Wednesday, July 18, 2012

And the winner is.......

.... Jill our very own Purple Peacock!  She's going to be the proud owner of the remains of my Shepherd's Bush Joy in the Journey kit--- she'll probably even stitch it properly and not have nearly as many "learning experiences" (aka frogging periods) as I did.

As usual, I find myself sitting before you without recent progress pictures.  I have been making progress, honest.  I must admit, however, that I have found myself on numerous evenings over the last week just sitting and staring at the TV -- not really watching, just flipping channels.  Generally, I'm sitting surrounded by stitching, but it somehow doesn't levitate on its own and start needling.  Sigh.   I suppose it would lose some of the fun if elves came in while I napped and did some stitches?----I'd be willing to test that theory on a couple projects though.

Regardless, because I have also been so slow at getting pictures posted I can share some accomplishments that missed their moment in the sun early this summer:


The above little darling is Barrick Sampler's Rooster Ride from one of the JCS.  I have to say this piece is proof of personal stitching evolution.  I remember when this issue came out I thought, "who the heck would want to stitch that?!"  And lo and behold, apparently *I* wanted to stitch it.  lol    Does that ever happen to you -- you see something that you think is icky or lame and somewhere down the road you find yourself strangely compelled to stitch it?


And Praiseworthy Stitches' The Birds Carol ornie.

I think I need to declare August Ornament Finishing Month.   Anyone want to join me?

Happy stitching and a peaceful day to all of you.

P.S.  A small request -- please send happy and healthy thoughts to Grandma Rose who is in the hospital today-- hopefully getting sorted, but still worrying her family.


She'll be 97 years young in 3 weeks, and possibly her greatest health risk is that she's fairly stubborn.

10 comments:

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh, dear Ruth, I shall keep your Grandma in my prayers. God bless her!

JillMN said...

YIPPEE!!! I am so excited! Thank you very much!

Your grandma is lovely! I wish the best for her.

cucki said...

Congratulations to the winner xxx

Margaret said...

Love both ornies. So cute! I will be sending prayers for your grandma.

Mindi said...

Very cute holiday stitching, and best wishes to Grandma.

Barb said...

Great holiday stitching! Best wishes to your Grandma.

Giovanna said...

All the best to your grandmother. The ornaments are really pretty, well done.

barbara said...

Oh my gosh - I'd be thrilled to bits if you ever wanted to sell that JCS with the Barrick Sampler "Rooster Ride" pattern!!!!!

Best wishes to your grandmother!

Anne said...

Lovely stitching Ruth and congrats to Jill!! Love your Grandma and that photo!

Mangogirl said...

All the best for grandma. lovely stitching.