Thursday, January 17, 2013

I can't believe it's all stitched.

"Winter must be cold for those with no memories."
Author Unknown

I can say I have some wonderful memories but I have still been cold. I apologize now for all you who live where it really does get cold but for a California girl it has been freezing.  I think it is our coldest winter ever. For many days we never got higher than in the 50's and nights have been in the 30's. That's OK if you have the clothes for it but we really only have sweaters and very light jackets. Yesterday we got in the 60's and today 70's are back. I have a feeling this spring I will be busy replacing all my frost bit plants. 
I can't believe I finally got all the stitching done on my scissor keep. I started it October of 2011 for about 2 weeks and stopped. Not just stopped but put away until New Years Day. I pulled it out to have something to stitch while I watched the Rose Parade. I am so happy to have it done and am ready to sew it all up. Maybe this afternoon I will get it done.

Across the top in the pink is the word "scissor" in 6 different languages. Of course I have a pretty pink material all ready to line it.

I must show you one of my Christmas gifts. My brother and his family last year gave me a gift certificate to Silver Needles for the upcoming retreat. This year he asked if I wanted another gift certificate to a stitch shop. I thought about it for about a half a second and said you are the perfect brother. This year I choose Shepherd's Bush. I have to show what they sent along with it.

They sent this cute little reindeer made out of a pair of gloves. Attached was this saying " When the winter winds blows, chilling fingers and toes, keep your hands snug and warm, so you can stitch up a storm. Merry Christmas from Shepherd's Bush.". Isn't that just the cutest thing to come with my wonderful gift certificate. I plan on ordering soon so stay posted to see what goodies I add to my stash.

I am excited to get back into the "Stitched with Love Exchange". I have not participated in a few months and am so happy Lainy is keeping it going. The theme is Cozy Stitching and we are to stitch something about stitching and keeping cozy warm.  My question to you is what is a perfect cozy stitching time for you? To me sitting in my big chair with a warm cup of tea (vanilla flavor would be my first choice) and a frosted sugar cookie. A good movie like a love story and my stitching in hands.
That is a perfect day to me.

"Kindness is like snow,
it beautifies everything it covers."
Author Unknown
I think you for all your kind words and prayers you have given me, especially in these last few months. My family says I am getting my happy old self back and I told them I am back to blogging and it brings such joy in my life. I thank you all.
Always keep love in your stitches,


cucki said...

Wow very sweet stitching..
Yayyyy enjoy your gift..the saying is so cute..I will write it down in my diary too :)
Have fun
Love x

pam said...

Can't wait to see the haul from SB! Lovely work on the scissor keep :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oooo, sorry for the cold weather! I think we're supposed to be in the single digits this weekend. That's probably how cold it seemed to you!!

Love your adorable gc reindeer! Can't wait to see what you get!!

Vickie said...

Yes, you have a loving, thoughtful brother.
What pretty pink stitches.

Dawn said...

love the finish, can't wait to see it completed! The gloves are to cute, wish my brothers did that for me ! That is so nice of him.

Catherine said...

Congrats on the finish! What a cute thing to send with the gift certificate!

Karen said...

Boy it sure has been cold! It's crazy to wake up to frost on the lawn. Oh could always be worse :) Nice stitching, as always and it's nice to read your posts again. You were missed!

Deborah said...

Glad that your world is getting to a new normal. Love seeing you post more often and the stitching is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finishing.

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching, Teresa ,So happy you are enjoying your blogging again, hugs.

Anne said...

Beautiful stitching Teresa! I enjoy stitching and watching a good movie too :D

Hugs and prayers for you and your family


Tolentreasures said...

Great stitching....I could give you cold! I am staying in all day, hopefully, it is too cold to go out for me!


Bekca said...

I'm so pleased you have returned to blogging Teresa, it gives me so much joy as well, I could never give it up completely. A large cup of tea is a definite necessity when it comes to a stitching session, I won't be without one :)
Can't wait to see what new stash you get! Best wishes.