Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Kitchen duty anyone?

And why did I mention kitchen duty?

I've made some gifts for a few friends.




Thank goodness for pre made panels. They make me look incredibly talented!

Look at this beautiful Christmas package from my friends  Dani! and Christin
Sorry, Christin. I forgot to mention you till now.
She sent some wonderful goodies along with her ornament.
If you have never had those Caramilk Snowmen - let me tell you - they are to die for - and in Canada only!
Since I wouldn't be home for Christmas I was hoping and wishing some would appear. And Lo and Behold! That card shimmers and looks like real ice on the branches. Just like home.
The gorgeous, gorgeous ornament she stitched me is a Teresa Wentzler and is even more stunning in real life.



I have been stitching constantly on my Jardin Prive. I am close to a finish and would like to add this to my done pile for 2012. I am about 4/5 done.


I have also done most of the gridding on a new RR that I will be in called the "Twenty Twelve RR". This is a group of ladies from Facebook and all of them are new to me. I have chosen Nutcrackers for my theme.
Here is my gridding to date and a photo of the layout.


You will notice the gridding is not finished. I ran out of 310 and neither Joann's nor Micheals had a single skein of 310, white or B5200! Can you believe that?  A wonderful floss fairy has put some 310 in the mail and it should be here tomorrow. Stitchers are the best!

It is crazy busy here and sometimes I think I need to stop the ferris wheel and get off for a while.

My stitching has been relatively frog free these days. I guess our unseasonably cool temperatures have scared them off to someplace warmer. I sincerely hope they do not stop at your house.

38 comments:

ariadne said...

You made fantastic gifts!
A great RR, I long to take part in one at some point but no time for now!AriadnefromGreece!

Becky K in OK said...

Your aprons are darling. Now, who wouldn't want to go into the kitchen in one of those.
Congrats on your frogless stitching. Hope it continues. Happy New Year.

Sonda in OR said...

Love the aprons! I'll be looking forward to seeing all your nutcrackers together...

Lucie said...

Woweee Kathy, you are super talented :) I love the aprons and your friends must have been overjoyed with their gifts :)

Your progress on Jardin Prive is amazing, it is a gorgeous looking piece and I hope you get it done soon :)

L x

Chris said...

The aprons look great. I am sure that everyone was thrilled to see them.
What a wonderful gift from Dani!
Your new project is shaping up. The nutcrackers will be fabulous :)

Lynn said...

The aprons are really great Kathy! Don't kid yourself, you are talented!
Jardin Prive is getting sooo close to a finish now. Your new project is going to be a fun one. I can't wait to see those nutcrackers take shape!
Too cold here for the frogs. There's not much snow at home but we are in London right now and they just got over a foot!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, where do you get the panels? The heck with gifts, I want to make some for myself, LOL!!

Best wishes for a GREAT New Year!

Katrina said...

Looks like a fun round robin!!!! Sweet aprons and and gorgeous gift from Dani too :-).

JillMN said...

I love the aprons! Very nice. I am jealous of your RR pieces. I would really love to get into a round robin someday.

Catherine said...

Love the aprons - especially with the one with the blue rooster!
Great gifts and stitches too!

Erin said...

Oh, Kathy, those aprons are gorgeous! I'm with Catherine, the blue rooster one is my fave. :) Classy AND funky = awesome!
And what lovely things you've been getting in the mail! Dani's ornament is lovely.
Can't wait to see your RR progress!

Cathy B said...

Happy New Year Kathy! Your apron sets look great and will make wonderful gifts.

I'm anxious to see your Twenty Twelve RR progress during the year!

Nicola said...

Kathy those aprons that you made are gorgeous, especially the last autumnal one. I'm looking forward to seeing your nutcracker RR take shape.

Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Beth Pearce said...

Love those aprons!! Your stitched piece looks fantastic!!

Annette said...

The aprons are fantastic! Wow! Where did you find the fabric??

The frogs are wintering here in Mesa. I've had an infestation :(

Jarden Prive is looking good. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Rachel S-H said...

Can't wait to see the Nutcracker RR. I love those aprons, what a WONDERFUL gift! And Jardin Prive, you can get that finished, easy!

Carol said...

Wow--those aprons are so pretty, Kathy!! Love the rooster one :) Nice gifts from Dani--I'll have to tell my son who works in Canada to pick up some of those Caramilk Snowmen for me!!

I'm loving how close you are to a finish on your Jardin Prive!! It is just stunning...

Solstitches said...

My goodness you were busy with the sewing machine! Love the aprons you made.
What a lovely gift package - the stitched ornament is so pretty.
Wonderful progress on your Jardin Prive piece and what fun your RR is going to be.
Happy New Year!
Margaret

Mary said...

Love those aprons! Even I would want to do some cooking!
Great gift from Dani and Jardin Prive is just beautiful!

Terri said...

I love those aprons, you talented girl, you!

BTW, you know how close I am. If you need something, let me know! I may have it in my stash :)

AnnMcD said...

Wow You have been busy. Lynn is so right...it is far too cold here these days for frogs! I guess they must be somewhere though!
Happy New Year

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the aprons! The recipients are very lucky!
Your Jardin Prive looks amazing
Your setup for your new RR looks cool. Can't wait to see them in person :)

Myra said...

Those apron sets are fabulous! Your RR is going to be awesome and I love your Jardin Prive.

Veronica said...

Lovely gifts... both the ones you made and the package you received. Your Sampler aux Bouquets is progressing beautifully. Your 12 12 RR is gonna be so cute when the squares get filled in.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy, I'm glad you like your ornament! Christin of course had some hand in the parcel's goodies as well! But the ornament and chocolates were definately alll me! I don't want to be berated for not sending you any!

Wow those panels do make you look amazignly talented!

Can't wait for your first HD of 2012!!!!

♥marylin♥ said...

oh beautiful pictures !!
have a good day

bisous de france

dragonxser said...

fabulous aprons, and I love the jardin prive piece! Your nutcracker piece will be amazing too! What a great start for the new year!

Clare said...

Smokin' Needles there Kathy!

Love the aprons, and your stitching is fantastic. Looking forward to seeing the progress of the Nutcracker piece.

Happy 2012. Love Clare

Beatrice said...

Wow I love the aprons..even I would cook with one of those on.
Stunning panels.
Nice gifties from the girls and NCRR is going to be sweet.

Brigitte said...

Great aprons you made for your friends. And such lovely gifts you've received.
Hmm, this nutcracker RR looks so promising, I wish you some good luck with it.
Happy New Year to you, too.

Margaret said...

What a busy girl you have been Kathy. The aprons are adorable and I love Jardin Prive. The nutcracker RR is going to be amazing.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon.

hugs, Margaret

Aussie Stitcher said...

The aprons look fantastic Kathy. Love the parcel from Dani and Christin. Looking forward to seeing a happy dance soon.

Anonymous said...

Great aprons!- love the rooster one!I'm not sure one of them would make my want to cook any more than I do.
Will be waiting with baited breath to see the NCRR done.I see that Cristin & Dani are spoiling you AGAIN!
Barb

Joyus said...

Happy New Year. Those aprons are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing your WIPs grow...

Siobhan said...

Fantastic gifts, both given and received, Kathy! Lovely! I think the Nutcrackers RR is going to be wonderful--can't wait to see it! Your Jardin Prive looks great!

Suzanne said...

What beautiful aprons you made and great gifts you received. I love the idea of a Nutcracker RR.

Meari said...

What cute aprons! Your next RR looks adorable.

Patches said...

Love the aProns. Are those panels premise for aprons?