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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Post IHSW Wrap Up (Several Weeks Late)

Procrastinating to blog has certainly been my theme lately.  I can at least say I'm often just stitching, cause I want to stitch and I don't want to stop to blog.  I want to keep ontop of blogging but for some reason I just keep slacking off!  I have a few things to catch you up on but I will do that over the next few posts.  I've missed the Smalls SAL, TUSAL, and April Goals.  So stay tuned...

Now lets recap what I accomplished during March's IHSW which was March 21-23.

First of all I finished Heart In Hand's Snow Woes, this cutie is stitched on 40ct linen.

Next up I started Heart In Hand's Tall Snowman a second time.  I wasn't happy with his overall size the first time I stitched him, so a second stitch was necessary, this time on 40ct.  He looks much better on 40!

Earlier in March I got the most wonderful news, my best friend Claire had a little boy!  She's had the hardest time over the years trying to start a family, and I can't think of anyone else who DESERVES to be a Mother.  I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch for wee Zachary, since I stitched his Mom and Dad Teresa Wentzler's Wedding Sampler they of course deserve TW's Birth Announcement!!!  Here's my progress at the end of March's IHSW.  I am now focusing solely on this project.  I've got to get it stitched and framed by the end of July when I'm going to fly down to the Charleston area to meet wee Zachary!!!!

37 comments:

Vicky L said...

Adorable finishes! A great start on the baby sampler.

Xine said...

Looking forward to your WIP photos of the birth announcement. Coming along nicely!

Frances N said...

Those snowmen are too cute!!! I love that one is sorta round and one is tall and thin! Fun!

Annie said...

Snow Woes is perfect for this wickef winter we just had! You are so sweet to stitch a TW piece for the baby. Beautiful, but a ton of work!

Barb said...

Great finishes and what a wonderful gift for the baby. I know his Mom will treasure it.

Justine said...

I've just Google that birth sampler and it is stunning. I stitched a TW castle sampler many years ago and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to follow your progress on this one! Congratulations to your friend and her family x

cucki said...

Beautiful finishes
Hugs x

Jacquie Morris said...

Really love you r snowmen finishes, they made me smile :) And your WIP looks interesting... cannot wait to see your progress on that :)
Have a lovely day :)

Chris said...

Stitch on Dani!!
Love the snowmen! Woohoo Charleston!

Arthemise said...

Very cute!

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finishes :)

Gail Roach said...

Please offer Claire my congratulations. We never got to meet but emailed back and forth a bit regarding schooling for children in the autistic spectrum.

Beautiful stitching. Of course I've never seen ugly stitching from you.

Dee said...

Snow Woes is adorable.

WOW! A TW! You must be VERY good friends. Can't wait to see progress pics on this one.

I've only done one TW and it took me a long time. But, everyday I look at it in amazement. Her stuff is gorgeous!

Lulu said...

Beautiful finishes! Good luck on the birth sampler. I need to start one for my 3 week old son soon.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes. Great new start.

Linda

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching, love the snowmen

Karoline said...

Cute finishes and a great start on the birth sampler

Jan Jones said...

Nice to see your progress on TW's birth sampler. I've noticed not many stitch TWs anymore. Well except maybe those loyal few who are over on face book now.

Mylene said...

Lovely finishes!

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sharine said...

Nice finishes. Great choice for your baby sampler:)

Barbi said...

Love the two cute little snowman finishes! The birth announcement is going to be quite an undertaking, but it's going to be spectacular when it's finished!

Sara said...

Huge congrats to your friend, I love hearing happy endings for those who have struggled to start a family. I'm sure they will treasure the TW Birth Sampler.

valerie said...

Cute finishes Dani! And great start on the baby sampler! I am so happy to hear that Claire had a baby and everyone is happy. wonderful news!

Meari said...

Your finishes are adorable, Dani. I can really relate to snow woes, lol.

Congrats to your BFF on the new arrival!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Such sweet ornaments all finished up! And a darling choice for your friend! Many happy congratulations to them!!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes, and nice start on BA - I stitched it for my niece and it took me 5 years, but then I wasn't really concentrating on it much :-) I'm sure you can make it by July

Andrea said...

Love the snowmen. A beautiful start to the birth sampler.

Susan said...

The finishes are too cute. Congratulations to your friends and love the name. Looking forward to seeing your progress. I have been thinking of wedding samplers as we all think my niece will be engaged fairly soon - thanks for the mention of TW's - I think it will be perfect.

Annette said...

Congratz on your finishes!!
Beautifull
Your on a roll!!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes and new start.

Julie said...

Huge congratulations to Claire and her hubby on the birth of her little baby. That is so good to read Dani. My heart is so full of love and i'm so happy for them, me being a lady who thought she would never be a mum herself.

Great start on your special stitched project.

Carol said...

Great to see your March finishes, Dani--they are both so cute! And I'm in awe of you stitching the TW birth sampler--it will be gorgeous, I'm sure. I'm so happy for your friend--sounds like she was truly made to be a mom :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations to your friend! You are stitching a TW by July! This July! I am truly impressed by your commitment and love for your friend.

She will adore the sampler I'm sure.

cucki said...

Congrats on the sweet finish..
Sweet new start
Hugs and love x

Chris said...

Congratulations to Your friend on the birth of her son!
I am having trouble finding time for everything right now too...Where is all my time going..AARGH!

Linda said...

Lovely stitcing Dani.

Linda

Brigitte said...

Both your snowmen finishes are just adorable. And this birth sampler for little Zachary will be a lot of work and a beauty when finished..