Monday, February 05, 2007

Thank you and 'happy stitching'

Thank you all so much for the kind comments which you have left me this past month. They meant so much to me and I feel very priviledged to have met all of you and become a part of this warm & caring community.
- Margaret

Like all stitchers the actual act of stitching seems to sooth both my body and my soul, so although I haven't written this past month I have been stitching. I felt it was a good idea to do some 'happy stitching' - something which would bring a smile to my face while working on it as well as a smile to anyone who sees the finished project.

This past fall my friend Brenda was visiting a local framing shop when she suddenly discovered that the owner has an entire wall dedicated to seasonal stitching. The following week she took me to see 'the wall' and I was just as impressed as she was. A few weeks later we dropped in again - all the Halloween/Fall stitching had been removed, the wall had been painted a warm dark red and Christmas stitching was on display. B & I decided right then and there that this was a fantastic idea and started planning our own seasonal walls.

This is January's stitching contribution to what will hopefully become my Christmas display. Both snowmen are designed by Valerie Danish of 'Val's Stuff'. They have been stitched over two on 28 ct Glacier Lugana.
'Snowmen' - JCS October 2006

'Be Merry' - JCS 2006 Christmas Ornaments

Tomorrow is SAL day for our friend Frederick. I hope to be posting an updated picture later this week.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to have you make. Your finishes are lovely.

3:43 AM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Good to see you're back, Margaret. Lovely stitching. I wholeheartedly agree - stitching soothes the soul. ((((hugs))))

5:17 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

A seasonal wall is such a nice idea! Your 2 snowmen are a great start for your own.

So nice to see you blogging again, Margaret! You have been missed :-D

5:30 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I like your 2 snowmen their just darling. :o)

5:44 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Margaret, it's wonderful to see you back. How are you feeling?

Those Val's snowmen are utterly adorable and are bound to bring a smile to any face. :)

10:15 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

Glad to see you back, and to hear that stitching was able to help. I find it great at helping me work through things as well. Your two finishes are really cute, they will look great as part of a seasonal wall. Looking forward to seeing an updated Fredrick.

7:02 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Only just caught up Margaret, I am so sorry to hear your sad news.{{hugs}}
Love your snowmen.
Hugs and love

12:42 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

This is a great idea, Margaret! I am also thinking of something like that, but the display part is a bit tricky. I wanted to display these as small pillows in a basket, but my cat empties it to sleep in there...
I sure love your snowmen: they're such cuties!!!
Take care, Margaret, keep stitching, it sure helps me out too...

1:25 AM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

I love your two snowmen, they are adorable

10:47 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Hi Margaret, lovely to see your post and I too find my stitching helps me through any bad times, good for the well being :)

what a wonderful idea about having a seasonal wall, and your two finishes will be perfect. I just wish I had a spare wall at home to do something like that, hee hee.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Yuko said...

Hi from Japan!
Your snowmans are really cute!
And I'm looking forward you posting the picture of your SAL!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Von said...

Margaret, it's good to see that you're back!
It would be such fun to have a seasonal wall. You have a good start on winter! :D

3:36 PM  
Blogger juls said...

Good to see you back! thanks for stopping by my blog! And yes I do go to Stitcher's Paradise! I love that place! It's almost a second the purple bags! Hey we maybe neighbors LOL...

10:31 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

((hugs)) Love your snowmen! I love the idea of a seasonal wall! Hope to see a update of your Frederick soon!

6:53 AM  
Blogger StitchCat said...

That is a good idea to have a seasonal wall. I know people that have seasonal great because all the work gets rotated and you never get sick of looking at it :) Welcome back

4:31 PM  
Blogger Stitchingnow said...

I love the snowmen & the wall idea.. Keep your sanity and keep stitching


3:36 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Those little snowmen are just TOO cute!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger whitecalla said...

Glad to see you back Margaret. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Happy to know that you are able to find time to stitch and those snowmans are so adorable.
Take care, Lillie

1:08 AM  
Blogger Sew-in-Love said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister, Margaret! My mum lost her sister just a couple of weeks ago too.=(

Yes, stitching is marvellous therapy and I wouldn't give it up for anything!=)

Elisabeth, UK=)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Margaret! your snowman finishes are adorable and look great on that fabric.

1:12 AM  

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