Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Home of a Needleworker


Here is my January 1st start - LHN's Home of a Needleworker. I switched out the DMC for GAST Cinnamon, not a lot of variegation but I love the colour. And not a bad start either!

I tried taking a picture first, and even though we are having a bright sunny day (YEAH) but cold -12 degrees C, my picture still came out dark and gloomy. Must be something on the settings that I haven't got quite right. Once I figure it out, I think I'll retake my WIP photos, they are awful and certainly aren't encouraging me to continue with them.

We went out for a wonderful New Year's Day brunch with Carrie and JF and some of their friends who were still recuperating from the celebrations of the night (and morning). But today its back to work and back to the drudgery for me, although the teenagers are still in bed of course. I don't expect to see them until past noon. Well they might as well enjoy their last few days of holiday.

18 comments:

Vonna said...

SUPER start Wendy ;)
Lunch out sounds like a great thing...we've been eating leftovers...but I *think* they are finally gone...and today it's something new!

Margaret said...

What a great start for the New Year Wendy. This is such a pretty pattern.
Wishing you and all your loved ones a Happy and Healthy 2008.

'Berta said...

Love that cinnamon colour...so warm.

I wish the sun would come out here...the snow runs into the grey sky with little to no distinction.

Hope all your stitching goals are met in 2008!

Michele said...

Happy New Year Wendy :) Sounds like you had a great holiday!

Love the start .. love this design :)

Carla said...

Great start Wendy! The color of the letters is beautiful!
Happy New Year!!

Andrea said...

Happy New Year!

A great start. Looking forward to seeing more progress on more pieces throughout 2008.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great start!! You picked a wonderful color to sub for the called for DMC. It has a very nice subtle variagation.

xstitch.nl said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Wendy!!
Great start on the Needleworker!!

Cheryl said...

Great new start Wendy! I love this design.
Happy New Year to you and your family

Kathy A. said...

Nice start for the new year Wendy. You sure have some beautiful pieces as WIP's. I purchased Sampler Gameboard recently.Your progress encourages me to think about adding it to my WIP's.
I am glad that you are finally able to start Paradigm. We are happy to have you with us.

Lynn said...

LHN is a great start to the New Year! I'm checking out my stash to see what I can come up with.
I hope 2008 brings you and your family many blessings!

Jaimie said...

Cute start, Wendy!
Happy New Year!

Redwitch said...

Great NY start, love that design. BTW your WIPS looked fab, sorry I did't have chance to comment before.

Itching To Stitch said...

Great start on your first piece for 2008. I love the GAST you're using ;)

Carolyn said...

I think your new start is gorgeous-the color you chose was perfect..

I hope you and your family had a great holiday.

I know what you mean about teenagers sleeping until after noon.I have 2 myself and they do the same thing-what can you do?

Just think a few more days and back to school they go(yippppeeee)

tkdchick said...

Happy New Year Wendy that's a great new start!

When my photos start coming out not so great I find changing the batteries help!

Barbara said...

Love that color, Wendy!! And this is such a great chart, too. :)

Von said...

I stitched this design for myself a couple of years back - I really love it! You'll be pleased to have it hanging in your home too. :D