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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Months Of Silence

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I've recently received a few comments lately on my last post which was the end of July asking if I was alright, and a few e-mail as well.  I wonder if at this point after so many months if I have any followers left.  I haven't planned on abandoning this blog, it would be such a shame as I was one of the early bloggers in the stitching community.  I also think of all the time, effort and heart that has gone into creating and sharing this blog.  I just lost the desire to blog for awhile, however my stitchy-bug was not affected at all I've got quite a bit of stitching to share with you from the last months.

In my last post from July I was working on Lizzie Kate's Be Naughty

Be Naughty
Stitched on mystery 28ct linen using recommended threads

In order of completion I've stitched the following pieces:

Ho Ho Ho Holiday - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

I've realized I've not photographed the following pieces and will do for my next post (I promise!).  Again this all in order of completion, I keep a little book listing all of my finishes since 2007!
  • Just Nan - Gingerbread Angel Mouse
  • Just Nan - Gingerbread Jingle Mouse
  • Just Nan - Little Princess Snow
  • Just Nan - Loreli Lamb
  • Just Nan - Oakley Owl
  • Hands On Designs - Year In Chalk : July
Here's a finish I'm sure you've been wondering about (unless you follow me on Instagram)....

 Fortunate Traveller
Teresa Wentzler
Stitched on 28ct Cream Lugana
Stitched with: DMC and Mill Hill Beads

Since finishing Fortunate Traveller I've worked on a lot of smaller pieces.

Wait 'Till Dec 25 - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

1st Christmas
32ct White Lugana
Stitched with DMC & Mill Hill Beads

Jeffrey's Christmas Ornament
Earth Threds
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue 2001
Stitched on 32ct Iris Garden Opalescent Belfast Linen
Stitched with DMC, Kreinik & Mill Hill Beads

Merry - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

FaLaLaLaLa - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

Joy To The World - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

Silent Night - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

Love - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

Joy - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

Let It Snow - Jingles
Stitched on 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works

 Red Threads
Rosewood Manor
Stitched on 32ct Raging Storm Belfast
Stitched with Threadwork

Red Threads
Rosewood Manor
Stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Solo Wexford Linen
Stitched with Six Strand Sweets Blueberry Grunt

Reflections of Canada
Ink Circles
Stitched on 28ct White Lugana
Stitched with DMC 498


jhm said...

Welcome back. I have definitely missed your cheery "face". make that posts. I'm happy to know that no major mishap has happened to you.
For the future think micro-posts. Maybe that will help you get over the idea of writing.


Clare said...

Welcome back. I enjoy watchng your stitching on your blog posts.

Bea said...

So glad to see you posting. And very glad to know it was only your pen (okay, keyboard) and not your needle that was still. Some lovely finishes - well done!

Barb said...

Nice to see you back Dani! You have been very busy with all those wonderful ornaments. The Fortunate Traveller is just spectacular! I hope you have a very Happy 2016!

Linda said...

Glad your back Dani. Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes.

Happy New Year,

Ann said...

Impressive finishes! And so glad to see you back--you've been missed.

Ruth said...

Beautiful pieces! Welcome back!

Jackie said...

You definitely have an impressive list of finishes! Wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe New Year!

Bev C said...

Hello Dani,

Some amazing stitching, especially love the Fortunate Traveller one. Happy New Year.

Happy days.
Bev C

Ele said...

No wonder you have been absent from blogosphere for a while... you have been busy stitching!
Wonderful finishes
Welcome back and best wishes for 2016

cucki said...

Wow so many beautiful finishes
Well done dear
Happy new year
Hugs x

Annie said...

Beautiful work! The TW especially!!! I have a few of her charts but they are SCARY!! Happy New Year!

Sara said...

Nice to see you back Dani and beautiful work as always! Glad to hear you are not abandoning your blog, it has always been one of my favorites to surf.

Annie said...

Wonderful to see you and your beautiful stitching again!
Happy New Year:)

jeffsrose35 said...

I follow you on Instagram but so great to see you have updated the blog!!!!! Thank you

Christine said...

Nice to see you posting again Dani, you've got some super finishes there

Vickie said...

