Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ann Rayner - 1809

A very late Merry Christmas, and pretty much on time Happy New Year!

As, soon as Loara was off my scroll rods, I was already pulling the threads, prepping the fabric and getting everything ready for my first official start of 2017.

Ann Rayner - 1839, Threads Through Time, on 32 ct. Light Exampler and using DMC.  I fell in love with Ann when I saw her at the Woodlawn Embroidery Show! 

I have managed to get some stitching in between all the Christmas activities, and Holiday Meal prepping!.  Lots of wrapping.  No wonder, I haven't been able to squeeze much time to even update my blog.

I had a wonderful Christmas, with my kids.  My daughter wasn't able to be with us, due to her job as a shock/trauma nurse.  She was low man on the totem pole, and therefore had to work throughout Christmas.  My hubbie, being the great dad, brought her presents down to her on Christmas Day, and brought her food.  However, we did manage to surprise our daughter with something she wasn't expecting for Christmas.  A cork holder.  Looked at them in stores, and they were smaller and kind of pricey.  So we bought a shadow box from Michaels, drilled a hole in the top, and I ordered the motto from someone on Etsy.  Now I will admit, that we may have messed up the first one, as when my husband drilled a hole in the box, it broke the glass.  But., 2nd time was a charm, and it took over an hour to peel off the motto off the backing paper, due to the fine font.  But we were all happy with the results!

Did I get any more cross stitch for Christmas?  Of course!  My husband ordered a new chart from European Reproductions, which sadly has not arrived yet.  But it's okay, since I have plenty to stitch!
Along with a gift card from In Stitches, and.....a gift card for Michaels.  I'm a happy camper.

This week, I will start taking the candle lights out of the windows, and taking the ornaments off the tree, and it will all be over for another 11 months. 

I hope every one has a wonderful, joyous New Year, filled with plenty of love, laughter, friends and family, and of course - stitching!  Until next, week Happy Stitching.


  1. Happy New Year, Pam! You are off to a great start on Ann. What a neat cork box you and your husband created for your daughter. Hope 2017 brings you simple pleasures, enjoyable moments, and lots of stitching.

  2. Oh my goodness, those colors are fantastic on Ann! I wish you a very blessed year with many projects that feed your soul.

    1. Wait til you see this week's progress! I just finished all the alphabets and can start stitching motifs!