December 31, 2007

Old Year, New Starts

Lots of pictures, and more to come in the next day or two. I felt like some new starts--things have been stressful around here, and nothing calms like a fresh start, right?
This is "Peaceful Paradise," by Midsummer Night Designs. I've wanted to do lots of biblically-oriented samplers lately, and there are a few designers doing a really fine job with them.

Here's my start. I'm doing it on 40 ct Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens using Crescent Colors with a couple of required DMC skeins. There's a lot of writing in this, which gets a little tedious, but I think the results will be worth it, and the pictorial areas are gorgeous.

This is Plum Street Samplers' "Fruit of the Spirit."

Here's my start: I'm doing it also on 40 ct Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens, using NPI and two required skeins of Silk 'n Colors. I love the colors in this as well as the design.

I'm not a resolutions person, although I occasionally will set a general goal for myself. For instance, I'll try to plant the tulip bulbs I bought, since it's finally stopped raining. And the windows behind me could really use a good wash. And I should get out and go for a walk and enjoy the first sun we've seen in a while. I'm home today and tomorrow, and I really need to attend to some cleaning tasks around the house. Here's one that Pink has pointed out to me in the linen closet.

"Whew, Mom, what a mess!"



Vonna said...

What beautiful new starts...I've also started Peaceful Paradise and Fruit of the Spirit is on my wishlist! :)
Good Luck and I look forward to seeing these grow!

Michelle said...

Beautiful new starts. I love those Midsummer Night Designs also - I feel very drawn to them. Happy New Year!

staci said...

It's so much fun to start a new project for the new year and you've picked 2 gorgeous ones!!! I got Fruit of the Spirit in some of my bday stash, but I adore Peaceful Paradise too!!! Love the fabric you've chosen too :)

Annemarie said...

Looking at these new starts, 2008 really can't go wrong, right? Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Happy New Year Glenna! Great choices - I have both of those in the wings too!! I will enjoy watching your progresses :-)

Wendy said...

Great new starts! I love them both, I think I would have a hard time deciding which one to pick up first.

Barbara said...

Pink looks all at home!

Love your new starts - especially the Fruit of the Spirit!

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you found another bunny to help heal the hurt from losing Bunnyman. Our little dog was adopted from a shelter and everytime I think of her being on the 'list' to be put down I could just cry. I hope Pink continues to improve as he adapts to his new forever home. Your stitching is also lovely - new starts are so much fun!

Wawanna said...

Oh I have these & really want to stitch them as well. But too many things to finish first. The fabric is an awesome choice, the thread colors will sing and dance as they are stitched! Please keep us up to date as you stitch these two beautiful designs!