Friday, 1 March 2013

A little of this and that

I've managed to come down with my first cold of the season and I'm feeling pretty miserable. Just your typical stuff, nothing exciting but you all know how it feels when your throat is raw and your nose is stuffed. I was already feeling housebound somewhat after we were hit with another winter storm. Look, the poor birds won't even be able to get in their house after this storm! They'll have to shovel too!



Now, after another 10 inches or so of the miserable white stuff and then this cold, I needed a taste of spring. So here's what I whipped up yesterday.




Stone & Thread Hoppity

This little stitched piece has been hanging around for three years and it was time I finally did something with it. Besides this I sewed up another small pillow finish for my Random Acts of Stitching Kindness group. It will be mailed out today to surprise one of the members. 

A check of the mail brought a couple more items to brighten my day. First off was a RAK from Melanie who is a new member of the above blog. Melanie gifted me with a chart from my wishlist.



  
In addition to this, Patty C RAK'd me with a copy of one of her new designs called Let's Stitch.
A big thank you to both ladies for making my day and bringing a smile to my face!

The mailman also brought me a package containing these lovelies.



I won these fabrics from Needleworker's Delight (aka Silkweaver). It seems they have a draw on the first of each month from all their email newsletter subscribers and I was the lucky winner for February. These fabrics are 32 ct overdyed Wexford linen. They're huge cuts too. I think the one piece is 18 x 35! It's hard to see in this pic but the latter fabric is a light shade of the colour of thread used for the serging. Gorgeous!!

You may recall that Anne was the winner of my Grown Your Own Blog party giveaway. I had stitched for her one of Patty C designs called Heartfelt Stitches which is currently my blog header. I finally got it sewed up into a little pillow for Anne and it has now reached its destination in BC. I'm sorry Anne but I've had to borrow one of your pics here because I forgot to take a picture of the finished pillow.




I spent most of the day of the storm indoors, stitching on Baby It's Cold Outside. It's almost complete and I should have a picture for you on the next post. Now I'm hunting down some spring and Easter stitches. I'll leave you with some pics of the visitors to my bird feeder this morning.







18 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh how nice, the pretty female birds. Usually their hubbies get more attention. ;)
Such nice gifts all around.
I like the thread choice for the bunny on your new finish.

Karen said...

Ohh how cute Hoppity is! I'm giong to have to go searching for this one. I love the colour of fabric you used for it too. And it is finished beautifully!

That's great that you won the fabric and what a sweet RAK.

As always, I love looking at your bird pictures! :)

Have a great weekend!

Loubie69 said...

Great Stitching and beautiful bird photos :-)

Gabi said...

Wonderful stitching and I agree, no more snow!!
Hope you feel better! I will send some sunbeams! After more than 3 months with less sun ( only 80 hours)
this hot yellow ball is coming back this weekend. Yippie!
Greetings from Germany

Catherine said...

I do hope you are feeling better!! Sweet stitches and great bird photos!!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

The only good thing about Winter Colds is that you can curl up in a nice warm blanket and stitch a day or two away. I love your little cushion and when I saw the Barn feeder I knew exactly who else needs one of these....our friend Kerry....lol It is so peaceful watching all of the birds and by the look of it the Goldfinches are ahead of Mother Nature in their colour changing.
I sure hope you feel better soon so you can hop on that beautiful new linen....
Cheers and be well.
As always

Nicola said...

A cold is no fun sending you hugs and hope it clears up very soon. Loved your bird photos.

Debbie said...

Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing the bird photos, so nice to see.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finishes, congrats. I hope you cold clears up soon.

Kathy Ellen said...

I love the picture of your bird house all snowed in, and your caption too!

What an adorable sweet little bunny pillow...perfect for spring!

Lovely gifts from Melanie and Patty C and 'Heartfelt Stitches' pillow is perfectly stitched & finished! Such soft blue linens too.

Forgive me, but what does RAK mean? I feel a bit foolish not to know, but there it is.

Have a lovely week! Blessings!

Katrina said...

what beautiful Winter photos Lynn. Sorry to hear that you're under the weather, I hope you're feeling much better soon :)
I love the cute Hoppity pillow - sweet!

Judy S. said...

Hope today finds you feeling lots better, Lynn. I love your pillows and the bird pictures!

Anne said...

I hope you are getting better Lynn. Having a cold is awful and ruins the day :(

Lovely little finish you whipped up! No I don't mind at all that you used the picture!! The little pillow is nestled with some other little needlework pillows on my bookshelf and it's so nice to look at. Lovely RAK's you've received! Silent Night is a great chart although the cinnamon bark frame looks difficult to assemble! Pretty birds too.

Laura said...

Lovely finishes. Hoppity is such a cute spring project. Hope you feel better soon.

Mouse said...

hope you are feeling much better now ... just catching up .. lovely wee cushions you have made and nice goodies you got too :)
love the birdies ... hope they have got into their house now too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Andrea said...

Love the bunny finish, the colours, fabric and trimmings are just so gorgeous. How funny is that birdhouse.:)

stitcherw said...

Both pillows turned out lovely, and I'll bet Silent Night will be beautiful, looking forward to your start of that one. Sue

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely bunny pillow!
Stay warm and get well soon!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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