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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fourth finish - Follow Your Heart

Well it is January 31st and I've just managed to squeak a fourth finish in for the month. So far this year I'm doing really well. I've finished Gingerbread Cottage, Cherries, a knitted dishcloth, and now

Follow Your Heart
SanMan Originals
28 ct Antique White Monaco

I love the colors in this one. While I did consider keeping this for myself, it will be fun for Valentine's Day, it actually will be going to my DD (she doesn't read my blog so I'm safe posting the picture). I forgot to keep my camera charged, so I scanned it in making it look a little flatter than it normally would. Now I just need to pick up some other treats to create a Valentine's goodie package to send her.

She's still with the Circus and still enjoying it. The route this year will take them seveal places she's always wanted to see: Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York, New York, and several cities in California. The only stop they have that I might be able to get to in order to see her this year is in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It would take me a day to drive there, and another to drive back, but I have driven it before so would know where I'm going. In addition, Hershey has fun stuff for me to do while she's working, so I could be going to the underground caverns, Amish village, Hershey Park, etc.. when I was on my own. Between that and my stitching, there would be plenty to keep me busy when the shows are on. Then I could spend time with her when she's not working. Don't know if it would work with my schedule at work, but would be fun if it can.

Haven't gotten a picture yet of the framed Acorns, Strawberries, and Cherries. When I get the camera charged up I'll post that sometime this weekend. Now, I'm off to sleep. It's been a long day and we are under a winter storm warning, could get up to 12 inches of show. Between that and the winds, which they are saying will make visability very poor, the trip to work tomorrow does not sound fun. Maybe I could do a snow day and stay home and stitch. :)


38 Comments:

  • At 10:26 PM , Blogger Dee said...

    That is an adorable pillow! I love the fabric.

    A snow day sounds like a good idea.

     
  • At 12:44 AM , Blogger Bliss said...

    Very pretty cushion, indeed!

     
  • At 3:20 AM , OpenID cathymk said...

    Just gorgeous! Congratulations!

     
  • At 5:20 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

    Another gorgoeus finish! You sure are on a roll this year.

     
  • At 5:26 AM , Anonymous Pink.Canary said...

    it's a very cute design and the way you finished it makes it prettier!

     
  • At 7:07 AM , Blogger Lili said...

    It's adorable, and the message is great!
    This trip would be great fun indeed so I'll cross my fingers for you (except when I stitch though... Lol!).
    Did you have that day off finally?
    I hope you have a great week end.
    Take care,
    Lili

     
  • At 8:36 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    Oh this is really cute!!! I like it alot! And I think it would make a great gift for your daughter since she seems to be following her heart.

    Great job!!

     
  • At 8:59 AM , Blogger Dawn said...

    That is so cute!

     
  • At 10:00 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

    Glad to hear an update on your DD and that she's still enjoying the circus. Though it must be difficult to see her so seldom.

    Love your pillow!!

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Itching To Stitch said...

    Four finishes in one month?? I don't know how you do it. It looks great by the way ;)

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger Chiloe said...

    I love the pillow : the colors match so well !!!

     
  • At 1:23 PM , Blogger Sally said...

    Follow your heart is so cute! Gorgeous finish.

     
  • At 2:27 PM , Blogger Michele said...

    very cute finish! love the colors :) and I think it's perfect for your DD! I'm glad to hear she's doing so well.

     
  • At 2:49 PM , Blogger Ranae said...

    That sure is a cute finish, love the colors.
    I am sure DD will ove it too.

     
  • At 4:14 PM , Blogger Ari_1965 said...

    Pretty.

    But I'm confused as to why some of the other people call it a pillow. I see a handle. I thought it was a pretty little bag.

     
  • At 4:32 PM , Blogger DaisyGirl said...

    The circus is here in Ga, I thought of your daughter. Glad she is still liking circus life! Hope you get the snow day!
    Donna

     
  • At 6:57 PM , Blogger tkdchick said...

