This is my Quaker Hornbook which I purchased about 4 years ago with a group on the Legacy bulletin board. This pattern is only available when you have a group order of 10 or more so that's why we did it that way and we purchased the wooden hornbooks as well. I have no excuse for why it sat in my stash this long but finally here it is! I'm going to get some of my smalls done this year no matter what, somehow, someway.
"Quaker Hornbook" by With My Needle Designs
stitched 1-over-1 on 32-ct linen with silk threads
I also finished my first ornament of the year this week as part of my goal to stitch one per month at least. There are so many ornaments I want to stitch! I did a few Prairie Schoolers and some from magazines back in the late 80's/early 90's but then I wasn't too interested in them for a long time. Over the past couple years I've fallen in love with so many of your wonderful ornaments posted on your blogs that I now have a long list to do! I joined the LHN ornament blog and will try to slip in one of those maybe every other ornament.
This is "Winter Joy" from Little by Little Designs. It was in the 2006 JCS ornament issue. I'm going back through my issues and pulling favorites out.
Not too much else going on here in Willowtree Land.....I signed up for a quilting retreat the end of February and am already looking forward to it. I plan to spend half of my time quilting and the other half stitching. We can work on whatever we want at the retreats - there are no classes or planned projects - so it will be a good mix. Yesterday hubby and I booked a trip to Hawaii in April - it's been a long time since we took a 'big' vacation - it sure will be wonderful to get away and see the ocean (you get a little water-crazed here in the desert). Does anyone else get frustrated trying to read through those reviews on TripAdvisor?? You don't know what to think - one person writes a glowing review then the next person trashes the place. I'm having information overload!
Thanks to all the kind readers for their comments on my projects and especially the American Sampler. I am going to give it my undivided attention for a bit the beginning of February and see I can make some more progress. I am continually amazed at how some of you crank out huge projects so quickly! Do you have the Keebler Elves helping you while you're sleeping?