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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Snowflakes and reindeer

Ah.... Just the thought of snowflakes and reindeer cheers me to the bone. *wink* What also cheers me is seeing my third part of my SAL being done in time for tomorrow. Saskia's is finished too and you can see it here.

I had Christmas on my mind today. I was thinking about decorating for the holidays in our new home. I was also thinking back on the wonderful snow we had last winter and already dreaming of a white Christmas. *grins*

We are going into the home stretch of our SAL. I promise we will show them again together when they are finished to show you the sizes again. Saskia is making her 2/2 and mine is 1/1.
What a great way to spend a summer.....stitching Peppermint Twist.

Remember that summer is never too early
to start on a Christmas project!

30 comments:

Elizabethd said...

It looks lovely Heidi.....but I dont want to think about Christmas just yet!

hazel said...

Your peppermint twist is looking lovely Heidi and I like the one that heads your blog.
I must admit I prefer the other seasons to the winter especially if it is has cold again this year as last. My old bones don't like the cold.

Hugs,
Hazel (UK)

natalyK said...

Beautiful progress on this great design.

Blu said...

Lovely progress. It looks so delicate over 1.

Maggie said...

PT looks great Heidi:-)

It already feels like its heading towards winter here in the UK, my water bottle is once again coming to bed with me at night, lol.

Deborah said...

Peppermint twist is beautiful! I am not looking forward to Christmas yet but I wouldn't mind the cold weather.

Gayle said...

This is beautiful. It looks so nice over 1. I guess I will pull this out and put in my to-do pile. Thinking about Christmas sure makes it a bit cooler. :)

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the 2 side by side.

If I work on Christmas projects, will it make it feel cooler?!

angelasweby said...

Heidi Christmas in your new home is going to be so exciting.You will be just like a little girl,, full of awe and wonder :>) No wonder stitching your Peppermint twist feels so right!
It's coming along beautifully and such a nice splash of colour now when we are still in the height of summer and everything is looking a little dry.
Hugs Angela xx

Susan in SC said...

Beautiful work. Love your needlebooks too!!

onlymehere said...

I've been sewing for Christmas myself! I'm not ready for the snow though or the thoughts of reindeer but the peppermint candy cane looks divine!

Ginny said...

It's looking great! While I'm not looking forward to winter, I have started my Christmas shopping.

Daniƫlle said...

Whowww, such wise words!! But I am pretending I didn't read them hihi!! There is a season, turn, turn, turn .... before you know it it will be snowing hihi! Lovely pattern and the Grand Marq. is done beautifully!! happy stitching, Daniƫlle

Brigitte said...

Looks so beautiful. And I'm very curious to see both your stitched pieces together to see the dufference between over one and over two.
I know you love snow. I don't but in spite of this I'm reading a mystery set in the middle of the winter in the mountains of Colorado. And it's so cold and snowy in the book. I think you would love it, lol.

Christine said...

Its gorgeous Heidi, it looks so delicate and pretty. Looking forward to seeing the over 1 and over 2 together when they are finished

Linda said...

Heidi, this looks beautiful! I'm looking forward to fall and the winter months too, we don't have snow but in my area we have lots of fog and I love it...I know it gets some folks down but not me. We're stitching Halloween now but there is a sweet PS Santa I'd like to do.
Looking forward to the finishes...hugs, Linda

Tam said...

Hi Heidi :)
The stitching is gorgeous!
Your ABC sampler is beautiful also!
With all this heat here in PA lately I would say a definite yes to winter and Christmas right about now.
Hugs2u!

anneke said...

I'm not in the christmas mood yet, but love the design.

I didn't get your newsletter, maybe you can try it again?

Hazel said...

It is looking lovely Heidi. Hmmmmm... christmas stitching.
x Oh I see you have another Hazel commentor lol. That's not me!!

Jenny said...

I love how your Peppermint Twist is coming along. It is so pretty and dainty over 1. I too love Christmas, but for some reason this year I am into Fall. I have a few pieces I am excited to start stitching with pumpkins and fall leaves. I absolutely love the sampler at the top of your blog, it is so beautiful. Hope you are having a happy day. Hugs from CA.

Nancy said...

Oh, I love this one. It is so you and of course, stitched perfectly. I know it will have a place of honor at Christmas.
Have fun with the quilt group tonight.
Love you, Mom

mainely stitching said...

Oh that came out so beautifully!!

But I'm not ready to let go of summer yet! ;)

Jan said...

Oh Heidi, it is ever so beautiful too! Glad you are enjoying it and excited about seeing it's completion!

Barb said...

Let it snow ,let it snow ,let it snow, Heidi, but not just yet.Your sal is looking lovely , have you thought about how you will finish it.
Hope you are ok at the moment, I had a few bad days but yesterday and today no Pain yet.
I love it when you update your blog and can go hop skipping and jumping to find out what you have been doing.
Take care sweetie.

Lois said...

This is gorgeous! I have this one in my stash all kitted ready to go for when I take the notion. I know I'm certainly start to feel more like stitching Autumn pieces so that Christmas urge is just around the corner!!

Jo said...

Lovely stitching Heidi

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun to see you still have candy canes too! :-) You are absolutely right...Christmas will be here before we know it and we will all be scrabbling!!

pinsandneedles said...

Your stitching is beautiful Heidi! I'm still working on summer birthday gifts...can't think of Christmas yet!

Sammy said...

Christmas in August , love it!!! ; However, I spent a beautiful day in the beach today, and I am not looking forward to the winter. Anyway I love this beautiful design.


Love


-Samya ;-0

Sammy said...

Now I am officially following your blog.

Looking forward to your new posts.



Love,

-Samya ;-)