Baby, It's Cold Outside

The temperatures started dropping this weekend and right now it is -29C (feels like -38C with the windchill).  Perfect weekend for IHSW.  I did have to work Saturday morning and we went out Sunday to a movie (Lincoln - excellent!!!!!) and dinner but I managed to finish up 2 LHN ornaments:

 Pattern: Hot Chocolate
Designer: Diane Williams - Little House Needleworsks
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 28ct Tin Roof Gingham Linen from WDW
Pattern: Gingerbread Village
Designer: Diane Williams - Little House Needleworks
Threads: DMC, CC
Fabric: 30 ct Tin Roof Linen from WDW

I also added some stitches on 2 other ornaments.   One for Winter -   Let It Snow - Barbara Ana Designs

and one for Valentine's Day - Bee Mine - Barbara Ana Designs (the freebie can be found at CyberStitchers.com).

I also participated in the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki of Two Bags Full.  See the post at the top.  I having a giveaway that closes at midnight (CST) January 31st.  All you have to do is make a comment on the Let's Party Grow Your Blog post (only that post, please!!)

There were almost 400 participants and I visited a number of them over the weekend and I am still trying to visit them all (give me a week or two).

When I hopped over to Vicki's blog, I read about her Pink Scarf Project and decided it was something I would like to participate in.  I was going to Michaels after work I pick up some pink yarn started knitting the following:

The yarn is Patons - Lace Sequin and the pattern is a freebie from their website called Delicate Cables Scarf.

Early this month I finished 2 dishcloths and this weekend I started a third.

Lacy Scallops Cloth by Janet Nogle
Autumn's Country Quilt

Before I forget I have my first finish for 2013 - a Halloween ornament.

Pattern: Trick or Kitty Treat
Designer: Michelle M. Lash - Brittercup Designs (JCS October 2008
Fabric: 28ct Linen
Thread: DMC
Embellishments: Dress it Up Buttons -  1202-Things That Make You Go Boo Collection

Well, it is getting late and I have to work tomorrow so I am going to sign off now.   Good Night and Happy Stitching!!!!

Thank you for visiting!!!



  1. Your finishes are lovely, and love the WIPs! Your Brittercup is so cute, congrats on first finish for 2013! Happy Stitching for many more! :)

  2. Wow, you've been busy!! Love your Halloween ornament & great progress on all your stitching :)

  3. Wonderful progress and finishes!

  4. Woah! You were a busy bee! I can't even imagine -30+! Got to -20 with the windchill here the other day and I didn't want to stay a second outside longer than I had to!!!

    Love all the finishes, right down to the dish cloths! Nothing better to wash dishes with :) My nan made me a bunch when I went to live away for school. I loved them!

    Keep warm


  5. I was tempted by the pink scarf project too - I might have a look this weekend and see what yarn I can find :)

  6. Oh my goodness Loretta! Look at all the pretty things you've done just this month alone. You are one busy lady. I saw the blog about the pink scarves and will head back there to take a second look. You have a wonderful day girlfriend.


  7. You've had flying fingers - lovely projects, all of them. Love the Hallowe'en ornament - congrats on the finish.