December 31, 2009

New Years Eve Stitching

Happy New Year's Eve!  Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes!  I had a great day!  We did go to LNS and Williamsburg.  The decorations were beautiful but it was COLD!  I also made it to the D&B outlet and got a purse for $98, regular price $210.  It has the pattern I wanted but it is a different style bag.  For a savings of $100, I can live with that!
I'm spending New Year's Eve as I have for the last several years: stitching and watching the Twilight Zone marathon on the Sy-Fy channel.  I started Red House Sampler last night while watching two of my favorite new year's eve movies: The Posideon Adventure and When Harry Met Sally (caught them both after they had started so not 4 hours of stitching here...just a disclaimer)  Here is the progress I made:

The best advice I have ever received is that when you are faced with tasks, tackle the most difficult or the one you are dreading the most first and the rest will be a piece of cake.  That said...I started the house.  It is the largest single item on the chart and once it's complete, the rest should go quickly.
I used my new sewing machine to stitch an overcast stitch on the edges of the linen.  Nice!

LNS didn't have the fabric I wanted for RHS so I chose 32 ct Lambs Wool.  I think it will be fine.
I have been stitching on it all morning and will post progress pics later this evening.  We're spending NYE at home as usual and I'll be making my family's favorite party appetizers for dinner.  Til then, I'll leave you with some pics from Christmastime at Colonial Williamburg.  Have a great day!


Edited to add photo of today's stitching progress.  Doesn't look like much but I stitched pretty steady today working in meals and playtime with the grandbaby.  I've put my last stitch in for 2009.  Happy New Year!


Sharlotte said...

Love the pictures! I like using the 32 count lambswool linen. It's a nice color and I love using it to make needle cases and scissor pockets as it folds under a seam so easy. Can't wait to see the Red House Sampler

Jackie said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday!

Your advice on how to handle a large task is spot on! Facing the tough stuff first thing is always good!

Real Live Woman said...

We were in Williamsburg this summer. I would love to see it all decorated for Christmas!

Siobhan said...

YGG on tackling the house!! I love stitching houses, until about ten hours in and only half of the thing is stitched. ;) Then I remember that I don't like filling in. I guess it's like childbirth--albeit on a smaller scale--the end result is worth the hard work! I think RHS will look great on the Lambswool.

Love the pics of Williamsburg!

Happy 2010 to you and yours.

Sharlotte said...

Forgot to mention what a great buy that was on your Dooney! I'm happy for you! I have a friend that bought one several years back and she paid $350.00 for it!!

About the cricut...have you ever bought the Sure Cuts a Lot program? If so do you think it's worth it? The Christmas tag cartridge sounds great. I love making hang tags with my cricut. I was on a roll there for awhile! LOL!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

happy belated birthday....

Meari said...

Happy New Year, Carol! Good start on your stitching.