Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season so far and that you will get everything on your stitching wish lists!  I am looking forward to a week or two at home, mixed in with a couple of overnight trips to San Antonio and Grapevine to see all the great Christmas lights in both cities.  Sort of the best of both worlds for me at Christmas time!

Please enjoy this gallery of some of my favorite CandyLand Christmas finishes, and I'll see you again next year!

Monday, December 16, 2013

We Have a Winner!

Voting ended for the Stitching Games Viewer's Choice Award this weekend, and the winner was Nancy K. and her Bird Song canvas!  Congrats to you Nancy, we can't wait to hear what your prize will be! As I understand it, Ruth Schmuff is putting the prize together, so it's sure to be spectacular!

I expect most of this year's participants will be joining in on the Games for next year too.  I know I am already picking a canvas from my stash for next year, the trouble is in narrowing it down to just one.  Hope some of you may decide to join in too!

Speaking of Stitcherie and our talented group of stitchers, this is my Chat Noir canvas as stitched by K.B., who is one of the masterminds behind the Stitching Games and a very fine stitcher too!  She did a  great job with this canvas, I am loving those background stitches!

That's it for now, hope your holiday season isn't too busy.  I am in the midst of painting new designs for the needlepoint market this January, but still trying to find time to stitch.  Currently, I am trying to get caught up on Ruth's latest Mystery Class, Silly Christmas Birds. Hopefully, Christmas will bring lots of extra stitching time for all of us! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stitching Games Wrap Up, Vote for Viewer's Choice!

You may recall that it's been a while since I last updated you on the Stitching Games progress over on Stitcherie.  Lo and behold, we are now very close to the end, and do I have lots of great finishes to show you!  Actually, the official end is not until December 8th, so I am jumping the gun a bit.  There will no doubt be a few more posted by then, so I will update this post again.
It's important to note that from December 9th to the 15th, all posted finishes will be up for the Viewer's Choice award, so I would like to invite you all to come on over to Stitcherie to cast your vote.  You need not have participated in the Games in order to be able to vote, so do come see all the entries and pick your favorite!

Here is my Stitching Games canvas, Ethel the Little Witch by Patti Paints:

Judy G.'s Asian Rider by JP Needlepoint:

Nancy K.'s Bird Song by Quail Run:

Kelly W.'s Bunny Cottage by Rebecca Wood:

Susan A.'s Cupcake by Mindy:

Mary T.'s Flying Sheep by Brenda Stofft:

Debra S.'s "Gustav" by Susan Roberts:

Judy F.'s Joan Thomasson Angel:

Karen H. (of Zecca Designs) Fan:

Lynne D.'s Merry Deer by Maggie:

Barbara B.'s Sea Life Collage by Mindy:

Melissa M.'s Model A by Raymond:

Pretty amazing work, right?  My fellow Games participants proved to be an amazingly talented group. I am already looking forward to stitching with them again next year!  Again, stop by to view and vote, and consider hanging around to join us for next year's Games. It is great fun and you will have a completed canvas by the end to boot, it's a win-win!