Saturday, January 9, 2010

Back to Work in 2010

I just have to say a great big thank you to everyone who continues to offer congratulations and well wishes for quitting smoking - 8 weeks yesterday.  Your support means the world to me!

Isn’t it funny how at the end of the first week back to work the holidays seem like such a distant memory?  Oh, well – there’ll be another day off later this month.  In the meantime, I’ll sit here with my cuppa, give you a little update, check out what you’ve been up to, then on to some stitching while the Roomba does the floors!  Yeah!!
Notice the old Pyrex percolators on the stove that I picked up at a yard sale?  My 35ish year old cousin was fascinated with it on Christmas Eve.  When I told her at one time they had glass insides, she was amazed.  It made her recall her Dad’s (deceased) Corning cornflower percolator – it was worth the $2 (or whatever) just for that moment with her. Actually, I think it was $10 for those two percolators, Corning cornflower (white with blue flowers) three-piece set of the skillets and a loaf baker, and a naugahyde foot stool – oh, and three amber glass pieces – a very large brandy snifter and two bottles with tops.

With all the SALs I’m participating in, I got Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep, and just HAD to do the needle book with a new color Sulky – Redwork.  I started it Thursday evening, then continued with in for Let’s Stitch on Friday evening.  As you can see, it works up quickly using the Sulky.  It’s over 1 on 28ct linen stash.  I’ve admired this pattern for SO long – don’t they do some of the best?

Speaking of SAL – over at The Sampler Life one of the members, Sabine, created a design in memory of Marc called NeedleMania 2.  I’ve stitched up part one using 18ct in a creamy yellow with DMC 815 and 728.  If I hadn’t had to frog a few times, it would have been quicker.

I know it has been freezing in lots of the world this week, so I hope you’re all warm, sitting with your cuppa, too, and doing what your heart desires!

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope you’ll come back again, soon!

d Happy Stitching!

graphicCharlene in SC


  1. Charlene,
    your Needle Mania 2 looks great. It reminds me of my old high school colors. Love it,

  2. Peacock Pinkeep is very cute. That floss is very pretty.
    NeedleMania 2 looks very vibrant!

  3. Congratulations on your 8 weeks of non-smoking, Charlene! Sure wish I could get my brother-in-law to quit--it's not easy...

    Your WIPS look great--will stop back to see the finished pieces :)

  4. Nice stitching, Charlene. I've still got a couple of those cornflower casserole dishes after all these years; wish I still had the mixing bowls! Have a great weekend, and oh, BTW, would you be interested in a few old cross stitch magazines? I have a ton!

  5. Sound like you found some great deals! Those percolators are the BEST coffee makers. Love the look of the blog and the music.

    Congrats on your 8 week celebration. I'm going on Chantix in about 2-3 weeks. Fingers crossed this will be the ONE!

    Happy New Year, girlfriend. I miss you so, so, so much.

  6. My mother still has a bunch of those cornflower dishes!

    Love the WIPs. Congratulations on staying smoke free!

  7. Congrats on the non-smoking again! Stitching looks awesome - love that tribute to Marc!

  8. Charlene you've got two beautiful projects on the go there!

  9. Hi Lady!! 8 weeks & counting, you go girl! You can do it!!

    NeedleMania2 looks awesome! but then again, everything you do is awesome!

    Sulky threads.... must tell me more!!

    Ready for camp? I'm counting down!

  10. Your start of the TSL SAL looks great!! If I didn't already have too much stuff on my plate, I would have signed up, too - but I am full up!!

    Congrats on quitting smoking - I quit cold turkey over 14 years ago; my DH smokes like a freight train, though - he doesn't get it :( You are over the hard part - stay strong!


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