The weather has been above freezing the last few days so much of the snow is melted and very dirty looking. I hope it all melts for now. It is cloudy and dismal outside but warm and toasty inside so I am off the grill some burgers for lunch and then I am going to relax for a bit with a needle and floss in my hand. Enjoy your Sunday!! Be blessed.


Christine said...

Well, HI Dianntha! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog today- I know people read, I didn't want to seem like I was whining! lol BUT I have to say, if you had not left the comment, I wouldn't have stopped over here to find that you are a fellow stitcher! So now I am following YOU! lol Very nice projects- I have seen many of them and mentally marked them as ones I would love to do :-) I will sure be checking back to see your progress!


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great job on the cardinals. The Tom Turkey will be beautiful when you are done too. I'm not stitching like you are, but I am stitching my quilt today and I'm on a break. LOL.

Lets hope most of this snow melts soon.


Blu said...

Nice start on Tom Turkey. Your HRH block looks nice too, and great job on the cardinals!

Linda said...

Hey I'm with you there. Its pretty gloomy outside. Love the cardinals.I guess we are getting our January thaw. Won't last thats the problem more snow on the horizon. UGH!!

Linda said...

Raining here but I'm warm and cozy too. Thomas is going to be wonderful and I love the Cardinals. Don't you just hate it when you are missing one thread...oh well...ejoy your new project until you get the thread you need....hugs, Linda

Busym1 said...

I love those cardinals! I finished my Valentine candle mat, but havent' posted it yet, I will try later. I was going to start a project the other day, but couldn't find my aida cloth! So off to Jo-annes later. Love your project shares! Hugs, michelle

Beth Twist said...

Hello Dianntha... I just read your comment on my blog... the Mary Wigham sampler is available here:

If that address doesn't work, go straight to the Needleprint blog: and scroll down until you see the Mary Wigham original sampler in the sidebar.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Meggie said...

Can't wait to see your finished Tom Turkey. LOVE the of my favorite birds! The melting snow looks quite dirty in my area also. I'm almost wishing for a light covering of more snow to hide the dirt.

Pumpkin said...

I can't wait to see the color of your flower :o)

Your cardinals are adorable! Congrats on the finish.

Isn't that always the way though...just when you think you have everything you need. Argh!

Lili said...

Love the Tom Turkey design!!!
I am fond of cardinals, so your finished piece is very welcome in my house, just in case you don't know what to do with it... Lol!