Saturday, January 5, 2013

Southern Belles.....

I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  It
seems harder each year to get back in the swing
of things after such a nice holiday break.  I think
 how crafty I could be if I didn't have to work.

As usual, our Christmas wasn't very cold and
no snow in sight.   To compensate, I spent
my time stitching these wonderful snowy
belles while wishing we had a little
snow in my part of the south.

Stitched on 28ct khaki evenweave w/ DMC

Like the "Fat Men", I fell in love with
these ladies.   Once I got the first one done, I
just kept on going and finished the
rest up during Christmas.

Hopefully they will be properly dressed
before too long!
~  *   ~   *   ~   *   ~   *   ~   *   ~   *   ~   *   ~   *   ~ 
I have been busy planning my stitching for
this year.  I won't be doing the Crazy Challenge
since I still have five projects lingering.
I can't wait to share what I will be doing once
I get everything kitted up.
We were travelling New Year's Eve so I
packed this little sweet design to stitch.
Something about that redbird just caught my eye.

 Trilogy "Happy Chirp Chirp Day"
stitched on 28ct natural linen w/ Gentle Arts & Victorian Motto
 I didn't realize I had picked up 28ct so this design
turned out a lot larger than I had hoped.  
I am also not very happy with the coverage
of the red but I can live with it.

~   *   ~   *   ~    *   ~   *   ~    *   ~    *    ~    *    ~

Well it looks like everyone is off to a good start to the new year and I love seeing all of the new projects stitchers have going.   I hope you have a great stitchy weekend!

happy stitches....


  1. Happy New Year Karen! I love the Red Bird.

  2. I have been wishing for snow too Karen. It doesn't look like there is any in our near future. Maybe if we keep stitching snowpeople?... You know I love the little redbird stitch and those snow belles are just plain cute!

  3. Love the SnowBelles! They are so cute. I want to stitch them and the Fat Men series. Love the Red Bird design design too.

    Enjoy your weekend. :)


  4. Congrats on all the finishes Karen. Snow Belles is adorable.


  5. Love the Snow Belles - I think my favorite is the Snow Queen!

    Certainly no snow here in Florida. I look at all the beautiful photos I'm seeing of fresh snow and sure wish there was. Though I do understand living in it is really different than those photos!

    Happy New Year Karen!

  6. Love love love!!!! That red bird is especially eye catching!!!!!!

    Happy stitching:)

  7. Love your Snow Belles Karen. I wasn't going to stitch these but after seeing yours I may have to!

    Your redbird is gorgeous.

    I've been longing for snow. It's been mild for the time of year and so disappointing. We're supposed to have our coldest winter for 100 years.

    Happy New Year!

  8. Love your Snow Belles Karen. I wasn't going to stitch these but after seeing yours I may have to!

    Your redbird is gorgeous.

    I've been longing for snow. It's been mild for the time of year and so disappointing. We're supposed to have our coldest winter for 100 years.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Great stitching, I love the red bird

  10. Love the snowbelles. I have just started these as part of a SAL. Your red bird is gorgeous too.

  11. Wonderful projects, Karen! I can relate to your feelings of wanting to stitch snow since you aren't getting any yourself. I didn't realize just how much I miss snow until I saw an episode of This Old House where Boston was getting a lot of snow. I definitely need to borrow your idea to stitch some snowmen to compensate for the lack of white stuff in my area!

    Happy new year!

  12. Your Snow Ladies are wonderful, Karen! I can't wait to see how you finish them. My favorite is the Baby It's Cold girl ~ too sweet!

    Love that red bird too! I'm sure the 28 was easy to stitch on while on the I right???

    We were promised a "near blizzard" for Christmas and got NOTHING! Stupid drought!

  13. Your Snow Belles are adorable and I know your finishes will be perfection, Karen :)

    I'll happily send you some of our snow--it sure is pretty, I have to admit, but after the first couple of weeks, it gets gray and tiresome...

  14. Your Snow Belles are lovely and just what you need to add a little snow to our part of the South. Your Red Bird is pretty too.
    Happy New Year to you and I look forwrd to seeing another year's worth of wonderful stitching from you.

  15. Hey Karen! Great to see your update - and that you've been trying to get some snow mojo going for us. A little light rain is as close as we've come. The Belles are adorable, and love that Chirp Chirp. Can't wait to see your finishes. Looking forward to more crafty days, too. Happy stitching year!

  16. Love the snow women! So cute! And nice finish on the red bird too!

  17. Great finishes! I know you will dress them all up in no time!

  18. If we would just have snow, and no ice, that would be great! But they usually come together, and no one knows how to drive in it! So, will get my snow fix via viewing your cute little Snow Belle finishes. The red bird looks fine! We are always too critical of our own work! Happy New Year to you! Hugs!

  19. The Snow Belles are adorable! Can't wait to see how you finish them. Love the red bird...coverage looks fine from here! Nicely done.
    Happy New Year! Anxious to see what you have lined up for 2013 stitching.

  20. Great minds think alike. I have the snow belles and chirp chirp day kitted. Now to stitch them. Yours are lovely and hope you'll show how you finish them.
    Take care and Happy New Year!

  21. Your Snow Belles looks so pretty. Have a wonderful 2013.

  22. The Snow Belles are lovely Karen! Wow, you finished ! Great job!

  23. All wonderful finishes :) Happy New Year Karen!

  24. Wonderful finishes. I love the snowgirls.
    Happy New Year!

  25. Yor snow belles are cute.
    Hapoy New Year

  26. ohhh those snow girls are sooo cute , can't wait to see you finish finish them :) and that bird is lovely too , the red is a gorgeous colour:) happy stitchy new year to you :) love mouse xxxxx

  27. Happy new year!!
    LOVE the snow belles. It's such a fun series.

  28. Karen, it's as usual stunning your work! Love it!
    Have a Happy New Year with lots of time to stitch :-)
    Miss t.

  29. Your snow belles are so cute and the little red bird is adorable.
    Happy stitching.


  30. Congrats on your Snow Belles finishes. They look fabulous!
    I love the little Red Bird. The poor coverage isn't noticeable. It certainly is a lovely shade of red.


Who doesn't love a good comment....or a bad one for that matter! Thanks a bunch for visiting my little piece of the stitching universe! If you're new, I will be sure to visit you too.