Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snow Garden

Despite having And They Sinned as a major project to work on this year, I have decided that BBD's Anniversaries of the Heart has become a must stitch right now.

I spent the last couple of days starting it off, and tonight I finished the first block, Snow Garden, while DH watched Ender's Game.  It is so delicate!  I am using Lakeside Linens 40 ct Pearled Barley, which is much browner than the same linen was when I stitched Houses of Hawk Run Hollow.  No problem, like this shift in color.

Since I am from a very small family that is also fractured and made even smaller, I will need to really think about each block and how to dedicate it.  This first block has my sister's "pertinents and such" on it, as she has a winter birthday in January.  She has the same initials as the model on the cover of the chart ;-)  She is single with no children, so I added our parents' first initials within the design for her.

I am sure many of my friends, including stitching friends, will soon make their way onto other blocks in this sampler.  Sometimes we have to make our own families.

Now, if I could just find my GAST Picnic Basket I would be all set to do the second block....

So snowy here in NH.... really hope you have better weather than we do.  More on the way for us.  Enough already. 

10 comments:

Erin said...

That's lovely, Carol. I've considered starting this series a couple times, but I just can't commit. I think the January square would be for my parents - they were married in January - but then my sister was married in January as well....and my grandmother just turned 100 this past January...so I'm tied in knots just on the first square! LOL

Rowyn said...

Snow Garden is so pretty. I look forward to your future posts in this series. Do you have all the charts? I have Farm House which you can have if you would like it.

It sounds like our family situations are quite similar. It is something I wish was different about my life.

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching , love the disign .
Hope your weather gets better hugs.

Anonymous said...

I have Anniv Of The Heart completed except for the personalization of each block. I can't make my mind up on some of them. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Kay said...

Snow garden is beautiful!!!! Beautifully stitched!

Andrea said...

A beautiful start. Hope your weather improves.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Hilda said...

Dear Carol,
I just found my way to your blog via Vaidas site and had to stop and read, when I recognized that you started stitching the Anniversary of Hearts.
The charts are waiting in my stash to be stitched too and I am so happy to find somebody that started with it now, to watch this big project grow.
Your first blog looks amazing. The linen you have chosen seems to be perfect for the threads - they turn out beautifully.
I wish you so much fun for this project.

Hilda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I need to get back to these as well, and have the same situation with dedications. Are yours all on one piece?

Hazel said...

Sorry this is a late reply. Just been catching up. I have this one kitted up to do and I have similar family issues especially since my sister no longer speaks to me �� but I love your idea of putting stitching friends on it. What an awesome idea. You know I was browsing through all my cards from exchanges the other day and it made me cry! Stitching is so sentimental. I think it's time to blog again. Xx