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Thursday, February 13, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY



I am taking part in Jo's "Secret Stitching Sweetheart" blog hop and this is the lovely heart I received.  Please, please will the stitcher reveal yourself, you do beautiful work. To see all of the hearts visit Jo at "Serendipitous Stitching"

This is also February's Wipocalypse, to learn more about what that is click here.  This year there are topics. I missed January's but here's a small intro: My name is Minnie, I'm retired, living in an empty nest. Hubby still works so I have plenty of stitching time.  February's topic is "How many projects are you generally comfortable having in progress at a time?  My answer is 11, because that is what I have  right now. They are: Africa, Rose Sampler, Year of Cakes, Thine is the Trick and the Treat, Idelia Mae Rich, Around the World in 80 Stitches, Turtles All the Way Down, Three Kimonos, Calendar Girls, Southwest Stitches, and last but not least Tranquil Seas (a recent start).
 I don't have a regular schedule that I stitch by except the monthly ones: LHN Calendar Girls this will be my next start and I hope to have it finished by the end of this month, Around the World in 80 Stitches- the chart of February isn't available for download yet, Year of Cake for February is done and I finally have a picture to show.
This one is a delicious looking cupcake with candy hearts and sprinkles. With the other projects  I just pick-up what I think needs a little attention and work on it for a while.  Here are the ones that have gotten the most recent attention.
Dreamcatcher
This is part of Southwest Stitches. And my latest start "Tranquil Seas" from the April issue of Cross Stitch Gold, stitched on 25ct Wedgewood Lugana with DMC 156, 157, 798, 4020 and Gumnut Yarns silk "Star".

Well there you have it for this post, I'm off to make some more wonderful little xxs. Thanks you for visiting and hopefully leaving some encouraging comments.  To everybody snowed in on the east coast stay safe and warm and to the friends across the big old pond I hope you can keep your feet dry.

24 comments:

Julie said...

A beautiful heart, I'm in the blog hop, but that ones not from me... hope you are not kept in suspense too long!
Happy Valentines Day

Michelle said...

A lovely stitched piece its not mine though - Happy Valentines Day xx

Jan Gartlan said...

Happy V's Day. That cupcake is so sweet

Linda said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Beautiful heart, lots of lovely colours.

Great stitching by yourself too.

Jessica Kelly said...

Lots of lovely stitching there! Loving the "Tranquil Seas" one.

Vickie said...

What a wonderful heart for Valentine's Day! Not mine though. ;)
Tranquil Seas is a beauty!

Elfie said...

Such a beautiful heart. I wish I could claim it, but I can't! Just love your projects - such restful colours.

Katie said...

Happy Valentine's Day. The heart is very pretty indeed. Love your stitching. Keep it up!

diamondc said...

Love the heart is is very exotic looking, love th cupcake it looks like you could eat it yummy.

Happt Valentines Day.

Catherine

Joysze said...

Happy Valentine's, Minnie!! :D

That is one gorgeous piece. Love the colors in it.

Your WIPs look great!! I particularly love Tranquil Seas.

Astrids dragon said...

That heart is so unique, I love it!

Looking forward to reading more of your blog and your cupcake looks delicious!

Carolyn Nye said...

Hello Minnie,
What a beautiful heart. I hope we find out soon who it is.

I love your intro for WIPocalypse. I am new to your blog and going to add to my reader.

Your cupcake looks delicious and so cute. Your dreamcatcher is coming along nicely.

What a gorgeous piece Tranquil Seas.

Happy Valentine's Day!

jocondine said...

HELLO,

Here I am, your secret stitching friend from France,
It is a "Breton heart" with traditional pattern of Finistère.
Glad everyone seems to love it.
Jocondine ;) Kisses from over sea

Julie said...

Thank you Minnie for the lovely valentine in the blog hop, so beautifully stitched. Xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part this year.

I really liked the French Heart when I saw it, the colours are so vibrant and quite unusual for Valentine's.

Shebafudge said...

What a lovely heart! Stunning design. Happy Valentine's Day xxx

Gwen said...

Love the colors and layout of the heart. Happy Valentines Day.

Good Luck on you Wipocalypse, your projects are lovely.

gracie said...

What a unique heart...

EvalinaMaria said...

Beautiful heart, happy Valentine's!

Jan Jones said...

Lovely Progress Minnie! And that cupcake looks so delicious it's making me hungry... ;-)

CathieJ said...

I love the cupcake. You have a lot of beautiful stitching.

AnaCristina said...

Good weekend!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely to meet you, Minnie. Gorgeous heart but not mine. Love your WIPs.

Sharon said...

What beautiful xxx's you make! That heart is gorgeous...wonder who?
I love your wip's....the color palettes are gorgeous and I probably gulped real calories just by looking at your pretty, pretty cupcake!