Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Stitching, Heaven..., And A Wonderful Gift

I've been waiting to start the LHN Winter SAL that Sally and Chris organised for what seems like forever, so was really happy when the 1st December finally arrived (nothing to do with starting to open my yummy Cadbury's Santa Advent Calendar of course lol). I was so excited on starting Winter Whites that I went a bit crazy and ended up skipping allover the place, just to get as many colours going as I could and see how it looked, and I'm loving it so far.It was a real chore after my two nights stitching on it to more on and pick my personalised sampler back up at the weekend, and then when it was QS Alisha's turn on Monday I was still sulking and Winter Whites was still calling lol. However I do have update pics of both, although I'm afraid they're not great as all the snow we still have here seems to have sucked the colour out of them and they look quite harsh.I don't know if it's the fact that I'm loving Winter Whites so much, or that my rotation is getting a bit stale for me. I do know that part of the problem is I've been really tired this last week with both DH and DD being ill, and none of us seem to be getting a full night's sleep, so some nights I really don't feel like stitching but have picked it up because I've not wanted to miss a rotation night. I'm going to stick with it a little longer, but am thinking that I may need to tweak things and maybe say rather than have set nights for set things, do a couple of nights on each project, then move on, so it doesn't matter if I miss a night's stitching as long as I get two nights in.
And last but definitely not least, I was extremely lucky to win a giveaway on Andrea's blog for one of her beautifully stitched xmas ornaments. I didn't know what the ornie I was to receive was going to be, but when I opened this the day it arrived it was as if it had been chosen just for me. Two years ago we took DD to Lapland to see Santa early in December and on returning I stitched a Prairie School ornie for our tree as a reminder. Ever since then I've grown to love Prairie Schooler designs more and more and this one will be treasured and help us remember Lapland again (and Andrea confirmed that DD was right when she said the reindeer has to be Rudolph!). I hope Andrea doesn't mind that I used one of the pics of the ornie from her blog as it's much better than any I could take and shows the true colours.That's it from me for now, off to cook tea then once DD is in bed it's Winter Whites night for me again, and I can't wait!!! Thanks for all your visits and lovely comments, I truly appreciate each and every one.


Hazel said...

Lovely progress on your Winter Whites and the others too. Am I supposed to post a progress pic up on a certain day?? Love Andrea's ornament - so pretty. x

Rachael xx said...

Great progress on them all, Love the personalised one

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your WIPs. Great new start - I'm loving mine too. You were a lucky girl to win Andrea's giveaway like me. Lovely ornament received. Look forward to seeing next week's progress. Hope everyone in the family is now well.

Sally said...

WW looks gorgeous Lisa. This SAL is such fun and I'm loving stitching PH.

You are making lovely progress on Alisha and PS.

Love the ornament you received from Andrea.

jane said...

Lovely progress on Winter Whites Lisa. I had the same issue with a rotation so now I just spend 2-3 nights on each piece in turn.
Hope DH and DD feel better soon, it really takes it out of you when you on't get a good nights sleep.
Lovely giveaway win, those PS ornaments look so sweet.

Brigitte said...

Lovely progress on all your WIPs. I hope that your family already feel better by now and that your stitching time starts to increase.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I hope the family is feeling better and that you can find your stitching mojo for your rotation.

What a lovley new start, aren't new starts exciting?

What a great ornament to win!

Pumpkin said...

Love your WIPs :o) It's probably that you are run down. This is a busy time of year and a time when people get sick too :o(

Gorgeous ornament! Lucky you :o)

Sharon said...

WIP's look great! Lovely gift!