Sunday, February 01, 2015

So Very Late

Seems this is the month of being extremely late for me.
First I forgot to post about two give-a-ways I won, then I forgot to post about my January Smalls SAL and lastly I failed to post a Valentines gift I've been working on for ya'll.

So, I'll start with the give-a-way's.

Back in June I won these hand-dyed Cluny Lace trims from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe love the colors. Then in December she was having her 25 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way and I won a trims package.  I got hand-dyed buttons, loads of metal charms and some hand-dyed Chenille trim. Just love it all.

 Lots of brass charms.
Little button charms.

On to the second forgotten item on the list. My January 2015 Smalls SAL entry.

Stitched up this freebie from Samplers and Santas she has so many cute primitive designs.
I used 28 count evenweave and DMC threads, still need to add my initials and the date. I coffee stained the piece after stitching. Might turn this one into a pillow or small hanging pouch, don't know yet.

And finally the last item on my list of forgot to's....

"Valentines, Wedding, Anniversary Heart"
Designer: Sandra Longan (ya, that's me)
Size: 51 x 40 stitches or 3.64 x 2.86 inches

Pick your own colors, I only designed it with two, it's charted for 14/28 count. The black lines are for word or name/initials and month placement and should not be stitched. I put the Valentines sentiment there for the holiday and added an alphabet so you can add your own. You can add "Love One Another" that fits nicely for a wedding or anniversary. Would make a cute first Christmas ornament for newlyweds or baby too.

Still slowly working on the kitchen. I've gotten a new range, range hood/exhaust fan and dishwasher. I was so happy when the range got here I sat in front of it and cried. 
It's been almost a year since I had a properly working oven, that when it came on without being lit by hand and actually stayed on and would relight, that simple little thing we usually take for granted just made me extremely happy. 
The hoods great, no more smokey house and it has a light so I can see what cooking, and the dishwasher is great too, but I miss doing most of my dishes by hand, strange I know, but it was just calming in a way for me with the hot water. At least I'll still get to was the cast iron by hand. Well, that's it for now, so until next post.......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy


  1. Sandie, you won some wonderful things - congratulations.
    Thank you for the freebie - that will really come in handy for some last minute gifts needs!
    How great you finally got your new range, etc. You've been waiting for those for a long time! :-)

  2. Thank you for the lovely pattern. I don't think I can get this stitched for V-Day, but my 25th anniversary is in April and this would make a lovely little reminder.

    thank you for your thoughtfulness and congratulations on all your prizes!

  3. Don't sweat it; seems everyone's overbusy this year already. Congrats on your win; that's a great prize. Lovely small finish. So happy for you on your pretty new range. Enjoy!

  4. Love all those brass charms and your latest stitching.
    Thanks so much for the great freebie chart! Very generous of you! Enjoy your new range!

  5. Lovely laces and charms !! Thank you for the chart. Your little stitched piece is lovely !!

  6. Thank you for the cute chart. Congratulations on your wins!

  7. What wonderful gifts, lovely stitching and glad things are looking up for you.

  8. Love your new charms, congrats on winning them. Your stitching looks great! Love the design, Thank You!!!!


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