Monday, January 16, 2012

Snow Day


This was our view this morning. 20 minutes south, and 20 minutes north of us, they only got a light dusting, but right here in this little pocket of a town we woke up to 6 inches of snow, easy. The light is amazing. The fire is cozy. Tomorrow we will probably have to think about going back to work, but for now, we are just rolling with it.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2011 Embroidery

Here is the extent of my Christmas crafting. A bit of embroidery. These were really my first embroidery projects, and I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. The samplers are from this pattern by Alicia Paulson. She makes lovely patterns which include very detailed instructions including a really wonderful tutorial on framing your needlework.

I altered the color schemes form the original to coordinate with their new homes. The first is mostly rose shades and blues, and the second is in brighter cherries, coral, and greens to match an old-fashioned afghan that lays at the foot of my parents bed.

You should be able to click on each to see them larger.

These next little embroideries were inspired by something I found on pinterest, and made for a couple I happen to like a lot. I know that they are available on if you are not inspired to make your own.