Monday, January 3, 2011


                            Hello Everyone,

I would like to wish My Family and Friends A  Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

First I would like to share with you all  A Very Pretty Scrapbooking Christmas Card, Crocheted Pansies and Lovely Lacey Bookmark from my Friend Maureen in the UK! Maureen's blog is called, Maureen's Mixture so please have a look!

Heather and I have been exchanging Post Cards for the last few years but this year I ask if we could make them a wee bit larger and create Journal Pages instead. Heather was very kind to say Yes.  I received the most lovely Journal Page with a Nature Garden Theme. Heather creates the most beautiful Embroidery Art. I also received a FQ of Pretty Pink Fabric, and the new Australia Magazine called Vignette.  Heather's lovely Blog is called "A Cherished Life" so please have a look.

I created the Journal Page with the Christmas Plum Pudding with the wee Robin. I used the long and short stitch with silk threads and was pleased with it.  I also created another CD Pincushion with a Spring/Easter theme.  I really enjoy making the CD Pincushions.

I have gotten out "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams" and I plan to start working on it again.  I have missed stitching allot and I look forward to adding Brazilian Embroidery Stitches and many other techniques I have learned in the last couple of years since it has been put away. So stay tune to seeing lots of embroidery coming from me in 2011!

During the Christmas Break I have been crocheting on a Bunting to hang in My New Studio.  I still need to crochet a chain for them and some crocheted flowers to add to it.  I also made my first "Hootie Owl" with some fancy stitches and a "Big Heart"! I plan to send this to a friend who has been going through some difficult times.  Hopefully it will cheer her up!
I have been also making some crocheted flowers and even a Heart. 
I look forward to chatting with all My Blogging Friends in 2011 and doing allot more stitching.
My Next posting will be a reflection of my creations in 2010 and "My Stitching Goals" for 2011. I think writing down my "Stitching Goals" will help me stay on track, what do you all think??
 Take care,



Rosie said...

Have a very Happy New Year Judy. That's a great idea to write down your stitching goals for 2011, I think I might do the same with my quilling goals.
Rosie xx

Tea said...

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so that I was able to find you here. What a visual feast! Your embroidery is just beautiful!

Ellen said...

Hope you had a lovely New Year and is having a wonderful start to 2011.

What lovely cards! Looking forward to see your embroidery projects.


Di's Quilting and Craft said...

What a pretty blog you have, Judy and you showed us a lot of pretty things today too. Thank you for sharing Dianne. PS Glad to know I am not alone in having an unfinished CQ project for some years:-)

Jensters said...

A happy new year to you Judy and what lovely Journal pages you and Heather have made......i l would love to make some bunting for my birthday next month but wouldnt know where to start!! the idea of having a list of things to do this coming year xx

umintsuru said...

Hi Judy,
Happy New Year!! I love your new blog background. Lovely birds. You received some wonderful gifts. Your crochet buntings are going to be gorgeous in your studio. As I am writing this Umi and Tsuru are by my side. Umi is actually staring at my typing. I look forward to your next post.

karen said...

you were very lucky indeed! You must have been a really good girl last year!! and I say yes, write down your goals. i am definitely a fan of lists. Infact I have lists about lists!!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely things Judy. You have such a pretty blog, your ideas are always forthcoming too. I think you are on the right track actually posting about your plans. I've been thinking the same thing, then at least I'll probably stick to I did stick to the needlebook thing because I told people about it [probably would have just trashed the idea otherwise!!]. The pieces you have prepared for your CQ look lovely, I just love those colours, and can't wait to see them when you work your magic on them. Stay warm and happy stitching.

Heather said...

Judy.... you have indeed created some very lovely items over the last year... isn't it fun to look back and see what we have accomplished! Can't wait to see all the work you do on your lovely CQ, I am sure it will be magnificent. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Trying again . . . I had an exciting idea but didn't know where to start. I wanted to learn to dye muslin ribbon (made it by tearing strips from the cloth) using our blackberries, raspberries, cherries, poke and wild grapes, as well as cranberries and my daughter's crabapples, but have never done anything like that before. Entered a query on a search and found you doing the exact thing in 2007 with instructions and illustrations! My eyes teared up, literally, as I felt I'd found another type of "me" -- my dh's name is Bill, also believers. I'll be back. I'm a beginner at this stuff as I've raised and homeschooled 7 children, the youngest is 11, and I find myself having time to explore what's inside of me in a whole other way. Very fun!

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