    Congrats on your finish its just beautiful and I'm sure your daughter will love it!

     
  • At 3:27 AM , Blogger Stitcher S said...

    That's a really pretty cushion.

    How interesting that your DD is in the circus. I am glad she is following her dream.

     
  • At 6:03 AM , Blogger Dawn B. said...

    That is a stunning pillow. She will just love it. Wish I could tag along with DD.

     
  • At 10:22 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    That is just absolutely darling! Love it! Congrats.

     
  • At 1:24 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    I really like the fabric you chose for this piece. Where did you find it?
    I'm sure your daughter will love it. Hope you're able to catch up with her in Hershey. It sounds like she's having a blast!

     
  • At 7:23 PM , Blogger Chiasmata said...

    Congrats on the finish! Four is pretty impressive for one month. Your daughter will love it! She certainly is following her heart. :)

     
  • At 7:34 PM , Blogger Pumpkin said...

    Lovely! I must have missed that one :o( That's nice that you're going to give it to DD. I can't believe she is in the Circus. That's every child's dream I think :o)

    Get that camera charged woman because I want to see that lovely display you've put together! LOL!

     
  • At 9:01 PM , Blogger Lelia said...

    Beautiful finish!

    I'm getting sorta tired of winter [actually, very sick of snow] and need to get out of the house.

    Just waiting for a break in the weather to hop the train to Chicago -- really, I just need a break : )

     
  • At 9:07 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

    This is just too cute! Your daughter is a lucky girl!!!

     
  • At 7:29 AM , Blogger Redwitch said...

    Wow! Four finishes that's great! It's so pretty I bet your daughter will love it. It sound very romantic to be in a circus, I bet it is hard work though? I hope you got your snow day and could stay home and stitch?

     
  • At 9:32 AM , Blogger Meari said...

    It's adorable! I love the colors, too. :)

     
  • At 1:33 PM , Blogger monique said...

    Cute finish! I hope the visit with your daughter works out :)

     
  • At 5:23 PM , Blogger Irene said...

    Lovely finish ! Hope you can meet up with your daughter.

     
  • At 7:24 PM , Blogger Sachiko said...

    Congarts!!Sue!
    So lovely finish.

     
  • At 9:39 PM , Blogger claudia said...

    I don't know how many days I have been "practicing" my knit stitch, but I do know that the piece I am "practicing" is getting long. It's past 6 inches now. Do ya think that I have that stitch down yet? I am so afraid to switch over to purl, because every time I have done it so far, I ended up pulling everything out and starting over. After this piece gets so big and I reach the end of that skein of yarn I have no clue what I would do with it any way! Oh well, I am actually having fun knowing that I have come this far with the knitting, cause this is miles beyond what I have done before. Thanks for the encouragement!

     
  • At 8:14 AM , Blogger Wendy said...

    Great finish, Sue! I hope you get the chance to visit your daughter. It sounds like a great excuse for a little get-away for yourself too.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger CritterLady62 said...

    Congratulations on yet another finish!! I think Amber will like it. I got my order in to SNT but I won't get free shipping. :(

     
  • At 10:36 AM , Blogger Ari_1965 said...

    I just came across this neat blog called Dog Face Girls. A woman makes hand-felted 3D animals. They're beautiful. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy a look.

     
  • At 11:08 AM , Blogger Yuko said...

    Very lovely finish!
    I love the colour, too!

     
  • At 4:24 PM , Blogger Beatrice said...

    Wow you have been stitching up a storm!!
    That is a lovely Valentine for your DD. I'm sure she will love it.
    I hope you get to see her in Hersey PA.

     
  • At 3:52 AM , Anonymous Pink.Canary said...

    I just wanted to tell you I like your blog very much and I award you a "you make my day" on mine!
    have a nice day and thanks for all the pretty things you show us.

     
  • At 12:20 AM , Blogger sugardoll said...

    that is adorable. I love the way you finished it and the fabric lining is perfect!

     

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