Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still Winter

I finished my Holly Vine table runner designed by Maggie Bonanomi.

I told myself that as soon as I finished this I would devote all of my crafting time to Valentine's Day and then move on to Spring projects.
That was my intention until this arrived in the mail box...

O my goodness gracious! This pattern spoke to my heart immediately! My favorite song this winter has been Frank Sinatra's version of this song.

And the blackwork inspired bands ~Wow~!

I love how Beth Twist includes information on her inspiration in her patterns. You can find her Heartstring Samplery patterns here and her sweet blog and freebie patterns here.

(photo included with permission from Beth Twist.)

Here is a better photo so you can see what inspired me so...
I'll work on Valentine creations for a TDIPT update and an Etsy update this weekend. But then I'll be going back to winter and stitching on this lovely piece.

I'm thinking of setting up a playlist of all my favorite wintery songs to keep me company as I stitch...

Thanks Beth for inspiring me so!

Blessings, Patti
p.s. I've started my *Snow Day* playlist of wintery (not Christmas) songs:
  1. I've Got my Love to Keep Me Warm
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. Let It Snow
  4. Sleigh Ride
  5. Baby It's Cold Outside

Can you think of any others that I'm missing??

Believe it or not, I found that I have 33 versions of these 5 songs! Oh my!


Amy said...

Your table runner is superb. I just love it.

I saw that sampler also. It is on my wishlist. Make sure you post pics of your progress.

Have a blessed day.

bayrayschild said...

Patti, that table runner is awesome just like you!

Hugs, Audrey

Berit said...

Ooh; how good it looks! I love your runner, and I was also wishful since seeing this new pattern! I think it *could* be a valentine's pattern: It has read hearts, after all. ;)

Nancy said...

Your table runner is amazing! Don't you love the vine design, and your work is just stunning.

Beth's new pattern spoke to me too! I love her designs, and have a few that want to be stitched.

Dora said...

I just received Beth's new design in the mail. It spoke to me, too!
I will be stitching this on the Straw linen. Post some progress pics as you stitch it.

Mindy said...

I love your holly vine runner! I am a big Maggie fan and I enjoy making a lot of her patterns! I enjoy your blog!

Denise said...

The table runner is gorgeous! Holly is one of my favorites.
Stay warm...

corinna said...

the runner is grand
love it
and have fun stitching the sinatra sampler ;0)

Nic said...

Hi Patti

Can you let me have your email address for the January biscornu chart, please?

You can email me at nic(dot)wray(at)gmail(dot)com


PS Your table runner is stunning!

Tina said...

Wow, love the sampler and the runner is to die for!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...the table runner is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job with it.


staci said...

Really beautiful table runner! The red and green really pop off the black background. I'm sure you love seeing this one your table!

Anonymous said...

Oh Patti! LOVE your runner! I can certainly understand what called you to Beth's new's lovely!