Monday, February 24, 2014

IHSW

Hello again!

It was a great weekend for stitching, visiting and snow of course.  I just hope the snow doesn't stay for too long.  The poor crocuses that were coming out are now frostbitten and don't look very happy in the snow.  

I have a busy few weeks ahead of me and am looking forward to Spring Break.  I also hope we have better weather for Spring Break because my husband wants to go camping!! Crossing everything that it doesn't rain!!

I stitched a bit on 3 WIP's.  Magic Garden is getting lots of love. I took a photo on Saturday morning with a Stellar Jay feather I found on the street.  I love Stellar Jays although they are very noisy and love to squawk right by our window!!

Friday night results

Sunday night stitching
Stellar Jay up north...my photo
not my photo
Such pretty little birds aren't they?!

Knotgarden received a bit of love last night.  



LHN's February is nearly complete.  Funny how February is nearly over.  I need to plan a wee bit better for those monthly designs.  

I filled in the heart with red.  It isn't supposed to be stitched but it looked odd without the red heart!

Until later, take care everyone and have a wonderful week!!

Anne

43 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like great progress over the weekend!

Vickie said...

Well good for you! I am glad you got in a bit of relaxation/stitching time.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Monthly designs defeat me, I start off thinking I'll keep up and never do. Knotgarden is so pretty with such amazing detail.

Ineke said...

You are stitching some really lovely projects. The stellar jaw is a beautiful bird. And as noisy as the jay's we have here.

Annie said...

You put your weekend to good use! Magic Garden is one of those pieces I've thought about stitching for some time.

And what a beautiful bird photo! Love his blue feathers.

Lesley said...

Beautiful stitching and what a pretty bird,I love the blue feathers.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Knotgarden is beautiful! Looks like you made lots of progress on your IHSW. Love your Stellar's Jay photos. We don't have them around here--at least I've never seen one.

Margaret said...

All of your stitching looks great! You accomplished a lot! We don't have Stellar Jays around here. Just Blue Jays. Camping on Spring Break, huh? It must be a whole lot warmer where you are than where we are. lol!

Annette-California said...

All your wips are beautiful and you sure made some great progress this weekend. Knotgarden is breathtaking. Love it!!! What a lovely treasure the Stellar Jay left you:)
love Annette

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress on your stitching!
Love the Stellar Jay - what a pretty bird :o)
Hugs xx

Barb said...

All the stitching looks lovely! I hope you do get to go camping!! That means spring is really here!

Sarah in Stitches said...

All your WIPs look beautiful! You've gotten a lot done on the Magic Garden - it looks about halfway done. Great job, Anne! :D

Ele said...

Lovely projects and beautiful photos!

Barb said...

Great post Anne and I love that bad tempered turnip in your garden .He does look rather cross. Everytime I see yours I think I really must get round to stitching mine. I loved all your red pieces last time too.Look forward to your next post.
Hugs from here in the UK.

Chris said...

Lovely progress Anne! Jays are so noisy :)
Keeping my fingers crossed for your camping trip!

Justine said...

Your WIPs are beautiful. So detailed. I found your blog through Jo's and look forward to following you.

Shirlee said...

Lovely WIPs, & what a cool bird!

Angela P said...

The Stellar Jay is very pretty but if it sounds like a Blue Jay then I can understand not wanting it outside your window :) Lovely stitching!

Bramble said...

Beautiful stitching and I hope for good weather for you (:

Giovanna said...

Your WIPs a re looking great - Knotgarden is just so pretty.

Giovanna said...

Your WIPs a re looking great - Knotgarden is just so pretty.

Linda said...

Great progress Anne.

Linda

Julie said...

You did have a good stitch weekend, nice progress on them all.

Rita said...

great progressing!!
All so beautiful!:)
kisses***

♥ Nia said...

Nice progress on your wips!!
Oh that's really a beautiful bird :)
February flew! Can't believe it's almost the end of the month :p

valerie said...

Great progress on your wips, Anne! You really stayed on course. Love Knotgarden and your progress on the Magic Garden. Those hearts are super cute too. Love your bluejay photos...they have so much character and are so pretty!

Mmanka said...

You are stitching some really lovely projects, and your bluejay fotos are great!

Julie said...

Knot Garden is a stunner, so pretty.

woolwoman said...

beautiful projects Anne - glad to hear you had good luck with ILOVEKNITTING - I have been getting emails from them. There are two great shops in the states I order from Loopy Ewe and Jimmy Beans Wool but the prices are enticing at ILK. Yes ordering from stitching shops can be a big disappointment. They could learn what good customer service is from the online yarn providers. Enjoy your new crochet project - great colors but you didn't tell what yarn??? Cheers Mel

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress on your stitched pieces.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching.

Carol said...

I'm shocked that Feb. is ending tomorrow, too, Anne! (Although it still looks like December here with all of our snow!). Lovely LHN Feb. piece and I like how you filled in the heart...

What a pretty bird--we don't have them around here. And they're blue--you know how I love anything blue!!

Sure hope you have some sunny, warm weather for your Spring break--I know you'll have fun, though, even if it isn't. I'm sure it can't come fast enough for you :)

Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

bonnie said...

your wips are all so pretty and love the birdie pic,really pretty!!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely work on your stitching!

Brigitte said...

You were stitching up a storm that last weekend. And look at all the great progress on your WIPs. Very impressive. And it's a nice feeling of achievement that one has after such a stitchy weekend.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress on all your pieces, it must be nice to be working on garden pieces when the weather is so cold and wintery.
The end of February sneaked up on me too, I could have done with an extra day or two!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching :-D

Karoline said...

Great progress on your wips, they are looking lovely

Heidi Kuijer said...

Hi Anne! I am finally getting around to visiting some blogs. It has been ages since I did the IHSW but how fun to see your progress. Everything is beautiful. Nothing better than to while away time with needle and thread. :)

Hugs from Holland,
Heidi

KimM said...

Hi, Anne! I saw your blog via RAK group. It's lovely and look forward to following you.
KimM
WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com

Sally said...

Beautiful progress Anne :)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Valma said...

I've never seen such a bird, it mustn't live around here, it's very beautiful !
you've done a very great progress on your pieces, they all are so beautiful !
I love LHN one :)
I hope you were able to go camping and that Spring is on its way to you...here it seems that it is ! 24° yesterday afternoon !! incredible for the period of the year...but we don't complain =)
have a great week
xxxx