Much love to All.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lizzie kate Finish

 January by Lizzie Kate.
I am born in January and don't have
anything reflecting that.  So, I have been
on a snowman kick and decided he would
be perfect.  The fabric I did him on is
40 CT. Crystal Aerial Newcastle linen.
The linen was purchased from Picture 
this Plus.  The sparkle linen so pretty.
Its very hard to buy linen on line 
because you can't see the true color
or dye.  I Purchased several and I 
was delighted with the sparkle linens.
The plain dyed ones I won't buy again
because you don't see the true color
until you receive it.  I will definately
buy the sparkle linen again.  Here is the
LINK to the online store. 
 Like Fashion,  Accessories add to a piece.
Cording on the outside and Fiber on 
the inside.  The snow flake charms are
so cute.  Displaying this piece can be hung
or just added to a basket or as i have 
it displayed on my diningroom table.  You
can hide the hanger.
 An up close of the sparkle linen
 This is my diningroom table.  Its a different
display then my others in the house.  I sit at
my table and enjoy these sweet stitches.  I
live alone, no one to mess up the display or
get food on them.  That is one benefit of 
living alone. 

 I bought some fabrics and i haven't done that
in a while.  I have some great ideas for these
fabrics.  I just adore fabric.  I used to quilt, but
I decided years ago, My true love was 
cross stitching.  I still get the fabric fill for
finishing my pieces.  So, the best of both
worlds in my case.  Quilting is a very expensive
hobby.  I made some beautiful quilts.  My two
sisters both quilt and they do some amazing
pieces.  I could get lost in a fabric store.
Is anyone else like that?

Speaking of accessories.  I can't
wait for spring.  We have a great
store in Tenn.  Called Charming
Charlies.  All kinds of accessories.
The wristlet was only 4.99.  The
sparkle scarf is so pretty.   Heading
to Disney on a trip i earned from 
work in April.  These pieces will 
be coming with me.   

We have a winter storm heading our
way tomorrow.  First snow.   Tenn.
will probably shut down.   They just
can't handle the snow here.  I hope
everyone is getting some stitching time
in.  Cold here. 9 degrees right now.
Stay warm and safe everyone.  
I can't wait for spring.  


Vickie said...

That is such a sweet finish Cindy. I know! All three of our kids want me to make them a quilt, and they are so expensive to make. The kids look at me in disbelief when I try to tell them. They will get their quilts. We are just very tight with money right now, but I will make them.
Love your new accessories too. :)

CraftyGurl said...

What a sute finish. I love the fabric you picked up especially the one with the snowmen, reindeer and cool looking trees :)

I don't quilt but admire those that do.

Maggee said...

I really like your Snowman finish! Nice going! And yes, I LOVE fabric. I plan to try a few smallish quilted projects this year... no quilts tho! It IS too expensive! But I LOVE fabric!! I have a Hancocks Fabrics near me... one of my favorite destinations! Thanks for sharing!

Blu said...

What a cute finish! I love the little snowflake charm.

I think any hobby can become expensive if you really get into it. I sometimes look at the amount I spend on books and am horrified lol

Lisa V said...

I love using that sparkly fabric for Christmas stitching.
I love your fabric choices, the black one is very different and really stands out to me.

Robin said...

What a super cute snowman you stitched and finished! What a nice lot of fabrics you bought! I really like the lanterns on your dining room table.

Stay warm and safe!

Robin in Virginia

Lillie said...

Oh! they are all so lovely. Envy that no one messes up your display.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely finish for January, Cindy. And so beautifully finished. And I love the display of candles and little stiched pillows on your dining room table.

There are three kind of stores where I could get lost forever - cross stitch stores, fabric stores and book stores, lol. So you are not alone here.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish and a lovely display. Love fabrics!

Carol said...

Your little January snowman finish is adorable, Cindy, and I loved seeing your table display. That is definitely an advantage of living alone :)

How nice to get so many new fabrics--I didn't realize you used to quilt, too! Something I hope to take up when I retire...

Have a great week!!