Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back in the Stitching Chair

The holiday activity has drawn to a close, leaving me with more stitching time, I hope. I have several projects that I'd really like to stitch, so the goal is to get to it.
The Christmas and New Year season was very good to us, for which I'm thankful, but it's also nice to get back to a normal routine.
Mom's Travel Sampler is my main priority; it's really an easy stitch, just large, and I'm showing some progress....


I'm participating in another RR this year with some friends, so Alphabet Zoo by Blue Ribbon Designs is my choice. I decided this time to use Weeks linen with GA Cherry Wine threads.



Also stitching on several other small items; almost done with Reading by LHN - my Mon. night group stitch...


Hope you all get lots of stitching time is this cold weather. :)

44 comments:

Sherry said...

Great! I love all your stitches and I look forward to watching your progress on Alphabet Zoo.

J Rae said...

I love Alphabet Zoo and can't wait to see your progress on it!!!

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Your travel sampler is coming along nicely. Nice to see so many stitcheries in the works.

Meari said...

Your stitching looks great. Good luck with your stitching goals, Carolyn.

Mzplcdokie said...

YOu are doing great progress on these. Look forward to seeing more progress in the near future

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great projects you've picked! Is the Mom's Travel a specific pattern, or do you choose and stitch the places you've visited? Love that Cherry Wood color! Have fun!!

stitchinfiend said...

I am going to love watching Alphabet Zoo's progress. Mom's travelling Sampler looks great and can't wait to see more of it.

Mel said...

Great projects. Love the alphabet. looking forward to more of it for sure!

AFwife99 said...

Everything looks really nice. Good work. Looking forward to seeing Alphabet Zoo progress.

Stephanie M. said...

Love your work...you are making great progress on your Mom's Sampler!!

Parsley said...

AWESOME!! I love the black stitching. So lovely and delicate looking.

JOLENE said...

They are all so beautiful and different, a nice variation when you need a break from one of them. Love the delicate look of Mom's travel Sampler, especially in black. Alphabet Zoo looks like a fun piece to stitch, too. Enjoy your stitching!!!

Sadie said...

All your stitching looks beautiful Carolyn! I love the little splash of colour on your moms travel sampler.

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Very nice stitching progress going on there!

Threads and thoughts said...

Lovely, this Alphabet Zoo, I never saw it before. The travel sampler is looking very nice too.

Tracey said...

They all look great! I bet the travel sampler is going to be gorgeous!

StitchinKat said...

It all looks great Carolyn! Can't wait to see you in person on Saturday!

Gabi said...

LOVE your travel sampler. That's a favorite of mine. Alphabet Zoo is a great choice. It's such a beautiful design. Reading looks great too

Shari said...

your mom's piece is going to be gorgeous!!!! I love it so far.
Everything else looks wonderful as well. Enjoy your extra stitching time!

Daffycat said...

The holidays are fun but hectic and stressful. I'm always glad when they are over!

Love your stitching! I really can't wait to see the updates on the A Zoo ~ fun!

FayeRaye said...

All the pieces are beautiful! I especially love that first sampler...did you say it was for me?? lol....you go girl, keep up the great stitching!~ Faye

Lana said...

Wow! great progress on all your projects!! They look great!!

Carol said...

I love the peacefulness of January--AND the extra stitching time it brings! Your stitching is beautiful, Carolyn--hard to pick a favorite...but I'm most intrigued by the travel sampler.

Shelleen said...

can't wait to see more progresses.

Karen said...

Great progess on your UFO. Love your new project too.

DUSTY said...

Carolyn, you are just stitching away ! i am envious. Your mother's sampler looks lovely. Your color choice will be striking. I love the Alphabet zoo, it will make a nice RR piece. Your other stitching is also lovely.

Wendy said...

Ooih wow Carolyn, nice progresses on your stitching!
Nice work :)

Hugs,
Wendy

Kathy said...

Beautiful stitching. I like that Blue Robbon alpha one. And ofcourse the LHN Reading. :)

Xstitcher said...

Very nice work!!! I am also glad to get back into a normal routine although i LOVE the Christmas season sooo much!

Terri said...

Very beautiful stitching. I love them all.

Lisa said...

Lots of updates Carolyn, you have been busy. I love the Travel Sampler, it's coming along nicely.

Nancy M said...

Your mom's sampler is going to be awesome!!! You picked a nice piece for the RR. Looks like you are back in the groove for the new year!

Janaina said...

I totally agree w/ Gabi: LOVE your travel sampler. That's a favorite of mine too!=)
Wishing you a great weekend!

Karen said...

Your mom's piece is coming along great!! Can I just tell you how cool it is to be the first to work on your RR??? LOL Such pretty thread!

Shelley said...

Wow!! Your travel sampler is really pretty. Love the colors that are appearing in this piece. Happy Stitching!!

Felicity said...

Gracious me, you are a busy stitcher at the moment! I love the start of the traveller's sampler.

Siobhan said...

Lovely progress on all your stitching! I love that Alphabet Zoo.

Sharon said...

Oh I love your stitching, it looks fabulous. I never saw Alphabet Zoo, its very pretty. The travel sampler so far is Gorgeous, I cant wait to see more. I love the reading design by LHN. I hope to stitch one of my new ones this weekend. THank you for coming by and visiting my blog and for your compliments, your a sweetie. ((((Carolyn))))

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lots of great stitches Carolyn!!!!

Chars said...

Loving all of your stitching :)

Sarah Lindfield said...

Love your travel piece and your Mon night stitching piece. Beautiful sitching on both.

BeckySC said...

Looking great, Carolyn :) Happy to see your stitching :)
Have a lovely week :)
At least it will be warmer :)

Michelle said...

Great work hun all looks fab :) look forward to watching them progress :) xxx

Always smiling said...

Hi Carolyn

That RR is going to be superb, its a lovely design and huge!
Can't wait to see it grow. I love Blue Ribbon designs

Love and Blessings

Chris x
PS Our snow has gone and it was great to get out yesterday in the sun and walk on firm ground!! LOL