Friday, January 29, 2010

“Finishing” -- January 29, 2010”

I had several questions as to whether or not I would finish the Marquis ornament myself. Nope! LOL!!!

Even though I know how to finish ornaments and have experience finishing ornaments, I rather stitch. Especially since it seems that I’m only spending about 15 minutes each month actually stitching! Sigh…

So I usually send them off to be professionally finished.

I thought things were supposed to slow down when you sent the first child off to college? Not!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have a picture to share with you soon of my stitching progress.

I appreciate your visits and all of the comments that I have received!

Thank you!

Windy Meadow

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Spoiled Rotten” -- January 27, 2010”

Yep, I’m spoiled rotten!

Why you ask?

I was hoping you would!

Well, last fall was a “Magic” birthday for me which is a birthday ending in a zero.

Oh gosh guys, you are too too kind, no I didn’t turn 30! :-)

So my dear, sweet, clueless husband was trying to figure out what to get for me as he really, really wanted to make this a special birthday.

Now, this is especially hard as if we want something, we usually just buy it. He also, ahem, has absolutely no talent in picking out clothes or jewelry for me. And since I read between three to five books a week, well that wasn’t going to work.

So, to save the poor dear man, and at his fervent request, I pointed him to several websites for canvas and Canvas of the Month clubs gift ideas.

On the day of my birth anniversary, actually it was several days later as we were too busy on my birthday to slow down for a fun meal and presents, he presented me with my birthday gifts. I was absolutely amazed as not only did he buy the Fireside Stitchery Fortune Cookie Club, he also purchased the Fireside Stitchery Candy Cane Club!

Well, I was speechless!

And for those who know me, this is a very rare event!!!

This past weekend I received the first canvas from both clubs so I hope to share some stitching progress with you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting Windy Meadow!

Where it is about to get very windy and cold this weekend!

And I don’t have to go anywhere so hopefully I’ll be able to stitch!

Windy Meadow

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snow Cone Santa -- January 23, 2010

Snow Cone Santa” by Janet Zickler Casey!

I had sent him off to Pocket Full of Stitches to be finished into an ornament last fall. He came back from the finisher in plenty of time to be placed on the Christmas tree. He looked so good!

Hope you enjoyed visiting with my newest Santa ornament! :-)

Windy Meadow

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Marquis" August, 2009's Canvas of the Month Club

I stitched "Marquis" back in October, 2009. This is the August, 2009 kit from the 2009 Bargello Ornament Club from The Stitching Post in Catonsville, Maryland. The red, green and gold threads just sparkle on the red canvas.

Sally's 2008 Bargello Christmas Ornaments from Rainbow Gallery
Offered by The Stitching Post in Catonsville, Maryland
October, 2009
Rainbow Gallery's Silk Lame Braid, Neon Rays, Panache, Petite Treasure Braid

Hope you enjoyed another one of my stitched projects from last year!

So glad you took the time to stop by and I enjoy reading all of the comments. :-)

Windy Meadow

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All Caught Up with Reading Blogs!

Things have been a bit busy around here lately with the Holidays, kids home from school, and family visiting. I still have several "older" posts to add to the blog before I can show you the little bit that I've been working on this year. But in the meanwhile I wanted to catch up with what everyone has been up to since I last checked in.

I have finally caught up with reading everyone's blogs!


Uh... Wait a minute... I was caught up... Dang... Be back in a minute...
So many pretty things to see....

Windy Meadow

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Trick or Treat Heart - Finished! -- January 13, 2010

I finished the Trick or Treat Heart in November, 2009!

The original stitch guide was by Sekas & Co which I followed except for the area behind the Halloween figures and around the outside of the heart. I added a brown background in DMC #612 Tan which exactly matches the brown canvas.

I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this project!

Sekas & Co. has a nice range and variety of projects. Many of which are available as needlepoint canvases and have also been charted for cross stitch. Enjoy looking over their site!

Hmmm.... there are a couple more of the Hearts that I would love to have. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my VERY windy and COLD meadow this week!

Windy Meadow

Lee's Needle Arts Update -- January 14, 2009

It's now official. The new Lee's Needle Arts website by Colonial Needle is up and available for our viewing pleasure!

You can find it at;

The online catalog is at;

I'll be back again soon. I need to go and look at every item in the catalog. :-)

Windy Meadow

Monday, January 11, 2010

November, 2009's Totally Useless SAL!” -- January 11, 2010

Well I'm a tad bit late but here is the official post for my contribution to the November, 2009 Totally Useless SAL.

These are the orts from the Trick or Treat Heart which have now been placed in Ortessa.

November, 2009
Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long

I do have some orts to share from a project that I finished in December, 2009. But next up will be the finished Trick or Treat Heart!

Hope that you are staying warm and dry in this January, 2010 weather!

Windy Meadow

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pink Patchwork Shoe -- January 10, 2010

The Patchwork Pink Shoe is from A Collection of Designs and was one of the designs available in 2004 through Fireside Stitchery's " Halloween Cookie Club". I finished the first several in the club series and then of course, life got busy. :-)

I pulled it back out earlier this fall and this is where I left the stitching when I last put it down. I've made a bit of progress on the pink background and some of the other areas. It's back on the table and hopefully I'll be able to make some more progress soon so I'll have something to share with you.

Patchwork Pink Shoe
A Collection of Designs
Halloween Cookie Club through Fireside Stitchery

DMC Floss, DMC#5 Perle Cotton

Rainbow Gallery's Grandeur, Petite Frosty Rays, Petite Sparkle Rays, Splendor

River Silk Ribbon,

Kreinik #12 Braid

YLI Corporation Ultra-Shimmer

Wichelt Corporations Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Windy Meadow

It's 2010! -- January 10, 2010

Thank you for all of the well wishes during the Snow Storm of 2009!

I took several pictures of the 17+ inches of snow but I'm not too sure what happened to them on the camera. They ummm disappeared! Okay, it was probably operator (that's me) error.

The snow didn't stick around very long as the next weekend we had fairly normal to slightly higher than normal temperatures for our region. But while the snow was here, it was very pretty. The Holiday lights looked just beautiful with the snow.

Now that the Holidays are over and all of the guests have left my thoughts are turning to closing out all of the family 2009 paperwork, taking down the decorations, eating all of the leftovers, and stitching!

While I was not active in Blog Land I did make some progress on several projects. I'm going to catch up with those here on the blog before I show you what I've done since the first of the year. I also several photos for the 2009 TUSAL. By the way, don't get too excited as I haven't done much stitching since the beginning of 2010. LOL!

Back soon,

Windy Meadow