"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sharing my joys...

And what better joy to share than first that of a new start? I loved my last finish and decided not to wait before starting the next of my Blue Ribbon Design sayings. I am so anxious to get another one done and add the patchwork to frame it.


Isn't this such a great saying to go by in life? It is certainly a fun thing to stitch. Notice the new fob on the end of my scissors? It was a parting gift from Barbara who moved back to America. Missing you Barbara but so glad you are so happy. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.


I had a reason to start this one quickly too. After 3 years of stash dieting and not ordering things online, I could not resist when I discovered Beth Twist's Heartstring Samplery. I just love her charts and knew I had to break down and order them. I bought three and they are fabulous! There were so many that I could see hanging on my sampler wall in my bedroom.


I am off now to dig into my linen stash so I can start one of them. I decided which one will be the first. Can you guess which?

24 comments:

onlymehere said...

Oh Heidi, you do such beautiful work. I really like the fob that your friend gave you too. I can hardly wait to see what you're up to next!

Tam said...

Very nice new start :)
Love the new sampler patterns too!!
Hugs!!

Barb said...

Oh yes I like that love the thread you use . I think you may have enabled me to get one of those samplers I have not seen these designs before andI love that Snow one.I really shouldnt as I only had a birthday yesterday and ordered threads etc for one of the charts I got. ooohhh but it is nice.
Hugs Barb

Christine said...

Great new start and lovely patterns

Elizabethd said...

I'm going straight over to look at the patterns. I could do with some new ones.

Barbara said...

Aren't Beth's designs fabulous? I love them. :D

Hey that's a great project you're working on, and I'm so glad you enjoy the fob. :D Isn't Anne S. super-talented??!

DebbieSFL said...

I'm thinking that you are going to start "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"!!!
Love your work.

Nancy said...

The center one of course. You and snow are a love team. You can have every flake we have and boy do we have them. It has not stopped snowing all day. We already have a record Feb. for snow and it is only half over. Ohhhhhh my. George is on his way out to shovel again. It is non stop. Happy stitching.
Love you, Mom

Jackie said...

Three years on a stash diet? I'd love to come see your stash! It must be awesome!

I'm guessing you'll start With Thy Needle.

Your sampler wall is wonderful!

Brigitte said...

Your Blue Ribbon Designs sayings are coming along great.
Three years without falling off the wagon? Now that deserves a reward. And you got yourself a well chosen reward. I also love the Heartstring Primitives designs. Hmmm, my guess for your new start would be the one in the middle, the snowy one, lol.

Annemarie said...

What a lovely new start. And what a GORGEOUS scissors' fob you got. Mine's blue :o)

Yes, Heartstring designs are beautiful, aren't they? I have a couple waiting to be stitched, too. Unfortunately, I lack the self-discipline to actually start and finish something!

Pondside said...

Who could have resisted?
I'll bet that you're going to start with the middle one 'I've got my love to keep me warm'

Hazel said...

Yes I succumbed to Beth's samplers too! xx

Linda said...

I think you will start "My Love to Keep Me Warm" (which I've also been thinking about buying!!

Linda in VA

Jenny said...

I love your work! You do such a beautiful job and I am really inspired! Keep it up and I can hardly wait to see what is next!:)
I love the the new samplers.

DonnaTN said...

A great new start! I love all those samplers and they look like they will be fun to stitch! Thanks for a peek at your new stash!

Barb said...

It is all your fault Heidi lol,couldnt hold out any longer been and ordered the Snow Sampler , there is just no hope for me. Thanks for enabling me and telling me I MUST get this lol.
I wont be stitching yet have way too much to catch up with.However when I receive it I may change my mind.Hugs Barb

Linda said...

Heidi, that is a wonderful saying to live by and what a sweet stitch...darling kitty fob from your friend too.

I really like all three new charts from HS for some reason I'm drawn to Hannah Stewart..I can hardly wait to see which one you start...enjoy the day, hugs, Linda

anneke said...

Love the saying. Love stitching sentences, it give me the feeling I'm a superfast stitcher.

Sonja said...

Well, let me guess...you are happy with a needle in your hand... maybe this is the one you decided to start with... I will be patient for one day and I'll see tomorrow what you are doing!

Teri said...

I had no idea it had been three years since you had ordered new stash, so I'd say you were "ready" for the three new purchases (averages only one per year, right?)! As for which one you will start first? I'm voting for "I've Got My Love...." Enjoy!

Susan in SC said...

I love your heart quilt sign. So pretty!

Heidi said...

Hallo naamgenoot!

Ik kwam je tegen op de blog van de dutch sisters en dacht even een kijkje te nemen! Mooie dingen maak je!

Ik zag dat zelfs onze achternamen bijna hetzelfde zijn. Alleen staat er bij mij nog van tussen en is de R een N.

Grappig!

XO Heidi

Angela said...

Heidi,
Another lovely little uplifting proverb :>) This is what I love about stitching, it is so versatile. You don't need to stitch pictures or make useful things like needlecases and intricate accessories to end up with a beautiful piece of work. These little 3 line designs speak volumes and are a nice little reminder to have around to enrich our lives. Your colours are beautiful and your stitching so dainty.
I'm not surprised you were tempted by Beth Twists designs. I love them too.
Angela xx