Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cross Stitch

This is the latest pattern I had to have from Prairie Schooler. Now mind you, I'm not even finished with project number one....but I couldn't resist! I love all of their patterns, and get weak in the knees for anything fall related, especially if there are acorns in the design!

I don't know if any of you are crafters, but I'm already starting to get panic-ky that it's the month of May, and thinking about how many homemade Christmas projects I need to complete! Last year I started in July, and that wasn't enough time. I still have projects I was intended to give last Christmas, that need to be finished up.

You see my problem is I wear rose colored glasses. I am the eternal optimist. I always have hope that I can bit off more than I can chew. BUT.....the rewards for giving the people you love homemade gifts from the heart is soooooooo worth it!

Am I the only one that has this affliction or are there other nuts out there like me?

13 comments:

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I love Prairie Schooler too! I just finished up pair of mittens for a Christmas gift and started a pair of socks. Great minds think alike! LOL

Valerie said...

Homemade gifts...good lord, woman...you put me to shame! I am going to attempt to make the gift jars this year (albeit, closer to December than July LOL) as Mary Catherine loves to be a big girl and help momma out in the kitchen! Through in my new love for digital designing and I think I can actually be holiday crafty this year!

Hope all is going well for you! Does hubby's new job mean relocation? If so we MUST get together before you leave. Please say you are not leaving...although the internet is sort of like being front porch neighbors!

By the way...love Sylas & Maddys for ice cream. Guess what, an adorable 1st grade teacher that I taught with was the daughter of the OWNERS (Olathe Distict schools)! Guess what we had for staff meeting treats when it was 1st Grades turn to provide treats? Yup, you guess right. Heavnly.

Hope all is going well. I haven't been around too much lately, but getting back into the swing of things!

Take care,
Valerie

Domestic Designer said...

I am as nutty as they come! I have lots and lots of great ideas....and a few of them come into being. I too have been thinking about Christmas and have got to get started...SOON! :-) Love your patterns! Have a great day and enjoy your crafting!

Hattie said...

HI, NANCY, I'M YOUR ACORN (NUTTY) FRIEND IN TN.
I WAS WONDERING IF THOSE PRAIRIE SCHOOLER DESIGNS AND BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED THRU MAIL FROM SOMEWHERE? LOVE THE DESIGNS AND NEED TO GET STARTED ON SOMETHING FOR FALL, ALSO.
HATTIE

Martha said...

A gift from the hands and a gift from the heart are the best gifts one can give.

Hattie said...

NANCY, I ASK ABOUT THE PRAIRIE PATTERNS AND THEN FORGOT TO GIVE YOU MY EMAIL. (TOLD YOU I'M NUTTY!) EMAIL...tligon1@bellsouth.net
HATTIE

BECKY said...

Hey Nancy, No it's just you!!! Are you kidding me?? I am diligently working on finishing up several projects. Oh how I'd love to start a new counted cross stitch!! I LOVE the Autumn sampler!!

This year I think I am going to be gifting food baskets for Christmas. Homemade food. We'll see. Crafts would be easier because I could start earlier.

Have a great week!! I miss ya when you're not around for a couple of days!!
HUGS,
Becky

Elizabeth said...

That sampler is adorable. I do other type of embroidery, and I could never figure out how cross stitch works. When I was living in France a few years back, they had the most gorgeous patterns for cross stitch, on regular weave fabrics. I could never figure out how you could get everything straight.
You are pretty good about getting a good start on Christmas, I always have these grand ideas of what I want to do, then get super lazy in the summer and think that I can start in October. Last Christmas, I actually got every thing I wanted done,and I started after Thanksgiving! Mind you I didn't try to do super human cool things, just some simple embroidered tea towels with homemade aprons to go with them. This year I think will be better.

P.s. I'm going to post the recipe for the muffins on the comment section of the post if you want it. Thanks for stopping by

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh, I know what you mean...I am thinking Halloween...not quite Christmas yet...haha Love the new patterns!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

koralee said...

Good for you...Homemade is the best!!! I try to make a lot of the gifts i give...once upon a time i did beautiful cross-stiching and hand work but just have not had time lately...you inspired me... so may have to start up again!!!I am a teacher and get all summer off so thats when i find the time...love your blog!!

Carol J. said...

nancy...i looooove cross stitch and would do it all the time if time permitted. :) these are very sweet patterns. i also can't wait for the summer off and time spent at home.

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Nancy gosh i can't even begin to thank about holidays. It is so wonderful to be able to have the time to do all those creative gifts.You have a very beautiful blog. I love your header. Always fun to meet new friends.stop by for a visit.
Vikki

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Nancy,

Well, you can include me in as one of your nutty friends. I have always made Christmas gifts and now everyone looks forward to receiving one. I too have already been thinking of what to make. Right now I have been working on baby gifts.. Prairie Schooler looks like a great designer I will check them out.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth