Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Stitching smalls

Although I put in my first few stitches on my next large project, it was the smalls I was drawn to this weekend. I decided to have a giveaway for the Grow Your Own Blog party which left me only until Feb. 1st to get something stitched up. I chose one of Patty C designs latest patterns, Heartfelt Stitches. Although I haven't finished it into a pinpillow yet, the stitching is already completed. So for those of you who stopped by the party and entered your name into the draw, here's what the giveaway looks like.


I'm hoping to have all the finishing on this completed by next weekend. This stitched up quickly and I was still in the mood to do smalls so next I pulled out BBD Bluebird. It too is stitching up quickly. I just started it this morning and I figure I might have it completed by the end of the evening.


I also joined the blog Random Acts of Stitching Kindness this year so I need to get busy on stitching RAKs for  some of the participants.
It's bitterly cold here and I've chosen to stitch at home this evening rather than brave the cold temps. I just took this pic of the thermostat outside my bedroom window. 


It's in Celsius so the conversion from -20C  is -4F and the sun is just starting to go down. The predicted low is -27C or -17F.  Too cold for me to be stitching in a draughty church hall when I could be doing it in front of my fire at home.
Since Bob is working, Clarisse will keep me company. As you can see, she's already settled in.



21 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Oh , such pretty smalls! I agree, you and Clarice should stay toasty warm inside on a night like tonight. Stay warm!

Cindy said...

Very pretty smalls! Sometimes those are just the right project, 'specially when it's that cold. Enjoy your stitching at home tonight.

katica said...

very pretty - both your stitching projects and your kitty!
Enjoy stitching at home! Definitely too cold to go out!

Bianca said...

Great work, Lynn. Smalls are always fun and fairly instant gratification is nice too. Also, what a pretty kitty!

Rhona said...

With those temperatures, the best thing to do is stay inside and stitch!

Deborah said...

Very cute smalls. I wouldn't be going out with that weather. We are cold but nothing like yours. Stay warm.

Lois said...

Lovely smalls Lynn! Definitely too cold to leave the warmth of home! Hope the temps rise a little bit soon!

CATHI said...

Wow, it is really cold where you are... But the weather forecast here says that we will have -17°C during the next nights, too... Brrr.... Your stitchery looks great! :o)

Cathi

Siobhán said...

Clarice is so pretty! It is SO cold over there, wow! We had temps of -2C last night but it's supposed to warm up a bit. Still, the kitchen and our big hallway/entrance way has stone floors and it is SOOOOOO cold! I just want to cuddle up under a blanket. Love the small!

Chris said...

Lovely stitching Lynn! What a sweet design for your giveaway.
Stay warm and snug!

rosek1870 said...

Such a cute small. Stay in and stay warm! It's cold here but not as cold as you are. We are 7 degrees F. Colder than we are used to!
Happy Stitching!

Cath said...

Lovely stitching , and lovely Clarisse. She makes me want to smoosh her , her fur looks so soft and lovely .X

Debbie said...

Very nice stitching! Stay warm!!

Vickie said...

Oh Clarisse is such a beauty! Love the giveaway design. =)

Emma/Itzy said...

Have a fun stitch in and keep warm too!

Carol said...

Oh, Clarisse's eyes perfectly match the blue in your chair, Lynn! I can't get over how beautiful she is...

WE have the cold, too, but not quite that bad thank goodness. It just takes your breath away to go out in it.

Lovely little design for your giveaway--I know your finishing will be beautiful :)

Patty C. said...

Have fun with those smalls :)

Angela said...

I don't blame you for staying home and stitching by a fire :) It's downright freezing here too!

Lovely finish for your giveaway.

Stay warm :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your smalls are beautiful! I would love to be stitching some smalls right now but I have too many large projects that need to get wrapped up!!! If I didn't have to work for a living I'd be staying home out of the cold myself!

Catherine said...

Hope you and Clarisse are staying warm!!
Love your smalls!!

Karen said...

I love your smalls! I've been feeling the urge to work on smalls lately too. Something must be in the air.

It's been bitterly cold here too. With the windchill it's been averaging about -35C! They actually closed schools in the northern part of the province because it was so cold.

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