Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dear Diary Progress

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful stichy start to the New Year. For my part, I was glad to see the end of 2008. It was a difficult year, and I even had trouble getting into the holiday spirit in December. But now it is past, and we have a whole new twelve months to contemplate and make stitching plans for.

I have been stitching some. Not as much as I would prefer, but enough to finish the Mary Heaton section of the Dear Diary Sampler.




And here is a picture of the whole sampler to date.


Also, about a week ago, I purchased a skein of Crescent Colors Apple Fritter. I usually just buy the threads that a design calls for, but when I saw this one, it just called to me. I wanted to try it out on something small. Anyway, when I got home, I searched through some freebie patterns, and chose to stitch this Noel design by gazette94 . I love the color and I think that I am going to use it on a larger design that I have plans for later in the year.



Till next time....enjoy your stitching and families.

21 comments:

Rachel said...

Great progress on Dear Diary :o) love the red floss. It looks great with the chart from Claire.

Kathy A. said...

Dear Diary is looking lovely. Very nice progress.
I am so sorry that 2008 was a difficult year for you. My New Years wish for you is a year filled with love and lots of laughter.

indystitch said...

Dear Diary looks great.... I recognize the different motifs on the design, but I didn't realize tha they were all meant to go together... it looks great!

staci said...

Your Dear Diary is wonderful! I love it! And your Noel finish is very pretty too :)

Susan said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog - it looks like you're in the Ft. Worth area - I'll be relocating there (from the Chicago area) mid-year.

You're making great progress on your Dear Diary sampler. I've stitched most of the designs individually, but I'd love to have a piece where they are all stitched as part of one, larger piece.

Happy New Year!

DonnaTN said...

I have never seen the Dear Diary pieces done all as one. I love that! And who could resist a color called Apple Fritter. When I have a little extra cash I like to buy new floss colors with yummy names that I can't resist!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year!

Dear Diary looks great and looks like there's not much left to go.

That ornament is very pretty thanks for sharing a link.

Ranae said...

Dear Diary is looking super fabulous and love the Noel, awesome in that color.

Lhise said...

Bonne année ! :o)

Happy New Year !

Sally said...

Your Dear Diary is looking wonderful Laura. I love these stitched together like this.

Noel is so pretty. Love the thread you stitched it with.

Hope 2009 is a much better year for you.

Svenja said...

The Dear Diary sampler is so beautiful!
Noel is very pretty, love the colour!

Lynn said...

Your Dear Diary Sampler is really coming along. It looks great! Thanks very much for the link to the Noel freebie. I'm really starting to enjoy the patterns by the French designers.
I hope that 2009 is full of blessings for you and yours.

Cindy F. said...

Your sampler is amazing!! Beautiful progress Laura!

Apple Fritter is so pretty on your freebie piece!

AnnMcD said...

I like the way you are arranging your Dear Diary pieces..and that Apple Fritter colour really is lovely.

Cheryl said...

Dear Diary looks so great Laura! Now i really must work on mine again...

Carolien said...

Your stitchwork looks lovely, Laura!

Happy New Year! Greetings, Carolien

Heather said...

The Dear Diary is goingt o be beautiful

Hazel said...

Wonderful progress and I love how this is turning out! xx

Sherry said...

I just found your blog. I LOVE the piece you are working on. About how big is the fabric you are working on? Just curious.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I love this idea of doing the Dear Diary series this way!

eugeniegwada said...

Oh les dear diary! superbe! très original comme présentation! on va le faire chez les copines (forum) vers juillet/août
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