Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Here in Oklahoma, we still have leftover snow from the Christmas Blizzard of '09, but that's not the Winter Wonderland that I'm referring to. Here's the one I am talking about:


That's the front. Only the left, right, and bottom sides are sewn on, so the top is open like a pocket. The "Winter Wonderland" pattern is by Little House Needleworks and the pouch is premade by Impie, Hattie, and Bea. The white floss is DMC, but the rest I converted to Valdani 6-strand colorfast hand-dyed flosses. Open the pouch up and here is what you see:


There are some assorted sizes of needles, four different silk flosses (three of which were given to me by Winifred -- thanks!!!), and a small pair of pewter Gingher scissors tied on with a ribbon.

And here is the latest pic of my crafty area:


In the center is my Christmas present -- a Singer Futura combination embroidery/sewing machine. Love it! I gotta get back into blogging and posting pictures more. Maybe when tax season is over...ewwwww, taxes...

Anyway, hope everyone is having a wonderful 2010 so far. Take care and thanks for looking. :)

13 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Welcome back, I love your Winter Wonderland and what a nice idea.
Be always in stitches.

Julie M said...

Winter wonderland is so cute! Congrats on the new sewing machine!

Lainey said...

Your snowman piece is adorable and I love your craft room. Nice to see you back in blogland.

Rachel S said...

Very cute!

Deb said...

Your Winter Wonderland is wonderful! Glad to hear that you've recovered from the blizzard! And congrats on your new sewing machine!!

Kim said...

Love Winter Wonderland and how it is finished. Congrats on your new sewing machine and Glad to see you back blogging :)

Mary said...

I love the Winter Wonderland. When should I expect it in the mail??!! Oh wait...next time Gloria visits, she'll probably "steal away" with it...lolol. Hmmm...then I'll have to something at the next I35 meeting...bwhahahaha.

Mary (whose also freezing)

LoneStar said...

SHE'S BACK!!

Beautiful finish! The new machine is cool - I can't wait to see what you'll create with it.

Another Valdani convert, eh? Did your mom corrupt you (and did you "acquire" some of her Valdani stash?)?

Lisa (Texan)

Carolyn McNeil said...

Looks good. We're in the middle of winter up here in New York State, so your "Winter Wonderland" is making me even colder...LOL...
Carolyn
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Terri said...

Looks great LoriRay

Lizy said...

Hi,
I wish a very Happy New year 2010 and enjoy your new sewing machine.

LoriRay said...

Thanks for all of the compliments!

Mary - Nope, she's not getting this one! ;-)

Lisa - You think Mom shares her stash? HAHAHAHAHA! LOL, actually we both acquired our own Valdani supply but she did get me started so it's all her fault. ;-p

tkdquintmom said...

Oh I have this keeper and I need to get it done now after seeing yours! :) very pretty my dear