I already knew you were alright, just not blogging. But I am real happy to see you blogging again. :) You have done a LOT!! Great pieces.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so glad to see all your beautiful stitching! Happy New Year! ~ Tricia

Susan said...

Glad to see you've been fine and are stitching. Congratulations on finishing Fortunate Traveler.

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

Welcome back! It's nice to see a recap of the recent months. Fortunate Traveller is wonderful, there's so much detail in there.
Your smalls are all lovely too.
Hopefully 2016 will be a blog filled year!

Cath said...

Good to see you back on your blog . Happy New Year !xxx

Claudette497 said...

Holy smokes - you weren't kidding when you said you'd been busy! Your finishes are lovely, and Traveller is breathtaking! I love your blog, you changed my life because your writing inspired me to take up "running" (or whatever the word is for what I'm doing out there, lol), so I'd shed a tear for sure if it was all over. Have a Happy New Year and take care of yourself!

Julie said...

Lots of beautiful things to see in this post Dani.
Wishing you a year filled with happy and fun times and lots of stitching too! Happy New Year.

Justine said...

You obviously haven't had time for blogging with all that stitching going on! Nice to catch up with you. Hope to read more posts in 2016!

Robin in Virginia said...

Dani, welcome back! What wonderful stitching finishes you shared! You are also a good enabler; now I want to stitch some the LK Jingles after seeing yours stitched up. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

Brigitte said...

So nice to see a new post from you, Dani. And with such a lot of eye candy. Your were stitching a lot of ornaments these past months. And your have two huge finishes, too. That Teresa Wentzler piece is stunning. just terrific. Great job.
Wishing you all the best for 2016.

Heather said...

Yay Dani's back! Beautiful finishes I definitely need to get my hands on some Lizzie Kate's. Happy new year!

Shebafudge said...

I'm glad to see you're back too. I have just rejoined the land of blogging! You have had a lot of really cute finishes and Fortunate Traveller looks stunning - congratulations!!

Happy New Year to you. xx

Astrids dragon said...

Nice to see you back, but totally understand taking a blogging break. Glad to see you've still been stitching, everything looks wonderful!

Sylvia said...

It's nice to see you blogging again even though I understand how much work it takes. I have always admired the amount of work you put into your blog. While I enjoy seeing your posts on Facebook I am glad to see you blogging once again.

Melinda Forbes said...

So happy to see your post. Your blog is one of my favorite. Thank you for taking the time to share --Your work is as always wonderful

Carol said...

You--and your beautiful stitching--have been greatly missed, Dani! I loved seeing what you've been up to and am in complete awe at your TW finish. It is breathtaking!! I hope you will post again this year and I want to wish you all the best in 2016 :)

Kielrain said...

Wonderful pieces. Glad to "see" you back.

hookedonstitches said...

Nice to see your finishes in a blog post :) Happy New Year!

D1-D2 said...

lol I don't think I noticed since I've been following you on Instagram. Happy New Year!

Mylene said...

wow! So many lovely finishes, great job!

Happy New Year!

Sarah Boyle Webber said...

I would be sad if your blog went away. Even occasional posts are better than nothing.

Emma/Itzy said...

So nice to see a post from you again! :) You had a great stitching time in 2015!

Karen said...

Welcome back Dani! I was hoping you'd return as I've always enjoyed your blog. :)

Lots of beautiful finishes!

Carolyn said...

All of your finishes are beautiful. Your stitching is gorgeous. I'm glad you are okay. I got bored with stitching and blogging. I even went so far as to delete my blog and start one on Wordpress. I have a new blog and now gettting into knitting. I'm going to stick around for awhile.

geeky Heather said...

Glad you are blogging again...I am on a bit of a break myself. Congratulations on finishing Fortunate Traveller!!! It is gorgeous...I hope to accomplish the same one day! But perhaps I should finish Peacock Tapestry first...

Kaisievic said...

Dani, oh welcome back, my dear. I hope that you do not abandon your blog as I always enjoy my visits with you. What a fantastic showcase of your stitching over the second half of last year. Every piece is so gorgeous, but I have to say that The Fortunate Traveller is my absolute favourite - such a wonderful accomplishment. Have a great 2016, hugs, Kaye

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Welcome back glad you were still stitching.