Thursday, October 21, 2010

First baby gift

I have started stitching baby gifts for my office friend who is having a little girl around Christmas.
This is a little DMC finished girl bear doll that I found on Ebay. I remember when DMC made these and I wish they still made them. I have a set of Christmas bears that are really cute.
The only problem I had is that you just stitch the bib part of it and it was 18 count. I haven't stitched on 18 count in a very long time and it was challenging to me.
Here is a pic of the finished bear:

This is just one several projects I am going to be working on. I forgot how much fun it is to stitch for a baby again!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

And the winner is...

But alas, I don't have an email for you! So if you would shoot me an email at, then I can have 123stitch send you your prize!
Thanks for all the nice compliments of my pictures. The butterflies must have been on their way south. Monday morning we had record lows and I haven't seen a handful of the lovely beauties since Sunday. Glad I got the pictures when I could. They will have to last me through the winter until next spring!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Butterflies and a blogversary!

I didn't stitch this weekend, but rather spent it outside in perfect weather, watching butterflies! Our local arboretum has a butterfly garden and I bet there were 30 of them on one bush alone. I saw so many different colored ones and different sizes. Sometimes they would just take flight together and flutter around. Breathtaking!
Here are some pictures:

I also discovered that on October 6 is my 2nd blogversary! Wow! How time flies by when you are having fun.
I have so enjoyed the online friendships I have formed from this blog and my other, Stitching for a Cure . You all have been a blessing to me.
To celebrate, I am giving away a $20 gift certificate to my favorite ONS, 123 stitch!
You don't have to jump through any hoops to win. Simply post a message on this post and give me a way to contact you if you win! I will be drawing on the morning of Oct. 7th.
Good luck to all and thank you for two great years!