Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beginnings and endings...

I have a finish to show you. Well, it was finished for a little while now but needed sewn to fit onto the hanger which I finally did last week. Here is my Santa from 'Winter Fairytale' by Annette Jungmann. A book by Rico Designs. I must use the "C" word again as I changed the recommended browns of Santa's coat to two browns that matched my new couches perfectly. They are a cocoa powder brown.


I had to put this aside of the holidays instead of finishing it as I started something really exciting. I will be sharing that on the 15th of each month all this year so please come by tomorrow and have a peek!


And the beginnings...

Last year, an online friend shared this wonderful blog with our stitching list and I fell in love with this new SAL starting there. I told myself I really did not need to start this and that was that! But it kept swimming around in my mind. I really love anything with an alphabet as you probably know. I planned on starting the next Ohio sampler right away but needed a break after what happened. ** Don't worry, I will be starting my next Ohio project this month too. ** So I thought I would just go ahead and do this SAL. I have planned that I should be able to catch up by the end of part three. I had done the SAL for Alter Echo back in 2006. I loved the look of the colors I used at the time and decided to use the same grey (DMC 3787)once again and this time combine it with two pinks (DMC 223 and 3721). I am stitching this one over one on Lambswool linen 26-count.

I kept trying to tell myself not to start it even as I was putting in the first stitches. *grins* I must admit thought that I am very happy to be stitching it. It is such a lovely design!


13 comments:

Brigitte said...

Heidi, I love this little guy, he's adorable. And I can easily see why you had to start this SAL. What a beautiful colour choice!

faerieeva said...

oh, how absolutely beautiful. This blog is one of the two that just keeps me in contact with embroidery, until I can start again myself! I love the colour combination. But... what's a SAL?

Elizabethd said...

Lovely lettering, but how I wish I could still sew on 26 count. Now my eyes dont let me do anything more than 16, sadly.

Pondside said...

That Santa is just beautiful, and won't you be happy to pull him out in about 11 months, finished and ready to hang up?
That blog site is quite fantastic and one I've bookmarked for future perusal.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Love the Santa, bell pull, he is very cute.

I have always love your alter ego sampler, this new sampler looks lovely and I like the colors you have chosen.

angelasweby said...

I love your little Santa Heidi. The colours are lovely.
Your start on the SAL is just beautiful. It's such a beautiful project, no wonder you succumbed to temptation :>)
Hugs, Angela

Linda said...

Your new Santa is so sweet...I love him and I like your new SAL what pretty colors.
See you tomorrow....I wonder what you'll be sharing? hugs, Linda

mainely stitching said...

Oh, GORGEOUS!! Heidi, I love the colors you're using for your new sampler start, and that Santa looks so darn cozy and cuddly! :D

hazel said...

I love the new stitching project you are doing Heidi it is going to look so pretty, I have printed this out for I thought I might do it. Your santa is so cute, what have you in the corner (Poppy heads). Thank you for sharing and look forward to the surprise you have in store for us.
Hugs,
Hazel (UK)

DonnaTN said...

Your brown Santa is so cute. Thanks for the link to the web site. It looks like a keeper.

Nancy said...

I love the alphabet you started and boy that Santa is just too cute. I know you were getting tired or stitching the brown but it
came out so nice. Great job as usual. DO NOT let any designer tell you what colors you can use. How dumb is that?????? If people knew how she acts, no one would stitch her designs at all.
Love you, Mom

Teresa said...

The Santa is so cute!! I am thinking of starting the SAL, but I have such a hard time deciding on colors! I think it is awful that a designer emailed you and wrote what she did. My mom always said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." I do wonder if she thought your colors looked better!

Vee said...

Hi Heidi! I have not visited in a while (must change that) I see you are keeping busy with all of your beautiful projects. I certainly can see why you gave in to joining the SAL, your stitching and choice of colours -- gorgeous.