It feels like whenever we have the start of a new year I wonder where the last one went. The past few months have gone quickly, with very few moments of quietness. Some craziness, some grieving, laughter and tears, all sorts of fellowship with family and friends, and all of it to be considered good. Lila continues to grow into the huge feet that she had, and has been taking over everything she can reach. There is nothing she considers to be off limits and no noise we can make that will deter her from getting into something.
Doodlebug is working hard with her piano career and keeping me driving here and there. She has her license, now, (accckkk!!!) and is starting to do more trips on her own. I don't know how I'm going to handle it when she eventually leaves home - so I'm trying to be more focused on enjoying the next few years.
Now, on to all things stitchy! I have four new releases and three new thread keep and minders. They're all adorable.
Stitch count 71w x 71h
Stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, Lambswool, with Weeks Dye Works thread, framed in East Side Frames 6x6 CDBK. Companion design to MBT-233 Give Thanks to the Lord, MBT-237 Shout for Joy, MBT-243 My God and My Salvation, MBT-253 I Will Dwell, MBT-263 I Will Bless the Lord, MBT-275 The Earth is the Lord's.
Stitch count 99w x 59h
Stitched on 32 ct. linen, Artichoke, with Weeks Dye Works thread. Companion design to MBT-097 Peace, MBT-197 Love, and MBT-254 Grace.
MBT-296 Building Block Rest
Stitch count 126w x 126h
Stitched on 28 ct. Cashel linen, Cream, with Gentle Art Sampler thread. Companion design to (LOTS!) MBT-028 BB Love, MBT-029 BB Hope, MBT-033 BB Glory, MBT-034 BB Faith, MBT-039 BB Grace, MBT-043 BB Honor, MBT-047 BB Peace, MBT-057 BB Holy, MBT-065 BB Mercy, MBT-073 BB Pray, MBT-081 BB Reign, MBT-106 BB Joy, MBT-112 BB Truth, MBT-146 BB Serve, MBT-152 BB Power, MBT-163 BB Heal, MBT-210 BB Abide.
MBT-297 Create Beauty
Stitch count 63w x 63h
Stitched on 32 ct. country french linen, Cafe Mocha, with Gentle Art Sampler thread, framed in Signed and Numbered 4x4 circle opening, spray painted Satin Vintage Blush. Companion design to MBT-213 Choose Joy, MBT-217 Love Completely, MBT-221 Cherish Friends, MBT-225 Embrace Moments, MBT-229 Share Laughter, MBT-231 Treasure Family, MBT-239 Forgive Quickly, MBT-249 Live Peaceably, MBT-269 Count Blessings, MBT-279 Merry Christmas.
For accessories, I have three new coordinated items with a thread keep and needle minder, but you can order them separately: